Weekly Dispatch Blotter Highlights: Issue #76 English Pointer on caller’s property harassing chickens
Living those crazy times in Northern Michigan.
These are the highlights.
These are all real calls.
(Ed. All spelling errors and grammatical mistakes left in place.)
Wednesday, March 16
7:54 a.m. — Suttons Bay Township — Deputy checking on someone with their head down in the vehicle. (Just waiting for his job.)
2:32 p.m. — Kasson Township — Patient needs assistance getting out of the house and into a Munson transport vehicle.
5:20 p.m. — Leelanau Township — Caller’s Great Pyrenees dog got loose and may be on neighbor’s property which she can’t access.
Thursday, March 17
4:37 a.m. — Elmwood Township — Caller reports that this prowler is “up to his old ways again.” Caller has video of vehicle pulling in and then covering his plate to avoid being identified. Caller doesn’t want a response. Only wants complaint on the record.
9:29 p.m. — Leelanau Township — Caller just bought lot next door and is experiencing issues with man who used to live in the house (not the previous owner.) He has received threatening emails and voicemails.
Friday, March 18
10:04 a.m. — Leland Township — Welfare check. Individual has a history of substance abuse and hasn’t attended programs. (Contact made. He is fine. Had some medical issues at home.)
11:07 a.m. — Solon Township — Someone stole caller’s identification and used her credit cards.
3:42 p.m. — Suttons Bay Township — Caller noticed a person going through a recently burned-out construction trailer. Thought it was suspicious. (Subject is a private fire investigator working for the insurance company.)
Saturday, March 19
8:57 p.m. — Leelanau Township — Caller sees a light on in upstairs bedroom. Earlier saw a man coming in and out of the house. Saw him months ago around the backyard and the caller called out to him. He acted odd and left. (Contact made. Woman currently in Traverse City. She has been working on the house during the day. The male is her husband.)
11:32 p.m. — Suttons Bay Township — Highly intoxicated person just left establishment. Left going toward Northport. Was belligerent when asked not to drive.
Sunday, March 20
Monday, March 21
9:26 a.m. — Cleveland Township — Chickens at large.
9:32 a.m. — Suttons Bay Township — English Pointer on caller’s property harassing chickens.
6:15 p.m. — Elmwood Township — Someone tried to break into the shed on property behind art studio.
Wednesday, March 30
5:01 p.m. — Leelanau Township — Subject is threatening to burn the house down.
Thursday, March 31
7:27 p.m. — Leelanau Township — Caller hasn’t heard from her husband in two days. Has called both his work and personal cell. (Contact made by law enforcement. Everything is OK. He will contact his wife.)
9:37 p.m. — Suttons Bay Township — Suspicious individuals, possibly drunk and taking videos for YouTube.
Friday, April 1
5:34 p.m. — Bingham Township — Caller found border collie mix on the side of the road. Sounds like owner is abusive. She needs to be seen by a vet. (Dog is perfectly healthy per law enforcement.)
Saturday, April 2
12:46 p.m. — Centerville Township — Dogs charged Park Service staff. Dogs brought under control. Now on leash by owner. Even on leash, the dogs are uncontrollable.
1:35 p.m. — Leelanau Township — Threatening phone calls from male on internet in Grand Blanc.
Sunday, April 3
12:51 p.m. — Leland Township — Suspicious incident.
Monday, April 4
11:21 p.m. — Leland Township — Neighbors across the street are renovating the house. Caller asked them to quiet down and they told her to get off their property, Caller doesn’t need a response now. Just would like it logged.
Wednesday, April 6
1:55 p.m. — Suttons Bay Township — Two men walking around the government center taking video inside the public areas of the courthouse. Posed no physical threat nor making any verbal threats. (Received a call stating that the county passed its First Amendment audit and did better than other counties.)
Thursday, April 7
4:50 p.m. — Suttons Bay Township — Miscellaneous juvenile activity.
Friday, April 8
2 p.m. — Suttons Bay Township — Neighbor’s dog is on caller’s property. No response needed. He will address it with his neighbor.
4:01 p.m. — Centerville Township — Four-door, black Jeep Wrangler with black tire on the side passed a school bus that had the red flashers and stop sign out while a child was getting off the bus.
12:08 p.m. —Suttons Bay Township — Four people showed up at caller’s residence last night. He does not know who they are but he wanted them to leave (Per Tribal Police, dementia issue).
3:38 p.m. — Solon Township — Male was peeing on the side of the building, When he saw that the employee was calling the police, he left with his friend in a brown SUV.
11:42 p.m. — Elmwood Township — Loud party going on at house on Cherry Bend between Lincoln and Orchard Creek. (Deputies made contact. Turned the music down.)
Saturday, April 9
7:53 a.m. — Suttons Bay Township — Caller had purse and laptop stolen.
3:13 p.m. — Leland Township — Two vehicles parked on the side of the drive and people trespassing on caller’s property to get to the beach.
4:39 p.m. — Elmwood Township — Subject was released from Grand Rapids facility today. She is there to pick up her children. There is nothing prohibiting her from taking the children and caller is not stopping her from taking them.
Monday, April 11
7:12 a.m. — Solon Township — Upheaval of road. Seam is giving way to spring heave.
9:36 p.m. — Leelanau Township — Dog across the street will not stop barking. Caller does not need to be seen. (Law enforcement in the area. Nothing heard.)