Public Safety and Crime

East Lansing Drinking Water Passes Key Safety Test

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Recent testing for a type of chemical believed to be dangerous showed no detectable levels in the drinking water provided to East Lansing and Meridian Township. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

MSU Impounds at Least 70 Bird Scooters

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Last week ELi was tipped off by a reader that there were 30 Bird scooters located next to the MSU Police Department. That number grew, but as of this morning all the impounded scooters appear to be gone. ELi's Jessy Gregg has the story.

Police Chief Corrects Info about EL Home Invasions

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Last night, East Lansing Police Chief told the Council of Neighborhood Presidents some of what residents need to know about crime in East Lansing. He also took neighborhood leaders' questions and special requests. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

 

Fire Prevention Code Not Being Followed in East Lansing

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Further investigation by ELi finds the City Manager has misrepresented the City’s code on fire safety, and the Fire Marshal isn't following the City's code. Now the City is demanding $1200 before it will release any fire review documentation on Center City.

FEMA Gives East Lansing Funding for Firefighting Equipment

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

FEMA has awarded $220K to ELFD for the purchase of firefighting breathing apparatus. The news was announced by U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, who represent Michigan. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

Fire Marshal Review Missing on Center City Project

Thursday, August 30, 2018

ELFD tells ELi there has been no Fire Marshal review of plans for the 12-story building now under construction on Grand River Avenue. It appears plans for the rest of the $132 million Center City District redevelopment project have also never undergone Fire Marshal review.

Street Parking May Change In Large Swaths of East Lansing

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The City of East Lansing may significantly alter parking rules, particularly in campus-adjacent neighborhoods. Safe passage of emergency vehicles is the number-one concern, but the plan may not make everyone happy. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

ELPD Responds to Shots Fired in Grove Street Garage

Monday, August 20, 2018

The ELPD is investigating shots fired in the Grove Street ramp over the weekend. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports on the state of that investigation, and on what ELPD is doing to address downtown safety in general.

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