LOCAL POLICE REPORTS — April 25

Evart Police Department

April 16 to April 22

April 16

• Officers located a vehicle that had left the roadway outside the city limits. After confirming the vehicle was abandoned, officers contacted Meceola Central Dispatch to advise the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office of the vehicle’s location.

• Officers were dispatched to a loose dog complaint. The dog was located and the owner was advised a citation would be issued if the situation occurred again.

• Officers responded to a possible breaking and entering complaint. Contact was made with the property owner and officers recovered property possibly belonging to the suspect. The case remains open at this time.

April 18

• Officers were dispatched to a residential alarm. The property was found to be secure.

April 19

• While on patrol, officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with an expired license plate. The vehicle was found to have no insurance and improper plates.

• While on patrol, officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was found to have no insurance.

April 20

• Officers were called to conduct a standby for EMS.

• Officers were dispatched to the Evart High School for an animal complaint. The animal was caught and turned over to Osceola County Animal Control.

April 21

• While investigating a custody complaint, officers made contact with an individual possibly in violation of parole. The case remains open at this time.

• Officers were called to assist the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office with a reckless driver complaint.

Reed City Police Department

April 15 to April 21

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

April 16

• Officers responded to a residence where the homeowner explained he needed to get out of his driveway, but it was blocked by a vehicle. He added it has been a problem and his efforts to mark it have been ignored. A citation was issued on the vehicle blocking the driveway and a tow truck was called.

• Officers were requested to respond to the Osceola County Circuit Court probation/parole office to assist in the arrest a 40-year-old man on a multiple count warrant. The man was placed under arrest and transported to the Osceola County Jail, where he was lodged without incident.

•Officers were called to an apartment regarding the smell of burning marijuana. The caller believed the smell was coming in through the heat vents. Officers also could smell what appeared to be burning marijuana, but were unable to locate the source. The information has been turned over to the apartment managers.

April 17

• Officers were requested to respond to the Reed City Spectrum Health Hospital emergency room to relieve an Osceola County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was sitting with a suspect in the ER. The deputy had been called out on another priority response. The Reed City Police officer remained with the suspect until another Osceola County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrived.

• Officers were dispatched to local residence regarding a death investigation. The 73-year-old man passed away of natural causes.

• Officers were requested to assist with a probation check on a 27-year-old woman. The officer stood by as the probation officer checked the woman’s apartment. When complete, the officer cleared the scene without an incident occurring or an arrest needed.

• Officers were dispatched to U.S. 10 regarding the well-being of a man seen sitting under a tree. The 50-year-old man told the officer he was having some mental problems and had been walking since the night before from Clare. The man agreed to take a ride to the hospital and have an evaluation. The officer made contact with the Clare County Sheriff’s Office to inform the man’s family of the situation.

• Officers were approached by a 19-year-old woman requesting assistance. She explained she was having an allergic reaction to peanuts. She went on to explain she had an epi-pen but was afraid to use it. The officer assisted her with administering the medication herself into her thigh. The officer stayed with her until EMS could respond.

• The school liaison officer received information regarding the abuse of two juveniles. Information was gathered and handed over to Child Protection Service to investigate further.

• Officers were dispatched to a local gas station regarding an intoxicated customer who was denied the purchase of alcohol. The employees explained the man stated he had a surprise for them. Again he was refused service, but before the man left he intentionally threw a bag of marijuana on the counter. After viewing the video footage, officers, who knew the man, went to his house and placed him under arrest on an outstanding warrant and for distribution of marijuana. He was transported to the Osceola County Jail. He became difficult with the officer and kicked the officer in the knee. An additional charge of assaulting an officer was added to his charges.

• Officers received a report of the smell of marijuana coming in through the apartment vents. The tenant believes it is coming from the neighbors. Because an air freshener was used there was no smell when an officer arrived. The information has been turned over to the apartment managers.

April 21

• Officers met with Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office deputies to take into custody a 21-year-old man they were holding. The man was being held on an outstanding warrant with the Osceola County Circuit Court for failure to appear. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Osceola County Jail, where he was lodged without incident.

• Officers arrested a 53-year-old man on charges of driving without an operator’s license. The vehicle was towed and the man was transported to the Osceola County Jail, where he was lodged without incident.

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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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