Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Wayne County Sheriff's officers find three victims in month-long investigation of Edwin Verdung.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, April 9
A Dearborn man allegedly engaged in check fraud activity was charged with six felony counts on April 9 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. Verdung is accused of writing bad checks for the purchase of two vehicles and rent for a building in Wayne. He also was in possession of a truck reported stolen in Minnesota, police said. During a video arraignment, Westland 18th District Judge Mark McConnell set a $100,000 cash bond. Verdung is currently being held in the Wayne County Jail. In February, the owner of Templin Auto…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Dearborn Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Two Dearborn residents were arrested on Friday for impersonating police officers, according to the Dearborn Police Department. Police received a 911 call from the border of Dearborn and Detroit, near Tireman and Wyoming, at around 2 p.m. on Friday, March 8. The caller told dispatch that two men with weapons had approached him, falsely claiming to be Wayne County sheriff’s deputies. When Dearborn police officers arrived in the area, they spoke with the caller, who explained that he was contracted to work on a home on the 8100 block of Wisconsin Street. He told police that while he was working, a dark colored Chevy Trailblazer pulled up and the driver got out and approached him. The driver, he said, was wearing a black and yellow Wayne …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Video released this week by the Bible Believers shows several members of the group being hit with various items, and some claim arrests should have been made.
A video from Dearborn's Arab International Festival is making the rounds online this week, and some are saying it's a clear sign that assault took place and went unpunished by Wayne County officers. Originally posted to YouTube by a group known as Itching Ears Ministry, the video shows raw footage taken at the festival during a protest by the Bible Believers. In the video, numerous attendees at the festival are shown shouting obscenities and throwing various items at the protesters–including water bottles, Frisbees, eggs and even milk crates. Members of the group are heard mentioning being hit by several of the items. One man even says he was hit in the head by a "piece of concrete." The Wayne County Sheriff's Department, which oversaw …
Friday, June 15, 2012
Despite a littering of thrown debris and profanity, the majority of the festival remained undisturbed as a radical Christian group made its way through the fair Friday.
For a brief moment Friday, the song "Why Can't We Be Friends?" blared over the speakers of a ride at the Arab International Festival in Dearborn; but nearby, an anti-Islamic protest made its way down Warren Avenue, drowning out the lyrics' message of friendship with the angry shouts of attendees. The incident led to two charges of disorderly conduct, according to the Wayne County Sheriff's Department. While the majority of the festival remained unscathed, the Bible Believers–a small contigent with an anti-Islam message–protested at the fair on Warren Avenue. Near them, separated by Wayne County police, a crowd of 50-100 counter-protesters contested the group's presence with words and actions. Most were teenagers, while several adult …