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This is where the St. Louis Sentinel reports the final dispositions of notable local crimes. The information is provided by Police Chief Richard J. Ramereiz Jr.

Drunk tries to bite officer

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, 2020. 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 and later plead guilty to disorderly conduct.

Criminal Sexual Conduct

Three CSC complaints were filed in February 2020 (two on the 6th and one on the 18th). In case No. 1 the victim refused to pursue the complaint, which was then closed. Case No. 2 was closed due to lack of evidence to support the allegation. Case No. 3 was closed because the alleged crime occurred outside St. Louis police jurisdiction. The complaint was turned over to the police agency with jurisdiction.

Larceny of a gun

A 54-year-old St. Louis resident reported the theft of a handgun from his or her residence on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. Still under investigation as of Feb. 8, 2021.

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, in a stolen car. The suspect was treated for minor injuries and lodged at the Gratiot County Jail. The suspect was charged with drunk driving, providing false ID to an officer, stealing a car and driving on a suspended license (second offense). He or she was released on bail, fled the state and has outstanding warrants for these charges. As of Feb. 8, 2021, the suspect has not been apprehended.

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 pled guilty to fleeing and elude (third degree) and possession of a short-barreled shotgun. He was sentenced to 150 days in jail for each offense, $326 fines/costs and 24 months probation.

Home invasion

An 18-year-old Saginaw resident was arrested on Monday, April 13, 2020 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. The suspect pled guilty to third-degree home invasion and was sentenced to 90 days in jail, $558 fines/costs, 24 months of probation and 48 hours of community service.

Reckless driver

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 case was closed, as the suspect could not be identified.

Drunk driving crash

A 41-year-old St. Louis resident was arrested on Thursday, June 11, 2020 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. The suspect pled guilty to drunk driving (third offense) and was sentenced to 60 days in jail, $1,372.88 fines/costs and 24 months probation.

Drunk driver

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, 2020. The suspect was also in possession of a stolen license plate. The suspect pled to drunk driving (third offense) and was sentenced to 300 days in jail, five years probation and $998 in fines/costs.

Criminal sexual conduct

Police received a report of criminal sexual conduct from a residence on Monroe Street (M46) on Friday, July 17, 2020. The case is still open pending prosecutor review for possible criminal charges.

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