Mecosta, Osceola Counties declare local state of emergency

State Police have partially activated the State Emergency Operations Center in Lansing due to the severe weather and flooding occurring throughout the Lower Peninsula. On Tuesday afternoon, Mecosta, Midland, Newaygo, Osceola and Wexford counties each declared a local state of emergency. The declaration enables a county or municipality to execute emergency operations plans, administrate local aid and assistance and issue declarations.

Meth dump site discovered in Osceola County

Deputies from Osceola County along with members of the Traverse Narcotics Team found a disposed One-Pot meth lab in Marion Township on Sunday. The Clan-Lab Responders of TNT observed chemicals, components, and apparatus commonly used for the One-Pot method of manufacturing methamphetamine. Those items were properly removed from the scene and disposed of. Further investigation regarding the possible suspects involved with this incident is ongoing.

Former Osceola Co. teacher found guilty of CSC involving a student

A former teacher at the Ashmun School at Eagle Village in Osceola County is now going to jail after she was found guilty of criminal sexual conduct charges involving a male student. Janet Brown of Evart was found guilty of 3rd degree Criminal Sexual Conduct and 4th Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct in Osceola County Circuit Court . In November of 2012, Brown was placed on unpaid administrative leave after her involvement with her male student was discovered. The student was 16-years old at the time of the accusations.

State Police investigate stabbing at a home in Osceola County

State Police in Osceola County placed a juvenile in custody and arrested his stepfather after a domestic assault last week. Troopers say the incident happened last Wednesday at a home in Richmond Township where it was determined that the juvenile subject had stabbed the adult victim using a 13-inch steak fork just underneath the victim’s arm pit. A witness stated that the stepfather had assaulted the juvenile, and the juvenile stabbed the adult in self-defense. Also present during the assault were two children under five years of age.

Four Reed City men arrested for armed home invasion

Three men and one juvenile were arrested in Reed City after they allegedly entered a home while armed, assaulting the homeowner and made off with some of the victim's property. State Police say it happened at a residence in Osceola County's Highland Township. They say the victim was taken to Mercy Hospital in Cadillac where he was treated for injuries sustained in the assault. Through an investigation, a search warrant was issued and executed at a residence in Reed City Tuesday. As a result, three men ages, 21, 20 and 17 were arrested and lodged in the Osceola County Jail.

Osceola Co. Barn total loss after fire

An Osceola Count barn is a total loss after a fire Wednesday night. Authorities say the fire occurred at a barn in Tustin on County Line Road east of Mackinaw Trail . Fire officials say no one was injured or in the barn during the blaze. The cause of the fire is not known at this time.

Tustin man arraigned on drug charges

A Tustin man was arraigned on drug charges in Osceola County connected to the alleged discovery of a one-pot methamphetamine laboratory at his residence. 26-year old Samuel Dean Engler has been charged with operating/maintaining a meth lab, delivery/manufacture of methamphetamine and maintaining a drug house. If convicted, he could face a maximum of 22 years in prison, Engler's bond was set at $150,000.

Woman takes police on a high speed three county car chase

Police have a woman in custody they say took them on a three county car chase that ended in Osceola County. The chase started in Kalkaska County when a deputy tried to pull over 34-year old Sara Marie Williams of Traverse City when she fled. Police say during the chase speeds topped out at over 100 miles per hour. Police say once Williams entered Osceola County, stop sticks were used and that immobilized her car allowing deputies to take her into custody.

Morning fire destroys Evart barn

An Osceola Co. barn is a total loss after an early morning fire in Hartwick Township. Fire Officials say a neighbor noticed the fire around 6:30 this morning and alerted the family. Firefighters were able to contain the blaze so it didn't spread to the home. No one was hurt.

Gunman taken into custody after standoff with police in Osceola Co.

It was a scary scene in Osceola County last night as a gunman barricaded himself at a home in Evart. Police say it started when the suspect became upset when he went to pick up his clothes at the home where the wife he was separating from was staying at. Police say the suspect then called his pastor, when the pastor arrived the suspect grabbed a gun. Authorities say they were able to get the suspect out of the home shortly after 7p.m and took him into custody. The suspect is scheduled undergo a mental evaluation.

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