19-year old arrested for property damage and assaulting a police officer

A 19-year old White Cloud man is in custody after being accused of throwing a couch onto a car causing $1,000 worth in damage and assaulting a police officer. Deputies say it happened in Big Rapids where officers were patrolling the University Park Suites and Oakwood Apartments when they witnessed the 19-year old suspect flipping a couch onto the vehicle. The suspect was soon stopped by Deputies and was found to be highly intoxicated. The White Cloud man then attempted to flee on foot and resisted arrest were a physical altercation occurred.

Downstate teen dies three days after being pulled from Muskegon River

A 16-year old boy who was pulled from the Muskegon River after falling out of his inner tube Saturday passed away Tuesday from injuries sustained from the incident. Abid Malick's death was announced on the website of the Muslim Community of Western Suburbs, a youth group Malick was apart of. Police say the Canton teen was on a tubing trip with the youth group, when he fell out of his tube under a foot bridge behind the Big Rapids Middle School and did not resurface. Emergency crews found him about 20 minutes later near the mouth of Mitchell Creek and rescuers were able to resuscitate him.

Cedar Springs man suffers life-threatening injuries after getting sideswiped by another car

Police in Mecosta County are on the lookout of a Black passenger vehicle after they say it sideswiped another vehicle causing it go into a ditch and rolling over several times causing the driver life threatening injuries. It happened Saturday on the Xway North of 11 Mile Road in Mecosta Township. Witnesses report that the black passenger vehicle with tinted windows sideswiped the car driven by 63-year old Russell DeBoer of Cedar Springs causing it to rollover multiple times. DeBoer was taken to a Grand Rapids Hospital for life threatening injuries.

16-year old in critical condition after drowning on Muskegon River

A 16-year old boy is in critical condition after drowning in the Muskegon River. Police in Big Rapids say it happened when the boy went on a tubing trip with a youth group and fell out of his tube shortly after launch and was not seen again by his peers. Emergency Crews located the 16-year old at the mouth of Mitchell Creek as it enters the Muskegon River and pulled the victim out of the water then resuscitated him. He was taken by Aeromed to Spectrum Health Hospital in Grand Rapids.

Rodney man arrested after ramming his car into neighbor's vehicle multiple times

A 43-year old Rodney man was arrested last night after being accused of ramming his vehicle into his neighbor's vehicle in a driveway near the intersection of 17 Mile Rd/90th Ave. Mecosta County Deputies say the Rodney man got into an argument with his neighbor while he was parked in the neighbor's driveway. The suspect got highly agitated and began to ram the neighbor's vehicle with his. One victim who was standing in the driveway between both vehicles had to jump out of the way as the suspect's vehicle began to move forward. Two additional victims occupied the vehicle that was being rammed.

Standoff suspect in custody; no one injured

A barricaded gunman surrendered to police last night after a nearly 10 hour standoff with law enforcement at a home just 10 miles outside the Village of Morley. Police say the situation stemmed from a domestic assault at a home in Montcalm County between the suspect and his girlfriend. The suspect then fled the residence and went to the girlfriend's home in Deerfield Township where the standoff occurred. After serveral attempts to make contact with the suspect, the Michigan State Police bomb squad arrived on scene around 7:30 p.m.

Baldwin man arrested after police find mobile meth lab in Big Rapids

A 29-year old Baldwin man is in jail after police in Big Rapids discovered a mobile meth lab in his vehicle. The incident happened this morning at the intersection 205th and Northland Drive. Along with components to methamphetamine were found, Police also found marijuana in the car as well.

Hersey man arrested after shooting at two men

Mecosta County Sheriff's detectives say a 52-year old Hersey man is in jail on charges of great bodily harm less then murder after an incident at a relatives home Thursday night. Police say the arrest stems from an investigation into a 911 call just after midnight on Thursday, where two males reported that while they were at Roger Lynn's home, Lynn pointed a gun at them and fired a shot barely missing them. Deputies responded to the scene, finding evidence of a gunshot but Lynn fled the home. The 52-year old suspect was later arrested at his home on a warrant.

Three charged with Mecosta County rave party

Charges have been filed against the organizers of a weekend rave that drew some 2,000 people at a home in Hinton Township -- most of which were under the age of 21. During a press conference with County Prosecutor Peter Jaklevic and Sheriff Todd Purcell, Jaklevic announced that 20-year old Britney Lee Johnson of Cedar Springs, 21-year old James Michael Taylor of Blanchard and 20-year old Daniel Edward Mizner of Howard City were all charged with a felony of furnishing a place for consideration under the liquor control code. The charge carries at one year prison term and $1,000 in fines.

Police break up large rave party in Mecosta Co.

Deputies from Mecosta County were dispatched to a large Rave party at a Hinton Township residence located on 70th Avenue south of 5 Mile Road. The crowd of over 2000 consisted mostly of persons under the legal drinking age of 21. EMS from Mecosta and Montcalm County along with MMR were on scene treating and transporting multiple alcohol and drug related injuries/overdoses to Kelsey Hospital in Lakeview, Mount Pleasant Hospital and Spectrum Health in Big Rapids.

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