Friday, August 14, 2015

Meridian Township Police Announce Citizens’ Academy



The Meridian Township Police Department has scheduled the 17th Annual Citizens’ Academy for residents, community members, and business people of Meridian and Williamstown Townships.  Participants will meet every Thursday evening (6:30 – 9:30 pm) from September 10 through November 5, 2015, at the Meridian Township Public Safety Building.  Lectures and active participation will give attendees the opportunity to gain knowledge about the criminal justice system and the Department’s role in the community.

Some of the covered topics include:
·               Uniform patrol functions
·               Criminal investigations and CSI
·               Arrest law and Use of Force
·               Traffic and OWI (Operating while Intoxicated)
·               Accident investigations
·               Narcotics
·               Community Policing and Code Enforcement
·               Criminal Law and the Michigan Court System
·               K9 presentation


The program is free.  Past participants have given overwhelming support for the Academy and found it valuable for gaining a better understanding of the importance of Police Officers in the community. If you have questions or wish to enroll in the Academy, please contact Sergeant Scott Dawson at 517.853.4800 or policeacademy@meridian.mi.us.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Update - Armed Robbery – Suspect Arraigned

Armed Robbery suspect, James Oliver Bielecki, age 52, was arraigned today in 55th District Court today and held without bond on the following charges: one count of armed robbery, two counts of unlawful imprisonment, one count of unlawful imprisonment attempted and habitual offender second.  Bielecki is scheduled for a Preliminary Examination on August 20, by Judge Boyd.

This incident remains under investigation.  Anyone who has information regarding this case is asked to contact the Meridian Township Police Department at 517.853.4800, Crime Stoppers at 517.483.STOP, or submit an anonymous tip through the Department’s social media sites.