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POLICE BLOTTER: DNR

MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

May 17-30

ALPENA COUNTY

CO Jon Sheppard assisted MSP troopers in Alpena County with a vehicle crash. Upon investigation, it was determined that the driver of the vehicle was highly intoxicated. CO Sheppard assisted with traffic control and arresting the subject for Operating While Intoxicated (OWI).

CO Jon Sheppard assisted MSP troopers near the City of Alpena with a mentally unstable subject with a firearm. The subject stated he was hearing voices in his head and was chasing an AT&T employee around in a parking lot. After chasing the employee, the subject rammed his vehicle into the Alpena County Road Commission garage. The subject was taken into custody and turned over to MSP troopers.

MONTMORENCY COUNTY

CO Sidney Collins was launching her boat when a domestic in progress came out over the radio. CO Collins was close to the residence, so she trailered her boat and responded to the complaint. CO Collins was able to separate the two subjects before sheriff deputies arrived and assisted. The subjects were separated, and charges were submitted to the prosecutor’s office.

CO Dan Liestenfeltz responded to a brush fire in Briley Township in Montmorency County. Upon investigating, it was determined that the subject was burning illegal materials and the fire escaped the subject’s control. A ticket was issued for failing to prevent the spread of fire.

CO Dan Liestenfeltz was patrolling Briley Township in Montmorency County when he observed a vehicle drive past him without a license plate. The vehicle then drove off the roadway and abruptly turned back onto the roadway. CO Liestenfeltz initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. After investigating, it was determined the driver did not have insurance on the vehicle and had a statewide warrant out of Ingham County. The subject was taken into custody and lodged at the Montmorency County Jail for the warrant and was issued an appearance ticket for operating without insurance.

PRESQUE ISLE COUNTY

CO Jon Sklba was on patrol near Grand Lake when he observed a vehicle speeding on US-23. Suddenly, the vehicle stopped in front of a residence and the driver exited his car, removed a bag of trash from the vehicle, and placed it in the driveway of the residence. CO Sklba conducted a traffic stop and inquired with the driver about placing the bag of garbage in front of the residence. The driver advised that he was up for the holiday weekend and had a full bag of trash that was starting to stink. The driver figured he would just place the bag in front of someone’s house so their trash service would pick it up. The driver stated he did not know the homeowner and did not have permission to drop his trash in their driveway. CO Sklba issued the driver a ticket for littering and made the subject remove the bag of trash.

COs Jon Sklba, Paul Fox, Tim Rosochacki, MSP troopers, and Presque Isle Sheriff Marine deputies all responded to a distressed vessel complaint on Black Lake. A boat operator called 911 advising his engine quit working and his vessel was taking on water. MSP troopers and CO Rosochacki responded to the boat launch to get a visual on the vessel as the other units mobilized their patrol vessels. Fortunately, a passerby vessel saw the distressed boat and was able to pull it back to shore safely.

ALCONA COUNTY

CO Jesse Grzechowski received notification from Alcona County Central Dispatch of two lost girls. They were hiking with their father when they separated and became lost for several hours before calling 911. CO Grzechowski arrived at the trailhead and patrolled the area of their last known location on his ORV. He traversed many deadfalls and navigational hazards while continuing his search. CO Grzechowski located the lost girls before sunset and transported them several miles back to their parent at the trailhead. The girls did not have any water, hiking gear, and were wearing flip flops. They were in good health and no medical attention was needed.

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