Posted on 16 February 2017.
The Michigan State Police Lakeview Post would like to remind citizens to never provide personal information via email, telephone, and/or social media.
Troopers from the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post have received several calls from citizens advising they have received unsolicited calls from unknown subjects advising citizens that they owe money to the Internal Revenue Service. The unknown callers are advising citizens that they have warrants for their arrest and to meet them at specified locations with money or they will be subject to arrest.
The IRS advises if you receive contact of this nature and suspect the caller is not an IRS employee: 1) Ask the caller for their name, badge number, call back number and caller ID if available. 2) Call 1-800-366-4484 to determine if the caller is an IRS employee with legitimate need to contact you. If the person calling you is an IRS employee, call them back. If not, report the incident to the IRS at 1-800-366-4484.
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Posted on 28 January 2016.
Troopers from the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post were called to a breaking and entering in progress of an unoccupied home on Tuesday, January 26, about 7 p.m. The homeowner was out of state in California. Upon arrival, the Troopers located a vehicle in the driveway and contacted the homeowner, who gave permission for the Troopers to search the home. While checking the home, they observed evidence related to the use of methamphetamine.
A 37-year-old male and 17-year-old female were found inside the residence. While speaking with the male and female, the male admitted to possessing a one-pot meth lab in his vehicle in the driveway.
CMET (Central Michigan Enforcement Team) was called in to assist with the one pot meth lab. The male suspect was arrested for unlawful entry and an outstanding warrant. Additional charges are pending in relation to the manufacturing methamphetamine. The names are being withheld pending formal charges and arraignments.
Troopers were assisted on scene by the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Department and CMET.
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Posted on 08 October 2015.
Trooper James Tompkins, pictured left, of the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post received the MADD award.
Trooper James Tompkins of the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post received the MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) award for “Outstanding Trooper,” at a ceremony held at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills, on September 23.
MSP Lt. Colonel Richard Arnold, who presented the award to Tpr. Tompkins, remarked that Tpr. Tompkins has a strong passion for taking drunk drivers off the streets, and has led the Lakeview Post in arrests for the past four years. Tpr. Tompkins again led the Lakeview Post with 39 arrests for drunk driving.
According the 2014 MSP Drunk Driving Audit, there were 134 alcohol involved crashes, and 266 OWI arrests, in the three counties that make up the Lakeview Post area—Montcalm, Gratiot, and Ionia.
“Drunk and impaired driving remains a serious threat, and a zero tolerance approach will continue to be taken by Tpr. Tompkins and his colleagues,” commented F/Lt. Kevin Sweeney, Lakeview Post Commander.
MADD is in its 35 year of combating drunk driving, fighting drugged driving, and supporting the victims of these crimes.
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