Failure to register as sex offender tops District Court arraignments

February 7, 2019

Failure to register as sex offender tops District Court arraignments

LUDINGTON — The following were recently arraigned in Mason County’s 79th District Court:



-Tim David VanLoon, 61, no address listed, was arrested Dec. 14, 2018 by the Ludington Police Department (LPD) on felony charges of failure to register as a sex offender and third offense habitual offender. Preliminary hearing: Feb. 20 at 11:15 a.m. Bail: $7,500 cash/surety.


-Kyle Lee Siersema, 23, of 501 First St., Apt. A, Ludington, was arrested Jan. 15 by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) on felony charges of installing a device to eavesdrop, disturbing the peace and two counts of trespassing. He also faces charges from a Feb. 3 arrest by LPD for second-offense operating while intoxicated (OWI) and not having a driver’s license.  Preliminary hearing: Feb. 13 at 11:15 a.m. Bail: $5,000/10 percent.


-Eric Joseph Northrup, 37, of 481 First St., Manistee; Jan. 27; Michigan State Police (MSP); child endangerment and carrying a concealed weapon while under the influence. Pretrial: Mar. 4 at 9:30 a.m. Bail: $5,000/10 percent.

-Amanda Nichole Stefaniak, 37, no address listed; Jan. 27; MSP; fourth-degree child abuse. Pretrial: Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. Bail: $3,500 personal recognizance.

-Cassandra Marie Flores, 20, of 116 E. Second St., Scottville; Jan. 18; Scottville Police Department (SPD); two counts of assault and battery. Pretrial: Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. Bail: $3,500/10 percent.

-Thomas Anthony Ruggero, 48, of 5177 S. Pere Marquette Highway, Summit Township; Jan. 24; MCSO; carless discharge of a firearm, hunting/shooting from a safety zone and reckless use of a firearm. Pretrial: Feb. 4 at 1:30 p.m. Bail: $3,500 personal recognizance.

-Laurie Lynne Bell, 54, of 135 S. Main St., Apt. 2, Scottville; Jan. 28; MCSO; second degree retail fraud. Pretrial: Feb. 11 at 1:45 p.m. Bail: $3,500/10 percent.

-Derek Keith Latimer, Jr., 33, of 105 E. Fourth St., Apt. 3, Ludington; Jan. 31; LPD; driving while license suspended (DWLS). Pretrial: Feb. 11 at 11:15 a.m. Bail: $1,500/10 percent.

-Ference Antonio Perez, 59, of 525 Cherry St., Baldwin; Jan. 26; SPD; second offense operating while intoxicated (OWI). Pretrial: Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. Bail: $2,500/10 percent.

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