LOCAL POLICE REPORTS — Dec. 20

Evart Police Department

Dec. 11 to Dec. 17

Dec. 11

• Officers were dispatched to a retail fraud complaint. An investigation was conducted and an appearance citation was issued.

• Officers were called to a juvenile complaint at the elementary school. Officers waited with the student until family arrived.

• Officers were called to a complaint of a stolen license plate. The case remains open at this time.

Dec. 13

• Officers were called to assist EMS and the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office on a complaint of a subject slumped over the steering wheel of a car. It was determinedno crime had been committed. The driver of the car refused medical care.

• During a traffic stop, officers made contact with a subject with outstanding warrants. The subject was arrested and transported to the Osceola County Jail.

• Officers were dispatched to a domestic dispute in progress. Contact was made with the involved subjects who agreed to go their separate ways.

Dec. 14

• Officers made contact with a local business to make the owners aware of an ordinance violation involving snow removal. The situation was rectified.

Dec. 15

• Officers were called to the elementary school for an assault. The report has been submitted to the prosecutor for review.

Dec.16

• Officers were advised to lookout for a vehicle. The vehicle was located and detained until the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office could arrive.

• Officers conducted a traffic stop and discovered open intoxicants in the vehicle.

Reed City Police Department

Dec. 10 to Dec. 16

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

Residents are advised not to plow snow across a street or into the street. This is a civil infraction with fines of between $200 and $500 for those who are not compliant. Winter parking ordinances have begun and will run until April 1. There is no parking on any city streets from 2:30 to 6 a.m. This is a $30 fine, and any and all vehicles in violation will be cited a parking ticket and/or towed.

It is a violation of the law to operate a vehicle on the roadway with the amber warning light flashing. This does not apply to exempt vehicles, such as municipal, county or state plow vehicles or funeral vehicles. Aftermarket flood lights on vehicles are not legal to use on the roadway unless they are Department of Transportation approved and mounted in a manner consistent with state law. It also is a violation to be in use of such lighting near a public street, such as when engaged in snow removal from a business parking lot, if the brightness interferes with the vision and driving ability of the drivers on the nearby roadway.

Dec. 11

• An officer received a call to check on a person who appeared to be intoxicated and was last seen face down in the snow. The responding officers arrived to find the man had left the scene without taking his personal items, including his whiskey.

• Officers were dispatched to respond to a road run-off accident. The driver, a 47-year-old woman, stated due to the snow-and-rain mixture, her vehicle slid off the road and into the ditch. No damage was found on the vehicle and no injuries were reported by her or her passenger. A tow truck was called to pull the vehicle out of the ditch.

• Officers arrested a 26-year-old man for probation violations. The man was found to be intoxicated, carrying concealed weapons and resisting arrest. He was transported to the Osceola County Jail, where he was lodged without incident.

Dec. 12

• Officers were requested to respond to the probation/parole offices regarding a 45-year-old woman who was detained for failing a drug test. The woman was transported to the Osceola County Jail, where she was lodged without incident.

• Officers were dispatched to a two-car private property accident. No injuries were reported.

Dec. 13

• An officer was requested to respond to the probation/parole office to assist with an arrest. The parole officers reported a 37-year-old woman violated the conditions of her bond by testing positive for marijuana use. She was placed under arrest and transported to the Osceola County Jail, where she was lodged without incident.

• Officers arrested a 59-year-old man for violation of probation conditions and failing to comply with sex offender registry duties.

• Officers were requested to assist the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at the scene of a 25-car pile-up on U.S. 10. Officers closed down U.S. 131 southbound for several hours and escorted the backed up traffic past the accident scene at a slow speed once a lane was reopened.

• Officers were dispatched to respond to a vehicle that had gone off the road and into a ditch. The driver, a 48-year-old man, stated he lost control due to the inclement weather, spun out and went into the snow bank, and was now stuck. He reported he had no injuries and there was no apparent damage to the vehicle. Officers called a towing company to respond to the scene.

Dec. 14

• Officers were requested to respond to a local area regarding a suspicious chemical smell. The smell was gone when the officer arrived.

Dec. 16

• Officers were requested to assist the Osceola Sheriff’s Office while deputies performed a vehicle search.

• While on patrol, officers found an unlocked door of a local business. Officers searched the building and found nothing out of place. Contact was made with the key holder, who responded and locked the door.

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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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