SHELBY, UTICA, MACOMB POLICE PATROL: Alcohol and Accidents on Memorial Day Weekend


Shelby-Utica-Macomb Gazette

SEVERE MOTORCYCLE CRASH IN SHELBY. On May 26 at approximately 11 p.m., the Shelby Township Police and Fire Departments responded to a reported serious injury accident on Ryan Road north of Hamlin Road. A 2008 Harley Davidson Motorcycle, driven by a 52-year-old male from Shelby Township, was traveling southbound on Ryan Road when it collided with a gray 2018 Jeep Cherokee which was also traveling southbound. The driver of the Jeep, a 66-year-old female out of Shelby Township, complained of minor injuries and refused transportation to the hospital by the fire department. The male half was transported to Troy Beaumont Hospital for 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 Stansbury at the Shelby Township Police Department at (586)731-2121 ext. 482.

ALCOHOL THIEF REALLY STOCKED UP. On May 22 at approximately 11:15 a.m., a man stole $600 worth of alcohol from a business on 26 Mile Rd in Macomb Township. The white male is described as 50-55 years old, approximately 6 feet tall, wearing a white ball cap, a dark blue or black short sleeve shirt, tan khaki-type pants, white tennis shoes, and possible polarizing eyeglasses. The male left the business as the passenger in an older mid-size light blue or gray SUV. If you can identify the man or have any information on this incident, contact Detective Edringer at 586-307-9363.

MACOMB TWP MAN REACHES OVER REGISTER TO STEAL CASH. On May 28 at approximately 3:30 p.m., a man robbed a business on 21 Mile Rd in Macomb Township. Luckily nobody was hurt, however, Macomb Sheriff’s would still like to speak with him. He is described as a white male in his 50’s with gray hair. If you can identify this man or have any additional information on this incident, contact Detective Fraser at 586-307-9435.

SOFTBALL COACH CHARGED WITH ACCOSTING A MINOR. On May 12, Macomb County Sheriff’s deputies took a report regarding inappropriate sexual messages being sent from a male coach to a female player. It was reported the 15-year-old female played softball and was part of a team group chat on a social messaging application. The male coach, Jared Harris, 23 of Fraser, was the female’s softball coach and was also part of the social messaging group. Harris began private messaging the female approximately one month ago making sexual comments and sending photographs of himself. Macomb County Detectives investigated this information which included searches of several social media accounts. The case was forwarded to the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office and a warrant was issued for Harris; one count of Accosting a Child for Immoral Purposes (4-year felony) and one count of Using a Computer to Commit a Crime (10-year felony). Harris was removed from coaching at the Anchor Bay High School where he coached JV Softball at the beginning of this investigation. Harris was arraigned and was given a $100,000 bond (10%) with conditions. Harris is scheduled to be back in court on June 11 for a probable cause conference.

SCAM ALERT – Remember that the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office will not call you and demand money or gift cards over the phone for any reason. Recently, MCSO has taken reports of scams where victims are receiving phones calls from persons identifying themselves as employees of the Sheriff’s Office. These persons are demanding money and/or gifts cards from the victim, usually to take care of some type of “warrant.” Any monies accepted towards any type of warrant will only be accepted in person at the Macomb County Jail. If you receive a call and you are unsure, you should physically come to the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office and inquire about the information.

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