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Sheriff's office to auction off stolen property May 30

Sheriff's office to auction off stolen property May 30

If you had property stolen in Ionia County, now is your last chance to claim it.

The Ionia County Sheriff’s Office will auction off recovered property that was never claimed on May 30 at M&W Inc., located in Comstock Park.

The sheriff’s department has compiled a list of property that will be up for bid, which you can find by clicking here.  If you recognize your property, contact the sheriff’s office at (616) 527-5737 to claim it.

The auction begins at 9 a.m. Thursday.  M&W Inc. is located at 979 West River Center Dr. NE.

School is just starting for local MSP trooper recruits

School is just starting for local MSP trooper recruits

The school year is wrapping up for many people, but it’s just beginning for dozens prospective Michigan State Police troopers.

Sunday, May 12, 80 men and women from across the state began the 125th Trooper Recruit School.  For the next 21 weeks, MSP members and academy staff will train the recruits in firearms, water safety, defensive tactics, patrol techniques, report writing, ethics, first aid, criminal law, crime scene processing and precision driving.  Recruits who successfully complete the training will graduate October 4.

Michigan State Police selected recruits from more than 3,000 potential candidates.

Sheriff's Department handing out kits to bring missing children home

Sheriff's Department handing out kits to bring missing children home

According to the FBI, 800,000 children in the U.S. go missing every year.

The Kent County Sheriff’s Department is teaming up with the FBI to lower that number, by providing at-home child identification kits.

The kits contain an inkless fingerprint kit, DNA collection swab as well as other emergency information. Starting at 11 a.m.

Comstock Park Community Outreach Planning Session

Members of the Comstock Park Community Outreach Committee spent  Tuesday morning learning about issues facing our community.  Representatives from Comstock Park School, Alpine Township, York Creek Apartments and numerous churches and community non profit organizations were briefed by Comstock Park Schools Superintendent Ethan Ebensten.  Based on some of the  statistics Ethan provided, 3 issues surfaced to the forefront that the committee wishes to focus on this year:... Read More

Attend an internet safety awareness class Tuesday at Comstock Park HS

Attend an internet safety awareness class Tuesday at Comstock Park HS

From cppschools.com: Mill Creek Middle School and Comstock Park High School are teaming up to host a Internet Safety Awareness Class for parents to attend. This one time meeting will take place on February 22, 7:00 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.

Armed Robbery Awareness Workshop

Armed Robbery Awareness Workshop

Alpine Township hosted an Armed Robbery Awareness workshop Tuesday evening that was attended by 25 owners, managers and employees of businesses located on or near Alpine Ave.  The meeting was conducted by Alex Arends who is a former president of the Crime Prevention Association of Michigan, and continues to maintain his membership in the International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners, and Sgt. David Kok, who heads the Kent County Sheriff's Community Services Department. The emphasis was on employee and customer safety and attendees also received tips on how to make their establishment less attractive to robbers, as well as conduct during and after a robbery.

There has been an recent increase in the number of armed robberies that occurred along Alpine Ave. It is believed, however, that all of them have been solved and suspects arrested with the help of information provided by alert victims and citizens.

Land & Company Receives Award for Crime Prevention

Land & Company Receives Award for Crime Prevention

Land and Company was recognized Wednesday night for their crime prevention efforts at the York Creek Apartments in Alpine Township.  The company was cited for implementing policies and practices that include the screening of applicants, zero tolerance of illegal behaviour, good maintenance practices as well as a number of other multi-housing crime prevention practices.  The company was nominated by the Kent County Sheriff's Department and the award was presented at the the Awards Banquet of the Crime Prevention Association of Michigan held at the Comfort Inn Conference Center in Mount Pleasant.