Reed City police reports


If you see any suspicious activity, call 911. For a non-emergency call 832-3255. Email tips to

Officers continue to perform property inspections and serve the appropriate abatement paperwork for those in violation of the Reed City Ordinances for tall grass, trash and vehicles though out the week. Please be aware the placement of yard waste and leaves into the curbs and gutters is also a violation of the city ordinance. It causes problems with the storm drains and will not be allowed. The Reed City Police Department is enforcing the ordinance for those who are non-compliant. Additionally all household trash, including those that are set out on Large Pickup Day, must be in the approved blue trash bags available at the City Hall, or it will not be picked up. All trash and cans are required to be removed from the curbside by 7 p.m. on Thursdays.


  • Officers were called regarding a cat lying in the street that had been hit by a car. The cat had expired upon the officers’ arrival. Officers disposed of the body.
  • Officers received a complaint of suspicious activity for an individual photographing children in Halloween costumes. It was determined the individual was visiting from a foreign country were they don’t have Halloween and wanted photos to show American customs to friends back home.
  • Officers were dispatched to perform a well-being check on an individual who was possibly suicidal. An officer made contact and determined the individual not suicidal.


  • Officers received a domestic assault complaint that occurred a few days before. A warrant has been requested from the prosecutor.
  • Officers were dispatched to local apartment complex regarding a possible domestic in progress. Officers spoke with both parties involved who admitted to having a verbal argument and the no physical contact had been made. The two agreed to separate for the evening to deescalate the situation. Case closed.


  • Officers served no trespassing papers on a 50-year-old male. He agreed to sign the papers without incident.
  • Officers were dispatched to local apartment complex for a possible domestic assault in progress. The caller stated they near noises coming from the apartment that sounded like fighting. Officers made contact and found it only to be loud talking. No assault took place.
  • Officers arrested a 28-year-old male for driving while license suspended (third offense). He was transported and lodged in the Osceola County Jail without incident.
  • Officers received a complaint regarding an incident that took place earlier in a parking lot. The 17-year-old female stated she had been grazed in the legs by the front bumper of another car and pushed back against her vehicle as it was backing out of its parking spot. She added that at the time she was fine but realized after the driver left she was experiencing minor pain and requested a personal injury report be filed.


  • Officers were contacted by the probation and parole department requesting the arrest of a 38-year-old male on a parole detainer. He was transported and lodged in the Osceola County Jail without incident.
  • Officers were dispatched to the parking lot of the courthouse for a possible violation of bond conditions. Upon further investigation there was no violation of bond conditions.
  • Officers arrested a 32-year-old male for violating his parole. He was lodged at the Osceola County Jail without incident.
  • Officer served an abatement at local residence for the storing of a camper trailer on the street.


  • Officers were requested to perform a well-being check. The husband stated his wife had just had surgery and had not made contact with him as expected that morning while he was at work. Officers located the woman and found she was fine. Case closed.
  • Officers responded to a one-vehicle personal property damage accident. No injuries were reported.
  • Officers arrested a 42-year-old male for driving without insurance and no operator’s license in his possession. He was also issued a citation for driving with an expired license plate. He was transported and lodged in the Osceola County Jail without incident.
  • Officers issued an appearance citation to a 38-year-old male for driving with an invalid operator’s license and no proof of insurance.Officers stopped a 22-year-old male from out of state riding his moped on U.S. 10. He was advised that a moped cannot be operated on a road with a posted speed limit greater than 35 mph and released with a warning.
  • Officers were dispatched to local business regarding retail fraud. Officers were shown the store surveillance video showing a customer pocketing an item. The matter was under investigation.


  • Officers were dispatched to a local apartment complex regarding a well-being check and a possible domestic situation. Officers found that the 29-year-old male in question was out on a conditional bond release from a neighboring county and was not allowed to have contact with the female resident. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Osceola County Jail to await pick up from Lake County who held the warrant.


  • While on foot patrol, officers came upon a heated verbal argument taking place in a back parking lot. Officers separated the two males and asked that they leave, which they did.
  • Officers were dispatched to local residence regarding a family issue and behavior of a juvenile. The juvenile was found to be in violation of probation and in possession of marijuana. Contact was made with the probation officer who arranged for the juvenile to be placed in a juvenile detention facility.
  • Officers were requested to assist the Michigan State Police with larceny complaint.