Kentwood woman receives minor injuries in rollover accident in Mecosta Co.

A Grand Rapids area woman was taken to the hospital after a rollover accident in Mecosta Co. Sunday. Deputies say they found an SUV on its roof and the driver trapped inside. Emergency crews broke the drivers side window in order to free the woman. She was taken to Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital for her injuries.

Barryton couple killed in car accident

A Mecosta County couple was killed in a car accident last night. Sheriff deputies say they found 72-year old Gerald Jordan, and his wife, 78-year old Alice Jordan of Barryton both deceased. It happened on 19 Mile Rd near 60th Ave.  Upon arrival on scene, deputies say the vehicle was traveling eastbound at which time it drove off the roadway to the right and went down an extremely steep embankment filled with rocks and trees.

Breaking: Morley woman dead; gunman in custody after all night standoff w/ police

A 26-year old suspect in custody while a 58-year old Morley woman is dead and three other woman were taken to the hospital after an 11-hour police standoff in Rogers Heights in Mecosta Co. During a news conference this morning, Mecosta Co. Sheriff Todd Purcell said Police received a emergency call at 8:35pm Thursday night for shots fired. Purcell says the female resident of the home was on the phone with her boyfriend when a 26-year old intoxicated suspect entered the home through the front door with a shotgun and fired at the woman, the female victim went down.

Missouri man in Mecosta Co. Jail on multiple felonies

A Missouri was arraigned in Mecosta County Tuesday on multiple felonies including Breaking & Entering, Felony Shoplifting, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana. 51-year old Rodney Vagenas is also a parole absconder wanted out of Missouri.

Stanwood man jailed on $1-million dollars bond on sexual assault charges

A Stanwood man sits in jail on $1-million dollars bond after being arraigned in Mecosta County District Court Thursday on sexual assault charges. 53-year old Ryan Keith Nye was charged with two-counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct causing personal injury from a incident that occurred on September 3rd. He also was charged with a felony complaint of interfering with an electronic communication and assault and battery from an incident on September 13th.  He currently is in jail on a $20,000 bond for the felony assault charge and $1-million bond on the criminal sexual assault charges.

Barryton man arrested after shots fired at home

A Barryton man is in jail after deputies in Mecosta County say he was involved in a verbal altercation at his home and fired a gun multiple times inside the residence. Police say the 24-year old suspect then attempted to flee the residence in a vehicle and was arrested shortly thereafter after a traffic stop, short foot chase and taser deployment. The males name is being withheld pending his arraignment.

Mecosta County Becomes Sixth Michigan Community to Earn “Connected” Broadband Status

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today commended Mecosta County for becoming the sixth community in Michigan – and the 11th in the nation -- to be certified as a “connected” community that has developed a broadband and technology plan to expand broadband access, adoption and use.  Mecosta County joins Charlevoix, Antrim and St. Clair, Roscommon and Livingston counties to earn this distinction in Michigan. MPSC Chairman John D.

Deputies find body of missing hunter in Mecosta Co. lake

Mecosta County Sheriff deputies found the body of a missing hunter in shallow water Monday. Police say 60-year old Marvin Coker, of Ruby Creek, had not been seen since Sunday night at the Haymarsh Lake State Game Area, in Grant Township Coker was going to pick up his sister who was also hunting, but he never arrived. Deputies say that Coker fell out of his canoe, he was not wearing a life vest. Coker's sister spent the night in the woods and walked out to find his overturned canoe and called 9-1-1. The investigation is ongoing.

Tools, antique guns stolen from Hinton Twp. home

Mecosta County Deputies are investigating a breaking and entering at a residence and pole barn on Eisenhower Rd  in Hinton Twp.  Police say several thousand dollars in woodworking, power tools and hand tools along with some antique firearms were stolen. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Mecosta County Sheriff's Office at 231 592 0150.

Paris man arrested for stealing truck parts

Deputies in Mecosta County have arrested a Paris man accused of stealing and selling stolen truck parts for scrap. Police say 47-year old Gordon Stephan stole thousands of dollars worth of truck parts. He's accused of selling the stolen parts to a salvage yard in Chase. Stephan was arraigned and is in the Mecosta County Jail on a $100,000 bond.


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