Police: Drunk GH man found in garage after party

A Grand Haven-area man who apparently wandered away from a party was found sleeping the next morning inside a car parked in the garage of a Fruitport Township home.
Tribune Staff
Mar 6, 2012

 

Police declined to release the name of the man, but said he is from the Grand Haven area.

A resident in the 7100 block of Cooley Road reported she had discovered an unknown 18-year-old male sleeping inside her vehicle, which was parked inside her garage, and called police at about 11 a.m. Sunday.

Fruitport Township police officers said they found the man to be intoxicated and still sleeping inside the vehicle.

The investigation revealed that the man might have wandered away from a party that took place the prior night at another house in the area.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

Comments

MeanSmith

This guy must have been hamskied! As a Cop, I see this all the time. What is this community coming to? We need to step up and lead our children down the right path people. I dont blame the screwed up kid, I blame society.

dyankee

MeanSmith: By way of correction, it is not society's fault this punk staggered into this car for a nap...its the punk's fault. Personal responsibility is what is missing in our society and as a Cop you should know this. I'm tired of uniformed citizens like you that think it takes a village to raise a child when the rest of us know it takes good parents. Since this dummy is 18, he's old enough to know better....actually, I give him a smidgen of credit that he did not jump into a car after this party and drive head on into me. Poor home owner. She was much nicer than I would've been. So, if I understand your thought process Mr. MeanSmith....because this home owner is apart of society then, by your brilliant analysis, you're blaming the home owner in part, for this incident?

newsblogger

Well actually the homeowner is partially at fault by leaving the doors unlocked. But you are correct.. there is a serious lacking of personal responsibility in today's society. We are all too worried about political correctness and making sure everyone is equal no matter whether they put equal effort into life. I also agree he is lucky he did not get into a car and drive.

SeaRayCBR

Partially the homeowners fault??? Really!?! I want some of what your smokin!!

newsblogger

Dyankee says, "Personal responsibility is what is missing in our society ..." Well isn't locking your doors personal responsibility? She is very fortunate it was just a teen who entered to sleep and not some crazed maniac. The outcome could have been so much worse. And I do not smoke for the record so your attempts at demeaning me failed SeaRay

SeaRayCBR

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MeanSmith

Yes, as a Cop I see this all the time. People not thinking correctly and not securing (means locking people) their doors. The poor homeowner pretty much invited the drunk inside. If the door was locked the drunk would have went to the next place. Just because this is generally a nice area, we think we don't have to keep doors locked. True, we shouldn't have to lock people out of our places, but the reality is we have to.

newsblogger

Thanks MeanSmith.. that's all I was saying to begin with. I appreciate your job efforts too! Thanks for serving the community!

dyankee

Newsblogger, the home owner is not at fault...not even partially. There is no law stating she must have a garage utility door locked. Although you seem to agree with most of my post, you still have this guilty conscious to blame law abiding citizens first then, the criminals second...amazing. With your way of thinking, this home owner should have been ticketed for leaving her garage door unlocked and arrest for putting her car in a nice, dry, cozy, dark, and warm garage whereby, contributing to the delinquency of drunken delinquent...the nerve of some home owners in this town!

newsblogger

Get over yourself Dyankee.. Why are you attacking me for pointing out that if the woman had simply secured her doors she would not have been a victim. That was all I was saying. Its people like you that are whats wrong with society. The minute someone does not 100% agree with you.. the attack is on. I stand by my statement that she is infact PARTIALLY at fault for not locking her doors. We live in a society of self entitlement and people feel what is yours should be theirs if they want it. You are a very angry person and should seek some help.

MeanSmith

I agree! dyankee needs to chillax! He seems like one angry guy!

dyankee

Newsblogger, An unlocked side garage door is NOT lacking personal responsibility. This door was shut and secured, as were all the other doors. It's breathtaking to all of us that you ignore this drunk adult trespassing on this women's property, entering a secured dwelling, and crawling into her vehicle to sleep yet, you've said nothing about the lack of responsibility of this intoxicated man. If this women would of had a 9mm Glock then, you're half correct about this could of been worse, but complete ignorant about for whom.(if you think like a victim, you'll be one someday) No ones attacking you NB, you're simply losing the debate and you cannot learn from it so, you sit there and cry as you frame your next accusation of being "bullied" and demand myself and SeaRayCRB get court ordered therapy. "what are you smokin" is a figure of speech...just like when you had a "blast" at your last Obama rally....it doesn't mean you were tossed 40' into the air!

newsblogger

Where in the article does it say she secured .. or even closed her garage door? I am not losing any debate.. rather you are simply refusing to admit you are in error by ASSUMING she locked and secured her doors. It could have been even worse if the drunk had the 9mm Glock too! It also could have been worse is a herd of buffalos ran thru her house but they didn't and we do not know if she owns a 9mm because again.. nowhere in the article does it state if she is a gun owner or not. She could be! This whole thing could have been prevented if she had in fact secured her doors which she obviously didn't as it states nowhere in the article otherwise. Do not fill in the blanks to make your opinion appear correct. The fact remains.. she is partially at fault for not locking her doors.

ADahlstrom

@dyankee- Can we not bring politics into it. I happen to be a liberal leaning independent, and I believe in personal responsibility. I agree that a homeowner should be able to leave their doors unlocked, and any intruder is the one at fault. I also agree that raising responsible kids, and encouraging them to make intelligent choices begins at home with the parents. So please stop assuming that all those taking the law-breaker's side are liberals (unless you know for a fact that newsblogger attended an Obama rally). If you stop making blanket assumptions, you may find yourself in agreement with more people than you realize.

@newsblogger- if the woman had locked her doors, then the drunk would have moved on to be a nuisance somewhere else! It's the drunk's fault and he needs to take responsibility for his actions! That said, I don't think passing out in a strangers car is a big deal. No one was hurt, nothing was damaged (unless he threw up in her car). He should apologize to the woman and that's that.

newsblogger

I want to go on record stating I have NEVER attended an Obama rally. If I were an Obama supporter I would be screaming how unfairly the boy was being treated and demand the police officer who arrested him step down. That's all I am saying on this matter. Yes we should all be able to leave our doors unlocked. We should all be able to let our children play as we did as children but it is a different world now days and you must secure your home and belongings. This is not 1970 anymore. Have you ever had a car stolen? The first thing the insurance company will ask is.. did you lock the doors? If not.. you might not get reimbursed. I am not saying it IS SOLELY this woman's fault.. I am saying had she took the 2 seconds to lock her doors which she apparently did not as the kid was not charged with breaking and entering, she would not have been "a victim". Personal responsibility would be.. locking your doors!

dyankee

A Dalhstom, of all my post with this issue there has been no reference to the term "liberals" or politics except, a humorous reference to an Obama rally to be used as a contrast to the figure of speech comments from SeaRayCBR. However, since you have injected yourself as a liberal leaning Independent whom, believes in personal responsibility, I must say this would be an example of an oxymoron. No offense, but if you believe in personal responsibility then, you are an Independent conservative, as liberals do not believe in personal responsibility. If you really think it is no big deal that a drunk passes out in a strangers car that was parked in a closed garage then, you're blowing smoke to claim you support personal responsibility and indeed, are nothing more than another liberal in disguise. I assure you, if this was your wife, daughter, or sig. other and she discovered this dead beat punk in the back of her car....in her own home! Then, you would not only come to her aid, but impose overwhelming force on this turd and not lecturer the homeowner on the 1 thing she could have done better. This home owner brought home an "A" and you're complaining that she did not pull an "A+" What about the 10 things this drunk did wrong! Newsblogger, I accept your clarifying statement that you have never attended an Obama rally and compliment you on making me laugh out loud upon reading your post. After a 13 hour day today, it is more than appreciated. Thank you.

newsblogger

you are welcome (for the giggle I gave you).. my question though is how do you know her door was closed? Do you know her personally? Were you there? Nowhere does it state it was closed and since the drunk was not charged with B&E.. I am assuming it was not closed.

cbhattarai

This is really impressive and it seems tahtw e now have a better surveillance and security system that will lead our future..

 

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