POLICE BLOTTER: Police investigating malicious destruction of property complaint

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


• Officers performed a well-being check on the 800 block of Country Way.

• A car window was smashed out in a parking lot on the 500 block of South State Street. The suspect is a white male in his 20s, described as chubby with a dark beard/goatee and driving a white lifted Chevy Silverado. He was mad at a business and possibly broke the car window. The matter is still under investigation.

• Officers arrested the victim from the above complaint on two contempt warrants from White Cloud. The subject was lodged.

• Police received a verbal domestic complaint on the 1100 block of Catherine Street.

• Officers stood by during a child custody exchange on the 600 block of South State Street.

• Police took a walk-in complaint at 7:53 p.m. A woman wanted to report that while at dinner her order was messed up and the restaurant comped her meal, including two alcoholic drinks, which she believed to be a Liquor Control Commission violation. She was given contact information for the LCC.

• Police received an animal control complaint at 11:17 p.m. on the 300 block of North Warren Avenue. A stray older beagle was picked up from the residence and taken to the shelter.


• Officers assisted the Ferris State University Department of Public Safety with a traffic stop at 12:22 a.m. on State Street near Knollview Drive.

• A 20-year-old driver was arrested for operating while intoxicated during a traffic stop at 12:49 a.m. on State Street near Rust Avenue.

• Police were dispatched at 12:51 a.m. to the 100 block of South Michigan Avenue for a report of an underage female who employees had witnessed drinking inside the bar. She was cited for minor in possession.

• A 31-year-old man requested an officer stand by while he attempted to get belongings from a residence on the 200 block of Second Avenue. His cousin and the tenant there said he had nothing inside and did not want him to enter. Later, the 31-year-old requested to be evaluated at the emergency room. While at the ER, he made a comment to Community Mental Health workers that he was going to cut his cousin if he wasn’t committed.

• A personal property damage accident occurred in City Lot 4. City surveillance was reviewed and no suspect vehicle could be identified.

• Police received a civil complaint involving a 57-year-old man who had an argument with his 26-year-old son-in-law yesterday.

• A traffic stop at 8:31 p.m. on Ives Avenue near Locust Street resulted in a consent search. The only thing police located was a marijuana grinder.

• Police performed a well-being check at 8:38 p.m. on the 800 block of Country Way. A daughter was unable to make contact with a parent. Officers determined everything was fine. The phone bill hadn’t been paid and was shut off.

• Two females were cited for minor in possession at 11:35 p.m. on the 100 block of South Michigan Avenue.


• A traffic stop at 12:22 a.m. on Maple Street near State Street resulted in a passenger, a 19-year-old female, receiving an MIP.

• At 12:22 a.m., bar staff on the 100 block of South Michigan Avenue located a 20-year-old woman drinking. She received an MIP.

• Police were dispatched at 1:39 a.m. to the 700 block of Division Street for a noise complaint. The tenant was cited for loud party and MIP.

• Officers were called at 2:56 a.m. to the emergency room to deal with the 31-year-old man they had dealt with earlier on Saturday. He was being disorderly. Police once again had to return another time to assist with the man while staff adjusted his restraints. He later in the day became calm and a “model citizen.”

• Police received an animal control complaint near the Maple Street Bridge. A black lab was located on Ives Avenue, but wouldn’t cooperate. The dog was nice, not vicious.

• Police received an animal control complaint at Hemlock Park. It was a nice dog, but did not want to go with officers. The dog was a small brindle-colored terrier.

• Officers received a malicious destruction of property on the 1100 block of Elm Street. There was damage to a window and smashed sideview mirrors on a white Ford truck parked in front. The business is located just behind a residence where a male was arrested last night for damaging his neighbor’s mailbox. The male was interviewed and said that he did not do it. An arrest warrant was forwarded to the prosecutor’s office.

• Police received a personal property damage accident complaint. However, the female had accidentally broke her own back window to her car when she slammed the car door which had a grass rake leaning against it and the back window inside the car. She was not sure what to do. She has glass coverage insurance and was advised by officers how to contact her insurance.

• Police received an animal control complaint on the 800 block of Country Way.

• Officers performed an area check for kids playing basketball on Pine Street near Monroe Avenue and throwing the ball over cars. Police made contact with a 43-year-old man, who stated the kids have been good and the neighbor who called doesn’t like the kids.

• Officers were called at 6:12 p.m. to the 700 block of Tioga Park Drive. The complainant found a fox hound type dog around the Hungerford Lake Area. He brought it back to town. The dog was taken to the shelter.


• Officers assisted a motorist who ran out of gas at 2:05 a.m. on Perry Avenue near State Street.

• A traffic stop at 4:03 a.m. on the 700 block of South State Street resulted in a 19-year-old Hersey woman being cited for no insurance. The vehicle was impounded.


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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