Public Safety and Crime

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.

Why Won't ELPD Release Name of Homicide Suspect?

Friday, October 19, 2018

Some ELi readers have expressed outrage that ELPD isn't releasing the name of a suspect in the recent murder of an MSU student. ELi's Ann Nichols talked with Deputy Chief Steve Gonzalez to find out the reason for the decision.

Stolen Sheep Returned to Woven Art

Friday, October 19, 2018

Two weeks after being stolen from her usual spot in front of Woven Art Yarn Shop, Frida the sheep was returned by an MSU student. ELi's Noa Kuszai reports on the community's support for the small shop, and the steps the owner may take to protect the familiar downtown mascot.

City Will Now Pay for Water Connection Replacements

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The City of East Lansing will now pay to replace private property owners’ lead and galvanized pipes that connect to the City’s water system. But it needs property owners to assist in figuring out which pipes need replacement. ELi's Casandra Eriksen reports.

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