Saturday, September 8, 2018




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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The person pictured below is wanted for questioning in an incident involving the theft of a vehicle from a local fitness club.  




If you recognize this person, please contact Officer Austin Dietz at (517) 853-4800, by email at dietz@meridian.mi.us , or submit an anonymous tip using the link to the right of this page.

Monday, August 6, 2018

What do you do after you’ve used force to protect yourself?




There are many law abiding citizens who have a firearm in their home for the defense of their family and they train the people they care about in how to use the firearm safely, and how to store it safely, but have you gone over with your family on what to do if you have to use it to defend yourself?  A recent story in Colorado (http://a.msn.com/01/en-us/BBLo7GQ?ocid=sesparked a discussion about this matter and if you’re honest I’m betting that most people haven’t thought as much about what to do in the aftermath of a defensive shooting as they should. Dealing with the aftermath of such an unfortunate situation should be a critical part of your personal defense plan. To fail to consider it can place you in a good deal of legal and physical danger.

Once the shooting is over, you should put your gun away and call 9-1-1 immediately. When you call 9-1-1, you should give your name and description, location and a very brief overview of what has just occurred ("A man tried to rob me with a gun and I had to shoot him"). You should ask that an ambulance and law enforcement be dispatched right away.
If it is safe to do so holster, or put your gun on the ground. Police officers cannot tell the good guys from the bad guys by simply looking at you. If they see a gun in your hand, they must assume that you represent a threat to them. Also understand that in the aftermath of a shooting you may experience auditory exclusion (you might not be able to hear the commands given to you by police), so by not having a gun in your hand when the police arrive you won’t accidentally point a gun at the police because you didn’t hear the noise of their approach.
Keep in mind that the police don't know what has happened and don't know the people involved, so don't be surprised if you are ordered to lie face-down on the ground. If that happens, you will more than likely be handcuffed as well. This doesn't mean that anyone automatically thinks that you are guilty. What it means is that the police officers are going to make sure that the trouble is over, and that no one else is going to get hurt.
We understand this is a very simple, short article about a very complicated situation, but we think it’s a good starting point for a discussion with your family or loved ones so that if you ever find yourself in this situation you’ll have an idea of what to do. 

To review:

Call 911. Ask that police and an ambulance be dispatched immediately. Give your name and description, location and a very brief overview of what has just occurred.

Do not leave the scene. Unless you're in danger, stay put. You may feel an overwhelming need to seek out friends or family or run away, but don't.

If it is safe to do so holster, or put your gun on the ground.

Do not move or tamper with evidence. It's natural to want to clean up, especially if you're in your home. Don't do this. Don't touch or move anything. If there are others nearby, make sure they do the same.

(portions of this article are excerpts from After a Defensive Shooting: What to Do

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Do you recognize these people?

MTPD is asking the public for assistance in identifying the men pictured below.  They are people of interest in a recent larceny case at an area business.  They were seen fleeing the area in a gray Chrysler Pacifica with out of state plates.





                    **************Not the actual van used during the incident**************

If you can help, please contact Ofc. Linn by calling 517-853-4800, emailing her at linn@meridian.mi.us, or by using the Submit a Tip link on the right hand side of this page.  Thank you.


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Do you recognize this woman?


**********************************UPDATE***************************************

With the help of citizens who responded to this post we have been able to identify the woman depicted below.  Thank you everyone for your help.


Meridian Township Police are trying to identify the woman depicted below.  She is a person of interest in a recent larceny incident and we would like to speak to her.



If you recognize this woman, please contact Officer Erin Linn at (517) 853-4800, by email at linn@meridian.mi.us , or submit an anonymous tip using the link to the right of this page.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Help us identify these people

Meridian Township Police are seeking assistance from the community in identifying the three people in the photographs below.  They are persons of interest in several crimes.





If you know any of these people, please contact Investigator Michael Hagbom at (517) 853-4800, by email at hagbom@meridian.mi.us , or submit an anonymous tip using the link to the right of this page.


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Please help us identify this man

***UPDATE***
Through the help of a citizen, we were able to identify the subject pictured below.  Thank you very much to everyone who provided tips and shared our post.

The Meridian Township Police Department is seeking help from the public in identifying the man pictured below.  He is a person of interest in a recent larceny complaint.  He is associated with a black PT Cruiser type vehicle.



If you know who this person is please contact Det. Judy Hood at (517) 853-4800, by email at hood@meridian.mi.us , or submit an anonymous tip using the link to the right of this page.

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