Local police reports for Aug. 29 to Sept. 6

Reed City

Police Report

Aug. 29 to Sept. 4

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

E-mail tips to RCPD@reedcityhall.org.

Aug. 29: Officers were called for a noise complaint at a business in the city. The officers arrived on scene and were not able to hear any noise. The matter was unfounded.

Aug. 31: Officers investigated a false fire alarm. A teenager had pulled a fire alarm out of curiosity at an apartment complex. The teenager was counseled and given a warning.

Sept. 1: Officers responded to the Kalamazoo County Jail and picked up a subject that was wanted on a Reed City warrant for Contempt of Court. The subject was arrested and transported to the Osceola County Jail without incident.

Officers were dispatched to a possible domestic call on the side of E Church St. Upon investigation it was discovered that no assault had occurred. The subjects were given a warning and advised on a course of action.

Sept. 2: Officers on patrol stopped a vehicle for having an expired license plate. It was discovered that the driver of the vehicle was operating on a suspended license and also had a warrant out of Big Rapids Department of Public Safety for failing to appear on an assault charge. The driver was arrested and lodged at the Osceola County Jail without incident.

Officers were called to assist the Michigan State Police on a road rage complaint at a business outside of the city. Once the scene was secure the officer returned to patrol duties within the city.

Officers located a vehicle parked in the driveway that the lights were left on. Officers tried making contact with the vehicle owner but were unable to locate the owner.

Sept. 3: Officers did a peace officer standby so a subject could get his belongings out of his father’s house. There were no incidents.

Officers assisted a stranded motorist that had run out of gas on S State St at W Franklin Ave.

Officers on patrol located an open door at a business in the city. The building was searched and found to be secure. The property owner was called and responded to the scene to secure the building.

Officers on patrol stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. It was discovered that the driver was operating the vehicle while intoxicated. The driver was arrested and lodged at the Osceola County Jail without incident.

Officers investigated an abandoned vehicle that has been parked in the business district for days and has not moved. Officers attempted to contact the owner. The matter is under investigation.

Sept. 4: Officers on patrol stopped a subject for operating a motorcycle on a city street that was unregistered. The driver was arrested for operating an unregistered motor vehicle as well as probation violation. The subject was lodged at the Osceola County Jail without incident.

Michigan State

Police Report

Aug. 29 to Sept. 6

Information regarding a few significant cases being investigated:

Troopers from the MSP Richmond Post and MSP Reed City post worked together to complete a criminal sexual conduct investigation. A Richmond trooper interviewed three children who indicated they had been sexually abused by a family friend. The incident had occurred in Mecosta County, so the investigation was turned over to MSP Reed City for follow up. A Reed City trooper completed the investigation, and the suspect was arrested on 3 counts of CSC 2nd Degree, 1 count of CSC 4th Degree, 2 counts of Indecent Exposure, and 1 count of accosting a minor for immoral purposes. He was lodged in the Mecosta County Jail.

A trooper stopped a Petersburg, Michigan man in Lincoln Twp on Aug. 29. The man was riding an ORV on the roadway without a helmet. The stop resulted in the drivers arrest for carrying a loaded firearm. The man had been hunting coyotes and had a loaded .223 rifle on the ORV with him. He was lodged in the Osceola County Jail and the rifle was seized as evidence. He was also cited for not wearing a helmet.

A trooper was dispatched to an Evart restaurant on Sept. 3 at about 8 a.m. regarding an intoxicated driver who had parked in the parking lot after nearly striking some parked cars. The trooper found the suspect driver, a 55 year old Brownstown man, passed out at the wheel. The investigation led to the driver’s arrest for Operating While Intoxicated, Transporting Open Intoxicants, and Refusing a Preliminary Breath Test. He was lodged in the Osceola County Jail. The trooper was assisted at the scene by an Osceola County Deputy.

Sexual Assaults: 2

Assaults/Stalking: 3

Burglary/Alarms: 8

Sex Offender Violation: 1

Motor Vehicle/Boat Theft: 3

Larceny/Fraud/Stolen Property: 5

Dangerous Drugs: 4

Weapons Offenses: 1

Fugitives/Obstruction of Justice: 1

Public Peace: 7

Driving While Intoxicated: 1

Traffic Crashes/Hit and Run: 7

Other Traffic: 8

Civil/Family Disputes: 3

Suspicious Situations: 6

Other/Miscellaneous: 10

Total for period: 70


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