POLICE BLOTTER: Group of tubers, bachelor party get into fight Saturday

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


• Police received a walk-in complaint at 10:25 a.m. about a vehicle accident that occurred on North Third Avenue.

• A vehicle accident occurred at 11:12 a.m. on State Street near Bridge Street.

• Police were called at 12:34 p.m. to a domestic assault complaint on the 1100 block of Catherine Street. A 29-year-old man was lodged for assaulting his 23-year-old girlfriend.

• A traffic stop at 12:43 p.m. on Knollview Drive near State Street led to a 23-year-old Missouri man being issued a citation for no insurance.

• Officers performed an area check at 4:42 p.m. for two people possibly sleeping in a vehicle by the dog park. Police were unable to locate the subjects.

• Police performed an area check at 4:47 p.m. on Colburn Avenue for a woman who had a warrant. Officers were unable to locate the woman.

• Officers assisted the Michigan State Police at 6 p.m. with a traffic stop.

• Officers were called at 6:17 p.m. to the Parkview Village Community Garden regarding a subject picking vegetables that don’t belong to them. Officers reviewed video and spoke with the garden manager. The garden manager identified the subject on the video as a garden plot owner. No crime was committed in the reported time frame.

• Officers were called at 9:12 p.m. to the 900 block of Catherine Street regarding suspicious messages found on a phone.

• Officers were called at 10:41 p.m. to 100 block of West Madison Street to perform a well-being check.


• At 1:48 a.m., an officer located a subject walking with open container of alcohol on the 100 block of South Michigan Avenue. The 22-year-old man was given a verbal warning and released.

• A traffic stop led to a 40-year-old moped driver being cited for driving with a suspended license.

• A 59-year-old woman reported someone stole a ball hitch attachment from her Jeep in City Lot 4.

• A bike was found near Milton and Dekrafft avenues. It is a blue Huffy, single speed, girls bike.

• A juvenile broke a light bulb outside the west door of a building on the 500 block of North Warren Avenue. The report will be forwarded to probate court depending on what the property owner wants to do.

• Officers were called about a fight in a parking lot on the 200 block of Baldwin Street. A group of tubers fought with a bachelor party, most likely just pushing and shoving occurred. Police will follow up and then submit charges for fighting in public.

• Police received a complaint of a large group of people with loud music on the 100 block of South Michigan Avenue. Officers found them, but the music was not loud.


• Officers received a complaint of construction occurring at nearly 2 a.m. on the 400 block of South Michigan Avenue. Police found it was a tile guy working on early morning renovations at a frat house.

• Police received a complaint of suspicious activity on the 100 block of North Michigan Avenue.

• Officers were unable to locate a reported reckless driver near Fourth Avenue and Baldwin Street.

• Police received a report of a woman too drunk to walk on Oak Street near Michigan Avenue. EMS checked her out and she refused a ride home. Her son came and helped her home.

• Officers performed an area check for a report of a blue sports car driving around and honking near the 500 block of North Warren Avenue. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.

• Police received a complaint of suspicious activity involving three kids carrying garbage bags full of pizzas.


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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