POLICE BLOTTER: Woman reports espresso machine fraudulently purchased with her credit card

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


  • A vehicle accident occurred at 9:20 a.m. on Oak Street near Stewart Avenue.
  • Officers received a complaint involving telephone harassment at 11:23 a.m.
  • A vehicle accident occurred at 12:26 p.m. on State Street near Fuller Avenue.
  • Officers assisted Child Protective Services at 2:31 p.m.
  • Police received a fraud complaint at 4:02 p.m. An espresso machine was bought online with a business credit card through Homedepot.com and sent to the business’s address. The credit card holder stated she did not purchase the item. The incident is under investigation.
  • Police received a noise complaint at 5:42 p.m. The complainant was bothered by a crying child and music. No further information was provided.
  • Officers were called at 6:10 p.m. about a suspicious situation on the 100 block of Bellevue Street. An abandoned house is falling apart. Code enforcement was notified.
  • Police received a threats complaint at 7:41 p.m. on the 800 block of Country Way. Officers found the matter involved a civil argument and hurt feelings, but no threats were made.

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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