2019 Cop Calls

This is where the St. Louis Sentinel reports the final dispositions of notable local crimes. The information is provided by Police Chief Richard J. Ramereiz Jr.

Animal cruelty

A 19-year-old St. Louis resident was investigated after allegedly assaulting an animal with a stick on July 24, 2019. The case was closed due to lack of evidence.

Fight 1

A fight between juveniles at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 2019, at Park and Evergreen was investigated and is still tied up in court.

Fight 2

Officers were dispatched to the Evergreen Village manufactured home park on Aug. 2, 2019, after someone reported a fight in progress. One man was arrested for domestic violence. The suspect ultimately pled guilty to domestic violence and was sentenced to five days in jail, six months probation and fined $1,560.


An assault was reported between a 36-year-old St. Louis resident and a 37-year-old St. Louis resident on Aug. 5, 2019, at the Oakridge apartments on Euclid Street. An investigation ensued but no charges were authorized.

Larceny 1

An unidentified man pumped over $100 dollars of diesel fuel from the St. Louis Marathon station and didn’t pay.  The suspect was located, returned and paid for the fuel.  The gas station owner declined to press charges.

Larceny 2

A police equipment shed was broken into sometime before Aug. 29, 2019. Target shooting equipment was missing. The equipment was found in the woods on the north side of town three days later during the investigation of a larceny from a residence in the 400 block of East Washington (M-46). The thieves got away clean, as no one could make a positive identification.


A harassment complaint between multiple juveniles and several adults, St. Louis people all, was reported at 8 p.m. Aug. 30, 2019, at the St. Louis High School football field. The case was closed as “no further issues occurred.”

Concealed weapon, stolen property

A 21-year-old homeless person was stopped for a bicycle violation at Saginaw and Clinton on Sept. 3, 2019, and found to be in possession of stolen property. He or she also had a concealed air gun pistol. No one was arrested, and no charges were authorized.

Possession of stolen gun

A vehicle was stopped for a moving violation at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. During the investigation a minor was found to be in possession of a stolen firearm and a “controlled substance.” The juvenile eventually pled guilty to receiving and concealing stolen firearms.

Fleeing and eluding

An 18-year-old St. Louis resident and a juvenile were arrested at 1:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, after a police pursuit. The driver failed to stop after officers initiated a traffic stop. The pursuit began inside the city of St. Louis and ended on SE Isabella County Line Road north of Blanchard when the suspect vehicle left the road. The suspect pled guilty to Assaulting/Resisting a Police Officer and Fleeing and Eluding 4th degree and was sentenced to 101 days in jail.

Suspect caught

An 18-year-old St. Louis resident was arrested on multiple outstanding warrants when he was recognized by officers in downtown St. Louis coming out of a business Oct. 4, 2019. The suspect was taken into custody without incident and lodged at the Gratiot County Jail. The suspect was found to be in possession of “illegal controlled substances” during the arrest. This is the same suspect from a Sept. 17, 2019, flee and elude incident, where he failed to stop for officers and led them on a chase that ended on SE Isabella County Line Road north of Blanchard where his vehicle left the road. There were six people in the vehicle, Chief Ramereiz said, and this gent was the only one who escaped custody at that time. He eventually pled guilty to Possession of Meth and was sentenced to one year in jail and 24 months probation. 

Alleged child abuse

An investigation of child abuse or neglect that was reported on Sept. 18, 2019, was closed due to lack of evidence.

Animal neglect

Police initiated an animal neglect investigation regarding the care and conditions of dogs at a St. Louis residence after a report was received Sept. 20, 2019. Animals were signed over to Animal Control.  No criminal prosecution was sought.

Child abuse

A child abuse complaint was received on Oct. 11, 2019. An investigation ensued but was closed due to a lack of evidence to support the claim of abuse.

Vulnerable adult abuse

Police received a call on Oct. 29, 2019, regarding abuse of a vulnerable adult. The complaint was turned over to Adult Protective Services. The case was closed due to a lack of evidence.


Embezzlement was reported at the 7-Eleven on Nov. 19, 2019. The complaint was investigated but eventually closed due to lack of evidence.

Criminal sexual conduct

Inappropriate behavior was reported to have occurred between an adult and a minor. It was reported Dec. 13, 2019, at McDonald’s. Criminal charges were requested but the victim’s parents wouldn’t press them. The case was closed.