Friday, April 17, 2015

Tribal Police nab Northport man on bench warrant

Grand Traverse Band Tribal Police arrested Marvin C Clifford, Jr Thursday at a home in Peshawbestown.  Clifford, 36, of Northport, was wanted for unpaid child support. 

Clifford remains jailed until $6,363 bond is posted.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Motorists report daytime drunk driver

Calls to Leelanau 911 by motorists proved to be accurate regarding a potential drunk driver Wednesday.  Dispatch was contacted at 2:42pm about a vehicle on E Duck Lake Road in Leland Township which had run two vehicles off of the road.

Luckily Leelanau County Sheriff's deputies were in the area and were able to locate the suspect west of Lake Leelanau.  Erratic driving was observed and a traffic stop was made.  The 72 year-old Leland man shows signs of intoxication and failed all field sobriety tasks given.  He was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated.

The suspect posted $100 interim bond after his blood alcohol content dissipated under the legal limit for OWI.  He will appear in District Court next week.

Fire danger still high

Two more grass fires were reported Wednesday in Leelanau County.  Although they weren't severe, it is another reminder of the potential for property damage or loss of life in the future.

One brush fire occurred in Glen Lake Township at 12:46pm and was extinguished by Glen Lake Fire Department.  The second was in Kasson Township and was put out by Cedar/Solon Fire Department.  No structures were involved in either incident.

Although a light rain is falling in the Suttons Bay area this morning, a County-wide burning ban is still in effect by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Residents reminded of spring fire danger

Leelanau County residents are reminded of the present danger of brush fires in the County.  A huge fire that spread over multiple acres in Elmwood Township Sunday was one of the largest and most challenging to contain in recent memory.  Several other grass fires have been reported throughout the County since then and a pole barn fire in Kasson Township yesterday spread towards other residences once the flames hit the dry ground.

There is currently a burning ban in place as decided by the Michigan DNR.  Click on this link to find out more information about burn permits and whether a ban is in place for Leelanau County.