Friday, October 31, 2014

2 car crash sends TC woman to hospital

An 86 year old driver was taken to Munson Medical Center for injuries sustained in an Elmwood Township crash Thursday.  Dorothy M. Jones was driving east on E Fouch Road at 10:54am when she disregarded a stop sign at S Lake Leelanau Drive.  A northbound vehicle driven by Jeffrey N. Heidel, 62, of Empire, was unable to avoid a collision.

Heidel sustained possible injuries but refused medical treatment.  Jones was taken to Munson by Elmwood Township EMS.  She was also cited for Disregarding a Traffic Control Device.

Reminder to be safe on Halloween

Parents, trick or treaters and motorists are all reminded to use extra care and caution tonight during Halloween activities.  There will be many little goblins walking the sidewalks and streets and cars stopping and starting, often without notice.  All motorists are encouraged to slow down in areas where trick or treating is occurring.

For many more Halloween safety tips click here and have a safe and warm Halloween!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

 Election laws for upcoming November 4 election

With the election happening next Tuesday, we thought it would be helpful to offer election law offenses for the review of all concerned.  For a list of State and Federal Election Day offenses click here.  For specific statute language of the offenses listed previously, click here.

Mark November 4 on your calendar and exercise your civic duty to vote.  It is what makes the United States of America the greatest county in the world!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Traverse City man still dealing with 2005 case

A suspect convicted of being a Minor in Possession and Resisting and Opposing Police in 2005 when he was 18 years old was arrested yesterday in Crawford County.  Eric G Edwards, now 27, was arrested on a bench warrant for failing to appear for a collection hearing in March 2014.

Edwards was 18 years old when Leelanau County Sheriff's deputies were called to the report of a loud party in Elmwood Township in May, 2005.  Edwards was located hiding behind fallen trees behind the home.  He was intoxicated, verbally abusive and attempted to swing at the deputies while being interviewed.

He was arrested and convicted of Resisting and Opposing Police.  He was later arrested on a bench warrant in 2010 for failing to pay fines and costs on the case.  The judge gave him the option to pay $500 by December 10, 2010 and have the case closed, or a bench warrant would be issued for his arrest.

Edwards chose not to pay the $500 as offered and is now being held in the Leelanau County jail on $1,667 bond, the new amount owed to the court.