2020 Cop Calls

This is the aggregated Cop Calls for 2020.


A 55-year-old Evergreen Village resident was found dead at his or her residence on Wednesday, Jan. 1, after a welfare check was requested when the person did not show up for work.

Car “keyed”

A vehicle belonging to an Ithaca resident was “keyed” while parked in the 100 block of N. Mill Street on Saturday, Jan. 4. (That means someone took a key or other metal object and scratched the paint.)

School bus complaint

A St. Louis school bus driver reported that a silver, four-door Pontiac G6 passed the bus while it was stopped on Michigan Avenue near the CSA Hall at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7. The bus driver had the red flashing lights on and flashing stop arm extended. The bus was unloading students at a designated pickup location for the Evergreen mobile home park. Anyone with information on the suspect vehicle is asked to contact Officer Jonathon Rugenstein at jrugenstein@stlouismi.com, or call 989-681-5285.

Larceny from auto

The theft of keys, phone charger and loose change were reported on Friday, Jan. 10, two weeks after the crime occurred. The keys and phone charger were found during the investigation of a different complaint and returned to the owner.

Drunk tries to bite officer (40)

A 30-year-old St. Louis resident was intoxicated and acting in a disorderly manner in the 100 block of N. Mill Street after dark on Friday, Jan. 10. He or she resisted arrest, continued to be disorderly and attempted to bite the responding officers. The suspect was lodged at the Gratiot County Jail.

Drunk driving

A 39-year-old St. Louis resident was arrested for drunk driving at Michigan and Pine at 2:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, after being stopped for a moving violation.

Hit and run

A 36-year-old person borrowed a 51-year-old St. Louis resident’s vehicle, damaged the vehicle and a utility pole.  The suspect did not report the damage and left the scene. Police received the report on Friday, Jan. 17.

Domestic assault

Police are investigating the report of an assault between a 27-year-old St. Louis resident and a 22-year-old St. Louis resident after a report was received on Sunday, Jan. 19. 

Suspended license

A 31-year-old St. Louis resident was arrested for driving on a suspended license, having no insurance and giving false information to an officer after being stopped for a moving violation at M-46 and Watson on Sunday, Jan. 19.

Fugitive arrest No. 1

A juvenile was arrested for destruction of property and resisting and obstructing an officer on Sunday, Jan. 19. No further information can be release because the subject is a juvenile.

Fugitive arrest No. 2

A 36-year-old St. Louis resident was arrested on an outstanding warrant from another agency on Monday, Jan. 20.

Drugged driving

A 21-year-old Mt. Pleasant resident was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs after being stopped for driving while being distracted by a cell phone on Sunday, Jan. 26 at M-46 and Main Street. 

Dog at large

A male dog, possibly an American bulldog mix, was found at large in the 300 block of North Street on Wednesday, Jan. 29. The dog is white in color with a brown patch over the left eye and was turned over to Gratiot County Animal Control.

Fugitive arrest

A 41-year-old St. Louis resident was arrested for driving on a suspended license and for an outstanding warrant from another police agency after being stopped for a moving traffic violation on Sunday, Feb. 2, at Michigan Avenue and Park.