• At 9:30 a.m., in the 9000 block of Whitbeck Rd., a minor two-vehicle crash occurred during a yard sale. A pickup truck driven by a 75-year-old Montague man backed out of a drive a the yard sale and struck a vehicle parked on the road shoulder. The driver of that vehicle was also attending the yard sale. There were no injuries and minor damage to the vehicles. No citations were issued.
• A private property crash occurred in the 8700 block of Water Street at 4:05 p.m. A vehicle driven by a 27-year-old Montague woman ran into the rear passenger bumper of a parked vehicle. She was cited for driving with no license (never applied) and no insurance.
• A traffic stop for an improper plate led to the arrest of a Muskegon Township woman for possession of methamphetamines. An officer on patrol first observed the vehicle in the 200 block of Colby St. and that, although there was time to enter the roadway ahead of the patrol car, the car waited until it passed. After letting the car ahead the officer checked the plate and learned that it was not connected to any vehicle. The officer made contact with the driver in the 3000 block of Colby St. at 1:38 a.m. and spoke to the driver who admitted the plate was not valid and there was no insurance on the car and her license was suspended. During a consent search of the car, two small plastic baggies were found in a wallet. The 36-year-old driver said the wallet was hers and that the baggies contained methamphetamines. The suspect was lodged at the Muskegon County jail. A 35-year-old male passenger was found to be on probation and was not to have contact with the driver. A report was sent to probation for that violation.
• Whitehall Police responded to the 100 block of S. Baldwin St. on a report of a domestic dispute. The couple reported having relationship struggles lately and during an argument the man attempted to leave but the woman would not get out of his car. When the officer arrived at the 11:27 p.m. call the two had separated and the man left with no further action being taken.
• Officers were called twice to the 1100 block of Colby St. by a woman who said someone was outside her door, trying to get in. The officer spoke with the caller who said she believed that another woman was after her because the other woman’s boyfriend had kissed her the night before. When the officer spoke with the other woman, it was learned that was not the case. When responding the second time at 7:56 p.m. the woman again said someone was outside trying to get in and continued that someone was speaking through the walls to her. The officer spoke to her about her mental health and she declined assistance and would speak to her counselor later.
• A two car crash was reported at the intersection of White Lake Drive and Warner St. at 11:15 a.m. The investigation showed that a 42-year-old Fruitland Township woman was stopped, southbound on Warner, and was waiting to turn left onto eastbound White Lake Drive. That driver did not notice a vehicle that was westbound on White Lake Drive and pulled into its path, causing the crash. There were no injuries or citations issued.
• A resident of the 700 block of Division St. reported that his identity was used improperly. The victim said that he had recently checked his credit score and noted a non-payment issue involving Verizon. The victim reported that he never had a Verizon phone. During the investigation it appeared that someone had purchase three phones and a calling plan in his name and then never made a payment.
• Officers responded to an assault report at 1:21 p.m. in the 800 block of Benston Rd. A father was taking a video game system from his 15-year-old son as discipline. When he tried to remove the items the son punched his father in the face and started choking him. The 15-year-old claimed that his father had punched and choked him first. There were injuries to the father but the officer could not see any injuries to the 15-year-old. The case was sent to Probate Court for review.
• An officer arrested the driver of a vehicle that stopped for a flashing yellow light at 12:37 a.m. The officer on patrol made the stop in the 8000 block of Whitehall Rd. and contacted the 62-year-old driver. During the investigation it was learned that the plate on the vehicle was improper and that the Lakewood Club woman was wanted on a warrant for failing to pay an earlier citation. The woman was arrested on the warrant and cited for the plate violations. She was lodged at the Muskegon County jail.
• At 1:14 a.m. officers were called to a family dispute between a father and son. When officers arrived in the 800 block of Benston Rd. they learned the argument began when the 15-year-old had an uninvited friend over. During the argument the teen threw a bird feeder into the yard, broke Christmas ornaments and threw food in a chair. They agreed to remain separated for the remainder of the night and no further action was taken.
• A traffic stop for a headlight violation led to charges of operating while intoxicated against the driver. At 11:32 p.m. the officer stopped the car in the 200 block of E. Colby St. and during contact with the driver the officer noted signs of intoxication. After having the 29-year-old perform sobriety tests he was taken into custody and transported to the Muskegon County jail. There a breath test showed a .20% BAC. The Muskegon Township man was lodged at the jail.
• Whitehall Police responded to a car vs. bicycle crash in the 300 block of Lake St. The crash happened at 3:20 p.m. when a northbound car on Lake St. was struck by the cycle. The 12-year-old cyclist reported that he was coming down Sophia St. and was unable to stop at the Lake St. stop sign, running into the side of the car. The car was driven by a 39-year-old woman. Both were residents of Blue Lake Township. There were no injuries and the cyclist was returned home by police.
• At 1:34 a.m. police were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 1200 block of Colby St. Officers spoke with the man who reported that his wife came home drunk and they began to argue about multiple affairs she had with other men. During the argument she left wearing nothing but a standard t-shirt and went into the nearby apartment of two men. There was no assault reported at the time and the woman returned to the apartment with the man saying he would sleep on the couch. Police were called back a short time later as the woman alleged that she was pushed out of bed. The man reported she fell when he was taking a blanket off the bed. No further action was taken.
• Whitehall Police are investigating a suspicious phone call made to the high school at 8:33 in the morning. A call was received at the school office from a person claiming to be a deputy and that there had been a specific threat against a specific student. The school officer was on scene and the student was located and made safe. In following up on the call it was found that the purported deputy was not on duty and the call was a prank. The incident remains under investigation.
• A driver with a BAC more than three times the legal limit was arrested after stopping at an intersection where there was no stop sign. An officer on patrol observed the truck at 2:04 a.m. and his attention was drawn because it was going very slow. The truck was later stopped in the 100 block of E. Muskegon Ave. and during contact with the driver the officer noted signs of intoxication. When asked if he had been drinking the 37-year-old driver said, “A little.” When asked to describe “a little” the Whitehall man said, “A pint of vodka.” After failing sobriety tests the suspect was arrested and taken to the Muskegon County jail where he was given a breath test and lodged for OWI – High BAC.
• Police were responded with ambulance personnel to the 1000 block of Colby St. where a man was complaining of chest pain. The patient was recognized as a resident of a group home but during his examination it was found that there was no medical condition. The man then changed his story and said he was suicidal because of broken relationship. The person was eventually transported to Hackley Hospital for evaluation.
• At 12:05 p.m., a traffic crash occurred on Holton Rd. at the southbound entrance ramp to US-31.
• At 11:42 a.m., a traffic crash occurred on southbound US-31 at Mile Marker 117 at the Muskegon River flats.
• At 10:29 a.m., a liquor violation was reported in the 1500 block of N. Roberts Rd.
• At 7:07 p.m., a traffic crash occurred on W. Giles Rd. at Whitehall Rd.
• At 10:45 p.m., retail fraud was reported in the 1800 block of Holton Rd.
• At 1:30 p.m., a traffic crash-serious injury occurred on the tri-level at US-31.
• At 3:08 p.m., a traffic crash occurred on Holton Rd. at Hilt Rd., Dalton Twp.
• At 7:42 a.m., a traffic crash occurred on Holton Rd. at Dalson Rd., Dalton Twp.
• At 5:39 a.m., a traffic crash occurred in the 1600 block of Fogg Lake Rd., Blue Lake Twp.
• At 1:37 a.m.,. a car-deer crash occurred on Whitehall Rd. at Riley Thompson Rd., Fruitland Twp.
• At 12:35 p.m., a traffic crash occurred on Holton Rd., at the US.-31 northbound exit ramp and the northbound exit ramp.
• At 2 a.m., an arrest was made for assault and battery at Holton Rd. and Michillinda Rd., Dalton Twp.