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Federal grant money will go toward lock boxes for businesses

Federal grant money will go toward lock boxes for businesses

GREENVILLE, Mich.—The Greenville Public Safety Department plans to use federal grant money to purchase lock boxes for local businesses.

The lock boxes would be installed so police and firefighters have access to a set of keys for each business if an alarm sounds or an emergency arises. 

The lock boxes will be paid for with a $29,439 grant the city recently received from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters grant program. On Tuesday, June 18 the Greenville city council considered a resolution to accept the grant money specifically for purchasing lock boxes.

Man sentenced for selling counterfeit razorblades at Meijer Stores

A Florida man will spend 30 months in prison for trying to sell counterfeit razorblades at Meijer Stores.

As part of his punishment, 56-year-old Jeffrey Steven Telsey also faces three years of probation and must pay $400,506.17 in restitution, as well as a $25,000 fine.  

In January 2008, Homeland Security Investigations was notified that counterfeit Gillette Mach3 razor refills were being distributed through Meijer Stores.  Homeland Security began buying up the counterfeit razorblades from Telsey, who operated JCA Enterprises.  At the same time, Meijer Stores issued a company-wide recall for the counterfeit blades.

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Sheriff's office to auction off stolen property May 30

Sheriff's office to auction off stolen property May 30

If you had property stolen in Ionia County, now is your last chance to claim it.

The Ionia County Sheriff’s Office will auction off recovered property that was never claimed on May 30 at M&W Inc., located in Comstock Park.

The sheriff’s department has compiled a list of property that will be up for bid, which you can find by clicking here.  If you recognize your property, contact the sheriff’s office at (616) 527-5737 to claim it.

The auction begins at 9 a.m. Thursday.  M&W Inc. is located at 979 West River Center Dr. NE.

Calls For Service For Michigan State Police - Lakeview Post

Calls For Service For Michigan State Police - Lakeview Post

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                          

The Michigan State Police Lakeview Post serves Montcalm, Ionia, and Gratiot Counties.  The following is our weekly calls for service, from 2/18/13 through 2/24/13:

Criminal Sexual Conduct:  2

Assaults/Stalking:  14

Burglary/Alarms:  12

Larceny/Fraud/Stolen Property:  7

Malicious Destruction of Property:  2

Stolen Vehicle: 0

Retail Fraud:  0

Dangerous Drugs:  7

Man Arrested For Series of Crimes Last Fall

Man Arrested For Series of Crimes Last Fall

 

NEWS MEDIA INFORMATION REPORT

LOCATION: Pierson and Reynolds Townships

INFORMATION: Breaking and Entering arrest

AUTHORITY: D/Sgt. Thomas Goerge

In October, 2012, the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office and the Michigan State Police responded to a series of breaking and entering complaints within Pierson and Reynolds Townships. On February 21, a 25 year old Cedar Springs man was charged and arraigned in the 64B District Court in connection with those thefts.

Montcalm Moving Against Violence - Feb 14

Montcalm Moving Against Violence - 1 Billion Rising
Date: February 14, 2013
Time: 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Cost: FREE


Event Description

ONE BILLION RISING began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS.

Federal officials now investigating Nelson’s Speed Shop fire

Federal officials now investigating Nelson’s Speed Shop fire

By Cory Smith and Elisabeth Waldon

MONTCALM TOWNSHIP — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) is now investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed Nelson’s Speed Shop.

About 75 firefighters from 11 fire departments responded to Nelson’s Speed Shop just north of Greenville at 1:30 a.m. Friday. They cleared the scene 10 to 12 hours later.

Montcalm Township Fire Chief Clif Dickinson said he doesn’t know the cause of the fire at this time. He noted that fuel and oil was stored in the back of the business where the fire began.

Dickinson said although the cause of the fire is not believed to be suspicious at this time, the ATF was called in to start an investigation Monday morning. The agents will be at the scene all week.