• A resident of Whitehall reported that her debit card was used without permission to make a withdrawal from an ATM in Coopersville. The victim reported that she went with friends to a party and left her purse in the car. The friends later left the party without her and then she noticed the transaction on her account. The card was used just after midnight, Saturday night. The case remains under investigation.
• The theft of welding material from a building site was reported to Whitehall police at 2:00 p.m. The property, valued at $1,500.00, was taken after workers left the worksite in the 500 block of Sloucm St the day before. Police are looking for a white male suspect driving a dark, older, Chevrolet pickup that has a defective passenger side brake/tail light. Anyone with information is asked to call the Whitehall Police at 231-894-2317.
• A car verses deer crash was reported in the 600 block of S. Mears Ave. Police were first called to a report of an injured deer and later the driver called to report the damage to her vehicle. The driver, a 47-year-old woman from Texas, reported that she was southbound at 11:49 a.m. when the crash occurred. There was only minor damage to her vehicle and she was not injured.
• A Muskegon resident reported that his debit card was “hacked” and used to take over $400.00 from his bank account. The incident occurred on May 5 around 10:00 a.m. when the card number was used in Canton, MI to make the withdrawals from an ATM. There are no suspects at this time but the case remains under investigation. The case was reported in Whitehall because the man’s bank is in the city.
• An officer on patrol in the 1000 block of S. Lake St. noticed a vehicle silhouette in a closed park. At 9:31 p.m. the officer approached the vehicle to find a 17 and 16 year old couple in the vehicle. Despite their unusual seating arrangement they assured the officer they were only talking.
• At 5:44 p.m. Whitehall Police were called to the 300 block of S. Division St. on a report of a family dispute. A couple who had lived together for 30 years and had six children together recently broke their relationship. The man arrived at the house intoxicated and began to argue with his former girlfriend which led to the call to the police. The man left before police arrived and no assault was reported at the time. No further action was taken.
• A Fruitland Township man attempting to read a road sign led to a 9:30 a.m. crash on S. Lake St. The 23-year-old was northbound in the 200 block, behind a 21-year-old Norton Shores man. When the lead car slowed to turn into Armstrong’s Bait and Sport Shop it was struck from behind. There were no injuries and no citations were issued.
• A resident of the 1000 block of S. Livingston St. requested police for a disturbance at the home. When officers arrived the caller reported that she was upset because a caregiver she had hired did not get her a Sprite and she was not able to watch the movie Shrek. During the 8:30 p.m. call the officer reminded the woman that 911 should be used for emergency calls only.
• Whitehall officers were called to the 100 block of S. Mears Ave. where there was trouble with a subject. The customer was upset that he could not complete a transaction and began to yell at the employees there. When the officer arrived at the 11:38 a.m. call the man had already calmed down as they continued to work out the business. No further action was taken.
• One vehicle was damaged and the other was not in a crash in the 100 block of S. Mears Ave. A vehicle driven by a 32-year-old Whitehall woman was northbound on Mears when her vehicle was struck and damaged by a vehicle driven by an 85-year-old Montague man. The man was exiting the drive of a business and did not see the other vehicle. No citations were issued as a result of the 1:35 p.m. crash.
• A man was arrested after he was caught attempting to steal traffic barrels from the Main St. construction site. An officer on patrol in the 1200 block of S. Mears Ave. observed a barrel in the middle of the street and initially moved it to the side of the road. As he continued on patrol at 1:30 a.m. he discovered a man in the 200 block of Country Club Rd. carrying a barrel on his shoulder. The Twin Lake resident appeared intoxicated and when confronted said that he had taken that barrel and had stolen several in his lifetime, for fun. The 29-year-old was arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Tampering With Property of Others. The suspect was lodged in the Muskegon County jail.
• An officer on patrol made a traffic stop on a vehicle for signaling a turn without turning and later arrested the passenger. After making the stop at 9:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of E. Colby St. the officer got identification from both the driver and passenger. The Muskegon Township man then told the officer he needed to use the restroom at a nearby business. The officer instructed the 41-year-old to wait and during a computer check learned the suspect was wanted on a warrant for assault. The man was taken into custody and lodged at the Muskegon County jail.
• Police were called to the 300 block of Gibbs St. where the caller reported that there was an unknown animal in their yard. The officer responding to the 8:53 p.m. call learned the caller heard a loud bang and looked out to seen an animal but did not go outside. The officer found a turkey that appeared to have died after flying into the side of the house. The animal was removed for the resident.
• An Illinois man was arrested as a fugitive after being stopped for a stop sign violation. An officer on patrol was following the vehicle south on Peterson Rd. when it “rolled” the sign at Alice St and continued south. The stop was made at 7:03 p.m. on Lewis St. and during contact with the driver he gave a name and claimed that he left his license at home. When the false name showed no computer record the 48-year-old was confronted about his identity and admitted to his real name and birthdate. The computer showed the suspect was wanted in both Illinois and Wisconsin for absconding on parole from armed robbery convictions in both states. The man admitted that he was “on the run” for about two years. The suspect was taken into custody and lodged at the Muskegon County jail.
• A suspect who returned to the scene of the crime was arrested for retail fraud. Whitehall Police were called first at 8:58 a.m. by a business in the 200 block of Colby St. after the man started pumping gas, walked in the store and took a large can of beer from the cooler, returned to his car and then left after finishing pumping the gasoline without paying for either. The suspect returned a few hours later and asked for a pack of cigarettes and the clerk recognized him and confronted him about the $72.00 worth of gas and beer. The suspect said he wasn’t going to pay for the items but still wanted the cigarettes. The clerk refused and when the man left recorded the license plate. The suspect was identified and later located at a residence in Oceana County. The 38-year-old Florida man was also wanted on a warrant for driving on a suspended license in Fruitport. After being taken into custody by Oceana deputies he was turned over to Whitehall Police to be lodged at the Muskegon County jail on multiple charges.
• At 2:30 a.m., an arrest was made for criminal sexual conduct 1st degree at 4017 W. River Rd., Laketon Twp.
• At 10 a.m., an arrest was made for assault and battery at 2260 Dalson Rd., Dalton Twp.
• At 1:26 p.m., delinquent minors (under age 17) were reported at 6600 Kedzie Blvd., Lakewood Club.
• At 12:15 p.m., an arrest fro assault and battery was made at 4059 Maple Island Rd.
• At 10:45 p.m., an arrest was made for assault and battery at 7166 Progress Dr., Blue Lake Twp.
• At 8:18 p.m., nonaggravated assault was reported in the 7100 block of Progress Dr. Blue Lake Twp.
• At 9 a.m., an arrest was made for assault and battery at 1545 N. Roberts St.
• At 12:21 p.m., larceny was reported in the 1300 block of Holton Rd.
• At 2:10 p.m., a traffic crash occurred on Joslyn Rd. at Holton Rd.
• At 1:53 p.m., retail fraud-theft was reported in the 1800 block of Holton Rd.
At 6:54 p.m., an arrest for heroin possession was made at 610 Whitehall Rd.