Friday, February 27, 2015

TC man arrested on 2009 case

Donald S Combs was arrested in Grand Traverse County Thursday on a Leelanau County bench warrant.  Combs, 53, was originally convicted of Driving While License Suspended 2nd Offense in 2009 in a Grand Traverse Band Police case.

Combs failed to appear at a show cause hearing regarding $653.60 owed from the 2009 case.  He remains jailed in Leelanau County but may be released if the amount owed is paid.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

More frigid weather ahead

There's not much crime going on but there is more frigid cold temperatures in the forecast.  It was -17 at the Leelanau County Sheriff's Office at 8:00am today and was probably even colder in areas of the middle of the County.  The forecast is for clear skies and temperatures on either side of zero for a while.  Snowfall should not be a factor until the weekend.

The roads are still snow packed and slippery in most places so continue safe winter driving, dress for the sub-zero conditions if outdoors, and enjoy a gloriously sunny day in the County.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Blustery day causes havoc on Leelanau roads

Heavy snowfall and high winds led to poor visibility and plenty of work for Leelanau Sheriff's deputies Tuesday.  7 crashes and 5 slide offs into the ditch were reported beginning around 9:00am and ending in late afternoon when the weather cleared up.

The only crash involving injury was a three car affair at 11:07am on S West Bay Shore Drive in Elmwood Township.  18 year-old Jesus Serrano was southbound when he lost control of his 2002 Dodge pickup.  His vehicle slid across the northbound lane, causing northbound motorist Joseph J Francis, 44, of Suttons Bay, to brake to avoid a collision.

Francis' vehicle slid across the road into the southbound lane where it struck a vehicle driven by Robert I Knight, 86, of Bloomfield Hills.  Knight and his wife Hope A Knight, 78, were both injured in the crash.  They were transported to Munson Medical Center by Northflight EMS.  None of the other drivers was injured and all were restrained.

Leelnanau County Sheriff's deputies cited Seranno for driving too fast for conditions.  They had just assisted him as he was pulled out of the ditch on E Duck Lake Road an hour earlier.

Two jailed on violating probation and contempt

Kenneth L Johnson, 32, of Northport, was sentenced to 10 days in jail after pleading guilty to probation violation.  Johnson was convicted of Possession of Marihuana and Possession of Open Intoxicants in 2014.  After the probation violation guilty plea, his probation was revoked but fines and costs incurred were preserved.

Glenn T Shiew, 49, of Peshawbestown, was jailed on a Circuit Court bench warrant for contempt of court.  The charge involves unpaid child support which Friend of the Court reports to be $22,938.

Shiew remains jailed with a $1,050 bond.  If that can not be raised, he will serve 60 days in jail per a prior court agreement.