POLICE BLOTTER: Department of Public Works removes spray paint from street

BIG RAPIDS — Big Rapids Department of Public Safety officers responded to the following calls on Thursday. All calls might not be reported.

• Officers responded to a report of an open door in the 800 block of Clark Street. A building search was conducted, and the keyholder didn’t answer. Officers left a message and the building was secured upon exit.

• A traffic stop led to a 39-year-old man being cited for driving without insurance. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

• Officers responded to a report of someone driving off after getting gas without paying in the 700 block of South State Street. The case is under investigation.

• Malicious destruction of property was reported in the 400 block of North Third Avenue which was possibly related to disorderly juveniles from a case in a previous week. Spray paint was found on a deck, the sidewalk and street. The Department of Public Works was contacted to remove a phallic mark on the street.

• A bicycle was found in the woods near the 500 block of North Warren Avenue. Once the bicycle was out of the woods, the owner came from a different location, where they were fishing. The bicycle was returned.

• A traffic stop in the 1100 block of South State led to a man being issued an appearance ticket for driving without insurance.

• Officers responded to a suspicious activity/probation violation complaint in the 200 block of Pemberton Avenue. A third party called advising a man was at the residence with the protected party, in violation of his probation order. The man was not found at the residence, but a witness on scene said he saw him at the residence a couple of times in the past few weeks. A report was sent to the Mecosta County probation office.

• Officers responded to a noise/loud party complaint in the 400 block of South Stewart Avenue. A noise warning was issued to the tenant.


Posted by Taylor Fussman

Taylor is the cops and courts reporter for the Pioneer and Herald Review newspapers. She can be reached at (231) 592-8362 or by email at tfussman@pioneergroup.com.

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