• At 9:04 a.m., a natural death was reported at Trailway Campground, 4540 Dowling St. Larry Robert Jacobson, age 74, whose address was listed as the campground in the police report, was found dead in his trailer. Police said Jacobson hadn’t been seen in a couple of days which led to checking on his well being. A Medical Examiner was called, and found no sign of foul play.
• At 10 a.m., a report of bad checks was reported at Montague Foods, 8718 Water St. A subject wrote two insufficient funds checks. The case is under investigation.
• A call for a motorist assist evolved to a traffic crash and an OWI. At 10:29 p.m. Whitehall Police were called to the trestle underpass on Lake St. for a motorist assist. When arriving, the officer found a truck had struck the bridge structure and the front wheel was dislodged. A short time later the driver arrived and claimed she was trying to avoid another vehicle going through the underpass at the time. While speaking with the 37-year-old woman the officer noted the odor of intoxicants and questioned the driver. The Whitehall resident said that she had only two drinks. The suspect was asked to perform sobriety tests and was arrested based on those results. The driver was taken to the Muskegon County jail where a breath test was given showing results of .16% BAC. The suspect was lodged at the jail.
• A resident of Alice St. reported that he was the victim of a $2,000.00 fraud. According to the victim he received a call from an 800 number and was told that his computer had been hacked. He was instructed to get four, $500.00 Wal-Mart gift cards and provide the numbers so his computer could be corrected. After turning over the gift card info the man realized he had been defrauded.
• The driver and passenger of a car were both arrested for possession of drugs during a stop for speeding at 2:23 a.m. An officer was observing traffic on Colby St. in the 500 block when the car passed and while attempting to catch up the officer noted the vehicle drifted in its lane. During the stop the officer questioned the driver about drug use or possession and the 20-year-old Allen Park man admitted to having “ecstasy” and surrendered it to the officer. The 20-year-old passenger, a Dearborn Heights woman, was also questioned and she also admitted to having ecstasy and gave it to the officer. The man also admitted to hiding other drugs in a coffee cup and they were also confiscated. Both were lodged at the Muskegon County jail and later charged by the Muskegon County Prosecutor with felonies.
• At 9:17 p.m. police were called to the 1200 block of Timberview for a domestic dispute. The officer responding found that 33-year-old woman had walked to the house from a distance thinking she would catch her 36-year-old boyfriend with another woman. They were arguing about their relationship but when the officer arrived the woman left on foot. The woman was later located about a mile away and decided to work it out with the boyfriend. No further action was taken.
• A Shelby man was arrested on a Michigan State Police warrant for a concealed weapons violation during a 9:02 p.m. traffic stop. The officer on patrol stopped the car for a loud exhaust in the 700 block of Colby St. and a check of the 20-year-old passenger showed the warrant. He was taken into custody without incident and lodged at the Muskegon County jail.
• Whitehall Police responded to a suspicious person call in the 400 block of Alice St. The officer responding to the 5:05 p.m. call located a man from Austin, TX sleeping in his vehicle. The 22-year-old said that he needed to get away from the Electric Forest for a while because of the heat and he was getting some rest. When questioned about drug use before he drove from the scene the man replied, “No, but tonight is a different story.” He was released and no further action was taken.
• A clerk of a business in the 1000 block of Colby St. called police after noticing people across the street taking photos and videos of the business. The officer spoke to two men from Hamtramick who said they were interested in buying the business. The 4:21 p.m. call was not the first time people approached a clerk about buying the business. The officer explained that they would have to contact the corporation if they were interested in the purchase.
• A woman from the Upper Peninsula was taken to the hospital after approaching an officer at 2:24 a.m., asking for directions to the hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. The officer was observing traffic on Thompson St. at Lake St. when the 57-year-old pulled next to the officer. She explained that she had a medical problem and was not feeling well and was wearing a night gown and hospital socks. Contact was made with a friend who said that she should have been in Indiana visiting her mother. The victim was transported to Mercy Health Hackley Campus by ProMed Ambulance.
• At 11:59 p.m. an officer in the 1000 block of Colby St. observed suspicious activity. He noticed an older man run across Colby St and return a short time later running with a young woman who had limited clothing and no shoes. The officer made a traffic stop on the car and was told that the woman from Bradenton, FL. had been kicked out of Electric Forest and had no place to stay. The man said he was called by the woman’s boyfriend who was in Missouri. He also said that he had to leave work to get the woman.The officer noticed the 25-year-old slurred her words and seemed confused but claimed that she had not used drugs. After noting signs of drug use the officer called ProMed Ambulance who transported the victim to the hospital for observation.
• A man reported that he was tricked into buying gift cards and lost $200.00 to a scam. At 4:18 p.m. the resident of Lewis St. came to Whitehall Police to report the incident. The victim said that he received an e-mail from a person claiming to be his neighbor and using her information. The e-mail said that the neighbor had forgotten to get a gift for a family member and asked that he go get gift cards and send photos of them for the gift. He suspected he had been scammed when another e-mail asked for more cards and confirmed it when he went to his neighbor and found her home. She reported that her phone had been hacked prior and likely how the suspect got the information.
• A Baldwin St. resident accused her father of stealing after a family dispute. The woman first called at 6:01 a.m. from the 200 block of Colby St. She reported that the license plate had been taken from her vehicle. After taking that report the officer was called to the 100 block of S. Baldwin St. at 7:07 a.m. for another theft. This time the victim reported her father had stolen her dog. While the officer was still taking the report the father arrived with the dog in the car. The investigation led to the discovery that this was a civil dispute between the two and no further action was taken.
• A power drill was reported stolen from the 1000 block of E. Colby St. The caller said that the drill was first noticed missing a couple weeks ago but after seeing a recent report about the recovery of a stolen leaf blower the victim called. He believed the same suspect had taken his drill and had worked with him in the area. The victim also reported that he believed that his stolen drill was listed for sale on Facebook. The case remains under investigation.
• At 8:18 p.m. officers were called to a family dispute in the 800 block of Lewis St. During the investigation officers learned that the mother of a 15-year-old girl became upset with the child for leaving the house where they live in Muskegon Township. The mother threatened to take the girl to her father’s house on Lewis St. and did so but became more upset when the girl wanted to stay and would not come home with her. Officers mediated and the girl remained with her father for the evening.
• At 12:30 p.m., a traffic crash occurred on southbound US-31 at Holton Rd.
• At 5:19 p.m., a traffic crash occurred on E. River Rd. at Jaric Rd.