• Montague Police are seeking the identity of two black male subjects who are believed to be involved with the theft of two bottles of alcohol from Montague Foods, 8718 Water St. The theft was reported at 12:18 p.m., but it occurred the day before (June 17) at 4:50 p.m. The impages of the two subjects were captured on surveillance video. Police said one man entered the store, grabbed a shopping cart and started placing groceries in the cart. He also placed two bottles of alcohol, one valued at $66.99 and the other valured at $59.99. A second man, wearing a coat and baggy pants, entered the store and met the first man. It is believed the second man placed the bottles of alcohol in his pockets. The pair hen approached the checkout counter. At that point the second man took a call on his phone and walked out of the store. The first man began checking out the groceries and told the cleck he did not have enough money to pay so he left the groceries and walked out of the store. Police said the video showed the men entering a newer model red Chyrsler 300 and drove away.
• At 7:22 p.m., a larceny of a flower planter from the Oakgrove Cemetery in Montague. The planter was valued at $50.
• A three-vehicle crash in the 1300 block of Colby St. sent one person to the hospital and caused another vehicle to crash while trying to avoid the first collision. A vehicle was westbound on Colby and waiting to turn left into a drive for West Shore Apartments at 8:23 a.m. when it was struck from behind by a second westbound vehicle. The second vehicle was driven by a 29-year-old Muskegon woman and the impact forced the first vehicle, driven by a 50-year-old Whitehall woman, into oncoming traffic. The first vehicle then collided head on with an eastbound vehicle driven by a 31-year-old Egleston Township woman. As these crashes occurred another eastbound vehicle driven by a 27-year-old Montague man attempted to avoid the crash by swerving left but overcorrected, causing the car to go off the right/south edge of the road striking the curb and two trees. The 50-year-old was transported to Mercy Health Hackley Campus by ProMed Ambulance. The 29-year-old was cited for failing to stop.
• Police were called to the 500 block of River St. when a woman suspected her son of using drugs. When police arrived at the 4:21 a.m. call they found the 25-year-old in his room but there was no indication of recent drug use. Officer did learn during the investigation that the Muskegon resident was wanted in Oceana County. The suspect was arrested on the warrant and lodged in the Muskegon County jail.
• At 11:23 p.m. police responded to a report of a break-in in progress in the 200 block of Mill Pond. The caller reported seeing several subjects in the yard, including a naked woman, and that they were breaking into a garage. Officers checked the area and could not locate any evidence of a break-in or any people in the area. No further action was taken.
• A report of a domestic dispute was made at 12:25 p.m. The officer responding to the 1000 block of Colby St. who spoke with a woman who said they were arguing about “sun, clouds, money…anything”. The couple had been living together in the area but there was no assault and after counseling the two the officer left without further action.
• A business in the 200 block of E. Colby St. reported that a customer had left without paying for a self-serve fountain drink. Police were called at 3:17 p.m., and according to the clerk, this has happened in the past. The business did not want prosecution but did want the man banned from the business. The suspect was located at his residence in the 400 block of S.Mears Ave. He admitted to the theft and admitted to doing it in the past. The suspect was informed that he was banned from the store and no further action was taken.
• Police checked the well being of a resident of the 1200 block of E. Colby St after receiving a 1:56 a.m. call. When the officer arrived it was learned that the man had burned food in the microwave causing smoke. The officer checked the microwave and the food was not consumable and was thrown out and the microwave double checked for proper function.
• Whitehall Police were called to the 200 block of Pinecrest when a man wouldn’t let his family in the house. The caller reported that the man had been arrested for assault in a different city and she was now afraid of her husband and wanted police to ask him to go somewhere for the night. The man refused. No further action was taken on the 5:45 p.m. call.
• An officer responding to a medical alarm learned that instead, it was a case of burned hash browns. When arriving in the 1100 block of E. Colby St at 11:37 p.m. the officer found the man standing on his balcony because the apartment was filled with smoke. White Lake Fire Authority assisted in getting the smoke out of the apartment and no further action was taken.
• A resident of the 400 block of S. Mears Ave. called police to report that mail was stolen from his room in a group home. The caller said that mail from Social Security and a debit card were taken but during the 7:12 p.m. investigation, the victim told the officer he did not want the case investigated. The case is no longer under investigation.
• Two boys, aged 12 and 15, called police after finding mail in the roadway of the 1300 block of E. Colby St. The young men told the officer they were riding their bikes when they found the mail and one contained a check for over $77,000.00. After turning the mail over to the officer at 12:18 p.m. the officer returned the mail to the owner.
• A 2:34 a.m. a traffic stop resulted in the arrest of a White River Township resident for operating while intoxicated. An officer on patrol on White Lake Drive passed a vehicle that failed to dim its headlights. The officer then turned to follow and noted the vehicle accelerating quickly when it turned south on Zellar Rd It then crossed the white fog line and the yellow centerline before the stop. When questioned the 30-year-old driver said that he was headed home (several miles north) and taking the Main St. detour (a mile north). He also said he had just dropped off a friend because he was the designated driver. After sobriety tests the suspect was arrested for OWI and then taken to the Muskegon County jail for a breath test. That test showed a .14% BAC. The driver was lodged at the jail.
• At 1:39 p.m., a motor vehicle theft was reported in the 1200 block of Holton Rd.
At 8:23 p.m., a traffic crash occurred on westbound skyline drive at Getty St.
At 12:38 p.m., a nonaggravated assault was reported in the 1500 block of N. Roberts Rd.
At 6:11 a.m., an aggravated, felonious assault was reported in the 2100 block of Creekwood Dr.
At 11:53 a.m., a larceny was reported in the 3100 block of Violet Ave.
At 2:30 p.m., a traffic crash occurred on westbound Skyline at Getty St.
At 10:58 a.m., invasion of privacy was reported in the 900 block of Witham Rd.