LOCAL POLICE REPORTS — Nov. 29

Evart Police Department

Nov. 20 to Nov. 26

Nov. 20

• Officers were called to a dispute between a citizen and a resident regarding a water issue.

• Officers were dispatched to conduct a well-being check. The subject was found to be secure and did not request any services.

Nov. 21

• Officers were called to assist the Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office with an arrest. The subject was taken into custody and turned over to the Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office.

Nov. 22

• Officers responded to a two-car accident. No injuries were reported.

• Officers responded to a retail fraud complaint at a local business. The case remains open at this time.

Nov. 24

• Officers were called to a report of loose dogs. Contact was made with the owner who was highly intoxicated. Family arrived on scene to take care of the owner.

• Officers responded to a property damage accident involving debris on the roadway. No injuries were reported.

Nov. 25

• Officers were dispatched to a complaint of a suspicious vehicle/situation. The case has been turned over to the driver’s probation officer for further review.

Nov. 26

• Officers were dispatched to a complaint of malicious destruction of property. A male subject kicked open a door at a residence. The subject was placed under arrest and transported to the Osceola County Jail, where he was lodged on charges.

Reed City Police Department

Nov.19 to Nov. 25

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

The Reed City Police Department would like to remind the community there are numerous scams taking place lately in various formats. The most frequent scams reported are phone calls where a person claims to be an agent from the IRS. Other scams being reported involve a local number showing in the caller ID, where the scammer is trying to sell something and/or get personal information. The local number is a valid number to a company in the Reed City area, but the company knows nothing about the call. One local company phone number being falsely used is Reed City Power Line.

Please be aware the winter parking ordinances have begun and will run until April 1. Officers will be enforcing parking violations in which no vehicle shall be parked on a city street between the hours of 2:30 and 6 a.m. Any and all vehicles in violation will be cited a parking ticket and/or towed.

Nov. 20

• A Reed City police officer received a call regarding a child custody issue and visitation rights. Officers took the information and found the situation is being handled in another county and advised the family members to contact the CPS employee in that county.

• Officers received a request to perform a well-being check on a couple at their residence. The caller was concerned, as she had been receiving calls and messages regarding a suspicious situation happen outside the couple’s home. Officers found the family to be fine, and gathered the information regarding the suspicious situation. The matter is under investigation.

• Officers arrested a 37-year-old woman on misdemeanor charges for failure to appear. She was transported to the Osceola County Jail, where she was lodged without incident.

Nov. 21

• Officers were dispatched to a local business building regarding an activated alarm. The alarm company reported basement storage motion. Officers performed a perimeter search of the property and found the building locked and secure.

• While out on patrol, officers came upon a suspicious situation regarding an 18-year-old man. The subject was dressed in dark clothing and walking on the White Pine Trail. Due to past vehicle break-ins in the area, the officer stopped and questioned the young man. Although he had no ID, he was cooperative with the officer, who gave him a ride home. Once home his mother identified him. Officers then became aware the 47-year-old mother had a warrant for contempt of court out of a neighboring jurisdiction. She was then placed under arrest and transported to the Mecosta Central Dispatch to be handed over to an officer from the Big Rapids Department of Public Safety.

Nov. 22

• Officers received a call from a resident regarding a scam of which he had been a victim. He added the matter was under investigation with the Salt Lake City Police Department. This scam involves a check being sent by mail to make a purchase or pay for a rental agreement. The checks are fraudulent.

Nov. 23

• Officers were called to respond to the property of a local business regarding a damaged window. The matter is under investigation.

Nov. 24

•Officers responded to assist the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office with traffic control at the scene of a car accident. Two individuals were transported to the hospital for treatment.

Nov. 25

• Officers were dispatched to local bar regarding a loose dog. The employees told the responding officer that although the dog was friendly, they were unable to get him to leave the front entrance. Officers located the dog’s owner and returned the dog with a verbal warning.

• Officers were requested to contact a probation officer in regards to one of his probationers. The probation officer reported receiving information regarding one of his probationers who had been seen at a local bar drinking. Officers went to the establishment, spoke with the man in question and found it was a case of mistaken identity.

• Officers were dispatched to respond to an activated basement alarm. A perimeter search was performed and no access into the house could be found. Per dispatch, the key holder was to respond to the house.

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Posted by Emily Grove

Emily is the Herald Review and Pioneer crime and court reporter, covering crime in both Mecosta and Osceola counties. She can be reached by e-mail at emily@pioneergroup.com or by phone at (231) 592-8362.

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