2019 Cop Calls

This is the aggregated Cop Calls for 2019.

Larceny

A 22-foot Marine Master pontoon trailer was reported missing from Apex Marine on Jan. 3. The trailer was black in color. The trailer was found to be missing in November of 2018. Anyone with information is asked to contact the St. Louis Police Department at 989-681-5285 or email Chief Ramereiz at rramereiz@stlouismi.com   

Failure to report accident

A motorist witnessed a 90-year-old male strike the bridge on Cheeseman Road near Michigan Avenue with his motor vehicle on Friday, Jan. 4. The man did not report the crash as is required by law. Damage was done to the vehicle. The bridge did not sustain any damage. 

Fraud

A 43-year-old St. Louis resident reported the fraudulent, unauthorized use of their debit card and suspicious activity with their bank account on Jan. 4. This case is still under investigation. 

Home Invasion

A 21-year-old Alma man was arrested for “Attempted Home Invasion” of two homes in the Evergreen Village mobile home park off Michigan Avenue on Jan. 5.  The male suspect was lodged at the Gratiot County Jail.

Attempted larceny of donuts

A Baker’s Dozen employee was loading totes containing doughnuts into a delivery vehicle at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, when he noticed two male subjects carrying one of the totes of doughnuts down the sidewalk. The subjects attempted to flee with the doughnuts when the employee yelled at them. The suspect carrying the tote slipped and dropped the doughnuts. The suspects fled the scene and were not identified.

Suspect No. 1 was described as male, late teens to early 20’s, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10 with blond hair, a grey sweatshirt, blue jeans and facial hair.

Suspect No. 2 was described as male, late teens to early 20’s, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10, clean shaven and wearing a grey sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information on the suspects is asked to contact Sgt. Kristi Forshee at the St. Louis Police Department: kforshee@stlouismi.com or 989-681-5285.

Larceny

A Playstation 4 was reported stolen from a home in the Evergreen Village mobile home park north of Michigan Avenue on Wednesday, Jan. 9.

Criminal Sexual Conduct

Criminal sexual conduct involving adults was reported to police on Jan. 11.

Suspended License

A 21-year-old Breckenridge man was stopped for speeding at 12:17 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at M-46 and Franklin, then arrested for driving on a suspended license.

Larceny

A St. Louis resident of the Oakridge apartment complex on Euclid reported subjects removing mail from his or her mailbox. 

Found property

People renovating a home found a package of suspected drugs while working on the home at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16. The unknown substance was taken as evidence. The St. Louis Police Department and the MAGNET drug team are investigating.

Fraud

A St. Louis resident reported fraudulent activity on a credit card at 4:08 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17. Unauthorized purchases were made using their credit card. This matter is under investigation. Chief Ramereiz offers the following link containing tips on preventing credit card fraud.

https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/credit-cards/protect-against-credit-card-fraud/

“I strongly suggest everyone photograph the front and back of your credit cards and keep the photos in a safe place,” Ramereiz said. “In the event your cards are stolen or lost the photographs will contain your credit card information and the phone number to call to report the cards lost or stolen.”

Larceny

Larceny from vending machines at 216 N. Mill St. was reported at 3:31 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 18. Suspects were identified as juveniles.  This will be turned over to the Gratiot County prosecutor.

Property Damage Accident

A traffic crash was reported at the intersection of Mill Street and M-46 at 10:10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18. The at-fault driver was distracted by another traffic crash near this location, Chief Ramereiz said. 

Assault

A minor assault between two elder subjects was reported at 8:48 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18.

Property Damage Accident

A traffic crash was reported at the intersection of M-46 and Mill Street at 9:52 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21. The at-fault driver rear ended another vehicle that was stopped at the red light, Chief Ramereiz said.

Unlawful Entry

A 20-year-old woman reported on Friday, Jan. 25, that an unknown person broke into her home in the 600 block of Hebron Street. The sleeping victim was awakened by the sound of the door opening, Chief Ramereiz said. The victim confronted the suspect, and the suspect fled on foot. The suspect was described as 5-foot-11, medium build, wearing all black and a black ski mask. Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Brandon Crowther at bcrowther@stlouismi.com or by calling 989-681-5285.

Assault

A 41-year-old Alma man reported being assaulted in the Marathon gas station parking lot on Wednesday, Jan. 23. This is under investigation.

Traffic Accident and Suspended License

A 33-year-old Alma woman was involved in a property damage accident at Euclid and M-46 on Friday, Jan. 25. The responding officer checked her background and learned she was driving on a suspended license and had an outstanding arrest warrant from another police agency. She was then arrested.

Snow Plow Accident

A City of Alma plow truck was backing up and hit a utility pole on Iowa Street near Falkirk in Alma on Monday, Jan. 28, damaging the utility pole. A mutual aid agreement is in place between the Alma and St. Louis. Any traffic crash involving a city vehicle is investigated by an outside agency. The agreement states that the St. Louis Police Department will investigate traffic crashes involving a City of Alma vehicle and the Alma Police Department will investigate traffic crashes involving a vehicle belonging to the City of St. Louis. 

Harassment

A 35-year-old St. Louis man reported receiving threatening messages from another subject via text messages.

Traffic Accident

A vehicle driven by a 41-year-old Ashley man was unable to stop (due to icy road conditions) on Michigan Avenue on Monday, Jan. 31. The vehicle slid into the path of a vehicle driven by a 24-year-old St. Louis man. The St. Louis man swerved to avoid the first vehicle and struck a third vehicle (driven by 55-year-old Edmore man) that was stopped at the stop sign on Woodside Drive.

Found Property

A debit card was found at the St. Louis 7-Eleven.  The responding officer was able to locate the owner and returned the property.

Suspended License, Controlled Substance

A 50-year-old man was arrested after a police officer stopped him at 10:42 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Michigan and Hazel for having a headlight out. A routine check showed that his license had been suspended. During the traffic stop, the officer found drug paraphernalia containing a suspected illegal substance. The substance will be sent to the crime lab for analysis and identification. If it is found to be an illegal substance, additional charges will be sought. 

Criminal Sexual Conduct

A Criminal sexual conduct complaint was reported to the St. Louis Police Department. Chief Ramereiz is playing this one close to his vest, releasing only the above information.

Traffic Accident

A 64-year-old man stopped in the road on M-46 near Mill Street Saturday, Feb. 2, and reversed into a vehicle driven by a 70-year-old St. Louis man.

Broken Window

A 51-year-old St. Louis resident parked his or her vehicle along the shoulder of Franklin Street near Mount St. Joseph Church on Sunday, Feb. 3. When he or she returned to the vehicle, the rear window had been shattered. 

Larceny

A 25-year-old Alpena woman reported the theft of a purse from her unlocked car at Cambridge Woods Apartments (behind Seeley Auto Sales) on Monday, Feb. 4. “As a reminder, do not leave unattended vehicles unlocked, even if it is only for a short time,” said Chief Ramereiz. “It only takes a few seconds to enter an unlocked vehicle. Do not leave valuables in your vehicle in plain view. Valuables should always be removed from your vehicle or locked out of sight. The majority of all thefts from motor vehicles occur from UNLOCKED vehicles.”

Counterfeit money

The St. Louis Police Department received two complaints of counterfeit money on Monday, Feb. 11. The first complaint was brought to the police department after a 57-year-old St. Louis man cashed in a winning lotto ticket at a gas station and realized one of the bills he received was suspicious. The second complaint was reported after an employee of a different gas station discovered a suspected counterfeit bill while doing business. Police notified the US Secret Service, which will investigate the complaint. 

 Property Damage Accident

A vehicle driven by a 23-year-old Alma resident slid through the intersection of Enterprise Drive and Woodside Drive in the St. Louis Industrial Park and struck a light pole on Wednesday, Feb. 6. No injuries were reported. The light pole was damaged and will be replaced.

Suspended License

A 31-year-old Sanford man was arrested for driving on a suspended license after being stopped for a burned-out headlight at Main and Hazel at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6.

Property Damage Accident

St. Louis Police investigated a traffic crash in Alma involving a City of Alma vehicle. This is done per an agreement between Alma and St. Louis whenever a city-owned vehicle is involved in a traffic crash. In this case, a 47-year-old Harrison man attempted to turn at the intersection of Republic and Superior and slid into an Alma city vehicle that was stopped at the intersection.

Malicious Destruction of Property

The rear window of a vehicle owned by a 44-year-old St. Louis resident was found broken out on Saturday, Feb. 9. It is unknown what caused the damage. Nothing was reported missing from the vehicle.

Criminal Sexual Conduct

A CSC complaint was reported to the St. Louis Police Department at 12:35 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 10. This matter is under investigation. That is all the information that Chief Ramereiz will release.

Hit and Run Accident

A 60-year-old St. Louis resident reported the accident at 1:28 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11. A suspect has been identified, and the matter is being referred to the Gratiot County prosecutor for criminal charges. 

Traffic Accident One

On Monday, Feb. 25, A 56-year-old Grand Blanc resident was attempting to stop for a traffic signal at Main and M-46 when he or she was rear-ended by an unknown driver causing the Grand Blanc resident to rear-end a vehicle in front (driven by a 32-year-old Merrill resident).  The unknown driver fled the scene before he or she could be identified. The unknown vehicle was described as a black Ford (F-250 or F-350) extended cab or crew cab pickup. Anyone with information that can identify the driver of the unknown pickup is asked to contact Officer Matt VanHall of the St. Louis Police Department at 989-681-5285 or by email at mvanhall@stlouismi.com.

Traffic Accident Two

A 42-year-old Alma resident backed into another vehicle driven by a 23-year-old Elsie resident on Tuesday, Feb. 19.   

Traffic Accident Three

A 45-year-old St. Louis resident backed into a vehicle driven by a 22-year-old St. Louis resident on Wednesday, Feb. 20. 

Police Car versus Deer

St. Louis police handled the report on Thursday, Feb. 21, when an Alma police car struck a deer at Grafton and Ely.

Suspended License

A 26-year-old Breckenridge resident was arrested for driving on a suspended license on Saturday, Feb. 23, after being stopped for an equipment violation at M-46 and East Street.

Trashed car

The front window and fender of a motor vehicle were reported damaged on Tuesday, Feb. 26. This complaint is under investigation.

Larceny from Auto

Money was reported stolen from a motor vehicle on Wednesday, Feb. 27. This complaint is under investigation.

Fugitive Arrest No. 1

A 52-year-old St. Louis resident was arrested Thursday, Feb. 28, on an outstanding warrant out of the Gratiot County Sheriff’s Department.

Fugitive Arrest No. 2

A 41-year-old subject was arrested by the Michigan State Police (Gladwin post) on a warrant out of the St. Louis Police Department on Friday, March 1. St. Louis officers met with state police troopers near the north county line to take custody of the subject.

Dog Bite

A 34-year-old St. Louis resident was bitten by a dog while jogging on Monday, March 4.

Unattended death

An 80-year-old St. Louis resident was found dead at home during a welfare check on Monday, March 4, in the Evergreen Village mobile home park.

Broken window

The rear window of a vehicle was reported as damaged at noon on Wednesday, March 6.

Driving law violation

A complaint was filed at 7:21 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, of a vehicle using the left turn lane as a passing lane on South Main Street.  The vehicle has been identified.

St. Louis now has two sections of road that are three lanes with the center lane designated “Left Turn Only.” The sections are South Main from Tyrell to State, and M-46 from Devon to the west city limits. The center lanes of these sections of road are clearly posted along the shoulder in each direction as “Left turn Only.”

Mental health assist

A 17-year-old autistic resident wandered off on Wednesday, March 6, and was found walking along a road north of the city limits. The patient was unharmed and returned home.

Found dogs

Two dogs were found at large on Jackson Road near State Road on Wednesday, March 6.  The dogs were turned over to the Gratiot County Animal Shelter. 

Juvenile Runaway

Three juveniles were reported to have skipped school and did not return home on Thursday, March 7. The kids were located the next day and taken into custody.

Driving law violation

A traffic stop of two vehicles at 2 a.m. Saturday, March 9, resulted in the arrest of both drivers. A 30-year-old Saginaw resident was arrested for driving on a suspended license. A 24-year-old Saginaw man was arrested for having no license. In fact, he’s not even record as having applied for a license. Both were lodged at the Gratiot County Jail.

Larceny

A 38-year-old St. Louis resident reported the theft of his or her wallet from a downtown business. The complaint is under investigation.

Distracted driver

A 36-year-old St. Louis resident was distracted while driving, left the road on West State Street and struck a parked vehicle that was unoccupied at about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 12. No one was injured.

Backing up accident

A 35-year-old St. Louis resident was backing out of a driveway when they struck a vehicle that was passing by at about 3:20 p.m. Thursday, May 14, on West Hazel. No one was injured.

Off Road Injury Accident

A person was trapped underneath a trailer behind a vehicle in the 300 block of East State Street about 9 p.m. Thursday, March 21. The person was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Found property

A wallet was found and returned to its owner on Friday, March 22.

Dog at large

A black puppy was found in the 100 block of North Watson Street and taken to animal control about 8 a.m. Monday, March 25.

 Attempted car theft

A truck located on the lot of Seeley Auto Sales was found vandalized on Wednesday, March 27. It is believed the vandalism (broken window & damage to the interior) occurred during the night. Some of the damage found indicates the suspect(s) may have tried to start the vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Hoy of the St. Louis Police Department by phone 989-681-5285 or email at ahoy@stlouismi.com

Intimidation/Threats

A 36-year-old St. Louis resident reported being harassed/threatened on Wednesday, March 27.

Suspended license

A 29-year-old Alma resident was arrested for driving with a suspended license after being stopped for an equipment violation at M-46 and Pine on Wednesday, March 27.

Barking dog

Police received a report of a barking dog in the 600 block of Michigan Avenue on Thursday, March 28. The owner of the dog was contacted and issued a warning.

Vehicle sideswiped

A vehicle owned by a 28-year-old St. Louis resident was reported to have been sideswiped while parked in the city parking lot behind the 200 block of North Mill Street on Thursday, March 28. This incident is under investigation.

Fugitive arrest

A 23-year-old Saginaw man was arrested in Isabella County Friday, March 29, on a warrant held by the St. Louis Police Department. St. Louis police took custody of the man and lodged him at the Gratiot County Jail.

Intoxicated person

A 37-year-old St. Louis resident was found highly intoxicated in the yard of a residence on Sunday, March 31. The subject was transported to the MidMichigan Medical Center – Gratiot.

Sideswiped!

A vehicle in the McDonald’s drive-thru was sideswiped by a pickup pulling a livestock trailer around noon on Thursday, April 4.

Backing-up accident

A vehicle that was backing up in a parking lot on Michigan Avenue on Friday, April 5, struck a parked vehicle.

Sex offense

A sex offense was reported at 2:55 p.m. Friday, April 5, on the north side of town. The complaint is under investigation. 

Domestic Violence

A domestic assault complaint was reported between adults at the Evergreen Village mobile home park on Sunday, April 7.

Hit and Run

An unoccupied vehicle was struck in the Riverside Market parking lot around noon on Monday, April 8. The suspect vehicle fled the scene, but a witness identified it. The suspect was identified, and the matter was turned over to the Gratiot County prosecutor.

Large dog at large

Someone reported a large mixed breed dog (brown in color) roaming around the 400 block of Michigan Avenue at 5:25 p.m. Monday, April 8. The dog was not located. The owner was not identified.  

Fraud

A St. Louis resident in the neighborhood south of M-46 and east of South Main reported a fraudulent PayPal account opened in their name on Monday, April 8. The account was closed. This is under investigation.

Assault

A fight between an 84-year-old female and an 83-year-old male on Wednesday, April 10, was investigated. 

Fugitive arrest

A 29-year-old female was arrested Wednesday, April 10, on a warrant out of Saginaw County. 

Scam

A 49-year-old St. Louis resident reported ransomware on his cellular device on Wednesday, April 10.

Disturbing the peace

A 31-year-old Alma resident created a disturbance in the parking lot of the Carrie Knause Elementary on Friday, April 12.

Hit and run

A 23-year-old St. Louis resident was involved in a traffic crash with a 60-year-old St. Louis resident at M-46 and Main on Friday, April 12. The younger driver was reported to have fled the scene before police arrived. The younger driver was identified. This matter has been turned over to the Gratiot County prosecutor. 

Property damage accident

A 25-year-old St. Louis resident pulled out in front of a 28-year-old St. Louis resident at Prospect and Seaman on Friday, April 12, causing an accident. No one was injured.

Dog at large

A medium sized brown/white dog was found in the 300 block of N. Pine Street on Sunday, April 14. The dog was wearing a collar, but there was no contact information on the collar. The dog was turned over to Gratiot County Animal Control. 

Fugitive arrest

A 42-year-old Flint man was arrested during a traffic stop on Tuesday, April 16, for a warrant out of Jackson County. 

Vandalism

The Clapp Park gazebo was vandalized by juveniles. The vandalism was reported at 5:13 p.m. Tuesday, April 16. The juveniles were identified. The case was turned over to the Gratiot County prosecutor.

Found Property

A wallet was found on Michigan Avenue Thursday, April 18, and ultimately returned to the owner. 

Porn sent to minor

Sexually explicit material was sent to a minor via an electronic device and reported on Monday, April 22. This matter is under investigation.

Child Neglect

A case of possible child neglect was reported on Monday, April 22, and is under investigation.

Assault, Larceny, Disorderly

Police responded to a report of a melee involving five juveniles about 9:49 p.m. Friday, April 26, in the Evergreen Village mobile home park off Michigan Avenue. The matter has been turned over to the Gratiot County Prosecutor’s Office. 

Red light runner

A 36-year-old male driver, southbound on North Main, ran a red light and struck a vehicle driven by a 37-year-old man at 5:37 a.m. Tuesday, April 23. The at-fault driver left the scene prior to the arrival of police. The driver was later identified. This matter has been turned over to the Gratiot County prosecutor.

CSC

Criminal sexual conduct was reported to the St. Louis Police Department at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23. The complaint is under investigation.

Fugitive Arrest

An 18-year-old female was arrested on a retail fraud (shoplifting) warrant out of the Alma Police Department after being stopped for speeding at 9:17 p.m. Thursday, April 25, on North Pine Street.

Bicycle found

A Mongoose mountain bike was found in the 300 block of North Pine Street at 9:35 a.m. Friday, April 26. To claim the bike, please contact the St. Louis Police Department. 

Larceny

Money was reported stolen from an unlocked motor vehicle at 1:35 p.m. Friday, April 26. The suspect was identified. The case was turned over to the Gratiot County Prosecutor’s Office.

Dumping

Illegal use of a rubbish bin was reported at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 24.

Destruction of property

24-year-old female arrested for damaging a car on Monday, April 22.

Low speed pursuit

A male subject failed to stop for police officers at 9:26 p.m. Thursday, May 2. “This was a pursuit, however, the suspect was not traveling at any excessive speed,” Chief Ramereiz wrote. “Subject ignored lawful order to pull over. Case has been turned over to the Gratiot County Prosecutor for criminal charges.”

Dial-a-Ride sideswipe

An Alma Dial-a-Ride bus sideswiped a passing vehicle while pulling away after picking up passengers at 1730 Wright Ave. in Alma on Tuesday, May 7.

Criminal sexual conduct 

Police received criminal sexual conduct complaints at 7:09 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, and 10:02 a.m. Friday, May 10, from a single address. All Chief Ramereiz will say is that it is under investigation.

Domestic Assault

An assault between parent and teenage child was reported on Thursday, May 9, and turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion.

Backing up accident

A woman was backing out of her West Tyrell Street driveway on Wednesday, May 1, and struck a UPS truck. No injuries reported.

Dog found

A black pug was found at large in the 300 block of North Mill Street on Thursday, May 2, and taken to the Gratiot County Animal Shelter.

Wounded possum put down

A possum had been struck by a vehicle, suffered head trauma and was humanely dispatched at 5:37 a.m. Monday, May 6, on East Saginaw Street.

Small dog at large

A Staffordshire Terrier was found at large on Tuesday, May 7, in the 300 block of East Prospect. The person responsible for the dog was contacted, advised of the city ordinance against loose dogs and issued a warning.

Larceny

A green Mongoose bicycle frame and tires were reported stolen from the yard of a residence on Wednesday, May 8.

Drunk driver

A 59-year-old Roscommon man was arrested for drunk driving after being stopped for speeding at Cheeseman and Countryside on Tuesday, May 14.

No driver’s license

A 27-year-old Wheeler man was arrested for not having a driver’s license after being stopped for a disobeying a red light at M-46 and Main Street on Thursday, May 16.

Dog at large

A dog was reported to be loose in the 500 block of Eden Street on Thursday, May 16. The owner was unaware that the dog had been let outside by a child.

Barking dog

A barking dog was reported in the area of West State Street and Michigan Avenue on Thursday, May 16. The owner was contacted and the issue resolved.

Found money

Cash was found on a sidewalk in St. Louis and turned over to the St. Louis Police Department. If the cash is not claimed within 30 days, it will be released to the person who turned it in. If you believe this is your cash, contact the St. Louis Police Department to describe where it was lost, the amount and the denomination of the money found.

Found license

A driver’s license was found in a business parking lot. The owner was contacted and the license returned.

Kamikaze deer

St. Louis police handled the report on Monday, May 20, after a deer ran into the side of an Alma police cruiser on Wright Avenue. Minor damage was done to the patrol car.

Larceny

Some $360 in cash was reported stolen from a residence on May 21. The victim named a friend who had recently visited as a possible suspect. The friend confessed.

Drunk Driving

A 26-year-old Portage man was arrested for drunk driving at M-46 and East on May 24 after being stopped for speeding.

Suspended License

A 42-year-old Louisiana resident was arrested for driving with a suspended license at M-46 and Hubbard on May 27 after being stopped for a traffic violation.

Fight broken up

Police responded to reports of a “large fight with numerous subjects” in the 200 block of S. East Street on May 25 that turned out to be a fight between two individuals who knew each other, according to Chief Ramereiz. The complaint will be turned over to the prosecutor for criminal charges.

Assault

Responding to a report of a breaking and entering in progress at an apartment building at 512 South Main at 10:44 p.m. May 29, officers found the incident was more properly designated as an assault & battery and malicious destruction of property “between individuals who knew each other.”

Traffic Accident

A 57-year-old St. Louis resident rear ended a vehicle driven by a 59-year-old Alma resident who was waiting to turn at the intersection of M-46 and Main Street at 10:21 a.m. Friday, May 31.

Fugitive Arrest

A 53-year-old St. Louis resident was arrested on Friday, May 31, on a Gratiot County Sheriff’s Department warrant for trespassing.

Failure to Appear

A 35-year-old St. Louis resident was arrested on Monday, June 3, on a bench warrant for failing to appear in court.

Child Neglect

A 31-year-old Alma resident was arrested on Monday, June 3, on a child neglect warrant out of Gratiot County Friend of the Court. 

Hit and Run

An unoccupied vehicle parked on Center Street between North Mill and Pine was struck and damaged at an unknown time. But the incident was reported at 5:40 p.m. Monday, June 3. It is unknown who or what struck the vehicle.