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

The Sheriff's Office, in coordination with the Montcalm Prevention Collaborative, is hosting an unwanted medication turn...
07/11/2020

The Sheriff's Office, in coordination with the Montcalm Prevention Collaborative, is hosting an unwanted medication turn in day on July 18, 2020 from 9:00 AM to noon. The event will take place in the parking lot of the Sheriff's Office. Simply drive in and pull up to the turn in area, hand your medications to the attendant through your window, and drive off. It is that simple. No need to even leave your car. Those turning in medications are encouraged to have the containers in a bag to make things easier. All turned in medications are incinerated off site in an environmentally safe manner. Distancing and safety recommendations will be adhered to. Those taking advantage of the event are asked to stay in their cars.

NEWS MEDIA INFORMATION REPORTSUBJECT OF RELEASE: One-vehicle rollover crash with injuries.DATE AND TIME:  Approximately ...
07/06/2020

NEWS MEDIA INFORMATION REPORT

SUBJECT OF RELEASE: One-vehicle rollover crash with injuries.

DATE AND TIME: Approximately 7:40 P.M on Friday, July 3, 2020.

LOCATION: Johnson Road near Muskrat Road, Montcalm Township.

AUTHORITY/CONTACT PERSON: Sheriff Mike Williams


Deputies from the Montcalm County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a one-vehicle rollover crash on Friday, July 3, 2020 at approximately 7:40 P.M. near the intersection of Johnson and Muskrat Roads, Montcalm Township.

The preliminary investigation reveals that a 1997 Nissan Pickup, driven by a 27-year-old Greenville man, was southbound on Johnson Rd. The vehicle crossed the center line and left the roadway on the east side of the road. The vehicle entered a ditch striking a road sign and a tree causing the vehicle to roll over and come to rest on its side. The Greenville man was pinned in the vehicle and was extricated by members of the Montcalm Township Fire Department using the Jaws of Life. The man was transported to Spectrum Health United Hospital in Greenville and then flown to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.

Deputies were assisted by the Michigan State Police, Montcalm Township Fire, Montcalm County Emergency Services, Aeromed, Montcalm County Central Dispatch and Captain Hook's Wrecker Service.

It is unknown at this time whether the driver was wearing his seat belt. The crash remains under investigation.

07/06/2020

The Michigan State Police is asking for assistance in identifying the man in this video. This crime took place near Six Lakes on June 22nd. Tips can be called to Detective Doyle at 989-352-8444 or 616-835-1777

Sheriff Mike Williams and his staff would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Independence Day!
07/04/2020

Sheriff Mike Williams and his staff would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Independence Day!

As we enter into another holiday weekend, the tradition of setting off fireworks will be enjoyed by many.  Many, however...
07/03/2020

As we enter into another holiday weekend, the tradition of setting off fireworks will be enjoyed by many. Many, however, do not enjoy them as much. If you are one who may not care for fireworks, you are asked to be patient. If you are one who lights them off, you are asked to be considerate. Pets and livestock can become highly stressed. More importantly, those who have a condition making them susceptible to loud or startling noises, those who have served in the armed services and suffer from PTSD, and those who have experienced a traumatic event and suffer from PTSD may struggle as well. Let's all be neighborly and enjoy a wonderful holiday weekend.

Another safe driving enforcement period sponsored by the Office of Highway Safety Planning will begin this weekend all a...
07/02/2020

Another safe driving enforcement period sponsored by the Office of Highway Safety Planning will begin this weekend all across the State. Safety and education are the primary objectives. Please drive with care and caution. Please buckle up. Please don't drive under the influence. It is okay to have a good time. Just don't make it your last good time...or the last good time of someone else!

This 30 inch statue was recently deposited near a Greenville area church.  If this belongs to you, please contact Deputy...
07/01/2020

This 30 inch statue was recently deposited near a Greenville area church. If this belongs to you, please contact Deputy Brian Snyder at 989-831-3500.

Montcalm County Central Dispatch
06/25/2020

Montcalm County Central Dispatch

Now is your chance to be a part of a great team and start a career in dispatch! Don't miss out on your opportunity! Get your application in by July 10, 2020.

NEWS MEDIA INFORMATION REPORTSUBJECT OF RELEASE: Personal Injury Crash DATE AND TIME:  Approximately 1:00 A.M on Sunday,...
06/15/2020

NEWS MEDIA INFORMATION REPORT

SUBJECT OF RELEASE: Personal Injury Crash

DATE AND TIME: Approximately 1:00 A.M on Sunday, June 14, 2020

LOCATION: Snows Lake Road east of River Road, Eureka Township

AUTHORITY/CONTACT PERSON: Sheriff Mike Williams

The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one-car crash that resulted in two people being injured on Sunday, June 14, 2020 at approximately 1:00 A.M. on Snows Lake Road east of River Road in Eureka Township.

The investigation revealed that a 1997 Buick Lesabre, operated by a 25-year-old Greenville man, was traveling east on Snows Lake Rd. The vehicle drove off the dead end of the road and went down an embankment striking several trees. Both the driver and his passenger, a 24-year-old Sheridan man were extricated from the vehicle by members of the Greenville Department of Public Safety.

Both men were transported from the scene to Spectrum Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids for treatment for their injuries.

Both speed and alcohol are believed to have contributed to the crash, which remains under investigation.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Greenville Department of Public Safety, Greenville Fire, Montcalm County Emergency Services, Life EMS, and Captain Hook's Towing.

This weekend, June 13th and 14th, the State of Michigan is having Free Fishing Weekend.  This weekend, anglers are not r...
06/12/2020

This weekend, June 13th and 14th, the State of Michigan is having Free Fishing Weekend. This weekend, anglers are not required to have a fishing license in order to put a line in the water. In addition, the State is also offering free access to State Parks as well as a free ORV weekend meaning one can legally can ride without purchasing an ORV license or trail permit to use the many miles of State trails. The forecast is beautiful for the weekend so get out if you can!

Drive thru Covid-19 testing in Alma this Saturday.  Free to the community.  There is no residency requirement.
06/11/2020

Drive thru Covid-19 testing in Alma this Saturday. Free to the community. There is no residency requirement.

NEWS MEDIA INFORMATION REPORTSUBJECT OF RELEASE: Domestic Violence/Weapon Possession ArrestDATE AND TIME:  June 3, 2020 ...
06/04/2020

NEWS MEDIA INFORMATION REPORT

SUBJECT OF RELEASE: Domestic Violence/Weapon Possession Arrest

DATE AND TIME: June 3, 2020 at approximately 7:11 P.M.

LOCATION: 10000 block of North Reed Road, Reynolds Township.

AUTHORITY/CONTACT PERSON: Sheriff Mike Williams

The Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a domestic situation with information that the suspect was armed with a handgun on June 3, 2020 at approximately 7:11 P.M. in the 10000 block of North Reed Road in Reynolds Township.

The suspect, a 24-year-old Morley man, and his girlfriend were arguing and the suspect made threats to shoot his girlfriend if she attempted to leave the home. The girlfriend and her children were able to flee the home without injuries. With the assistance of a neighbor, the suspect was taken into custody without incident.

The suspect has been charged through the prosecutor’s office with Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Carrying a Concealed Weapon While Intoxicated, and Domestic Violence. The suspect is lodged in the Montcalm County Jail awaiting arraignment.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Michigan State Police and Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services.

It is with great sadness that the Sheriff's Office reports the passing of retired Undersheriff Mark Bellinger.  Mark fel...
06/02/2020

It is with great sadness that the Sheriff's Office reports the passing of retired Undersheriff Mark Bellinger.

Mark fell at his home on Sunday, May 31 causing a closed head injury. Mark was taken to Spectrum Hospital in
Grand Rapids. Mark succumbed to those injuries ending his life's journey on June 2.

Mark spent his entire life wanting to be a police officer. After high school Mark had the chance to make his ambitions a reality. Mark started his career at the Montcalm County Sheriff's Office as a marine officer and then after having attended the Mid Michigan Police Academy in 1989, he became a road patrol deputy. Mark was a member of the County's multi-jurisdictional drug enforcement team, was promoted to the rank of sergeant, and then was appointed as Undersheriff serving under Sheriff Bill Barnwell.

Mark was passionate about serving the public and keeping the community safe but found his true calling in his administrative role. Mark brought many ideas with him as he moved to his position as Undersheriff with the desire to make the Sheriff's Office the best it could be for the citizens of Montcalm County.

Mark retired from the Sheriff's Office in 2015 after working over 25 years.

Funeral arrangements have not been finalized.

Please keep Mark and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

One day a year seems far from adequate to recognize and remember those who gave their lives so our lives would be better...
05/25/2020

One day a year seems far from adequate to recognize and remember those who gave their lives so our lives would be better. This Memorial Day please take a moment to honor those who have served and through that service are no longer with us. To them, we owe everything.

In case you've not noticed, Montcalm County has had a little rain the last few days.  Especially now, there is a strong ...
05/19/2020

In case you've not noticed, Montcalm County has had a little rain the last few days. Especially now, there is a strong desire to get outdoors and enjoy the wonders Michigan has to offer. If you decide to hit the streams in the near future, please use extra caution. Water levels are extremely high and very fast moving in some areas. Please consider the conditions and your own abilities before venturing onto the waters in the County. Better to wait a little while until the waters subside and be safe as opposed to being sorry.

An outstanding group!  Thank you for all that you do!
05/18/2020

An outstanding group! Thank you for all that you do!

Today starts America’s national EMS Week. This week is annually set aside for us all to recognize our EMS professionals nationwide. We are lucky to have a group that would stack up favorably against any group in the nation. They are the best when times are good. They have all been beyond the best when times have been tough. Charging into uncertainty every time one of us calls for help, never losing focus, and making sure we all stay safe and healthy. Please think of these people this week and give them a tip of the cap. Shares and positive comments are acceptable. #make100000peopleseethis

Eric

A huge shout out to Howard City Lanes for dropping off a delicious meal for some of the staff of the Sheriff's Office in...
05/15/2020

A huge shout out to Howard City Lanes for dropping off a delicious meal for some of the staff of the Sheriff's Office in recognition of Police Week. As you can see by the smile on his face, Deputy Edwards was looking forwarding to enjoying a very unexpected treat. Thank you!

This week is National Police Week.  National Police Week was established by Congress in 1962 to give special recognition...
05/11/2020

This week is National Police Week. National Police Week was established by Congress in 1962 to give special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. According to the Officer Down Memorial Page, 146 law enforcement officials and 28 K9 gave their lives in the line of duty in 2019. Please join Sheriff Williams in remembering those who have given their lives as wells as thanking those who currently serve.

If you want to get rid of those cans stacking up in your garage, please consider donating to the IMSAFE Child Advocacy C...
05/05/2020
Pop can drive this week to benefit IMSAFE CAC

If you want to get rid of those cans stacking up in your garage, please consider donating to the IMSAFE Child Advocacy Center!

FENWICK — After Shannon Lake grew frustrated that she couldn’t return her pop cans during a trip to the local grocery store, she hatched an idea.

Long ago are the days when the jail was part of the second story of the home of the Sheriff in Stanton and the Sheriff's...
05/04/2020

Long ago are the days when the jail was part of the second story of the home of the Sheriff in Stanton and the Sheriff's wife made daily meals for inmates. Montcalm County Corrections deputies must be adaptable to an ever changing environment and must be ready for not only known dangers but unknown dangers as well. Join us in celebrating National Correctional Officers week and thanking those brave men and women who step up to the challenge everyday and help to make Montcalm County safer for all of us. Thank you!

Today marks the 38th anniversary of the death of Detective Lieutenant William McCarthy. Detective Lieutenant McCarthy wa...
04/27/2020

Today marks the 38th anniversary of the death of Detective Lieutenant William McCarthy. Detective Lieutenant McCarthy was assisting at a domestic disturbance call when a single gunshot by a suspect in the home ended the detective's life making him the second in the history of the the Sheriff's Office to make the ultimate sacrifice. The staff at the Sheriff's Office is remembering and honoring his death by donning black mourning bands and ribbons. Please join us in commemorating his service.

This week is National Public Safety Telecommunicator's Week. As the image suggests, these women and men can never be tha...
04/14/2020

This week is National Public Safety Telecommunicator's Week. As the image suggests, these women and men can never be thanked enough. Their dedication is second to none. From the Office of the Sheriff, thank you for your service!

Huge shout out to Sidney General Store for providing a meal to the staff today.  It is very touching that you thought of...
04/10/2020

Huge shout out to Sidney General Store for providing a meal to the staff today. It is very touching that you thought of us and is greatly appreciated.

Many are concerned that we are pulling cars over and checking for compliance with the Governor's Executive Order.  Just ...
03/26/2020

Many are concerned that we are pulling cars over and checking for compliance with the Governor's Executive Order. Just to clarify, the Sheriff's Office deputies are not pulling over cars just to check for compliance. It is normal, and always has been, for a deputy to ask where a traveler is going to and coming from during the course of a stop for a traffic violation. This isn't new as a result of the Executive Order.

In light of the Governor's latest executive order, business as usual isn't an option even for the Montcalm County Jail. ...
03/24/2020

In light of the Governor's latest executive order, business as usual isn't an option even for the Montcalm County Jail. The jail is still open for business and if you have to interact with the jail, make note of the following:

The protocol for leaving whites for inmates remains the same except staff will not accept them person to person. Simply ring the call button at the door of the jail lobby and instructions where to leave the whites will be given.

Inmate visitations can only be done off-site via www.videovisitanywhere.com

Bond payments and can be done via http://www.expressaccount.com.

Commissary purchases can be done at the same website as bond payments or call 888-634-0034 with menus found at www.canteenservices.com/commissary-purchase-menus.

Inmates funds can be accessed at the same site as bond payments, via phone at 866-422-6833, or money orders can be mailed to the inmate at 649 N. State, Stanton, MI 48888.

Professional visitors can press the call button at the door of the lobby and request assistance.

Court ordered PBT's and SOR registration/verification is being suspended at the Sheriff's Office at this time.

Thank you for your patience during these extraordinary times.
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Playing on fears and emotions is a common practice by those trying to bilk unsuspecting victims and the new scams surrou...
03/20/2020

Playing on fears and emotions is a common practice by those trying to bilk unsuspecting victims and the new scams surrounding the COVID19 virus are no exception. Sheriff Mike Williams encourages everyone to stay vigilant so not to fall prey to such unscrupulous behavior. The scams include unsolicited calls offering cures and vaccines, calls "updating medical information", and calls promising services. All of the calls ask for personal information which leads to identity theft, fraudulent loans, and flat out theft from various bank accounts. Remember, if you did not initiate a call, be cautious and take a minute before sharing personal information. If an unsolicited call raises concerns, do not be afraid to ask questions. Any legitimate business will understand and properly respond.

Stay safe!

In response to the COVID 19 pandemic, the Sheriff's Office will not be doing fingerprint scans for CPL's and job applica...
03/16/2020

In response to the COVID 19 pandemic, the Sheriff's Office will not be doing fingerprint scans for CPL's and job applications as well as not administering preliminary breath tests for court ordered testing until further notice. This is being done for the safety of the public as well as the Sheriff's Office staff. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. Please check this page often for further updates and changes as a result of the pandemic. Also, consider calling all County offices before visiting to ensure practices have not been altered.

Sheriff Williams and his staff would like to thank everyone who supported the millage yesterday.  Your support is very m...
03/11/2020

Sheriff Williams and his staff would like to thank everyone who supported the millage yesterday. Your support is very much appreciated. Thank you

03/01/2020
Hornet Nation Sports Network

Thank you Hornet Nation Sports Network for providing Sheriff Williams with time to speak about the upcoming law enforcement millage!

If you know someone who is in a criminal justice program and will be looking for a job soon, encourage them to stop at t...
02/12/2020

If you know someone who is in a criminal justice program and will be looking for a job soon, encourage them to stop at the FSU Law Enforcement career fair today. We have a booth

Congratulations Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Saxton on being named the next Executive Director of the Michigan Sheriff...
02/03/2020

Congratulations Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Saxton on being named the next Executive Director of the Michigan Sheriff's Association!

Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Saxton was selected this week to become the new Executive Director of the Michigan Sheriffs' Association. Sheriff Saxton was elected Sheriff in 2013 and has served the citizens of Calhoun County for over 25 years. He will begin his new leadership role as Executive Director of MSA later this year. The full press release is available @https://www.misheriff.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Saxton-ED-News-Release-002.pdf

01/31/2020
Montcalm County Central Dispatch

Montcalm County Central Dispatch

**UPDATE 7:13AM 1/31/20
OUR 9-1-1 IS BACK UP AND RUNNING!!

There is a 9-1-1 outage affecting most of the state. Our 9-1-1 is also experiencing issues. If you have an emergency and cannot get through on 9-1-1 please call our non emergency number (989)831-3500. Thank you. We will keep you updated.

Please join us in congratulating Sheriff LaJoye-Young
01/29/2020

Please join us in congratulating Sheriff LaJoye-Young

Every other year the Grand Rapids Business Journal names the "50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan." Examples of the criteria used to make the selections include the individual’s impact on the business community, leadership skills, and involvement in organizations other than their own. From a record 248 nominees, we are excited to share with you that our very own Sheriff Michelle LaJoye-Young was selected!

Sheriff LaJoye-Young has spent the past 30 years serving the residents of Kent County with honor, integrity, and a passion to do the right thing. It is this commitment and drive that has been the catalyst for her distinguished career. Sheriff LaJoye-Young has done an incredible job representing us and leading our organization.

Please join us in congratulating Sheriff LaJoye-Young on a job well done. We are so proud to call her our leader!

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