SHELBY, UTICA, MACOMB: No Foul Play Suspected in Shelby Man’s Death



DECEASED MAN FOUND WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. Shelby Township police officers responded to call regarding a possible deceased person in the area of Hixson and Auburn roads. Upon arrival, officers found a man in his late 50s who they say had been deceased long enough that no medical aid could be administered.

His body was found in a gravel pit along Hixson road, a connecting road between Auburn and Durham that runs parallel to Dequindre; a back road near several industrial sites where people will often go to take a walk or fish, even though it is not permitted. Police said in a statement that there were no signs of trauma and nothing suspicious in the area to suggest foul play. The case remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call the Shelby Township police department at 586-731-2121.

TRAFFIC FATALITY AT 25 & MOUND. On Sunday, Feb. 5, at about 2 p.m., Shelby Township police and fire responded to a one car serious crash on Mound Road north of 25 Mile. Two females, both ages 16, sustained injuries and were transported to Troy Beaumont. The next day, one of those young girls passed away.

While there are plenty of questions left to be answered, a family, a school, and a community is in mourning. Police say this is an ongoing accident investigation, and anyone who may have witnessed the incident is encouraged to call the Traffic Safety Bureau.

“If you have ever lost a loved one, then you know exactly how it feels. And if you have not, then you cannot possibly imagine it.” ― Lemony Snicket, The Bad Beginning

WE LIVE HERE NOW! Police received a call about suspicious activity inside what the caller assumed to be a vacant home. A group of younger kids could be seen inside the home, with six cars parked on the street and none in the driveway. Police checked and found that the home is in fact not vacant. A family moved in approximately six weeks ago and their kids were having some friends over.

TRUCK PARKED IN CHURCH LOT, NOT A CRIME. The caller notified police that a suspicious truck was parked in a church parking lot. The large truck was parked behind the church, under a light and the license plate came back clear. The caller did not wish to talk to police at the scene. Since the church property is not registered for a trespass ordinance, there was nothing criminal about the matter at the time.

OFFICERS KNOW THE SIGNS. An officer on patrol noted an Audi A4 make an extremely wide turn at excessive speed on to eastbound M59. The Audi is a company vehicle registered to a local company. Officer followed the Audi traveling between 80-90 mph and drifting between right and center lanes. Audi continued at high speed then suddenly slowed down to 65 m.p.h. where officer then initiated a traffic stop. Approaching the driver’s window, the officer detected a strong odor of freshly sprayed cologne or air freshener.

He asked the driver with an Illinois license where he was going, he indicated home which was in Auburn Hills, the other direction. He stated he was coming from a “social event.” when asked how much he had to drink, he replied “Two drinks. Socializing. Socializing.” The driver would not consent to a PBT test. A LEIN check indicated driver had a prior Operating While Intoxicated in Illinois in 2015. The suspect was transported to McLaren Hospital for a blood draw. The vehicle was impounded.

IS IT REALLY WORTH IT? Officer was dispatched to a Tim Horton’s coffee shop regarding a retail fraud in progress. On entering the store he noticed a white female sitting by the fireplace, reading a newspaper, drinking coffee with her feet on the table. The manager said an employee saw the woman take some coffee items off the shelf and go into the bathroom, exiting without the items and going to her car. She then came back in the store, ordered a coffee and repeated the same process, coming back in the store to drink her coffee. When the officer spoke to the woman, she indicated she was going to pay for the items but had to check her credit card to see if she had the money.

Officer took the suspect to her car where she had two boxes of single serve Decaf K-Cups and 1 lb. bag of decaf coffee. Officer asked the suspect to check her purse, where he found two more boxes of Decaf K-Cups and another 1lb bag of decaf coffee. The suspect was transported to the substation to be fingerprinted. She was instructed never to return to that Tim Horton’s again or be ticketed for trespassing. The total value of items stolen, $57.94.

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