"Animal Cruelty" Results in Two Arrests

The Manistee County Sheriffs Office made two arrests in connection with their investigation into an "Animal Cruelty" complaint in Marilla Township.
The investigation resulted in the arrest of a husband and wife from Copemish:  Darrin Pickard, age 25 and Brittannie Wiggins-Pickard, age 24 were taken into custody and lodged in the Manistee County Jail on Felony Animal Cruelty charges (10 or more animals).
The couple was formally arraigned in the 85th District Court.  Their bond was set at $5000 / 10%.  They currently are free on bond, and are scheduled to appear for a Preliminary Examination on November 10, 2015 in the 85th District Court of Manistee.

Council Passes Rental Ordinance 5-2

The rental inspection ordinance passed last night at city hall due to a 5-2 vote from the council.  The ordinance is an attempt to clean up unfit housing by having inspections periodically for  those renting within the city limits.

The reactions were mixed while some commended the city for making many changes to better serve the community.

While others thought there was still work to do.

The ordinance will be reviewed in one year time for improvements or adjustments.

A quick breakdown has inspection fees of $50 per unit. Registration of rental dwellings at a cost of $15 per unit and ownership transfer fee of $10 per rental units. Inspections must be done once every three years.

Other current housing coalitions are working to improve all buildings within the city and beyond.


SCCENT Makes Five Unrelated Drug Busts in One Day

On Wednesday SCCENT detectives made five arrests in unrelated events.

Tommy Watts a  33 year old from Muskegon was arrested on warrants of two counts of Delivery of Cocaine.

Eric Carroll, 31 and Jeffery Kapala, 29 of Scottville were arrested for possession of meth and amphetamine both are felonies.

An Unnamed 30 year old Manistee woman was arrested for possession of cocaine, a felony.

An Unnamed 66 year old Manistee man was arrested for one count possession of Cocaine and one count Possession of Marijuana.

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