This weeks updates and crime trials.
This weeks updates and crime trials.
Pedestrian causes issues after taking drugs
A 27-year-old woman called police at 12:37 p.m. May 2, to report a man who appeared to be under the influence of drugs walking in the middle of the road in the 14000 block of Kellogg School Road north of Hickory Corners. The caller said the man was staggering through both lanes of traffic and almost walked into oncoming vehicles. The man walked into a residence and then to a nearby gas station, she said. The 31-year-old Battle Creek man later told the police that people were out to get him, and he was trying to get home. The man said he had recently taken a dose of heroin, but the officer believed the man to be on methamphetamine. An ambulance arrived and medics sedated the combative man before he was taken to the hospital. A woman who owned a house that the man had briefly walked into said she did not want to press charges.
Narcan and CPR used for heroin overdose
A 42-year-old woman called 911 to report her 38-year-old brother had overdosed on heroin and was unconscious in the 800 block of Vickery Drive in Baltimore Township. Before emergency personnel arrived, the woman had given the man a dose of Narcan and performed CPR. When an officer arrived, the man was conscious and talking, but refused to be taken to the hospital, so first responders left the scene. The officer noted multiple previous incidents of the man overdosing on heroin.
Four officers arrest resistant man
A 30-year-old man called police to report a suspicious 37-year-old Sunfield man in his yard in the 3000 block of Middle Lake Drive in Hastings Charter Township. The complainant said the man's vehicle had stalled in the road near his driveway, and the man was throwing cigarettes in his yard, yelling at the resident and acting aggressively toward him. When an officer arrived, the man refused to give his name, and said he did not have identification. He repeated the officer's questions back to him, and made multiple attempts to get into the officer's vehicle. The officer called for back-up and attempted to take the man into custody. The man resisted, and the officer used a stun gun on the man multiple times with little to no effect. The officer also used pepper spray. After three other officers arrived, they were able to take the man into custody following a struggle.
Man overdoses in vehicle while parked in the road
An officer responded to a suspicious person who had parked a vehicle in the middle of East Sager Road in the 3000 block in Hastings Township at 10:11 p.m. May 7. A passer-by had knocked on the window, but the driver was not fully responsive and was acting strangely. When the officer arrived, the 45-year-old Battle Creek driver was slumped over in the driver's seat. He passed out repeatedly while he was treated by EMS and given Narcan. A syringe was found in the vehicle that tested positive for methamphetamine. The man was taken to the hospital.
Gas siphoned from vehicle while owner is in jail
An officer responded to a report of larceny and vehicle vandalism in the 7000 block of South M-43 Highway at 1:49 p.m. April 8. A 56-year-old man told the officer he had recently been released from jail for bond violation, and he went with a friend to pick up his vehicle at a friend's residence. When the two arrived, they found the vehicle was lifted up on a jack and a garden hose had been connected to a gas line underneath. A 32-year-old woman at the residence told the officer her 23-year-old friend had siphoned gas from the vehicle to put in her vehicle. Another friend arrived and hooked up the gas line back to the vehicle and it was returned to the owner. Information was forwarded to the prosecutor's office.
Man arrested for assaulting mother
An officer responded to a verbal dispute between a 68-year-old woman and her 30-year-old son over a phone charger at 6:44 a.m. April 27, in the 12000 block of Roughys Drive in Yankee Springs Township. The phone charger had been returned by the time an officer arrived. The mother said her son might be on drugs. The officer advised her to call if there were any more issues, and the woman said she was leaving the house for a while. The officer received another call at 11 a.m. from the woman, who said her son had assaulted her and damaged her house. The officer found the door to the house had been hit and kicked, and the house had been vandalized. The mother said when she tried to clean up the mess, her son began arguing with her, pushed her and hit himself repeatedly. The officer arrested the man for domestic assault.