Recent actions by law enforcement agencies in Northeast Michigan. This has been only lightly edited.


June 28-July 7


COs Jon Sheppard and Jessie Curtis were patrolling back to the Alpena Field Office after conducting an evening marine patrol when they observed a vehicle swaying over the center and fog lines. The COs conducted a traffic stop and investigated the driver for signs of impairment. Sobrieties were performed and a PBT was given. The driver was found to be impaired by both alcohol and drugs. The driver was arrested and lodged for operating while under the influence of both drugs and alcohol. The COs also obtained a search warrant and subsequent blood sample for analysis.


CO Dan Liestenfeltz was on ORV patrol in Lewiston when he observed a vehicle swaying very aggressively in its lane. CO Liestenfeltz monitored the vehicle and observed the vehicle cross the center line and continue to drive down the center of the roadway. CO Liestenfeltz initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. When the driver was contacted, it was determined that he was operating while intoxicated (OWI). CO Liestenfeltz placed the subject into custody and transported him to the Montmorency County Jail. This is the subject’s third OWI offense.

CO Sidney Collins was second to respond to a suicide. CO Collins assisted the Montmorency County deputies with a subject who jumped off a building to commit suicide. CO Collins did cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the subject to attempt to save him. The subject was pronounced dead at the scene.

COs Sidney Collins and Dan Liestenfeltz were on marine patrol on the Fourth of July. The COs witnessed a jet skier wearing a George Washington mask and flying an American flag drive through a swim area with people swimming. The subject was issued a ticket.

CO Sidney Collins was first on scene to an ORV versus deer accident. The ORV hit a deer at a high rate of speed. The subject flipped the four-wheeler and was lying in the middle of M-33. CO Collins was able to use her patrol vehicle to stop traffic while she rendered first aid to the subject. The subject was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.


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