For Immediate Release
December 1, 2014
Juveniles Charged in BB Gun Shooting Spree
CLINTON TOWNSHIP AND MT. CLEMENS, MICHIGAN — Clinton Township police, the Macomb County Sheriff’s Department and prosecutors have charged two juveniles as a result of a shooting spree that occurred across the county on Saturday, November 29, 2014.
The juveniles, 16 and 15 years of age, will appear before a referee in Macomb County Juvenile Court for a hearing at 3:00 this afternoon.
The 15 year old juvenile is being charged with forty-six (46) counts of Malicious Destruction of Personal Property resulting in damage of $200 or more but less than $1,000. The 16 year old juvenile is being charged with a combination of seventy (70) counts of both Malicious Destruction of Personal Property and Malicious Destruction of Building resulting in damage of $200 or more but less than $1,000. Each count is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail, as well as a fine of up to $2,000, or three times the amount of destruction.
The investigation alleges that beginning on Saturday afternoon, the juveniles used a bb gun to shoot at car windows, house windows, and homes. The incidents that occurred throughout areas of Clinton Township, Macomb Township, and Mount Clemens lasted well into the night. The investigation was aided by the help of citizens that provided invaluable information to the police.
Also, charged as part of the investigation is the mother of one of the juveniles, Shannon Crystal Notarianni, of Clinton Township. She is charged with Lying To A Police Officer - During A Serious Misdemeanor Investigation, a 93 day misdemeanor. Specifically, police allege that the mother told police that her son was not operating the vehicle when the crime was committed.
Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith said, “This behavior will not be tolerated in our community. The spree is over. Police and prosecutors step in when the parents do not.”
Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said, “This is another example of what can be accomplished when police agencies cooperate and when citizens get involved.”
Clinton Township Police Chief Fred Posavetz added, “We’ve stopped these shooters in their tracks. This threat to our safety and security has been removed.”