2017-04-13 / Courts

Afternoon delight may end in charges of indecent exposure

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office investigated several incidents over the weekend, including a couple in a vehicle parked on the main drag in Suttons Bay.

A 36-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman from Traverse City were caught having sex in a Ford SUV at about 4:45 p.m. Saturday. The Ford was parked near 310 N. St. Joseph Street.

An investigation determined the man had a suspended driver’s license and had been convicted three prior times for this offense.

He was arrested and lodged at the Leelanau County Jail.

The man also admitted he had been having sex in the vehicle. A report will be sent to the Leelanau County prosecutor to review for possible charges of indecent exposure on both individuals.


A vehicle was pulled over Friday for speeding and crossing the centerline.

A 23-year-old Northport man was arrested after a sheriff’s deputy at about 6:20 p.m. spotted a black Chevrolet SUV heading south on M-22 near East Craker Road in Leelanau Township.

The deputy stopped the vehicle and when the driver was contacted the deputy allegedly observed signs of intoxication.

After an investigation the 23-year-old was placed under arrest for suspicion of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, second offense. He was taken to the Leelanau County Jail.

A 19-year-old passenger also from Northport was cited for being a minor in possession of alcohol.


At about 10 p.m. Friday deputies responded to the Homestead Resort in Glen Arbor Township on a report of a man pounding on cars and yelling in a parking lot near the Manitou Cafe.

Before the deputies got there the man got into a green Kia SUV and drove away. The Kia was located at the entrance to the resort and a deputy contacted the driver, a 50-year-old man from Southgate.

The man allegedly showed signs of intoxication and after an investigation was placed under arrest for suspicion of operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a high blood alcohol content.

He was lodged at the Leelanau County Jail.


A 47-year-old Manton man was hospitalized after a construction accident in the Village of Glen Arbor at about 7:40 a.m. on April 6.

The injured man walked into the lobby of the post office in Glen Arbor bleeding from the head and face, according to a report from the Sheriff’s Office.

An investigation determined that the man was operating a forklift at a job site near the post office. The man was unloading a semi-tractor trailer that held pallets of building material, the report said, when the forklift tipped and lurched forward, throwing the man into the metal framing on the forklift and causing the injuries, the report said.

Glen Lake Fire and Rescue and the Sheriff’s Office responded to the call, with emergency personnel treating the man at the scene before transporting him to Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, the report said.

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