Numerous break-ins occur in Mecosta County over weekend

Deputies continue to investigate a string of break-ins around Mecosta County. Police say it started Friday when Phils Hatchews Auto Salvage  was broken into and money and other items were stolen. Then deputies investigated several reports of larcenies from motor vehicles in the Village of Mecosta. Where an unknown number of suspects got into several cars, taking various items. Some of the items were recovered during the initial investigation. Lundie's Family Hair Care was also broken into during the night.

Ferris State U. chapter of Circle K International donate 6422 inches of hair for child's wigs to be made

As part of its hair drive in Mecosta County, the Ferris State University chapter of the Circle K International a Kiwanis organization was able to donate more than 6422 inches of hair to Wigs for Kids and Children with Hair loss, both Michigan based nonprofit organizations. The hair was harvested by local barbers and salons throughout the county that agreed to offer discounted or free haircuts to those withing to donate.

Two killed in car accident in Remus

A second fatal car accident occurred over the weekend. Mecosta County Sheriff Deputies say it happened early Sunday morning, near the intersection of 30th Avenue and 17 Mile Road in Remus. The vehicle involved in the accident was passing another vehicle at the time of the accident. The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and left the roadway . The vehicle then overturned several times and two victims who were not wearing their seatbelts were ejected from the vehicle. The victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

Two die in two car accident in Mecosta Twp.

Two people were killed in a two car accident over the weekend in Mecosta County. Michigan State Police say it happened in Mecosta Township at the intersection of 8 Mile Rd and Northland Dr.where a 1997 GMC Jimmy traveling east on 8 Mile Road failed to stop and/or yield at the signed intersection and was struck by a 2005 Ford Ranger Pickup traveling north on Northland Drive. The GMC was occupied by three individuals. The driver was identified as an 18 year old man from Wyoming, MI, who was transported by Mecosta County EMS to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in

Update: Parole absconder arraigned on charges after Monday incident

A 26-year old Parole absconder was arraigned in Mecosta County District Court Tuesday after he threatened three people with three different knifes at a home in Morton Township Monday night. William R. Vandenberg was officially charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Sheriff Deputies say Vandenberg was currently homeless since he was avoiding police contact. His bail was set at $10,000

Parole absconder threatens three people at knife point in Morton Township

Mecosta County Sheriff Deputies arrested a man they say threatened three people with a knife at a home in Morton Township last night. An investigation revealed the suspect who was a parole absconder got into an argument with others and pulled three different knives on three different people at the home. Police say no one was hurt. The suspect was located and arrested. His name is pending arraignment.

30 people displaced after apartment building fire in Big Rapids

Fire investigators continue to figure out what caused an apartment building in Big Rapids to go up in flames Thursday night. It happened at the Village Green Apartment Complex on Catherine Street, where firefighters from four different fire departments came to help. Officials say no injuries were reported, 30 tenants affected by the blaze were taken to Big Rapids Middle School where a shelter was set up by the local Red Cross unit. The Salvation Army in Big Rapids is also accepting donations of household goods and clothes so they can help out the displaced tenants.

Mecosta, Osceola Counties declare local state of emergency

State Police have partially activated the State Emergency Operations Center in Lansing due to the severe weather and flooding occurring throughout the Lower Peninsula. On Tuesday afternoon, Mecosta, Midland, Newaygo, Osceola and Wexford counties each declared a local state of emergency. The declaration enables a county or municipality to execute emergency operations plans, administrate local aid and assistance and issue declarations.

Strong Storm cause damage & leaves thousands without power in Mecosta Co.

4,100 Consumers Energy customers in Mecosta County along with several local school districts are still without power this morning after Saturdays strong storm ripped through the area knocked down power lines and trees and damaging cars and homes. According to consumers officials, crews have been brought in from other states and have been working around the clock trying to restore power. Officials say power should be restored for all of Mecosta Co. by late tonight.

Mecosta County residents without power after Saturday storm

12,930 Mecosta Co. residents are without power this morning due to the server storms from Saturday afternoon/evening.“We are anticipating more damaging storm activity today and are asking everyone to be vigilant about staying away from and reporting down wires,” said Mary Palkovich, the utility’s vice president of energy delivery. “Consumers Energy will work around the clock to get


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