LOCAL POLICE REPORTS — March 22, 2017
Evart Police Department
March 13 to March 19
- Officers stopped a vehicle for multiple traffic offenses. During the traffic stop, the officer located illegal narcotics in the vehicle. The complaint has been turned over to the prosecuting attorney.
- An officer was dispatched to a barking dog complaint. The owner had received a warning for a prior offense, so a citation was issued for this offense.
- An officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic offense. The officer learned the vehicle was not registered and the driver did not have an operator’s license. The officer issued the driver an appearance citation and towed the vehicle.
- An officer issued a blight violation citation to a homeowner who failed to clean their property after being served a blight notice.
- An officer was dispatched to a barking dog complaint. The owner of the dog was advised of the municipal ordinance and given a warning.
- An officer was requested to assist the Osceola County Sheriff's Office with a property damage accident.
- An officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic offense. During the traffic stop, the officer found the driver had a suspended license. The driver was issued an appearance citation, and the passenger was allowed to drive the vehicle.
REED CITYPOLICE DEPARTMENT
March 13 to March 19
If you see any suspicious activity, call 911. For a non-emergency call 832-3255. Email tips to email@example.com.
Officers continue to perform property inspections and serve the appropriate abatement paperwork for those in violation of city ordinances including trash and vehicles. Please be aware the winter parking ordinances will run until April 1. Officers will continue to enforce the Parking Violations Bureau policy in which no vehicle shall be parked on a city street between 2:30 a.m. and 6:00 am. Any and all vehicles in violation will be cited and or towed, snow or no snow.
- The School Liaison Officer has been diligently keeping track of several students regarding their attendance. Keeping in contact with school staff and the parents and submitting petitions for truancy request as required.
- Officers were dispatched to a threats complaint. Upon talking to the caller, the actions that took place did not constitute a threat. They were advised on how to proceed should they continue to receive unwanted contact.
- Officers made a traffic stop on a vehicle and discovered the driver held a warrant from another agency. The other agency was unable to arrange to pick the driver up on the warrant.
- Officers received a complaint of improper sexual contact between juveniles. The matter is under investigation and is expected to be sent to the Prosecuting Attorney for review.
- Officers performed a traffic stop on a vehicle for expired registration tabs. Officers found the 60-year-old driver was on a missing persons list from another jurisdiction. Officers also learned the male subject had been involved in a domestic dispute and was reported missing with a possible firearm. Officers searched his vehicle and found no firearm. He was released with a warning about his registration and the missing person alert removed from Law Enforcement Information Network.
- A 22-year-old female came into the Reed City Police Department to report a possible scam check she received in the mail. The woman explained that she was hired online and instructed to cash the check and forward the money to another person. The officer agreed that it was a scam and advised that she would have to contact the Mecosta County Sheriff's Office due to the jurisdiction of the investigation.
- Officers were dispatched to the depot regarding a suspicious situation. The caller reported several juveniles hanging out there, smoking and climbing all over things. Upon their arrival, officers found no one outside the depot. Checking the public restroom area, officers found a few juveniles sitting in the hallway. They were cooperative with the officer and explained it was cold outside and they were warming up before walking farther into town for something to eat, at which point they headed outside.
- Officers were requested to respond to a local apartment complex regarding a suspicious situation. The elderly tenant had not been seen or heard from in a few days. Officers entered the apartment and found the elderly man deceased. No foul play is suspected.
- Officers were requested to perform a well-being check at a local residence after a juvenile reported his mother was having medical difficulties that morning. Officers arrived and found the woman still experiencing difficulty and she agreed to go to the hospital for medical treatment. She was than transported to the Reed City Spectrum Health Hospital.
- Officers were dispatched to local apartment regarding a possible domestic situation. Both parties admitted to a verbal dispute. Officers explained it was a civil matter and the male half agreed to leave for the night.
- Officers received a dog-at-large complaint. Officers located the owner of the dog in question and issued a verbal warning explaining that although the dog is well behaved, while on walks the dog still needed to be kept on a leash when out in public.
- Officers were dispatched to a local residence regarding a domestic assault no longer in process. The 32-year-old female had a superficial injury earlier and declined medical treatment. She told the officers she waited to make the report until her children were in bed. The 36-year-old male admitted to accidentally causing the injury while in an argument and attempting to leave. The male agreed to leave for the night. A warrant request will be submitted.
- Officers were dispatched to local residence regarding an anonymous caller who reported a domestic situation and was requesting a welfare check. Officers spoke with the female in question who told them she was fine. She added that the man she lived with had been upset and left the residence. Officers spoke with him over the phone and he stated he was not returning to the home and did not want to speak to anyone at this time. Officers cleared.
- Officers were dispatched to local apartment complex regarding a noise complaint. The caller, who did not want to speak with the responding officers, reported the upstairs neighbors were too loud. Officers attempted contact with the upstairs residence, and although all lights were on no sounds could be heard from inside and no one would answer the door.
- Officers issued an appearance citation to a 37-year-old female for driving while license suspended. The women made arrangements for herself and her children to get a ride home as her vehicle was towed.
- Officers received a complaint of improper photos being shown around by juveniles after a relationship between two had ended. The matter is under investigation and the matter may be sent to the prosecuting attorney for review pending the result of the investigation.
- Officers located and arrested a 17-year-old male on a warrant for delivery of marijuana. He was lodged at the Osceola County Jail without incident.
- Officers assisted the Osceola County Sheriff's Office with locating and checking for injury at the scene of an unknown accident at U.S. 10 and U.S. 131.
- Officers were dispatched to a one-vehicle accident. Minor damage and no injuries reported.
- Officers were dispatched to assist with a vehicle that had hit black ice and ran off the road into a swamp. Reed City Towing removed the vehicle from the swamp. No injuries or damage reported.
- Officers were dispatched to a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was found not to be stolen due to the fact that it was registered in both of the divorced couple’s names. In addition, charges are being sought on the male for driving on a suspended license and causing damage while forcing his way into his ex-wife’s apartment.
- Officers were dispatched to local residence in the middle of the night regarding a barking dog complaint. The owner stated that he was not aware of the dog barking and would take care of it. A verbal warning was issued by the officer.
- Officers located a 21-year-old male and placed him under arrest for obstructing justice. The individual was wanted on an outstanding criminal bench warrant for failing to appear. He was transported and lodged in the Osceola County Jail without incident.
- Officers were dispatched to local apartment complex regarding a noise complaint. The complainant explained that she has an ongoing problem with the children in the above apartment running around screaming and yelling. She added that she believe the adults are intentionally making noise. Officers advised she report the problem with the apartment manager as it is not a criminal offense.