2016-11-03 / Courts

Halloween busy for Leelanau deputies

It was a busy Halloween, with the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office making several arrests after investigating complaints.

The following reports were supplied to the Enterprise:

 At about 6:30 p.m. Monday deputies responded to a home on East Omena Road in Leelanau Township on a report of a disturbance.

When they arrived a woman ran from the home, apparently to get away from a drunken man inside the home, according to a report from the Sheriff’s Office.

An investigation showed the woman had allowed a 46-year-old Mt. Pleasant man into her home. They apparently had been dating for about two months.

The man had begun drinking earlier in the day and became intoxicated, after which he threw numerous items around the house and pushed the woman, the report said. He then held a pair of scissors in his hands and the woman, fearing for her safety, called 911, the report said.

The man was arrested for domestic assault, malicious destruction of property and possession of marijuana.

He was lodged in the Leelanau County Jail.

 At about 9:20 p.m. Monday deputies responded to a home on West School Lake Road in Cleveland Township on a report of a domestic assault.

Deputies found a 28-year-old woman with injuries apparently caused by being struck in the face. The woman told deputies that her 29-year-old boyfriend had become upset and punched her, a report said.

The boyfriend had fled the home before deputies got there. Deputies checked the area, but could not find him.

The victim had a swollen face and marks near her eyes from the assault, but refused medical treatment, a report said.

Further investigation determined the female victim had an outstanding warrant for retail fraud out of Traverse City. She was arrested and lodged in the jail. Deputies returned to the residence on Tuesday morning and located the male suspect. He was arrested on domestic assault charges and given a separate cell in the jail.

 At 10:45 p.m. Monday deputies were dispatched to Bugai Road near Hoxie Road in Elmwood Township on a call of a suspicious vehicle.

The green Chevrolet was reported parked at the corner with a woman slumped over the wheel, a report said. Deputies found a 54-year-old Traverse City woman passed out in the running vehicle.

The deputy was able to get the woman to respond, but she was not alert. A check of the vehicle found an empty prescription bottle that had apparently been refilled earlier that day.

The woman was transported to Munson Medical Center for treatment of a drug overdose.

Charges of driving under the influence of drugs and driving on a suspended license will be sought from the Prosecutor’s Office.

 A 40-year-old Kalamazoo woman was arrested for drunken driving at about 1 a.m. Tuesday after being pulled over for speeding.

The woman, who was driving a 2014 white Jeep, was pulled over on M-72 near Lautner Road after being clocked at 76 mph, a reports said.

After contacting the driver, the deputy allegedly smelled alcohol coming from the vehicle.

After an investigation determined the woman was intoxicated she was arrested and lodged in the jail.

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The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office is still accepting applications for a corrections officer position that is expected to become available sometime in early 2017.

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, 21 years of age, and hold a high school degree, though an associates degree is preferred. Computer experience is helpful.

Completion of a corrections officer exam and physical agilities test are also required.

An application can be found online at the county website. The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. next Thursday, Nov. 10.

Applications and resumes should be sent to Lt. Todd Roush at the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office.

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