2021 Cop Calls

Child abuse/neglect (29)

A complaint of child abuse or neglect was reported by Child Protective Services on Friday, Jan. 8, and is under investigation.

Domestic assault (36)

A domestic assault between a parent and teenage child was reported and investigated on Sunday, Jan. 10. The investigation revealed that a minor in possession violation occurred as well. The complaint was turned over to the Gratiot County Prosecutor’s Office and the Gratiot County Juvenile Office.

Shoplifting

A juvenile was caught stealing packaged food from a local business on Sunday, Jan. 10. The product was returned to the store. Parents were notified. The business declined prosecution.

Beat down (38)

A 35-year-old St. Louis resident was arrested Sunday, Jan. 10, for felony domestic assault in the 700 block of Fairway Drive. A 28-year-old St. Louis resident reported being assaulted by the person they were dating. The investigation revealed that the suspect was a convicted felon and had possession of a firearm and ammunition at the time of the assault. However, the firearm was not part of the assault. The investigation also revealed that the firearm was reported stolen by the Saginaw Police Department. The suspect was lodged at the Gratiot County Jail and charged with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder/strangulation, felon in possession of a firearm and felon in possession of ammunition. The stolen firearm was turned over to the Saginaw Police Department.

Assist to sheriff’s department

St. Louis police assisted the Gratiot County Sheriff’s Department in apprehending the suspect of a domestic assault on Monday, Jan. 11. The suspect had left the scene of the assault in Bethany Township and was reported to be walking toward St. Louis on M46. The St. Louis officer detained the suspect in the 900 block of East Monroe (M46) and turned him over to a sheriff’s department deputy.

Destruction of property

A 48-year-old St. Louis resident in the 200 block of South Delaware reported their door window to be vandalized when a group of individuals came to their residence wanting to assault another individual who lived there on Monday, Jan. 11. This stemmed from an alleged sexual assault that occurred outside the city. The sexual assault was later reported to central dispatch. The individuals fled the scene before the arrival of the officers. Several individuals were located and interviewed. The complaint is under investigation.

A fight in Alma

St. Louis police assisted Alma police on Tuesday, Jan. 12, with a fight in progress. The parties were separated by the time the St. Louis officer arrived, but he remained on the scene while Alma police investigated.

Stabbing

St. Louis police assisted the sheriff’s department on Tuesday, Jan. 12, in Bethany Township with a reported domestic assault where a person was stabbed. The parties involved were located, and St. Louis officers stood by while the deputies conducted their investigation.

Traffic crash

A 17-year-old foreign national failed to yield right of way while turning left off Center onto North Main Wednesday, Jan. 13, and struck a southbound vehicle. Minor damage was reported on both vehicles. No injuries were reported. Police seek charges against the unlicensed teen driver. The complaint was turned over to the Gratiot County Prosecutor’s Office.

Domestic assault

An 18-year-old Saginaw County resident reported a history of domestic assault between him or her and an 18-year-old St. Louis resident that he or she was dating on Wednesday, Jan. 13. This was turned over to the Gratiot County Prosecutor’s Office for review and possible criminal charges.

Assault and battery

A juvenile was assaulted by two other juveniles while walking home from school on Thursday, Jan. 14. Both suspects have been identified. The victim suffered minor injuries. The complaint was turned over to the Gratiot County Prosecutor’s Office and the Gratiot County Juvenile Office seeking criminal charges against both suspects.

Warrant arrest

A 20-year-old Alma man sent a message to a 17-year-old St. Louis resident saying he took an excessive number of pills in an attempt to overdose on Saturday, Jan. 16. This overdose was reported to St. Louis police. The Alma resident was reported to be in St. Louis. Once located, he admitted that the statements of intentionally overdosing were a lie. This was a futile attempt to get the recipient of the message to talk. During the investigation it was discovered that the Alma man had an outstanding warrant out of Alabama with full extradition for rape and the production of obscene material. He was lodged at the Gratiot County Jail while the Alabama law enforcement agency arranged for extradition.

Harassment

A 38-year-old resident of the apartment complex behind Seeley Auto Sales told police on Saturday, Jan. 16, that the person they had been dating was attempting to reestablish contact by leaving notes on a car and in other ways. The 38-year-old suspect from Ithaca was located and advised of the criminal charges that may ensue if the behavior continues.

Runaway caught

St. Louis police assisted the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office by apprehending a runaway juvenile from Monroe County on Saturday, Jan. 16, in St. Louis. The juvenile was returned to his or her parents.

Child abuse/neglect (29)

A complaint of child abuse or neglect was reported by Child Protective Services on Friday, Jan. 8, and is under investigation.

Domestic assault (36)

A domestic assault between a parent and teenage child was reported and investigated on Sunday, Jan. 10. The investigation revealed that a minor in possession violation occurred as well. The complaint was turned over to the Gratiot County Prosecutor’s Office and the Gratiot County Juvenile Office.

Shoplifting

A juvenile was caught stealing packaged food from a local business on Sunday, Jan. 10. The product was returned to the store. Parents were notified. The business declined prosecution.

Beat down (38)

A 35-year-old St. Louis resident was arrested Sunday, Jan. 10, for felony domestic assault in the 700 block of Fairway Drive. A 28-year-old St. Louis resident reported being assaulted by the person they were dating. The investigation revealed that the suspect was a convicted felon and had possession of a firearm and ammunition at the time of the assault. However, the firearm was not part of the assault. The investigation also revealed that the firearm was reported stolen by the Saginaw Police Department. The suspect was lodged at the Gratiot County Jail and charged with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder/strangulation, felon in possession of a firearm and felon in possession of ammunition. The stolen firearm was turned over to the Saginaw Police Department.

Assist to sheriff’s department

St. Louis police assisted the Gratiot County Sheriff’s Department in apprehending the suspect of a domestic assault on Monday, Jan. 11. The suspect had left the scene of the assault in Bethany Township and was reported to be walking toward St. Louis on M46. The St. Louis officer detained the suspect in the 900 block of East Monroe (M46) and turned him over to a sheriff’s department deputy.

Destruction of property

A 48-year-old St. Louis resident in the 200 block of South Delaware reported their door window to be vandalized when a group of individuals came to their residence wanting to assault another individual who lived there on Monday, Jan. 11. This stemmed from an alleged sexual assault that occurred outside the city. The sexual assault was later reported to central dispatch. The individuals fled the scene before the arrival of the officers. Several individuals were located and interviewed. The complaint is under investigation.

A fight in Alma

St. Louis police assisted Alma police on Tuesday, Jan. 12, with a fight in progress. The parties were separated by the time the St. Louis officer arrived, but he remained on the scene while Alma police investigated.

Stabbing

St. Louis police assisted the sheriff’s department on Tuesday, Jan. 12, in Bethany Township with a reported domestic assault where a person was stabbed. The parties involved were located, and St. Louis officers stood by while the deputies conducted their investigation.

Traffic crash

A 17-year-old foreign national failed to yield right of way while turning left off Center onto North Main Wednesday, Jan. 13, and struck a southbound vehicle. Minor damage was reported on both vehicles. No injuries were reported. Police seek charges against the unlicensed teen driver. The complaint was turned over to the Gratiot County Prosecutor’s Office.

Domestic assault

An 18-year-old Saginaw County resident reported a history of domestic assault between him or her and an 18-year-old St. Louis resident that he or she was dating on Wednesday, Jan. 13. This was turned over to the Gratiot County Prosecutor’s Office for review and possible criminal charges.

Assault and battery

A juvenile was assaulted by two other juveniles while walking home from school on Thursday, Jan. 14. Both suspects have been identified. The victim suffered minor injuries. The complaint was turned over to the Gratiot County Prosecutor’s Office and the Gratiot County Juvenile Office seeking criminal charges against both suspects.

Warrant arrest

A 20-year-old Alma man sent a message to a 17-year-old St. Louis resident saying he took an excessive number of pills in an attempt to overdose on Saturday, Jan. 16. This overdose was reported to St. Louis police. The Alma resident was reported to be in St. Louis. Once located, he admitted that the statements of intentionally overdosing were a lie. This was a futile attempt to get the recipient of the message to talk. During the investigation it was discovered that the Alma man had an outstanding warrant out of Alabama with full extradition for rape and the production of obscene material. He was lodged at the Gratiot County Jail while the Alabama law enforcement agency arranged for extradition.

Harassment

A 38-year-old resident of the apartment complex behind Seeley Auto Sales told police on Saturday, Jan. 16, that the person they had been dating was attempting to reestablish contact by leaving notes on a car and in other ways. The 38-year-old suspect from Ithaca was located and advised of the criminal charges that may ensue if the behavior continues.

Runaway caught

St. Louis police assisted the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office by apprehending a runaway juvenile from Monroe County on Saturday, Jan. 16, in St. Louis. The juvenile was returned to his or her parents.

Here are the highlights from the St. Louis Police Department’s complaint log for Jan. 25-31. Thanks to Police Chief Richard J. Ramereiz Jr. for the following information.

Construction material fire

Officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Hebron on Monday, Jan. 25, for a report of an unknown structure fire. Officers discovered a 51-year-old St. Louis resident burning construction material in an outdoor recreational fire pit. The resident was contacted and extinguished the fire. It is illegal to burn construction materials (lumber, plywood, flooring, etc.).

Natural causes death

Asked to check on the welfare of a 72-year-old River Ridge apartments resident on Monday, Jan. 25, an officer found the resident to be dead. A medical examiner investigation found the cause of death to be natural.

Kid assaults parent

Responding to a domestic assault call on Monday, Jan. 25, officers discovered that a juvenile had assaulted his or her parent. The complaint was referred to the courts.

Child neglect

A lost, cold and wet child was found on the sidewalk in the 500 block of North Street and taken into custody on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Medical support was requested due to concerns of hypothermia and frostbite. The child was taken to the hospital for additional care. The parent was located. The child had walked out of the home unbeknownst the to parent. This is not the first time this has happened. The matter was turned over to Child Protective Services.

Traffic accident

A vehicle towing a utility trailer driven by a 27-year-old Midland resident attempted to turn into the 7-Eleven parking lot from South Main and was struck by a vehicle being driven by a 43-year-old Breckenridge resident on Tuesday, Jan. 26. The Breckenridge resident was found at fault for improper lane use. No injuries were reported.

Natural causes death

A 72-year-old St. Louis resident was found dead by a relative in the 400 block of South Lincoln on Tuesday, Jan. 26. The medical examiner investigation determined the cause of death to be natural.

Shoplifting

A juvenile was caught on camera stealing property from a business in the 100 block of North Mill on Friday, Jan. 29. The juvenile was identified and the property returned undamaged. The victim chose to not pursue criminal charges.

Domestic assault

An assault was reported to have occurred between two St. Louis residents at 9:18 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29. The suspect was arrested and lodged in the Gratiot County Jail.  The matter was turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion.

Car/deer accident

A 39-year-old St. Louis resident was traveling south on South Main near Woodside Drive at 2 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, when he or she struck a deer that ran into the road. No injuries to the driver. The car was towed away. 

Juvenile mayhem

Several juveniles stole items from several unlocked vehicles in the 400 block of Michigan Avenue (between Hazel and Chestnut) around 2 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30. One juvenile attempted to steal an unlocked vehicle but crashed into another vehicle and a building before getting stuck and fled on foot. The juveniles have been identified. Admissions of guilt were obtained. Some of the property was identified and returned to the owners. Criminal charges are being sought. The complaint will be turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion.

Found bike

A BMX style bicycle was found abandoned in a snowbank in the 300 block of North Pine on Sunday, Jan. 31. The bike was taken to the St. Louis Police Department. If the bike is yours, please contact police to get it back. 

Sex offense

Police began an investigation of criminal sexual conduct on Monday, Feb. 1, that was reported by Child Protective Services.

Hole in the wall

A 57-year-old Evergreen Village resident reported damage to his or her mobile home after he or she was involved in a verbal disagreement with a teenage house guest on Tuesday, Feb. 2. The house guest punched a hole in a wall. The complaint will be turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion after a wall repair estimate is obtained.

Drunk driving

An unoccupied vehicle was found in the ditch in the 1000 block of Michigan Avenue on Wednesday, Feb. 3. The driver was located and an investigation completed. The 44-year-old St. Louis resident who was operating the vehicle was arrested for drunk driving.

Icy road crash

A 20-year-old Bethany Township resident stopped on Olive Street near Sharon and started to back into a driveway on Thursday, Feb. 4. The driver didn’t see a vehicle behind her that was driven by a 33-year-old St. Louis resident. The older driver hit the brakes but slid on the icy road and struck the other car. Both vehicles were damaged. No injuries were reported. 

Downtown crash

A 26-year-old Alma resident was northbound on North Mill Street in the downtown business district on Saturday, Feb. 6, when he or she struck an unoccupied parked vehicle. Both vehicles were damaged. No injuries were reported.

Dog at large

A pit bull terrier was found seeking shelter under a residential porch in the 1000 block of Michigan Avenue on Monday, Feb. 8. The officer recognized the dog and contacted the owner, who lived nearby.  The dog was returned to the owner. The owner did not know the children had let the dog out.

Drugged driver

A 26-year-old Breckenridge resident was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs on M46 near Hubbard at 7:07 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8.  The suspect was lodged at the Gratiot County Jail.

Domestic assault

A domestic assault was reported at 3:48 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 14.  The suspect was arrested and lodged at the Gratiot County Jail. 

Criminal sexual conduct

Allegations of criminal sexual conduct were reported to the St. Louis Police Department by Child Protective Services on Wednesday, Feb. 17. This complaint is under investigation.

Juvenile assault

A juvenile was assaulted by other juveniles on Wednesday, Feb. 17 in the 700 block of Fairway Drive. The suspects have been identified. This matter will be turned over to the Gratiot County Prosecutor’s Office once the investigation is complete.

Domestic assault 

A domestic assault was reported on Friday, Feb. 19. The complaint was turned over to the Gratiot County Prosecutor’s Office to be reviewed for criminal charges.

Traffic Crash

An 18-year-old St. Louis resident improperly backed out of an angled parking spot downtown on Friday, Feb. 19, and struck an unoccupied vehicle parked on the opposite side of the street. Minor damage was reported to the vehicles. No injuries.

Suspended license, expired plate

A 35-year-old Saginaw resident was pulled over for driving with an expired license plate on Friday, Feb. 19. During the traffic stop, it was found the driver had a suspended driver’s license. The driver was issued an appearance citation for both charges.