POLICE BLOTTER: Officers make arrests; son sleeps all day and throws things

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


• Officers received a walk-in fraud complaint at 1:14 p.m.

• Police were dispatched to a suspicious complaint at 2:59 p.m. on the 200 block of North Fourth Avenue.

• At 4:43 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Gilbertson Avenue for a mother who called because her 18-year-old son had been sleeping all day and then started throwing things when he woke up. Information was provided to the mother.

• Police responded to a fraud complaint on the 300 block of Division Street. A woman received a $2,480 check with a letter explaining she was to keep $480 and use $2,000 to purchase Google Play cards. After purchasing the cards, the letter told her to evaluate the store she purchased the cards from and send pictures of the cards.

• A traffic stop at South State Street and Knollview Drive resulted in a 53-year-old Big Rapids woman being cited for driving without insurance.


• Police were called to a domestic situation on the 100 block of South Dekrafft Avenue between a 31-year-old woman and her 32-year-old boyfriend. The man spit on the woman and punched holes in the wall. Police were unable to find the man. Charges will be sought.

• Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of South Stewart Avenue for a suspicious complaint.

• Police responded to the 700 block of Fuller Avenue for two roommates who were yelling at each other.

• A victim of domestic violence on the 100 block of South Dekrafft wanted the area checked for the abuser. Police were unable to locate the individual.

• Officers were dispatched to a domestic violence complaint on the 1100 block of Fuller. A woman was assaulted by her estranged husband. Officers were unable to locate the man. The complaint was turned over to officials for reviews.

• Police were dispatched to the 300 block of Marion Avenue for a baby crying and a person yelling “no.” Police were unable to locate the source.


• At 9:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 100 block of South Dekrafft for a suspicious situation. A woman told officers she found the door to her garage open and thought a domestic suspect may be in the garage. The garage was checked. The man was not located and nothing appeared to have been damaged or tampered with.

• Police performed an area check at 1:26 p.m. at Osceola Park for a child crying. A family was located walking in the park and the child was upset because she wanted to go to Hemlock Park instead.

• Officers arrested a 42-year-old man at 3:36 p.m. for child support. Officers were called to a possible domestic assault on the 200 block of Pemberton Avenue. The caller reported a man and and wife were assaulting each other. Neither reported any assault and were “not very cooperative” with officers. The domestic complaint will be forwarded for review.

• At 5:25 p.m., police performed a well-being check on the 400 block of South Third for a resident making suicidal statements. Community Mental Health was contacted and spoke with the man over the phone.


• A 25-year-old woman was found inside her boyfriend’s residence at 10:26 a.m. on the 100 block of Locust Street. She was arrested for violating the conditions of her bond.

• Property was found at 12:55 p.m. on the 500 block of South Third.


• A suspicious vehicle was reported to officers at 12:11 a.m. on the 700 block of Osceola Avenue. The vehicle was gone when officers arrived.

• An open door was found at 2:28 a.m. on the 100 block of North Michigan Avenue.

• A traffic stop at 2:48 a.m. resulted in a 25-year-old Grand Rapids man being arrested for operating while intoxicated and driving with a suspended or revoked license.


• At 1 a.m., officers performed a well-being check on a man from Bay City who is working for a construction company. Apparently, the man is on five-day alcohol binge and his wife hadn’t talked to him in 12 hours. The woman didn’t know the name of the construction company or what hotel they were staying in.

• Police were dispatched to a disorderly complaint on the 1000 block of Maple Street for a 47-year-old man at a bar. He was kicked out of the bar and located on the 100 block of North Fourth. He was given a trespass warning. Forty minutes later, he showed back up to the bar and was arrested.

• Officers were dispatched at 2:01 a.m. to the 200 block of Locust Street for a loud noise. The house appeared to be vacant.

•At 3:45 a.m., following a trip from Evart to Big Rapids for Taco bell, officers performed a traffic stop on a group of Evart. The driver was cited for not having insurance and another was cited for possession of marijuana (civil infraction).


Posted by Brandon Fountain

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