MACOMB POLICE PATROL: Boozy Holiday Means Plenty Of Crashes


Shelby • Utica • Macomb • Washington Gazette

INJURY ACCIDENT INVOLVING POLICE VEHICLE – On June 28 at approximately 6 p.m., Shelby Township Police Officers were responding to a call regarding a suicidal person armed with a knife. A fully marked police vehicle with its emergency equipment activated was struck by another privately-owned vehicle in the intersection of 23 mile and Van Dyke Ave. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash. The officer was transported to the hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries. Any witnesses to the incident are asked to contact Officer S. Phelps of the Shelby Township Police Department Traffic Unit at 586-731-2121 Ext 470.

HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION – On July 5 at approximately 12:20 a.m., Macomb County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of Court and Clemens Streets in Mt. Clemens for shots fired. A large crowd of people were gathered in the area and deputies learned that two persons with gunshot wounds had been transported to the hospital. The first victim is identified as Charlie McGowan, a 24 year old male out of Clinton Township, who died as a result of his injuries. The second victim is a 26 year old female out of Clinton Township who is being treated for her injuries. Macomb County Sheriff’s Detectives continue to investigate and ask that anyone with information regarding this incident contact the Detective Bureau at 586-307- 9358.

ASSAULT WITH INTENT TO MAIM – On June 28 at approximately 9:40 p.m., Macomb County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to China 1 Restaurant in Mt. Clemens for an assault. Upon arrival, deputies located two injured persons, a male whose ear had been partially bitten off and a female with a large bump on her forehead. A female, Jade Anderson, 24 out of Mt. Clemens, was taken into custody. Anderson entered into the restaurant and began to complain about the order she had received. Anderson was making this complaint to the restaurant owners who are also the victims; husband and wife. Due to a language barrier, the victim’s son translated what Anderson was saying to his parents. Anderson pushed the son and threw her food onto the floor. Anderson began to assault the female victim and then the male stepped in to protect his wife. Anderson began assaulting the male. As Anderson was pushed out of the store, she bit the male on the ear detaching part of it. The male was transported to the hospital and the female was treated for her injuries. Anderson was lodged at the Macomb County Jail. Deputies learned that Anderson had a small child at her home unsupervised. Deputies responded to her residence and turned the unharmed child over to a responsible adult. Anderson is charged with two counts; one count of Assault With Intent to Maim (10 year felony) and one count of Assault or Assault and Battery (93 day misdemeanor). Anderson was arraigned in the 41B District Court of Clinton Township and was given a $20,000 cash surety bond.

DROWNING DEATH AT STONY CREEK – On June 30 at approximately 8 p.m., Macomb County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a call regarding two males swimming at Stony Creek that were struggling to stay above water. Macomb County Sheriff deputies, along with Metro Park Police, responded to the area of Winter Cove picnic area. One of the two males, a 20 year old male from Warren, had made it to shore safely with the assistance of a nearby boater. The second male, Rayven Elia, 20 of Sterling Heights, was located by search and rescue personnel. It is believed that Elia was underwater for approximately 15 minutes. Upon being pulled to shore, CPR was performed and he was transported to the hospital. Elia died early on June 1. It is believed that both males became tangled in some heavy vegetation while swimming which caused them to have difficulties swimming. Neither male was wearing a life jacket. This incident remains under investigation by the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office.

ROLLOVER IN SHELBY TWP – On July 4, at approximately 1:50 p.m., the Shelby Township Police and Fire Departments responded to a reported roll over serious injury accident on southbound M-53, south of 26 Mile Rd. This accident caused a temporary closure of the southbound lanes. A black 2001 Ford pickup, driven by a 39 year old male from Warren, entered the southbound ramp for M-53 and lost control of his vehicle. The driver rolled the truck down the embankment and was ejected. The driver was the sole occupant of the vehicle and transported to a local hospital with non- life threatening injuries. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the accident. The investigation into the accident is continuing. Witnesses are asked to contact Traffic Investigator Haughee at the Shelby Township Police Department at 586-731-2121 ext. 413.

Note: If you have any information on the aforementioned crimes or any other offenses, please call the Macomb County Sheriff at 586-469-5151.