Thursday, October 23, 2014

Assault and Battery reports results in arrest for DWLS

Leelanau County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of an assault which occurred on S Lee Point Road in Bingham Township Wednesday morning.  The caller told dispatchers that he had been assaulted and the suspect had driven off in a motor home.

An officer in the southeast portion of the county located the motor home on S West Bay Shore Drive in Elmwood Township and confirmed with the driver that he had just come from Lee Point Road.  He denied being involved in a fight.

A records check of the motor home driver showed that he did not have a valid license and he was arrested and the vehicle towed from the scene.  The original caller was interviewed and told deputies that there was never an assault and that it was only a verbal argument.

The 55 year-old Traverse City man that was arrested for Driving While License Suspended was released to Grand Traverse County authorities on their charges after posting interim bond at the Leelanau County jail.  He will be scheduled to appear on the driving charge at a later date in District Court.  No assault charges will be sought. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Suttons Bay Township man arrested for PPO violation

A 42 year-old Suttons Bay man was arrested by Leelanau County Sheriff's deputies Tuesday afternoon for violating a Personal Protection Order which was served on him. 

The man is accused of going to the residence of the protected party numerous times and assaulting the person there on September 20th.  He is also accused of following the person to their place of employment in violation of the order and having phone and text message contacts.

The suspect remains jailed pending bond being set by the magistrate.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Suicidal man saved by law enforcement and EMS

A 24 year-old Macomb County man is in Munson Medical Center after attempting to take his life Monday night.  Leelanau Dispatch received a request for assistance from a Macomb County police agency at 9:09pm.  Information was that the man was headed to Leelanau County to end his life.

Information provided by Macomb County indicated that the man was in the Empire Township area.  Leelanau County Sheriff's officers were sent to the area and at 9:13pm. the victim called 911 himself and was spoke with Leelanau Dispatch.  He told the dispatcher that he was going to hang himself at the Empire Beach.

Deputies responded within minutes and located the man hanging from a tree at the end of Niagara Street.  The officer wasn't able to reach up high enough to cut the victim down but was able to lift him up to take the pressure of the rope off of the man's neck until Glen Lake EMS responded.  EMS workers cut the victim down and transported him to Munson Medical Center.  Family members believe the man will make a full recovery.