LOCAL POLICE REPORTS — May 24, 2017

EVART

May 15 to May 21

May 15

  • An officer was dispatched to a civil dispute/well-being check. The officer took a statement from the complainant regarding the civil dispute, and their concerns for the other subject’s well-being. The complainant was provided with information on how to address the civil dispute. The officer made contact with the other subject who advised they were OK, and did not need any assistance.

May 17

  • An officer was dispatched to a larceny from an automobile complaint. The officer investigated the scene and the complaint remains open at this time.
  • An officer was dispatched to assist a Michigan State Police trooper on a residential alarm complaint. The property was checked and the residence was found to be secure.

May 19

  • An officer was dispatched to an assault not in progress complaint. The officer interviewed the victim and the complaint remains open at this time.

May 20

  • An officer was dispatched to a retail fraud complaint. The officer obtained a statement from the employee of the business, but the surveillance video was not accessible to the employee at the time of the complaint. The case remains open at this time.
  • An officer was dispatched to assist a deputy with the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office on a personal injury accident complaint.

May 21

  • An officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a moving violation. The driver of the vehicle was displaying signs of impairment during the officer’s investigation. The driver was arrested and lodged at the Osceola County Jail.

REED CITY

May 15 to May 21

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

Please be aware that it is a Reed City Ordinance Violation if leave your grass clippings in the street after mowing the lawn. Please be sure to clean the debris out of the street, violators will be subject to an ordinance citation. Officers continue to perform property inspections and serve the appropriate abatement paperwork for those in violation of the Reed City Ordinances for tall grass, trash and vehicles though out the week. School Liaison Officer has been diligently keeping track of several at risk students regarding their
attendance. Keeping in contact with school staff and the parents and submitting petitions for truancy request as required.

May 15

  • Officers were dispatched to a local business regarding a group of juvenile girls who came into the store, then proceeded to make a scene. The employee, a 23-year-old female, stated she gathered the girls who were upset with her because she had begun communicating with a guy they also knew. The employee expressed she did not want to create any further problems and that she would not be pressing charges at this time. She explained that the incident caused her to be concerned enough to request assistance to her vehicle at closing time.

May 16

  • While on patrol, officers observed three young men on the White Pine Trail acting suspicious. Officers found that one of the three was in possession of a BB pistol and a large fixed-blade knife. The weapons were seized and will be held at the police department pending a review from the Osceola County Prosecutor’s Office on charges of concealed weapons violations.
  • Officers assisted the Michigan State Police with 57-year-old male who had jumped out of a vehicle and ran out into a field. Family members informed the officers that the individual was suffering from a mental condition and had not been taking his medication. Officers were able to talk to the man and get him to agree to allow his family to transport him to the hospital for help.
  • While on foot patrol, offices found an open door of a local retail business. Officers searched the building finding nothing out of the norm. Contact was made with the key holder and the door was secured.

May 17

  • Officers were called to retrieve a dog at large from the G.T. Norman Elementary School playground. The dog was retrieved and returned to its owner, who had been searching for it.

May 18

  • Officers were dispatched to local apartment regarding a deceased 80-year-old female. Officers found no indication of foul play and medical examiner suspects she past away from natural causes.
  • Officers issued a citation to a 29-year-old female for speeding and misdemeanor citation for driving on an expired license.

May 20

  • Officers received a request from a Osceola County Probation Office to check on a parolee who was reported to be in violation of his parole. Officers went to the residence and found no visitors there as reported. The 29-year-old male told officers that he understood the terms of his parole regarding visitors and added that he turned them away when those in question came to his door.
  • Officers were requested to respond to the Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital’s emergency room to assist an Evart Police Officer who was there with an unruly subject for a blood draw. The subject settled down once he realized another officer was there. Once the tests were complete, the responding officer assisted with escorting the subject back to the patrol car to be transported to the Osceola County Jail.
  • Officers issued a citation to a 22-year-old male. While performing the traffic stop, officers found the vehicle insurance had expired the day before. Officers explained that he could not allow the vehicle to be on the road without insurance and the vehicle was towed.

May 21

  • Officers were dispatched to local residence regarding a young child who had called 911 on a cellphone. Meceola Central Dispatch still was on the phone with the child when the responding officer arrived at the residence. Officer explained the situation to the 34-year-old male who answered the door, who then went into the bedroom and returned moments later with the child and the telephone. A verbal warning was issued.

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