Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Deputy Scott Ford - Sentenced - Emmet SD

OFFENDER: SCOTT HAROLD FORD [FORMER EMMET COUNTY SHERIFF DEPUTY]



FORMER DEPUTY SCOTT FORD [EMMET COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT]
ORIGINAL CHARGES:
Two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, three counts of obstructing justice, five felony weapon charges for committing crimes in uniform while armed with his service pistol; two counts of refusing to aid the sheriff; false certification impermissible use of personal information, unauthorized access of the LEIN computer network; and two counts of using a computer to commit a crime.



ALSO SEE:
DEPUTY SCOTT FORD, EMMET COUNTY SD [October 19, 2007]

Misuse of Sheriff Department LEIN system to stalk ex-girlfriend.
http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2009/03/deputy-scott-ford-emmet-county-sd.html



DEPUTY SCOTT FORD, EMMET COUNTY SD [Summer 2008]
Sexually assaulted a woman during traffic stops
http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2008/06/deputy-scott-ford-emmet-county-sd.html



DEPUTY SCOTT FORD, EMMET COUNTY SD [December 07, 2008]
Misconduct while on duty.
http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2008/12/deputy-scott-ford-emmet-county-sd.html



Former DEPUTY SCOTT FORD, EMMET COUNTY SD [May 05, 2010]
Violation of Probation [exposed himself in a sexual manner to female jail inmates]
http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2010/05/former-deputy-scott-ford-emmet-county.html












MDOC Number: 747123
Current Status: Probationer
Assigned Location: Emmet/Petoskey
Supervision Begin Date: 01/12/2010
Supervision Discharge Date: 01/12/2012


PROBATION SENTENCES: ACTIVE

Sentence 1
Offense: Computers - Unauthorized Access
MCL#:752.7972A
Court File#: 09-3135-FH
County: Emmet
Conviction Type: Plea
Minimum Sentence:
Maximum Sentence: 2 years 0 months
Date of Offense: 10/18/2007
Date of Sentence: 01/12/2010



SUPERVISION CONDITIONS
01 - No violations of any criminal law
02 - Not leave state without permission
02.0 - Not use/possess alcohol or intoxicants
02.1 - Alcohol testing
02.2 - Drug testing
02.6 - Use prescription drugs as prescribed
02.8 - Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment
02.9 - Substance abuse assessment
03 - Monthly reporting
03.5 - Disclose information
03.10 - Community Service
04 - Notify of change of residence
04.2 - You must not change residence w/o permission
04.5 - No contact or be 500' away from their residence
04.16 - Must obey Court Orders
04.18 - Behavior
04.19 - Association
04.20 - Not own or possess weapons
04.21 - Contact field agent
04.22 - Comply with field agent
04.23 - Allow Field Agent into your residence
04.24 - Authorize a search if Field Agent has cause
04.25 - Report any arrest or police contact
06.4 - You must make genuine efforts to find employment
08.0 - Serve jail time as described
08.2 - Pay a Crime Victim's Assessment
08.3 - Pay Supervision Fee pursuant to PA 185 of 1993
08.4 - Court Cost
08.18 - State Costs
08.19 - DNA Testing


Friday, January 8, 2010

former Firefighter Enrique Torres - Sentenced

OFFENDER: ENRIQUE TORRES [FORMER MT. MORRIS FIREFIGHTER]


MURDERED HIS WIFE, REBECCA TORRES [12/27/2007]












ORIGINAL CHARGES:
Murder; two counts of using a gun to commit a felony and assault with intent to murder.


MDOC Number: 752678
Current Status: Prisoner
Assigned Location: Charles Egeler Reception And Guidance Center
Earliest Release Date: 12/27/2039
Maximum Discharge Date: 12/27/2059
Security Level:



Sentence 1
Offense: Asslt w/Int to Commit Murder
MCL#:750.83
Court File#: 08022758-FC-A
County: Genesee
Conviction Type: Plea
Minimum Sentence: 18 years 0 months 0 days
Maximum Sentence: 40 years 0 months
Date of Offense: 12/27/2007
Date of Sentence: 01/08/2010


Sentence 2
Offense: Homicide - Murder, Second Degree
MCL#: 750.317
Court File#: 08022758-FC-A
County: Genesee
Conviction Type: Plea
Minimum Sentence: 30 years 0 months 0 days
Maximum Sentence: 50 years 0 months
Date of Offense: 12/27/2007
Date of Sentence: 01/08/2010


Sentence 3
Offense: Weapons - Felony Firearms
MCL#: 750.227BA
Court File#: 08022758-FC-A
County: Genesee
Conviction Type: Plea
Minimum Sentence: 2 years 0 months 0 days
Maximum Sentence: 2 years 0 months
Date of Offense: 12/27/2007
Date of Sentence: 01/08/2010



Sentence 4
Offense: Weapons - Felony Firearms
Minimum Sentence: 2 years 0 months 0 days
MCL#: 750.227BA
Maximum Sentence: 2 years 0 months
Court File#: 08022758-FC-A
Date of Offense: 12/27/2007
County: Genesee
Date of Sentence: 01/08/2010
Conviction Type: Plea

Friday, January 1, 2010

Judge Lynda Tolen - Berrien County [retired]



Also See: Arrested for domestic violence
http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2011/12/judge-lynda-tolen-berrien-county-retired.html



Retired Berrien County Judge Lynda Tolen:

2010: Arrested and charged for drunk driving. Placed on probation.

2010: Arrested for a second drunk driving charge while on probation for first DUI. Setenced to 20 days in jail.

November 30, 2010: State of Michigan suspended Tolen's license to practice law for 180 days [due to her DUI convictions].

December 22, 2011: Arrested for domestic violence.

         


Former judge in front of bench again
Lynda Tolen arraigned on domestic violence charge
Posted: Friday, December 30, 2011 12:00 am
Herald Palladium
http://www.heraldpalladium.com/localnews/former-judge-in-front-of-bench-again/article_4aa0a047-5eb1-5bac-b81c-aa597392e046.html

ST. JOSEPH - Retired Berrien County Trial Court Judge Lynda Tolen, who has faced drunk driving charges in the past, was back in court this week on charges of domestic violence.

Tolen, 60, of Stevensville, who retired in 2008 after 21 years as a judge, was arraigned Tuesday on the misdemeanor charge, according to a report from WNDU-TV.

The complaint, which Chief Assistant Prosecutor Michael Sepic showed to The Herald-Palladium, stated that Tolen had assaulted a woman named Lisa Brasseur.

The complaint lists Brasseur as a resident or former resident of the same household as Tolen.

Tolen was arrested Dec. 22 and released the next day on a $1,500 bond. On conviction, the charge carries a sentence of up to 93 days in jail and/or a $500,000 fine.

In 2010, while she was on probation for impaired driving in Leelanau County, Tolen was arrested in St. Joseph for drinking and driving.

Police reported she had a blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit.

That case was moved to St. Joseph County, and Tolen served 20 days in jail after being convicted on the charge.

Sepic told WNDU-TV that he has petitioned the state attorney general's office to disqualify his office from the most recent case because of Tolen's previous position with the court.

Officer Wedad Elhage - Detroit PD

SERGEANT WEDAD ELHAGE. 2010: MISUSE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT INFORMATION NETWORK & STALKING CHARGES.

SEE ALSO:
JULY 13, 2005: SERGEANT ELHAGE CHARGED WITH DISORDERLY CONDUCT.
http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2005/07/sergeant-wedad-elhage-detroit-pd.html

DECEMBER 2010: SERGEANT ELHAGE CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED STALKING

http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2010/12/sergeant-wedad-elhage-detroit-pd.html






February 25, 2011
BY: Gina Damron
Source: freep.com
http://www.bikernews.net/index.cfm/d/news/p/read/newsid/24091

Michigan - An assistant Wayne County prosecutor whose ex-girlfriend -- a Detroit police officer -- is accused of stalking her is expected to testify in Wayne County Circuit Court today.

Wedad Elhage, who has served more than 20 years in the Detroit Police Department, is accused of following Shelley Drain to work, watching her at her house and harassing Drain's boyfriend. Elhage is charged with aggravated stalking, a felony that carries up to five years in prison.

The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office is not handling the case; a special prosecutor was appointed by the state Attorney General's Office. Keith Strange, Drain's boyfriend, testified Wednesday that he has received numerous phone calls and sexually explicit text messages from Elhage, including some about his teenage daughters.

Strange testified Elhage, 46, obtained his business cell phone number from his ex-wife. He said Elhage called pretending to be a customer.

Last year, Elhage pleaded guilty to misusing the Law Enforcement Information Network in a stalking case involving Drain. Elhage's attorney, Charles Busse, said stalking charges were dropped in that case as part of a plea agreement.

At that point, he said, Elhage, who had lived with Drain for seven years, was placed on probation.

He said she violated terms of that probation by contacting Drain and was then placed on a tether. Elhage eventually had the tether removed, and was again accused of having contact with Drain, which led to the current aggravated stalking charge.Elhage was spotted during police surveillance on multiple occasions driving past Drain's home in Plymouth Township or watching it from a distance, several officers testified Wednesday.

Strange testified that during a conversation with Elhage, he lied to entice her to violate her probation again, telling her he and Drain had broken up and Drain wanted her to call her, which Elhage did. "She needed to be stopped," Strange said.

Busse said that after that contact, a Wayne County Circuit judge revoked Elhage's bond and she has been in jail since early December. He said she wouldn't have called Drain if she wasn't asked to.

Elhage is on unpaid leave and has submitted her documents for retirement.






Assistant prosecutor says her ex, a cop, stalked her
by Gina Damron
Feb. 25, 2011 11:31 AM
Detroit Free Press
http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2011/02/25/20110225detroit-prosecutor-stalked.html

DETROIT - An assistant Wayne County prosecutor testified in court that she feared her ex-girlfriend - a Detroit police officer - after she repeatedly stalked her after their relationship ended.

Shelley Drain testified in Wayne County Circuit Court that since their separation in 2008, Wedad Elhage has harassed her by e-mail, phone calls and text messages, followed her to work and her boyfriend's home, driven by her home repeatedly and harassed her current boyfriend.

Drain testified that she once had to call 911 when Elhage showed up at her boyfriend's house and wouldn't leave. Drain said that later that day, she went to go meet Elhage after she threatened to come back and assault her boyfriend.

"I was very frightened," Drain said.

Elhage, 46, who served more than 20 years in the Detroit Police Department, is charged with aggravated stalking, a felony that carries up to five years in prison. Her lawyer, Charles Busse, said he expects Elhage to testify Monday when the trial resumes.

Last year, Elhage pleaded guilty to misusing the Law Enforcement Information Network in a stalking case involving Drain. Busse said stalking charges were dropped in that case as part of a plea agreement and Elhage was put on probation, which she later violated.Drain testified that the couple met in 2001 and lived together for seven years before she moved out of Elhage's Canton, Mich., home in September 2008. Drain said Elhage helped her move into her new home in Plymouth Township, Mich., but they were no longer dating.

"We did decide to still be friends, but the romantic relationship ended," Drain said.

During her testimony Thursday, Drain recounted many instances of alleged harassment by Elhage. She eventually went to internal affairs at the Police Department.

"I can't live like this anymore," Drain said she thought at the time. "Nothing is going to stop her. Nothing."

The case is being prosecuted by a special prosecutor assigned by the state Attorney General's Office












Ex-Detroit police officer gets 20 months in prison for stalking ex-girlfriend, a prosecutor
Published: Friday, March 25, 2011, 4:49 PM
Updated: Friday, March 25, 2011, 4:49 PM
MLive
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/03/ex-detroit_police_officer_gets.html

A former Detroit police officer has been sentenced to 20 months in prison for stalking her ex-girlfriend, who is a Wayne County assistant prosecutor.

A jury earlier this month found Wedad Elhage guilty of aggravated stalking.

The 46-year-old was sentenced on Friday.

The Detroit Free Press says Elhage was accused of repeatedly harassing Shelley Drain and her boyfriend via text messages, emails and phone calls, conducting surveillance on Drain's Detroit-area home and following her, including to work.

Elhage pleaded guilty last year to misusing a police database to get information on the boyfriend.

Defense attorney Charles Busse (BUS'-ee) has said the accusations against his client were inflated.



Michigan Officer Involved Domestic Violence