LOCAL POLICE REPORTS - AUG. 6
Evart Police Department
Aug. 30 to Sept. 3
• An officer was dispatched to a failure to pay complaint. The complainant advised the person attempted to pay with a card at the pump, but the pump failed to read the card. The complainant also said they did not have any identifying information to help identify and locate the subject.
• The Evart Police Department was contact by telephone regarding a threats complaint. An officer spoke with both parties, and an agreement was made to leave each other alone.
• An officer was dispatched to a civil dispute over a chainsaw. The officer spoke with both parties and the chainsaw was returned to the owner. Subjects were advised no criminal violations had occurred, and to consult an attorney if the matter needed to go to small claims court.
• Officers were called to the Evart Skate Park for a complaint of a juvenile spraying other juveniles with the contents of a 2-liter bottle.
• Officers were called to conduct a well-being check. All parties in the home were found to be secure and did not request any services.
• Police assisted the Evart Area Fire Department with a car fire at a local business.
• Officers responded to a verbal dispute. Officers were unable to locate the subject.
• Officers were called to a local business for a complaint of counterfeit currency. The bill has been sent to the Secret Service for further investigation.
• Officers conducted a traffic stop on a speeding vehicle. Upon making contact with the driver, police determined the driver did not have a valid driver’s license. A misdemeanor citation was issued. The driver also was found to have an outstanding warrant. The driver was arrested and transported to the Osceola County Jail.
• Officers were called to a breaking and entering complaint. The case remains open at this time.
Reed City Police Department
Aug. 27 to Sept. 2
• Officers responded to a call regarding flat tires. The woman reported her son’s vehicle, parked on the side of the city street, had three tires go flat over the course of a few weeks. No damage could be seen. The matter is under investigation.
• Officers were requested to assist the Osceola County Sheriff's Office regarding a trespassing situation.
• Officers observed a man walking down the street who stopped and began staring at the officer. Because it was late at night, the officer approached the man and asked why he stopped and stared at him. The man explained he was intoxicated and the patrol car was parked next to his house, so he was curious if the officers were going there.
• Officers were dispatched to perform a well-being check. Officers had to force the door open to gain entry to the home of an elderly woman. She was found on the floor unresponsive. EMS was called and she was transported to Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital.
• Officers received a report on a stolen bicycle. The matter is under investigation.
• Officers picked up a 38-year-old man who held a felony warrant for larceny of a wood chipper out of the 77th District Court. He was then transported to the Osceola County Jail where he was lodged without incident.
• Officers arrested a 28-year-old man who had two felony warrants out of the 77th District Court — one for delivery of marijuana and one for delivery of a schedule V drug. He was transported to the Osceola County Jail where he was lodged without incident.
• Officers were dispatched to a suspicious situation regarding an open door at the courthouse building. The building was searched and found secure. The open door was secured by corrections staff and officers cleared the scene.
• Officers were dispatched to local motel regarding a disorderly person. The responding officer spoke with the two subjects in question and they agreed to leave.
• While out on patrol at night, an officer observed suspicious behavior of a man walking in an area where there had been a string of thefts from vehicles. Officers spoke with the 43-year-old man and found him to have a Bond Conditional Release order out of the 77th District Court, which specifically stated he was to have no alcohol. The man admitted to drinking and agreed to a personal breathalyzer test, resulting in his arrest for the conditional release violation. He was transported to the Osceola County Jail where he was lodged without incident.
• Officers issued an appearance citation to a 37-year-old woman for driving without a valid operator’s license. Her's had expired.
• Officers investigated a suspicious situation, after dark, at a local business that was closed for the night. They observed a vehicle in the parking lot that is usually empty. Officers searched the business and its property, securing an unlocked storage building. Further investigation at the business showed there appeared to be no criminal activity.
• An officer received a report of a hitch hiker standing on the white line on U.S. 10. Officers located the 65-year-old man and issued a verbal warning that is was not safe, and he was impeding the flow of traffic.
• An officer received a request to perform a well-being check on three young children. The caller was concerned they had been left alone. The officer found the children to be fine at home with their mother.
• Officers received a call from the Michigan State Police out of Cadillac, who said they were holding a 20-year-old man, who held a criminal bench warrant for contempt out of Osceola County's 77th District Court after he failed to appear for arraignment on charges of possession of methamphetamine. Arrangements were made to pick him up. He was then transported to the Osceola County Jail where he was lodged without incident.
• Officers were requested to assist the Evart Police Department, along with the Osceola County Sheriff's Office, on a possible domestic situation.
• Officers arrested a 58-year-old man, who held a three count warrant out of the 77th District Court for failing to update on the sex offender registry, driving with an improper plate and driving without insurance.
If you see any suspicious activity, call 911. For a non-emergency call 832-3255.
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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 through out the week.
Please be aware that if you blow your grass clippings into the roadway you MUST clean it up.
Due to a spree of vehicle break-ins, officers encourage residence to keep their vehicles locked and valuable items brought inside at night.