LOCAL POLICE REPORTS — April 5

Evart Police Department

March 27 to April 2

March 27

  • While conducting a traffic stop, officers discovered a passenger to have a misdemeanor warrant. The subject was arrested and transported to the Osceola County Jail where they were lodged on their warrant.

March 28

  • While conducting a traffic stop, officers discovered the driver had three misdemeanor warrants. The subject was arrested and transported to the Barryton area, where the subject was to be picked up by the issuing department.

March 31

  • Officers were called to investigate a report of someone smoking in a city restroom and possible damages caused. The area was found to be secure and no evidence of damages were found.
  • Officers were called to investigate a suspicious situation at a local business. The case remains open at this time.
  • Officers were called to assist Child Protective Services to investigate a criminal sexual conduct complaint. The case remains open at this time.

April 1

  • Officers were called to investigate a complaint of property damage at a local business. The case remains open at this time.
  • While conducting a traffic stop, officers discovered the driver to have two misdemeanor warrants and a revoked license. The subject was arrested and transported to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Department, where they were lodged on their warrants and new charges.
  • Officers were called to investigate a noise complaint. Initial investigation revealed an ordinance violation was occurring and the offender was warned. Officers returned later to find that the issue was occurring again and a citation was issued.
  • Officers were dispatched to a verbal domestic complaint. The involved parties agreed to separate for the evening.

Reed City Police Department

March 27 to April 2

If you see any suspicious activity, call 911. For a non-emergency call 832-3255. Email tips to policereedcity@gmail.com 

Officers continue to perform property inspections and serve the appropriate abatement paperwork for those in violation of city ordinances including trash and vehicles. Please be aware the winter parking ordinances will run until April 1. Officers will continue to enforce the Parking Violations Bureau policy in which no vehicle shall be parked on a city street between the hours of 2:30 to 6 a.m. Any and all vehicles in violation will be cited and or towed, snow or no snow.

School Liaison Officer has been diligently keeping track of several students regarding their attendance. Keeping in contact with school staff and the parents and submitting petitions for truancy request as required.

March 27

  • Officers responded to a single car accident on US 10. No injuries were reported.

March 28

  • Officers were dispatched to Upton Avenue to perform a civil stand-by as a male and his friend collect his belongings from his mother’s house. Finding that the mother was not home, officers advised them to return when his mother was home to collect his items.
  • Officers issued a verbal warning to a juvenile regarding the city ordinance on the firing of a firearm or the shooting of a bow and arrow, including a crossbow, within the city.

March 29

  • While on foot patrol, officers found an open door that led up a flight of stairs where a storage door was also found unlocked. Unable to locate a key holder, officers made sure all internal doors were secure.
  • Officers received a barking dog complaint at 2:30 a.m. The caller reported the dog had been barking for four hours. Officers issued a citation to the owner of the dog, who had been sleeping and unaware the dog was being nuisance.
  • Officers went to the residence of a 55-year-old female who was known to have a misdemeanor warrant for a traffic offense. She was placed under arrest and transported to the Osceola County Jail, where she was lodged without incident.

March 30

  • Officers were dispatched to Spectrum Health Hospital Reed City Campus emergency room regarding a disoriented and uncooperative patient. Upon the officers’ arrival they found the female in the parking lot. Officers were able to calm the situation and convince the woman to receive treatment.
  • Officers were flagged down by a 17-year-old male requesting a civil standby as he collected his belongings from his mother’s house. Officers spoke with the mother who explained the situation that he had his belongings but was welcome to come back home. The boy declined and officers left.
  • Officers were dispatched to Spectrum Health Hospital Reed City campus to assist EMS crew members with a disorderly patient. The patient who was transported to the emergency entrance had assaulted one of the EMS crew members.

March 31

  • Officers were informed of a suspicious situation regarding a man looking to spend the night at a local church. The women explained to him the building was locked at night and no one could stay there overnight. She reported the man became irate and left. Officers located the 48-year-old man sleeping in the restroom area of a city building at 1 a.m. Officers explained he could not stay there and assisted him with a ride to where he could find shelter.

April 1

  • Officers received a call regarding suspicious situations at two local churches in the middle of the night. Officers located the suspicious vehicle and questioned the driver. The 24-year-old man explained he was playing a video game called Pokemon on his phone. Officers counseled him on his suspicious behavior at such a late hour.
  • Officers received a request from neighboring police department to check a location for a 32-year-old man with an outstanding warrant. Officers located the man and arrested him on a warrant for contempt of court. He was transported to the Meceola Central Dispatch, where he was released into the custody the Big Rapids Public Safety Department without incident.
  • Officers arrested a 17-year-old male for violating the condition of his bond. He was transported to Osceola County Jail without incident and lodged there.

April 2

  • Officers were dispatched to local restaurant regarding a larceny complaint. Officers were able to identify the individual on the security video who stole the money from the tip jar. Officers located the 64-year-old man and discovered he had also stolen cigars from another store in town and had been drinking alcohol, which is a violation of his probation. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Osceola County Jail, where he was lodged without incident.
  • Officers observed a vehicle that appeared to have no license plate and stopped the vehicle. The vehicle had a temporary paper plate that was not visible from the rear. The 42-year-old male driver was arrested and lodged for driving on a suspended license without incident.

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