Tip leads to sex offender living in tent.

June 6, 2016

servpro_springstead_022616SCOTTVILLE — Working off an anonymous tip through “Offender Watch,” Mason County Sheriff’s deputies located a 26-year-old Mason County man who was allegedly violating the Sex Offender Registry. He was residing in a tent in a local campground and using a Facebook page under another name Friday, June 3, at 10 p.m. in the 200 block of South Columbia Street, said Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole.

The suspect was not registered at the address where he was living, Cole said.

Citizens are encouraged to assist law enforcement by using the State of Michigan website at http://www.communitynotification.com/cap_main.php?office=55242/ to post tips on potential sex offender violations, Cole said.

Other police activity over the weekend includes:

Friday, June 3, 2016:

– 5:29 a.m., (Ludington Police Department), suspicious situation, 700 block of E. Ludingon Ave., City of Ludington.

– 10:30 a.m., (MCSO), two-vehicle crash, no injuries, Fox Farm Rd., Grant Township.

– 12:20 p.m., (LPD), suspicious situation, N. Gaylord and W. Tinkham, City of Ludington.

– 1:21 p.m., (LPD), disturbance, 400 W. Ludington Ave., City of Ludington.

– 4:09 p.m., (LPD), vehicle crash, N. New William St., City of Ludington.

– 11:44 p.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injuries, Stiles Road near Anthony Road, Riverton Township.

Saturday, June 4, 2016:

– 12:46 a.m., (LPD), assault, 500 block of Danaher St., City of Ludington.

– 1:54 a.m., (LPD), disturbance, 500 block of Danaher St., City of Ludington.

– 8:35 a.m., (MCSO), gas drive-off, $19 in fuel stolen, 5900 block of W. US 10—Ludington EZ Mart, Pere Marquette Township.

– 11:30 a.m., (MCSO), one-vehicle crash, no injuries, James Street near Thomas Street, City of Scottville.

– 1:59 p.m., (LPD), larceny, 700 block of 5th St., City of Ludington.

– 5:24 p.m., (MCSO), two-vehicle crash, no injuries, US 10-31 and Stiles, Amber Township.

– 7:21 p.m., (LPD), larceny, 400 block of S. James St., City of Ludington.

Sunday, June 5, 2016:

– 1:04 a.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injuries, US10 near Stephens Road, Custer Township.

– 1:22 a.m., (LPD), suspicious situation, 300 block of E. Melendy St., City of Ludington.

– 10:20 a.m., (LPD), assault, 500 block of E. 6th St., City of Ludington.

– 4:10 p.m., (Michigan State Police, Hart post), car/deer crash, Jagger and Jebavy, Hamlin Township.

– 8:25 p.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injuries, US 31 and Millerton, Victory Township.

– 11:21 p.m., ​(MCSO), a 22-year-old Beaufort, S. Carolina man was arrested for operating with a high blood alcohol content (BAC) with a .27 reading following a “suspicious vehicle” call, US 10 and Pere Marquette Hwy., PM Township.

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