1. 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

  2. Bite marks on baby lead to child abuse charge against father

    Bite marks that were found on an infant's face have led to a child abuse charge against the baby's father. Anthony Ervin II of Muskegon has been charged with third degree child abuse for the incident that occurred at his house this past September. In a separate case, Ervin has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and resisting and obstructing police for an incident that occurred …Read More

  3. 18 year old man shot by Grand Rapids police during gunfire exchange dies

    Malik Carey, the 18-year-old shot by police after he fired at officers, has died at St. Mary's Hospital, a relative said.   Police also confirmed about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, that he had died.   Carey was shot after police say he fired upon them in the 1300 block of Dickinson Street SE in early afternoon.   Police initially responded to the area about 12:30 p.m. and made contact with Carey…Read More

  4. Man attempts to rob Taco Bell, gets away with nothing

      Police are investigating the attempted robbery of a Grand Rapids Taco Bell restaurant in which the suspect escaped with no money. Officers from the Grand Rapids Police Department were dispatched around 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, May 3 to the eatery at 605 Leonard Street NW. Preliminary investigation determined a white man in his 40s entered the store, implied he had a gun and demanded money before fl…Read More

  5. Teen duo get prison for armed robberies in Muskegon

    A duo that was convicted of armed robbery in downtown Muskegon will do prison time for their crimes. Marcus Lajuan Pollard, 18, of Muskegon, was sentenced  April 25, 2017, in Muskegon County's 14th Circuit Court. William C. Marietti of Muskegon County's 14th Circuit Court sentenced Pollard to 7-20 years in prison for two counts of armed robbery. Pollard earlier had pleaded no contest to the charg…Read More

  6. Man impersonating an officer attempted to detain two people

    Authorities are seeking public help identifying a man who is suspected of impersonating a police officer in Sparta Township. The man claimed to be an off-duty officer Sunday, April 30 while attempting to detain two people, police said. There was no report of him carrying a weapon, according to police. Sparta police aren't releasing any other information regarding the incident or its open investiga…Read More

  7. One shot during daylight shoot-out in Muskegon Heights

    One man was shot during a daylight shoot-out on Seventh Street in Muskegon Heights Wednesday afternoon. Witnesses said 15 to 20 shots were exchanged between at least two subjects, and possibly more, in the area of Seventh and Columbia Avenue. One man was shot in the stomach and was taken from the scene by ambulance. He was conscious, breathing normally and talking One suspect was in custody later …Read More

  8. Repeat sex offender gets prison for molesting teen

    63 year old Ylario Morales Calanchi is headed to prison after pleading guilty to assaulting a teenager last year. Judge Marietti of Muskegon County's 14th Circuit Court on Monday sentenced Calanchi to a term in the Michigan Department of Corrections between 15 months and 7.5 years for assault with intent to commit criminal sexual contact. The crime was alleged to have occurred Nov. 19, 2016, in No…Read More

  9. Video shows women damaging party store before employee gets ran over in parking lot

    Surveillance camera video shows three women damaging a party store moments before a store employee was run over in the parking lot. Workers at T & J Party store say they want to identify the women and have released the surveillance video and still images of them. The employee, had a broken pelvis, broken ribs, broken teeth and bleeding on the brain after the incident, according to a family fri…Read More

  10. 5 questions on Grand Rapids police racial bias and how Grand Rapids responded

    Grand Rapids residents have spent the last two evenings publicly admonishing the city's police department following newly-released data proving implicit racial bias is a factor in traffic stops. The study shows black motorists are twice as likely to be stopped by police within the city limits as non-black drivers. "The findings are very disappointing," reiterated City Manager Greg Sundstrom. "This…Read More