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Special Meeting Scheduled

Special Meeting Scheduled

An informational meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 9th, for farmers and residents in the rural community, at 7:00 PM at the Alpine Township Center, 5255 Alpine Ave. NW. (Corner of 6 Mile Rd NW) Farmers from neighboring communities are also invited to attend. The purpose is to address the theft incidents that has been occurring in the rural community.  Click here for more information.

Alpine Meadows Neighborhood Watch

Alpine Meadows Neighborhood Watch

Alpine Meadows Mobile Home Park at 3800 Fruitridge has an active Neighborhood Watch Association and is planning all sorts of summer activities.

President Susan Sasak is very enthusiatic and has even created a blog which can be found at http://alpinemeadowsneighborhoodwatch.blogspot.com. Here she is seen with her husband Tony as she goes over the agenda of last night's meeting with Alpine Township's Community Policing Officer, Kent County Deputy Nate Ertle.

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Comstock Park Post Office Sponsors and Promotes Document Shredding

The Comstock Park Post Office is inviting all Comstock Park residents to bring their sensitive douments and records to the local Post Office at 3913 Leland Ave NE, Comstock Park. Your documents will be shredded while you watch, courtesy of the United States Postal Service and West Michigan Document Shredding of Jenison.

Friday, March 11, 2011, 11:00 am - 2:00 PM

The Post Office will also offer tips on identity theft.

More information from the Postal Inspector on Identity theft can be found at https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/investigations/mailfraud/fraudschemes/mailtheft/IDProtectName.aspx or at this site at http://alpinetwp.blogspot.com/2010/02/protect-your-identity.html

Federal judge denies new trial for Alpine Township wife murderer David Duyst

Federal judge denies new trial for Alpine Township wife murderer David Duyst

DETROIT (WZZM) -- An Alpine Township man convicted in the 2000 murder of his wife will not get a new trial, but he can appeal the federal judge's ruling to the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.

U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts ruled Tuesday that Duyst will not be retried for the shooting death of his wife, Sandra.  Judge Roberts is allowing Duyst to ask an appeals court panel to reconsider her decision.

Duyst is seeking retrial on the grounds of ineffective defense counsel.  He has argued that Sandra shot herself twice in the head at their Alpine Township home, and that it is possible for the handgun used in the shooting to fire twice from one trigger pull.

Duyst has unsuccessfully taken his case through the Michigan state appellate system.  He is serving life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Alpine Township Neighborhood Watch

Alpine Township Neighborhood Watch

From: http://www.alpinetwp.org

There has not been a rash of vandalism or criminal activity in the Alpine Township vicinity, which means that Neighborhood Watch groups are currently not very active. The Kent County Sheriff's Department has been excellent in passing on any suspicious activity they become aware of and hope that you will report any such activity to them as well. Did you know that Alpine Township maintains a Neighborhood Watch website?

http://safeneighbors.blogspot.com has the latest Kent County Sheriff's Department press releases and other information.

Check it out!

Business Watch

The Kent County Sheriff's Department is investigating several breaking and enterings to businesses that have occurred in the Alpine and Plainfield Township areas.  The suspects have been targeting businesses in these townships and breaking in in the early morning hours, usually between 2am and 4 am.  They gain entry by smashing out a window or door and grabbing what is visible.  Some of the businesses have had alarms but that did not stop them from quickly going in and grabbing items.

The suspect description is a white male of average build, approximately 6ft tall with no noticeable facial hair that is driving a white four door sedan. The vehicle is possible an older model white Ford Taurus or Mercury Sable.

Anyone with information is requested to contact the Kent County Sheriff Department at 616-632-6125 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.