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.

Pair accused of making meth in Mecosta Co.

Two men in Mecosta County were arraigned on drug charges after being accused of operating a meth lab in Wheatland Township. 29-year old Gary Daniel Moore and 67-year old Ronald Thomas Harvey both of Remus were charged with operating or maintaining a laboratory involving methamphetamine. The pair were arrested over the weekend, they face up to 40-years in jail due to previous drug offenses. Moore and Harvey are being held on $50,000 bond each.

Big Rapids Wendy's identified as place of security breach two weeks ago

A Wendy's Restaurant in Big Rapids was identified as the source of a data security breach that affected several debit and credit card holders in Mecosta County. Police in Big Rapids say customers who visited the restaurant prior to July 15 and paid using their credit or debit cards could be affected. The issue was resolved July 15, and credit and debit card use at the restaurant is now secure. An initial investigation revealed that someone, most likely outside the country, remotely installed malware on the Big Rapids restaurant's server sometime during the past month.

Update: Morley couple pleads guilty to check fraud

Two Big Rapids business owners have pleaded guilty to check fraud in Mecosta County. Joseph and Nancy Kukla of Morley pleaded guilty to one count each of writing a check for non-sufficient funds of $500 or more. The Kukla's of Your Floor Store were accused of passing multiple non-sufficient personal checks and multiple non-sufficient business checks, totaling thousands of dollars. The couple also faces charges in Newaygo County as well.

Breaking: Big Rapids business owners charged with multiple fraud counts

Business owners 29-year old Joseph Kukla and 28-year old Nancy Kukla of Your Floor Store in Big Rapids have been charged with multiple fraud counts after an investigation by the Mecosta County Sheriff's Department. Detective Casey Nemeth says the Morley couple was arrested after several complaints were reported that the pair was passing multiple non-sufficient personal checks and multiple non-sufficient business checks, totaling thousands of dollars. The couple also faces similar charges in Newaygo County as well. The couple remains in Mecosta Co. Jail.

Barryton teen arrested on sexual assault charges

A17-year old Barryton man was arrested on charges connected to a sexual assault of a minor. Mecosta Co. Sheriff Deputies say after being called to Spectrum Health-BR for a CSC complaint, the investigation found that the suspect had sexual relations with a minor.   It had been going on for approximately 3 months in both the Barryton and Canadian Lakes area. The suspect's names is being with held at this time until arraignment

Two juveniles and Grand Rapids man suffer minor injuries after accident in Mecosta Co.

A driver and two juveniles were taken to the hospital after a rollover accident involving a camper trailer in Mecosta County. Deputies say it happened on Southbound US-131 when a vehicle driven by a Grand Rapids man lost control after a tire from the camper blew. Police say the vehicle detached from the camper and rolled over several times. Everyone in the vehicle was wearing seat belts and airbags deployed. The Driver and two juvenile passengers were taken to a Grand Rapids hospital with minor injuries.


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