Lurking Man To Be Arrested And Arraigned

The suspicious man lurking about the 900 block of Elder Lane, Tuesday morning has been questioned and a pair of binoculars have been confiscated along with a confession of a series of window peeping incidents over the last several months.

The male subject is a Fountain resident who works the night shift in the City of Ludington.  The subject was released pending an issuance of a warrant.  Once the warrant is issued the suspect will arrested and arraigned by the Mason County District Court.


Arrest Made In 7 Count Felony Warrant, Duplicate Warrant Issued For Man Still At Large

A 19-year-old male was arrested Tuesday when he returned to Mason County Court House for a marijuana possession charge, stemming from a December 22, 2015 incident where he and another 19-year-old from Detroit were stopped in Ludington.

The two were stopped after deputies received a “suspicious situation” call at the Airport EZ Mart located in the 5400 block of W. US10 in Pere Marquette Township.  After finding small amounts of marijuana on both men an inventory of the vehicle was taken and the vehicle was found to contain 139 cartons of various cigarettes, which is more than 27,000 cigarettes along with an assortment of debit cards.

The 19-year-old has been charged with one felony count of violating the Tobacco Products Tax Act.  This count is punishable by 5 years or $50,000 fine.  He was also charged with five felony counts of Financial Transaction Device-Stealing/Retaining without Consent, punishable by 4 years or $5,000 fine on each count.  The final count, making seven total felony counts was Identity Theft, punishable by five years or $25,000 fine.

The Mason County Sheriffs Office has issued a duplicate warrant for the other 19-year-old man who remains at large.


Fatal Crash in Newaygo County, Ensley Township

According to the Michigan State Police, Hart Post a 54-year-old Newaygo man is dead after suffering what police believe to be a medical emergency while driving his vehicle.  Troopers were dispatched to a one-vehicle injury crash on E 128th Street, near Butternut Avenue, in Ensley Township, Newaygo County on Tuesday just after 9:00 p.m.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the fatal crash.

The vehicle drove through several yards, crashing into a fence and power pole.  The vehicle came to a stop just prior to crashing into a residence.

The 54-year-old man was unresponsive on scene.  Witnesses acted quickly pulling the driver out of the vehicle and starting CPR.  The Sand Lake Fire Department and Life EMS were able to reestablish a pulse.  The driver was taken to Spectrum Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids via Life EMS.  The driver was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

The investigation is ongoing and the name of the driver is being withheld until family can be notified.

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