Thursday, July 24, 2014

Felonious Assault

The Leelanau County Sheriff's office arrested a suspect after a domestic disturbance  in Leland Township.,

On Thursday, 7/24/14, at approximately 0014hrs, deputies responded to a residence in the 5700blk of Lingaur Road on a report of a male suspect threatening others with a knife.  Multiple 911 calls were received from the residence.  Upon arrival a 43yr old male suspect was contacted in the driveway and detained.  Inside the residence a 39yr old female victim was located that was suffering from a cut on her hand.  Witnesses inside the residence stated that the suspect who was intoxicated, became involved in an argument with his girlfriend.  A witness observed the suspect to be holding a knife and yelling threats at his girlfriend.  When the witness confronted the suspect, the suspect allegedly lunged at the witness with the knife yelling threats.

The suspect, a 43 yr old male from Lake Leelanau, was arrested on two counts of felonious assault and two outstanding bench warrants for contempt of court out of the 86th District Court.  He was transported and lodged in the Leelanau County Jail.  The female victim, a 39yr old from Benzonia, declined medical attention for a cut on her hand.

Felony Suspect Arrested

The Leelanau County Sheriff's Office arrested a suspect related to two prior incidents on South Shore Drive in Suttons Bay Township.

On 5/6/14, just after midnight, a resident on South Shore Drive woke up to noise in his kitchen. Upon checking into the noise the resident surprised a male intruder that had entered his home.  The suspect immediately fled out of the residence and the home owner contacted 911.  That night the suspect was not located but evidence of the crime was collected and an investigation was conducted.

On 7/16/14, at 0051hrs, a home owner on South Shore Drive heard a subject attempting to gain entry into her home through a sliding glass door.  She contacted 911 and a Sheriff's Office Sergeant contacted a male suspect in the area.  During this encounter the suspect pushed the Sergeant to the ground and fled on foot.  That night the suspect was not located but evidence was recovered and further investigation was conducted.

The Sheriff's Office placed information on these crimes on social media and the Sheriff's Office blog. Members of the public called in to give valuable information reference the suspect.  The suspect was identified and found to be staying at a residence in Benzie County.  Detectives located the suspect and took him into custody.

The suspect, a 25yr old man currently residing in Benzie County, was lodged on a charge of attempted home invasion and assaulting/resisting/obstructing law enforcement.  He will be arraigned on these charges Friday, 7/25/14.  Additional charges are being considered at this time.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Car/Bicycle Personal Injury Accident

The Leelanau County Sheriff's Office responded to a car/bicycle accident which left a young man bumped and scraped up but not seriously injured.

Deputies and emergency medical personnel responded to a car/bicycle accident on South Lake Shore Drive approximately 1/2 mile south of M204.  Upon arrival they found an injured 12yr old male that had been struck while riding his bicycle.  The investigation showed that a 2008 Ford pick up was southbound being driven by a 50 yr old man from Dearborn Michigan.  The bicyclist was also southbound riding on the shoulder area.  The bicyclist, not seeing the on coming pick up, turned left entering the roadway.  The pick up struck the bicyclist causing the him to go down on the pavement.

The 12 yr old bicyclist, who was from Suttons Bay, was transported to Munson Hospital by Leland Township rescue.  He was being treated for non-life threatening injuries.  The driver of the pick up truck was not injured and determined not to be at fault for the accident.