Friday, November 21, 2014

Suttons Bay man arrested on GT County warrant

37 year-old Arturo Deleon, Jr. of Suttons Bay Township was arrested at the Leelanau County Courthouse Thursday by sheriff's deputies.  He was wanted by Grand Traverse County authorities on a misdemeanor bench warrant for Failure to Appear.

After being booked into the Leelanau jail, Deleon was picked up by Grand Traverse deputies.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Cedar woman arrested for domestic violence again

A 41 year-old Solon Township woman remains jailed after being arrested early Wednesday morning for Domestic Violence 3rd Offense.  A family member of the suspect called 911 shortly before 6:00am to report that the woman had just punched him in the head.

Leelanau County Sheriff's deputies arrived and found the suspect sitting on the couch with a beer in her hand and smoking a cigarette.  The victim said he put the remaining three beers in his bedroom shortly before being struck because he thought the suspect had had enough to drink.  He believes that was the reason he was hit. 

The victim said he stopped drinking and fell asleep approximately 4 hours earlier but the suspect continued to drink until deputies arrived and took a beer can out of her hand.

The man complained of a knot on the side of his head but it was not detectable by deputies.  He declined medical attention. 

The woman was convicted of assaulting the same family member in March of 2014 after severing off the tip of his finger after slamming a door on it.  Alcohol was a factor in that incident as well.

The suspect's blood alcohol level was over 4 times the legal limit for OWI when she was booked into the Leelanau County Jail at 7:00am.  Domestic Violence 3rd Offense carries a possible 5 year prison sentence.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

No crashes yesterday despite snowy conditions

Leelanau motorists must be getting back in the groove of winter driving as there were no crashes or vehicles in the ditch reported Tuesday.  The only thing of note on the police blotter were the 10 medical runs by area rescue squads.

More snow is predicted for the rest of the week with temperatures rising above freezing beginning Saturday.  Who knows if that thaw will have much effect if the snow keeps falling until then!