LOCAL POLICE REPORTS — Dec. 13

Evart Police Department

Dec. 4 to Dec. 10

Dec. 4

• While conducting a traffic stop, officers made contact with a driver who did not have a valid operator’s license. An appearance citation was issued and the vehicle was turned over to a valid driver.

• Officers were contacted regarding a mailbox that had been hit.

Dec. 5

• Officers were advised of a possible child abuse case. An investigation was conducted and the case was referred to Child Protective Services. The case remains open at this time.

• Officers responded to a report of a property damage accident involving two vehicles. No injuries were reported.

Dec. 6

• While conducting a traffic stop, officers made contact with an individual with outstanding warrants. The subject was arrested and transported to the Osceola County Jail, and lodged on the warrants.

• While conducting a traffic stop, officers made contact with a driver whose operator’s license had expired. An appearance citation was issued and the vehicle was turned over to a valid driver.

• Officers were called to a report of a probation violation. The subject was arrested and transported to the Osceola County Jail.

Dec. 7

• While on patrol, officers made contact with a subject who was operating a vehicle without insurance. The driver was issued a citation and the vehicle was towed.

Dec. 8

• Officers were called to a complaint of graffiti in the restroom of a local business.

Dec. 9

• Officers located a vehicle with a suspected drunk driver. Contact was made with the driver, who was not exhibiting any signs of impairment.

Dec. 10

• Officers were called to a possible suicidal subject. The subject was transported to Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital for an evaluation.

Reed City Police Department

Dec. 3 to Dec. 9

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

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 a.m. and 6 a.m. Any and all vehicles in violation will be cited a parking ticket and/or towed.

Dec. 4

• Officers were requested to respond to the G.T. Norman Elementary School regarding a child custody dispute. The school provided the responding officer a copy of the custody order, showing which weeks was each parent’s custody time. He explained the children will be going with the father as it was his week and the mother could make contact with CPS or Friend of the Court and plead her case regarding her claims. Both parents were issued a warning regarding their behavior.

• A Reed City police officer assisted a motorist with changing a tire on the side of the road.

• Officers were requested to respond to a local address regarding a loud music complaint. Upon arrival, the landlord had just spoken to the tenant and the music had been turned down. A verbal warning explaining the city ordinance regarding loud music was issued to the teenager.

• Officers went to the residence of a 23-year-old woman and notified her there was a misdemeanor warrant for fraud in her name. She was placed under arrest and transported to the Osceola County Jail, where she was lodged without incident.

• Officers received a report of three Christmas wreaths missing from the outside of a resident’s garage. The matter is under investigation.

• Officers responded to an alarm activation at a local business. The building and grounds were searched and nothing was found out of the norm. The key holder responded and secured the building.

Dec. 5

• Officers responded to a loud music complaint at an apartment complex. The music had been turned down at the time of police arrival. The tenant in the apartment denied having the music loud.

• Officers received a complaint regarding an altercation between an adult and a teenager. Officers went to the residence and interviewed everyone who was in the home at the time the incident took place. Police found the situation was a civil matter and the teenager made apologizes to those he harmed while he was upset.

• Officers were requested to a residence regarding the well-being of the caller’s roommate. The man explained to the officer he was concerned for the safety of his 30-year-old roommate, who was on parole and seemed to be depressed. The man was found to be OK and the officer passed the information on to the parole officer.

Dec. 6

• Officers were on the lookout for a male subject who had tested positive for methamphetamine and ran from the probation/parole office at the 77th District Court. The Reed City police officer arrived on the scene as the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office deputies were placing the man under arrest. The officer remained at the scene until other units could arrive.

Dec. 7

• Officers were dispatched to assist the Osceola Sheriff’s Office with a vehicle rollover accident. The officer assisted the three children out of their carseats and carried them to the ambulance to stay warm while waiting to be checked out.

• Officers were dispatched to perform a well-being check on a 48-year-old man, who had made threats to the Ebay Corporation. Officers located the man, who denied the threats and became upset. Officers made contact with the complainant and explained the threats were denied and if they felt the threats were real, to contact the FBI since it was across state lines.

• Officers were on the lookout for a vehicle that had struck a mailbox and left the scene. Officers located the vehicle in town and questioned the driver. The 20-year-old driver admitted he hit the mailbox and stated he knew he had to stop. Officers detained the young man until the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office deputies could arrive.

Dec. 8

• Officers interviewed a woman in Kansas regarding an ongoing investigation involving a scam taking place using the address of a local business, but shipping items to the Kansas address. The information has been handed over to the appropriate authorities.

• Officers were requested to perform a well-being check on a local resident. The woman’s lawyer had been unable to contact her for months and stated she was not answering letters or phone calls. The officers went to the residence and found no one home at the time, but there was evidence someone had been in and out of the house recently. No foul play is suspected at this time.

• Officers received a report of loud music coming from a vehicle parked in a driveway a few houses away. Officers found the vehicle had left before they were able to arrive.

Dec. 9

• Officers were requested to take a report regarding damaged property. The complaint stated no one had been in their locked vehicle for three days and it was found to have had oil poured all over the inside. The matter is under investigation.

• Officers issued an appearance citation to a 20-year-old man for defective equipment and driving with a suspended license. He also was warned for failing to change his address.

• Officers were dispatched to local business regarding a disorderly subject. The 26-year-old man was found to have a warrant for child support. He was then placed under arrest and transported to the Osceola County Jail, where he was lodged without incident, in addition to being served with no trespass paperwork.

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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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