Friday, April 24, 2015

Cedar man arrested after family fight

A 19 year-old Centerville Township man was arrested by Leelanau County Sheriff's deputies Thursday evening after being involved in fight with his parents.  Law enforcement was summoned at 11:46pm for the report of an intoxicated man who had broken things in his bedroom, gotten into an argument with his mother and father and unplugged the phone when the father said he was going to call the police.

The suspect later obtained a kitchen knife and put it to his throat.  His parents pleas to put the knife down were unsuccessful and the man waved the knife at his parents.  The father was able to wrestle the knife away and both parents wrestled the suspect to the ground and held him there until police arrived.

No one was injured in the fray.  The suspect was arrested and charged with Felonious Assault, Domestic Violence and Willfully Disconnecting a 911 Call.  He remains in the Leelanau County jail pending a bond being set.


Suttons Bay man arrested on GT warrant

The Leelanau County Sheriff's deputy assigned to Suttons Bay village arrested a 17 year-old village resident on a Grand Traverse County warrant Thursday.  The warrant was for Malicious Destruction of a Building over $200.

After being booked into the jail, the suspect was released after posting $100 interim bond and will appear in Grand Traverse County court at a later date.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Traffic Stop Results in Arrest

On Wednesday, 4/22/2015, at 1952hrs, a deputy on patrol made a traffic stop on M72 near Bugai Road for a speeding violation.  Identification was obtained from both the driver and the passenger.  Upon running a routine check on both individuals it was determined the passenger was wanted on five outstanding warrants out of Grand Traverse County.  The passenger was arrested without incident.

The passenger was a identified a 41 yr old man from Traverse City.  He was wanted on five criminal bench warrants.  Three were for failure to pay fines and costs on  traffic convictions and one was for failure to pay fines and costs on a delivery of Marijuana conviction.  He also had a bench warrant for failure to appear on an aggravated domestic assault charge.  He was turned over to Grand Traverse County authorities.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Emergency personnel locate missing teens

Two 16 year-old boys reported missing at 10:29pm were located at 3:30am safe and sound.  The parents of the boys called dispatch to report that the two teens had gone out hiking behind one of the family's home on Woodside Court in Bingham Township around 5:00pm.

When the parents didn't hear from the boys, they made contact by cell phone and the boys said they had gotten turned around in the thick, swampy area between Woodside Court and Lake Leelanau but believed they could make it out.  Further calls to the boys went directly to voicemail as their phone batteries had died.

Four Leelanau County Sheriff's deputies and K-9 Nico responded and were unable to locate the pair.  Suttons Bay Fire and Rescue joined the search, as did 2 Michigan State Troopers.  Northport Fire Department launched their rescue boat and patrolled the shoreline of Lake Leelanau in the area near where the boys were believed to be.

A search line was set up at the end of Donner Road near the lake and as the line proceeded, voices were heard in thick vegetation north of the searchers.  The two missing teens had hunkered down in thick cover and were located there.  Temperatures were in the low to mid 30's during the time of the search.

Suttons Bay EMS evaluated the two who were medically fine, albeit cold and hungry.  They were then returned to their grateful parents. 


      Justice Weaver dies at home

Justice Elizabeth "Betty" Weaver died at her Glen Arbor home Tuesday evening  


Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Weaver was born and reared in New Orleans, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Newcomb College, and top ten in her law class at Tulane University Law School, Order of the Coif, and Honor Graduate.
She moved to Michigan, already a lawyer, and began a second career as the dean of girls and French teacher at the private Leelanau School and subsequently as a public school first grade teacher in the Glen Lake Community School, both in the Leelanau Peninsula.

Weaver was first elected in 1974 as the Leelanau County’s probate/juvenile trial judge, a part-time position. She excelled enough to attract national attention (appearing on Good Morning America and in People magazine) for her innovative methods in dealing with recalcitrant youth. She also was a tireless worker for court reform at the trial-court level. She was re-elected twice more to that position.
In 1986 she ran for and was elected to the Michigan Court of Appeals. She was re-elected in 1992. She ran for the Michigan Supreme Court in 1994, was re-elected in 2002, and sat on that court until she resigned in August of 2010. She served as chief justice from 1999 to 2001.

In all, she ran for office seven times and was elected each time. As she put it: “Always elected; never appointed.”

Known throughout her judicial career as an advocate for young people, Justice Weaver had worked on a number of statewide committees and commissions that emphasize the needs of children. She was the longest-serving member of the Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice. In that capacity she has influenced statewide policies regarding the fair treatment of young offenders.

Hailed for her tough, compassionate, and common-sense approach to sentencing, Justice Weaver made a difference for countless Michigan children as she helped them turn their lives around. As the chairperson of the Governor's Task Force on Children's Justice, she helped develop child abuse investigative and forensic interviewing protocols for abused children. She supported the development of the state's Child Death Review program, which has become the nation's premier CDR program.