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Montcalm Neighborhood Watch picnic


 

Saturday, October 4, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

The Montcalm County Neighborhood Watch program is teaming up again with the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Department, Montcalm County Emergency Services, the Montcalm Township Fire Department, numerous other area fire departments, and many additional agencies to offer an old-fashioned picnic for the whole family to enjoy and to celebrate National Fire Prevention Week. The activities are planned for Saturday, October 4th from11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Montcalm Township Hall Complex located on M-91 in Turk Lake. Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy free hot dogs, chips, and ice cream, plus lots of fun, demonstrations, displays, and entertainment from WGLM 106.3 Radio who will be broadcasting live during the event.

This will be the seventh year this event has been held and it promises to be the best display of county services ever provided.

One of the most fascinating and informative exhibits over the past couple of years has been the demonstration of extrication procedures by the Montcalm Township Fire Department. They will be using the Jaws of Life to demonstrate their skill in extricating victims from two vehicles involved in simulated crashes. Several other area fire departments and their specialized equipment will also be present to represent the mutual aid cooperation that exists between agencies and to bring awareness to the National Fire Protection Week, which begins the following day.

Many other exhibits and demonstrations will be available including the ever popular Smoke House, the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Marine Division, the Dive Team, the Mobile Command Center, Michigan Working Dogs, the Montcalm County Animal Shelter, a dunk tank, and United Lifestyles Drunk Driving Course. A Montcalm County Neighborhood Watch representative will be available with information to help you keep yourself, your family and property safe.

A Michigan Blood Drive is being added this year as a way in which to give back to our community and its residents. They will be present from 10 until 2 for donations and state they would prefer appointments, if possible. Interested individuals may contact Clif Dickinson @ 616-754-1780.

For more information in the picnic, please contact Dawn Miles at 616-788-8602.

 

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Turk Lake man arrested


Charles Wright

Montcalm County Sheriffís Deputies arrested a 50-year-old Greenville area man this week for possessing stolen property, being a felon in possession of firearms, and felony firearm, as a result of an investigation originating from the Kent County Sheriffís Office.

There had been a rash of thefts from storage units in Kent County and it was discovered that the stolen property was being stored at a home near Turk Lake in Montcalm Township. While recovering stolen property, detectives with the Kent County Sheriffís office met with Charles Lambert Wright. It was discovered that Wright possessed firearms and had past criminal convictions that prohibited him from doing so. He was arrested and arraigned on June 11.

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Autistic child found


An 11-year-old autistic child was reported missing Sunday, July 10, after the child walked away from the family’s cottage at Turk Lake, in Montcalm Township.  A neighbor reported seeing the child walk into the woods about 11:30 a.m.

The Montcalm County Sheriff’s office utilized road patrol, marine deputies, and a K-9 unit to organize a ground search for the child. The Montcalm Township Fire Department also responded and aided in the search, along with several residents. A telephone message was broadcast using City Watch, informing area residents of the missing child.

The child was located nearly four hours later, over a half mile away, when a resident spotted the child on her property. The resident called 911 and the child was reunited with his parents by Sheriff’s deputies.

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