1. Grand Rapids Bail Bonds and Arrest Warrants

    An arrest warrant is granted by a judge in a court of law to grant the right of law enforcement to arrest a person of interest regarding a crime. If you are like most people, you likely do your best to abide by the law. Whether that means you drive the speed limit or avoid engaging in illegal activities, you do your best to follow the path that keeps you out of jail and having to call your Grand…Read More

  2. Homicide and gun charges for Muskegon teens move toward trials

    Two Muskegon teens are headed toward trials in Circuit Court for their roles in an accidental May 2 shooting death. Davion Hewlett died from a shooting in a car in the parking lot of the Northway Bowling Center, 1751 Evanston Ave, in Muskegon Township. The two co-defendants charged in the case are the victim's brother, Dareese Hewlett, and Antwan Lashawn Crawford, both 18. Both men recently waived…Read More

  3. Newly installed fencing on parking garages in Grand Rapids deters suicides

    The city of Grand Rapids installed special fencing on the top of its parking garages three years ago to help prevent suicides or falls. The move came after three people had died. Since the fencing was installed in 2014, the city has had one death associated with someone jumping from one of the city's seven parking structures. That death occurred in April. In Grand Rapids, fencing installation star…Read More

  4. 3 officers sent on leave while fatal police shooting under investigation

    Three Grand Rapids Police officers are on a paid administrative leave for their involvement in the officer-involved shooting that killed an 18-year-old Grand Rapids man. Police said the three officers were placed on leave pending a Michigan State Police investigation, as is protocol following an officer-involved shooting. The department declined to comment on specific details in the case until aft…Read More

  5. Name released of woman killed in high-speed U.S. 131 crash

    GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Police have released the name of a woman who died last week after the SUV she was driving more than 100 miles per hour on U.S. 131 flipped. Breanna Stogsdill, 28, was killed as a result of the crash. Sgt. Brett Sova of the Michigan State Police said say they believe alcohol was a factor. The department is awaiting an official toxicology report. The crash happened shortly after…Read More

  6. Body of fisherman who is believed to have drowned in Lake Michigan located

    The body of a fisherman who fell off his boat into Lake Michigan was located Friday morning by search crews. Efforts were underway to recover the body of Donald Walter Schiele, 65, of Rockford, according to a press release issued by the Muskegon County Sheriff's Office at 10 a.m. May 12. The body was found in 15 feet of water near to where Schiele's boat was recovered, the release stated. Witnesse…Read More

  7. Having to Call Your Grand Rapids Bondsman Because of a Traffic Offense

    Can a traffic offense get you a ticket to jail? It most certainly can. To be sure, the majority of traffic offenses call for only a ticket, sometimes even just a warning is sufficient, but there are instances in which you could wind up in jail and having to call your Grand Rapids bondsman because of a traffic offense. Here are a few ways in which you could wind up in jail for a traffic offen…Read More

  8. Passenger dies while driver flees on foot after Grand Rapids crash

    Police are investigating a fatal crash in which a male passenger was killed and the driver fled Wednesday evening at the border of Grand Rapids and Wyoming. The incident occurred around 11:05 p.m. at the intersection of Division Avenue and Alger Street, near the Log Cabin bar. Police determined an SUV was traveling north on Division approaching the Alger intersection when it struck the median. The…Read More

  9. License plate scanners get approval from Grand Rapids commission

    The Grand Rapids City Commission is planning to move forward with the use of license plate scanning equipment to enforce parking in the city. The commission voted unanimously, 7-0, in its Committee of the Whole meeting on May 9, to seek bids for the scanners. A final vote to approve the measure is expected later. Though both the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan's western region unit and…Read More

  10. Alleged teen sex assault is false report says Kalamazoo Police

    After investigating an alleged sexual assault of a teen, Kalamazoo County authorities are calling it a false report. The 17-year-old alleged victim told authorities Thursday she was walking along the street when a driver in a silver Toyota car approached her, forced her into the vehicle and sexually assaulted her in the 6300 block of Quail Run in Oshtemo Township. Tuesday, the family of the teen a…Read More