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Dr. Dean Ruble found in Flint area; currently in Montcalm County Jail

MONTCALM COUNTY, Mich. (WZZM) -The Greenville doctor suspected of illegally prescribing drugs to patients was found in Flint late Friday night and is currently lodged in the Montcalm County jail.

Todd Klein of Call Carol Bail Bonds in Greenville, tracked Ruble to a motel in Flint between 10:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. Friday. Ruble was wanted on two separate outstanding warrants for drunk driving offenses.

Klein says Call Carol Bail Bonds posted a $7,000.00 bond for one of those offenses. Ruble was taken to the Montcalm County jail early Saturday morning, and according to jail staff Ruble is currently lodged there.

Ruble is also under investigaton by state and federal agencies including the Drug Enforcement Administration.  Ruble's pain clinic was raided earlier this week after a year long investigation.

Authorities spent five hours looking for documents or evidence that Ruble illegally prescribed drugs to his patients.

UPDATE: Greenville church vandalized

GREENVILLE, Mich. (WZZM)-- St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Greenville is almost 140 years old. For the community, it's a landmark; for its members, a house of worship. But on Thursday it was a target for a group of vandals.

"I just can't believe anyone would do something like that," said church member Leon Baker.

Baker found the mess after entering a side door. He saw a strange powder covering the parish hall. He later found out it was dried foam from fire extinguishers.

"They just let it fly," said Baker.

The downstairs food pantry, which is used to feed the poor twice a week, was raided. The vandals left refrigerators open and the food inside spoiled. Other goods were opened and thrown on the floor and walls downstairs. The priest's office was ransacked and a copy machine was destroyed.

"It's kind of foolish to do the damage they did. What was the purpose in that? It's kind of hard to understand," said Father John Kirkman.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church vandalized in Greenville

St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Greenville is almost 140 years old. For the community, it's a landmark; for its members, a house of worship. But on thursday it was a target for a group of vandals.
"I just can't believe anyone would do something like that," said Leon Baker.
Baker found the mess after entering a side door. He saw a strange powder covering the parish hall. It's dried foam from fire extinguishers.
"They just let it fly," said Baker talking about the foam.
The downstairs food pantry, used to feed the poor twice a week, was raided. Refridgerators left open and the food inside spoiled. Other goods were opened and thrown on the floor and walls downstairs. The priest's office was ransacked and a copy machine destroyed.
"It's kind of foolish to do the damage they did. What was the purpose in that? It's kind of hard to understand," said Father John Kirkman.

BAS - Monthly Updates from Your Superintendent

From: http://www.bas-k12.org

This will be the first in a series of monthly updates regarding the budget. The budget is an area that most people are not terribly familiar with and my hope is that keeping you updated throughout the year will help. These updates are meant to give you the facts as we have them at any given point.

In June, our Board of Education adopted a budget that was approximately $600,000 in deficit. They adopted this knowing that by the end of the 2010-2011 school year, our fund equity would then be at a level that would potentially put us back in borrowing mode to make payroll for fall of 2011 (just under 15%). Borrowing for payroll means we will have to pay approximately $90,000 in interest (about the cost of one teacher), further increasing our expenses.

Greenville doctor investigated for possible drug violations

GREENVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) - New information is out about the Greenville doctor whose office was raided by a drug enforcement team Tuesday.  It turns out Dr. Dean Ruble has a history of problems and illegal activity.  A task force of several state and federal agencies, including the DEA, raided Ruble's Greenville pain clinic Tuesday after a year long investigation.

Authorities say they spent roughly five hours confiscating tons of documents looking for evidence that Ruble may have illegally prescribed drugs to patients.

One of the DEA agents involved in the investigation says Ruble has been on their radar for some time for possible drug violations in the past.

The doctor temporarily lost his license in 2004 for failing to comply with a monitoring agreement after being cited for having a possible substance abuse problem.

5 Corners Store broken into overnight

PINE TWP., Mich. (WZZM) - The Montcalm County Sheriff's Department is investigating a break-in overnight at the 5 Corners Store on Greenville Road.

Surveillance cameras captured three suspects entering the business by breaking a window and taking merchandise.  Photos of the 1995 or older white Ford Taurus, which may be missing a passenger side front hub cap, have been released.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Busters Hot Line at 989-831-7593 or D/Sgt. Goerge or Sgt. Williams at 989-831-7590.

 

Greenville doctor's office raided

GREENVILLE, Mich. (The Daily News)- Numerous law enforcement agencies executed a federal search warrant at the office of Dr. Dean Ruble in downtown Greenville today.

The Central Michigan Enforcement Team (CMET) is leading the case and arrived at 420 S. Lafayette St. just after 1 p.m.

Also responding to the scene were Blue Cross Blue Shield, Drug Enforcement Administration, Grand Rapids Police Department, Greenville Department of Public Safety, Michigan Bureau of Health Professionals, Michigan State Police, Montcalm County Sheriff's Office and the Office of the Inspector General from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Michigan State Police Det. Sgt. Joel Abendroth is acting team leader. He said the agencies will remain on the scene for several more hours continuing to seize evidence.