to kill classmate
WARREN - Police and school officials are looking into allegations that an elementary student, who was found to have a knife, threatened the life of another student.
Earlier this week, a Lincoln K-8 teacher notified the principal that a student was in possession of a knife and threatened to kill an 8-year-old female classmate, according to a police report. The student asked another student to help him kill her, the report states. The report was unclear as to whether the incident occurred on Tuesday or Wednesday.
The principal confiscated the Swiss army knife, which was turned over to police. The juvenile prosecutor will be contacted about filing charges, police said.
Warren Superintendent Michael Notar said on Thursday that the district will follow school board policy, which calls for students involved in incidents involving weapons to be suspended with a recommendation for expulsion.
Police probing vandalism at deck
WARREN - City police are looking into several reports of vandalism at the Franklin Street parking deck over the past few weeks.
Warren police Chief Timothy Bowers said investigators are reviewing surveillance videos to try to identify individuals involved.
According to reports, on Wednesday a parking lot attendant told police that he discovered several windows and light bulbs had been broken when he arrived at work around 7:30 a.m.
On Tuesday, several city residents told police that the tires on their vehicles were slashed while they were at the parking deck.
Earlier this month, Warren Councilman Greg Bartholomew also reported his vehicle was vandalized while at the parking deck. He said his car was damaged about 7 p.m. on a weekday.
Security is typically on site at the parking deck weekdays, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Farmington man gets two years in sex case
WARREN - A West Farmington man will spend two years in prison after pleading guilty to inappropriate contact with a minor.
Ervin Kempf, 28, had pleaded guilty to two counts of gross sexual imposition. Prosecutors claim the contact took place in July 2011.
Dubbed a Tier III sex offender, Kempf will have to register his whereabouts with the sheriff's office every 90 days for the rest of his life.
Warren crews battle apartment fire
WARREN - A family of four escaped unharmed Thursday evening from an apartment on Martin Avenue.
Warren firefighter Mark Thigpen said the department received a call at 7:25 p.m. of an apartment fire at 599 Martin Ave. He said the fire was contained to the one apartment, which had extensive damage. The American Red Cross was contacted to help one adult and three children who lived there, he said.
The cause of the blaze is being investigated.
Disturbance involved several teen girls
WARREN - At least four girls received minor injuries during a scuffle Wednesday afternoon on Shalom Avenue, police said. At least six females between the ages of 15 to 18 were involved, with four suffering "apparent minor injuries."
Police were dispatched about 3:15 p.m. to a residence in the 2200 block of Shalom Avenue N.W., which is listed as the residence for one of the girls. A large group of people were standing outside the apartments, police said.
Police "spoke with both sides of the disturbance and were unable to determine a primary aggressor," the police report states. Police said they advised everyone involved of their legal options.