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

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It is with great sadness to report the passing of retired Detective Lieutenant Jose "Joe" Patino after a short battle wi...
01/11/2021

It is with great sadness to report the passing of retired Detective Lieutenant Jose "Joe" Patino after a short battle with illness.

Joe worked for the Sheriff's Office for thirty-six years with a large portion of those years in the detective bureau eventually leading it as both a sergeant and then a lieutenant. Joe's investigative talents were second to none and touched the lives of many. Joe was known for his knowledge of criminal investigations, his care for victims, and even his fair treatment of suspects. Under Joe's direction, the detective bureau was very successful and was respected within the entire region assisting many outside agencies.

Joe served as an investigator for the community, a mentor at the Sheriff's Office, and a friend to all. He excelled in all of these rolls.

A law enforcement procession will take place escorting Joe from Simpson's funeral home in Sheridan to Simpson's funeral home in Stanton. This will occur at 10 AM on Tuesday, January 12th and can be viewed in downtown Stanton. A public visitation is scheduled for later Tuesday beginning at 3 PM. Please exercise social distancing and wear masks.

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

Thank you Joe for your service and thank you Joe's family for sharing him.

Thank you Greenville Rotary Club and the Greenville High School Interact Club for providing this great community service...
01/05/2021

Thank you Greenville Rotary Club and the Greenville High School Interact Club for providing this great community service!

Happy New Year to everyone.  In addition to throwing out 2020 like an old pair of shoes, consider focusing on what lesso...
01/01/2021

Happy New Year to everyone. In addition to throwing out 2020 like an old pair of shoes, consider focusing on what lessons the year provided and what the plans are to make 2021 a wonderfully memorable year!

NEWS MEDIA INFORMATION REPORTSUBJECT OF RELEASE: Two-car, fatality crash DATE AND TIME:  Approximately 8:10 AM on Wednes...
12/30/2020

NEWS MEDIA INFORMATION REPORT

SUBJECT OF RELEASE: Two-car, fatality crash

DATE AND TIME: Approximately 8:10 AM on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

LOCATION: Greenville Road near River Run Trail, Eureka Township

AUTHORITY/CONTACT PERSON: Sheriff Mike Williams

The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a two-car crash that lead to the death of one of the drivers. The crash occurred at approximately 8:10 AM on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 on Greenville Road near River Run Trail south of Greenville in Eureka Township.

The initial investigation revealed that a grey 2008 Mercury Mountaineer, driven by a 58-year-old Stanton man, was travelling south on Greenville Road. As the Mercury entered a slight curve in the roadway, the vehicle continued straight and into the path of a northbound blue 2009 Pontiac Torrent driven by a 62-year-old Belding woman. The driver of the Pontiac died at the scene as a result of the crash. The Stanton man and his passenger, a 57-year-old Stanton woman, were treated at Spectrum Health United Hospital in Greenville for minor injuries.

The road was snow covered at the time. All of the people involved in the crash were properly belted. The crash remains under investigation.

Assisting with the crash and investigation were the Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services, the Greenville Department of Public Safety, Montcalm County Central Dispatch, and Montcalm County Road Commission.

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UPDATE!We are again fully staffed and providing services as normal.  We apologize for the inconvenience this may have ca...
12/23/2020

UPDATE!

We are again fully staffed and providing services as normal. We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused.

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Due to circumstances beyond our control, we will not be able to fulfill License to Purchase requests and Fingerprints at this time. Please check back after January 4th for any updates. We greatly apologize for this. If you are aware of anyone wishing these services in the near future, please share with them to avoid an unproductive trip to Stanton. Thank you for your understanding.

Karen provided services for many years to the inmates at the jail.  To say she cared for people is a gross understatemen...
12/22/2020
Brigham Funeral Chapel

Karen provided services for many years to the inmates at the jail. To say she cared for people is a gross understatement. Her commitment to helping those struggling and in need was second to none. Karen will be missed. Rest in peace.

Obituary
Edmore – Karen Louise (Rose) Herington, age 59, of Six Lakes, passed away unexpectedly on December 15, 2020 at Mid-Michigan Medical Center in Midland. Karen was born on August 23, 1961 in Corbin, Kentucky, the daughter of Clarence and Maxine Louise (Edgar) Rose. She was raised in St. Louis...

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon.  Rest in peace.
12/18/2020

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon. Rest in peace.

It is with sadness to share the news that Wayne Co. Sheriff Benny Napoleon passed away earlier this evening. Sheriff Napoleon started with the Detroit Police Department in 1975 and served the DPD in many patrol, investigative, undercover and administrative capacities. He rose through the ranks and became Chief of Police in 1998. He was appointed Sheriff of Wayne County in 2009 where he has served since then. We are very grateful for his many years of distinguished service to the citizens of Wayne County and law enforcement across the state. Our condolences to his family and the entire Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

A citizen in the Turk Lake area gave us this beautifully crafted thin blue line flag in appreciation of what our Deputie...
12/02/2020

A citizen in the Turk Lake area gave us this beautifully crafted thin blue line flag in appreciation of what our Deputies do. We've hung it in our squad room. It means a great deal to every member of the Sheriff's Office to have the support of the people we serve.

Sheriff Mike Williams and staff wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday.
11/26/2020

Sheriff Mike Williams and staff wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday.

Typically, during the holiday season that we are entering, many will bring in delicious desserts and treats to show thei...
11/19/2020

Typically, during the holiday season that we are entering, many will bring in delicious desserts and treats to show their appreciation for the staff at the Sheriff's Office. Although it is greatly appreciated, during these times it is probably unwise to have food sitting around encouraging many to gather and increase the chance of spreading the virus that is crippling our Country. We would ask those thinking of dropping off such treats to consider making a donation to a local food bank in the name of the Sheriff's Office. The food banks are in need now more than ever. Non-expiring foods and cash donations are always appreciated. If one wants to capitalize on sharing and making their community better, buy a gift card from a local restaurant, who is also suffering right now, and give that to the food bank. Maybe allow someone less fortunate an opportunity at some great take out food and help a local restaurant get buy until things pick up. Feel free to share photos of drop offs at Montcalm County's local food banks and we will share on our page (send to [email protected]). For safety reasons, we will not post names. This is also a great learning opportunity for our youth showing the value of coming together as a community. Remember to use proper precautions when making donation drops...social distancing and masks aren't that tough.

NEWS MEDIA INFORMATION REPORTSUBJECT OF RELEASE: Incarceration of arrestee in 2008 assaultDATE AND TIME:  November, 2020...
11/18/2020

NEWS MEDIA INFORMATION REPORT

SUBJECT OF RELEASE: Incarceration of arrestee in 2008 assault

DATE AND TIME: November, 2020

LOCATION: Montcalm County Jail

AUTHORITY/CONTACT PERSON: Sheriff Mike Williams

A local man has been returned to Michigan to begin serving his state sentence after a conviction on a 2008 assault.

Steven Warren Stewart was sentenced in 2011 for having set a homemade explosive device that, when detonated, caused chemicals to be sprayed in the face of Greenville man on September 11, 2008. Stewart was sentenced locally to a minimum of twenty-two years with credit for one year. Stewart was also charged federally and served his time in a Federal Correctional Facility in Pennsylvania. Having been released on Monday, November 16, at the conclusion of his sentence on the federal charges, Stewart was brought back to Michigan to serve his sentence on his state charges. His incarceration ran concurrently with his federal sentence leaving approximately eleven and one-half years left on his state sentence. Once COVID 19 protocols have been met, Stewart will be transferred to the State of Michigan prison system to serve out the remainder of his sentence.

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Sheriff Mike Williams and his staff want to offer their thanks and gratitude to those who put their personal comfort and...
11/11/2020

Sheriff Mike Williams and his staff want to offer their thanks and gratitude to those who put their personal comfort and safety on the line and lives on hold to protect the United States of America. Thank you for your service and enjoy this day dedicated to you. Happy Veterans Day!

A great opportunity to clean out your medicine cabinet and dispose of the items in an environmentally safe manner!
10/23/2020

A great opportunity to clean out your medicine cabinet and dispose of the items in an environmentally safe manner!

October 19-23, 2020 is National School Bus Safety Week.  Please help us keep our children safe and use extra caution whe...
10/19/2020

October 19-23, 2020 is National School Bus Safety Week. Please help us keep our children safe and use extra caution when you see a school bus on the road. Deputies will be specifically following school busses this week to help educate those drivers who disregard the law.

Yesterday, members of the Greenville Community Church dropped off a care package along with some beautiful pieces of art...
10/14/2020

Yesterday, members of the Greenville Community Church dropped off a care package along with some beautiful pieces of art. Thank you Greenville Community Church for your continued support!

It is with a heavy heart that the Sheriff's Office announces the passing of a retired posse member.  Captain William "Bi...
09/28/2020

It is with a heavy heart that the Sheriff's Office announces the passing of a retired posse member. Captain William "Bill" Christensen passed away on Friday, September 25th. Bill served as a member of the Sheriff's Posse for twenty-eight years retiring in 2015. Bill continued to help out on the range and was a familiar face at the Office. Bill had a friendly, calm demeanor about him and was always willing to help out. Bill's welding and fabrication abilities were put to use on the Sheriff's gun range where, among other improvements, he helped to build an automated target turning system that is still in used today. Bill will be missed and the Sheriff's Office staff is honored having been allowed to know him. Please join us in keeping Bill and his family in our thoughts and prayers.

Rest in peace Bill.

Today the members of the Sheriff's Office honored the passing of Sheriff Henkel by wearing black ribbons.  Sheriff Henke...
09/24/2020

Today the members of the Sheriff's Office honored the passing of Sheriff Henkel by wearing black ribbons. Sheriff Henkel died after being shot during a disturbance call in Lakeview in 1926. Let his sacrifice never be forgotten.

The Sheriff's Office had some visitors today bearing gifts for Patriot's Day.  Thank you to Ransom Leppink and staff as ...
09/11/2020

The Sheriff's Office had some visitors today bearing gifts for Patriot's Day. Thank you to Ransom Leppink and staff as well as the Posey family. Also, thank you to a community that greatly supports the Sheriff's Office. It is very much appreciated.

Patriot's Day is a day dedicated to remembering those lost on that tragic day nineteen years ago.  Not only the first re...
09/11/2020

Patriot's Day is a day dedicated to remembering those lost on that tragic day nineteen years ago. Not only the first responders who ran into crumbling buildings but also those innocent souls that perished for merely living their lives. In today's world of divisiveness involving politics, race, and the pandemic, it may benefit all to remember the unity and how the County came together. Consider taking a moment to reflect not only on the horrible loss this Country experienced but also how we responded and came together. Have a blessed day all.

Twenty-three years ago today, Officer Eric Johnson with the Howard City Police Department made the ultimate sacrifice an...
08/31/2020

Twenty-three years ago today, Officer Eric Johnson with the Howard City Police Department made the ultimate sacrifice an officer can make. Officer Johnson was returning to Howard City after having dropped an arrestee off at the County jail when he was involved in a crash on M-46 and was killed. Please help us to honor his service to the citizens of Howard City, Reynolds Township, and Montcalm County.

08/27/2020
Thank you to an anonymous citizen that paid Haan's Bakery in Greenville for donuts for us.  Thank you!   Haan's Bakery &...
08/19/2020

Thank you to an anonymous citizen that paid Haan's Bakery in Greenville for donuts for us. Thank you! Haan's Bakery & Coffee Shoppe

The Montcalm County Sheriff's Office is joining several law enforcement agencies across the State with the Driver Sober ...
08/14/2020

The Montcalm County Sheriff's Office is joining several law enforcement agencies across the State with the Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. This enforcement period will go through Labor day and is sponsored as well as funded by the Office of Highway Safety Planning in an effort to make the roads safer by getting impaired drivers off of the roads. The Sheriff's Office encourages everyone to make good choices when it comes to keeping the roadways in Michigan safe and wants everyone to make it to their destination safely.

Sad news to share.  Trooper Starr, his family, and the entire Michigan State Police force are in our thoughts and prayer...
08/01/2020

Sad news to share. Trooper Starr, his family, and the entire Michigan State Police force are in our thoughts and prayers

We are saddened to report Tpr. Caleb Starr has passed away, having succumbed to the injuries he sustained in an on-duty traffic crash on July 10.

Trooper Starr enlisted with the MSP in September of 2018, graduating as a member of the 135th Trooper Recruit School. He served at the Lakeview Post.

For additional information, visit https://www.michigan.gov/mspnewsroom/0,9602,7-398-94878-535440--,00.html.

07/21/2020
Montcalm County Emergency Services

Montcalm County Emergency Services

On August 4, Montcalm County voters will be voting to renew our millage.

The question is: Should we renew the millage?

What the ballot will say asking if we should renew the millage is:
MILLAGE RENEWAL PROPOSITION FOR AMBULANCE AND MEDICAL FIRST RESPONSE SERVICES

This millage will allow the County of Montcalm, Michigan to continue to levy the previous voted increase in the constitutional tax rate limitation on general ad valorem taxes of 0.7500 mill to provide funds for the acquisition, maintenance and operation of ambulance and medical first response services and equipment.

Shall the constitutional tax rate limitation on general ad valorem taxes within the County of Montcalm, Michigan be increased by 0.7500 mill ($0.75 per $1,000) on the taxable value of such property, subject to reduction as provided by law, for a period of four (4) years, 2021 through 2024, both inclusive, to provide funds for the acquisition, maintenance and operation of ambulance and medical first response services and equipment within the County of Montcalm, Michigan. This renewal is estimated to provide revenues of approximately $1,424,473 (minus Headlee override) in 2021 and includes a renewal of previously authorized millage in the amount of 0.7500 mill ($0.75 per $1,000 of taxable valuation).

To the extent required by law, a portion of this millage may be captured by and retained by the
Village of Edmore Downtown Development Authority, the Crystal Township Downtown
Development Authority, the Village of Howard City Downtown Development Authority, the Village of
Lakeview Downtown Development Authority, and the City of Greenville Downtown
Development Authority. The total amount of captured tax increment revenues from such millage
in the first calendar year of the levy is estimated to be $16,500.

YES ______
NO ______

Yes is the answer. Don't be fooled by the confusing, legal ballot language. We are simply asking to renew the EMS millage that has been approved for generations. We will be sharing lots of millage information in the coming weeks. Please spread the word and continue to support our local ambulances and first responders like you always have.

Eric

Thank you to all who were able to take advantage of the drug turn in event today at the Sheriff's Office.  Fifty-seven p...
07/18/2020

Thank you to all who were able to take advantage of the drug turn in event today at the Sheriff's Office. Fifty-seven pounds of medications were turned in that will now be disposed of in an environmentally safe manner. No worry that a child may accidentally ingest some, that someone struggling with addiction can get to them, or that they end up in our drinking water. These events occur throughout the County over the course of the year. Additionally, there are drop boxes at the Sheriff's Office, Carson City Police Department, Lakeview Police Department, and the Greenville Department of Public Safety for drop off during regular business hours. Thanks again.

07/16/2020

Don't forget! Med turn in day this Saturday at the Sheriff's Office from 9 to noon. Enter the main drive, follow the signs, stay in your car, and you should be in and out in no time. We are happy to take all used and unwanted medications and dispose of them in an environmentally safe manner!

Many have been asking.
07/14/2020

Many have been asking.

The Sheriff's Office has been fielding several calls regarding carrying a concealed weapon and wearing a mask.  There is...
07/13/2020

The Sheriff's Office has been fielding several calls regarding carrying a concealed weapon and wearing a mask. There is nothing in the CPL statute for Michigan that makes it a crime to carry a weapon in compliance with a CPL while wearing a mask. Bottom line-you are not breaking the law if lawfully carrying a concealed weapon and wearing a mask.

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.

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