Evart

Police Report

April 11 to April 17

April 11: An officer investigated a suspicious situation at a residence.  The officer searched the building and the surrounding area.  The officer made contact with the suspect and advised them of the complaint.

April 13: An officer was dispatched to a residence for a noise complaint.  The officer spoke to the complainant, and advised the suspect of the City’s ordinance.

An officer was dispatched to a residence for a neighbor dispute.  The officer stood by until an agreement was reached by both parties, requiring no further action.

April 14: An officer investigated a suspicious situation complaint at a residence.  The officer searched the building and the surrounding area.  The officer was unable to locate the suspect.

An officer took a found property report.  The property was returned to the owner.

An officer was dispatched to an area check.  The officer searched the area and found it to be secure.

While on patrol an officer observed a traffic hazard.  The officer took care of the hazard and cleared the scene.

While on patrol an officer observed an open door.  The officer searched the building, and contacted a key holder to advise them of the open door.

April 15: An officer was dispatched to assist the Department of Human Services (DHS) with a home inspection.

An officer was dispatched to a residence reference an assault.  The officer spoke to the victim. The case is open pending further investigation.

An officer was dispatched to a residence reference a suicidal subject.  Upon arrival the officer spoke to the subject.  The subject was found to be secure and not suicidal.  The officer cleared the residence.

An officer took a Malicious Destruction of Property complaint at a residence.  Photos were taken of the damaged bicycle.  The case is open pending further investigation.

An officer was dispatched to a larceny of a bicycle complaint. Upon arrival the officer spoke to the complainant, and processed the scene for evidence.  The case remains open at this time.

An officer investigated a suspicious situation complaint at a water pump station.  The officer searched the building and the surrounding area.

An officer was dispatched to a business reference a stolen delivery vehicle sign.  The case is open pending further investigation.  If anyone has any information regarding this stolen sign, please contact the Evart Police Department.

While on a traffic stop an officer identified a passenger as having an outstanding warrant. The suspect was arrested, transported to OCSD and lodged on charges.

April 16: An officer was dispatched to a traffic complaint.  The officer spoke to the complainant, and was unable to locate the suspect.

An officer was dispatched to a residence for a possible Breaking and Entering complaint.  Upon arrival the officer made contact with several subjects, who were detained until the owner was contacted. The case is open pending further investigation.

While on patrol an officer observed an open door.  The officer searched the building, and contacted a key holder to advise them of the open door.

April 17: An officer was dispatched to a residence for a dog bite complaint.  The officer spoke to the parties involved and a citation was issued to the owner of the dog.

Reed City

Police Report

April 11 to April 17

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

E-mail tips to RCPD@reedcityhall.org

April 11: The School Liaison Officer investigated a harassment complaint at the High School.  All parties involved were talked to and advised of their conduct.

Officers from the Reed City Police Department arrested 29 year old Steven Paul Merrill on a felony warrant for false report of a felony stemming from an incident on April 8.  On April 8, Merrill reported to police that he had been robbed at gun point behind Brother’s Sports Bar and Grill.  Numerous officers canvassed the area looking for the suspect as described to police by Merrill.  Upon conducting our investigation it was determined that the incident as reported to police by Merrill did not occur.

Officers responded to a business in the city for a Retail Fraud complaint.  Subjects were observed stealing an item from the store.  One of the suspects has been identified and officers are in the process of identifying the other suspect involved.

Officers located and arrested a female on an outstanding warrant for assault.  The subject was transported to and lodged at the Osceola County Jail without incident.

Officers responded to the hospital to investigate a death.  The death was determined to be from natural causes.

April 12: Officers located and arrested a female subject that was wanted on two warrants for Retail Fraud and Trespassing.  The subject was transported to and lodged at the Osceola County Jail without incident.

Officers responded to a dog at large complaint.  Upon arrival of the officers the dog was no longer in the complainant’s yard.

Officers investigated an abandoned vehicle complaint at an apartment complex in the city.

Officers were dispatched to a possible suicidal subject call.  The subject was located and transported to the hospital to be evaluated.

Officers responded to a civil dispute at a residence in the city.  The dispute was over an eviction.  All parties were talked to and advised on a course of action.

April 13: The School Liaison Officer investigated a harassment complaint at the High School.  All parties involved were talked to and advised of their conduct.

Officers were dispatched to a business in the city for a retail fraud complaint.  A female subject stole items from the store.  A vehicle and suspect description was obtained and the matter is under investigation.

Officers did a well being check on a subject in the city.  The complainant had not heard from the subject in quite some time and wanted to make sure he was ok.  Officers were unable to locate the subject but did talk to neighbors who stated they seen the subject earlier in the day.

Officers investigated a retail fraud complaint at a business in the city.  A female entered the store and stole a bottle of alcohol.  The incident was captured on the camera system and officers are in the process of identifying the suspect.

Officers responded to a noise complaint in the parking lot of an apartment complex.  The subjects had locked their keys in the car and were trying to get them out.  The subjects were given a warning about the noise level.

April 14: Officers investigated a suspicious vehicle at the DPW Garage.

Officers issued a vehicle abatement notice on an inoperable vehicle parked at a residence.  Further enforcement action will be taken if the owner does not correct the violation.

Officers assisted the Osceola County Sheriff’s Department on a domestic disturbance at a residence outside of the city.  The officer returned to patrol duties within the City as soon as the situation was under control.

Officers responded to a car/deer accident on US 10.  There was minor damage and no injuries.  A report was completed.

April 15: The School Liaison Officer investigated a bullying complaint at the Elementary School.

Officers investigated a suspicious situation complaint.  The complainant stated that subjects were removing wood from the neighbor’s property.  The property owner was notified.

Officers investigated a possible probation violation at an apartment complex in the city.  Upon arrival the probationer could not be located.  The police report was forwarded to the subject’s probation officer.

April 16: Officers investigated an abatement violation in the city.  Unknown subjects had posted car financing signs on light poles throughout the city.  The signs were removed and the matter is under investigation.

Officers responded to a family dispute.  The complainant’s 16 year old son was out of control.  Officers talked to the child and advised him of the consequences of his actions.  There were no further problems.

Osceola County

Sheriff’s Report

April 10 to April 16

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office investigated several complaints for the above week.  The following is a brief summery for some of that activity which occurred.

April 10: Deputies were dispatched to a residence within the village of Marion on a suspected domestic assault complaint.  Upon arrival the deputies discovered that no assault had occurred, but discovered the presence of illegal narcotics inside the residence.  The deputies then arrested one subject for illegal possession of narcotics and transported them to the Osceola County Jail, and are seeking warrants for the second party.

Deputies were dispatched to a residence within Burdell Township on the report of a harassment complaint.  Upon arrival the deputies discovered that the complainant was receiving harassing text messages from her X-boyfriend.  Deputies then made contact with the suspect, who stated the harassing messages would stop.  The deputies then cleared the scene once their assistance was not longer needed.

April 11: A sergeant was dispatched to a residence within the City of Evart on the report of a threats complaint.  Upon arrival the sergeant discovered the victim was receiving threats from another subject.  The sergeant completed his investigation and then made contact with the suspect, who stated they would not contact the complainant anymore.  The sergeant then cleared the scene once his assistance was no longer needed.

Deputies were dispatched to the village of Marion on the report of a suspicious situation.  Upon arrival the deputies were advised that a vacant house was seen having an open door.  The deputies checked the residence and found everything to be secure and nothing suspicious.  The deputies then secured the residence, contacted the realtor who had the residence listed and cleared the scene without incident.

April 12: A deputy was dispatched to a residence within Hartwick Township on the report of a possible trespassing complaint.  Upon arrival the deputy discovered that the complaint’s neighbor had placed fence posts on the complainant’s property.  The deputy then spoke with the neighbor, who agreed to remove the posts until a survey of both properties was completed.  The deputy then met with the complaint, who agreed to this resolution.

A deputy arrested a subject within in the City of Reed City for a valid felony warrant.  The subject was taken into custody and was transported to the Osceola County Jail.

April 13: A sergeant responded to a residence within Marion Township, and arrested a subject on a valid warrant, which was issued out of Missaukee County.  The subject was then turned over to a Missaukee County Deputy without incident.

A deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle within Osceola Township for a speeding infraction.  Through investigation the deputy discovered that the operator was operating this vehicle without insurance.  The deputy then issued the driver an appearance citation for this offence and impounded their vehicle.

April 14: Deputies investigated 2 vehicle crashes and 1 vehicle crash with injuries, which occurred within Evart, Rose Lake and Highland Townships.

A deputy was dispatched to Sherman Township to assist the Department of Human Services with a possible sex offender residing at a licensed day care establishment.  Upon arrival the deputy confirmed that the subject in question was a registered sex offender and had failed to update their address within the allotted time given by the State of Michigan.  The deputy then arrested this subject and transported them to the Osceola County Jail without incident.

April 15: Deputies investigated 3 vehicle crashes which occurred within Hartwick and Burdell Townships.

A sergeant arrested a subject within the City of Reed City on a valid warrant.  The subject was then transported to the Osceola County Jail without incident.

April 16: A sergeant conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle within Middle Branch Township for a speeding infraction.  Through this investigation the sergeant discovered that the operator was driving on a suspended license.  The sergeant then placed this subject under arrest for this offence and transported them to the Osceola County Jail without incident.

A deputy investigated a harassment complaint which occurred within Rose Lake Township.  Upon arrival the deputy discovered that the complainant was being harassed by two subjects.  The deputy completed his investigation and then cleared the scene without incident.  This complaint is open pending contact with the suspects.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind citizens to report any and all suspicious activity that is observed within their neighborhoods, and to contact the sheriff’s office if you have any information pertaining to the above complaints at (231) 832-2288 or by fax at (231) 832-6173.

Michigan State

Police Report

April 11 to April 18

Additional information regarding some significant issues:

Troopers were sent to a Green Twp. residence on April 14 regarding a fight in progress.  Investigation revealed that no physical fight had actually taken place, but one of the involved parties was on probation.  The probationer, a 19 year old Big Rapids man, was arrested for violation of his probation.  Troopers were assisted at the scene by a Mecosta County Sheriff’s Deputy.

A trooper was dispatched to a shooting complaint in Burdell Twp. on April 10 at about 3 p.m.  The victim, a Cadillac woman, was northbound on US 131 when she noticed two young males along the freeway.  As she passed, one of the males pointed a long gun at her and fired a round.  The suspects then ran from the scene.  Investigation led to the identification of two 16 year old male suspects, who live near the scene.  The case will be sent to the Osceola County Prosecutor for review and charges.  The trooper was assisted at the scene by an Osceola County Sheriff’s Deputy.

A trooper was dispatched to Middle Branch Twp regarding a burglary.  The suspect(s) used a rock to break a window and gain access to a seasonal cottage.  Once inside, the house was searched and several items were stolen.  It is believed the incident occurred between March 7 and April 7.  Anyone with information about this or any other burglary is asked to contact the Michigan State Police Reed City Post.

Assaults/Stalking:  4

Arson:  1

Burglary/Alarms:  4

Larceny/Fraud:  4

Destruction of Property:  3

Narcotic violations:  2

Fugitives/Obstruction of Justice:  5

Threats/Public Peace:  1

Heath/Safety:  1

Traffic Crashes/Hit and Run:  3

Other traffic Incidents:  1

Mental Health/Insanity/Suicide:  3

Civil/Family Disputes:  2

Suspicious Situations:  3

Other/Miscellaneous:  6

Total for period:  43

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Contact the Michigan State Police Reed City Post at  231-832-2221.