(SILVERWOOD) -- Michigan State Police Troopers from the Lapeer Post are still investigating the attempted abduction of a child in Silverwood the afternoon of Tuesday, September 3. Several tips have come in, but no suspects have been named. Authorities say the 12-year old child was in his yard when the suspect approached him. The suspect then told the child he could take him to a better place and asked the child to come with him. The child ran into the house and an adult called 9-1-1. The suspect may have been driving a white full sized pickup truck. The suspect is described as a tanned white male, 30-40 years old, approximately 5'11" with an athletic build. He had short dark hair styled forward to a point, a short stubble beard with trimmed goatee, and a scar approximately 3 inches long on the right side of his neck. The child described the suspect as having a deep voice and a bigger nose. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Michigan State Police Lapeer Post at 810-664-2905.
(PORT HURON) -- Port Huron firefighters were dispatched to the 3100 Block of East Village Lane at around 10:30 a.m. Monday morning for a structure fire. Crews found heavy smoke throughout the home when they arrived, with flames coming from the kitchen area. Fire were able to extinguish the blaze and contain the fire to the kitchen before it spread. No injuries were reported. Fire Marshal Jeffrey Tucker says the fire has been ruled accidental, a result of careless cooking.
(AREA) -- Residents are invited to take part in the "Buy Nearby" campaign, sponsored by the Michigan Retailers Association, and shop locally or order online from Michigan retailers. The statewide celebration is happening Saturday, October 5. About half of every dollar spent at a Michigan store goes back into the local economy. More than 850,000 jobs depend directly on retail sales in the state. It is estimated that retail sales are responsible for 18% of Michigan's gross domestic product. Any Michigan retailer can participate in "Buy Nearby" by posting a Buy Nearby poster in their window and tying their promotions and specials to the campaign. Posters are available for download and printing from the Resources and Toolkit section of the Buy Nearby website--www.buynearbymi.com.
(AREA) -- State Representative Terry Brown (D-Pigeon) is pleased to promote a free program to stop adult advertisements from reaching e-mails, mobile phones and instant messenger ID's of registered addresses and numbers.
"With school well under way this year, I want to raise awareness of a free program offered by the State of Michigan that allows Michigan schools and families to protect their students from receiving adult-oriented messages," Brown said. "This is an extra tool for parents and schools to protect children from unwanted adult solicitations including alcohol, tobacco, gambling, drugs and/or pornography. By registering, you are prohibiting companies from marketing products and enticements that can cause harm to our children."
Registered addresses and numbers are collected on a secure database located at www.ProtectMiChild.com and can include family addresses for adults, children, and school domains. Once an e-mail address or electronic contact point such as fax number, mobile phone number or instant messenger ID has been registered, senders of adult advertisements must remove the contact point from their mailing lists within 30 days. Contact point registrations are then effective for three years and may be renewed at any time for an additional three-year period.
"I am pleased to support and promote the Child Protection Registry knowing that this free service will give parents and school administrators extra piece of mind when working to keep their kids safe online," Brown said.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan has fined two livestock dealers more than $22,000 for moving calves without required radio frequency identification tags. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development announced this week that the dealers also were fined for failure to keep adequate records and dealing in livestock without a license. In February, a dairy herd in Saginaw County was diagnosed with bovine tuberculosis and an investigation took place. State officials discovered that the farm owner sold calves without required tags to two dealers. The state says each dealer waived rights to a formal hearing and was fined about $11,000. Michigan has required tags since 2007 in an effort to battle bovine tuberculosis, a contagious bacterial disease that spreads between cattle and wild deer.
(CARSONVILLE) -- What started as the arrest of a probation absconder turned into a search and foot chase by several law enforcement agencies in Sanilac and Tuscola counties Thursday around 12:15 p.m. State Police at the Caro Post report that a trooper was set to pickup a 21-year-old Tuscola county man at a location on Main Street in Carsonville when the subject took off on foot and fled to a garage on Arthur Street locking the door behind him. While the trooper and the homeowner attempted to gain entry into the garage, the suspect exited through a side door and fled again on foot. Several other agencies responded, a perimeter was set up and an extensive search was conducted, but police were unable to locate the man. During the search, Carsonville-Port Sanilac Schools and several businesses were placed on lock down as a precaution. Around 4:15 p.m. police received a call that the man had been seen walking into an apartment on Marsh Street. Troopers responded and the suspect was taken into custody without incident. He is currently being held in the Sanilac County jail awaiting charges of resisting and obstructing, breaking and entering, and sex offender failure to register in addition the probation violation warrant.
(HELENA, MONTANA) -- A gasoline theft in southern Montana has led to the arrest of a man wanted for taking his young daughters from their legal guardian in Florida, on September 8. Officials in Citrus County, Florida said 45-year-old Edward Peters was arrested at 4:30 a.m. Thursday at a campground near Greycliff, Montana. The girls, ages 6 and 11, are doing well. Social workers and the FBI are arranging their return to Florida. Employees at a Laurel gas station reported someone filled up and drove off without paying on Wednesday afternoon. The vehicle matched the description of one stolen from a parking area at the Sanilac County Petroglyphs Historic State Park on Germania Road, where Peters' vehicle was found abandoned on Sunday. A Sweet Grass County deputy patrolling campgrounds around Prairie Dog State Park spotted the stolen vehicle and arrested Peters.
(PORT HURON) -- A 60-year old Port Huron man remains jailed following a raid at his home in the 1800 block of 11th Avenue Wednesday night. St. Clair County Sheriff's Drug Task Force Officers seized marijuana valued at $10,300, analog pills valued at $650, two vehicles, drug paraphernalia, and cash. The suspect faces charges of possession of marijuana and analog pills with intent to deliver, maintaining a drug house and habitual offender.
(AREA) -- The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development's Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program has recognized Brown Brothers Farms in Sandusky as a verified farm in the Cropping and Livestock Systems for implementing appropriate pollution prevention practices. The program assists farmers to comply with state and federal environmental regulations and with Right to Farm practices. The Sanilac Conservation District provided technical assistance.
To become MAEAP verified, farmers must complete three comprehensive steps, which include attending an educational seminar, conducting a thorough on-farm risk assessment, and developing and implementing an action plan addressing potential environmental risks. In March of 2011, Governor Rick Snyder signed Senate Bill 122 and House Bill 4212, now Public Acts 1 and 2 of 2011, to codify the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program into law.
An average of 5,000 Michigan farmers attend educational programs annually; 10,000 Michigan farms have started the verification process; and more than 1,500 farms have been verified to date.
(VERONA TOWNSHIP) -- Two people were arrested early Thursday morning after Huron Central Dispatch received a call from a citizen that could hear a woman screaming for help. Deputies from the Huron County Sheriff's Department and an officer from Bad Axe PD quickly responded to the intersection of Hellems and Sand Beach Roads in Verona Township and found a vehicle with two occupants inside. The husband and wife of 15 days had gotten into an altercation and both had several visible minor injuries. The man and woman were arrested and taken to the Huron County jail just before 3 a.m. 29-year Steven Lewis II, who's last known address was Port Hope, was arraigned on a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence and a felony larceny charge from a theft of a log splitter in Huron Township earlier this month. His bond was set at $13,500 or 10% cash. Lewis's bride, 23-year old Tiffany Glaza, who's last known address was Ubly, was arraigned on a felony charge of possession of heroin and two felony charges of breaking and entering, which occurred last February in Huron Township. Glaza's bond was set at $25,000 or 10% cash.