Evart

Police Report

March 14 to March 20

March 14: An officer took a MDOP complaint. The officer spoke with the complainant, and photos were taken of the damaged window. The case is open pending further investigation.

An officer investigated a fraud complaint at a local business. The case is open pending further investigation.

While on a traffic stop an officer identified the driver of the vehicle as not having a valid driver’s license. The suspect was arrested, transported to OCSD and lodged on charges.

An officer was dispatched to assist EMS on a medical call.

An officer assisted OCSD a suspicious situation complaint at a local business. The officers spoke to the complainant and searched the area. The business and surrounding area was found to be secure.

An officer assisted MSP on an outstanding warrant. The suspect was arrested, transported to OCSD and lodged on charges.

March 16: An officer is handling a report of CSC involving minors. The case is open pending further investigation.

An officer was dispatched to a residence in reference to a domestic violence complaint. The officer spoke to the complainant; the suspect was arrested, transported to OCSD and lodged on charges.

March 17: An officer was dispatched to assist OCSD on a call.

An officer was dispatched to a harassment complaint. The officer spoke to the parties involved, and informed the suspect to stop the unwanted contact.

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

March 18: An officer was dispatched to a harassment complaint. The officer spoke to the parties involved, and informed the suspect to stop the unwanted contact.

An officer was dispatched to a residence in reference to a larceny of mail complaint. The case is open pending further investigation.

March 19: An officer was dispatched to assist a local business owner

An officer was dispatched to a residence reference a complaint of arson. The officer spoke to the complainant; the suspect was arrested, transported to OCSD and lodged on charges.

Reed City

Police Report

March 14 to March 20

March 14: Officers responded to a residence for a lost bike report.

Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. It was discovered that the driver was operating with an open container of alcohol. The driver was cited at the scene and released.

March 15: Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver was operating on an improper license plate. The driver was cited at the scene and released.

Officers investigated multiple abatement violations for junk and un-registered vehicles in yards. The property owners have been given notice to correct the violation or additional enforcement action will be taken.

Officers responded to a harassment complaint. The complainant was being harassed by her ex-boyfriend’s friends. A report was completed.

Officers responded to a noise complaint at an apartment complex in the city. There was no noise when the officer arrived.

March 16: Officers assisted the Reed City Fire Department on a fire alarm at Yoplait. The alarm was found to be false.

The School Liaison Officer handled a road rage complaint. Both parties were located and talked to.

Officers handled a larceny complaint. A large quantity of scrap metal was stolen from a business in town. A report was completed and the matter remains under investigation.

Lake County Deputies arrested a subject on an outstanding Reed City warrant for contempt of court. Officers met the Lake County Deputy in Chase and took custody of the subject. The subject was lodged at the Osceola County Jail without incident.

Officers responded to an alarm at an area business. The building was secure and the alarm was determined to be false. The property owner was notified.

March 17: Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. It was discovered that the driver was operating without a license. The driver was cited at the scene and released.

Officers responded to a harassment complaint at a residence in the city. A report was completed and the matter remains under investigation.

Officers stood by at a residence while the female complainant retrieved her belongings from the residence. There were no problems.

Officers responded to the Hospital for a disorderly patient. The patient was located and warned about his conduct. There were no further incidents.

Officers did a well being check on a possibly suicidal subject at a residence in the city. The subject was located and agreed to voluntarily seek assistance from the Hospital.

March 18: The School Liaison Officer investigated a harassment complaint at the High School. A report was completed and the matter is being followed up on.

The School Liaison Officer investigated a truancy complaint. It was discovered that the male student who was 15 had skipped school to be with his 18 year old girlfriend. Through investigation it was discovered that the two individuals had engaged in sexual acts. A criminal sexual conduct investigation has been initiated.

Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. It was discovered that the driver was driving on an expired license. The driver was arrested and lodged at the Osceola County Jail without incident.

Officers checked the area of Upton Ave at Chestnut St for a subject impeding traffic with a wheelchair. The subject was located and given a warning.

Officers responded to a verbal dispute at a residence in the city. The parties agreed to separate for the evening. There were no further problems.

Officers assisted a stranded motorist on U.S. 10.

March 19: Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. It was discovered that the driver was operating without a valid operator’s license. The driver was cited at the scene and released.

Officers responded to an apartment complex in the city for a possible suicidal subject. The subject was located and found to be upset but not suicidal. The subject was left in the care of family members.

Officers were dispatched to a business in the city for a hit and run private property damage accident. There were no injuries and only minor damage. A possible suspect has been identified. The matter remains under investigation.

March 20: Officers responded to a residence in the city for a larceny complaint. A registration sticker was stolen off of a vehicle. A report was completed and the matter remains under investigation.

Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. It was discovered that the driver was operating without a valid operator’s license. The driver was arrested and lodged at the Osceola County Jail without incident.

Michigan State

Police Report

March 14 to March 21

Troopers concluded an animal cruelty investigation which began in January. A concerned citizen had called to report a dog which had been outside in temperatures below 0 degrees Fahrenheit for about 16 hours. The dog was found to have no food, water, or shelter. Troopers checked the dog and found it was in distress. Animal Control was contacted and the dog was removed from the owner. Upon completion of the investigation, an arrest warrant was sought and granted. The suspect, who refused to turn himself in, was found in an area bar on March 15. He was arrested for animal cruelty.

In an effort to ensure a safe Spring Break and Prom season, the Michigan State Police Reed City Post is reminding parents to talk to their teenagers about the dangers of underage drinking and the consequences if they get caught. The State of Michigan has a zero-tolerance policy for underage alcohol-related offenses. Violations can result in 90 days of jail time, $100 to $5,000 in fines and mandatory substance abuse screening. Teens should also know the long-term consequences of underage drinking. In addition to health concerns and the dangers posed by drinking and driving, an alcohol conviction will remain on an offender’s driving record for seven to ten years. Talking to your child about these dangers and consequences may reduce underage drinking and ensure this Spring Break and Prom season does not end in tragedy.

The post has fielded several questions from the public regarding the upcoming changes to the graduated driver’s license (GDL) restrictions, specifically the level 2 changes. The following changes take effect March 30:

n Drivers with a GDL level 2 license will be prohibited from having more than one passenger under the age of 21. There are two exceptions to this restriction. First, a GDL level 2 driver may have additional passengers under 21 years old if those passengers are members of the driver’s immediate family. Second, a GDL level two driver may have additional passengers under 21 years old when driving to or from a school-sanctioned event.

n Drivers with a GDL level 2 license will also be prohibited from driving between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. (nighttime). There are also two exceptions to this restriction. First, a GDL level 2 driver may drive at nighttime when accompanied by a parent or guardian, or a licensed driver over 21 years old who has been appointed by a parent or guardian. Second, a GDL level 2 driver may drive at nighttime when traveling to or from employment.

Please note that there is no school sanctioned event exception for the nighttime driving restriction. Parents and teens should be aware of this when planning for school dances or sporting events which conclude after 10 p.m.

Kidnapping: 1

Sexual Assaults: 1

Family Abuse/Neglect:: 1

Assaults/Stalking: 2

Burglary/Alarms: 4

Larceny/Fraud: 2

Destruction of Property: 1

Fugitives/Obstruction of Justice: 3

Sex Offender Registry Violation: 1

Public Peace/Threats: 2

Escape (Juvenile): 1

Drug Crime: 2

Traffic Crashes/Hit and Run: 10

Other traffic Incidents: 6

Mental Health/Insanity/Suicide: 4

Civil/Family Disputes: 4

Suspicious Situations: 4

Other/Non-criminal: 10

Total for period: 59