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

Police searching for Chemical Bank robber in Montcalm Co.

Montcalm County Sheriff Deputies are on the lookout for a man they say robbed the Chemical Bank in Edmore over the weekend. Police say the incident happened late Saturday morning, where the suspect entered the bank and presented a note to one of the tellers demanding money. The man implied he had a weapon, although no weapon was seen. He obtained an undisclosed amount of money, and then he left the bank on foot.

Woman faces charges after stealing pickup truck in Isabella Co.

A 20-year old woman from Highland is in jail after stealing a pickup in Union Township and taking police on a joyride. Isabella County Sheriff Deputies say the female suspect stole a 1988 GMC Sierra pickup from a residence on E. Ward St. while the pickup was warming outside his residence. The owner of the

Comstock Park man faces host of charges after taking police on a chase in Montcalm Co.

A Comstock Park man is in Montcalm County Jail awaiting arraignment after he took police on a chase Saturday with his 4-year old son on his lap . Deputies say the 34-year old suspect refused to stop when signaled after his vehicle was observed with heavy front end damage. Deputies’ investigation revealed that the suspect had struck a tree with his vehicle while he was allowing his four year old son to sit on his lap and drive unrestrained. The man received minor injury from the crash and the boy was not hurt and turned over to a

Car hits semi truck head-on in Mecosta Co; Three taken to Hospital

Three elderly people were taken to the hospital after their car hit a semi head on Thursday in Mecosta County. Sheriff Deputies say the accident happened on M-20 east of 35th Ave. in Wheatland Twp. They say a car driven by an 80 year old man from Virginia crossed the centerline and struck a semi-tractor and trailer head on.  The driver of the car and his 2 female passengers (80 year old from Mt. Pleasant, Mi and a 76 year old from Virginia) were transported to the hospital for treatment of their injuries.  The 54 year old male driver of the semi-tractor from Mt.

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