Baker College to close some campuses
Flint Township — Baker College plans to close several of its Michigan campuses as part of a consolidation effort that’s designed to strengthen its future educational offerings.
The Flint Journal reports the school said Thursday it plans to close its Flint Township campus by the end of August 2020 and move operations to its Owosso campus. The college also plans to move operations from Allen Park, Auburn Hills, and Clinton Township to a flagship Detroit-area location.
In a statement, the school said brick-andmortar campuses “are evolving.” With the shift, the college “will be able to combine resources and student bodies resulting in a more focused, streamlined enterprise for the next century.”
Affected students will get scholarship packages.
Baker College traces its roots back more than 100 years to Flint.
Police probe fatal stabbing in Hazel Park
Hazel Park — Police arrested a man Friday in connection with the stabbing death of his 37-yearold girlfriend.
Hazel Park Police said they responded to a welfare check in the 23000 block of Hughes early Friday and found the victim dead. Earlier, authorities said the unidentified victim called police to tell them that “her boyfriend was acting suspicious.”
The murder weapon was recovered not far from the scene. Police have not identified the 36-year-old suspect.
2 charged in Oakland Costco jewel heist
Commerce Township — Two Detroit men were charged Friday in connection with a smash-andgrab jewelry theft at a Costco store in Commerce Township.
Jajuan Profit, 18, and Raphael Simmons, 17, were arraigned in 52-1 District Court in Novi.
Profit was charged with fleeing and eluding police, resisting arrest and armed robbery. All three crimes are felonies. Simmons was charged with resisting arrest and armed robbery.
The armed robbery charge carries a penalty of up to 15 years in prison.
Police say one of the men allegedly used an ax and the other used a sledgehammer to shatter a display case on Monday and take the merchandise from the store before fleeing in a Nissan Sentra.
West Bloomfield Township police officers spotted the car, which was reported stolen from Wayne County, and tried to stop it.
The vehicle drove through the back yards of homes until it struck the side of a house and hit a tree. The men then fled on foot.
Police were able to arrest one of the men, but the other escaped, officials said. He was later seen walking near a roadway and taken into custody.