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Incident No:  7579-10
Incident Type:  Illegal entry in an occupied residence.
Date and Time:   October 7, 2010 at approximately 11:00 pm.
Location:  03000 block of Columbia street in Grand Junction.
Suspect Information:  46 year old Breedsville Michigan man (name withheld pending arraignment in district court).

Information:  Sheriff Dale R. Gribler reports that Van Buren County Deputies responded to the Village of Grand Junction at 2300 hours on Thursday evening to a 911 call of an unknown subject who had just entered the residence.
     Occupants of the home at the time of this call were two adult females, two small children, and the husband to one of the females.  Deputies on scene found that the unknown subject had fled the residence prior to officers arrival. 
     After getting information on the suspect, a K9 track was in process when one of the Deputies working the perimeter noted a subject walking southbound on CR 215 near the residence.   This subject was found to be, in fact, the subject who had just entered this home and then fled as police responded.  Thru further investigation, it was found that the home owners had no idea who the suspect was, or the reason for him entering into their home. 
     The forty-six year old male was arrested and Lodged at the Van Buren County Jail pending arraignment for illegal entry. 

Investigating Officer:  Deputy Mark Stickels, Greg Pentland, Jason Stasienko.
Contact Persons:  On-duty Sergeant or Lt Robert Kirk at 269-657-3101, email

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Incident Number:  6229-10
Incident type:
  Fleeing and Eluding an Officer, Open Intoxicants in a Motor Vehicle, Driving Without a License.
Date and Time:  August 20, 2010 at 2350
Incident Location:  Grand Junction MI
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee
21 year old male from Grand Junction (unable to located at this time, warrant issued pending)
26 year old male from Grand Junction
Alcohol:  Alcohol was involved in this incident

Information:  Sheriff Dale Gribler Reports that Deputies assigned to the OSHP traffic related alcohol enforcement grant attempted to stop a vehicle for failing to dim their high beams headlights to oncoming traffic this near Baseline Rd. and 57th St.  
     The vehicle in violation then began to elude officers by driving through a blueberry field near 57th Street. Deputies were able to catch up with the vehicle on 57th St near CR 388. The vehicle’s driver turned off his lights and was traveling at speeds reaching that of 80MPH now southbound on 57th Deputies then pursued the vehicle onto CR681 with the suspect vehicle still having its lights off, and at high speeds for several more miles continued to attempt to elude officers. The vehicle abruptly stopped on CR681, south of CR388, where the driver and passenger both fled out of the vehicle and fled on foot.  Deputies lost sight of the driver but where able to take the passenger into custody after a short foot chase.
     Deputies were able to identify the driver after interviewing witnesses and locating items inside the vehicle which identified him as well.  Deputies lodged the passenger at the Van Buren County Jail for Resisting a officer and Open Intoxicants in a motor vehicle. Deputies are submitting charges on the driver for Fleeing and Eluding a officer and Open intoxicants in a Motor Vehicle. 

Assisting Agencies:  South Haven Police Department and Bangor Police Department.
Investigating Officers:
Deputy Casey Davis, Officer Adam Beck of Covert Police Dept.
Contact:  On duty supervisor or Lt Robert Kirk at 269-657-3101, email

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