2022 Cop Calls
Water Department personnel discovered a fire hydrant on the corner of Union and River Court on Monday, Jan. 3, was damaged by a vehicle.
Criminal sexual conduct
A CSC complaint was reported at 1:55 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3. The complaint is under investigation.
An officer provided traffic control at 5:06 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, while firefighters put out a structure fire in the 600 block of Teman Street.
Police responded to a domestic assault in progress at 3:23 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5. Eugene Watkins Jr., 39, of Saginaw, was arrested, jailed and charged with domestic violence, resisting arrest and assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder (by strangulation). Watkins is due in court Jan. 20 for a preliminary exam. He has multiple prior run-ins with the law, including carrying a weapon with unlawful intent, domestic violence, larceny ($1,000 to $20,000) and cocaine possession.
A 27-year-old Saginaw resident was taken into custody at 2:22 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, after a car he was a passenger in was stopped for a moving violation on M46. A check on passenger and driver showed the passenger had multiple warrants from police agencies in Michigan and Ohio. He was jailed to await extradition to Ohio.
A 35-year-old Alma resident lost control of his or her vehicle on Cheesman at Countryside Drive and went off the road at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11. Police responded and learned that the driver’s license had been suspended. He or she was issued a court appearance ticket. The vehicle was impounded.
A 26-year-old Sandusky resident complained of minor pain after his or her vehicle was rear ended by a 59-year-old St. Louis resident at 3:10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, on M46 at Franklin. Both vehicles had minor damage.
Criminal Sexual Conduct
A CSC complaint was reported at 10:49 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16. The complaint is under investigation.
A 31-year-old Bay City resident was arrested on an outstanding Michigan State Police warrant and issued an appearance date for driving with a suspended license after being stopped for a moving violation on Monday, Jan. 17, at M46 and Hubbard.
Traffic accident No. 1
Attempting to drive across Michigan Avenue at Cheesman, a 36-year-old St. Louis resident pulled into the path of a vehicle driven by a 32-year-old Merrill resident. Minor damage the vehicles occurred. No injuries were reported.
Traffic accident No. 2
Two Carson City residents had a traffic accident at the corner of M46 and Main Street on Saturday, Jan. 22. One of them rear-ended the other, who was stopped at the light. Minor damage the vehicles occurred. No injuries were reported.
Two domestic assault were reported on Thursday, Feb. 3; one at at 7:38 a.m. the other at 12:28 p.m. The first was investigated and turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion to be reviewed for criminal charges. The second resulted in a suspect being arrested and lodged in the Gratiot County Jail.
A 52-year-old St. Louis resident reported an attempted break-in on Thursday, Feb. 3, at a vacant house in the 100 block of Clinton Street. The property owner verified nothing was missing. Entry was attempted through the rear door.
Kid steals parents’ car
An unlicensed juvenile took his or her parents’ car without permission from the 400 block of South Mill on Friday, Feb. 4, drove to Alma and had an accident. A complaint was sent to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion seeking criminal charges against the juvenile.
A domestic assault was reported at 12:09 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7. The complaint was turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion to be reviewed for criminal charges.
A domestic assault was reported at 5:17 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8. The matter was investigated and turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion.
A 59-year-old St. Louis resident was sitting inside a local business in the 200 block of North Mill at 3:35 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, when a 34-year-old St. Louis resident entered the business and assaulted the 59-year-old. The 59-year-old suffered minor injuries. The suspect left the scene, but was located and interviewed. The complaint was turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion.
Criminal sexual conduct
A criminal sexual conduct complaint was reported on Saturday, Feb. 12, and is under investigation.
A domestic assault was reported at 12:28 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, investigated and turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion for possible prosecution.
A 61-year-old St. Louis resident reported the theft of a Cub Cadet snowblower and Diamondback 26-speed bicycle from a front porch in the 400 block of South Main on Friday, Feb. 18. Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Jon Rugenstein at(989) 681-5285 or by email at email@example.com
Construction material taken
The theft of saw horses, lumber and metal studs at the new location of Biggby Coffee on the corner of Michigan Avenue and M46 was reported on Monday, Feb. 21. Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Matt VanHall at (989) 681-5285 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Criminal sexual conduct
A criminal sexual conduct complaint was received at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, and is under investigation.
A 38-year-old Merrill resident was arrested on a warrant for assault from the Midland Police Department at 9:40 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, after being stopped for an equipment violation on M46 at East Street. The person was taken into custody and turned over to Midland Police.
Scrap metal stolen, recovered
A 39-year-old St. Louis resident reported the theft of scrap metal from his or her residence in the 400 block of West Center on Thursday, Feb. 24. The metal was recovered from a local scrapyard. A possible suspect was identified. The complaint is under investigation.
A juvenile assault on another juvenile was reported at 11:20 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, on South Main near Tyrell. An investigation ensued, and the complaint was turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion.
A 64-year-old resident of Greenland Place apartments reported the theft of gas and damage to his or her vehicle on Sunday, Feb. 27. The victim found a hole had been drilled into the gas tank, and the gas was drained. Anyone with information is asked to contact the St. Louis Police Department.
A fraud complaint was made at 9:56 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, and is under investigation.
High school vandalism
One or more people vandalized the high school football field’s equipment barn. There was graffiti on several items, and a fire extinguisher was discharged. The damage was discovered on Thursday, March 3.
Arson was reported to police at 10:11 a.m. Sunday, March 6, and is under investigation.
Police received a report of two dogs running around near the middle school on Union Street at 10:20 a.m. Sunday, March 6. A St. Louis resident said one of the dogs (a Labrador) tried to bite him but only caught his coat sleeve. Officers were unable to locate the miscreant dogs.
A St. Louis resident told policed on Sunday, March 6, that his black Huffy cruiser-style bicycle with red wheels was stolen from the front porch of a residence.
Cell phone use causes accident
A 51-year-old Midland resident caused a three-car accident on South Main at Woodside Drive at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, because he or she was using a cell phone. The driver plowed into a vehicle driven by an 18-year-old Alma resident, who then struck a third vehicle driven by a 21-year-old Vestaburg resident. (The third vehicle had been stopped and waiting to turn left on Woodside.) All three vehicles sustained heavy damage. The 18-year-old complained of pain but did not seek medical care.
The Gratiot County Juvenile Office held a valid pick-up order for a St. Louis juvenile. The kid was located on Wednesday, March 9, taken into custody, and turned over to the juvenile court.
Kid with a knife
A juvenile threatened another person with a knife on Friday, March 11. The complaint was turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion.
During the investigation of a speeding violation on Saturday, March 12, a 38-year-old Alma resident (driver) was found to have hidden drugs near a juvenile passenger to avoid being found in possession of the drugs. The complaint was turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion.
Police and firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire in the 500 block of Eden Street at 10:35 p.m. Saturday, March 12. A state police fire investigator is conducting an arson investigation.
Criminal sexual conduct
Police received a criminal sexual conduct complaint at 8 a.m. Monday, March 14. The complaint is under investigation.
Criminal sexual conduct
Police received reports of possible sex crimes at 7:32 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, and 8:55 a.m. Thursday, March 17. Both are under investigation
Trailer park assault
An assault at Evergreen Village trailer park involving St. Louis residents age 58 and 43 was reported 5 p.m. Thursday, March 17. The matter was turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion for review.
A 28-year-old St. Louis parent reported on Thursday, March 17, that a 55-year-old relative from Pompeii took his or her child without consent. The child was safely returned. The complainant did not pursue criminal charges.
A bicycle was found abandoned in the 100 block of West Prospect. If you are missing a mountain bike, please contact the St. Louis PD.
A 59-year-old St. Louis resident in the 500 block of South Main reported the theft of an antique potbelly wood stove at 5:40 p.m. Sunday, March 20. The date the wood stove was taken is unknown.
Police investigated three suspicious but unrelated deaths on Monday, March 21. The first was a 50-year-old Evergreen Village trailer park resident who was taken to hospital for an unknown medical issue and died there. The second was a 69-year-old person who lived in the 1100 block of West Monroe (M46). This person went into cardiac arrest. Life saving efforts were taken by St. Louis Rescue and MMR but were unsuccessful. The third was a 74-year-old person from the 200 block of West Prospect who was found unresponsive by a family member. The person was taken to hospital and died later that day. Ramereiz said all three deaths were determined to be by natural causes.
Possible child abuse
Police received a report of alleged child abuse at 4:08 p.m. Tuesday, March 22. An investigation was begun, then turned over to Child Protective Services.
Trailer park fire
The St. Louis Area Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire in Evergreen Village trailer park at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 23. Police responded as well. The fire was put out. The cause is unknown.
A package was taken from the door of Resurrection Life Church sometime before 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 23. A person of interest was identified and interviewed. The complaint remains under investigation.
A Clapp Park assault in progress was reported at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 24. The fight was over by the time officers responded, but participants were interviewed. The victim’s parents have not determined if they will seek prosecution.
A witness reported several subjects breaking into a building in the 100 block of South Main at 8:50 p.m. Sunday, March 27. Suspects were located and interviewed. The property owner was contacted and will assess damages and see if anything is missing before the complaint is referred to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion.
Criminal sexual conduct
A CSC complaint was made at 7 p.m. Monday, March 28, and is under investigation.
Two juveniles were investigated for stealing from the 7-Eleven on M46 and Main on Tuesday, March 29. The complaint was turned over to the prosecutor’s office.
Evergreen Village mayhem
Police were dispatched to the Evergreen Village trailer park at 11:58 p.m. Saturday, April 2, to stop a fight. The officer(s) found that a 51-year-old resident was intoxicated and had collapsed. Witnesses provided aid, and the resident was taken to the hospital. There were several verbal confrontations amongst intoxicated people on scene as well.
Police were dispatched to the 200 block of South Pine at 2:58 a.m. Sunday, April 3, for a domestic assault.
A 27-year-old St Louis person was arrested for assaulting a 23-year-old person. The complaint was turned over to the prosecutor’s office.
Criminal sexual conduct
A CSC complaint was made at 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 5, and is under investigation.
Catalytic converter stolen
A resident in the 300 block of Woodside drive reported the theft of a catalytic converter on Tuesday, April 5. Two suspects have been identified, and the complaint is under investigation.
Driving with revoked license
A 30-year-old St. Louis resident was investigated for violating a personal protection order and driving with a revoked license on Friday, April 8. The complaint was sent to the prosecutor’s office.
A van down by the river
A 34-year-old St Louis resident left the roadway while driving and crashed into the Pine River near North Main and Center on Thursday, April 14. The driver was issued a traffic citation.
Hit and run accident
A hit and run accident was reported and a possible suspect identified on Thursday, April 14. The accident took place at Main and M46. The suspect fled the scene and has yet to be located.
One juvenile was investigated for stealing from the 7-Eleven on M46 and Main on Thursday, April 21. The complaint was turned over to the prosecutor’s office.
A 70-year-old Elwell resident was pulled over at Cheesman and Devon on Thursday, April 21, and cited for driving on a suspended license. The complaint was turned over to the prosecutor’s office.
Break in on South East Street
A 61-year-old homeowner in the 300 block of South East Street reported a break-in on Sunday, April 24. Personal belongings and money were taken from the residence. The complaint is under investigation.
Criminal sexual conduct
A CSC complaint was made at 8 a.m. Monday, May 2, and is under investigation.
Criminal sexual conduct
A CSC complaint was made at 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 2, and is under investigation.
Domestic violence times three
Officers responded to three domestic assaults at the same house in the 400 block of Seaman at 7:55 p.m. and 10 p.m. Monday, May 2, and 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 3. The complaints were turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion.
Officers were directed to be on the lookout for a reckless driver traveling west on M46 toward St Louis at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 3. The suspect vehicle was located and stopped. The driver, a 28-year-old Burton resident, was arrested for driving on a revoked license.
A 30-year-old St Louis resident reported the drug overdose of a roommate in the 300 block of North Main at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7. Officers responded and provided aid while administering Narcan to the unconscious victim. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment. Drug evidence was collected, and the complaint was turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion.
During a traffic stop, officers discovered the driver of the vehicle, a 30-year-old Alma resident, was driving with a revoked license at 10:51 p.m. Monday, May 9, in the vicinity of Michigan Avenue and Hazel Street. Officers issued a misdemeanor citation and released the driver.
Larceny & meth possession
A 65-year-old St Louis resident in the 500 block of South Main reported the theft of a mattress and a phone charger at 12:32 a.m. Monday, May 9. A possible suspect was identified, and the complaint is under investigation.
The responding officer saw evidence of drug use during the investigation. When he attempted to seize the evidence the resident attempted to destroy it and then resisted arrest. The resident was arrested, and the complaint was turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion.
A 48-year-old person in the 400 block of West State reported on Friday, May 13, that a neighbor leaves their dog outside unattended regularly and it barks excessively. An officer contacted the dog owner, and the dog was brought inside. The owner was told that any additional violations will result in a citation.
A 31-year-old resident of Evergreen Village trailer park called police at 9:50 p.m. Friday, May 13, to report that a neighbor let their dogs out, and one of them bit the complainant in the leg, drawing blood. The complaint was turned over to animal control.
Assault in Clapp Park
An assault was reported at 12:40 p.m. Monday, May 16, in Clapp Park by a 38-year-old St Louis resident. One person had minor injuries but denied needing medical treatment. A suspect was identified, and the complaint is under investigation.
A 58-year-old St Louis resident was stopped at Michigan Avenue and Hazel for a moving violation at 9:22 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, and issued an appearance citation for driving on a revoked license and without insurance. The complaint was turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion.
A 42-year-old St Louis resident was stopped for a moving violation at 9:48 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at Prospect and Eden and issued an appearance citation for driving on a suspended license and without insurance. The complaint was turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion.
A 36-year-old Alma resident was pulled over on M46 at Hidden Oaks Drive on Monday, May 23, and ticketed for driving without a license. The complaint was turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion.
Drunk driver arrested
A 28-year-old Howard City man was pulled over on M46 at Hubbard for an equipment violation at 11:53 a.m. Tuesday, May 23. The driver was determined to be drunk and placed under arrest. The complaint was turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion.
Dead on arrival
Police were dispatched to the 100 block of South Bankson on Thursday, May 26, for a possible cardiac arrest. Officers found a 62-year-old St Louis resident deceased from what appeared to be natural causes.
Possible sex crime
A 22-year-old St. Louis resident reported a sex crime at 8:54 p.m. Thursday, May 26. The complaint is under investigation.
Police responded to reports of a belligerent drunk trying to pick a fight in the 300 block of South Delaware at 2:49 p.m. Friday, May 27. Not long after the officer arrived to investigate, the 50-year-old suspect pulled up in a vehicle and began yelling at the officer. An investigation ensued, and the 50-year-old was arrested for drunk driving. The complaint was turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion.
A 44-year-old Ithaca resident was stopped for speeding on M46 at Delaware at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 28. After running the driver’s license, the officer learned that it was suspended. The driver was issued a misdemeanor appearance citation. The complaint was turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion. The vehicle was released to a passenger who was able to drive.
A 39-year-old St Louis resident was stopped for a moving violation in the 200 block of South Pine at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 29. The driver was issued an appearance citation after the officer learned his license had been revoked. The complaint was turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion. The vehicle was released to a family member who was present able to drive.
Felony warrant arrest
A 34-year-old Norton Shores resident was stopped for a moving violation at 10:41 p.m. Sunday, May 29, and arrested for an outstanding felony warrant. The suspect was also in possession of suspected drug paraphernalia. The paraphernalia was sent to the crime lab for analysis. The complaint was turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion.
Police received word at 1:11 a.m. Monday, May 30, that a minor child was engaging in sexually explicit material online. The complaint is under investigation.
Motorcycle gets away
The unknown driver of a neon green motorcycle got away from police at 7:47 p.m. Monday, May 30, after blowing the red light at M46 and Mill and tearing out of town at a high rate of speed. The pursing officer terminated the pursuit due to the danger it posed to the public.
Flee & Elude
A 38-year-old St. Louis resident was arrested and jailed on Thursday, June 9, after police stopped him for speeding. A check of the person’s license showed he was not valid to drive. The driver then took off in his car against the officer’s orders. The officer followed the driver to his residence, where he parked the car and was taken into custody with minimal force. The suspect was lodged in the Gratiot County Jail and charged with fleeing and eluding and resisting and obstructing an officer. Both are felony charges.
A 46-year-old Edmore resident was issued an appearance ticket for driving with a revoked license after being stopped for speeding.
Rock throwing youth scores a hit
A 33-year-old St. Louis resident was hit in the head with a rock thrown by an unknown youth on the railroad tracks between Maple Street and Michigan Avenue near State Street around 12:40 a.m. Sunday, June 12. The victim saw five youths on the railroad tracks and told them it is illegal to be on the tracks. (That’s a state law, Ramereiz said.) The juveniles yelled at the victim. The suspect threw a rock that hit the victim’s head, resulting in a contusion. The youths were last seen running toward Maple Street.
The rock thrower was described as a large male with blond hair and a dark gray Reebok backpack. He rides a fat-tire bicycle that is black and orange in color.
If you can identify the suspect or other persons involved, please contact Officer Greg Kolhoff at email@example.com or call (989) 681-5285.
Bicycle hits car
A St. Louis resident incurred minor injuries after riding his bicycle into the side of a car at M46 and Main Street at 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 20. No charges were sought.
An 18-year-old St Louis resident located a lost child in the area of North Mill Street and North Street at 7:45 p.m. Saturday, June 25. The child was brought to the police department, and the mother was located. The child had wandered away from the residence while in the care of a babysitter.
A 47-year-old St Louis resident was stopped at 8:20 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at Hebron and Fairway for having a suspended driver’s license and multiple arrest warrants. The person was arrested and lodged at the Gratiot County jail. The complaint was turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion.
Teenage car thief
A patrolling officer pulled over a vehicle at 3:11 a.m. Thursday, June 30, at M46 and Hubbard for driving without headlights. The driver was an unlicensed juvenile who admitted to taking the car without consent from his parent. The car was returned to the owner. A complaint was filed with Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion.
A 63-year-old Evergreen Village trailer park resident reported his or her dog had been missing for eight days on Saturday, July 2. He or she made social media posts in an attempt to locate the dog and was contacted by a 26-year-old St. Louis resident claiming to have the dog but refusing to give it back. Police responded and were able to fetch the dog back to its rightful owner. No charges are being sought.
Stolen license plate tabs
A 36-year-old person in the 400 block of Olive reported two license plate registration tabs were stolen out of his or her vehicle on Sunday, July 3. The tabs had come in the mail and been placed inside the vehicle. The complainant also reported his or her child’s bicycle missing from the yard. The complaint is under investigation.
The renter is a thief
The landlord of a property in the 300 block of Giddings Place told police on Sunday, July 3, that a renter absconded with numerous lawn care tools that the property owners had let him or her use. This complaint is under investigation.
A 44-year-old Evergreen Village trailer park resident told police on Monday, July 4, that another 44-year-old St Louis resident vandalized a shed on his or her property. The suspect had two warrants for his or her arrest. The suspect was arrested for the warrants, and the destruction of property complaint was turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion.
On Tuesday, July 5, the St Louis Police Department was made aware of a 65-year-old St Louis resident who solicited a minor for immoral purposes. The incident occurred in Saginaw, so the complaint was turned over to Saginaw police.
Stolen bicycle recovered
A 34-year-old resident of Evergreen Village trailer park reported the larceny of a bicycle on Tuesday, July 5. The victim reported a male subject could be seen on a home surveillance system. A suspect was identified, and the bicycle was recovered. The victim did not wish to pursue charges.
Pit bill rabbit killers
A 36-year-old St Louis resident in the 200 block of Euclid reported two pit bulls got into his rabbit hutch and killed the bunny inside. Officers were able to identify the owner of the pit bulls. Gratiot County Animal Control was notified. “The owners came over and retrieved their dogs,” said Animal Control Director Tom Clark. “The owner of the rabbit did not want to press charges on the owner of the dogs. We were called off before we arrived on scene. St. Louis PD handled it all.”
Concealed weapon and resisting arrest
A 33-year-old Saginaw resident was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon and resisting arrest at 12:15 a.m. Thursday, July 7, in the vicinity of M46 and Hubbard after being stopped for a burned out headlight. The officer noticed a large knife sitting in the center console of the vehicle and asked the driver to step out of the car. The driver refused and resisted officers. His arrest ensued, and the complaint was turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion.
Police arrested a 48-year-old St. Louis resident on a felony warrant from the Gratiot County Sheriff’s Office as he walked down the street in the 200 block of West Saginaw at 2:25 p.m. Wednesday, July 13.
Hit and run accident
An Ashley resident was stopped at the intersection of Main and M46 at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, waiting for a semi to complete a turn onto M46. The semi was not able to complete the turn and backed up. The semi backed into the front of the victim’s car, causing minor damage. The victim got out and made contact with the semi driver, advising of the damage. The semi left east bound on M46 without identify himself or waiting for law enforcement. The semi was not located.
A 63-year-old St. Louis resident from the 300 block of South Clinton was arrested at 9 p.m. Friday, July 15, on a probation violation warrant out of district court.
A 45-year-old Holt resident was issued an appearance citation for driving on a revoked license after being pulled over for an equipment violation at 9:25 p.m. Monday, July 18, on the corner of East Saginaw and Hubbard. The complaint was turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion.
A 60-year-old St Louis resident was rushed to the hospital with “apparent major injuries” following an accident at 5:10 p.m. Thursday, July 21, on West State at South Mill. The victim lost control of his or her moped while turning onto South Mill and crashed.
Evergreen Village action
Police responded to a 911 call from the Evergreen Village trailer park at 11:10 a.m. Sunday, July 24, in which the dispatcher could hear someone screaming in the background. The complainant, a 34-year-old St Louis resident, reported a verbal dispute with their significant other, a 35-year-old St Louis resident. The argument continued into the driveway where the complainant attempted to take a license plate off the suspect’s vehicle. The suspect reportedly tried to back over the complainant with the vehicle and drove off. This report has been turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion for possible charges.
A St Louis officer noticed an unoccupied suspicious vehicle at the Hidden Oaks Apartment Complex on Sunday, July 24, and ran the license plate. He learned that there were arrest warrants out for the registered owner of the vehicle. The vehicle was later stopped on M46, and the 55-year-old driver was arrested for drunk driving (not to mention the warrants). The complaint was turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion.
ossession of stolen property
A 41-year-old Oakridge resident got off easy on Tuesday, July 26, after police determined he or she had possession of a cell phone and keys that were reported stolen by a Lansing resident. The phone’s owner told police that the phone was tracked to the 400 Block of Oakridge Drive. Police made contact with the aforementioned Oakridge resident who “eventually admitted to having the cell phone and turned it over.” The complainant didn’t press charges, and the case was closed.
Police arrested a 35-year-old St Louis resident for drunk driving at 2:15 a.m. Friday, July 29, after pulling him or her over for a defective headlight. A search of the vehicle found open alcohol containers and a fixed-blade knife. The complaint was turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion.
A 63-year-old St Louis resident in the 300 block of South Clinton reported the larceny of $200 on Monday, Aug. 1. The suspect is a friend of the complainant and lives in a van. He or she has left the area, possibly headed for to Florida.
Marijuana in Evergreen Village
An Evergreen Village trailer park resident was found to have a marijuana plant sitting outside in the open unsecured and accessible to anyone on Friday, Aug. 5. This is in violation of recreational and medical marijuana laws. The homeowner was not home. The plant was seized by the responding officer. The homeowner was contacted and told the plant would be destroyed. No charges are being sought.
A 37-year-old St Louis resident was arrested at 8:23 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, after he or she was found asleep in a running vehicle in a business parking lot in the 700 block of East Washington lot for quite some time. Responding officers determined that the occupant was intoxicated and arrested him or her. The complaint was turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion.
Police responded to the Mid-Michigan Medical Center in Alma on Friday, Aug. 12, after doctors reported that an 86-year-old St Louis resident was being treated in the emergency room for a wrist injury incurred during a domestic assault. Officers made contact with the ER doctor and were told the victim said their significant other assaulted the victim by bending their wrist back. Once the doctor told the victim he had to report this incident to the police, the victim left the hospital and did not want to cooperate. This complaint is under investigation.
Scrap metal stolen
On Tuesday, Aug. 16, a 76-year-old Alma resident reported the larceny of scrap metal (semi-truck rims) from a locked area on his property in the 700 block of West Jackson. Local scrap yards were contacted, but none reported receiving the stolen property.
Trash can stolen
The theft of a city-owned, 55-gallon trash can in Penny Park was reported Tuesday, Aug. 16. It was taken between 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, and 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the St. Louis Police Department.
On Tuesday, Aug. 16, a DPW worker reported a city-owned picnic table from the Leppien Park pavilion had been thrown into the river. The picnic table was recovered undamaged. Anyone with information about who committed this crime is asked to contact the St. Louis Police Department.
On Tuesday, Aug. 16, officers responded to a medical call in the 700 Block of Fairway Drive where they found a 29-year-old St. Louis resident dead in the house. The case is open pending an autopsy.
A 47-year-old St Louis resident was issued an appearance citation for driving on a suspended license and having no insurance after an officer stopped him for speeding at Michigan and Woodside on Thursday, Aug. 18. The complaint was turned over to Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion.
Drunk driver arrested
A 52-year-old St Louis resident was arrested for drunk driving at Michigan Avenue and Chestnut after being stopped for an equipment violation at 12:20 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19. The driver was also charged with child endangerment because there was a minor child in the vehicle.