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.

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.


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This is really sad. I know this family...

Mon, Jul 08, 2013 by Anonymous

hah he got what was coming to him...bad part...

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The taxpayers dollars at work! The lead...

Sat, May 11, 2013 by Matthew Pratt