Branch man arrested after fleeing police.

November 26, 2018

Branch man arrested after fleeing police.


AMBER TOWNSHIP – A 40-year-old Branch man was arrested for cocaine possession and bond violation after fleeing from a Mason County sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 21, on US 31, according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole.

The man was pulled over after a motorist called 911 to report a reckless high-speed driver on US 31. A deputy parked in the Ludington rest area spotted the vehicle, and when the deputy walked up to the vehicle, the driver drove off, Cole said. “He was eventually stopped approximately three miles down the road and arrested.”

His bond was for an original charge of retail fraud.

In a separate incident, a 35-year-old Baldwin man faces a felony charge of resisting arrest following an incident Saturday, Nov. 24, at 1:37 a.m. in the 6700 block of West Sassafras Street in Hamlin Township, Cole said.

Deputies responded to a ‘911 hang-up’ call in which the female caller stated she was bleeding and then hung up.

“The first deputy on scene was met by an irate male who was yelling in the deputy’s face,” the sheriff said. “This subject refused several commands to step back away from the deputy and each step the deputy took back, the male took closer.”

The suspect, who was wanted on a warrant in Lake County, refused to comply with the deputy’s orders to place his hands behind his back, Cole said. The woman also refused to cooperate with deputies.

Other recent police activity in Mason County includes:

Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018:

– 8 a.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injury, US 10 west of Benson Road, Branch Township.

– 11 a.m., (MCSO), retail fraud, 5800 block of West US 10, Ace Hardware, Pere Marquette Township. A warrant is being requested for a 32-year-old man after deputies responded to a retail fraud involving the theft of a can of “Dust-Off.”

– 12:11 p.m., (MCSO), larceny of tools, 7300 block of Orchard Avenue, Hamlin Township. The victim reported the theft of several hand tools from a job site.

– 2:42 p.m., (MCSO), gas drive-off $10 in fuel stolen, 5400 block of West US 10, Airport EZ Mart, Pere Marquette Township.

– 3:47 p.m., (MCSO), gas drive-off, $20 in fuel stolen, 400 block of East US 10, Scottville EZ Mart, Custer Township.

– 6:43 p.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injury, Fountain Road near Victory Corners Road, Victory Township.

Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018:

– 2:04 a.m., (MCSO), disorderly person arrest, Ludington Avenue and James Street, City of Ludington. A 47-year-old Irons man was arrested after a deputy witnessed the suspect urinating in the middle of Ludington Avenue.

– 6:13 a.m., (MCSO), alarm activation Pere Marquette Township.

– 6:34 a.m., (MCSO), damaged property, 200 block of West Fountain Road, Victory Township. The victim reported a mailbox was damaged overnight.

– 8:10 a.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injury, Jebavy Drive and Breckenridge Road, Hamlin Township.

– 1:40 p.m., (MCSO), one-vehicle crash, minor injury, Reinberg Road north of State Street, City of Scottville.

Friday, Nov. 23, 2018:

– 5:15 a.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injury, Pere Marquette Highway and Lattin Road, Summit Township.

– 6:22 a.m., (MCSO), one-vehicle crash, no injury, US 10 and Dennis Road, Amber Township.

– 9:10 a.m., (MCSO), hit-and-run crash, no injury, Masten and Barothy roads, Branch Township. The vehicle struck a utility pole, snapping it off, and then left the scene.

– 9:28 a.m., (MCSO), damaged property – window, 500 block of South Pere Marquette Highway, Pere Marquette Township.

– 6:50 p.m., (Michigan State Police), car/deer crash, US 10 and Tuttle Raod, Custer Township.

– 7:08 p.m., (MSP), car/deer crash, US 10 and Tuttle Raod, Custer Township.

– 10:47 p.m., (MCSO), alarm activation, Pere Marquette Township.

Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018:

– 2:12 a.m., (MSP), rollover crash, no injuries, Kistler Road and Pere Marquette Highway, Summit Township.

– 6:45 p.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injury, Jebavy Drive north of Dewey Road, Hamlin Township.

Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018:

– 4:13 p.m., (MSP), car/deer crash, Johnson and Dennis roads, Amber Township.

– 5:40 p.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injury, Chauvez and Beaune roads, Pere Marquette Township.

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