|Lenawee County, Crime Reports (2011)
|Total Violent Crime:||52|
|Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:||0|
|Total Property Crime:||369|
|Motor Vehicle Theft:||19|
|Lenawee County, Census Data
|Information About People and Demographics|
|Total population of persons residing within the County in 2010 ||99,892|
|Estimate of the County's total residency as of April 1, 2000||98,947|
|Percentage change of the total resident population as of April 1, 2000 to April 1, 2010||1%|
|Net change of residents' total population from April 1, 2000 to April 1, 2010||1,002|
|April 1, 2000 complete count of Countywide resident population||98,890|
|Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age||6,006|
|July 1, 2009 estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age||6%|
|July 1, 2009 estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age||23,142|
|July 1, 2009 estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age ||23%|
|July 1, 2009 percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older||15%|
|July 1, 2009 estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older||14,432|
|July 1, 2009 total estimate percentage of female residents||50%|
|County's white resident population recorded in 2010||92,174|
|County's black resident population recorded in 2010||2,539|
|County's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations recorded in 2010||475|
|County's Asian resident population recorded in 2010||519|
|County's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population recorded in 2010||26|
|Countywide 2010 resident population of two or more races||2,192|
|Countywide 2010 resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin||7,614|
|Non Hispanic white resident population in 2010||87,483|
|Countywide percentage of white residents in 2010||92%|
|Countywide percentage of black residents in 2010||3%|
|Countywide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents in 2010||1%|
|Countywide percentage of Asian residents in 2010||1%|
|Countywide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander in 2010||0%|
|Countywide percentage of Two or more races in 2010||2%|
|Countywide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin in 2010||8%|
|Countywide percentage of non Hispanic white in 2010||88%|
|Births and deaths occurring in Lenawee County|
|Infant death occurring within the County of persons one year of age or less in 2007||9|
|Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more from 2005 to 2009||85|
Resident Background Information
|Education and background history of Lenawee County Residents|
|Percentage of foreign born population in the County from 2005 to 2009||3%|
|Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home from 2005 to 2009||6%|
|Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher from 2005 to 2009||87%|
|Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher from 2005 to 2009||19%|
|Total number of Veterans from 2005 to 2009||8,463|
Current Housing and Real Estate Data
|Households located in Lenawee County|
|Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence between 2005-2009||25|
|Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 2009||43,157|
|Net change of housing units estimates as of April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009||3,367|
|Housing unit estimates - percent change, April 1, 2000 (base) to July 1, 2009||9%|
|Percentage of the County's housing units being occupied by owners between 2005 and 2009 ||81%|
|Median value of the County's housing units being occupied by owners between 2005 and 2009
|Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units between 2005 and 2009||12%|
|Total number of households between 2005-2009||37,792|
|Average size of households between 2005-2009||3|
Lenawee County Employment Data
|Income, earnings and payrolls of people residing within the County|
|Per capita income in the past 12 months in dollars adjusted to inflation in 2009 ||$23,082|
|2009 Countywide income of median households in Lenawee County||$46,684|
|Percentage of persons living in poverty in the year 2009||13%|
|The personal income of persons employed in 2007||$3,011|
|Per capita income of persons employed in 2007||$29,707|
|Labor force of civilian workers in 2009||48,167|
|The unemployment of the civilian labor force in 2009||7,498|
|The rate of unemployed civilian labor force in 2009 ||16|
|Employment of person relating to all industries in 2007 ||43,254|
|Net change of employment in all industries between 2000 and 2007 ||-2,462|
|People employed by the government in 2007 ||5,740|
|Earnings by persons working in all industries in 2007||1,508,523|
|Average earnings per job in all industries in 2007||34,876|
|Number of private non farm establishments in 2008 ||1,989|
|The employment of non farm pay for the period of March 12, 2008 ||25,420|
|Percentage change of private nonfarm employment for the pay period of March 12, 2008
|Total of non employer establishment in 2008 according to NAICS ||5,749|
|Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls in 2007||94,196|
People and Businesses
|Firms and companies of Lenawee County |
|Total number of firms located in the County for the year 2007||7,725|
|Total percentage of black owned private firms in 2007||0%|
|Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms in 2007||0%|
|Total percentage of Asian owned firms in 2007||0%|
|Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms in 2007 ||0%|
|Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms in 2007||0%|
|Total percentage of Women owned private firms in 2007||27%|
|Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33 in 2007 ||2,230,840|
|Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42 in 2007||451,920|
|Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers in 2007 ||944,698|
|Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers in 2007 ||9,336|
|Property value and Lenawee County territory|
|2009 totals of building permits for new private housing units in 2009 ||103|
|The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits in 2009 ||12,675|
|Adjusted 2007 acres of land in farms||348,611|
|Total expenditures by the federal government for the 2008 fiscal year||632,646|
|Per capita total expenditures by the federal government for the 2008 fiscal year||6,276|
|Size in square miles of land as of 2000||751|
|Population per square mile in the year 2010||133||
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| Man charged with child abuse for allegedly beating 2-year-old son of girlfriend|
Gabriel Isaiah Garcia, the boyfriend of the boy's mother, allegedly assaulted the boy Friday at the home they were sharing on Steer Street in Addison. The boy's 5-year-old sister, who Reynolds said was not hurt, witnessed the alleged beating.
Gabriel GarciaLenawee County Sheriff's Office
ADDISON, MI – Melanie Reynolds went to Allegiance Health Friday, April 4, and saw her 2-year-old grandson in a neck collar.
The boy was swollen and beaten, she said. His face was spotted with bruises.
'It was terrifying,' she said, struggling to check her emotions. 'It was my worst nightmare come true.'
Gabriel Isiah Garcia, the boyfriend of the boy's mother, allegedly assaulted the boy Friday at the home they were sharing on Steer Street in Addison. The boy's 5-year-old sister, who Reynolds said was not hurt, witnessed the alleged beating.
Garcia is charged with third-degree child abuse, a felony punishable by a maximum of two years in prison, and aggravated domestic violence, a misdemeanor. He was arraigned Monday in Lenawee County District Court. His bond was set at $50,000 for each count and his next court date is April 21.
'Something like this is not something normal a grown man does. It is vile, and it is not OK,' said Kimberlee Scouten of Jackson, the stepmother of the boy's father, who thought the charges should have been more serious. She called what happened to the boy 'heinous' and 'unbelievable.' It was difficult to even recognize the child, she said. 'It is really far worse than a third-degree situation.'
An effort Wednesday to reach the Lenawee County prosecutor was not successful.
Garcia is also accused of shoving Brandy Scouten, the children's mother, to the floor, attempting to hit her with a baby gate and punching her several times, Lenawee County Undersheriff Jim Anderson said.
He did not use a weapon on Scouten or the children, Anderson said.
Scouten is pregnant, Reynolds said, and spent time in the hospital.
The boy was at Allegiance Health for hours, she said. The first couple nights out of the hospital were rough, she said. 'He couldn't get comfortable to sleep, he wouldn't take any pain medication.'
She does not believe he has any lasting injuries. Results of CAT scans were positive and he is improving. 'He is doing great. It is amazing,' Reynolds said. She, the father, Devon Scouten of Jackson, and the boy's grandfather are taking care of the boy.
Devon Scouten had him Wednesday afternoon. 'He is still himself, looking better every day,' Scouten said.
Scouten was in Florida at the time his son was hurt. His grandfather called him Saturday morning and he and his girlfriend cut their trip short and returned to Michigan Sunday night.
The boy was to be with Devon Scouten's family last weekend, but he remained with his mother, and she left him and her daughter, who has a different father, with Garcia while she was at work, Devon Scouten said.
She was not there when the boy was hurt, Reynolds said.
An effort Wednesday to reach Brandy Scouten was not successful.
Devon Scouten said he had been concerned about Garcia, who he says has been violent in the past, and talked to his ex-wife, Garcia and his former father-in-law about it.
Brandy Scouten, divorced since May, has custody of the boy and Devon Scouten has scheduled visitation with his son.
Wednesday, he was clearly angry and upset.
Happening April 10 2014
- Source: http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2014/04/man_charged_with_child_abuse_f.html
| Prosecutor expects trial in case of soldier accused of murder, attempted murder near Adrian|
Prosecutor R. Burke Castleberry said he has not offered Brian James-Mabesa Gogue any plea bargain.
Brian James-Mabesa Gogue of Linthicum Heights, Md., appeared in Oct. 21 in Lenawee County District Court in Adrian for a preliminary examination. (J. Scott Park | MLIve.com)ADRIAN, MI – The Lenawee County prosecutor expects there will be a jury trial in the case of a U.S. Army soldier accused of killing a man and attempting to kill a second man.Prosecutor R. Burke Castleberry said he has not offered Brian James-Mabesa Gogue any plea bargain.Castleberry was speaking Wednesday, Jan. 29, after a scheduled pretrial hearing before Lenawee County Circuit Judge Margaret Noe.Acting on a request from Gogue's attorney, John Glaser, Noe adjourned the hearing until Feb. 19.Glaser said he still is receiving information from the prosecutor and his client was willing to waive his right to a trial within 180 days of his incarceration.“We are willing to go to trial today,” Castleberry said, but he did not protest the adjournment.Police and prosecutors allege Gogue strangled to death Joel Matthew Krutsch, 20, Oct. 5 inside a mobile home on Gady Road in Raisin Township, northeast of Adrian. Krutsch had been asphyxiated with obvious ligature marks, the Michigan State Police reported.He is accused of then attacking Scott Fernandez, who attempted to help Krutsch. Fernandez was not seriously hurt; he underwent treatment for “lacerations.”Gogue, who was on leave from the Army and allegedly had with him a semi-automatic pistol, is charged with open murder, assault with intent to murder, two counts of carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent and using a firearm to commit a felony. Open murder leaves for a jury to decide what, if any, is the appropriate degree. If convicted of first-degree murder, Gogue would serve a mandatory sentence of life in prison.He, Fernandez, Krutsch and others had gathered at the home to celebrate the 21st birthday of Gogue’s estranged wife, according to earlier reports.When asked Wednesday about motive, Castleberry declined to discuss any possibilities.The prosecutor’s office first charged Gogue in October and he earlier waived his right to a preliminary examination in district court.
Happening January 29 2014
- Source: http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2014/01/post_395.html
| Corrections officer trying to add officer to national memorial 120 years after prisoner killed him|
Reasoner, one of 32 select members of the department's state-wide Honor Guard, is trying to recognize the officer, 120 years after he became the first corrections staff member to die while doing his job.
Michigan Department of Corrections Officer Jeff Reasoner, a member of the department Honor Guard, stands outside the old state prison walls near Cooper and Ganson streets. Reasoner is trying to have George Haight's name added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. A prisoner poisoned to death Haight, a gate keeper, in 1893, and his death has gone nearly unrecognized for 120 years.Grant Hindsley | MLive.comJACKSON, MI – In 1935, a governor pardoned Robert Irving Latimer after he served about 45 years of a life sentence for killing his mother.Below a photograph of a suited Latimer, the story of his release mentions Latimer’s insistence he was innocent of matricide. It talks of the jobs Latimer had waiting for him.It says nothing of George Haight, the guard he poisoned to death en route to a successful, but brief prison escape in 1893.Latimer, who admitted to using prussic acid to render Haight “unconscious,” never was prosecuted for Haight’s death, and it seems no one remembered the 66-year-old “gate keeper” at Jackson's old state prison.The Michigan Department of Corrections lacks a record of Haight and his name does not appear in a listing of department on-duty deaths, which calls Warden T.B. Catlin and Deputy Warden Fred Menhennett the earliest fallen employees. Prisoners stabbed them to death in December 1921. The first officer to die is said to be Earl DeMarse in September 1973.Even stories of the escape seem to mention Haight only in passing and there is no known photograph of him.“All these articles, he’s just a guard killed. A blurb,” Corrections Officer Jeff Reasoner said.Even the state forgot him, Reasoner said. “I think it is a travesty.”Reasoner, one of 32 select members of the department’s statewide Honor Guard, is trying to recognize the officer, 120 years after he became the first corrections staff member to die while doing his job.He wants to see Haight’s name at last added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. ContactAnyone who knows of any possible relation to Officer George Haight or has information about Haight is encouraged to email Officer Jeff Reasoner at email@example.com.How it startedReasoner, an officer for about 15 years, made Haight his cause last summer after New Jersey Department of Corrections Major Wayne Sanderson approached Reasoner while he was in Washington with the Honor Guard during National Police Week, for which thousands of officers converge on the capital. Sanderson had come across Haight’s story as he researched line-of-duty deaths in New Jersey and posted a long blog entry about it in 2012. “I was blown away by the whole thing,” said Reasoner, an arsenal officer at the G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility in Blackman Township.He verified the officer’s employment and manner of death through documents from the county clerk’s office and attorney and auditor general reports. He collected news stories and assembled information for an application to the law enforcement officers memorial fund, which maintains the memorial.The department deputy directors recently approved the submission and the documents went to Director Daniel Heyns’ office Thursday, Nov. 21. As of Wednesday, Nov. 27, Reasoner had not yet gotten word on the decision of the director, who must sign the application for it to move forward.If the memorial receives the packet by Dec. 31 and approves the application, Haight’s name should be on the monument by its annual dedication in May, Reasoner said.Reasoner still is working to find Haight’s family members.He enlisted the assistance of the volunteer-staffed Jackson County Genealogical Society Library on Ganson Street. Chian Kuntz, one of the volunteers, was pleased to help and plugged the information she had about Haight into a computer program called “Family Tree Maker.” “I’ve been obsessed with this pretty much since Jeff contacted us,” Kuntz said. “That is what we do in genealogy, is honor our families.”Using the tree from Kuntz, Reasoner was then able to get in contact with two men he believed to be Haight’s great-great-grandsons, but there are some questions about how the men, who live far from Michigan, might be related to Haight.One of the men warmly received Reasoner’s news of Haight.“You have filled a hole in my heart and inspired me also,” Stephen Colp of Whitehorse in Canada’s Yukon Territory wrote Reasoner on Facebook.The message made all the work worthwhile, Reasoner said.Colp and his family members did not know of Haight and they felt “proud of him and saddened of how he passed,” Colp wrote, and commended Reasoner for his efforts.Kuntz is continuing to try to find other relatives and Reasoner contacted a historian in Albion who also is investigating.Locating family is not required for the memorial application, but Reasoner said he believes it is “the right thing to do.”“I told him I am so proud of him to take the initiative and do this,” Kuntz said of Reasoner’s work.She said she is trying to track the family of Haight’s wife. They came from Lenawee County, she said.“I am positive we will find something,” she said.About George HaightHaight was born in December 1826 in New York and moved with his family in 1834 to Lenawee County, where he taught at a seminary, according to his obituary, titled “The Murdered Man.”He came to Jackson in 1857 and “embarked in the lumber business.” He also worked in the grocery industry before joining the prison staff. In the early 1890s, he was appointed “night keeper in the upper guard room,” according to the obituary, which calls him a “consistent Christian” and “staunch Democrat.”He married his wife, Betsey Jane, in 1850 and had three sons and two daughters. Haight died when Latimer, allowed undue liberties by a “bamboozled” guard captain, poisoned Haight’s lunch.The captain and a prison clerk were “censured for their negligence,” according to Sanderson’s account and newspaper stories.The prison clerk had approved Latimer’s purchase of prussic acid despite the concern of a druggist who filled the order. The clerk said Latimer was to use it for “silver plating or some work of this kind,” according to news reports.On his way out of the prison, Latimer – described by reporters as skillful and bold – took keys and $25 from Haight.“Secures the key and money, unlocks the door and escapes in the darkness,” read one headline.A day later, the night of March 28, 1893, Latimer was captured near Jerome, according to newspapers.Latimer had entered a shoe store and was “at once recognized.”“He dashed out the door and notwithstanding his evident weariness led his hundreds of pursuers in a hot chase down the railroad tracks for two miles before he was brought to bay,” according to a story published March 29, 1893.“The news was at first doubted here, but the facts, as telegraphed by (the sheriff) that the man’s underwear was stamped 4578, Latimer’s convict number, provided that it was indeed the criminal whose career will long stand pre-eminent in Michigan’s annals of murderous deeds.”To one of his captors, Latimer said he intended to escape and studied the medicines he knew would act “the quickest and do the work effectively,” but he never meant to kill anyone.He also poisoned the captain with lemonade. He had secured the man’s favor by telling an invented story of buried treasure in Latimer’s former home of Rhode Island.Latimer came from a well-respected family. His parents had moved from the east coast to Michigan in the 1880s and his father, Robert F. Latimer, got involved in a paint, oil, drugs and medicine business.He went to prison in 1889 for shooting to death his mother, Mary, and was suspected of killing his father, who died mysteriously. Doctors said he exhibited signs of aconite or cocaine poisoning, according to a 2010 Citizen Patriot story about the family.Reasoner called Latimer’s eventual pardon “an ultimate slap in the face” for Haight.It is a wrong he believes can still be made right.“Integrity, excellence and service” is the Honor Guard motto, Reasoner said.“My integrity says I am going to give excellent service to this family.”
Happening December 02 2013
- Source: http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2013/12/corrections_officer_trying_to.html
| Tipton woman charged in Bay City double-stabbing bound over to Bay County Circuit Court|
A Tipton woman police say stabbed two men after Bay City's fireworks show has been bound over to Bay County Circuit Court.
View full sizeAngela PiccoliBAY CITY, MI — A Lenawee County woman police say stabbed two men after Bay City's fireworks show has been bound over to Bay County Circuit Court.Angela E. Piccoli, 28, of Tipton on Wednesday, Aug. 21, waived her right to a preliminary examination, prompting Bay County Chief District Judge Timothy J. Kelly to bind her case over to the higher court. In Circuit Court, Piccoli must face a trial or enter a guilty or no contest plea. Piccoli's next court date is pending. Police allege that Piccoli in the early morning of July 5 stabbed Robert McCray and Deontae Smith as the two men walked east on Midland Street near Linn Street. Police witnessed Piccoli run up to the men and begin swinging at them, court records show.Officers broke up the fight and noticed McCray, 29, was bleeding heavily from his right arm. They stopped Piccoli, who had a knife in her hand and a laceration on her right palm, court records show.Piccoli and a female witness told officers she had stepped out of Duso’s Bar, 604 E. Midland St., and that McCray punched her in the face, knocking her to the ground. She said an argument started inside the bar, and she pulled her knife in self-defense, court records show. She did not say to officers that she stabbed anyone, records show.Officers wrote in their report that Piccoli smelled strongly of intoxicants and seemed hysterical.Smith told officers he and McCray met up with two female friends while on Midland Street and that those friends got into a small fight with Piccoli inside Midland Street Jack’s. Later, while McCray and Smith’s friends were inside another bar, Piccoli confronted McCray, Smith said.While speaking with police, Smith noticed he also had a small puncture wound in his back near his left shoulder blade, court records show.Police interviewed McCray at McLaren-Bay Region hospital. He told them Piccoli approached him as he was standing outside River Rock Café, 614 E. Midland St., asking him where his female friends were, court records show. McCray told her to drop it and leave, he told police.“She got right up in my face and grabbed my necklace,” McCray said, according to police reports. “I had to physically peel her fingers off of me. The girl then grabbed my necklace again and ripped it right off of my neck.”A gathering crowd pushed Piccoli down, and McCray was pulled away by Smith, he said. As he was walking away, he felt a sudden pain in his right arm, he told police.Police arrested Piccoli, as well as one of McCray and Smith’s female friends, on a disorderly conduct charge.
Happening August 22 2013
- Source: http://www.mlive.com/news/bay-city/index.ssf/2013/08/tipton_woman_charged_in_bay_ci.html
| Jackson County Sheriff's Office: Deputies investigate assaults, OWI, property damage accident|
Deputies responded to 69 calls for service, conducted 41 traffic stops, and made nine arrests.
Jackson County Sheriff's Office daily report.(File photo) The Jackson County Sheriff's Office reported the following activity:Deputies responded to 69 calls for service, conducted 41 traffic stops, and made nine arrests.9:53 a.m., Sgt. Schuette and Deputy Caroffino were dispatched to Avondale for a domestic situation. 11:06 a.m., Sgt. Schuette was dispatched to Comstock for a domestic situation.1:00 p.m., Deputy Wichar was dispatched to Portage Lake Rd. for a fight between brothers. 3:10 p.m., Deputy Hiller was dispatched to S. Meridian near Jefferson for a property damage accident. 3:11 p.m., Deputy Caroffino and Wichar were dispatched to Lakeview for a domestic situation.4:38 p.m., Deputy Wichar was dispatched to Gates Rd. for a B&E. 6:15 p.m., Dep. Leighton was assigned a felony warrant pickup at the Washtenaw County Jail. 6:16 p.m., Dep. Lewis assisted Concord Police on Monroe Street with a physical domestic.6:45 p.m., Dep. Garrett was assigned a misdemeanor warrant pickup at the Ingham County Jail. 7:00 p.m., Dep. Easter conducted a traffic stop on 2nd near Franklin Street. A male was arrested on four child support warrants.7:46 p.m., Dep. Lewis was dispatched to East State Street in Hanover Township for a welfare check. 10:20 p.m., Dep. Lewis was assigned a misdemeanor warrant pickup at Lenawee County Sheriff’s Office. A male was arrested on a child support warrant.11:14 p.m., Dep. Meyers, Moore, and Garrett were dispatched to the Fairgrounds for a fight near the 4-h barns. 11:40 p.m., Dep. Meyers and Sgt Shepard were dispatched to Grove near Church Street in the Village of Parma for a suspicious vehicle. A male was arrested for OWI.12:36 a.m., Dep. Sukovich conducted a traffic stop on Francis near Walcott Street in Summit Township. A male was arrested for OWI and a female passenger was cited for open intoxicants.1:46 a.m., Dep. Lewis conducted a field contact on Michigan near Chapel Road in Sandstone Township. A male was arrested for Minor in Possession.
Happening August 08 2013
- Source: http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2013/08/jackson_county_sheriffs_office_423.html
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