Riverdale man charged with police standoff in Mecosta Co.

A 39-year old man was charged in connection to a police standoff in Mecosta County back in August. Deputies say Brandon Clements of Riverdale was charged Tuesday with one count of felony assault/resisting/obstruction of a police officer during the standoff at a home in Deerfield Township on August 13th.

Mecosta Co. Sheriff offers tips for driving in snowy weather conditions

With an influx of auto accidents due to weather conditions as of late, the Mecosta Co. Sheriff is offering residents tips to make their commute safer and easier. Sheriff Todd Purcell says when heading out to your destination make sure you have an emergency roadside kit available, cellphone charger, flashlight, first aid kit and glow stick. The sheriff says make sure you slow down when driving in snowy weather conditions like the ones we're experiencing right now. Another tip, motorists should always clean off their car to ensure maximum visibility before heading out to their destination

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.

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.

Howard City Police merge with Montcalm County Sheriff's Dept.

Two local Police Departments in Montcalm County merged together this past weekend. The Howard City Police Department is now apart of the Montcalm County Sheriff's Department. The agreement between the two departments let the three full time Howard City police officers will become Sheriff Employees. The Village of Howard City will pay Montcalm County over $511,000 over the course of nearly three years. The contract will expire in 2016, at which time the village may either continue to contract for services or reestablish their own department.

Howard City Police Dept. to merge into Montcalm Co. Sheriff Dept.

A merger will take effect in a little more than a month between two police departments in West Michigan. The Howard City Police Department will become part of the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Department in an effort to save some money. The city’s three full-time officers will become deputies along with Howard City Police Chief Steven DeWitt. According to Montcalm County Controller and Administrator Chris Hyzer, the merger will increase patrols in Howard City as DeWitt will be back on the roads instead of behind a desk. (MRN)

Alcohol a factor in motorcycle accident in Mecosta Twp.

It appears that alcohol was a factor in a motorcycle accident in Mecosta Township Monday night that sent one man to the hospital according to Deputies in Mecosta County. Police say the accident happened on Johnson and 185th ave where a Stanwood man lost on control of his bike, left the road way and hit the stop sign. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. He was transported to Spectrum Health Big Rapids and then Flown by Aeromed to Grand Rapids.

Police discover large marijuana grow operation in Montcalm Co.

Police in Montcalm County discovered a large marijuana grow operation in Winfield Township. Deputies say they were investigating an assault complaint when they detected an overwhelming odor of marijuana coming from the neighbor’s residence. The suspect, a 42 year old male, said that he was a medical marijuana cardholder. When police started questioning the suspect, admitted he had an indoor grow operation and he was a little over on his allowed 12 plants. The suspect admitted he had an estimated 30 plants. The Central Michigan Enforcement Team (CMET) was contacted and responded to the

Kalkaska man takes police on drunken chase through Osceola and Mecosta Counties

A Kalkaska man was arrested after taking police on a two county drunken chase through Osceola and Mecosta Counties Sunday night. State Police say they received a call about a reckless driver heading southbound on US-131 near 11 Mile Rd in Osceola County’s Lincoln Township. Troopers from the Mount Pleasant Post, Reed City Detachment were nearby and were able to catch up to the 46-year old suspect's vehicle. The suspect vehicle failed to stop and continued south bound, nearly striking several vehicles and nearly crashing several times.

Reed City Officer to be honored with Life Saving Medal

The Reed City Council will be honoring one of its Police Officers at their April 15th regular meeting for saving the life of one of their residents. The Life Saving Medal will be presented to Reed City patrol officer Brian Koschmider . Koschmider was on regular patrol with one the department’s reserves when he heard the emergency call on his radio of a woman who was choking and not breathing. Koschmider quickly responded and found the


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