Police looking for suspect who attempted to sexually assault woman

Police in Big Rapids are looking for a man they say attempted to sexually assault a woman Friday. Police say it happened when a woman was walking on the rails and trails when a black male approached her and tried to sexually assault her. The victim was able to fight the suspect off and get away unharmed. The suspect is six foot tall with a mustache and was last seen wearing black cargo shorts with a dark colored shirt with rips along the bottom.

Stanwood man arraigned on burglary charges after Mecosta Co. home invasion

A Stanwood man was arraigned on first degree home invasion charges stemming from an incident in Mecosta County last month. 37-year old John Miesiacezk is accused of breaking into a home in Colfax Township when the homeowner found Miesiacezk in his residence and called police. The Stanwood man fled the home, a small amount of money was missing. Miesiacezk a habitual offender, faces life in prison if convicted.

18-year old gets into car accident then arrested for drunk driving

An 18-year old man from the Big Rapids area is recovering after a car accident in Mecosta County. Deputies say it happened on 17 mile near 235th Ave. where the teen had driven off the road, damaged property and struck a tree. The driver was transported to Spectrum Health BR for non life threatening injuries. Alcohol was determined to be a factor and the 18 y/o was subsequently lodged at Mecosta County Jail after being treated for his injuries.

Delaying Social Security Could Increase Lifetime Income for Mecosta County Residents

Mecosta County residents who are nearing retirement age can increase their lifetime income if they can wait a bit to start drawing Social Security benefits.
In Mecosta County 5,387 residents – or 12.4 percent of the population – are aged 55 to 64. Those are the years when folks start thinking seriously about retirement.
Workers can start taking Social Security at age 62. But for those who can wait, the benefits go up.

Pair of ORV accidents occur in Mecosta Co.

There were a few ORV accidents in Mecosta County over the weekend. The first happened in Austin Township where Police found the driver of the ORV, a 41-year-old Stanwood woman, was traveling toward the roadway in her driveway when she lost control, entered the roadway and overturned.

Update: Fire put out at Barryton gas station

Update: Firefighters located the fire in a back room and have extinguished it at the Sunoco Station in Barryton. No injuries reported. its unclear how the fire started or how much damage it caused.

According to the Meceola Central Dispatch, a fire has broken out at the Sunoco gas station in Barryton. It's unclear how much damage has been caused. Firefighters are on the scene trying to put out the flames. So far no injuries have been reported. We'll have more on this story when it available.

Morley man arrested on home invasion charges

Police in Mecosta County arrested a Morley man who broke into a home in Mecosta Township Friday. Deputies say they got a call about a possible breaking and entering at home on Fillmore in Mecosta Township, when they got to the scene the 47-year old suspect was still in the home and he was arrested shortly after. He's being lodged at the Mecosta County Jail pending arraignment.

Suspect hears charges against him in Guam court

A 18-year old Big Rapids man who is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year old girl then fleeing the country has been charged with three sex crimes in a Guam court. Patrick Kettner was charged with three counts of first degree Criminal Sexual Conduct. Mecosta Co. Sheriff. Det. Casey Nemeth says Kettner was assigned a public defender and waived an extradition hearing on the charge of fugitive from justice. He is going to be back in court Monday. Extradition arraignments are in progress between the Attorney Generals office and Mecosta county.

Big Rapids man charged with sex crimes

A 19-year old Big Rapids man was officially charged in Mecosta County with sex crimes connected to an incident at a Green Township Home. Douglas Floyd Robinson was charged with one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct. Robinson is accused of assaulting two Big Rapids juvenile girls on Sunday at a gathering in Green Township. An 18-year-old Big Rapids man also is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old Big Rapids girl at the same incident location.

Willis III deemed competent to stand trial

A mental evaluation has deemed a man competent to stand trial in Mecosta County who is accused of murder and holding six people hostage back in November in Rogers Heights. 27-year old Duncan Willis III was arrested after a 10-hour standoff with police in November while holding six people hostage in a Rogers Heights home. He also is accused of killing 58-year-old Kathleen Hawley. If convicted, Willis could face up to life in prison without the possibility of parole. image by Salvatore Vuono


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