Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Suttons Bay Township man arrested for PPO violation

A 42 year-old Suttons Bay man was arrested by Leelanau County Sheriff's deputies Tuesday afternoon for violating a Personal Protection Order which was served on him. 

The man is accused of going to the residence of the protected party numerous times and assaulting the person there on September 20th.  He is also accused of following the person to their place of employment in violation of the order and having phone and text message contacts.

The suspect remains jailed pending bond being set by the magistrate.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Suicidal man saved by law enforcement and EMS

A 24 year-old Macomb County man is in Munson Medical Center after attempting to take his life Monday night.  Leelanau Dispatch received a request for assistance from a Macomb County police agency at 9:09pm.  Information was that the man was headed to Leelanau County to end his life.

Information provided by Macomb County indicated that the man was in the Empire Township area.  Leelanau County Sheriff's officers were sent to the area and at 9:13pm. the victim called 911 himself and was spoke with Leelanau Dispatch.  He told the dispatcher that he was going to hang himself at the Empire Beach.

Deputies responded within minutes and located the man hanging from a tree at the end of Niagara Street.  The officer wasn't able to reach up high enough to cut the victim down but was able to lift him up to take the pressure of the rope off of the man's neck until Glen Lake EMS responded.  EMS workers cut the victim down and transported him to Munson Medical Center.  Family members believe the man will make a full recovery.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Woman arrested in Chippewa County on bench warrant

Leelanau County Corrections officers traveled to Chippewa County Friday to pick up Brandy J Smith, 35, of Traverse City.  She was arrested there on a Leelanau County bench warrant for allegedly violating her probation on an Operating While Intoxicated with a BAC>.17 conviction.  She is accused of consuming alcohol in violation of the terms of her probation.

Smith remains jailed pending a District Court hearing on the probation violation.


Elmwood Township woman jailed, probation revoked

33 year-old Dana D Nielsen was sentenced to 14 days in jail Friday after pleading guilty to a probation violation.  She was convicted earlier to Operating While Intoxicated after she was arrested for driving her child to school while legally intoxicated.

Nielsen also had her probation revoked as unsuccessful and will not be under supervision upon release from jail.