POLICE BLOTTER: Man arrested for allegedly throwing space heater at woman

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


• Police responded to the 1300 block of Catherine Street in response to a Facebook threats complaint.

• Officers responded to the 300 block of West Bridge Street and arrested a 22-year-old man for allegedly throwing a space heater at a 20-year-old woman. The man is on circuit court probation.

• Police responded to the 600 block of South State Street in response to a disorderly conduct complaint. Police said two women threw over displays because a store employee would not sell them a cigar without identification. The incident is under investigation.

• Later in the day, police responded to the same location for a larceny complaint. The caller said the same people who allegedly threw over the displays returned and stole a cigarette roller. The roller was recovered outside the store, police said. Officers have not made contact with the suspects and the incident remains under investigation.

• After responding to a possible operating while intoxicated complaint. A 25-year-old female passenger in the vehicle was found to be in violation of her probation by drinking.

• Police responded to the 800 block of Country Way in response to a complaint of a female yelling at someone on the phone.

• Police responded to a civil complaint on the 200 block of Pemberton Avenue. A domestic dispute was in progress. Upon arrival, officers spoke with a man and a woman, who told officers they were having an argument. The man agreed to leave.

• Officers responded to a suspicious situation on the 100 block of Maple Street. A 21-year-old man told police he thought he was at Venlo Drive, at a friend’s house, but his friends actually live on North Warren Avenue. He was taken to North Warren.


• Police responded to the 200 block of North Warren Avenue, where a family said they were moving out. Between trips, they said, a gun safe and guns came up missing. A 29-year-old woman allegedly stole them. The family showed up back at the house around 6 p.m. to find a gun safe door open and a shotgun still loaded. Police will seek charges.

• Officers responded to a custody exchange in the 1100 block of Catherine Street.

• Police responded to a fraudulent use of a credit card complaint in the 800 block of South State Street. An investigation led police interviewing a man who told them he bought a pizza from an unknown person on Twitter, who used a third person’s credit card fraudulently. The investigation continues.

• A disorderly conduct complaint on the 300 block of South Third Street ended when both parties sorted things out before police arrived.

• Police responded to a false identification complaint on the 100 block of South Michigan Avenue. Bouncers caught it at the back door and the suspect left before officers arrived. The incident is under investigation.


• A found wallet was turned in by a cab driver. The owner was contacted and the item was returned.


Posted by Tim Rath

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

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