Saturday, June 30, 2012
Did you miss the crime forum last week? Watch Police Chief Corrigan O'Donohue's presentation.
About 200 members of the community attended the first Royal Oak Safe Neighborhoods Community Dialogue at Royal Oak Middle School last Wednesday evening to listen, learn and ask questions of public safety officials and community leaders, including Royal Oak Police Chief Chief Corrigan O'Donohue. In the chief's 13-minute PowerPoint presentation, O'Donohue touched on police staffing levels, crime trends, and the city's newest tool to map crime. Here are some of the highlights of O'Donohue's remarks. "Royal Oak is a very safe city," the chief said. That's the good news. The bad news is the Royal Oak Police Department is significantly understaffed. "We're at critical levels with only 66 sworn officers," O'Donohue said. Ten years ago the …
Friday, June 29, 2012
The downtown retailer will present the unveiling of 'Selene and Endymion' by Nicolas Poussin.
The official kickoff to a three-month outdoor art show throughout downtown Royal Oak is today at Noir Leather, courtesy of the Detroit Institute of Art's Inside|Out program. The DIA installed six high-quality reproductions of art pieces from its collection in Royal Oak on Thursday. Noir Leather will present the first unveiling, of Selene and Endymion by Nicolas Poussin, at 1 p.m. today. Complimentary soft drinks and juices will be served at the event. Royal Oak is one of 13 Michigan communities selected to host the Inside|Out program. Most of the pieces hang on the sides of buildings, with one freestanding piece. The pieces are clustered throughout the downtown area within walking or biking distance from each other to encourage people to …
The following information was supplied by the Royal Oak Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction."
Following are highlights from Royal Oak Police Department reports for the week of June 21-June 28. Larceny
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Guild members make handcrafted wooden toys to benefit patients of Detroit Medical Center Children’s Hospital of Michigan.
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Dozens of members of the Royal Oak-based Michigan Woodworkers' Guild received the Community Craftsman Award in recognition of the guild’s partnership with the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Janet Krakow, vice president of Minwax, presented the award along with an oversized check for $5,000 and $1,000 worth of Minwax products. “We are proud to recognize the volunteer members of the Michigan Woodworkers’ Guild for their outstanding community service and impressive body of work in support of the children of DMC Children’s Hospital,” Krakow noted. The woodworkers have maintained a relationship with the Detroit-based children's hospital for more than 15 years, said William Gayde, of Royal Oak. Over the years they have built toys, memory boxes…
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
A funeral was held Tuesday afternoon for the siblings who were killed in a car crash on Friday. Friends and family also shared their condolences on Facebook, Twitter and Patch.
Friends and loved ones from Royal Oak, Novi and other communities mourned the deaths of Jordan and Ashley Siegel at their funeral Tuesday afternoon. Jordan, 14, and his sister, Ashley, 11, were killed Friday when the SUV driven by their stepmother, Dawn Siegel, rolled several times along southbound U.S. 23 in Pittsfield Township shortly before 3 p.m., according to Michigan State Police. The service for the siblings was held at noon at the Dorfman Chapel in Farmington Hills. Friends described the service as very moving, with light moments of humor as memories of the two children were shared. Marc Siegel, of Novi, gave brief remarks, capturing the beauty of the lives of his son and daughter. "It was very touching," said Robin Newsome, …