Morenci Police Department

  • Agency: Morenci Police Department
  • Address: 118 Orchard Street, Morenci, 49256 MI
  • Chief: Larry Joe Weeks (Chief of Police)

Morenci Police Department is located at 118 Orchard Street, Morenci, 49256 MI. The Chief of Police of the department is Larry Joe Weeks. The Morenci Police Department phone number is 517.458.7104.

Morenci Police Department News

The Morenci Police Department is seeking your help in identifying an individual who pooped in a parking lot on the east-end of the community at 7:30 a.m. on June 6, 2018. The individual drove a forest green Ford Super Duty King Ranch, as depicted in the enclosed photos. If you have any leads on who this person is, please contact Sgt. Don Thompson at (517) 458-7104.

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Please follow this link to see information published by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children regarding the Skelton Case.

The Morenci Police Department would like to extend its deepest sympathies to the family, friends and co-workers of Lenawee County Corrections Officer Colby Butts following his sudden passing on October 23rd. May God Bless his wife and children during this difficult time.

Press Release 10/10/2013 November 25th marks the third anniversary of the disappearance of Andrew, Alexander, and Tanner Skelton. The Morenci Police Department continues to urge citizens to be mindful as they travel outdoors during this fall hunting season. Any questionable articles of clothing, bones, or debris should be reported to your local law enforcement agency as soon as possible. Furthermore, as a reminder, we are still seeking tips on anyone who may have seen John Skelton or his blue Dodge Caravan between the hours of 4:29am and 6:46am on Friday, November 26th , 2010. A reward of up to $60,000 is available for information leading to the whereabouts of Andrew, Alexander, and Tanner Skelton. Morenci Police Department would also like to announce that members of the Task Force, along with a representative of the Lenawee County Prosecutor’s Office, were invited by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to attend a case review at their headquarters in Alexandria, VA on October 8th and 9th. Members presented and discussed the case with more than twenty specialists and experts in a variety of fields to include behavioral sciences, criminal investigation, forensic science, and crimes against children. The Morenci Police Department and its task force partners remain committed to doing all that can be done to resolve this case. This release was prepared and released by Chief Larry Weeks. I will not be responding to any questions regarding the case review.§=Top%20Stories&map=1683

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Just received word from Walsh producers that John Walsh Investigates is set to air at 9pm EST, Wednesday June 19th on Lifetime. Please check your local listings.

If you want to receive amber alerts as they happen along with weather and other emergency information and you live in Lenawee County please go to the following web site and register for the CODERED system using your cell and/or home phone. Its a grant funded service intended to distribute emergency notifications to you for things occurring in your neighborhood and community as quickly as we can. Please remember you must be a Lenawee County Resident to use the service. They also have mobile app that you can use for a small fee.

Just a quick video on one outcome to distracted driving. Keep your hands on the wheel.

Retired Officer Frank Cordts and former Police Chief Devon Vernier in 1974.

Media Release 11/19/2012 In response to questions from the public and media, the Morenci Police Department is releasing the following statement regarding the status of the investigation into the suspected murder of Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton. The investigation remains active and at the forefront of our thoughts and prayers. As of this date we have received approximately 1300 tips and continue to encourage people to report any information they may have regarding this incident. A reward of up to $60,000 for information leading to the whereabouts of the Skelton children remains available. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s recent release of the age progression photos was done without objection from the Morenci Police Department. However, the position of the investigative task force remains the same. That is that the facts of this case lead us to believe that John Russell Skelton murdered his sons and likely disposed of them during the early morning hours of November 26th 2010. Since that date, John Russell Skelton has continued to tell his version of the events and we have found them to be wrought with inconsistencies. “His choice to hide behind this outlandish story is selfish and cowardly. If he cared about his sons at all he would disclose the truth and bring resolution to this case.” Quote from Chief Weeks Release prepared by Chief Larry Joe Weeks Released 11/19/2012

Crime Stoppers of Lenawee County is a private business, law enforcement partnership that was initated to create a mechanisim for citizens of Lenawee County to submit tips regarding crimes anonymously. Morenci Police Department supports Crime Stoppers and encourage our citizens to particpate in this program by reporting crime tips through this service when your concerned about disclosing your identity. Please see the information below that was distributed to local media by Crime Stoppers describing the ways you can submit a tip. "Crime Stoppers now taking text tips Texting tips anonymously to Crime Stoppers of Lenawee County is a new community protection method, thanks to a recently added data encryption program. The service, called TipSoft, allows citizens to send tips online, by iPhone or Android mobile apps or by sending a text message to “CRIMES” (274637) with the keyword “LENAWEE” from a mobile phone. They can also continue to phone in tips to 517-266-6161 or 877-276-8477." Many people are confused by laws regarding 45mph when workers present. This brief video provides a great explanation of the rules of the road in this regard.

As you travel across our great state you will begin to notice a new traffic signal being implemented at some intersections. It is important to understand how to navigate this new signal. Please take a moment of your time and view this MDOT safety video on how to proceed when you encounter the new flashing yellow-left turn signal.

The City has converted the stop sign at W Coomer St and N Summit St to a 2 way stop from a 4 way stop. Traffic going east and west no longer stops. Please drive cautiously as drivers acclimate themselves to the traffic patterns.

1955 - Chief Mick Phelps stands beside the first police car in Lenawee County to be equipped with radar.

This is a powerful message from the Traffic Association of Michigan on how deadly distracted driving has been and can be. Remember, distracted driving is careless driving.