October 19, 2017 RSS feed / Courts

Charge: Bust yields too many plants

A 37-year-old Leelanau Township business owner pleaded guilty Tuesday in 86th District Court to possession of marijuana in connection with a search of his property that yielded 25 more plants than was allowed under his medical marijuana license.  More...

Brethren woman charged with causing accident

A 42-year-old Brethren woman was arraigned on a charge of felony drunken driving that stemmed from a Sept. 19 motor vehicle crash at South Manitou Trail and East Traverse Lake Road in Cleveland Township.  Carissa L. More...

Burglary results in Elmwood Township arrest

Editor’s note: The following report provided by the Sheriff ’s Office last week resulted in the arraignment story published above.   More...

86th District Court

Benjamin E. Schaub, 29, 5281 E. Duck Lake Road, Lake Leelanau — Pleaded guilty to drunken driving; charge of super drunken driving dismissed; bond continued; presentence investigation, alcohol/drug assessment ordered; sentencing set for Nov. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, Oct. 11  6:59 a.m. — Bingham Township — Caller scared to get out of vehicle because there are no lights and something growled when she opened the door. (Called back when safely inside.)  11:11 a.m. More...

S-B man pleads guilty to hot tub assault

A 68-year-old Suttons Bay man on Tuesday pleaded guilty in 86th District Court to a charge of assault and battery in connection with a July 15 incident in which he grabbed, punched and kicked three women who were in a hot tub.  In return for his More...

Elmwood man charged for breaking in, looking for pot

A 24-year-old Elmwood Township man was video arraigned Tuesday in 86th District Court on a felony charge of breaking and entering after being found in a neighbor’s garage, where he had allegedly gone to take marijuana belonging to the neighbor, More...

Court filing blames Gomery’s incarceration on rival attorney

Former county prosecutor

A former Leelanau County prosecutor who is incarcerated after he pleaded guilty in 2015 of soliciting the murder of a rival attorney is now asking that his judgment be overturned because of new evidence he says exonerates him. More...

Flaskas win hollow victory in court; ‘we’ll never get everything back’

An Empire woman who is currently serving time on a conviction of embezzlement has been ordered to pay nearly $900,000 to Leelanau Redi-Mix, the Maple City company from which she stole hundreds of thousands of dollars. More...