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.

Assault

A 42-year-old St. Louis resident reported they were assaulted by a 27-year-old St. Louis resident on Monday, Feb. 22, in the 700 block of Fairway Drive. The suspect was identified. Witness statements were gathered and the complaint was submitted to the Gratiot County Prosecutor’s Office for criminal charges. The victim suffered a bruised and swollen eye.

Car/deer accident

A 53-year-old Alma resident was westbound on M46 near Fox Drive at 4:55 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, when a deer ran into the side of their vehicle.  The step bar of the vehicle was damaged.

Traffic accident

A 31-year-old Sumner resident was turning north onto North Main Street on Tuesday, Feb. 23, when the cargo on their trailer struck the passenger side of a vehicle waiting to turn left onto South Main Street. No injuries were reported. The passenger window and door frame were damaged. No injuries reported.

Dogs at large

Four dogs were reported to be at large in the 600 Block of West Washington (M46) at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23. The dogs were returned home. Their owner was cited for allowing them to run free. 

Domestic assault 

A domestic assault was reported and investigated on Saturday, Feb. 28. The suspect was arrested and lodged at the Gratiot County Jail. The complaint was turned over to the Gratiot County Prosecutor’s Office.

Criminal Sexual Conduct

Two CSC complaints were reported to the St. Louis Police Department on Tuesday, March 2, and Wednesday, March 10. The complaints are under investigation.

Dial-a-Ride bus sideswiped

An 18-year-old Midland County resident sideswiped an Alma Transit Authority bus while changing lanes on Wright Avenue at Heather Lane on Friday, March 5. Minor damage was found on both vehicles. No injuries were reported.

Dog at large

A male husky was found running free in the 100 block of E. Washington (M46) on Saturday, March 6. The dog wore a gray and black collar. It was taken to the Gratiot County Animal Shelter.

Car/deer accident

A 45-year-old Alma resident was traveling north on South Main near Woodside Drive at 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 9, when a deer ran into the side of their vehicle. The vehicle sustained minor damage. The driver was not injured.

Suicidal male

A male subject was reported to be making threats of suicide in the 300 block of North Street on Tuesday, March 9. The subject requested assistance with his mental health and consented to be admitted to psychiatric services.

Domestic assault

A domestic assault complaint was investigated on Wednesday, March 10. The suspect was taken into custody and jailed. Minor injuries were found on the victim, but no medical treatment was required.

Giving pot to a minor

A juvenile reported that a 21-year-old St. Louis resident gave them a food substance that contained marijuana in Clapp Park on Saturday, March 13.  The juvenile was not told the food was loaded until after eating it. The suspect was located and identified. The suspect was uncooperative with law enforcement. The complaint has been turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion seeking criminal charges against the 21-year-old suspect.

Domestic violence

Officers were dispatched to McDonald’s on Friday, March 19, for a domestic violence complaint. Officers made contact with a St. Louis resident in the parking lot. She told officers that she was in a physical altercation with another St. Louis resident at their residence. Officers arrested the male resident and took him to the Gratiot county jail.

Backing up accident

A 64-year-old St. Louis resident backed out of a driveway in Evergreen mobile home park on March 22 and struck a vehicle driven by a 53-year-old Dewitt resident. Minor damage was reported. No injuries. 

Warrant arrest

Police were dispatched to the Oakridge subsidized housing complex off Euclid Street on March 27 after a verbal argument was reported. One of the arguers, a 59-year-old St. Louis resident, was found to have a valid warrant for his or her arrest. The subject was taken into custody and lodged at the Gratiot County Jail.

Indecent exposure

An adult was reported to have urinated outside in the Evergreen mobile home park on March 29. The suspect was identified. The complaint was turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion for review.

 Disorderly 1

A 21-year-old St. Louis resident was being disorderly towards a 50-year-old St. Louis resident in the 200 block of South Main on March 29.  The 21-year-old was upset over a previous complaint in which the 21-year-old is a suspect and the 50-year-old is a witness. The matter was sent to the Gratiot County Prosecutor’s Office to be reviewed for criminal charges. 

Disorderly 2

A 28-year-old St. Louis resident threatened to damage a neighbor’s property over a parking issue in the 400 block of West Crawford on April 2.  This complaint has been sent to the Gratiot County Prosecutor’s Office seeking criminal charges against the 28-year-old.

Aggressive dog

A 27-year-old St. Louis resident was walking a dog in the 700 block of Fairway Drive on April 3. A juvenile was walking a dog nearby. The juvenile’s dog became aggressive and was able to get away from the juvenile. The juvenile’s dog displayed aggressive behavior towards the complainant’s dog but didn’t attack. The aggressive dog was contained. The responsible adult for the dog was contacted.

Felonious assault

A 26-year-old St. Louis resident assaulted a 33-year-old St. Louis resident after an argument about money in the Evergreen Village trailer park on April 4. The suspect fled the scene prior to the arrival of law enforcement. This complaint has been sent to the Gratiot County Prosecutor’s Office seeking criminal charges against the 26 year old.

Revoked license

A 32-year-old Shepherd resident was stopped for a moving violation on M46 at Hubbard on April 7 and found to have a revoked driver’s license. Open intoxicants were found in the vehicle, but the driver wasn’t drunk. The driver was issued appearance citations for driving on a revoked license and possession of open intoxicants in a vehicle.

Hit & Run

A 24-year-old Wheeler Township resident was rear ended on M46 near Delaware on April 8 after stopping to wait for another vehicle to turn. The suspect vehicle was last seen turning onto North Delaware. It was described as an SUV or station wagon, tan or greenish/tan in color. Contact Offficer Jonathan Rugenstein if you have information on this matter. His email is jrugenstein@stlouismi.com. Or call (989) 681-5285.

Personal Protection Order violation

A 26-year-old St. Louis resident was jailed April 10 after violating a court-ordered personal protection order in the Evergreen Village trailer park on April 9 and 10. He or she hadn’t been officially served with the PPO on April 9, so he or she was served after that call and released. The arrest came a day later on April 10 when he or she returned to the same house in Evergreen Village.

Assault in Clapp Park

A St. Louis juvenile was assaulted by another juvenile in Clapp Park at 3:15 p.m. Saturday, April 10. The suspect was identified and interviewed. The complaint has been sent to the Gratiot County Prosecutor’s Office to be reviewed for criminal charges. (St. Louis police plan to install a second video surveillance camera in Clapp Park this year.)

Natural causes death

A 57-year-old St. Louis resident was found deceased at his or her residence in the 100 block of West Center on Sunday, April 11. The death was determined to be of natural causes.

Child neglect

A child was found wandering alone near the intersection of M46 and Hubbard on Sunday, April 11. The child was returned home unharmed. It was determined that the child had snuck out. The matter was turned over to Child Protective Services.

Caught doing donuts

Two vehicles were reported doing “donuts” at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, in the gravel drive of Hubble Field on I&K Street. No damage was found to the ball field or property. One of the vehicles was identified and the suspect driver located. Tire marks at Hubble Field were repaired by the juvenile driver. The property owner declined to pursue criminal charges.

McDonald’s accident

A St. Louis juvenile rear-ended a vehicle driven by a Midland County resident in the McDonald’s drive-thru at 7:36 a.m. Thursday, April 15. Minor damage occurred to the vehicles. The Midland County resident complained of neck pain and chose to seek medical treatment on his or her own.

Cardiac arrest

A 46-year-old St. Louis resident in the 100 block of South Main died around 3 p.m. Monday, April 19, of cardiac arrest after a police officer, fire department personnel and emergency medical technicians worked to save him or her. The death is was determined to be of natural causes.

Hit & Run

A 28-year-old St. Louis resident in the 700 block of Corinth reported his or her vehicle was damaged by a 34-year-old Vestaburg resident at 2:14 a.m. Tuesday, April 20. The two individuals had been arguing at the residence. The damaged vehicle was parked on private property. The suspect hit the vehicle while leaving the property in a different vehicle. The suspect was located and interviewed. The complaint was turned over to the Gratiot County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

Deer hit by car, shot by officer

A deer was struck by a vehicle on M46 at Watson around 7 a.m. Friday, April 23, suffered severe injuries and was unable to move. The driver of the vehicle did not report the incident. An officer shot the deer to put it out of its misery.

Car/Deer accidents

Two North Main Street car/deer accidents took place within two hours of each other on Thursday, April 29. The first came at 6 a.m. A 47-year-old Alma resident was northbound on North Main approaching State Street when a deer ran into the road. Minor damage was reported. The second came at 7:50 a.m. A 

46-year-old Alma resident was southbound on North Main approaching Woodside Drive when a deer ran in front of the vehicle. The driver was unable to avoid the deer. Minor damage was reported.

Parole violation, suspended license, theft, etc.

A 30-year-old Grand Rapids resident was arrested near the corner of South Delaware and Hazel on Saturday, May 1, and lodged in the Gratiot County Jail on a parole violation. The suspect was reported to have jumped from a moving vehicle he or she had been driving and took off running. The vehicle came to rest in a grassy area undamaged. The suspect reportedly entered a parked vehicle without permission and created a disturbance on the roadside when a citizen attempted to assist the suspect. The suspect was located and taken into custody. The complaint was turned over to the prosecutor’s office for review and authorization of criminal charges.

Car vs. building

A 51-year-old Sterling Heights resident reported a vehicle hitting a building in the 600 block of East Washington (M46) on Saturday, May 1, and the driver failing to report the damage. Minor damage was done to the building. The driver and another witness were identified and interviewed. The complaint was turned over to the prosecutor’s office for criminal charges. 

Theft from unlocked cars

A thief took items from two unlocked cars in the Shepley Apartments parking lot on Sunday, May 2. He or she got a debit card and a driver’s license from one car and pop and a spare change from another.

Domestic Violence

A domestic assault was reported on Sunday, May 2. The suspect took a powder before officers arrived. The victim was interviewed and information gathered from witnesses. The complaint was turned over to the prosecutor’s office for criminal charges. 

Cell phone found in mail box

A 42-year-old St. Louis resident in the 100 block of River Court found a cell phone in his or her mailbox on Monday, May 3. The owner of the phone was contacted, and the phone was returned to him or her.

Larceny from auto

A 38-year-old St. Louis resident in the 300 block of North Delaware reported on Tuesday, May 4, that electronic equipment was stolen from his or her car. The suspect was identified and interviewed. The complaint was turned over to the prosecutor’s office for review. 

Kids vaping

Seven juveniles were caught using a vaping device in Clapp Park at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday, May 5. Citations were issued to several of the juveniles, and the remaining juveniles will be petitioned into court.

Evergreen Village assault

An assault was reported at the Evergreen Village mobile home park on Wednesday, May 5, involving two St. Louis residents in their 40s. Minor injuries were reported. The incident was turned over to the prosecutor’s office for review of criminal charges. 

Traffic accident

Two vehicles were disabled at 7:30 a.m. Friday, May 7, when one of them failed to yield the right of way and struck the other on Michigan Avenue at Woodside Drive. The at-fault vehicle was driven by a 33-year-old St. Louis resident. The other was driven by a 29-year-old Alma resident.

Breaking and entering

A 54-year-old St. Louis resident reported that a 30-year-old St. Louis resident broke into his or her home on Friday, May 7. The suspect was interviewed. The complaint was turned over to the prosecutor’s office for review for criminal charges.

Barking Dogs

Dogs were reported to be barking nonstop in the 200 block of South Pine at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 8. Responding officers found no dogs and heard no barking. 

Domestic Assault

A domestic assault was reported and investigated on Sunday, May 9. The complaint was sent to the prosecutor’s office requesting criminal charges for the suspect.

Sex Offense

A sex offense originally reported to the Gratiot County Sheriff’s Office was turned over to St. Louis police on Tuesday, May 11, after it was discovered that the alleged offense occurred in St. Louis. The complaint is under investigation. 

Fraud

A 60-year-old St. Louis resident reported being the victim of a social media financial scam on Tuesday, May 11. Posing as a family member, the suspect got the victim to send $2,500 to an alleged attorney as an investment that promised to return $50,000. No suspects have been identified.

Busted for vaping

A juvenile was found to be in the possession of vaping products on Wednesday, May 12, in the 100 block of East Saginaw. The vaping products were destroyed. The complaint was turned over to the prosecutor’s office.

Bond violation

A St. Louis resident who was out on bond for domestic violence was stopped for a moving violation on Thursday, May 13. The victim of the domestic assault was with the suspect in the vehicle. This was a violation of the terms of the bond. The suspect was arrested and jailed for violating his or her bond.

Stolen guns

A juvenile broke into a residence in the 500 block of Eden and stole guns and money. The crime was reported on Thursday, May 13. The guns were recovered along with part of the money. The complaint was turned over to the prosecutor’s office.

Suspended license, no insurance

A 50-year-old Lakeview resident was issued an appearance citation for driving on a suspended license and having no insurance after being stopped for moving violation on Friday, May 14. The vehicle was towed. 

Possible arson

A vehicle was found to be on fire in the 100 block of South East Street at midnight on Monday, May 17. The matter is under investigation as possible arson. Police were assisted by the St. Louis Area Fire Department and the Michigan State Police arson investigator. 

Slashed tires

Two tires were slashed on a dump trailer in the Evergreen Village mobile home park between May 14 and May 17.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Matt VanHall at the St. Louis Police Department.

Warrant arrest

Officers were dispatched to a report of a family dispute in the 500 block of South Main on Tuesday, May 18. The investigation revealed that one of the parties involved had a felony warrant for his or her arrest from another police agency. The suspect was taken into custody and jailed on the warrant.

Alleged child abuse

Child Protective Services passed on a child abuse complaint to St. Louis police on Thursday, May 20. The complaint is under investigation. 

Car/deer accident

A 34-year-old St. Louis resident was traveling northbound on South Main at Woodside Drive at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 21, when a deer ran in front of the vehicle, causing a collision. No injuries were reported.

Drunk driver arrested

A 44-year-old Saginaw resident was arrested for drunk driving and cited for having no insurance, possession of open intoxicants in a motor vehicle and for driving on a suspended license at 8:52 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at Bankson and M46. Police were alerted to the danger posed by this driver when witnesses reported the suspect to be drunk and disorderly in a local housing complex parking lot and driving away. The suspect was jailed.

Clapp Park theft

The wooden cutout of a kneeling soldier in Clapp Park, a memorial for Richard “Ricky” Rosas, was reported missing on Thursday, May 27. Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact the St. Louis Police Department. The memorial has since been replaced.  (Private first class Rosas, a St. Louis native, was killed by a bomb in Iraq.)

Domestic assault

A domestic assault was reported on Thursday, May 27, and investigated by the St. Louis PD. Statements have been obtained from all parties involved. The complaint was turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion for review.

Trespassing at the high school

A 21-year-old St. Louis resident created a disturbance outside the high school on Thursday, May 27, and was issued a trespassing notice. He or she returned the next day for a repeat performance. No students or staff were harmed or in danger at any time. Criminal trespassing charges are being requested from the prosecutor.

Found money

Someone found money in the city hall parking lot and turned it over to police on Saturday, May 29. If you believe the money is yours, contact the St. Louis Police Department. 

Flying chair

A 25-year-old Alma resident reported that a chair was thrown at him or her by a 28-year-old St. Louis resident on Saturday, May 30, in the 700 block of Fairway Drive.  No injuries were reported.

Money stolen, recovered, returned

A 62-year-old St. Louis resident reported the theft of money from his or her residence in the 700 block of Fairway Drive on Tuesday, June 1. The suspect, a 52-year-old St. Louis resident, was arrested on an outstanding warrant from another agency. The missing money was recovered and returned to the victim. Criminal charges are being requested from the prosecutor.

Larceny

A heating and cooling company employee working in the 400 block of South Main left a piece of equipment at the home by mistake on Tuesday, June 1. The homeowner admitted to having the equipment but refused to return it. The heating and cooling company called police. The complaint will be sent to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion seeking charges against the homeowner for larceny.

Mean dogs chase child

A St. Louis resident reported that his or her child was chased by two dogs in the 500 block of Corinth on Tuesday, June 1. The dogs growled and barked as they ran towards the child. The complainant was able to safely get away from the dogs. The dogs then ran off. It is not known who owns the dogs. One was a pit bull type with a purple collar. The other was black and dark brown with white spots. Anyone with information on these dogs is asked to contact Officer Brett Morell by email ( bmorell@stlouismi.com ) or phone (681-5285).

Scratched car

A vehicle belonging to a St. Louis resident in the 1000 block of Cheesman Road was found to be scratched in several areas on the morning of Wednesday, June 2, while the car was parked in the driveway. 

Suspended license

A Saginaw resident was issued an appearance ticket for driving on a suspended license after being stopped for an equipment violation and a moving violation at M46 and Mill Street on Thursday, June 3.

Two domestic assaults

Two domestic assaults were reported (June 3 and 4) and investigated. The complaints were sent to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion for review of criminal charges.

Trespass

A resident in the 300 block of North Pine had a disagreement with a family member and found several items to be missing from the home on Friday, June 4. The missing items were located and recovered. The family member was told not to return to the property.

Here are the highlights from the St. Louis Police Department’s complaint log for June 5-13. Thanks to Police Chief Richard J. Ramereiz Jr. for the following information.

Driving on revoked license

A 26-year-old St. Louis resident was issued an appearance citation for driving on a revoked license after being stopped for speeding on Michigan Avenue near Pine on Saturday, June 5.

Natural causes death

A 66-year-old St. Louis resident in the 100 block Euclid was found dead on Monday, June 7. The death appeared to be of natural causes.

Criminal sexual conduct

A criminal sexual conduct complaint was made on Wednesday, June 9, and is under investigation.

Hubble trouble

A 52-year-old Breckenridge resident backed into a parked vehicle owned by a 43-year-old St. Louis resident at the Hubble Ball Field on I&K Road on Thursday, June 10. Minor damage was reported.

Natural causes death

A 58-year-old St. Louis resident was found dead at home on Friday, June 11, in the 100 block of Michigan Avenue. The death appears to be of natural causes.

Drunk driver

A 43-year-old Saginaw resident was arrested for drunk driving and driving with a suspended license after being stopped for a moving violation on M46 near East Street on Saturday, June 12.

Fender bender

A 47-year-old St. Louis resident struck a parked vehicle on Devon near York on Sunday, June 13, that belonged to an Ithaca resident. Minor damage was reported.

Two Shepherd residents were magnet fishing in the Mill Pond on Monday, June 14, when they recovered a revolver. The gun was taken to the state police crime lab to attempt to identify the owner.

Suspended license, warrants

A 37-year-old St. Louis resident was cited for driving with a suspended license and taken into custody on multiple warrants from several other law enforcement agencies after being stopped for moving violation at M46 and Main on Wednesday, June 16.

Purse stolen/recovered

A St. Louis resident in the 100 block of South Delaware found a purse in his or her backyard on Wednesday, June 16. The owner was located and the purse returned. The owner reported several gift cards to be missing. She had left her purse in an unlocked vehicle in the 100 Block of South Pine.

Wallet found

A wallet was found on the sidewalk in front of St. Louis High School on Thursday, June 17. The owner was located and the wallet returned. Nothing was reported missing.

Pedestrian struck by truck

A 68-year-old St. Louis resident was taken to the hospital after being struck by a truck while crossing South Main at M46 on Friday, June 18. The truck was driven by a 50-year-old Breckenridge resident. An investigation revealed that the pedestrian was not crossing at the crosswalk. The driver and witnesses all rendered aid until law enforcement and medical personnel arrived. The complaint has been turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion for review.

Suspended license

A 33-year-old Mt. Pleasant resident was issued an appearance ticket for driving with a suspended license and operating without insurance after being stopped for speeding at Michigan Avenue and Pine on Friday, June 18.

Graffiti

Graffiti was found on the side of a residence in the 400 block of West Center on Saturday, June 19. 

Car stolen/recovered

Officers responded to the intersection of Crawford and Bankson on Sunday, June 20, for a report of an abandoned vehicle in the road. The officers discovered that the vehicle was stolen from the 500 block of Maple. The vehicle had been parked at the owner’s residence unlocked with the keys in it before being stolen. The 26-year-old owner is still missing a wallet, which had been left in the car.

Need a reason to lock your car? Read this

At least six unlocked vehicles parked in the 200 and 300 blocks of South Delaware, the 300 block of West Crawford and the 200 block of South Bankson were searched by a would-be thief on the night of Friday, June 19. Nothing was reported missing from three of the vehicles. Tools were missing from a vehicle in the 200 block South Delaware but found nearby and returned to their owner. Cell phone chargers were reported missing from a vehicle parked in the 300 block South Delaware. Officers found numerous pieces of paper on South Bankson that turned out to have been taken from the glove box of an unlocked vehicle.

Found property

Officers noticed several miscellaneous items near different intersections in the city on Sunday, June 20. All items were collected and placed into evidence. The found property ranged from paperwork to bicycles.

Stolen keys

A St. Louis resident told police on Monday, June 21, that someone got into his truck and took a set of keys.

Found property

A set of keys was turned in to police on Monday, June 21. The keys had been left at a rummage sale in the city.

Larceny from auto

A St. Louis resident reported on Tuesday, June 22, that someone got into his or her unlocked vehicle and took a center console organizer.

Stolen bicycle

A St. Louis resident reported a missing bicycle on Tuesday, June 22. The resident contacted several friends who said they hadn’t seen the bicycle either. The bicycle was registered with the St. Louis Police Department.

Car fight

Officers received a call about two people in cars throwing things at each other on Tuesday, June 22. A few minutes later Central Dispatch received a call from a St. Louis resident saying another St. Louis resident was throwing their belongings at her car and the neighbor’s vehicle. The report has been sent to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion for review. 

Make-up bag found

A tan makeup bag was found and turned over to police. The makeup bag was placed in the evidence room. Contact police if you believe this is your make-up bag.

Car/deer accident

A southbound vehicle on South Main near Woodside struck a deer at 6:19 p.m. Thursday, June 24. No injuries (except possibly to the deer) were reported.

Be on the lookout

A “be on the lookout” advisory was placed on a vehicle heading west on M46 at 3 a.m. Sunday, June 27. Officers located the vehicle and followed, observing it cross the fog line twice near Hubbard Street. A traffic stop was made. The driver admitted to drinking alcohol and consented to a sobriety test. It was determined that the driver was not impaired by drugs or alcohol. However, the driver was on probation out of Isabella County and not supposed to drink alcohol. A report was sent to Isabella County probation office for further review.

Church carport damaged

The First United Methodist Church carport was damaged by an unknown vehicle in late June. If you witnessed this incident or have information on this incident, please contact Officer Jon Rugenstein at (989) 681-5285, or email jrugenstein@stlouismi.com.

Family dispute

Police visited a single home in the 200 block of South Delaware at 10:05 p.m. Thursday, July 1, and at 1:22 a.m. and 1:48 a.m. Friday, July 2, for a verbal dispute.

Parking accident downtown

A 38-year-old St. Louis resident was backing out of a parking space in the 100 block of North Mill on Friday, July 2, and struck the adjacent parked vehicle. Minor damage and no injuries were reported.

A fight on Giddings Place

Police responded to reports of a fight between a 45-year-old St. Louis resident and a 52-year-old St. Louis resident in the 200 block of Giddings Place at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, July 3. The fight was over by the time officers arrived but both parties admitted they had an altercation. Neither wanted to pursue a complaint. Both refused medical treatment.

Rear ended

A 38-year-old Alma resident rear-ended a vehicle driven by an 81-year-old St. Louis resident who was stopped for traffic at the corner of Mill and Saginaw on Saturday, July 3.  Minor damage and no injuries were reported.

Slashed tire

A 46-year-old St. Louis resident in the 500 block of Berea reported a slashed tire on his or her vehicle on Monday, July 5.

Red light runner

A 54-year-old McBride resident ran a red light and was hit by 65-year-old Kawkawlin resident at the corner of M46 and Mill on Wednesday, July 7. No injuries were reported.

Juvenile assault

A juvenile was assaulted by other juveniles around 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, at an undisclosed location in town. The matter has been turned over to the prosecutor for criminal charges.

Suspended license

A 62-year-old Breckenridge resident was cited for driving with a suspended license after being stopped for a moving violation in the 100 block of East Washington (M46) on Wednesday, July 7.

Stolen bicycle 

A 64-year-old St. Louis Evergreen Village trailer park resident reported the theft of a 26-inch Mongoose mountain bike that is silver in color with black lettering with red outlines on Saturday, July 10. The bike was left outdoors unsecured.

Possession of controlled substance

A Montcalm County resident was arrested for possession of a controlled substance in the 100 block of West Washington (M46) on Sunday, July 11, after being reported as a suspicious person.

Car/deer accident

A 41-year-old St. Johns resident was southbound on South Main at State Street when he or she struck a deer that had run out in front of his or her vehicle at 6:20 a.m. Sunday, July 11.