Public Safety and Crime

What’s Next with the Scooters?

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

City leaders assumed Bird and Lime scooters would be removed during the winter months, but they're still here. Find out what's happening with scooters on both sides of Grand River, and what (might be) next from ELi's Jessy Gregg.

Michigan House Passes Bill to Allow Local Court Consolidation

Sunday, December 9, 2018

As the lame duck state legislature moves on court consolidation for Ingham County, including East Lansing's 54B District Court, controversy persists. What's happening, and what are the goals and the points of disagreement? ELi's Chris Root reports.

Do These City Workers Have a Pipe Dream?

Sunday, December 2, 2018

City workers need homeowners' help for a major local public health project, one now required by the State. Do you own a house in East Lansing? ELi's Jessy Gregg explains what you should do and know.

Deputy Police Chief Speaks to Recent Shootings in East Lansing

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

With three recently reported gun-related incidents, plus one at Hiddentree that didn't make the news, some think violence is on the rise in East Lansing. ELi's Jessy Gregg talked to Deputy Police Chief Steve Gonzalez to get some answers.

Fake Abduction Story Circulates Around East Lansing

Friday, November 16, 2018

A fake story of young women being abducted near MSU by “six Arabic men” is circulating around town. ELPD says it is not true, community leaders are calling it harmful, and a law professor spoke to ELi about the context for this kind of messaging.

Shooting Victim in Surgery; More Details Emerge

Thursday, November 15, 2018

ELi's Alice Dreger has obtained more information from the East lansing Police Department on the non-fatal shooting that took place early this morning at the Stonehedge Apartments.

Man Shot Near Lake Lansing Meijer Following Apartment Invasion

Thursday, November 15, 2018

According to ELPD, “suspects forced their way into an apartment where an altercation occurred" and a shot was fired. Police found a man with a gunshot wound and are now looking for the suspects. ELi brings you the information made available so far.

Judges Plead with Council Not to Consolidate East Lansing Court

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Judges Andrea Larkin and Richard Ball, 54B District Court staff, and several opioid addiction survivors are pleading with Council not to consolidate 54B District Court with other local courts. Why? ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

Suspect Arraigned and Charged in East Lansing Homicide

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Following arraignment proceedings yesterday, the East Lansing Police Department released the name of the suspect in the October 12 murder of an MSU student at an East Lansing apartment complex.

Shot Fired at House Party Saturday Morning

Monday, October 29, 2018

East Lansing Police Detectives continue to investigate the discharge of a gun at a party on M.A.C. early Saturday morning. ELi's Ann Nichols has the latest.

Dangerous Trees in East Lansing?

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Following an accident in Dewitt Township earlier this month, in which a 32-year-old man was killed when a tree fell on his car, ELi received a question from a reader wondering about a tree on Abbot Road which is growing at a dramatic angle. Jessy Gregg has the answer (and more.)

EL Police and Fire Officers Congratulated on Promotions

Monday, October 22, 2018

This past week, East Lansing leaders congratulated Chad Connelly for promotion to Police Captain, Mark Koonter to Fire Captain, and Pat Greathouse to Fire Lieutenant. ELPD Chief Larry Sparkes and ELFD Chief Randy Talifarro presented the newly-promoted officers at City Council.

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