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Dad, daughters hurt in crash

Troopers from the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post responded to a two vehicle rear-end collision that occurred on Tuesday, October 16, at approximately 6:12 a.m. on Federal Rd. near M-46 Hwy in Reynolds Township, Montcalm County.

Preliminary investigation revealed a 56-year-old male from Howard City was driving a 2002 Chevy Trail Blazer northbound on Federal Rd. and crashed into the rear of a semi-tractor and trailer that was waiting at the light at M-46 Hwy. 

The 56-year-old male was traveling with his two school-aged daughters, 13 years old and 16 years old. The occupants of the Trail Blazer were transported to Spectrum Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids with serious injuries. The 16-year-old was transported by Aero Med, while the driver and 13-year-old were transported by ambulance.  The driver of the semi-tractor was not injured in the crash. 

The cause of the accident is still being investigated, but it is believed the 13 and 16-year-old were not wearing their seatbelts. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash.

State Police were assisted on scene by, Montcalm County EMS, Mecosta County EMS, Howard City Fire Department, Aero Med, McKay’s Towing and Montcalm County Central Dispatch.

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Sidney man killed in crash

A 24-year-old Sidney man was killed in a crash in Home Township, in Montcalm County on Saturday, October 6.

According to the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post, the crash occurred about 5:03 a.m. on Wyman Rd, near North County Line Rd. The investigation showed that a 2004 Toyota Celica was southbound on Wyman Rd. near North County Line Rd. when the driver lost control of his vehicle. His vehicle then left the roadway and collided with trees along the roadway. The lone occupant of the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt. Speed appeared to be a factor. It was unknown whether drugs or alcohol were a factor.

Police identified the driver as Coty Allen Kent, 24, of Sidney. Funeral arrangements were set for Thursday, October 11, at Brigham Funeral Chapel in Edmore.

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Suspicious fires deemed arson

Four fires were set around 4 a.m. Monday morning in Mecosta and Montcalm counties. Fire photo taken by a resident.

A Howard City man has been arrested and police are seeking charges against two alleged accomplices in a string of suspicious fires and a break-in that occurred early Monday morning in Mecosta and Montcalm Counties.

According to the Mecosta County Sheriff Office, the Morley Area Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a structure fire located in northern Deerfield Township on Monday, October 1, at approximately 4:32 a.m. During the response several other fires were discovered in the immediate area. A total of three structure fires were found to have occurred in Deerfield Township, Mecosta County. There was also a fire and a break-in that took place in northern Montcalm County at the same time that the Mecosta County fires were happening.  

According to the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post, the Montcalm incidents occurred in Reynolds and Winfield Townships.

Multiple surrounding fire departments responded to the fires, including, Lakeview Fire, Mecosta Twp. Fire, Morton Twp. Fire, Big Rapids Twp. Fire, Big Rapids Department of Public Safety Fire Division, Big Prairie fire in Newaygo County, and Maple Valley Fire in Montcalm county.  

The Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office was also notified and the Mecosta County Fire Investigation Team was also requested and responded. There were no  reported injuries and all of the structures were unoccupied.    

The Michigan State Police Fire Investigation Unit also responded and investigated the Montcalm County fire. 

The investigation revealed that around 4 a.m. on 10-1-18 the three suspects drove to the locations, gained entry into the buildings, and purposely started all four fires. They also attempted to break into a residence where the owner was asleep. The resident awoke to the sound of the door being kicked in. He yelled at the suspects who then fled from the scene.

A joint investigation led to the identification of three suspects involved in these incidents. Those involved include an 18-year-old female from Morley; a 20-year-old male from Howard City; and a 32-year-old from Howard City. The 32-year-old was arrested for an outstanding warrant while warrants are being sought for the other two suspects.  

The Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone that saw anything suspicious to contact the Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office at 231-592-0150 or tips@mecostacounty.org, or call the Lakeview Post at 989-352-9444.

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Police seek info in Leppinks breaking and entering

The Leppinks Food Center in Stanton was broken in to between April 1-2.

Reward for info

Leppinks is offering a reward up to $5,000 for any information leading to the arrest of the suspects involved in the breaking and entering of their store in Stanton.

According to the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post, Leppinks Food Center in Stanton was broken in to between the evening hours of Sunday, April 1, and the early morning hours of Monday, April 2. The suspects gained entry into the safe located in the office of the store and left with an undisclosed amount of money. 

Anyone that has any information regarding this crime is asked to please call the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post at (989) 352-8444.

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Three children killed in horse and buggy crash

Three children died and six other family members were sent to the hospital after a pickup truck ran into the horse-drawn carriage they were riding in last Sunday, October 29.

According to the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post, the crash occurred on E. Condensary Rd. near Wood Rd. on Sunday, October 29th at approximately 8:34 a.m. in Evergreen Township in Montcalm County.

Preliminary investigation revealed a Dodge truck was driving eastbound on E. Condensary Rd. when it collided with a buggy also traveling eastbound. The pickup truck struck the buggy, which caused extensive damage to both the pickup truck and the buggy. 

The buggy was occupied by the Martin family of Sheridan. The Mennonite family was reportedly on their way to a Sunday worship service when the crash occurred.

As of Monday, October 30, the father, Paul R. Martin, 40, was in stable condition at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, then moved to Butterworth. The mother, Judith M. Martin (Imhoff), 34, was in critical condition at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. Three of their sons—an 8-year-old, 3-1/2-year-old, and a 2-year-old—were in stable condition at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. An 18-month-old daughter was treated and released from Carson City Hospital. 

Their other three children in the buggy—a son and two daughters–suffered fatal injuries. According to an obituary from Lux and Schnepp Funeral Home of Carson City, one was their son, Cameron Seth Martin, 11; their daughter, Kayla Beth Martin, 9, and another daughter, Kendra Jane Martin, 7.

The lone occupant in the Dodge truck, Brandon King, 29, of Sheridan, was not injured. He appeared to have been wearing a seatbelt. 

Restraint use in the buggy is unknown. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in this traffic crash, but other possible contributing factors are still under investigation.

Assisting with the crash scene and investigation were Montcalm County Rescue 21, Rescue 30, Alpha 2, Alpha 3, Life EMS, Life Net, Sheridan Fire Department, Lakeview Police Department, Greenville DPS, and Montcalm County Central Dispatch.

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Greenville man dies in crash


A Greenville man died Tuesday when his car crossed the centerline and crashed into an oncoming vehicle.

The crash occurred on Tuesday, February 14, about 11:10 a.m. on Sidney and Berridge Road in Montcalm Township, east of M91.

According to the Michigan State Police Lakeview post, a silver Honda passenger car was travelling eastbound on Sidney road when the driver of that vehicle crossed the centerline into the west bound lane and into the path of a Ford F-250 pickup headed westbound.

The male driver of the Honda passenger car was pronounced dead on scene. State Police identified him as Lee Pattison, 40, of Greenville.

The male driver of the F250 sustained injuries and was transported by family members to the hospital.

The cause of the accident is still being investigated; alcohol is not believed to be a factor.

Assisting at the scene was Montcalm County Sheriff’s office, Montcalm Township Fire Departments and Montcalm County EMS.

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