POLICE BLOTTER: Unknown man seen stealing kegs from behind a restaurant on Perry Avenue

BIG RAPIDS — Big Rapids Department of Public Safety officers responded to the following calls from Friday, July 19, to Monday, July 22. All calls might not be reported.


• A 32-year-old woman allegedly walked into a 35-year-old woman’s bedroom at a residence in the 400 block of Woodward Avenue, punched her in the eye and then left. The case is under investigation.

• Officers responded to a report of suspicious activity in the 700 block of Perry Avenue.

• Officers received calls regarding the storm.


• Officers responded to a civil dispute in the 400 block of Marion Avenue. The 911 call came in as a possible domestic dispute in progress, and when officers arrived they found a man and woman arguing inside a residence. The woman also locked the man out of the building for a brief time. Both denied anything physical happened.

• Officers responded to a larceny in the 1200 block of Perry. An unknown white man in his 30s wearing a dark sweatshirt was seen loading empty kegs from the keg cage behind a restaurant. The suspect reportedly drove off in a dark-colored minivan or “Pacifica-type” vehicle, but no license plate was obtained.


• At 9:14 a.m., a business in the 500 block of South State Street reported they were receiving threats over the phone. Officers are investigating the case.

• At 10:04 a.m., officers responded to the 1100 block of Fuller Avenue for a possible domestic dispute. A neighbor reported they heard a door slamming and a woman sobbing, but it was a 21-year-old man, who was upset because he was not allowed to go for a car ride. The man was lodged for false information, probation violation and two warrants out of the district court in Montcalm County.


• Officers responded to a failure to pay report at 12:48 a.m. in the 700 block of South State involving a white Equinox. The case is under investigation.

• At 12:57 a.m., officers responded to a civil dispute in the 300 block of Gilbertson Avenue. A verbal argument was taking place between a mother and son, but the son left prior to officers arriving on scene.

• Officers responded to a civil dispute at 2:02 a.m. in the 300 block of Elm Street. During an area check for people yelling, the officers found a man and woman having a verbal argument.

• At 4:06 a.m., officers assisted with a residential burglary alarm in the 12000 block of 130th Avenue. The residence was secure.


Posted by Taylor Fussman

Taylor is the cops and courts reporter for the Pioneer and Herald Review newspapers. She can be reached at (231) 592-8362 or by email at tfussman@pioneergroup.com.

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