Friday, April 18, 2014

Leland man arrested for OWI

Leelanau County Sheriff's Officers arrested a 62 year-old Leland man for Operating While Intoxicated Thursday.  The suspect vehicle swerved onto the dirt shoulder while driving north on S Cedar Road near Cate Road in Solon Township at 8:18 pm.  A stop was made and the lone occupant showed signs of intoxication.  He was asked to perform field sobriety tasks and was then arrested.

The suspect posted $100 interim bond later in the evening and was released pending a District Court appearance next week.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

K-9 Nico, Clearing the Record

Last Monday the Record Eagle ran a news article which was very  nicely written about our new Police K9 "Nico". Within the article it mentioned that "Nico" is the first police dog the Leelanau County Sheriff's Office has had. Actually, prior to the late 1970's, the Sheriff's Office had three police dogs that worked with various deputies, the last being teamed with Deputy Ed Eckerle.  Before that, Deputy George Bumgardner and Deputy Bob Russell had dogs.  This information was brought to our attention after the news article was published.

Our current K9 "Nico" is the first European bred and trained K9 owned by the County that we know of.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Return of winter weather makes morning driving tricky

More snow and slippery roads make the morning commute a challenge for County drivers.  3 crashes were reported in a 15 minute period in Elmwood Township.  Winter roads were a factor in a single car roll-over and two 2 car crashes.  No injuries were reported and no tickets issued.

Parolee arrested on bench warrant

Grand Traverse Band Tribal Police arrested Kitchi K. Shomin Tuesday on a 13th Circuit Court bench warrant.  Shomin, 28, of Traverse City, failed to appear at a show cause hearing involving unpaid fines and costs resulting from an Unarmed Robbery conviction.

A $1,250 bond was set aside and Shomin was released after a payment plan was agreed to by Circuit Court.