During Distracted Driving Awareness Month, deputies are “strongly encouraged to be on the lookout for distracted drivers and to follow through with enforcement action if a motorist is stopped for a violation.”
POLKTON TWP. — The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a weapons complaint that occurred near Coopersville, south of I-96, at 9:08 p.m. Wednesday.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently reappointed Ottawa County Sheriff Steve Kempker to the Mental Health Diversion Council for a term expiring Jan. 30, 2023.
K-9 officers Kyan and Pappy recently received new ballistic and stab-resistant armor vests, which were donated by Doug and Lori Cramer and Kent and Karen Vandenbosch.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — A man is in custody after police say he caused two crashes Wednesday morning, while a woman in his vehicle was in labor.
Rosemarie Reilly was killed Nov. 6, 2016, by Jeremy Kelley, whom she had taken out a personal protection order. Her family is now suing several Ottawa County and GVSU officers.
Last year, volunteers logged 3,690 hours of service in Ottawa County.
Candidates must be age 18 or older, live or work in Ottawa County, have no misdemeanor arrests within one year of application and have no felony arrests.
The training sessions are conducted by the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Police officers, firefighters, emergency services staff and victim advocates helped 102 Grand Haven Area Public Schools students with their Christmas shopping Wednesday during the annual Shop with a Sheriff event.
Police said Tuesday that an alleged sexual assault at a party near Grand Valley State University’s Allendale campus this past weekend appears now to have been a false report.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — A 3-year-old Muskegon boy was run over by his father’s van twice while the family was trick-or-treating in a Grand Haven-area subdivision Wednesday night, police said.
In the most recent incident, the group walked into an open Sprint store in Holland Township and cut the security attachments from several phones and removed them from display racks. The suspects then fled on foot.
OLIVE TWP. — A Holland-area man was arrested Friday morning after stealing two vehicles and fleeing from police.
Deputies will be at the Idle Hour, 213 W. Savidge St. in Spring Lake, from 8:30-9:30 a.m.