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Detroit federal investigators are getting search warrants to gain access to the Facebook accounts of suspected criminals. The warrants that the federal investigators are seeking will give them access to all suspects pictures, mail, chat logs, see friends to look for partners in crime, lastly they are looking at GPS logs to back up alibis.

This is a quote from a man who was convicted using facebook. “To be honest with you, it bothers me,” said Wilson, 25, who was indicted Tuesday on bank robbery charges after the FBI compared Facebook photos with images taken from a bank surveillance video. “Facebook could have let me know what was going on. Instead, I got my door kicked down, and all of a sudden I’m in handcuffs.”

People have been arguing that when they get search warrants to search your facebook they dont serve the warrant like a typical warrant. Willson thinks that facebook should tell you whats going on just as if there was a normal search warrant being served.


Homicide rate going up in Detroit

Posted: April 27, 2011 in Detroit

While overall crime is down in the city of Detroit, the number of non-fatal shootings and homicides has jumped. The numbers were up in the first quarter of this year compared with the same period in 2010. According to preliminary statistics released by the Detroit Police Department yesterday, the number of robberies, burglaries, assaults and sexual assaults have declined. So far this year, there have been 67 homicides, up from 60 last year.

What’s Going on in Detroit this Week?

Posted: March 23, 2011 in Detroit

It is very interesting to take a close look at major crimes that are committed in the city of Detroit over certain 24 hour periods. Not a day goes by without 2-3 serious crimes committed inside the city, and there are certainly trends that can be noticed by people analyzing these various crimes. We took a look at teh crimes in Detroit between 6am on March 18th and 6am on March 19th. There were five major crimes listed with the circumstance and wanted suspects listed. A few trends were noticed. The first is that out of a total of 8 suspects, 7 of those suspects were black males who were armed while committing the crime. The other suspect was a white male who was also armed. Another pattern noticed was that four of the five crimes were committed in the late evening hours or very early morning, which statistically is when most crimes are committed. The last obvious pattern is that all suspects either stole the victims car or had a car of their own, so they all fled by vehicle. Here is a list of the crimes, and the current list of wanted suspects:
Detroit Major Crime Summary Report – March 18, 2011
March 18, 2011 – 6:01 a.m. to March 19, 2011 – 6:00 a.m.

03/18/11 – 8:00 a.m.
In the 16000 block of Harper, the armed suspects entered a local business and took an unknown amount of U.S. Currency from the safe. All suspects fled from the location.
Suspect # 1: Black Male, 5’-7” thin build, wearing a ski mask.
Suspect # 2: Black Male, 5’-7”, thin build, wearing a ski mask.
03/18/11 – 5:40 p.m.

In the 7000 block of Wykes, the victim B/M/19, was approached by the suspect who exited a blue vehicle and fired shots, fatally wounding the victim. The suspect escaped in the vehicle.
Suspect # 1: Black Male, 5’-10” to 6’-1”, scarf over his face, light complexion, thin build, shoulder length braided hair, and armed with a handgun. (Front seat passenger)
Suspect # 2: Black Female, early 20’s, short brown hair, medium complexion, wearing glasses. (Driver)
Suspect # 3: Black Male, no other description. (Rear seat passenger)

Anyone with information on this crime is encouraged to call the Homicide Unit at 596-2260.

03/18/11 – 11:15 p.m.
In the 20000 block of W. Seven Mile, the suspects entered a local business and announced a hold- up. The victim, W/M/45, ran into the office and suspects fired several shots into the air then fled the scene. The victim was not injured and nothing was taken.
Suspect # 1: Black Male, 23, 5’-8”, Medium build, medium complexion, wearing a blue jacket. Black Male, 19, dark complexion, slim build, wearing a blue shirt, and armed.
Suspect # 2: Black Male, 19, 5’-8”, medium build, medium complexion, and armed.
Suspect # 3: Black Male, no other description.

03/19/11 – 12:20 a.m.
In the 4200 block of Holcomb, the victims were outside when a large fight broke out and shots were fired. Victim #1, B/M/17, received a gunshot wound to the body and was listed in critical condition. Victim # 2, B/M/17, received a gunshot wound to the body and was listed in temp-serious condition.
Suspect (s): Unknown, and armed.

03/19/11 – 5:00 a.m.
In the 12900 block of E. Seven Mile, victim B/M/30, was outside of a local business when approached by the suspect who escaped in the victim’s blue 1990 Pontiac Transport minivan, mi Plate # CCW 2137.
Suspect: White Male, 5-’8”, 170 lbs, wearing a dark brown hat, brown jacket, blue jeans, black sweater with a hood, and armed.

Anyone with information on this crime is encouraged to call the Eastern District Investigative Operations at 596-5940.