Cop Calls

Here are the highlights from the St. Louis Police Department’s complaint log from Sept. 23 to Oct. 1. Thanks to Police Chief Richard J. Ramereiz Jr. for the following information.

Illegal fire

A property owner in the 300 block of Delaware was burning construction material in his backyard fire pit on Monday, Sept. 23. This is a violation of city ordinance. 

Warrant arrest

Investigating a 911 call on Monday, Sept. 23, officers arrested an 18-year-old St. Louis resident who was the subject of an arrest warrant. The person was lodged at the Gratiot County jail.

Found dog

A Pomeranian-type dog was found at large along Hebron Street near Olive on Monday, Sept. 23. The dog was taken to the Gratiot County Animal Shelter.

Traffic accident

A vehicle driven by a minor failed to yield the right of way to a vehicle driven by a 31-year-old St. Louis resident, causing a crash around 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at South Main and Hazel. There were no injuries.

Warrant arrest

A 24-year-old St. Louis resident turned himself or herself in to the St. Louis Police Department for an outstanding warrant out of another police agency on Tuesday, Sept. 24.  The subject was lodged at the Gratiot County jail. 


An fight between juveniles in Clapp Park at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, was investigated and turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion.

Found bike

A men’s mountain bike was found abandoned at Clapp Park at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25. If you believe this is your bicycle, please contact the St. Louis Police Department to describe and identify it. 

In fact, St. Louis police have several bicycles that have been found in recent months. Please contact St. Louis police to claim one.


A 56-year-old St. Louis resident reported a wallet, garage door opener and keys stolen from a vehicle on Thursday, Sept. 26 in the 200 block of Olive. The vehicle was locked, and no sign of forced entry was found. 

Injury accident

St. Louis police investigated a car/bicycle accident involving Alma Code Enforcement Officer Aaron Hale and bicyclist Sarah Spencer on Thursday, Sept. 26.

Hale was driving south on Court Street crossing Superior when Spencer, riding on the Superior sidewalk, crashed into the right side of the car. Witnesses said Spencer did not stop before attempting to cross Court Street. Spencer complained of head and arm pain. She was taken to MidMichigan Medical Center Gratiot for treatment. Hale was not injured.  There was minor damage to the vehicle. 

Three strikes

A 34-year-old man with no known residence was arrested for drunk driving, no insurance and an improper license plate after being stopped for a burned-out headlight at 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 at M-46 and Hubbard.

Traffic accident

A vehicle being driven by a minor failed to yield the right of way to a vehicle driven by a 42-year-old St. Louis resident at 9:10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 at M-46 and Michigan Avenue, causing a crash. There were no injuries.

Lock your car!

A 33-year-old St. Louis resident saw a vehicle stopped in the 200 block of Euclid at 5:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, with the brake lights on in front of his or her residence. The victim then noticed the dome light was on in his or her vehicle and a blonde female inside. The suspects left before the victim could get outside. The victim’s vehicle had been left unlocked. A wallet was missing.

 The suspect was described as a skinny, blond female. No clothing description was given.  The suspect vehicle was described as a truck or SUV of an unknown make/model/color. 

If you have information on this incident please contact Officer Matt VanHall at (989) 681-5285 or mvanhall@stlouismi.com.


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