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.

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.


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