Old Town criminal incidents are on track to be the lowest they have been in the past five years. According to the Lansing Police Department, last year there were 165 reported incidents that occurred in Old Town. That is a 14 percent decrease in reported incidents from the previous year.
As of June this year, there have been 70. Robert Merritt, public information officer at the Lansing Police Department, said via email that these reported incidents can range from trespassing to robbery. Preuss Pets’ owners have experienced crime first-hand.
Just after the Las Vegas active shooter case, the East Lansing and Michigan State University police departments received letters making general threats against MSU sporting events. Event security has become one of the most crucial aspects school officials and both police departments are paying massive attention to.
Here are today’s headlines from the Spartan Newsroom:
Two athletes were hit by a truck and injured riding mopeds on North Shaw Lane. Four people killed and two people were injured when a gunman opened fire in Northern California. Are you ready for some ribs or some brisket? A new BBQ joint opens in Okemos. Australia legalizes same-sex marriage resulting in a huge celebration.
The city of DeWitt is a fortunate one. Not only do they have their very own police department downtown, but fall under the jurisdiction of the DeWitt Charter Township police as well. “DeWitt city is within the township, but it’s only the city limits they have their own police department and we have one as well,” said DeWitt Township officer, Trevin Bernat. “We have a wide variety of people in the community but for the most part, we are pretty well received.”
DeWitt Charter Township’s borders run north and south from Cutler Road to Sheridan Road, and east to west from Chandler Road to Airport Road. Nestled in the northeast corner of DeWitt Charter Township is the city of DeWitt itself.
Five teens facing murder chargers after throwing a rock through the windshield of a vehicle that ended up killing the driver. High speed chase ends with a crash in the woods. Floods in Michigan, water as high as 3 feet in some areas. Burger King offering the first 500 customers a free whopper if they come into the store dressed up as a clown.
The Spartan Newsroom updates the public from story lines like an update of the Vegas shooting all the way to a police dog being reunited with his home after being kidnapped. It’s not something you will want to miss.
FLINT, Mich. — Summertime is crime time. And this Michigan city is no exception. “Research shows that there is an increase in crime during the summer, as opposed to the winter. One explanation for this is the warmer weather, which brings people out of their homes and into the streets,” University of Michigan, assistant professor of criminal justice Kimberly Bender said.