Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Car/Bicycle Personal Injury Accident

The Leelanau County Sheriff's Office responded to a car/bicycle accident which left a young man bumped and scraped up but not seriously injured.

Deputies and emergency medical personnel responded to a car/bicycle accident on South Lake Shore Drive approximately 1/2 mile south of M204.  Upon arrival they found an injured 12yr old male that had been struck while riding his bicycle.  The investigation showed that a 2008 Ford pick up was southbound being driven by a 50 yr old man from Dearborn Michigan.  The bicyclist was also southbound riding on the shoulder area.  The bicyclist, not seeing the on coming pick up, turned left entering the roadway.  The pick up struck the bicyclist causing the him to go down on the pavement.

The 12 yr old bicyclist, who was from Suttons Bay, was transported to Munson Hospital by Leland Township rescue.  He was being treated for non-life threatening injuries.  The driver of the pick up truck was not injured and determined not to be at fault for the accident.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Leelanau County Animal Control Increases It's Ability to Assist the Public

The purchase of a Universal Chip Reader has already paid dividines to the Leelanau County Sheriff's Office Animal Control Division.

The Sheriff's Office recently purchased a Universal Chip reader so the Animal Control Deputy can scan any found animal for a microchip.  Last week a lost dog was located on Maple City Road near Lime Lake and with the help of the chip reader the dog was reunited with it's owner who had just recently moved into Leelanau County from the Grand Rapids area.  Later in the week another lost dog, this one an elderly dog, was reunited with it's owner in the Omena area.

The chip reader was purchased for $200 and during a regular veterinary office visit a microchip can be implanted in an animal for approximately $60.  This chip is very helpful if a lost dog has no tags or the dog in question has been stolen or is a lost out of it's home area.

Felonious Assault

The Leelanau County Sheriff's Office arrested a suspect after an incident at a residence on Co. Road 641.

On Thursday, 7/17/14, at approximately 2300hrs, deputies responded to a report of a felonious assault which had occurred at a residence in the 12000 blk. of Bugai Road.  Upon arrival deputies spoke with the victim, a 19yr old man from Benzonia.  The victim stated he had traveled to this residence with four friends to purchase a car from a Craig's List posting.  The vehicle was offered for sale for $800.  After test driving the vehicle the transaction was completed and the victim and his friends left the residence.  Upon driving towards Benzonia the just purchased vehicle began to run poorly.  The victim returned to the Bugai Road residence to discuss this with the person he purchased the vehicle from.  During this conversation another male came out and was very hostile toward the victim.  This second suspect apparently obtained a crowbar and attempted to strike the victim with it.  The victim was not stuck and left the residence and notified police.

After and investigation the crowbar was recovered and a 31yr old man from Cedar was arrested for felonious assault.  He was lodged in the Leelanau County Jail on this charge.