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Police: Man arrested after threatening city workers on his property


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- A 48-year-old Wyoming man was arrested Monday after threatening city employees and refusing to allow them onto his property.

Around 10:15 a.m. Monday, police officers went to a home in the 3700 block of Francis to help inspectors execute a search warrant and take trash and disabled vehicles from the home's yard.

Investigators say the home owner became confrontational and threatened officials on the scene. He then went inside and refused to let city workers be on the property.

Authorities got a warrant, and after about six hours of negotiations, the man was taken into custody. He's been lodged at the Kent County jail and is awaiting charges.


Man found dead behind Wyoming store identified


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police are still waiting for toxicology reports in their investigation into the death of a man whose body was found last Wednesday behind a grocery store.

The man was found behind the ALDI store at 289 54th Street in Wyoming. Employees reported seeing a man they thought was sleeping. Responding officers discovered the man was dead, but they found no sign of foul play.

Investigators on Monday identified the man as 59-year-old Terrance Lee Purcell of Kentwood. His cause of death hasn't yet been officially determined; authorities say the case is not suspicious.


Students' sex photos could lead to child porn charges


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Wyoming police are investigating sexually-explicit photos apparently involving underage Grandville students.

Grandville police on Monday referred the case to Wyoming, since it appears the photos were taken there.

Wyoming's Captain Kim Koster told WZZM 13 investigators have several people to interview.

She said the photos, recently shared on social media, could lead to criminal charges. Anyone who took the photos could be charged with producing child pornography, while people who shared them could be charged with distributing child pornography.


Wyoming runaway, 16, may be in Missouri


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- The Wyoming Department of Public Safety is requesting help locating a missing teen.

Mycah Roberts, 16, was reported as a runaway when she did not return home from school Tuesday, September 9. Mycah's last known contact was with a friend via Facebook Messenger on Monday, September 15, when she said she was in Missouri with friends.

According to family, Mycah does not know anyone in Missouri.

Mycah is described as a black female, 5'6", 145 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Her hair is likely pulled back. Family members say she took several pairs of pants with her and a pair of black and gold ballet shoes.

Anyone with information about Mycah's whereabouts is asked to call the Wyoming Department of Public Safety at (616) 530-7300 or Silent Observer at (616) 774-2345.

Body found in Wyoming


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Wyoming Police are investigating a body found behind a business.

Wyoming Police say that an employee at Aldi's on 54th Street called police on a trespassing complaint, having seen someone sleeping behind the store. Police arrived and the 56-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say there were no signs of foul play at the scene. The man's identity is not yet being released until relatives are notified.

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.

Burglars break into Wyoming phone store


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police are searching for thieves who broke into a Wyoming cell phone store overnight.

It happened around 2:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Boost Mobile store on South Division Avenue near 39th Street.

Officers tell us someone broke through a front window, and ran out with merchandise from the store. There's no estimate yet on how much they took.

Wyoming, Grand Rapids, and other surrounding communities checked other cell phone stores overnight, looking for signs they may have hit other businesses.


Threat made against Wyoming elementary school


WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police are investigating a threatening phone message left over the weekend at West Elementary School. The threat was non-specific and detectives are working to determine its origin.

As a precaution, a Wyoming police officer was present in and around the school Monday and will continue to patrol the grounds in the near future.

Wyoming police say school safety is among the department's highest priorities and it works to provide a police presence each day at all public and private schools within the city. Last year, police conducted nearly 3,000 school safety checks.

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