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Posted on: February 9, 2024

Sheriff Notes February 9 2024


  • Uniform Response took a Break-in in Bangor Township from a residence that is a secondary residence for the victims. Numerous items were taken including deer mounts and two quads. The Green Honda Rubicon had an aftermarket rear basket, and the Green Artic Cat had an aftermarket Lift Forks added to it on the front for lifting logs, etc. Anyone with any information on this is asked to call our office.
  • Our Narcotic Unit has been working a suspect consistently in a local village for selling Meth. A search warrant was conducted on the residence this week, and more meth was found. The subject was lodged, and more charges are pending reference the long investigation and items found.
  • Our Criminal Investigation Division and Uniform Response assisted Allegan County Sheriff's Office execute a search warrant at a residence in Bloomingdale Township. There were over 30 stolen items recovered and other items in question seized. Thousands of dollars in tools were recovered and returned to the owners/victims. The 44-year-old Bloomingdale man and 40-year-old Bloomingdale woman will now be facing numerous felony charges for Receiving and Concealing Stolen Property on three separate Allegan County cases. They are now facing Possession of Meth and Felon in Possession of Ammunition in our county. Allegan County will be seeking additional charges as well after their investigation is completed.
  • Our Criminal Investigation Unit received a tip of a possible suspect and location of a stolen enclosed trailer from our county that was stolen in 2021. Detectives worked with Cass County Deputies in Cass County to go to the residence in Cass County to confirm it was there. The trailer was located as was the suspect. The victim was contacted with the results and is working with their insurance company for disposition. Charges are being sought for the incident at this time.
  • Our Narcotic Unit was able to locate the two individuals from an incident last week in which they about got ran over and a pursuit took place. The suspects were cooperative after taken into custody in which the Detectives executed a search warrant at a residence they were at after receiving information on their location. The 33-year-old Lawton male resident was lodged for Fleeing & Eluding, Possession of Meth, and Parole Absconder. The 35-year-old Mattawan female was lodged for a warrant out of Kalamazoo County for Dangerous Drugs-Possession. A third person was at the residence of the search warrant and had meth paraphernalia on his person as well as meth located in the residence. Charges were submitted on the individuals after the search warrant was completed.
  • Our Criminal Investigation Unit has been working a Criminal Sexual Assault case that began back in 2022. It involves a 16-year-old suspect with the victim a lot younger. The suspect left the state while the investigation was taking place. A warrant was issued for his arrest for Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Degree and Criminal Sexual Conduct 2nd Degree. It should be noted the suspect is being charged as an adult for numerous reasons. After hours and months of follow up, the suspect was located in Indiana. Through a long process, he was taken into custody and is lodged facing the above charges. 
  • For the month of January, Uniform Response handled 504 calls for service, and had 418 traffic stops. The overall calls for service for the months which includes Fire, EMS, Law Enforcement, Animal Control, Misc was 5,254.
  • Uniform Response was dispatched for a subject running in and out of traffic. They were able to locate the individual and after talking with him, it was discovered that he was having a mental breakdown. A mental health petition was done, and the individual is receiving the care he needed.
  • Our Victim Service Unit went out on 43 calls in 2023. They helped 250 individuals. The unit goes out on death notifications, suicides, house fires, unexpected deaths, etc. VSU is not only a huge help to our office, but other offices as well. They are a group of individuals that are trained for what they deal with, and more notably, they are volunteers which speaks volumes about them. They make a big impact on helping the people they serve in our community. Thank you VSU.
  • We will be sending two Corrections Officers to the academy starting next week. It is a four-week academy going over everything from law, defense tactic’s, procedures, liabilities, etc. It is required by statute that a Correction Officer must attend the four-week academy within a year of being hired.


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