2012-10-04 / Community

Sheriff's news and notes

Editor’s note: The Schoolcraft County Sheriff’s Department makes weekly submissions, reporting news and activities from the office. Activities are generally broken down into those occurring in the jail and those in individual townships. Other information may include jail information, such as the number of bookings and average jail population. Not all activities are reported.

Sept. 15 – 30


During the reporting period, the average daily population was 24 inmates. During this period, the highest count was 28, and lowest 22 inmates. There were 15 inmates booked into jail, and 16 were released. Of those booked into jail, 11 are male and four females. Eight were charged with felonies, five were charged with misdemeanors, and three of those were jailed for alcohol-related offenses. Currently, there are 23 inmates housed in the jail, four of which are female.


Deputies attempt service of 16 separate pieces of civil process. Of those, seven were successfully served.


A deputy arrested a subject in Schoolcraft County probate court on a warrant. The subject was taken to jail without incident.


A deputy responded to Flodin Road where a resident reported the theft of a license plate from their vehicle. An investigation is ongoing.


A deputy discovered a large, illegal fire burning near a building on U.S. 2, just east of Hubble Road. Manistique Public Safety was called and extinguished the blaze.

While driving on U.S. 2, a deputy observed an expired registration on the vehicle in front of him. He stopped the vehicle and found the operator to have a suspended driver’s license. In addition, the driver did not have insurance on the vehicle. The subject was arrested and taken to jail for processing.


A deputy serving civil process discovered a motorist operating their vehicle on M-77 near Ackley Road at 72 mph. The operator was cited.


A deputy, serving civil process in the area of Seney, issued four traffic tickets for speeding. All vehicles were traveling in excess of 70 mph.

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Any questions or comments can be directed to Sheriff Grant Harris at sheriff@schoolcraftcounty.net or 341-2122.

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