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.

Police investigating possible arson fire in Mecosta County

Police in Mecosta County are investigating a possible arson fire Saturday in Sheridan Township. Deputies also say they are also looking into the possibility of a breaking and entering, a Hate Crime and Malicious Destruction of Property. A pole barn and a shed were also involved in the arson. Deputies say racial slurs were written on the residence. No one was in the residence when the other buildings caught on fire. If you have any information call the Mecosta County Sheriff Department.

Police believe Green Twp break-in and Osceola Co. break-in could be related

Police are investigating a home invasion in Mecosta County where guns and jewelry were stolen. Deputies say the B&E happened on 22-mile Rd in Green Township Thursday.  The suspect(s) made entry into the residence while the occupants were not home.  There was multiple firearms stolen from the residence and also jewelry.  The incident took place between the hours of 9:30 am and 11:00 am. Police believe this break-in is related to an Osceola County break-in that happened earlier in the day where weapons were stolen as well.

Alcohol a factor in motorcycle accident in Mecosta Twp.

It appears that alcohol was a factor in a motorcycle accident in Mecosta Township Monday night that sent one man to the hospital according to Deputies in Mecosta County. Police say the accident happened on Johnson and 185th ave where a Stanwood man lost on control of his bike, left the road way and hit the stop sign. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. He was transported to Spectrum Health Big Rapids and then Flown by Aeromed to Grand Rapids.

Police investigating break-in of Woody's Party Store in Mecosta

Deputies in Mecosta County are investigating an early morning break-in at Woody's Party Store in the Village of Mecosta. Police say the suspect/suspects threw a brick into the front door window of the building and gained access. Cigarettes and pastry items were stolen. If you have any information about this incident please contact the Mecosta Co. Sheriff's Office.

Stanwood man injured after car/horse buggy accident in Austin Twp.

A 35-year old Amish man was taken to the hospital after being involved in a buggy/car accident here in Mecosta County .Deputies say the accident happened in Austin Township on Pierce Rd near 170th Ave where they say a woman from Canadian Lakes was traveling eastbound on Pierce Rd.  The vehicle rear ended the Amish buggy while attempting to pass it near 170th Ave.  One of the passengers in the buggy, a 35-year old male from Stanwood,  was transported to Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital  He was later transported to Grand Rapids for non life threatening injuries.  The horse was not injured.

13-year old girl dies in rollover accident in Mecosta County

A 13-year old Illinois girl was killed and her parents taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after a car accident on US-131 in Mecosta County. State Police say the an investigation revealed that the driver, a 43-year old male from Bartlett, Illinois was traveling southbound on US-131, when he swerved to miss an object in the roadway. The driver lost control of his vehicle, went off the roadway where it rolled over ejecting his 13-year old daughter. The child was pronounced deceased at the scene.

MDOT removing traffic restrictions during Fourth of July Holiday

The Michigan Department of Transportation will help make travel easier for the estimated 1.4 million Michigan residents Triple-A Michigan says will be traveling this Fourth of July holiday weekend. M-DOT is lifting traffic restrictions on 118 of 162 projects statewide. Beginning at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday) and continuing until 6 a.m. Monday, July 8, M-DOT will suspend construction wherever possible on state roads and bridges.

Remus woman arrested for felonious assault

A 20-year old Remus woman was arrested after an investigation into felonious assault. State Police say they received a call about a domestic assault in progress. Once troopers arrived to the scene, they located a man and woman arguing in front of a home. The investigation revealed, that they have a child in common, had been arguing when the female subject struck the male with several objects, including a frying pan and a cutting board. The male subject suffered minor injuries. The 20-year old woman was arrested on felonious assault charges and is lodged at the Mecosta Co.

Barryton man arrested for solicitation of murder

A 45-year old Barryton man sits in Mecosta County Jail awaiting arraignment today after being arrested on charges of solicitation of murder. State Troopers say they received information from several sources a Barryton area man was seeking someone to kill his estranged wife. The man was introduced to an undercover police officer posing as a killer on June 25th and solicited the undercover officer to kill his wife the suspect also offered payment for the killing as well.


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