Eastpointe Police and Fire Department

Eastpointe Police and Fire Department The Eastpointe Police Department strives to police the community with our citizens with professional Welcome to the official site of the Eastpointe Police Department.

We will attempt to post pertinent information to this page for the benefit of our residents and people who visit our community.

Operating as usual

NEW HIREToday, Firefighter/Paramedic Keith Trombley was sworn in at city hall. Keith has an extensive background in the ...

Today, Firefighter/Paramedic Keith Trombley was sworn in at city hall. Keith has an extensive background in the paramedic field and will be an asset to the department. We wish you a long and productive career Keith.


Good Morning

We will be hiring our final two police officers by the end of March. This will bring us to full staffing levels for the first time in two years

We will also be hiring two firefighters/paramedics by the end of April. These new hires will fill the positions that were vacated by retirements

Our police and fire departments have been working hard. If you viewed our latest stats, our police officers averaged 82 runs per day in February and our Firefighters averaged 16 runs per day

We are looking at hosting a Neighborhood Watch meeting in March. Once the weather breaks, the meetings will be held in person

I will be assigning a police officer to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). This officer will be working in conjunction with local, state, and federal agencies identifying and arresting drug traffickers. In addition, the officer will work with our department narcotic officers and will offer them a lot of resources to be more successful

We also have a police detective assigned to the Macomb County Violent Crimes Task Force (FBI). This unit has been instrumental in resolving a number of violent crimes in our city

The Deputy Chief and myself are going to begin training in the accreditation process for our police department. This will be a year and a half process but will be worthwhile. Every aspect of the department will be reviewed and improved

Our ladder truck for the fire department is still being built. We hope to have it by the end of the summer

A few weeks ago, we provided active shooter training for the entire East Detroit School District

One of our goals for next year, is to have a full time police officer assigned to the schools

Once the weather becomes warmer, we will offer free home inspections to make certain you are safe. This includes free smoke detectors

Please do not report crimes on Facebook. Call 911 or the non emergency number at 586-777-6700

Animal issues-Briana [email protected]
Code Enforcement issues (parking) Gary Downing [email protected]
Fire Inspections-Brian Marquardt [email protected]

Hopefully in a few weeks, you will see our police reserves riding bikes in the neighborhoods

Looking forward to summer

If you have any questions or concerns, I can be reached at [email protected]

Have a great day and weekend

George T. Rouhib Jr.


The police and fire department were very busy during the month of February. The following are the department statistics that reflect their service. It was a pleasure. As a reminder, do not report crime on Facebook. If you have reason to believe that a crime was committed or something does not make sense, call 911 or the non-emergency line at (586) 777-6700. Much appreciated

Police Department
Calls for Service, 2,318
Arrests, 120
Citations/ordinance violations issued, 1,547
Accidents Investigated, 41
Fatal Accidents, 0
Assists, 1,035

Fire Department
Calls for Service, 449
Fire Runs, 7
Medical Runs, 361
Alarms, 19
Fire Inspections, 43
Other Runs, 62
Fatal Fires, 0

If anyone has any questions or concerns about anything, please email Director George Rouhib at [email protected]

MORE ARRESTSArrested: Charles Anthony Johnson (42) Detroit ChargesDelivery/Manufacture of heroin 2nd offense-(50-449 gra...

Arrested: Charles Anthony Johnson (42) Detroit
Delivery/Manufacture of heroin 2nd offense-(50-449 grams)
Drove with a suspended license-2nd notice

On February 23, 2022, Johnson was stopped for a traffic offense and was subsequently arrested for driving on a suspended license. During an inventory check of his vehicle, officers located approximately 64 grams of suspected heroin. That's not all. Following their discovery, a search warrant was executed by EPPD at Johnson's residence in Detroit. The search resulted in the seizure of one kilo of cocaine (2.2 pounds) and two firearms. These charges will be pending in Wayne County. (Bond was set at $100,000 c/s only)

Arrested: Jumar Deshawn Lyons (21) Detroit
Assault with intent to murder
Armed Robbery
Carrying a concealed weapon
Felony Firearm (2 counts)

On February 26, 2022, officers were dispatched to the Imperial Motel on Gratiot regarding an armed robbery. The suspect made his way into the room and demanded that the female occupant give him everything. The suspect took cash and a PS4. As he was leaving the room, he fired one round at the victim with the weapon he was carrying. As a result of an extensive investigation, the suspect was identified and a search warrant was executed at his residence in Detroit by EPPD and Detroit PD. The search resulted in the seizure of the PS4, clothing that he may have been wearing during the robbery, and the alleged weapon. Lyons was arrested without incident. (Bond was set at $200,000 c/s) A big thanks to Detroit Police 9th pct. for their assistance

Both men are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law

Johnson is to the left (beard and goatee)
Lyons is to the right

NEW OFFICER On Monday, EPPD swore in Officer Michael Mullaly. Mike served 4 years with the Detroit Police Department, se...

On Monday, EPPD swore in Officer Michael Mullaly. Mike served 4 years with the Detroit Police Department, served seven years in the National Guard, and is a Military Police Officer with the Air National Guard. His girlfriend Christina who is a Detroit Police Officer pinned on his new badge. We wish you nothing but success with you new journey Mike.

CARJACKING Arrested: David Lee Meatte 45 (Roseville) Charges: CarjackingInformation: On this date, at approximately 3:15...

Arrested: David Lee Meatte 45 (Roseville)
Charges: Carjacking
Information: On this date, at approximately 3:15 am, officers were dispatched to the 7-Eleven located at 9 Mile and Hayes regarding a carjacking in progress. The 21 year old female victim was picking up a Door Dash order and left her car running when in the building. Moments later, the victim observed the above suspect enter her vehicle and immediately confronted him. Meatte began to assault her and threw her out of the vehicle and drove over her hand. Officers located her vehicle a short time later at an address in Detroit. The suspect was immediately arrested without incident. The keys to the vehicle were recovered. The victim suffered minor injuries.

Meatte was arraigned today in the 38th District Court. Bond was set at $250,000 c/s. (Meatte is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law)


A snow emergency was declared by the mayor beginning tonight at 10 pm. Please remove your vehicles from the street so the DPW can plow safely. Thanks for your cooperation

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ARRESTOn February 13, 2022, Eastpointe Police responded to the area of Gratiot and Chesterfield on a d...

On February 13, 2022, Eastpointe Police responded to the area of Gratiot and Chesterfield on a domestic assault in progress. It was alleged that a female victim was punched several times in the the face by Zachary Woodard, eventually fracturing her jaw. Woodard fled prior to the officers arrival.

On February 15, 2022, Eastpointe Police Detectives investigated two separate homes where Woodard was known to frequent. During the investigation, an unknown female pulled up to one of the homes and Woodard entered the vehicle. Patrol Officers from Eastpointe and St. Clair Shores Police assisted in stopping the vehicle on I-94/9Mile. Woodard was apprehended without incident.

Zachary Antione Woodard, 28 years old, Eastpointe-MI

Assault Causing Great Bodily Harm
Aggravated Domestic Violence

Woodard was arraigned today with a $150,000 c/s bond. Woodard is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Happy Valentine's DayOn February 12, 2022, Eastpointe Police were alerted by Clinton Township Police that a suspect late...

Happy Valentine's Day

On February 12, 2022, Eastpointe Police were alerted by Clinton Township Police that a suspect later identified as Steven John Paszek was operating a stolen motor vehicle south on Gratiot. Moments later, Eastpointe officers observed the vehicle and began to pursue it. Mr. Paszek refused to pull over and continued south on Gratiot. Officers terminated the pursuit on Gratiot and Eight Mile Road when it became unsafe. Moments later, officers observed the vehicle abandoned on a side street in Detroit and observed Paszek fleeing on foot. Officers chased the suspect and ultimately arrested him in a backyard in Detroit. Paszek was formally charged with the following:
Receive and Conceal a Stolen Motor Vehicle
Flee & Elude Police
Resist & Obstruct a Police Officer
Driving with a Suspended License

Paszek was arraigned today by Judge Kathy Galen. Bond was set at $25,000 c/s.

PROMOTIONSToday, the police department promoted Alex Holish to Lieutenant and Joseph Piro to Sergeant. We want to wish b...

Today, the police department promoted Alex Holish to Lieutenant and Joseph Piro to Sergeant. We want to wish both of them success in their new roles within the department. We also want to thank their families for their endless love and support.

Alex is a 14 year veteran of the department, a Macomb Community College graduate, served in the armed forces for 8 years, department training supervisor, Drone Unit Commander, Field Training Officer, Evidence Technician, and team leader for the Special Response Team.

Joe is an 8 year veteran and a former Waterford Police Officer. Joe also graduated from Macomb Community College, served in the Special Investigations Unit, department Range Instructor/Master, Use of Force Instructor, Field Training Officer, and an Instructor at the Macomb Police Academy.


The following are the performance statistics for your police and fire departments for 2021. We are here for you.

Calls for Service, 24,991
Arrests, 1,489
Citations Issued, 8,912
Accidents Investigated, 507
Fatal Accidents, 2
Assists, 14,220
Calls for Service, Animal Control, 571
Detective Cases, 1,805
Felony Warrants, 586
Youth Cases, 323
FOIA Requests, 1,857

Calls for Service, 6,166
Fires, 98
Traffic Accidents, 151
Medical Runs, 4,576
Hazardous Conditions, 485
General Assistance, 352
Good Intent, 177
False Alarms, 327
Fire Inspections, 469
Fatal Fires, 0

If anyone has any public safety questions or would like to schedule a meeting with the Director of Public Safety, email George Rouhib at [email protected] BE SAFE

HOMICIDE ARRESTARRESTED:  Dennis Carlton Evans, 60, Eastpointe, MINote: Served time in prison for murder Charges:Count 1...

ARRESTED: Dennis Carlton Evans, 60, Eastpointe, MI
Note: Served time in prison for murder
Count 1-Homicide-Murder First Degree-Premeditated
Count 2-Weapons-Felony Firearm
Court 3-Assault with Intent to Murder
Count 4-Weapons-Felony Firearm
Count 5-Weapons-Firearms-Possession by Felon
Count 6-Weapons-Felony Firearm
Count 7-Delivery/Manufacture Narcotic (50-449 grams)

There was also a female that was arrested in this case. (Name will be released at a later date)
Charge: Accessory After the Fact to a Felony

On January 27, 2022, at approximately 4:38 pm, officers responded to a shots fired complaint at an apartment complex located at 16481 10 Mile Road. A witness reported hearing several shots and observed a black sedan fleeing the scene.

Upon the officer’s arrival, they observed a 50-year-old woman on the ground next to her vehicle with gunshot wounds. The woman was somewhat responsive and was immediately transported to a medical facility. As of today, she is in stable condition.
Additionally, a second victim identified as Dorian Raphael Mitchell, 37 years old was located on the ground in the parking lot. Unfortunately, Mr. Mitchell was deceased and suffered several gunshot wounds.

Our detectives worked countless hours investigating these violent acts and worked in conjunction with a number of local, state, and federal agencies. As a result of their investigation, Dennis Carlton Evan was arrested without incident in San Antonio Texas. His female friend who is being charged as an accessory, was arrested without incident in Kansas.

There is still a lot of follow up work to be completed in this matter including extradition. As of now, we are still investigating the motive. We would like to thank the following law enforcement organizations for their assistance.

Roseville Police Department, Michigan State Police, FBI in Michigan and Texas, Michigan Department of Corrections, Detroit Police Department, San Antonio Police Department, Raytown Police Department in Missouri, Indiana State Police, and Kansas City Police Department. A special thanks to the Eastpointe Police Detective Bureau.

If anyone has any information involving this case, they are urged to call Det. Brian Showers at (586) 445-5100 ext 1028. Our deepest condolences to the victim’s families.


16083 E 9 Mile Rd
Eastpointe, MI


(586) 445-5100


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