Update: Big Rapids DPS officer assaulted

A 27-year old man faces a dozen charges including attempted murder and two counts of assault with intent to murder. Westley Snyder is accused of assaulting a Big Rapids police officer with a knife Friday at the Appleridge Apartments. The officer was investigating an assault complaint at the time of the incident. The injured officer has since been released from the hospital. Snyder is lodged at the Mecosta County Jail on $5-million dollar bond.

2012 Voter Guide: local proposals and Millages

Getting in a voting booth can be a real challenge if your not informed on what is going to be on the ballot. So we at Big Rapids Daily News have compiled a list of candidates and proposals and millage’s. Here is the second part in a three part series for our 2012 voters guide on what proposals, millages, candidates.

Source: Mecosta Co. Clerk

MORTON TOWNSHIP
PROPOSAL FOR ADDITIONAL BOARD MEMBERS

2012 Voter Guide: Proposals 1-6

Getting in a voting booth can be a real challenge if your not informed on what is going to be on the ballot. So we at Big Rapids Daily News have compiled a list of candidates and proposals and millage’s. Here is the first part in a three part series for our 2012 voters guide on what proposals, millages, candidates.

Source: (Ballotpedia.com) & (Michigan.Gov)

Proposal 1: Michigan Emergency Manager Referendum

Update: Morley fugitive turns self into authorities

A Morley man who was wanted on multiple felony warrants in Mecosta County has turned himself into the State Police Fugitive Team. 35-year-old Alan Steven Phelps had been on the run since May 24th. He is wanted on warrants for fleeing and eluding police, leaving the scene of an accident and stealing a car, in addition to four outstanding felony warrants for assault with the intention to do great bodily harm less than murder.

Update: Morton Twp. woman too drunk to care for child arraigned in Mecosta Co. Court

A 41-year old Morton Township woman has been officially charged with fourth degree child abuse (a misdemeanor) after police discovered she was too intoxicated to care for her 4-year old child. Michigan State Police Troopers say they received a call to respond to the residence Wednesday, once Troopers arrived they discovered Angela Blenman was passed out and the child neglected. Police subsequently arrested the woman and called Department of Human Services officials to remove the child from the home.

Three arrested in Mecosta Co. after car chase

Three suspects were arrested Saturday night after taking police on a car chase in Mecosta Co. Deputies say it happened on  Northland Dr and 4 Mile Rd in Aetna Twp. The suspect's vehicle fled southbound on Northland Dr and pulled into a driveway. Two suspects then fled on foot. Deputies later located and arrested the suspects, a 20-year old Morley man and a 19-year old Stanwood man at a home in Deerfield Twp. During the investigation a 62-year old woman from Morley attempted to report her vehicle stolen and was later arrested for filing a false police report and obstruction.

Suspect accused of hit & run in Big Rapids located by police

Police in Mecosta County has located the suspect involved in a hit and run accident at a Westco Gas Station in Big Rapids Township Tuesday. Deputies say the suspect ran into a display of washer fluid outside and into the building causing damage, then put the vehicle into reverse and sped away. The identity of the suspect is pending arraignment.

Couple charged with obstruction

Two Mecosta County residents are being charged with obstruction of justice in connection with a home invasion in Colfax Township last year. 38-year-old John Miesiaczek of Standwood and 34-year-old Amy Clouse of Morley were both arraigned in 77th District Court this week. Miesiaczek was charged with three felony counts of perjury-inciting or procuring, court proceeding, conspiracy to commit obstruction of police, conspiracy to commit tampering with evidence and is being held on $500,000 bail.

Double hit-and-run in Mecosta County

A man is behind bars following two hit-and-run incidents. The Mecosta County Sheriffs Department says a 24-year-old struck two cars on U.S. 131 near eleven mile road Sunday evening. The driver did not stop for either collision and then hit another car causing that car to overturn into a ditch. Drivers of both vehicles were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The 24-year-old was believed to have been drinking and is currently behind bars.

New years eve robbery

The Mecosta County Sheriff's Department is searching for a suspect in a robbery that took place on new years eve. Deputies report there was a breaking and entering at Daves Pizzeria in Morton Township at about 11:00 p.m. The suspect broke a window, entered the building and stole the cash register and a cash box. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the MCSD.

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