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ATF National Response Team to Investigate Furniture Resale Shop Fire

December 7, 2012

DETROIT — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) National Response Team (NRT) along with ATF special agents from the Detroit Field Division were activated today at the request of the Warren, Michigan Fire Department to investigate a fire at a furniture resale shop located at 4243 10 Mile Road. The fire was reported to the Warren Fire Department at approximately 2:13 a.m. yesterday. The team of 20 special agents and specialists arrive today and will start the scene investigation in the morning. More »

Trenton Man Convicted on Explosive and Other Related Charges

November 29, 2012

A Trenton, Michigan, resident was found guilty yesterday by a federal jury in Ann Arbor of possessing and manufacturing a destructive device, United States Attorney Barbara L. McQuade announced. McQuade was joined in the announcement by David McCain, Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. More »

ATF and FBI Join Forces to Increase Reward to $102,000 in I-96 Corridor Shootings

October 29, 2012

Special Agent in Charge David L. McCain of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Detroit Field Division, and Special Agent in Charge Robert D. Foley III of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Detroit Division announced today that each agency is contributing $50,000 to the reward being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual (s) responsible for the I-96 corridor shootings. More »

ATF to Hold Flint Violent Crime Reduction Partnership (VCRP) Press Conference

October 10, 2012

DETROIT — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) will host a news conference tomorrow, Thursday Oct. 11, to discuss the VCRP in Flint, Mich. More »

ATF Offers $5K Reward for Information on Retail Gun Theft

August 20, 2012

DETROIT — Special Agent in Charge David L. McCain of the Detroit Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) today announced ATF is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for the theft of firearms that occurred at Wild John's Gun Store/Party Store, 6348 N. Van Dyke Road, Cass City, Mich.More »

ATF Advertising Campaign Asks for the Public's Assistance

August 15, 2012

DETROIT — Special Agent in Charge David L. McCain of the Detroit Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced the initiation of an advertising campaign in Flint, Mich. in an attempt to encourage the public to report violent firearm related crimes.More »

ATF National Response Team to Investigate Nelson’s Speed Shop Fire

June 25, 2012

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. — The National Response Team (NRT) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has been activated by request from the Michigan State Police to investigate a fire at the Nelson’s Speed Shop, 4566 South Greenville Road, Greenville, Mich. On June 22, at approximately 1:30 a.m., a fire was reported to the Montcalm Township Fire Department. Montcalm Fire reported heavy flames through the roof of the structure upon arrival. The structure and contents are a total loss, the structure occupies approximately 50,000 square feet and the total estimated loss exceeds $5,000,000.More »

Michigan Explosives Detection Canine Helps Chicago Prepare for NATO Summit

May 18, 2012

CHICAGO — Leaders from around the world gather in Chicago this weekend for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization 2012 Summit. Law enforcement throughout Chicago, including the Chicago Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), are ramping up security in preparation for the historic event hosted by President Barack Obama, May 20–21.More »

Michigan Man Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Tax Fraud Scheme and Gun Crime

May 9, 2012

WASHINGTON – Karl Herrington, of Parma, Mich., was sentenced today to 97 months in prison, following convictions at trial for corruptly endeavoring to obstruct the administration of the Internal Revenue laws, filing false tax forms with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and being a felon in possession of firearms, the Justice Department, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), the IRS and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced today. U.S. District Judge Stephen J. Murphy III of the Eastern District of Michigan, presided over the trials and imposed the sentence.More »

Detroit Man Sentenced Following Second Federal Conviction for Robbery, Weapons and Narcotics Offenses

April 11, 2012

Curtis Williams, 33 of Detroit, was sentenced in federal district court yesterday on charges of Interference with Commerce by Armed Robbery and Use of a Firearm During a Crime of Violence, announced United States Attorney Barbara L. McQuade. Ms. McQuade was joined in the announcement by Special Agent in Charge David McCain, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).More »

ATF Offers New Information in Monroe Car Bombing Investigation

March 15, 2012

DETROIT — Special Agent in Charge David McCain of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Detroit Field Division today announced additional information in the Sept. 29, 2011 car bombing that resulted in serious injuries to Ohio Attorney Erik Chappell and his two minor sons. The explosion occurred near the 1600 block of East Elm Avenue in Monroe, Mich., where Chappell and his sons were traveling to a scheduled football practice.More »

ATF Offers $5,000 Reward for Information

February 25, 2012

DETROIT – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for the murder of nine-month old Delric Miller. On Monday, Feb. 20, just after 4 a.m. an individual (s) fired at least 30 rounds of ammunition from an assault rifle into the home of Delric Miller in the 8400 block of Greenview Avenue, in Detroit, Mich.More »

ATF Offers $2, 500 Reward for Information

February 10, 2012

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for the Jan. 23, 2012, break–in and attempted arson of the Tipsy Toad Tavern, located at 609 W. Western Ave., in Muskegon.More »

ATF Offers $5,000 Reward for Information on Shooting of Macomb County Correctional Officer

January 23, 2012

DETROIT – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of individual (s) responsible for the homicide of Macomb County Correctional Officer, Clarence Hammond, said David McCain, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the ATF Detroit Field DivisionMore »

15 Individuals Indicted in Large Scale Drug Conspiracy Case

January 10, 2012

Fifteen individuals have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Detroit on federal charges, United States Attorney Barbara L. McQuade announced. Ms. McQuade was joined in the announcement by Special Agent in Charge Robert L. Corso, Drug Enforcement Administration, Special Agent in Charge David McCain, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Special Agent in Charge Andrew Arena, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Special Agent in Charge Erick Martinez, Internal Revenue Service–Criminal Investigation.More »