Motorcycle accident sends one person to the hospital

A Grand Rapids woman was taken to the hospital last night after a motorcycle accident in Mecosta County. Deputies say it happened on US 131 northbound at 17 Mile Rd. where the front end of the motorcycle started to shake, the 27-year old driver then lost control of the bike and went into the median. After hitting the median the motorcycle flipped end over end multiple times ejecting the woman from the motorcycle. She was wearing a helmet during the accident. The driver was taken to Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Police: Martiny Twp. break-in misunderstanding

Update: Deputies the home invasion that resulted in 8 hunting rifles being stolen was a misunderstanding. Police say the homeowners grandson from White Cloud took the guns for safe keeping. All but two guns have been recovered.

Police investigating theft of log splitter from area business

A log splitter was stolen from an area business and police in Mecosta County need your help in finding the thief's and recover the splitter. It happened at Mann’s Small Engine Repair in Mecosta. A witness told Deputies they saw a white or light colored Tahoe/Yukon-type SUV leaving that area around 8:45 p.m. on Wednesday with a log splitter. The vehicle went east on Hayes Road. If you have any information about the theft, please call the Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office at (231) 592-0150.

20-year old Howard City man strikes tree with car

A 20-year old Howard City man was injured in Mecosta Co. early Monday morning after he struck a tree with his vehicle and police say his cell phone is to blame. Deputies say it happened when the 20-year old was traveling northbound on 190th Avenue, when he checked his cell phone that was in his lap at the time. The driver then left the road and struck a tree. He was taken to Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Remus woman sentenced to 15 years in prison for the death of a Harrison man

A Mecosta County woman was sentenced in Clare County Circuit Court for the murder of a Harrison man one year ago. Oanh Kieu-Bass of Remus was sent to jail for the next 15-years for the death of 68-year old Floyd Dennis back in January of 2013. Police found Dennis' body at a home with a single gunshot wound. According to court documents, Bass will have to serve 15 years before she is eligible for parole.

Police arrest man who jumps from two-story window in Mecosta Co.

Police in Mecosta County arrested a man who they say ran from them and then took off in a stolen pick-up truck. Police say they were patrolling the village of Mecosta searching for the suspect when he was spotted walking down a street but then fled into a wooded area. Deputies later received a report of a stolen pick-up. The pick-up was found at an apartment complex in Remus. When police surrounded the apartment the man jumped from a second story window as deputies approached.  Police were able to catch the suspect and take him into custody a short time later.

Shepard man arrested after police chase in Mecosta County

A 25-year old Shepard man is in jail this morning on a number of charges after trying to out run police last night. Deputies say it started in Wheatland Township  when deputies observed a suspicious vehicle leaving the Wheatland Twp park with no license plate and no tail lights. Deputies then attempted to perform a traffic stop on the vehicle on Charles St in Remus where the vehicle failed to stop and a pursuit began. During the chase Michigan State Troopers were able to deploy stop sticks on 90th Avenue near 9 Mile Rd. The pursuit ended when the suspect turned into a Cul-de-sac at Indian Ct.

Two taken to the hospital after a car accident in Mecosta Co.

Two people were taken to the hospital over the weekend in Mecosta Co. after an accident on US-131. Deputies say it happened Saturday when a 25 year old Grand Rapids man and his 20 year old female passenger from Kentwood were traveling southbound when the driver lost control striking multiple construction barrels.  this caused the driver to overcorrect and go off the hwy striking an embankment before overturning multiple times. The driver and passenger were transported to Spectrum Health BR for Non life threatening injuries. Their 2 year child was not injured. 

Morley man accused of sex crimes against a minor

Police in Mecosta County are on the lookout of a Morley man they say is accused of sex crimes against a minor. The Mecosta County Prosecutor filed charges against 26-year old Sean Patrick Marek. He has been charged with two counts of first-degree CSC with a person younger than 13. Marek is also a habitual offender, 4th offense. The 26-year old Morley man faces up to life in prison, if convicted.

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.

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