POLICE BLOTTER: Friends make up after argument in parking lot

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


• Officers responded to North Warren Avenue for a larceny of money complaint. The suspect has been identified as a 45-year-old man. The incident is under investigation.

• Police were at the 900 block of Olaf Street to be standby for Child Protective Services.

• Police responded to the Spectrum Health emergency room for a mental health subject who was making disturbing comments.

• Officers performed an area check for a woman seeming disoriented. They were unable to make contact with the woman after she entered her home, in the 100 block of West Bridge Street.

• A woman called police to report someone backed into her vehicle, which was parked in the 200 block of West Spruce Street. Due to a trailer hitch, there was no damage to the vehicle.

• Officers responded to the 800 block of Country Way in response to a report of a woman slamming her door multiple times. Police were unable to make contact with the woman. The incident is under investigation.

• Police responded to a hit and run in the 400 block of Warren Avenue. An officer witnessed a vehicle back into another vehicle and then pull away without reporting the incident or stopping to look for damage. The driver was cited for leaving the scene of an accident.


• A driver’s license was found and returned to its owner.

• Police responded to a civil dispute in the 1000 block of Perry Avenue.

• Police responded to the 300 block of Fuller Avenue for a check of people banging on the door with a shovel. It was discovered a tenant locked himself out. The case was referred to a locksmith.

• Police responded to a false identification complaint in the 400 block of North State Street.

• Officers responded to a noise complaint in the 600 block of Division Street. A party was shut down and the tenant was issued a noise warning.

• Officers responded to an operating while intoxicated complaint at the intersection of State Street and Fuller Avenue. A 69-year-old man was pulled over for driving without headlights. After an investigation, the man was arrested on charges of operating while intoxicated.

• Police responded to a civil dispute in city parking lot No. 4. People were having a disagreement as they were leaving for the night. The group of people knew each other, were friends and made up.


• Police responded to a civil dispute in the 300 block of Woodward Avenue at 12:43 p.m. There were parking-related issues between two apartments. The issues were resolved for the day and all involved were advised to contact their landlord.

• A 34-year-old woman from Big Rapids was arrested at 9:22 p.m. in the 800 block of North State Street on charges of operating while intoxicated.

• Police responded to the 700 block of Osceola Avenue at 10:06 p.m. for two disorderly women.


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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