• An officer on patrol noted a vehicle parked on the edge of the road in the 800 block of Benston Rd. and stopped to check on the driver. When speaking to the 29-year-old driver it was learned that the vehicle was disabled from striking a pothole but the officer also recognized the driver and knew he did not have a valid license. A computer check during the 6:38 p.m. incident confirmed the Whitehall man’s license was suspended and he was cited for the offense. A wrecker was called to tow the vehicle.
• Whitehall Police were called to the 900 block of Lakeview St. regarding a disturbance. When the officer arrived at the 4:12 p.m. call he spoke with a woman who said that she was having an argument on the phone with her boyfriend and there was no problem anymore. No further action was taken.
• A resident of the 1000 block of Livingston St. reported that she was the victim of a fraud. The victim noticed several large purchases on her credit card amounting to over $5,000.00 when viewing her bill. Using the information from the statement the officer went to a Whitehall Township business and was able to recover receipts and video identifying the suspect. The case remains under investigation.
• At 1:02 a.m. an officer on patrol recognized a juvenile that was out after curfew in the 500 block of Mears Ave. The officer was told that she had permission to be out but due to her history the officer went to the home and contacted the mother. After learning she did not have permission to be out the juvenile was picked up, returned home and cited for the curfew violation.
• An officer on patrol noticed a dog roaming in the area of S. Division St. and watched as it went to an address in the 900 block and was let inside at 12:40 a.m. The officer went to the door and spoke with the owner, warning her about allowing her dog to roam to do its business. No further action was taken.
• Officers were dispatched to a family dispute between a brother and sister that possibly involved a knife. When officer arrived at the 3:36 p.m. call the girl had gone to a neighbor’s. She reported that the two had argued about her being noisy and that her older brother had a knife and was menacing her while holding it but said there were no threats. The brother denied having a knife at any time. The parents were contacted and it was decided that the girl would go to the library until their father returned home.
• Whitehall Police are investigating the theft of gasoline in the 1000 block of Colby St. At 5:10 p.m. the business called reporting that a vehicle had pumped over $40.00 worth of gasoline and came inside, making other purchases. They then left without paying for the gas. Police have a vehicle description and are following leads in the open case.
• A vehicle was stopped for speeding in the 900 block of Misco Dr. and the driver was later taken into custody for suspicion of drugged driving. An officer on patrol made the stop at 12:35 p.m. and during the stop noted signs of intoxication. The officer did not note any alcohol or marijuana odor and questioned the driver who noted a number of prescription drugs she takes. The officer had the 52-year-old driver perform sobriety tests and after the tests she was taken into custody and submitted to a blood test. The Muskegon Township woman was released to a friend after the test pending the results of the blood test.
• A traffic stop for no taillights led to the arrest of a Twin Lake resident. An officer on patrol was on Whitehall Rd. when he observed a vehicle driving without taillights or headlights at 2:29 a.m. After stopping the car the officer noted the driver showed signs of intoxication. The driver was asked to perform sobriety tests and afterwards taken into custody for operating while intoxicated. The 33-year-old woman was taken to the Muskegon County jail for a breath test and lodged there for the night.
• An 11:25 p.m. traffic stop led to the driver being charged with driving while license suspended. After making the stop in the 200 block of E. Spring St. the officer checked the 31-year-old driver’s license and found that it was suspended. Neither of the passengers had valid licenses either. The Fruitland Township man was released after a friend arrived to drive everyone from the scene.
• Officers received a tip that an intoxicated person might be causing trouble in town. The caller reported the person had been refused service at two taverns and at one point became angry and removed his shirt while yelling at employees. During patrols an officer did locate the person in the 100 block of S. Mears Ave. and spoke with him. The report noted that the man appeared quite intoxicated but refused a ride home when it was offered. The person was not causing a disturbance at that time and no further action was taken.
• Police responded to the 100 block of W. Colby St. after a man fell and struck his head. Officers responding with ambulance personnel attempted to contact family of the 80-year-old man who is a resident of Bath, MI and was visiting the area. No family was located and the victim was transported to the hospital by ProMed Ambulance from the 9:22 p.m. call.
• At 8:19 p.m. police were dispatched to a report of people walking on top of the temporary dam on the west edge of Thompson St. When the officer arrived a 15-year-old male was on top of the dam and a 17-year-old female was walking nearby in the roadway. The man claimed to be fishing. When given the warnings, the woman told the officer she would do as she pleased and would punch him in the face if he wrote her a ticket, but left the area complying with the officer’s instruction to stay on the sidewalk.
• No one was injured in a 2:25 p.m. traffic crash in the 600 block of Colby St. A wrecker hauling a box truck was headed east on Colby St. and had swung out to make a right turn into a business there. A second vehicle, also eastbound, attempted to pass the wrecker on the right and crashed into the passenger side of the turning wrecker. Witnesses reported that the wrecker was using its turn signal. The driver of the wrecker was a 70-year-old Montague man and the car was driven by a 19-year-old New Era man. The crash remains under investigation.
• Police responded to a 3:07 a.m. 911 call where dispatchers could hear smoke alarms in the background. The caller was also having difficulty with the phone. When the officer arrived in the 1000 block of Livingston St. it was discovered that the resident had put noodles on to boil then fell asleep which allowed the pot to burn causing smoke but no fire. The alarms had stopped and no further assistance was needed.
• At 8:02 a.m., a traffic crash occurred on Whitehall Rd. at Benston Rd., Whitehall Twp.
• At 4:05 p.m., a traffic crash occurred in the 1200 block of E. Bard Rd., Dalton Twp.
• At 8:26 a.m., a theft from a motor vehicle was reported in the 3700 block of W. River Rd., Fruitland Twp.
• At 6:15 p.m., a arrest for assault and battery was made at 9587 Walsh Rd., Montague Twp.
• At 4:30 a.m., an arrest for obstructing justice/failure to appear was made at 27998 W. Holton-Whitehall Rd., Whitehall Twp.
• At 12:30 a.m., an arrest for failure to report an accident was made at Tyler Rd. and Russell Rd., Dalton Twp.
• At 2:31 a.m., a hit and run motor vehicle accident occurred in the 9400 block of Holton Duck Lake Rd., Holton Twp.
• At 5:53 p.m., a traffic crash occurred on Holton Rd. at Holton Duck Lake Rd., Holton Twp.
• At 11:44 a.m., nonaggravated assault was reported in the 1100 block of W. Crystal Lake Rd., Blue Lake Twp.
• At 10:53 a.m., a traffic crash occurred on Whitbeck Rd. at Old Channel Trail, City of Montague.
• At 9:22 p.m., a car-deer crash occurred on Witham Rd. at Dykstra Rd.
• At 7:40 p.m., a report of operating while under the influence of liquor or drugs was made on US-31 at Holton Rd.
• At 12:50 p.m., a burglary: entry without authority was made in the 1500 block of N. Roberts Rd.
• At 3:40 p.m., a traffic crash occurred on Holton Rd. at N. Roberts Rd.
• At 3:19 p.m., a hit and run accident was reported on Holton Rd. at the northbound US-31 entrance ramp.