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Flags stolen from fairgrounds

July 17, 2014
Flags stolen from fairgrounds

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — Ten flags and flagpoles were stolen from the front fence of the Mason County Fairgrounds sometime in the last two days. The flags contain the logos and names of the major sponsors of the Western Michigan Fair. Fair board President Kirk Myers said the flags stolen included Freeman Creek Equipment, Bud Light, Towns Brothers, Hallack Contracting,…

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Woman charged with smuggling drugs into jail

July 16, 2014

LUDINGTON — A 51-year-old Ludington woman has been arrested by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office for attempting to smuggle pills into the Mason County Jail when she was booked into the facility Tuesday evening. She has been charged with smuggling contraband into a correctional facility. Other activity of the sheriff’s office for Tuesday, July 15, 2014 included: – 3:11 p.m.:…

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Deputies seek warrant for sex offender registration violation

July 15, 2014

LUDINGTON — Deputies from Mason County Sheriff’s Office have requested a warrant for the arrest of a 31-year-old Ludington man for a sex offender registration violation. The request was made Monday morning. Other activity of the MCSO for Monday, July 14, 2014 included: – 9 a.m.: Larceny, 7400 block of South LaSalle Rd., Riverton Twp. – 10:03 a.m.: Identity theft,…

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Motorcyclist crashes bike, charged with operating on drugs

July 14, 2014

PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — A 46-year-old Ludington man was arrested by Mason County sheriff’s deputies Friday afternoon after the man crashed his motorcycle at Pere Marquette Hwy. and Sixth St. The man was charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs and for not possessing a cycle endorsement. Other activity of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office for…

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GR man arrested owing over $60,000 in child support

July 10, 2014

AMBER TWP. — A 40-year-old Grand Rapids man was arrested Wednesday afternoon by Mason County sheriff deputies on two outstanding warrants, including one felony child neglect from the Michigan Attorney General’s office and a civil child support warrant out of Kent County. Bond for the AG complaint is $60,000 while the Kent County complaint was $15,155 and $60,319 owed in…

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