Monday, July 27, 2015

Two Separate Incidents on Saturday lead to Arrests

The Leelanau County Sheriff's Office arrested a suspect after a traffic stop in Elmwood Township.  On Saturday, 7/25/15, at approximately 0208hrs, a deputy on patrol clocked a vehicle traveling 51mph in a 40 mph zone.  A traffic stop was made and a 24yr old female was identified as the driver. The deputy detected an odor of alcohol upon contact with the driver and an investigation showed the driver was under the influence of alcohol.

The driver was taken into custody and lodged at the Leelanau County Jail for operating while intoxicated.  She was a 24yr old female from Traverse City.

Later that day at around 2115hrs, the deputy assigned to patrol Suttons Bay Village received a complaint from a home owner that their dog had been taken.  Three women had been down at the Village Marina and witnessed a man trying to give away or sell the reporting parties dog.  The three women had taken the dog from the man at the Marina and taken back home to it's owner.

The deputy responded down to the Marina and located the suspect whom was intoxicated and admitted to having the dog but stated he had found it wandering and was trying to take it home.  When confronted with the witnesses accounts of the man trying to sell the dog the man would not answer the deputy.  With information reference this complaint along with multiple reports of this man being intoxicated and causing issues, he was arrested for being drunk and disorderly.  He was lodged in the Leelanau County Jail.

The suspect is a 50yr old male from Traverse City.

Motorcyclist Escapes Serious Injury in Crash

The Leelanau County Sheriff's Office responded to a motorcycle crash which occurred on McFarlane Road.

On 7/26/2015, at 2050hrs, deputies responded to McFarlane Road near Burnham Road on a single vehicle motorcycle crash.  Upon arrival deputies and rescue found a 57 year old man from Glen Arbor injured from the crash.  The investigation showed that the motorcycle was southwest bound on McFarlane Road when the driver lost control.  The motorcycle went off the left side of the roadway and crashed.

The driver received non-life threatening injuries and declined transport to the hospital to be treated.  Speed apparently was a factor in the crash.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Busy 24 Hours

The Leelanau County Sheriff's Office experienced a busy 24 hour period on July 23rd.  The Agency handled roughly 54 calls for service and those calls included a lot of the routine things police officers do on a daily basis. These calls included traffic complaints, probation violations, found property, motor vehicle accidents, suspicious situations, violations of controlled substance act, disorderly person, civil complaints, false alarms, a 911 hang up call and assistance on a few medical emergencies.  All in all a busy 24 hours but nothing real news worthy.

As you hopefully enjoy this great up coming summer weekend rest assured that employees of the Sheriff's Office will be on duty to respond to where they are needed.  We know how privileged we are to work in such a beautiful area and for the great citizens of our County.

We hope everyone has a safe weekend and enjoy the wonderful summer weather!