UTV crash results in injuries

Wednesday afternoon, the Mason County Sheriff office was called to a head-on crash which involved a 2017 Polaris RZR and a 2016 Can Am Commander.

ORV accident

The crash occurred on the seasonal portion of Budzynski Road when a southbound UTV, carrying Carl Simpson (driver), Amanda Sheldon, Jessie Andelean, David Paige, crested the hill. The UTV went airborne and collided with a northbound UTV which was climbing the hill on the opposite side, carrying Christine Holmes (driver) and Rozanne North.The crash resulted in 6 people injured and Christine Holmes being flown to Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids with serious injuries. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash. The incident remains under investigation.

Man arrested on outstanding stalking warrant

On Monday afternoon the Manistee County Sheriff's office received a complaint at the Welston Dollar General store. Deputies recognized Michael Danders, who had an outstanding warrant for stalking. Deputies waited outside for Mr. Danders after he checked out, however he didn’t exit the store. Deputies went in to the store confront him. Danders attempted to push his way through the deputy and was able to make his way out the exit. A short chase on foot ended with the deputy taking down Danders in the parking lot. Danders continued to resist arrest by kicking and biting deputies. He was taken into custody and transported to Munson Manistee Hospital for medical evaluation and was lodged in the Manistee County Jail. Danders was arraigned on Wednesday on one count of resisting and obstructing, one count causing bodily harm and on the warrant for stalking.

State Police seek assistance in larceny case

The Michigan State Police are seeking assistance in identifying two suspects wanted in a Larceny that took place in Amber Township. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Trooper Case at the Michigan State Police Hart Post at 231-873-2171 Ext 0216.



2 vehicle crash results in injury for 2 year old

A 33 year-old Ontario Canada man was driving a 2016 Volkswagen westbound on US10 on Tuesday. He was lost and attempted a “U” turn in front of a eastbound 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, driven by a 34 year-old Lansing woman.  The Volkswagen was struck broadside causing serious injuries to a 2 year-old child.  The child was flown to a downstate hospital by Aero Med.

Fenton man arrested for 10th Drunk Driving

52 year-old Joseph Edward Booker of Fenton MI was arrested on Monday for Operating While Intoxicated for the 10th time and driving with lisence suspended for the 3rd after the vehicle he was driving ran off the road and into a ditch.


 A roadside breath test revealed an alcohol level of .28%.  Booker remains lodged in the Mason County Jail on a $15,000.00 cash/surety bond.

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