Friday, October 24, 2014

Suttons Bay woman hurt in crash

A 63 year-old woman was transported to Munson Medical Center after her car left the roadway and hit a tree Thursday.  The crash occurred at 12:01pm on S West Bay Shore Drive in Elmwood Township.  Leelanau Dispatch received a call from a motorist that the vehicle was being driven erratically, crossing the center line and fog lines for miles before finally crashing. 

Thankfully no oncoming traffic was present when Christine J. Huys crossed the centerline and struck a tree.  She was transported to Munson Medical Center by Northflight Rescue.  A search warrant was obtained by Leelanau County Sheriff's deputies and was executed for a blood sample from Huys due to signs of intoxication.  Drugs are believed to be a factor in the crash.

Huys was convicted of Operating with Presence of Drugs after a similar crash on S West Bay Shore in Suttons Bay Township in 2012.  Witnesses reported that her vehicle was swerving all over the road, running other vehicles off the road, before it eventually left the roadway and came to rest against some trees. 

Investigators from the Leelanau County Sheriff's Office determined that Huys appeared to be under the influence of drugs and obtained a search warrant for a blood sample.  The results showed the presence of prescription drugs.


Suttons Bay Township man Tasered then arrested 

Leelanau 911 received several calls from both a husband and wife in Suttons Bay Township around midnight last evening.  A physical assault was reported by the woman.

Leelanau County Sheriff's deputies responded and spoke to both parties.  The 43 year-old man appeared intoxicated and had mood swings from calm to being enraged while prior to investigators arrival.

As deputies tried to interview the man on an outside deck, he began to walk away.  He was told to stop and refused to comply with the officer's commands.  He was told that he was under arrest but continued to walk away.  As deputies laid hands on him to place him under arrest, the man knocked the deputy's hands away and raised his fists in a fighting stance. 

The deputy drew his Taser and the suspect began to run away and tried to get into the driver's side of his vehicle.  The Taser was activated, struck its mark and the man was taken into custody without further resistance.

The suspect is being held in the Leelanau County jail on charges of Domestic Violence, Resisting and Obstructing a Police Officer and Interfering with an Electronic Device.


Maple City man arrested for false police report

A 51 year-old Kasson Township man was arrested at his home Thursday morning by Leelanau County Sheriff's deputies on a Grand Traverse County warrant for Intentional False Report of Child Abuse.  He was transported to the Leelanau County jail where he was booked and released after posting bond on the charge.


Shomin arrested in Manistee County on bench warrant

Rudy Shomin, 22, was arrested in Manistee County yesterday and transported to the Leelanau County jail.  He was wanted on a Circuit Court probation violation bench warrant for failing to pay fines and costs stemming from a previous plea to Breaking and Entering.

Shomin is being held on a $2,296 bond, the amount of his unpaid fines and costs.





Thursday, October 23, 2014

Assault and Battery reports results in arrest for DWLS

Leelanau County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of an assault which occurred on S Lee Point Road in Bingham Township Wednesday morning.  The caller told dispatchers that he had been assaulted and the suspect had driven off in a motor home.

An officer in the southeast portion of the county located the motor home on S West Bay Shore Drive in Elmwood Township and confirmed with the driver that he had just come from Lee Point Road.  He denied being involved in a fight.

A records check of the motor home driver showed that he did not have a valid license and he was arrested and the vehicle towed from the scene.  The original caller was interviewed and told deputies that there was never an assault and that it was only a verbal argument.

The 55 year-old Traverse City man that was arrested for Driving While License Suspended was released to Grand Traverse County authorities on their charges after posting interim bond at the Leelanau County jail.  He will be scheduled to appear on the driving charge at a later date in District Court.  No assault charges will be sought. 

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.