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Wyoming volunteers offer patrols to protect your home

Wyoming volunteers offer patrols to protect your home

WYOMING, Mich. –  Summer is one of the top seasons for vacations and home break-ins, but Wyoming community volunteers can help.

According to the City of Wyoming, residents can request house checks by members of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).  For more information on the patrols, contact Sgt. Easterly at (616) 530-7308 or ask for Officer Mitch Veldman at the Wyoming Police Department from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wyoming Police honor citizens who stopped crimes

Wyoming Police honor citizens who stopped crimes

WYOMING, Mich.--  Six people who saved lives and made the community a better place were honored by the Wyoming Police Department this week.

The police department presented its Citizen Awards June 26.

“These awards are to acknowledge those who step forward – at great risk to themselves sometimes – to do the right thing to help their fellow citizens,” said Wyoming Police Chief James Carmody.  

This year’s recipients included Luis Alberto Araujo and Luis Arturo Araujo, who stopped a person assaulting a neighborhood child last June; Juan Cisneros who recovered a woman’s purse from a thief last February; Gary Pykerman, who rescued a drunken man from a grass fire last July; and Barbara DeCan and Leonardo Guiliano, who created a neighborhood association for Oriole Park.

Award recipients are picked by a committee of five Wyoming Police Department employees. For more information, call (616) 530-7272.

Man sentenced for selling counterfeit razorblades at Meijer Stores

A Florida man will spend 30 months in prison for trying to sell counterfeit razorblades at Meijer Stores.

As part of his punishment, 56-year-old Jeffrey Steven Telsey also faces three years of probation and must pay $400,506.17 in restitution, as well as a $25,000 fine.  

In January 2008, Homeland Security Investigations was notified that counterfeit Gillette Mach3 razor refills were being distributed through Meijer Stores.  Homeland Security began buying up the counterfeit razorblades from Telsey, who operated JCA Enterprises.  At the same time, Meijer Stores issued a company-wide recall for the counterfeit blades.

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Wyoming will combine police and fire departments

Wyoming will combine police and fire departments

Wyoming will combine its police and fire departments under a newly approved city budget.

The city council unanimously approved the plan Monday.  The budget includes reducing the public safety tax  by .25 mills, merging police and fire into a public safety department and increasing water and sewer rates by two percent.

The budget also gives the city manager a 2.1 percent pay raise, but does not guarantee any future pay increases.  It also puts the city manager on a “pay for performance” evaluation system.

The new budget takes effect July 1.


School is just starting for local MSP trooper recruits

School is just starting for local MSP trooper recruits

The school year is wrapping up for many people, but it’s just beginning for dozens prospective Michigan State Police troopers.

Sunday, May 12, 80 men and women from across the state began the 125th Trooper Recruit School.  For the next 21 weeks, MSP members and academy staff will train the recruits in firearms, water safety, defensive tactics, patrol techniques, report writing, ethics, first aid, criminal law, crime scene processing and precision driving.  Recruits who successfully complete the training will graduate October 4.

Michigan State Police selected recruits from more than 3,000 potential candidates.

Free Seminar on Home and Personal Safety Tomorrow

*Announcement from Wyoming Parks and Recreation


Wyoming Police Department Officer Jason Caster, will be conducting a safety seminar for home and personal safety on Monday March 25th, 10:00 AM at the Wyoming Senior Center at 2380 DeHoop SW in Wyoming.

 It will run less than an hour. No need to register, just show up. All ages welcome

City of Wyoming Looking For Staff With Different Skills

City of Wyoming Looking For Staff With Different Skills

As part of getting ready for the coming seasons, and also to fill some empty spaces, the City of Wyoming has several job openings right now, including in Police, Water, and Parks and Recreation. See City of Wyoming Current Job Postings Page for more information for something that might fit your skills.