Montcalm County Sheriff's Office

Montcalm County Sheriff's Office The Montcalm County Sheriff's Office provides law enforcement services and operates the County Jail. Sheriff Michael J. Williams

MDOT indicates that at approximately noon today, the new stop light at the intersection of M-66 and Sidney Roads will be...
12/19/2019

MDOT indicates that at approximately noon today, the new stop light at the intersection of M-66 and Sidney Roads will be fully functional. Please use extra caution while in the area and especially when pulling onto M-66 off of Sidney Road on a green light as the M-66 traffic may not be used to stopping for some time.

Consumers Energy has scheduled a power outage in order to do infrastructure service.  The electrical service will be cut...
12/14/2019

Consumers Energy has scheduled a power outage in order to do infrastructure service. The electrical service will be cut shortly after midnight and last for approximately four hours during the morning of Sunday, December 15th. The affected areas are the Village of Edmore, Home Township, Belvidere Township, and Richland Township north to Cutler Road, east to Caris Road, south to Deaner Road, and west to Six Lakes Road. Consider making plans to manage the interruption.

Another Office Of Highway Safety Planning enforcement period is fast approaching.  During the Christmas and New Year sea...
12/12/2019

Another Office Of Highway Safety Planning enforcement period is fast approaching. During the Christmas and New Year season in 2018, there were more drunk driving related fatalities in the Nation than during the other holidays of the year. The Sheriff's Office encourages everyone to enjoy the holiday season but to do so responsibly and to be safe on the roads. Anyone participating in activities that may affect their ability to drive should consider having a designated driver or making other arrangements so driving isn't necessary.

In light of the recent, large scale events in fire services, Sheriff Williams would like to thank the men and women who ...
12/09/2019

In light of the recent, large scale events in fire services, Sheriff Williams would like to thank the men and women who serve their communities in such a selfless manner. Their dedication and bravery do not go unnoticed whether they are battling a large structure fire, fighting a small brush fire, or assisting at the scene of an injury crash. Thank all of you for your service as firefighters.

Sheriff Mike Williams and the staff at the Montcalm County Sheriff's Office would like to wish everyone a safe and happy...
11/28/2019

Sheriff Mike Williams and the staff at the Montcalm County Sheriff's Office would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday.

Tonight is one of the biggest "bar" nights of the year.  Please use a sober driver while enjoying your evening.
11/27/2019

Tonight is one of the biggest "bar" nights of the year. Please use a sober driver while enjoying your evening.

Trooper Dane Van Ells is assigned to the Lakeview post and has served our community with distinction.  It's time for us ...
11/25/2019
Click here to support Support for Trooper Van Ells organized by Sarah Shattuck

Trooper Dane Van Ells is assigned to the Lakeview post and has served our community with distinction. It's time for us to support him as he undergoes chemotherapy to combat an inoperable brain tumor. We're with you in your fight, Dane!

Sarah Shattuck Support for Trooper Van Ells Trooper Dane Van Ells graduated from the 135th Trooper Recruit School and is assigned to the Lakeview Post. Troope

We’re at the Daily News Craft Show at the 4H fairgrounds in Greenville selling candles to support the IMSAFE Child Advoc...
11/23/2019

We’re at the Daily News Craft Show at the 4H fairgrounds in Greenville selling candles to support the IMSAFE Child Advocacy Center. We’re here until 1pm.

On November 19th, employees at a local business in the Edmore area found a small baggie of methamphetamine on the bathro...
11/20/2019

On November 19th, employees at a local business in the Edmore area found a small baggie of methamphetamine on the bathroom floor of one of their public restrooms. The drugs are currently at the Sheriff's Office. So...if the drugs are yours and you would like to discuss it, stop by the Sheriff's Office during regular business hours. We definitely would like to talk with you about it!

Good luck to all the hunters flooding the woodlots in Michigan today in search of the elusive whitetail.  To all the dee...
11/15/2019

Good luck to all the hunters flooding the woodlots in Michigan today in search of the elusive whitetail. To all the deer hunter widows, widowers, and orphans, enjoy a quiet day.

Sheriff Mike Williams and his staff would like to express their gratitude to those who contributed to the annual food dr...
11/13/2019

Sheriff Mike Williams and his staff would like to express their gratitude to those who contributed to the annual food drive. Businesses, individuals, and staff joined in to help those struggling with not enough to eat. Studies show that over 12% of the population of Montcalm County are affected by food insecurity and the generosity as shown again this year helps to directly combat that. Thank you again to all.

The Sheriff's Office is again joining in a friendly competition with other emergency first responder groups to help coll...
10/25/2019

The Sheriff's Office is again joining in a friendly competition with other emergency first responder groups to help collect food for local food banks. If you would like to help, feel free to drop off non-perishable food items to the Sheriff's Office. The items can be given to staff or dropped in a collection box in the lobby. Although the various groups are vying for bragging rights, the true winners are those in need!

When Marvin Jones inadvertently left his handgun in his pickup truck after a day of target practicing and the next morni...
10/25/2019

When Marvin Jones inadvertently left his handgun in his pickup truck after a day of target practicing and the next morning found it had been stolen, he thought he would never see it again. The year was 1980. Since then, Mr. Jones moved to a new town and forgot about that gun...until the Sheriff's Office called him on two days ago to tell him it had been recovered. Mr. Jones said he was in shock and never thought he would see the gun again. The handgun surfaced when an individual tried to register it at the Shiawassee County Sheriff's Office and the gun came back as reported stolen out of Montcalm County. Due to the length of time, it was difficult to track down Mr. Jones as the owner. Reporting was done much differently nearly forty years ago however the Sheriff's Office was successful in identifying the owner. The joy in Mr. Jones voice made the extra efforts to reunite him with his property worth it. The rest of the story...Mr. Jones had no suspects at the time of the theft. The Shiawassee County Sheriff's Office reported the gentleman attempting to register the handgun in his name obtained it from the estate of a deceased family member. The Shiawassee County Sheriff's Office believes the man did not know it was stolen and will not be pursuing criminal charges.

Please be on the lookout for a missing child in the Stanton/Crystal area.  If you spot him please call Montcalm Central ...
10/23/2019

Please be on the lookout for a missing child in the Stanton/Crystal area. If you spot him please call Montcalm Central Dispatch at 989-831-5253 option 1. ***UPDATE - HE HAS BEEN FOUND.***

******HE HAS BEEN LOCATED! HE IS SAFE!***********

UPDATE -- PICTURE ADDED

Please be on the lookout for a missing child with autism in the Stanton/Crystal area.

The child, nine-year-old Kevin Richard Yarrington, was least seen headed westbound on foot from his home on Stanton road east of the City of Stanton around 10:45am today. He is 4'1" with a thin build and dark hair. He was last seen wearing dark blue pants, red shirt with a blue dinosaur on it, black tennis shoes.

Kevin can communicate verbally, however family is unsure if he actually will.

***The Michigan State Police has requested citizens not to search on their own. Anyone interested in volunteering can meet at the sportsman's club at 4391 E. Stanton Rd.

If you have any information, contact Montcalm County Central Dispatch at 989-831-5253, opt. 1

Keeping the drivers on over 1700 miles of roads safe in Montcalm County is a daunting task.  To aid in this effort, the ...
10/15/2019

Keeping the drivers on over 1700 miles of roads safe in Montcalm County is a daunting task. To aid in this effort, the Sheriff's Office was able to again this year obtain a grant from the Office of Highway Safety Planning that provides funding for patrols. There are various enforcement periods throughout the year established by the OHSP and a safety belt enforcement period is fast approaching. The wish of the Sheriff's Office is to have everyone wear their safety belts. These enforcement periods focus on education and compliance. Please wear your safety belts and encourage those that ride with you to do the same. Let's keep our deputies bored and give them nothing to write a ticket for!

This is a great way to dispose of unused or unwanted medications!
10/07/2019

This is a great way to dispose of unused or unwanted medications!

NEWS MEDIA INFORMATION REPORTSUBJECT OF RELEASE:    Fatal Car CrashDATE AND TIME:  Approximately 2:06 P.M. on Sunday, Se...
09/30/2019

NEWS MEDIA INFORMATION REPORT

SUBJECT OF RELEASE: Fatal Car Crash

DATE AND TIME: Approximately 2:06 P.M. on Sunday, September 29, 2019

LOCATION: Grow Road north of Kroman Road, Fairplain Township

The Sheriff’s Office was sent to a one-car crash near the intersection of Grow and Kroman Roads in Fairplain Township at approximately 2:06 P.M. on Sunday, September 29, 2019. The passenger died as a result of injuries sustained during the crash.

The investigation revealed that a black 2008 Pontiac G6 was traveling north on Grow road when the driver, Randy A. Wilson age 36 from Stanton, lost control on wet roads. The Pontiac left the road to the left where it overturned multiple times. The passenger, Krista L. Kinyon age 35 from Stanton, was ejected from the vehicle. Kinyon was pronounced dead at the scene and Wilson was transported to United Memorial Hospital in Greenville for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Kinyon was not wearing her seatbelt.

The rain and wet roads were a contributing factor in the crash.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Greenville Department of Public Safety, Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services, Sheridan Fire Department, Montcalm County Road Commission, and the medical examiner’s office.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Sheriff Henkel died ninety-three years ago today after having been shot while trying to take a subject into custody.  As...
09/24/2019

Sheriff Henkel died ninety-three years ago today after having been shot while trying to take a subject into custody. As the image state, heroes are never forgotten. The staff at the Sheriff's Office asks everyone to join them in remembering Sheriff Henkel's ultimate sacrifice.

In honor of Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, Leppinks dropped of some tasty treats at the Sherif...
09/11/2019

In honor of Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, Leppinks dropped of some tasty treats at the Sheriff's Office. The food was delicious and the appreciation shown means more to us than you know. Thank you Leppinks.

NEWS MEDIA INFORMATION REPORTSUBJECT OF RELEASE:  Prescription Fraud Arrest DATE AND TIME:   Approximately 6:00 PM on Tu...
09/11/2019

NEWS MEDIA INFORMATION REPORT

SUBJECT OF RELEASE: Prescription Fraud Arrest

DATE AND TIME: Approximately 6:00 PM on Tuesday, September 10, 2019

LOCATION: 503 East Main Street, Village of Edmore

AUTHORITY/CONTACT PERSON: Sheriff Mike Williams

The Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a person attempting to pass possible fraudulent prescription forms at two pharmacies in the Village of Edmore at approximately 6:00 PM on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. The investigation led to the arrest of a 29-year-old woman from Chicago.

The staff at Hansen’s Pharmacy in Edmore became concerned when a woman, who they did not recognize, came in and attempted to have two prescriptions filled. The woman said she was not from Michigan and wanted to pay with cash which raised suspicions further. The woman left while staff was running the woman’s name, which was later determined to be a bogus name, through State databases. Having concerns that an attempt at a fraudulent transaction just took place, the staff at Hansen’s Pharmacy called the staff at Countryside Pharmacy in Edmore to alert them to what just occurred and it was learned the same woman was at Countryside attempting to fill more suspected fraudulent prescriptions. The staff at Hansen’s then called 911.

Upon arrival at the scene, the deputy was able to locate and detain the woman. Through the investigation, it was learned the prescriptions were fraudulent and that she was in the area for the sole purpose of attempting to obtain medications without the proper prescriptions. The woman, Simone P. Conner, has been charged with four counts of possession with the intent to deliver a counterfeit prescription form and four counts of attempting to obtain controlled substances by false prescription. The first four charges are felony charges and the last four charges are misdemeanors. Conner remains in jail on a $45,000.00 bond.

Sheriff Mike Williams credits the staff at the two pharmacies. Their knowledge of their profession, their awareness of potential criminal activity, and their willingness to work together directly affected the outcome of this investigation.

The Central Michigan Enforcement Team assisted the Sheriff’s Office and the investigation is ongoing.

NEWS MEDIA INFORMATION REPORTSUBJECT OF RELEASE:  Two-car Fatal Car Crash DATE AND TIME: Approximately 4:21 PM on Thursd...
09/06/2019

NEWS MEDIA INFORMATION REPORT

SUBJECT OF RELEASE: Two-car Fatal Car Crash

DATE AND TIME: Approximately 4:21 PM on Thursday, September 5, 2019.

LOCATION: Johnson Road south of Sidney Road, Montcalm Township.

AUTHORITY/CONTACT PERSON: Sheriff Mike Williams

Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a two-car crash with injuries on Johnson Road south of Sidney Road at approximately 4:21 PM on Thursday, September 5, 2019.

The investigation revealed that Ruby Hardin, age 63 from Gowen, was traveling southbound on Johnson Road in a 2007 Chrysler Town and County while Seth Davis, age 18 from Gowen, was traveling northbound in a 2012 Dodge Charger. Hardin approached a curve in the road, which she failed to negotiate, and crossed the center of the road hitting Davis’ vehicle head-on.

Davis sustained minor injuries and sought his own treatment. Hardin was unconscious at the scene and was transported to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids by Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services where she was pronounced deceased.

Both drivers wore seat belts and speed does not appear to have been a factor. The crash remains under investigation.

Also assisting with the crash were Montcalm County Central Dispatch, Montcalm Township Fire, and Michigan State Police.

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08/31/2019

Twenty-two years ago today a fine young man gave his life serving his community. Officer Eric Johnson with the Howard City Police Department died in a car crash while on duty. Please take a moment today to remember Eric, his family, and their loss.

It is that time of year again.  The kids are back in school, the nights are cooler, Labor Day is fast approaching, and t...
08/27/2019

It is that time of year again. The kids are back in school, the nights are cooler, Labor Day is fast approaching, and the Dick Allen Lansing to Mackinaw Bicycle Tour (DALMAC), will be travelling the roads of Montcalm County. There are two routes leaving the Lansing area that have bicyclists stopping at Vestaburg High School on August 28th and 29th. Please use extra caution in the area and be patient with the many cyclist who are expected to participate.

NEWS MEDIA INFORMATION REPORTSUBJECT OF RELEASE: Car vs. ORV crash with injuriesDATE AND TIME:  Approximately 6:57 PM on...
08/20/2019

NEWS MEDIA INFORMATION REPORT

SUBJECT OF RELEASE: Car vs. ORV crash with injuries

DATE AND TIME: Approximately 6:57 PM on Monday, August 19, 2019.

LOCATION: The intersection of Blackmer and Muskrat Roads, Crystal Township.

AUTHORITY/CONTACT PERSON: Sheriff Mike Williams

On Monday, August 19, 2019 at approximately 6:57 PM, Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a vehicle versus ORV crash at the intersection of South Blackmer Road and East Muskrat Road in Crystal Township.

The investigation revealed that an Off Road Vehicle (ORV) driven by a 15-year-old male from Carson City was traveling north on Blackmer Road and collided with a vehicle being driven by a 54-year-old Carson City man that was traveling west on Muskrat Road. The westbound vehicle stopped at the intersection and then proceeded forward when the ORV struck it. The 15-year-old male was transported to Sparrow Hospital in Lansing with non-life threatening injuries. The 54-year-old male was not injured. Alcohol was not a factor. The 15-year-old was wearing a helmet and the 54-year-old was belted.

Montcalm County Central Dispatch and Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services assisted the Sheriff’s Office.

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Please join us this fall for the Citizens Academy in conjunction with the State Police.
08/19/2019

Please join us this fall for the Citizens Academy in conjunction with the State Police.

Schools throughout Montcalm County are starting this week.  Please use caution and help us keep our kids safe.
08/18/2019

Schools throughout Montcalm County are starting this week. Please use caution and help us keep our kids safe.

NEWS MEDIA INFORMATION REPORTSUBJECT OF RELEASE: Two-car crash with injuriesDATE AND TIME:  Approximately 4:40 P.M. on T...
08/14/2019

NEWS MEDIA INFORMATION REPORT

SUBJECT OF RELEASE: Two-car crash with injuries

DATE AND TIME: Approximately 4:40 P.M. on Tuesday, August 13, 2019

LOCATION: The intersection of Howard City-Edmore and Federal Roads, Reynolds Township.

AUTHORITY/CONTACT PERSON: Sheriff Mike Williams

The Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a two-car crash at the intersection of Howard City-Edmore and Federal Roads in Reynolds Township on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at approximately 4:40 P.M.

The investigation revealed that a silver 2012 Chrysler was traveling north on Federal Road when it failed to stop for the traffic light at Howard City-Edmore Road. As the Chrysler entered the intersection, it collided with a white, westbound, 2004 Chevrolet stake truck. The collision caused the Chevrolet to lose control and leave the roadway striking a curb, a utility pole, and the control box for the traffic lights. The utility pole that was struck was one of the support poles for the traffic lights causing them to hang dangerously close to the ground. The two occupants of the Chrysler were not able to get out of the vehicle and had to be extricated.

Both the driver of the Chrysler, Cathy Moore age 54 from Morley, and her passenger Wilma Miller age 87 from Morley, were transported to Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Chevrolet, Jason Kooiker age 48 from Hudsonville, and his 19-year-old son Tyler sustained minor injuries that did not require treatment.

Traffic flow was hampered at the intersection for nearly three hours until the traffic lights could be removed and alternate traffic control devices were added.

All the occupants involved were properly belted in their vehicles. It is not known at this time why the driver of the Chrylser failed to stop of the traffic light.

Assisting with the crash was Montcalm County Central Dispatch, Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services, Mecosta County Ambulance Services, Howard City Fire Department, Montcalm County Road Commission, Michigan Department of Transportation, and Consumers Energy.

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