Man reportedly steals TV from Meijer, gets arrested at Walmart with crack

March 9, 2015

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PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — A 26-year-old Ludington man was arrested for retail fraud and possession of crack cocaine and a 22-year-old Fountain woman was arrested for driving while license suspended (DWLS) following a strange incident in the Walmart parking lot Saturday, March 7, at 10:24 p.m.

Mason County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a “suspicious situation” call in the Walmart parking lot of possible intoxicated subjects, according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole. “Upon pulling up to the parked vehicle, the driver suddenly pulled away and was stopped by a deputy. The deputy noticed a new TV, still in its box, in the back seat. It was determined it had just been stolen from the Meijer store. During the investigation it was learned the male subject had been in Walmart earlier in the evening and reportedly attempted to steal a 50-inch TV from the store but left when confronted by employees. During a pat down of the male, he was found to be in possession of suspected crack cocaine and a crack pipe.”

Both suspects were lodged in the Mason County Jail.

Other local law enforcement activity over the weekend:

Friday, March 6, 2015:

– 9:43 a.m., (MCSO), defrauding an innkeeper, 5000 block of W. US-10, PM Twp. A warrant is being sought for a 24 year-old Ludington man after he allegedly failed to pay for hotel stay.

– 11:52 a.m., (MSP), car-deer crash, Fountain and Budzynski rds., Sheridan Twp.

– 2:38 p.m., (MCSO), one-vehicle crash, no injuries, Tuttle and Free Soil rds., Free Soil Twp.

– 4:17 p.m., (LPD), property damage accident, 700 block of N. Emily St.

– 6:46 p.m., (MCSO), a 26-year-old Chesapeake, Mich. man was arrested following a traffic stop at Sherman and Olmstead streets in the City of Ludington on an outstanding failure to appear warrant issued by the Hart post of the Michigan State Police.

– 6:52 p.m., (MCSO), a 20-year-old Free Soil man was arrested on an outstanding contempt of court warrant issued in Manistee County, following a one-vehicle crash (no injuries) at Forest Trail and US-31, Grant Twp.

– 7:04 p.m., (MSP), reckless trespassing, 6000 block of S. Masten Rd., Logan Twp.

– 7:16 p.m.,  (LPD), harassment, 300 block of S. Harrison St.

– 11:39 p.m., (MSP), conservation violation/federal forest road violation, 500 block of Forest Trail, Branch Twp.

Saturday, March 7, 2015:

– 12:40 a.m.,  (LPD), domestic, 800 block of N. Washington St.

– 1:12 a.m., (MSP), reckless driving, Reek and Ottawa roads, Free Soil Twp.

– 2:28 a.m.,  (LPD), suspicious situation, 200 block of S. James St.

– 9:46 a.m., (MCSO), gas drive-off, $25.50 in fuel taken, 5600 block of W. US-10 — Wesco East Gate, PM Twp.

– 2:35 p.m.,  (LPD), harassment, 500 block of E. Melendy St.

– 2:55 p.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injuries, Fountain and Dennis, Victory Twp.

– 7:38 p.m., (MSP), car-deer crash, Dennis and Johnson roads, Amber Twp.

– 9:15  p.m., (MCSO), a 21-year-old Ludington man was cited for DWLS following a traffic stop, Jebavy and Johnson rds., PM Twp.

– 10:21 p.m., (MCSO),  a warrant is being requested for a 19-year-old Ludington man for possession of marijuana following a traffic stop, Jebavy and Rasmussen rds., PM Twp.

Sunday, March, 2015:

– 12:32 a.m., (MSP), minor in possession, US-10 near Big Boy restaurant, Amber Twp.

– 1:29 a.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injuries, US-10 and Custer Rd., Custer Twp.

– 2 p.m., (MCSO), two-vehicle crash, no injuries, US-10 east of PM Hwy., PM Twp.


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