Monday, Aug. 5:

Theft:

At 6:32 p.m., deputies responded to a report of shoplifting on West U.S. Highway 2 in Cohasset. 

Tuesday, Aug. 6:

Theft:

At 5:11 a.m., officers responded to a report of a theft of a firearm on SW 18th Street in Grand Rapids. Officers responded to the scene and learned that the reporting party’s son sold the firearm to a friend. Officers then responded to the home of the party who received the item, who admitted to selling the firearm to another party. Officers collected statements from the individuals involved.

At 8:23 a.m., officers responded to a stolen generator and electric grease gun on State Highway 38 in Grand Rapids. The total value of the items stolen was $1,250. 

Traffic:

At 9:44 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for suspected texting and driving on Golf Course Road in Grand Rapids. Officers lacked probable cause to issue a citation as the driver refused to admit the violation. 

Accident:

At 10:14 a.m., officers responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of 7th Street SE and Pokegama Avenue in Grand Rapids. According to the reporting parties, the vehicles struck each other as they entered the intersection. Each driver stated they did not see the other enter the intersection prior to the crash. Vehicle one suffered significant front end damage and vehicle two had moderate driver’s side damage. One of the vehicle drivers was cited for no proof of insurance. 

Suspicious Person:

At 11:02 a.m., officers responded to a report of a suspicious person on Crystal Lake Boulevard in Grand Rapids. According to the report, the male was observed in possession of a knife that he placed in his sleeve and was carrying a backpack that he stashed somewhere. Officers responded to the call and thoroughly patrolled the area but were unable to locate the individual. 

Traffic:

At 11:48 a.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop which resulted in a DWI/drug arrest on Main Avenue in Bigfork.

At 2:24 p.m., deputies made a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by a male suspect who had a felony warrant for his arrest at the intersection of State Highway 38 and Arbo Hall Road in Grand Rapids. The suspect was arrested.

Accident:

At 3:16 p.m., officers responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident without injuries at the intersection of North Pokegama Avenue and 2rd Street in Grand Rapids. 

Gas Drive-off:

At 4:08 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a gas drive-off on U.S. Highway 169 in Grand Rapids. The amount of gas stolen was $35.01.

Wednesday, Aug. 7:

Theft:

At 12:50 p.m., officers responded to a report of a kayak stolen from the side of a garage on SW 11th Avenue in Grand Rapids. 

Accident:

At 6:12 p.m., officers responded to a report of a minor accident which occurred in a parking lot on Pokegama Avenue South in Grand Rapids. There were no injuries as a result of the incident, and both vehicles sustained minor to moderate damage. 

DNR:

At 9:36 p.m., officers responded to a report of a bear in a yard on NE 14th Street in Grand Rapids. Officers patrolled the area and were unable to locate the bear. The reporting party was advised to take down any bird feeders.

Thursday, Aug. 8:

Accident:

At 8:08 a.m., officers responded to a report of an accident on NW 5th Street in Grand Rapids. The reporting party advised officers that he was conducting a delivery in the area and, when he pulled off of the roadway near a parking space, he struck a vehicle that was parked on the south side of 5th Street NW. As a result of the incident, the delivery truck had minor damage to the rear passenger side bumper. The struck vehicle was legally parked and unoccupied at the time of the incident. The vehicle suffered damage to the front, driver’s side bumper and panel. There were no injuries reported as a result of the incident.

Fraud:

At 12:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of theft on SE 29th Street in Grand Rapids. According to the reporting party, after watching surveillance footage, he noticed a female party who had selected two items and returned them at the service counter for credit on her debit card. Officers observed the surveillance footage and confirmed that the suspect had committed this act of theft.  Officers made contact with the suspect, and she admitted to the act. The suspect was cited for theft.  

Friday, Aug. 9:

Theft:

At 4:42 p.m., officers responded to a report of theft on SE 29th Street in Grand Rapids. According to the reporting party, a female was seen swapping out the UPC codes of items in the store of less value and placing them on her items. The female took UPC codes off of items valued at $2 and swapped the UPC codes on the items she purchased that were valued at $15. Officers took a picture of the female and emailed it to the police department staff for possible identification. 

Saturday, Aug. 10:

Theft:

At 9:59 a.m., officers responded to a report of license plate tabs (registration) being stolen from a vehicle on Itasca Street in Grand Rapids. 

Sunday, Aug. 11:

Theft - Vehicle:

At 10:45 a.m., officers responded to a report of a stolen vehicle from a parking lot on North Pokegama Avenue in Grand Rapids. The reporting party stated he left the vehicle unlocked and the keys under the driver seat. 

Gas Drive-off:

At 11:30 a.m., officers responded to a report of a gas drive-off which occurred on SE 7th Avenue in Grand Rapids. It was reported that the driver came into the store and pre-paid $6 for gas but pumped $34 worth of gas. Officers were able to locate the suspect vehicle. When asked what happened with the gas and why they left without paying the full amount, the suspect stated it was a mistake and the party agreed to return to the store and take care of the issue. 

Traffic: 

At 11:54 a.m., officers on patrol on South Pokegama Avenue approaching the intersection of SE 29th Street in Grand Rapids noticed a vehicle traveling in front of them rapidly accelerate and weave in traffic, speeding through the stop light and continuing south on Highway 169. Officers followed the vehicle and clocked it at 74 mph in a 55 mph zone. Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and spoke with the driver about the issue. He admitted driving too fast, accelerating out of control and had no excuse for his actions. The driver was issued a citation for exhibition driving.

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