2020 Cop Calls

This is the aggregated Cop Calls for 2020.

Death

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.)

Possession of drugs

A St. Louis resident was found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine after a traffic stop on West Saginaw near North Mill at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 23.

Larceny of drugs

A St. Louis resident told police on Tuesday, June 23, that someone stole prescription pills from their residence.

Drugged driving

A St. Louis resident was arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs at 2:41 a.m. Wednesday, June 24, after a traffic violation at Olive and North Main. The driver was lodged at the Gratiot County Jail.

Larceny of bike

A St. Louis resident in the 1100 block of S. East Street reported on Wednesday, June 24, that his bicycle was stolen from his lawn.

Cemetery mischief

It was discovered on Friday, June 26, that an unknown person or persons spray painted the front of the old mausoleum at Oak Grove Cemetery. Estimated damage is  $1,000.

Drugged driving

An Ithaca resident was arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs at 1:27 a.m. Saturday, July 4, after a traffic violation on South Main and M46. The person was transported to the Gratiot County Jail.

Feud

A St. Louis resident made a report at 4:39 a.m. Saturday, July 4, of another St. Louis resident breaking into his residence. Officers noticed several items broken inside his residence but nothing missing. It was discovered that this is an ongoing issue between the two residents.

Drunk driving

A St. Louis resident was arrested at 1:55 a.m. Sunday, July 5, for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and having no insurance on the vehicle after a traffic violation at M46 and Michigan Avenue. The driver was arrested and lodged at the Gratiot county Jail.

Possession of drugs

A St. Louis resident was found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine after a traffic stop on West Saginaw near North Mill at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 23.

Larceny of drugs

A St. Louis resident told police on Tuesday, June 23, that someone stole prescription pills from their residence.

Drugged driving

A St. Louis resident was arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs at 2:41 a.m. Wednesday, June 24, after a traffic violation at Olive and North Main. The driver was lodged at the Gratiot County Jail.

Larceny of bike

A St. Louis resident in the 1100 block of S. East Street reported on Wednesday, June 24, that his bicycle was stolen from his lawn.

Cemetery mischief

It was discovered on Friday, June 26, that an unknown person or persons spray painted the front of the old mausoleum at Oak Grove Cemetery. Estimated damage is  $1,000.

Drugged driving

An Ithaca resident was arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs at 1:27 a.m. Saturday, July 4, after a traffic violation on South Main and M46. The person was transported to the Gratiot County Jail.

Feud

A St. Louis resident made a report at 4:39 a.m. Saturday, July 4, of another St. Louis resident breaking into his residence. Officers noticed several items broken inside his residence but nothing missing. It was discovered that this is an ongoing issue between the two residents.

Drunk driving

A St. Louis resident was arrested at 1:55 a.m. Sunday, July 5, for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and having no insurance on the vehicle after a traffic violation at M46 and Michigan Avenue. The driver was arrested and lodged at the Gratiot county Jail.

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.

Death

A 96-year-old St. Louis resident was found deceased in his or her residence on Wednesday, Feb. 5.

Criminal Sexual Conduct

Three CSC complaints were filed in February (two on the 6th and one on the 18th). All are under investigation. 

High wire act

A 53-year-old Midland County resident was trailering an oversized load and caught overhead phone, cable and internet lines with the oversized object, tearing them down on Friday, Feb. 7, at North Main and Center. Several utility poles were damaged. Crews from Charter Communications, Frontier, St. Louis Electric Department and the St. Louis DPW were required to replace and repair the damage. Main Street was blocked to all traffic for several hours.

Car/deer accident

A 42-year-old Alma resident’s vehicle struck a deer on M-46 near Delaware at 4:54 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 9.

Death

A 62-year-old St. Louis resident was found dead at his or her residence on Saturday, Feb. 15.  

Larceny of gun

A 54-year-old St. Louis resident reported the theft of a handgun from his or her residence on Saturday, Feb. 15. This complaint is under investigation.  

Small dog at large

A chihuahua was found in the area of Wilson Boulevard and Welland Street on Tuesday, Feb. 18, and released to Gratiot County Animal Control.

Stolen vehicle

A 57-year-old St. Louis resident reported the theft of his or her pick-up truck on Wednesday, Feb. 19. The truck was located and returned. The suspect was identified. The matter was turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion. 

Chain reaction

An 18-year-old Midland resident rear-ended a vehicle driven by an 18-year-old Aurora, Colorado resident at M-46 and Lincoln on Sunday, Feb. 23. The Colorado resident, in turn, rear-ended a vehicle driven by a 43-year-old Wheeler resident.

Police Officer Assaulted

A juvenile resisted and obstructed an officer while being taken into custody on Monday, Feb. 24, and assaulted the officer. This matter has been turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion.

Possible drug overdose

A 34-year-old St. Louis resident was reported to be unresponsive and having labored breathing on Wednesday, Feb. 26. The subject was transported for medical treatment.

Injury accident

A 31-year-old Mt. Pleasant resident failed to stop at a stop sign at Michigan and Cheeseman on Thursday, Feb. 27, and hit a vehicle driven by a 35-year-old Alma resident.  Minor injuries were reported. Medical treatment was declined.

Drugged driving

A 19-year-old Northville resident was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs after being stopped for a moving violation at Washington and Pine on Saturday, March 14.

Trifecta of crime 

A 42-year-old St. Louis resident was arrested for drunk driving, providing false information to a police officer and on an outstanding warrant from another police agency after crashing into several unoccupied vehicles on West Center Street on Sunday, March 15. The suspect was treated for minor injuries and lodged at the Gratiot County Jail.

Stolen car 

A 57-year-old Sumner resident reported on Sunday, March 15, that his or her vehicle was taken without permission.  A 42-year-old St. Louis resident was identified as the suspect. (See the Trifecta of crime entry above.) The vehicle was recovered in St. Louis. Criminal charges have been requested from Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion.

Runaway, assault

Police received a report on Tuesday, March 17, of a juvenile runaway and domestic assault from someone in the subsidized housing project around the Michigan Avenue water tower. The complaint is under investigation.

Natural death

Police were called after a 96-year-old St. Louis resident died of natural causes on Wednesday, March 18, on East Washington (M-46).

Suspended license

Police received a call at 4:52 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, that a 39-year-old St. Louis resident was driving in town on a suspended license. This was not witnessed by an officer. Statements were collected from the complainant and suspect. The report was forwarded to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion for possible criminal charges. 

Threats

Police were called at 12:10 a.m. Thursday, March 19, with a report that a 36-year-old St. Louis resident and a 16-year-old St. Louis resident were threatening physical harm to each other over loud noises.

Drunk man taken home

St. Louis Police assisted the Gratiot County Sheriff’s Office with an intoxicated man near the road on M-46 at Hidden Oaks Drive at 1:31 p.m. Monday, March 23. The intoxicated man was compliant and taken home.

 The old man and the river

The Gratiot County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Cheeseman Road west of Devon Drive after a caller reported an elderly man in the Pine River at 5:25 p.m. Monday, March 23. A St. Louis officer responded to assist, as this was just outside the city limits. A member of the St. Louis Area Fire Department responded as well, and the three responders pulled the man out of the river. He was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Car vs. Deer

A 61-year-old St. Louis resident was driving north on South Main Street near Woodside Drive at 4:02 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, when a deer failed to yield right of way and ran into the passenger side of their car causing damage to the front right fender and door. The deer fled the scene before it could be identified.

Property line dispute

A St. Louis resident called police on Wednesday, March 25, to say that a neighbor repeatedly drives onto their property and damaged a reflector that allegedly marked the property line. Parties were informed a survey would be needed to determine the true location of the property line.

Violation of executive order

Police received a report on Wednesday, March 25, that a lawn company employee was spraying a private lawn in violation of the governor’s order against unnecessary work. The lawn company employee was located. The employee was spreading fertilizer on this private lawn. “This was not considered ‘essential to sustaining life’ or ‘critical to the infrastructure’ of our state and was a violation of Executive Order 2020-21,” Chief Ramereiz wrote. The employee was told to discontinue this work and return to his place of employment. The company was contacted and given a cease and desist order. If any more violations occur with this same business, charges will be sought with Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion and/or Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, Chief Ramereiz said.

Bicycle found

A 20-inch BMX style bicycle was found abandoned by the St. Louis Department of Public Works on Thursday, March 26. The bicycle had been spray painted black. The original color appears to be blue. Contact the police department if you believe the bike is yours.

Suspect pursued from St. Louis to Ithaca

A 26-year-old Mt. Pleasant resident was arrested after failing to stop for a speeding violation in St. Louis at 9:15 p.m. Thursday, March 26. A pursuit was initiated involving units from St. Louis Police Department units, Alma Police Department and the Gratiot County Sheriff’s Office. The pursuit ran south from St. Louis to Ithaca, then west toward North Star. It ended on Roggy Road near US-127 when the suspect’s vehicle was disabled. The suspect was taken into custody. A concealed firearm was found inside the vehicle. The suspect was found to have a suspended license and a warrant for unrelated matters from another county. The suspect was lodged at the Gratiot County Jail. No one was injured and no vehicle damaged.

Hit and run

A 19-year-old St. Louis resident reported her 2007 Ford Fusion was damaged while it was parked and unoccupied outside Peters Hardware from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28. When the complainant returned to her vehicle, she found the driver’s side door had been sideswiped. Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Brandon Crowther at the St. Louis Police Department, bcrowther@stlouismi.com.

Neighbor dispute

A 61-year-old man was upset with a neighbor who was walking on his property on Sunday, March 29. The man yelled at his neighbor until police were called. An officer talked to the neighbor, and he said he will stay off his neighbor’s property.

Assault

A-29-year old man and a 56-year-old man were fighting over the older man smoking inside their residence on Thursday, April 2. They told police they worked it out. There were no injuries, and neither party wanted to press charges.

Family dispute

A 23-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man were verbally fighting on Friday, April 3, because the woman left a mess in the residence. There were no indications of physical assault. The woman told police she felt safe staying with the man. No charges were filed.

Assault

A domestic assault was reported between a 32-year-old St. Louis resident and a 26-year-old St. Louis resident on Saturday, April 11. The 26-year-old was arrested. Minor injuries were reported. Medical treatment was refused.

Garage hit by BB gunfire

A 56-year-old St. Louis resident reported their garage being shot by a BB gun on Sunday, April 12. A juvenile was discharging a BB gun nearby which struck the complainant’s garage. The parents were contacted and advised it was against city ordinance to discharge any type of firearm (including BB guns, pellet guns, slingshots, bows & arrows, crossbows or airsoft guns) within the city limits. No damage was done to the garage.

Assault

A 40-year-old St. Louis resident was assaulted by an 18-year-old Saginaw resident and another unidentified subject who fled the scene before the arrival of police on Sunday, April 13. Criminal charges have been requested from Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion.

Home invasion (307)

An 18-year-old Saginaw resident was arrested on Monday, April 13, for home invasion, assault & battery, trespassing and malicious destruction of property after forcing entry into a residence and assaulting an 18-year-old St. Louis resident who was inside.

Bin there, done that

A 59-year-old Gratiot County resident was seen illegally dumping trash into a bin that doesn’t belong to him or her on Sunday, April 12. The matter was turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion for criminal charges.

Let’s make some noise (or not)

A noise complaint from Cambridge Woods Apartments was received on Wednesday, April 15. Police contacted the involved parties and found no violation of ordinance or law.

Scam email reported 

A 60-year-old St. Louis resident reported receiving a scam ransom email on Thursday, April 16. The complainant was Sentinel Publisher Ralph Echtinaw. Here’s what the email said: ““Send $1000 in btc to the following address (remove***from it): bc1***q53nzzmltype0qszjt0fn3duq32d6d5fsrljld3

“You might be thinking why the heck would you do that? Well, put together yourself due to the fact I am going to move your world at this moment. I had a serious spyware and adware infect your own personal computer as well as record movie of YOU (using your web cam) while you browsed ‘adult’ web sites.

“Here is one of your security password goodbye2

“Nevertheless don’t believe me? Reply 7 and I will be randomly share your video with 7 people you’re friends with (Yes, I have got access to your address book also).

“Currently, exactly what do I want to make this entire thing vanish? Well, I have already mentioned the particular deal in beginning of the mail. Should you not fulfill it within 24 hours, I’ll make your life horrible by mailing that video clip to Everybody you know. Your time starts right now.” The complainant found no credibility in the scam email but signed up with 1Password and changed all his passwords.

Verbal dispute

A verbal dispute was reported between 37-year-old and 42-year-old St. Louis residents on Sunday, April 19. The parties agreed to separate for the night.

One-car crash

A 21-year-old Riverdale resident was driving north on Main Street approaching Prospect on Wednesday, April 22, and lost control, striking the curb and causing the front wheel assembly to break free from the axle. The driver was found to be traveling too fast to safely negotiate the curve.

Juvenile fight

A fight between multiple juveniles was reported on Thursday, April 23. The complaint is under investigation.

Larceny from auto

A 45-year-old St. Louis resident reported a wallet and prescription medication stolen from an unlocked motor vehicle on Thursday, April 23.

Reckless Driver

A 51-year-old Ithaca resident reported a reckless driver who was tailgating and “slamming on the brakes” in front of vehicles on Saturday, May 2. The suspect vehicle was not located. It was described as a “Blazer” type vehicle. The complainant couldn’t say what color the vehicle was. 

Marijuana bust

Multiple juveniles were found to be in possession of and using marijuana at the Cambridge Woods Apartments on Tuesday, May 5. The kids were cited after being sighted. 

Identity theft

A 35-year-old St. Louis resident reported their identity and personal information were compromised on Wednesday, May 6. The complainant was contacted twice by an unknown person claiming to be from their bank requesting the complainant set up an online banking app.  The complainant did not divulge personal information and contacted their bank to report the scam.

Larceny from auto 1

A 49-year-old St. Louis resident saw three juveniles enter their neighbor’s unlocked vehicle on Friday, May 8. The kids beat feet before 911 was called. Nothing was reported missing.

Larceny from auto 2

A 42-year-old St. Louis resident reported the theft of a cell phone charger cord from their unlocked vehicle during the night on Saturday, May 9.

Drunk driving 

A reckless driver was reported to be “all over the road” as the vehicle traveled through St. Louis on Saturday, May 9. The vehicle was located by St. Louis police. A 45-year-old St. Louis resident was arrested for drunk driving.

Assault 

A domestic assault was reported on Thursday, May 14, between a 31-year-old St. Louis resident and a 35-year-old Isabella County resident. One of the two was arrested and jailed.

Bond violation

A 35-year-old Mt. Pleasant resident, recently released from jail on domestic assault charges, was reported to have violated their bond conditions on Wednesday, May 20, while in St. Louis. Information was gathered and turned over to the Gratiot County probation department.

Backing into traffic

A 17-year-old St. Louis resident was backing out of a private drive on Wednesday, May 20, and struck a moving vehicle driven by a 63-year-old St. Louis resident. No injuries were reported.

Larceny

A bicycle and generator were reported stolen from the 200 block of W. Hazel Street on Thursday, May 21. The items were left unsecured in the yard. The owner was unable to provide make, model and serial number for the generator.  The bicycle was a black men’s Roadmaster.

Chief Ramereiz recommends that people document the make, model and serial number of valuable items. If possible, take a picture, too. This is valuable information for the police AND your insurance company.

Changing lanes accident

A 30-year-old St. Louis resident changed lanes into a vehicle driven by a 48-year-old Rochester Hills resident on Thursday, May 21.

Gazebo defaced

Graffiti was found spray-painted on the gazebo at the T.A. Cutler Memorial Library on Monday, May 25. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Officer Ryan Bahlke at rbahlke@stlouismi.com.

Reckless driver (438)

A 53-year-old St. Louis resident reported a reckless driver/road rage incident on Thursday, May 28. The suspect and vehicle information was provided. The complaint is under investigation.

Identity theft

A 42-year-old St. Louis resident reported on Thursday, May 28, that their identity was used to apply for unemployment benefits. If you are a victim of identity theft, please visit the Federal Trade Commission’s page for reporting and recovering from Identity Theft:

https://www.identitytheft.gov/?utm_source=takeaction

Dog attack

Officers made contact with a 33-year-old St. Louis resident at 5:32 p.m. Monday, June 1, who was bitten on the arm by a dog while jogging. The subject did not seek medical treatment. The dog’s owner was cited for a dog at large.

Drugged driving

An officer pulled over a vehicle that failed to stop at a stop sign at North and Mill streets, 8:40 p.m. Monday, June 1. A 26-year-old Shepherd resident was arrested for operating under the influence of drugs. 

Larceny

A 52-year-old St. Louis resident told police that a package was stolen from his or her front door step on May 31 or June 1.

Dog at large

Officers were dispatched to the Evergreen Village mobile home park for a dog at large on Saturday, June 6. When officers arrived the chihuahua was located by its owner and returned home.

Ground hog attack

Officers were dispatched to Michigan Avenue and Welland Street at 8:49 a.m. Sunday, June 7, for a report of screaming followed by two gun shots. Officers could not locate where the shots came from, and no one around the area said they heard shots. A short while later a call came in from a 27-year-old St. Louis resident asking for an officer to come to his or her residence. When officers arrived, the person said his or her dog was attacked by a ground hog. It was impossible to get the ground hog off the dog, so the person shot the ground hog twice.

Tires slashed

A 31-year-old St. Louis resident told police on June 7 that all four tires of his or her vehicle were slashed in a parking lot on Hidden Oaks Drive.

Backing up accident

Backing out of an angled parking space on Tuesday, June 9, a 30-year-old St. Louis resident struck an unoccupied vehicle that was parked on the other side of the street.

Parking accident

Attempting to park in a private parking lot on Tuesday, June 9, a 24-year-old St. Louis resident struck an unoccupied vehicle that was already parked. 

Suicidal person with a gun

A 32-year-old St. Louis resident was reported as suicidal and in possession of a gun on Tuesday, June 9. The person was located in the nearby woods packing a loaded gun. The person was taken into custody without incident and transported to mental health.

Dog bite

A 27-year-old St. Louis resident took in two dogs that were found at large. One of them bit a 1-year-old human at the residence on Thursday, June 11. Minor injuries were reported that did not require medical attention. The canines were turned over to the Gratiot County Animal Control. 

Trifecta of crime (488)

A 41-year-old St. Louis resident was arrested on Thursday, June 11, for drunk driving, driving with a suspended license and causing a crash resulting in injuries after striking a 60-year-old St. Louis resident who was crossing the street in the crosswalk. 

Assault

A 62-year-old St. Louis resident was assaulted by an 83-year-old St. Louis resident on Monday, June 15. The suspect was arrested and lodged at the Gratiot County Jail.

Dogs at large

A 56-year-old St. Louis resident in the 100 block of Olive reported on Monday, June 15, that two dogs are frequently running around loose. The dog owner was contacted and told that a city ordinance forbids dogs running around loose. The dogs owner was also informed he or she could be cited if the dogs continue to run around loose.

Stolen bicycle

A 60-year-old St. Louis resident reported the theft of a men’s bicycle on Tuesday, June 15. The bicycle was left unsecured in the victim’s yard. The bicycle was later found three blocks away in the yard of a 49-year-old St. Louis resident and returned to the owner.

Homeless medical emergency

A 34-year-old homeless person suffered a seizure at Michigan Avenue and Collison Way on Wednesday, June 17. The patient was transported to the hospital for medical evaluation.

Dog at large

A 41-year-old St. Louis resident in the 200 block of S. East Street called police to say his or her dog got loose and was running around somewhere. The canine was located and returned to the owner.

Drunk driver (529)

A 57-year-old Alma resident was arrested for drunk driving and driving with a suspended license after being reported as a suspicious person on Sunday, June 21. The suspect was also in possession of a stolen license plate.  The suspect was lodged at the Gratiot County Jail.

Possession of drugs

A St. Louis resident was found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine after a traffic stop on West Saginaw near North Mill at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 23.

Larceny of drugs

A St. Louis resident told police on Tuesday, June 23, that someone stole prescription pills from their residence.

Drugged driving

A St. Louis resident was arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs at 2:41 a.m. Wednesday, June 24, after a traffic violation at Olive and North Main. The driver was lodged at the Gratiot County Jail.

Larceny of bike

A St. Louis resident in the 1100 block of S. East Street reported on Wednesday, June 24, that his bicycle was stolen from his lawn.

Cemetery mischief

It was discovered on Friday, June 26, that an unknown person or persons spray painted the front of the old mausoleum at Oak Grove Cemetery. Estimated damage is  $1,000.

Drugged driving

An Ithaca resident was arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs at 1:27 a.m. Saturday, July 4, after a traffic violation on South Main and M46. The person was transported to the Gratiot County Jail.

Feud

A St. Louis resident made a report at 4:39 a.m. Saturday, July 4, of another St. Louis resident breaking into his residence. Officers noticed several items broken inside his residence but nothing missing. It was discovered that this is an ongoing issue between the two residents.

Drunk driving

A St. Louis resident was arrested at 1:55 a.m. Sunday, July 5, for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and having no insurance on the vehicle after a traffic violation at M46 and Michigan Avenue. The driver was arrested and lodged at the Gratiot county Jail.

Drugged driving 

A 36-year-old Elwell resident was arrested for driving on drugs just after midnight on Saturday, July 11, after being stopped for a moving violation.

Suspended license

A 59-year-old Saginaw resident was arrested for driving on a suspended license and transporting open alcohol at 1:38 a.m. Monday, July 13, after being stopped for an equipment violation.

Cemetery graffiti

Graffiti was found to have been painted on trees and the asphalt in Oak Grove Cemetery on Wednesday, July 15.

Criminal sexual conduct (635)

Police received a report of criminal sexual conduct from a residence on Monroe Street (M46) on Friday, July 17. The complaint is under investigation.

Neglected dogs

Police received a report on dogs that have been neglected and not properly cared for on Sunday, July 19. The matter was turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion.

Theft from car

A 52-year-old St. Louis resident reported the theft of prescription medication and power tools from his or her vehicle on Tuesday, July 21. The victim was unsure when the items were taken. 

Domestic assault (649)

A 33-year-old St. Louis resident was arrested for domestic assault at 12:10 a.m. Saturday, July 25, after assaulting a 42-year-old St. Louis resident and a 44-year-old St. Louis resident. This beating occurred in the 300 block of N. Delaware.

Drugged driving (653)

A 27-year-old Grand Rapids resident was arrested at 1:21 a.m. Sunday, July 26, for violation of a temporary instructor permit, no insurance and driving on drugs after being stopped for a traffic violation.

Found property

A wallet was found in Oak Grove Cemetery on Tuesday, July 28, and turned in to the St. Louis Police Department. The owner was located and the wallet returned.

Property damage accident

A 42-year-old Big Rapids resident disregarded a traffic light and crashed into a vehicle driven by a 69-year-old St. Louis resident at 7:49 a.m. Wednesday, July 29. The crash caused minor damage to both vehicles. No injuries were reported.

Domestic assault (682)

A 39-year-old St. Louis resident was arrested at 8:41 p.m. Friday, July 31, after assaulting a 41-year-old St. Louis resident in the 400 block of South Main. 

Assault on parked car

A 56-year-old Midland resident reported on Saturday, Aug. 1, that his or her parked and unoccupied vehicle was damaged. The vehicle was hit in the passenger side door while parked in a private business parking lot near the post office.

Break-in in progress (687)

Officer Brett Morell was requested to assist the Gratiot County Sheriff’s Department with a breaking and entering in progress at Harrier Farms on Pine River Road at 8:53 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2. Upon arrival, Morell located the suspect, who fled the scene in a motor vehicle. A short pursuit ensued which ended in Midland County when the suspect crashed. The suspect was turned over to the Gratiot County Sheriff’s Department. The Midland County Sheriff’s Department, St. Louis Rescue and MMR all assisted on this job. “A special thanks to Paul Anderson of St. Louis who stopped to assist Officer Morell at the crash scene before the arrival of the other police units,” said Chief Ramereiz.

Here are the highlights from the St. Louis Police Department’s complaint log from Aug. 6-9. Thanks to Police Chief Richard J. Ramereiz Jr. for the following information.

Destruction of property 

A 36-year-old St. Louis resident reported two tires slashed on her vehicle and political signs stolen from her front yard on Thursday, Aug. 6. An inflatable pool in the back yard was slashed as well. Several complaints of the same nature on Cheeseman Road were investigated by the Gratiot County Sheriff’s Office. It is most likely the incidents are related, Chief Ramereiz said. Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Matt VanHall at mvanhall@stlouismi.com or (989) 681-5285.

We meet by accident

A 20-year-old Merrill resident was backing away from the vacuums at the car wash on the corner of Main and M46 on Thursday, Aug. 6, as a 50-year-old St. Louis resident was backing up to the vacuums. The vehicles backed into each other.

Domestic Assault 

A 43-year-old St. Louis resident was charged with domestic assault on Friday, Aug. 7, after assaulting a 37-year-old St. Louis resident. 

Home Invasion 

A 67-year-old Ithaca resident was arrested for home invasion and assault on Friday, Aug. 7, after forcing entry into a St. Louis residence and assaulting a 51-year-old St. Louis resident.

Repeat runaway

A St. Louis juvenile left home without permission on Friday, Aug. 7. This is normal behavior, said the child’s parent, and the kid typically returns home several days later.

Obstructing justice 

A 35-year-old St. Louis resident who was known to have a valid warrant for their arrest, was reported to be sneaking through yards, avoiding traffic and hiding behind trees.  When contacted by officers, the subject fled on foot. A short foot pursuit ensued before the suspect was captured and taken into custody in the vicinity of Cheesman and Devon on Sunday, Aug. 9.

Criminal sexual conduct (732)

Police received a criminal sexual conduct complaint Wednesday, Aug. 12, from a house on North Main. The matter is under investigation.

Traffic accident

A St. Louis resident was stopped for a red light on north bound Main Street on Thursday, Aug. 13, waiting to turn left onto M46. A semi-truck turned south onto Main. The St. Louis resident backed up to accommodate the semi and backed into the car behind.

Animal cruelty (737), slashed tires (739)

A St. Louis resident in the 400 block of Michigan Avenue made a report of animal abuse by another St. Louis resident living with the complainant at 11:05 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 13. Then at 10:22 p.m. the same day tires were reported slashed at the same house.

Home alone

A St. Louis resident made a report of another St. Louis resident leaving a 2-month-old infant home alone on Saturday, Aug. 15. The complaint was turned over to Child Protective Services.

Possible assault

An Evergreen Village resident called 911 at 2:58 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, after hearing glass breaking and yelling coming from the neighbors residence. “On arrival officers made contact with the owner of the residence who was alone,” Forshee said. “The owner would not tell the officers anything about what was going on other than it was taken care of and a person left the residence in a vehicle.”

Felonious assault (750)

Police responded to Hidden Oaks apartment complex at 3:28 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, and arrested a St. Louis resident for aggravated/felonious assault. The St. Louis resident was lodged at the Gratiot County Jail. The complaint is under investigation.

Larceny (775)

A 60-year-old St. Louis resident reported the theft of jewelry from another residence in the city just after midnight on Monday, Aug. 24. The complaint is under investigation.

Dispatch deer

A 78-year-old Evergreen Village resident reported a mortally wounded deer on his or her property Monday, Aug. 24. The deer was emaciated and had a large open wound that was infected and gangrenous. The deer was euthanized by an officer, and the property owner removed the animal.

Death

St. Louis PD and St. Louis rescue were dispatched to a medical call on North Street Monday, Aug. 24, reporting a 76-year-old St. Louis resident in full arrest.  Despite life-saving efforts by the St. Louis PD, St. Louis rescue and Mobile Medical Response, the St. Louis resident passed away.

Wagon heist

A Radio Flyer 3-in-1 EZ Fold Wagon was reported stolen from the front yard of a St. Louis residence on Tuesday, Aug. 25.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Brandon Crowther:  bcrowther@stlouismi.com

Domestic (804)

A domestic assault in the 600 block of Maple Street was investigated on Thursday, Aug. 27. The suspect was arrested and lodged at the Gratiot County Jail. 

Dog attacks dog

A pocket pit bull terrier belonging to a 41-year-old St. Louis resident in the 400 block W. Prospect, left unrestrained in its yard, attacked a golden retriever belonging to a 22-year-old St. Louis resident on Thursday, Aug. 27. The golden retriever had minor injuries. The complaint was turned over to Gratiot County Animal Control.

Rear ended

A vehicle driven by a 79-year-old St. Louis resident was stopped at a stop sign at Cheesman and Michigan Avenue on Friday, Aug. 28, and rear-ended by a vehicle driven by a 22-year-old Alma resident. The 22-year-old was at fault and issued a citation.

Vehicle attacked (811)

A 43-year-old Wheeler resident reported malicious damage done to their vehicle, which was parked in the 600 Block of Central Street on Friday, Aug. 28. A battery terminal post and cable connector were damaged.  The complaint is under investigation.

Criminal Sexual Conduct (819)

A CSC was reported on Friday, Aug. 28, and is under investigation.

Suspicious Person

A 43-year-old St. Louis resident reported a suspicious person in the city parking lot between Commercial Bank and Subway on Tuesday, Sept. 1. As the complainant was walking across the parking lot, an unknown person quickly exited a parked van and quickly and aggressively walked towards the complainant. As the complainant tried to back away from the unknown person, the unknown person continued to approach the complainant. The unknown person then asked strange questions about the St. Louis schools. The complainant left the area and reported the encounter to the St. Louis PD. 

 

The unknown person was located a few blocks away and identified as a 59-year-old Holly resident. The suspect admitted approaching the complainant in a parking lot.  The suspect admitted that they wanted to know why the St. Louis schools were a Class-C school and Holly Schools were a Class-A school.

 

The suspect was released after verifying their identity as no crime had been committed.

Overdose

A 30-year-old St. Louis resident was reported to be overdosing on unknown substances in the 300 block of S. Delaware at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1. Upon the arrival of Officer Brett Morell, the victim was showing no signs of life. Morell administered one dose of Narcan and began CPR efforts. The victim began breathing on their own after a short amount of time. The victim was transported to the hospital for further care. 

Damaged road sign

Night shift patrol discovered a street names sign had been run over and damaged at the intersection of South Main and Woodside at 1:35 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2. Tracks left in the grass indicate a vehicle with dual wheels, most likely a semi. Left the roadway and damaged the sign attempting to make a turn. DPW personnel repaired the sign the next day. The suspect vehicle was never identified.

Suicidal

Police responded to two reports of suicidal people on successive nights last week (Sept. 7 and 8). Each call came in around 11:30 p.m. but involved different people. The first was reported as having suicidal thoughts and the second as making suicidal threats. Both were taken to a medical facility for treatment.

Traffic accident

A 64-year-old Breckenridge resident turning right onto M-46 from South Main on Tuesday, Sept. 8, sideswiped an eastbound car driven by an 83-year-old Alma resident.  Both vehicles had functional damage. No injuries were reported.

Homeless person arrested (862)

After investigating a suspicious vehicle parked in the 700 block of Fairway at 1 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, an officer arrested a 31-year-old homeless person on multiple charges and cited a 31-year-old Elsie resident for driving on a suspended license.

 

The homeless person had multiple outstanding arrest warrants from other police agencies and possessed a controlled substance. 

Jumping railroad tracks

A vehicle was reported to be jumping the railroad tracks on Euclid Street south of Tyrell Street at 10:50 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11. The responding officer found scuff marks and vehicle fluid indicating that a vehicle was significantly damaged near the railroad tracks. The damage was consistent with jumping the tracks as has been found in the past. The trail of vehicle fluid was followed westbound on M-46, but the vehicle apparently stopped leaking as the trail ended. Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Brett Morell: bmorell@stlouismi.com

Follow this link to see an example of a car jumping railroad tracks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjw6ExZjqkU

Dog at large

A female chocolate lab with a teal collar was found at large in the 400 block of Maple street at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13. If this is your dog call the St. Louis Police Department at (989) 681-5285 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Overdose (874)

Officer Morell was dispatched to the the apartment complex behind Seeley Auto Sales at 11:20 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, where a 30-year-old was in cardiac arrest. Morell arrived on the scene to find a bystander doing CPR on the unresponsive 30-year-old in the yard of a residence. Morell administered Narcan to the subject. The subject regained a pulse and began breathing on their own and was transported to the hospital for further treatment.

Cemetery vandalism (878)

Vandals broke two windows out of a building at Oak Grove Cemetery the night of Sept. 14-15. Estimated repair cost is $200.

Larceny (879)

Officers were called to a retail fraud complaint in the 600 block of Washington Avenue on Tuesday, Sept. 15. Several items were reported stolen.

Fugitive arrest

A St. Louis resident was arrested on outstanding warrants just past midnight on Wednesday, Sept. 16, and lodged at the Gratiot County Jail.

Sex offense (885)

Reported on Wednesday, Sept. 16, this complaint involves a juvenile. No additional information was given.

Family dispute, warrant arrest

A St. Louis resident was being verbally aggressive with his sister on Thursday, Sept. 17, and police were called. Officers found that the man was wanted on at least two arrest warrants. He was arrested and lodged at the Gratiot County Jail.

Warrant arrest

Officers were called to the 600 block of Maple Street just after 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, where they arrested a St. Louis resident on an outstanding warrant and lodged him or her at the Gratiot County Jail.

Dog at large

Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of North Watson for a dog at large complaint on Friday, Sept. 18. The dog was transported to Animal Control without incident.

Warrant arrest

A 28-year-old St. Louis resident was arrested on an outstanding warrant from an outside agency on Tuesday, Sept. 22. The subject was reported to be walking around the north side of St. Louis and was located in the area of Madison and Jerome.

Warrant arrest #2

A 62-year-old Bethany Township resident was arrested on an outstanding warrant from another agency after being stopped for a moving violation on M-46 and Main on Wednesday, Sept. 23.

Criminal sexual conduct

Police received two reports of sex assaults, one on Wednesday, Sept. 23, and the other on Friday, Sept. 25. Both are under investigation.

Fugitive arrest

A 54-year-old St. Louis resident was arrested on an outstanding warrant from another agency on Thursday, Sept. 24, in the vicinity of North Main and River Court after having contact with an officer during a motorist assist.

Multiple charges

Police were dispatched to a threats complaint in the 400 block of West Center on Friday, Sept. 25. During the investigation a 31-year-old Sumner resident was arrested for disorderly conduct, and charges are being sought for malicious destruction of property. A 37-year-old Mt. Pleasant resident was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting and obstructing an officer. The 37-year-old also had two outstanding warrants from other police agencies.  Both subjects were lodged at the Gratiot County Jail.

Traffic accident

A 52-year-old St. Louis resident was distracted while driving on M-46 at Franklin on Saturday, Sept. 26, left the road and struck two decorative flower pots on the sidewalk. The vehicle was damaged along with the flower pots. The driver sustained minor injuries.

Criminal sexual conduct

Police received a criminal sexual contact complaint at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29. It is under investigation. This is the fifth CSC complaint in St. Louis this year.

Warrant arrest

A 35-year-old St. Louis resident was arrested in the 700 block of Fairway Drive on an outstanding warrant from another agency after being reported as an intoxicated person in a parking lot at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29. 

Suspended license

A 20-year-old Alma resident was cited for driving with a suspended license after being caught speeding in the 400 block of W. Washington (M46) at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Preying on the elderly

Police received a complaint about the possible financial exploitation of an elderly person on Wednesday, Sept. 30. The complaint is under investigation.

Car/deer accident

A 25-year-old Merrill resident hit a deer while eastbound in the 700 Block of East Washington (M46) at 6:56 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1.

Warrant arrest

Police arrested a 30-year-old Wisconsin resident at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, after the Clark County Sheriff’s Office (Wisconsin) called to say the suspect was in St. Louis and they held a felony warrant for his or her arrest. The suspect was lodged at the Gratiot County Jail until extradited to Wisconsin.

Domestic assault

A domestic assault was reported between two St. Louis residents at 2:51 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. The suspect was gone upon arrival of law enforcement. The complaint was forwarded to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion for possible criminal charges.

Cemetery vandalized AGAIN

The mausoleum was found to have been vandalized with graffiti at 8:50 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. Suspects are being identified. Criminal charges will be pursued upon completion of the investigation. This is the fourth time that cemetery vandalism has been reported this year. The first three were June 26 (mausoleum graffiti), July 15 (trees and asphalt spray painted) and Sept. 15 (broken windows). Please contact police if you have any idea who may have done this.

Apple throwers

Police received reports of kids on bicycles throwing apples at passing vehicles in the 200 Block of East Washington (M46) at 10:10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3.

Traffic accident

A 35-year-old St. Louis resident failed to yield right of Way and struck a vehicle driven by a 39-year-old St. Louis resident at West Saginaw and North Delaware at 7:36 a.m. Monday, Oct. 5. No injuries were reported.

Domestic assaults

Two domestic assaults were reported last week (on Wednesday, Oct. 7,  and Saturday, Oct. 10). Each was investigated and turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion for review.

No license, warrant arrest

A 19-year-old Saginaw resident was cited for driving on an expired temporary instructor’s permit after being caught speeding at M46 and Pine at 12:48 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8. An 18-year-old passenger, also from Saginaw, was arrested on an outstanding warrant from an outside agency.

Saw swiped

A 28-year-old St. Louis resident in the 500 block of Corinth reported the theft of a Ridgid circular saw and two extension cords from an unlocked garage on Saturday, Oct. 10. The theft occurred between Oct. 4 and 9.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Matt Van Hall at the St. Louis Police Department.