Posted on 27 September 2013.
An alert neighbor led to the arrest of three suspects for unlawfully entering a home in Howard City last week.
According to Howard City Police Chief Steve DeWitt, an area resident saw an unfamiliar car in the driveway of a vacant home in the 8000 block of Mackinaw Trail, in Reynolds Township, on Thursday, September 19, about 10:44 p.m. The resident noticed flashlights moving around inside and called police.
The Howard City Police arrived and confirmed the presence of subjects in the home. They confronted the suspects, who refused to exit the home until confronted inside by the Police. Montcalm County Sheriff Department and the Lakeview Police Department also assisted at the scene.
The homeowner was contacted and confirmed that no one should be in the home and wished to press charges. All three suspects were arrested and lodged at the Montcalm County Jail. Arrested was Alyssa Miller, age 19 of Rockford; Tyler Barry, age 20 of Howard City; and Marcus Dekker, age 19 of Howard City. They were arraigned in the 64B District Court and charged with Unlawful Entry. A quantity of alcohol was also seized from the under-aged suspects.
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Posted on 29 August 2013.
A Pierson teen has been arrested and charges are being sought against another for the break-in at the Pierson Trading Post on August 13.
According to the Montcalm County Sheriff Office, investigators worked with the Michigan State Police and followed up on tips that came in from the community. On Monday, August 26, they arrested Jheramyah Harold Fridline, 17, of Pierson.
He was arraigned the following day on charges of breaking and entering, alcohol possession, and tobacco possession. At press time, Fridline was in custody and held on a $1,000.00 bond.
The second suspect is a 15-year-old Pierson youth. Reports are being forwarded to the Prosecutor’s Office requesting charges for the youth through Probate Court.
Investigators found a small amount of property and evidence tying the two teens to the crime. The case remains under investigation.
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Posted on 01 October 2009.
Jason Lee Shaver
A former Cedar Springs man was arrested this week on first degree criminal sexual conduct charges.
According to Cedar Springs Police chief Roger Parent, Jason Lee Shaver, 26, of Grand Rapids, turned himself into police Monday afternoon, after hearing that a felony warrant had been issued for his arrest. At one time Shaver lived in Cedar Springs at the same residence as his cousin, James Clement Riley, who was arrested in June. The investigation into Riley led to the investigation and arrest of Shaver.
Shaver was arraigned in 63rd District Court, Rockford, on Tuesday, September 29, on six counts of felony criminal sexual conduct first degree (child under 13). His bond was set at $100,000 cash/surety, and preliminary court date was set for October 9 at 11 a.m.
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