Randy Wimbley, FOX 2 Detroit

Randy Wimbley

FOX 2 Detroit

Detroit, MI, United States

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Past articles by Randy:

Detroit family's two dogs die from downed wire in backyard

"My dog was on fire," said a woman who did not want to be identified. "I had to send my kids in the house." → Read More

Woman hospitalized after suspect fleeing police hits her at 100 miles an hour

Kiera Davenport’s mother, Crystal, is banged up but still alive after a devastating car crash at Hall and Gratiot in Clinton Township Tuesday afternoon. The violent crash nearly caused Crystal’s F-150 truck to flip over. → Read More

Final piece of Detroit landswap deal with Maroun family up for council vote

Dozens of southwest Detroit residents, activists and stakeholders are urging the City Council to vote no on the final piece of a land swap deal with the Moroun family’s Detroit International Bridge Company. → Read More

Man who shot at lost Black teen who knocked on his door, gets early parole

Lisa Wright, Brennan’s mother is livid. She received a letter from the Parole Board last week saying Zeigler will be released from Bellamy Creek correctional facility on, or about April 11th. → Read More

Family of 6-year-old killed in hit-and-run riding bike, relieved suspect was caught

"It makes me cry every day knowing that he basically didn’t care about it," Chase's mother said. "That he just left him like - probably if my son had been checked on ahead of time, he probably would’ve been okay. But they just left him there." → Read More

2019 felony arrest of MSU shooter was reduced to misdemeanor with plea deal

"The only people who would be affected by these laws are the law-abiding person who is not going to be a threat anyway," said Dulan. "They are not going to stop someone who is truly intent on committing crime." → Read More

Detroit police chief defends Project Greenlight after DOJ calls it ineffective

Police Chief James White says the study used old data, but critics say the study found what they've been saying for years. → Read More

Brownstown man charged with preying on 11-year-old girl, receiving child porn

Jamari Chatman is charged with receipt of child pornography as well as coercion and enticement. Federal investigators say he started talking to the girl back in September. → Read More

81-year-old dies on Pontiac Lake while ice boating

Ice boating is a sport where you’re essentially sailing on ice. Boaters average between 30 to 50 miles per hour while gliding across frozen waterways. → Read More

Detroit pot delivery drivers targeted amid rise in robberies, carjackings

Drivers could have up to $5,000 of marijuana products with them when they’re making deliveries –and that can make them targets of robberies. → Read More

Shooting suspect who had bond reduced, accused of domestic violence 1 day earlier

"There should be no reason at all that he's out," she said. "Because from what I understand he might be on house arrest or on a tether. That has never stopped anybody who wanted to do something." → Read More

Activist questions MDOT cameras after body of man shot to death found on Southfield freeway

"Either way, whether he was murdered there or dumped, but it looks like a dump, it looks like shoot them here. You’re not going to do that in front of a bank. I know you’re not, because the cameras are right there, rolling," said Pastor Maurice 'Pastor Mo' Hardwick. → Read More

18-year-old man suffers third-degree burns while rescuing neighbors from burning Monroe home

"This isn’t going to be here forever. I could’ve lost my life forever. They could’ve lost their lives forever. It is what it is. I’m just so happy that they’re safe,” DJ Duquette said. → Read More

Downtown Ann Arbor fire decimates building, wipes out restaurant and vape shop

Chief Kennedy says it’s unclear exactly where in the building the fire started. One thing, however, is certain: the vape cartridges inside the shop made battling the blaze harder for firefighters. → Read More

Detroit man and 3 teens arrested in violent carjacking of women in unrelated crimes

A Detroit man and a teenager have both been arrested for a merciless carjacking Detroit's west side on Sunday that was caught on surveillance camera and police arrested two other teens for an unrelated carjacking. → Read More

5 arrested in suspected theft ring for trying to steal 10 Dodge Rams from Stellantis plant

"They’re well knowledgeable about these different plants and how the security is set up and where they’re vulnerable and they end up making it inside," said Lt. Mario Bastianelli. "They end up getting the vehicles, and they just take them and then they flee." → Read More

Dearborn man accused of synagogue threats federally charged for lying on firearms form

Hassan Chokr tried and failed to buy a rifle, shotgun and handgun at a Dearborn gunshop after allegedly hurling hate speech at the synagogue. → Read More

'Absurd:' Mother of Zion Foster blasts prison release of man who disposed her body into dumpster

Ciera Milton is still reeling over the release of Jaylin Brazier likely the last person to see her daughter alive. Brazier was released from prison Tuesday – nine months after he was sentenced for lying to investigators about Zion Foster’s disappearance. → Read More

Ghost guns, fentanyl and cocaine seized by Detroit police in major bust

"Great hit, these are dangerous guns, and again Randy, dope and guns," Cmdr. Eric Decker said. "Unfortunately a lot of our violence always has been and continues to be, around dope and guns." → Read More

New Era Detroit group volunteers security for women, seniors outside city party stores

A local group is working to make Detroit safer one liquor store at a time. Gas stations and party stores that stay open after dark can sometimes be dangerous but New Era Detroit is hoping to change that. → Read More