Mich. man charged with fleeing police in Ferndale cemetery - New York News

Mich. man charged with fleeing police in Ferndale cemetery

Posted: Updated:
(Credit: Ferndale Police Dept.) Michael Wasikowski (Credit: Ferndale Police Dept.) Michael Wasikowski
FERNDALE, Mich. (WJBK) -

A Sterling Heights man is facing felony charges after police say he tried to escape from police by driving through a cemetery, knocking over headstones and mowing down flowers.

Ferndale police say 43-year-old Michael Wasikowski was being stopped because of an outstanding warrant and pulled into the driveway of the Machpelah Jewish Cemetery on Woodward Avenue.

After the officer got out of his patrol car, Wasikowski put the car in gear and took off, almost hitting a 75-year-old pedestrian who had to jump out of his way to avoid being hit.

According to the dailytribune.com Wasikowski then drove his 2002 Dodge Intrepid into several headstones and flowers before ditching his vehicle before noon Sunday morning. Two other officers arrested him when he later tried to leave through the cemetery's south gate.

Wasikowski was wanted for an outstanding warrant in Roseville for fleeing and eluding police.

He is now jailed on a $150,000 bond and is facing additional felony charges of fleeing and eluding and resisting police and a misdemeanor charge of malicious destruction of tombs and memorials.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Dad accidentally delivers baby into toilet

    Dad accidentally delivers baby into toilet

    A Connecticut baby has arrived with a splash, right into a toilet bowl. The baby's father, David Davis, tells WVIT-TV that he was forced to deliver the newborn in the bathroom of his West Haven home Friday morning after his wife, Lillie, went into labor. He says the baby slipped through his hands during the delivery, but luckily went into the water. He says she began crying and it was the best sound he'd ever heard.
    A Connecticut baby has arrived with a splash, right into a toilet bowl. The baby's father, David Davis, tells WVIT-TV that he was forced to deliver the newborn in the bathroom of his West Haven home Friday morning after his wife, Lillie, went into labor. He says the baby slipped through his hands during the delivery, but luckily went into the water. He says she began crying and it was the best sound he'd ever heard.
  • Mosquito-borne virus sickens 20 in NJ

    West Nile found in New Jersey mosquitoes

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:16 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:16:32 GMT
    Twenty New Jersey residents have tested positive for a mosquito-borne virus that has spread through the Caribbean. The state Health Department says the residents who came down with chikungunya had returned to New Jersey from the Caribbean. Chikungunya causes a high fever and severe pain in the joints. It is rarely fatal.
    Twenty New Jersey residents have tested positive for a mosquito-borne virus that has spread through the Caribbean. The state Health Department says the residents who came down with chikungunya had returned to New Jersey from the Caribbean. Chikungunya causes a high fever and severe pain in the joints. It is rarely fatal.
  • 5 annoying things about New York subway

    5 annoying things about New York subway

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:59 AM EDT2014-07-30 14:59:49 GMT
    Subway problems are annoying, but it’s just a part of living in New York City. Public transportation isn’t glamorous. It’s a pain. It’s a convenience that can cause an inconvenience. Here is a list of five annoying things about subways in New York City.
    Subway problems are annoying, but it’s just a part of living in New York City. Public transportation isn’t glamorous. It’s a pain. It’s a convenience that can cause an inconvenience. Here is a list of five annoying things about subways in New York City.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices