Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Do you know this man?

The person pictured below is suspected of stealing a significant number of sunglasses from a store in the Meridian Mall.



This person is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5'10", weighs approximately 175 lbs, and has tattoos on both of his forearms.

If you know who this is please contact Officer Mike 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.





Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Fireworks



We receive a large number of questions about when fireworks can be used and where, so we've provided some information below that will hopefully help:

Enforcement of fireworks complaints are necessary to address the quality of life concerns of
our residents. The state law prohibits use on public property, school property, church property, and private property without the owner’s consent. State laws also prohibit sale of consumer fireworks to minors; use while under the influence; and specify criminal charges for use resulting in property damage, injury, or death.

It is important to note that Williamstown Township has one local ordinance prohibiting
fireworks in the Williamstown Township Parks. The absence of any other ordinance means
that consumer fireworks are not restricted to specific holidays nor are the hours of use
restricted. In contrast, it is a Civil Infraction to use fireworks in Meridian Township on any day
other than the day before, day of, and day after a National Holiday. It is also a civil infraction
to use consumer fireworks on specified National Holidays between the hours of 1:00 a.m.
and 8:00 a.m.

STATE LAWS (Applicable in both MERIDIAN and WILLIAMSTOWN TOWNSHIP)

28.4621 – FIREWORKS – Prohibited use of consumer fireworks on public property, school
property, church property or the property of another person without consent. (Civil Infraction)

28.4622 – FIREWORKS – Consumer fireworks sold to a minor – (Civil Infraction –
Misdemeanor for 2nd Offense)

28.4623 - FIREWORKS – Using under the influence of alcohol and/or controlled substance
(Misdemeanor)

28.4681B - FIREWORKS – Michigan Fireworks Safety Act Violations causing Property
Damage (Misdemeanor)

28.4681C – FIREWORKS – Michigan Fireworks Safety Act Violations causing Serious
Impairment of Body Function (Felony)

28.4681D – FIREWORKS – Michigan Fireworks Safety Act Violations causing Serious Death
(Felony)

WILLIAMSTOWN TOWNSHIP ORDINANCE (in addition to the State Laws)

3.12 – Fireworks Williamstown Township Parks (Civil Infraction)
No person shall possess, light, or discharge any rocket, firecracker, torpedo, squib or other
fireworks, or any substance of an explosive nature within Park property unless permitted
otherwise by Special Park Use Permit.

MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP ORDINANCES (in addition to the State Laws)

26-2 Ignition, discharge and use of low-impact fireworks (Civil Infraction)
“Low-impact” fireworks may be used any day of the year, but are prohibited between the
hours of 1:00 to 8:00 a.m. Low impact fireworks include ground and handheld sparkling
devices, as that phrase is defined under APA Standard 87-1, 3.1, 3.1.1.1 to 3.1.1.8, and 3.5.

26-3 Ignition, discharge and use of consumer fireworks (Civil Infraction)
“Consumer fireworks” may be used on the day before, day of, and day after a national
holiday, but are prohibited between the hours of 1:00 to 8:00 a.m. Consumer fireworks
devices that are designed to produce visible or audible effects by combustion, that are
required to comply with the construction, chemical composition, and labeling regulations
promulgated by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission under 16 CFR
Parts 1500 and 1507, and that are listed in APA Standard 87-1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, or 3.5.
"Consumer fireworks" does not include low-impact fireworks.

26-4 Sky lantern (Civil Infraction)
A person shall not ignite, discharge or use a sky lantern.

54-43 Fireworks – Possession in Parks (Misdemeanor)
This ordinance shall not be used until we clarify the penalty. In the meantime, issue a civil
infraction under the state law (28.4621).

22-105 Fireworks – Possession on Land Preservation Property (Civil Infraction)
No person shall fire, discharge, or have in their possession any rocket, firecracker, torpedo,
squib, or other firework or any substance of an explosive nature within land preservation
property. Any violation of this section is a municipal civil infraction punishable as provided by
this Code.

NATIONAL HOLIDAYS SPECIFIED:
The following legal public holidays:
(1) New Year's Day, January 1.
(2) Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., the third Monday in January.
(3) Washington's Birthday, the third Monday in February.
(4) Memorial Day, the last Monday in May.
(5) Independence Day, July 4.
(6) Labor Day, the first Monday in September.
(7) Columbus Day, the second Monday in October.
(8) Veteran's Day, November 11.
(9) Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday in November.
(10) Christmas Day, December 25.
(11) Any other holiday specified in 5 U.S.C. § 6103, as amended.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Do you know this woman?


Does anyone know the woman pictured above?  We recognize they aren't the best pictures but we hope someone will recognize her anyway.  This woman has been accused of fraudulently obtaining 3 cellphones for an approximate value of $2700.  This happened on June 9, 2017 at approximately 3 PM from the local AT&T store.

If you know who this is please contact Officer Chrissy Scaccia at (517) 853-4800, by email at scaccia@meridian.mi.us , or submit an anonymous tip using the link to the right of this page.

Friday, June 2, 2017



It's here! To better serve the residents of Ingham County, all jurisdictions in the county have joined together to use one platform for community messaging. It’s called the Capital Area Ingham County Alert System. Functionally it will combine both the emergency notifications previously sent through CodeRED, as well as the community news features (traffic accidents, event updates, ...etc.) from Nixle.

In addition, it lets you the user control how you want to be notified whether by phone, email, or even fax machine!

Please go to https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736727116#/signup and sign up for the new Capital Area Ingham County Alert System as soon as you can.

If you have any questions, please contact us at https://www.facebook.com/inghamhsem/ or https://www.facebook.com/LansingEM/

If you were a Nixle subscriber, your basic information will be transferred over automatically for emergency alerts but you will miss out on many of the optional communications, so go ahead and sign up for Everbridge to stay current.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Can you help us identify her?

Do you know who this woman is?  She is reportedly a part of a group that has been stealing purses and then cashing stolen checks in the area.  She is believed to be driving a white Chevrolet Malibu.  If you know who it is please contact Det. Judy Hood at (517)853-4800, by email at hood@meridian.mi.us , or you can submit a tip using the link on this page.


Friday, April 21, 2017

Wanted Suspect with a Felony Warrant

UPDATE:  Robertson is in custody.  Thank you everyone for your help.

Meridian Township Police Department has a valid felony warrant for Criminal Sexual Conduct 3rd degree for Auston Martez Robertson.  Robertson is a 19 year old black male.



If you have any information regarding Roberton's whereabouts please contact Detective Sgt. Brad Bach at 517-853-4800 or by email at bach@meridian.mi.us.  You can also submit an anonymous tip by using the link to the right of this page. 

Activity report

Our most recent activity report is available for viewing.  To see the report click the following link: Activity report.

Do you know this man?

The person pictured below is suspected of stealing a significant number of sunglasses from a store in the Meridian Mall. This person i...