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May thoughts from the Chief

Gerald Scherlinck As we leave April behind and head into May, many of various faith backgrounds have recently traversed a period of self analysis, self denial, and sacrifice.  For many this period culminated in a deep faith in the victory of good over evil; in the liberation from slavery into freedom.  The themes of confronting […]

Police report: Homicide Investigation

Homicide Investigation    At approximately 9:10 p.m. on Thursday, December 19, 2013 the Milan Police Department Dispatch Center received a telephone call from a male subject stating he had just shot his son at their residence on West Miller Street in Milan.  Milan Police Officers, Milan Area Fire Department EMS personnel, and HVA medics were […]

November notes from the police chief

Chief Gerry Scherlinck Well here we are in November.  In my experience and opinion, November can be one of the best months of the year in terms of traditions and celebrations. The first for many is Deer Camp, which traditionally marks fire arms gun season.  Although some may not participate or even support this activity, […]

In Memory of Trooper Butterfield

In Memory of Trooper Butterfield

Unfortunately I need to start this month’s article in memory of yet another tragic line of duty death of a law enforcement officer in the State of Michigan. As all are aware, Trooper Paul Butterfield II was shot and killed in the line of duty Monday, September 9, 2013 at 6:20 p.m. on a traffic […]

Crime Watch, 7/21-7/27

Milan Police Department Incident and Activity Summary for 7-21-13 thru 7-27-13 This is a summary of incidents that the police department responded to over the last week. It is meant to provide a review of the type and variety of issues occurring in the community that the PD handled. It does not reflect every incident […]