Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Empire Township man arrested for domestic violence

Leelanau County Sheriff's deputies responded to the report of domestic violence at an Empire Township home at 1:23 this morning.  In speaking to the man and woman that lived in the home, they had been arguing and items in the house were broken as the result.  Both accused the other of doing the damage.

The woman said that she was physically assaulted by the 37 year-old man and investigation by the deputies confirmed that an assault had occurred.  He was arrested for Domestic Violence and is being held in the Leelanau County jail until he is seen by the magistrate.  Both parties had been drinking prior to the incident.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Summer is far from over but things are slowing down

Another quiet past 24 hours in the County.  Leelanau County Sheriff's deputies assisted 3 citizens, investigated 2 vehicles that made their way into the ditch, made 8 traffic stop and investigated 6 suspicious incidents/persons.  They did 2 VIN inspections, took 2 lost wallets and 1 found wallet reports (not related), investigated a single car crash with no injuries and the report of two little girls who had a lemonade stand that a citizen thought was too close to the road and was a hazard.  All's well in the County!

Monday, August 18, 2014

A busy summer weekend but nothing serious of note

A 34 year-old Clinton Township man was injured when he lost control of his motorcycle Saturday night.  Gerald L. Alexander was southbound on S Lakeshore Drive near Rice Road in Centerville Township at 11:58pm when he lost control and left the roadway.  Alexander refused transport by Cedar/Solon Rescue and sought his own treatment for an ankle injury sustained in the crash.

Speed was the cause of the crash and although the driver had been drinking earlier in the evening, it was not believed to be a cause in the crash.  No citation was issued.


Leelanau deputies stayed busy with a multitude of calls for service over the weekend.  There were 3 missing persons complaints that were resolved quickly, 6 lost or found property complaints, 3 larcenies, 6 animal-related calls and 3 marine division calls.  Deputies conducted 31 traffic stops, responded to 15 traffic crashes without injuries or reports of traffic violations, 8 suspicious persons or vehicle calls and 3 internet scam reports. 

Area fire departments were busy as well, responding to 26 medical calls for service.