Ottawa County Sheriff’s deputies have increased road patrols and will continue doing so through July 14 in a zero tolerance approach toward impaired drivers.
In 2018, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office experienced a very slight decrease in activity across the county, less than 1 percent of the 496 incidents, Sheriff Steve Kempker said recently when reviewing his annual report.
Combatting child sexual abuse is “near and dear” to the heart of Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office Detective Dave Bytwerk, who spends a large portion of his time wrapped up in cases with the Children’s Advocacy Center.
WEST OLIVE — Representatives from several area police agencies gathered at the Ottawa County Fillmore Complex on Tuesday for a National Peace Officers Day memorial service.
Motorists may have noticed an additional police presence recently along the M-104 corridor, from Fruitport Road to M-231.
During Distracted Driving Awareness Month, deputies are “strongly encouraged to be on the lookout for distracted drivers and to follow through with enforcement action if a motorist is stopped for a violation.”
POLKTON TWP. — The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a weapons complaint that occurred near Coopersville, south of I-96, at 9:08 p.m. Wednesday.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently reappointed Ottawa County Sheriff Steve Kempker to the Mental Health Diversion Council for a term expiring Jan. 30, 2023.
K-9 officers Kyan and Pappy recently received new ballistic and stab-resistant armor vests, which were donated by Doug and Lori Cramer and Kent and Karen Vandenbosch.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — A man is in custody after police say he caused two crashes Wednesday morning, while a woman in his vehicle was in labor.
Rosemarie Reilly was killed Nov. 6, 2016, by Jeremy Kelley, whom she had taken out a personal protection order. Her family is now suing several Ottawa County and GVSU officers.
Last year, volunteers logged 3,690 hours of service in Ottawa County.
Candidates must be age 18 or older, live or work in Ottawa County, have no misdemeanor arrests within one year of application and have no felony arrests.
The training sessions are conducted by the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Police officers, firefighters, emergency services staff and victim advocates helped 102 Grand Haven Area Public Schools students with their Christmas shopping Wednesday during the annual Shop with a Sheriff event.