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.

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.

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