Police blotter: Police investigate drivers passing school buses with flashers on

BIG RAPIDS — Big Rapids Department of Public Safety officers responded to the following calls on Thursday and Friday. All calls might not be reported.


  • At 7:28 a.m., officers responded to a report of kids smoking behind the bandshell, but they were gone before police arrived. The school officer will follow up on the complaint.
  • Officers were called at 7:40 a.m. for a report of a car alarm going off in the area of Oak Street and Warren Avenue, but they were unable to locate an alarm.
  • Police are investigating a report called in at 8:37 a.m. of a vehicle passing a school bus while the safety lights were activated near Cedar Street and Ives Avenue. The driver got the plate number of the vehicle.
  • Officers responded to a property damage accident at 11:17 a.m. at the corner of State Street and Morrison Avenue.
  • At 1:33 p.m., found property was turned in at DPS.
  • A complaint regarding the larceny of pills was reported at 2:51 p.m. at DPS. The incident is under investigation.
  • A hit and run was reported at 3:24 p.m. at the corner of State and Elm streets.
  • At 4:26 p.m., officers responded to a property damage accident in the 800 block of State Street.
  • Officers were called at 4:42 p.m regarding a bus passed with its flashers on near Catherine Street and Platt Avenue. The vehicle’s plate number was given to police and the incident is under investigation.
  • Officers were called at 9:58 p.m. to the 200 block of South Warren Avenue for a loud party complaint. The tenant was given a written warning.
  • At 11:29 p.m. in the city parking lot in the 200 block of South State Street, two people were arguing. They began to push each other and one slipped and fell. Neither party wanted to pursue charges.


  • At 2:46 a.m., officers were called to the 700 block of South State Street for a found ID.

Posted by Candy Allan

Candy is the Pioneer's associate editor. She also coordinates the Family & Friends, Religion and Parenting pages. She can be reached by phone at (231) 592-8386 or by e-mail at callan@pioneergroup.com.

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