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September 2015 Archives

2 people accused of fleeing in stolen car

On Sept. 29, two people in Michigan were accused of leading police on a brief car chase in a stolen vehicle. Police officers in Battle Creek say that they noticed a stolen car near I-94 and Capital Avenue SW at about 6:30 p.m. The Battle Creek Police Department believed that the car was one that had been stolen from an 84-year-old Battle Creek resident on Sept. 26.

Search for stolen classic cars uncovers chop shop in Michigan

Thefts of classic cars marred the festivities at the 2015 Woodward Dream Cruise, but Detroit police uncovered a chop shop during their search for the stolen cars. Although two of the three stolen classic cars remain to be found, police stated that they recovered at the illegal facility on Detroit's west side stolen parts from Chevrolet TrailBlazers taken from employees at a Dearborn plant.

Michigan man accused of drunk driving for 7th time

On Sept. 12, a Michigan man was reportedly taken into police custody after authorities found him driving while under the influence of alcohol. His Ford pickup truck was reportedly found after he had driven it into a ditch on the side of the road in Ray Township.

A Good Criminal Defense: Getting Your Charges Dismissed

A good criminal defense attorney contemplates getting charges dismissed. Every client wants to get their case dismissed. And it happens, just not as often as clients think or for the reason they think. Most cases are dismissed for proceudral or administrative reasons due to state law, insufficient evidence or witnesses failing to show up to Court. This does not mean the attoreny did not work very hard to obtain the dismissal, but neither does it mean that their was a "breakthrough" in the case.  

Long-serving inmate may be released

The Michigan Department of Corrections may release its longest-serving non-violent offender. A 46-year-old man nicknamed 'White Boy Rick" has been in prison since he was convicted of drug possession at the age of 17. After the man was turned down for parole three times, a judge in Wayne County Circuit Court ordered a resentencing hearing for the man's case.

Car theft report reveals most-often stolen vehicles

According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau's annual Hot Wheels report, the car that is most often stolen in Michigan is a small sized 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck. The top 10 list of frequently stolen cars in Michigan also included the full-size 2004 GMC pickup truck and the full-size 2006 Ford pickup truck. The second and third most-often stolen vehicles in Michigan are the 2004 Chevrolet Impala and the 2002 Dodge Caravan.

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