Chase

A 52-year-old Bellaire man drove through this fence at the Whitehall High School baseball field and got stuck at the edge of a pond in the background while fleeing police.

Montague Police

May 11

• In the 8800 block of Stebbins St. it was reported that the previous day a vehicle was taken without permission by a 19-year-old grandson of the resident. The vehicle was returned but has suffered some damage. The grandfather did not want to press charges.

May 8

• At 89:42 p.m., officers stopped a 23-year-old Montague man for driving without a license in the 4500 block of Dowling Street. He was cited for the violation.

May 4

• Police received call from Wesco in the 8900 block of Water St. about a man harassing customers. When police arrived, the suspect leaf on a bicycle. While eluding police he “wiped out” his bike on the nearby bike trail. The 30-year-old Shelby man resisted officers. He was lodged in the Oceana County Jail on warrants from that county. Montague Police are seeking warrants for resisting an officer and violation of controlled substance.

• At 5:04 p.m. at 5353 Wilcox St. there was a private property crash. A vehicle backing out of a space in an employee parking lot, struck another parked vehicle in the passenger door. There was minor damage and no injuries.

May 2

• At 3 p.m., a 58-year-old Montague man was arrested on a warrant in the 5000 block of Stanton Blvd. Montague officers assisted another agency on the arrest. The warrants were for driving while license suspended and possession of narcotics.

• At 10 a.m., a 13-year-old student was cited for an ordinance violation after vaping in a bathroom at the NBC Middle School, 4700 block of Stanton Blvd.

Whitehall Police

May 16

• An officer on patrol discovered a Montague man, sleeping in a car in a city park in the 1000 block of Lake St. The car was spotted just after midnight, well after the park had closed, and while speaking with the 43-year-old the officer noted a beer can in the center console. When checking the suspect in the computer it was noted he had a bond condition prohibiting him from consuming alcohol. The man acknowledged drinking earlier and there was a small amount in the can, a violation of the order. The case report was sent to the District Court in Muskegon.

May 15

• At 10:30 p.m. Whitehall Police were called to a report of an overdose and arrested a witness on an outstanding warrant. Officers arrived on the call in the 1100 block of Colby St. and found that a man was awake but was incomprehensible. The witness reported that she believed he had been using methamphetamine and was unconscious when she called. A routine check of the witness revealed a warrant for failing to appear in court from Newaygo County. After the man was transported by ProMed the 26-year-old woman was taken into custody and turned over to Newaygo County deputies.

• Whitehall Police responded with White Lake Fire to a report of a structure fire in the 400 block of Mears Ave. When officers arrived staff was already removing the residents. It was later learned that one of the residents had intentionally started a shower curtain on fire and it was quickly brought under control. The case will be sent to the Muskegon County Prosecutor for review at the completion of the investigation.

• A solicitor was cited for not having a permit after a call to the 900 block of Livingston St. An officer responding to the 12:57 p.m. call located subjects going door to door soliciting home improvement. The supervisor of the group, a 24-year-old Hudsonville woman, was cited and instructed to get the appropriate permits. The fine was paid before the end of the business day but they declined to get a permit, leaving town instead.

May 14

• A 52-year-old Bellaire man was arrested after a brief vehicle pursuit at 4:35 a.m. An officer observing traffic on Colby observed a vehicle speeding while eastbound on Hanson St. Knowing that it was a dead end the officer went to investigate and found a vehicle near the county sewer pump station but on his approach the vehicle drove across a lawn, accelerating rapidly. The officer activated his lights and sirens but the vehicle continued south going off road and crashing through a fence. After driving through an alley between buildings the vehicle accelerated at speeds in excess of 60 mph and disobeyed stop signs while southbound on Hall St. The vehicle continued onto the high school baseball fields, crashing through two more fences before stopping at the edge of a pond. The suspect was taken into custody and later charged by the Prosecutor with a felony for fleeing an eluding police.

• Whitehall Police were called at 3:47 a.m. on a noise complaint as several concrete trucks arrived at a construction site in the 500 block of Slocum St. The responding officer spoke with a neighbor who was wakened by the noise but a decision was made not to stop the work. The contractor for the project was later cited for the noise violation and warned against further violation.

• A routine check of a license plate led to the eventual arrest of the driver. An officer on patrol noticed the vehicle in the 500 block of Slocum St at 3:09 a.m. and while the registration showed the owner to be a woman, a man was driving. Checking further in the computer the officer discovered a name association to a man who was wanted on multiple warrants. When the description of the driver and wanted man matched, the officer approached. The 32-year-old Norton Shores man was taken into custody and lodged at the Muskegon County jail.

May 13

• The Muskegon County Prosecutor is reviewing a case for charges of Driving While License Suspended 2nd Offense after a traffic stop for failing to use signals. An officer on patrol at 7:53 p.m. made the stop in the 100 block of Warner St. and found that the 42-year-old driver had a suspended license. The Twin Lake man was released with his wife driving, pending the issuance of a warrant.

• A two-car crash on Colby St. .at Warner St. resulted in only minor damage to the vehicles. According to the report the crash occurred at 4:07 p.m. when a vehicle wanting to turn left off from Warner St. collided with an eastbound vehicle on Colby. The first vehicle was driven by a 16-year-old Whitehall man who at first failed to see the vehicle in the curb lane and started his turn. By the time he was able to stop again he was slightly in the intersection resulting in the crash. No citations were issued.

May 12

• Whitehall police are investigating an assault that occurred in the 100 block of N. Covell St. The victim reported that they arrived home at about 9:39 p.m. and found a Rothbury man sitting on their front porch. That man and the woman had a relationship in the past but had ended the relationship some time ago. The suspect and the woman’s husband began to argue when the 60-year-old suspect punched the husband. They began to fight and the suspect left the scene. The couple also found a letter from the suspect inside the house on the dining table. The case will be reviewed by the Muskegon County Prosecutor after the investigation is completed.

• An officer on patrol at 1:57 a.m. located four juveniles out in violation of curfew. The group was riding bicycles in the 100 block of Slocum St when stopped. They reported they had been at a bonfire. Parents were contacted about the violations and all were warned and released.

May 11

• A Whitehall woman was arrested for assault and resisting arrest after a gathering led to a conflict. Police responded to the 100 block of N. Livingston St. when three friends were together drinking and one became upset thinking the others were talking about her. The 59-year-old then started yelling at another woman and started punching her, leaving bruises. When the suspect was contacted near her home in the same neighborhood she refused the officer’s instructions and pulled away when she was being taken into custody. The woman was lodged in the Muskegon County jail after the 9:11 p.m. call.

May 10

An officer on patrol found a woman’s purse in the 200 block of Colby St. After finding the purse at 8:41 p.m. the officer was able to identify the owner and returned the purse to her residence in Montague.

• Whitehall Police were called for a motorist assist when the owner’s remote wouldn’t unlock the car. The officer responding to the 1:20 a.m. call in the 100 block of W. Colby St. was able to unlock the car and offered the owner a battery for her remote. When it still wouldn’t work it was discovered the car’s battery was dead. The driver was on their way after a jump start.

May 9

• A 25-year-old driver was arrested during a traffic stop for failing to dim headlights. An officer patrolling in the 3000 block of White Lake Dr. turned about to follow the vehicle and noticed that it accelerated rapidly before suddenly stopping in a driveway. When speaking with the two occupants both claimed to have warrants for their arrest and they were checked in the computer. The Muskegon Township woman did have a Muskegon county warrant for failing to appear in court and also had a suspended license. She was taken into custody. The man was not wanted but appeared to be under the influence of drugs. He admitted to past use of methamphetamine. The man was released and the woman was taken to jail after the car was impounded at the scene.

• An assault between residents of a group home was reported at 7:02 p.m. When the officer arrived in the 400 block of S. Mears Ave. he was informed that a 56-year-old resident “backhanded” another resident and it was unprovoked. The suspect then grabbed the victim by the neck as well. Staff had also witnessed the assault. As a result of the investigation and contact with the suspect the officer did not make an arrest but the case was sent to the Muskegon County Prosecutor for review.

• A family dispute led to a call to police at 8:27 a.m. Officers responding to the 100 block of S. Baldwin St. learned that the argument began when the woman accused her husband of “something (he) didn’t do.” Both were angry but neither wanted to explain the situation to the officer. Both also claimed there was no assault. No further action was taken.

Muskegon Twp.

Police Dept.

May 14

• At 8:16 p.m., a traffic crash occurred in the 200 block of E. Giles Rd.

May 13

• At 8 p.m., retail fraud was reported in the 1800 block of Holton Rd.

• At 2:35 p.m., a larceny was reported in the 1300 block of Holton Rd.

• At 8:08 a.m., a traffic crash occurred on E. Giles Rd. at Holton Rd.

May 11

• At 5:07 p.m., a traffic crash occurred on Holton Rd. at the northbound US-31 exit ramp.

May 10

• At 8:56 a.m., a traffic crash occurred on N. Getty St. at Holton Rd.

May 9

• At 7:48 p.m., a traffic crash occurred on Holton Rd. at E. Giles Rd.

• At 12:58 p.m., at traffic crash occurred on E. Giles Rd. at Holton Rd.

• At 7:49 a.m., a traffic crash occurred on N. Roberts Rd. at Holton Rd.

• At 6:38 a.m., a car-deer crash occurred in the 1100 block of Whitehall Rd.

Muskegon Co.

Sheriff’s Dept.

May 13

• At 6:30 a.m., a car-deer crash occurred on Whitehall Rd. at McMillan Rd., Dalton Twp.

May 12

• At 1:40 p.m., an arrest was made at 1198 Auble Rd., Laketon Twp. on a charge of assault and battery.

• At 2:24 p.m. damage to property was reported in the 800 block of Dykstra Rd., Laketon Twp.