Getting guns off the street to make local neighborhoods safer is the goal of the “Groceries for Guns” event taking place on Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The weapons surrender program, at the New St. Paul Tabernacle Church of God in Christ in Detroit, will allow those interested in surrendering any type of unloaded gun to do so with no questions asked. In exchange, individuals will receive a $50 gift card to Meijer for each gun turned in.
It was sink or swim Thursday at tryouts for the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team.
Eight men who work for the Sheriff’s Office signed up for two open spots on the 10-person division. The candidates wanted the chance to help the unit search for possible drowning victims, crime scene evidence or other Sheriff’s Office underwater business in Wayne County.
Deputies from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office will take to the water Thursday (April 25) in Brownstown Township as they try out for two openings on the 10-member Sheriff’s Dive Team.
The applicants will be tested on their swimming ability, comfort level in water and related skills.
Sgt. Mike Wasil, head of the Dive Team, will conduct the tryouts at the Brownstown Middle School pool.
A Dearborn man with an alleged habit of writing bad checks was charged with six felony counts today following a month-long investigation by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.
Edwin Verdung, 26, was charged with three counts of larceny by false pretenses; two counts of writing a check with non-sufficient funds and one count of writing a check having no account.
Quick action by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, DTE Energy and a business energy consumer in Southwest Detroit has led to the arrest and charges for a career criminal.
Carlos Ellis, 55, of Inkster was charged Saturday with five felonies and a misdemeanor after he allegedly masqueraded as a DTE Energy employee and attempted to scam a local business owner. Ellis could face life imprisonment as a habitual offender.
Two Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies have received the prestigious U.S. Presidential Volunteer Service Award for their work with youth in the Downriver Detroit Cadet program.
Deputies Chris Kowalske and Rick Meredith received their awards Monday night from the Wyandotte City Council.
In the Detroit Pistons first “Battle of the Badges” at the Palace, a team featuring members of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) took home the championship by defeating a squad featuring Detroit firefighters, 26-22.
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office honored seven graduates of New Officer Entry School during graduation ceremonies today at the Wayne County Community College District Downtown Campus.
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office joined Detroit leaders, law enforcement agencies and the community today at the Northwest Activities Center in Detroit to support a new public safety initiative, Detroit One.
Detroit One is designed to reduce crime in the city through a coordinated effort among local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and neighborhood groups.