January 12, 2017 RSS feed / Courts

Sentencing awaits Collins

A 42-year-old Northport woman has pleaded guilty to two charges of driving on a suspended license, first and second offense.  A charge of drunken driving, third offense — a felony — was dismissed for Crystal M. Collins.  More...

Jury tosses felony trespass charges; never ‘criminal intent’ to take trees

Trees down in wind shear storm

After deliberating for about 90 minutes last week, a jury acquitted a Rapid City man who was accused of stealing lumber in the wake of the August 2015 windstorm that knocked down trees across Leelanau County.  More...

Lopez facing third drunk driving charge

A 35-year-old woman who resides in the southeastern corner of Leelanau County was sentenced to 180 days in jail on a probation violation after allegedly once again being caught driving drunk.  Rebecca S. Lopez, of 10224 E. More...

Minors headed to party pulled over, vodka and more confiscated

A 26-year-old Northport woman was taken to the hospital and then to the Leelanau County Jail after her vehicle slid off the road and hit a tree at about 1:45 p.m. More...

Kitchen faces felony charge

A 37-year-old Thompsonville man waived his preliminary examination on a charge of drunken driving, third offense, and was bound over to 13th Circuit Court.  Benjamin J. Kitchen is currently free on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond.  More...

Burrell ordered to make payments

A 21-year-old Suttons Bay man pleaded guilty in 86th District Court to failure to pay fines and costs incurred years ago.  More...

86th District Court

A charge of domestic violence has been dismissed against a 60-year-old Traverse City man. George B. Jorkasky, 60, of 1650 Barlow St. was arraigned in August on a charge of domestic violence. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, Jan. 4  2:08 p.m. — Solon Township — Male has no license and drives his tractor/ golf cart with no lights or reflectors in the dark.  2:55 p.m. More...