POLICE BLOTTER: Officers help relocate turtle crossing State Street

BIG RAPIDS — Big Rapids Department of Public Safety officers responded to the following calls on Tuesday. All calls may not be reported.


  • Police performed an area check for a man with no shirt panhandling on the 200 block of South Stewart Avenue. The man was gone when officers arrived.
  • Officers performed an area check for a snapping turtle crossing State Street. The turtle was not happy about being picked up, but was relocated near a wooded area and stream off Hutchinson Street.
  • Police were called about a civil complaint between a mother and a son on the 1800 block of Milton Avenue.
  • Officers received a report of a larceny that had occurred approximately three years ago on the 700 block of Novak Lane. The complainant now wanted to make an insurance claim. He was told to speak with his insurance company.
  • Officers responded to a two-vehicle accident on Maple Street near Ives Avenue. One driver attempted to change lanes with a vehicle beside her. She was cited.
  • Police handled a civil complaint on the 600 block of South State State. The complainant told the officer a man pumped gas and stated he forgot his wallet at the doctor’s office south of town. The officer stood by after gaining his information. The man returned and paid for his fuel.
  • Officers assisted EMS with a man suffering from alcohol withdrawal. The man stated he was coming of a binge drinking session, had not eaten in four days and needed medical assistance. He was transported for medical attention.
  • Officers performed a well-being check on the 300 block of North Michigan Avenue.
  • Police received a fireworks complaint on the 400 block of Woodward Avenue. Officers spoke to those shooting the fireworks about being careful where the shrapnel ended up since the houses are very close together. They stopped lighting fireworks soon after.

Posted by Emily Grove

Emily is the Pioneer and Herald Review 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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