Sparta Police Department

  • Agency: Sparta Police Department
  • Address: 260 W. Division St., Sparta, 49345 MI
  • Chief: Andrew Milanowski (Chief of Police)
Phone: (616) 887-8716
Fax: (616) 887-7681

Sparta Police Department is located at 260 W. Division St., Sparta, 49345 MI. The Chief of Police of the department is Andrew Milanowski. The Sparta Police Department phone number is (616) 887-8716.

Sparta Police Department News

Take a look at these pictures! This man, driving the white Pontiac must have decided gas prices are a tad high. The Sparta Police Department would like to speak with him about this issue! Please contact the Sparta Police Department at 616-887-8716. If our office is closed, contact our 24 hour line at 616-887-7331. You can also message our Facebook or Silent Observer. Thanks, and please share!

**UPDATE** The Sparta Police Department has located the owners! A special thanks to the Sparta Animal Hospital for letting us use your chip reader If you own a dog and do not have a chip, please consider getting one for your dog before it gets lost! ****FOUND DOGS*** A brown lab and black lab were found running around town together near Pine/Amelia Street. They do not have a collar and we do not know who they belong to! They are very pretty, very friendly dogs. Are these your dogs? do you know who they belong to? Please contact the Sparta Police Department as soon as you can. Our number is 616-887-8716 While we enjoy having the dogs around the department, we would REALLY enjoy getting them back to their owners. Also, we cannot keep them here long term, so if we do not find the owner soon, they will have to go to the animal shelter! Please share!

Fall is here (finally!) and Trick-or-Treat is right around the corner. Sparta's activities will be held Halloween Night, (Tuesday, October 31 2017) between 5:30pm and 8:00pm. Sparta Police Officers want everyone to have a good time, and come home safely. Here are a few friendly tips; 1. Don't Trick-or-Treat alone. Parents, accompany your children. If your kids are old enough, make sure they have at lest one buddy along and you have an idea of their route and expected time of return. 2. Use caution, and pay attention, when crossing streets. Traffic does not cease to exist simply because it's Halloween. 3. When it's dark, light yourself up. Flashlights and glow-sticks are perfect choices. 4. Do not enter the homes (or vehicles) of strangers. Only accept their offerings at the door/porch/yard. 5. Watch what you're about to eat! Make sure you consume only identifiable, wrapped treats, or items that have been approved by parents or trusted adults. 6. Don't spoil the fun... Respect other's property. Do not use Trick-or-Treating as an excuse to destroy decorations, smash pumpkins or any other shenanigans that may involve toilet paper, eggs, soap, or shaving cream. Have Fun and Stay Safe Sparta!

*** UPDATE *** We've located the vehicle and everything has been settled. Thanks to the Sparta Community for their help! *** REQUEST FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE*** Does anyone recognize this man or the pick-up? We're trying to locate this individual regarding an incident at Wesco on Friday October 6 at around 6:30pm. If you have any information on this person, or happen to actually be this person, please call the Sparta Police Department at 616-887-7331. Stay Safe Sparta!

***UPDATE*** ***The dog has been reunited with its owner!*** Is anyone missing a dog? This pup was found at the north end of town near Maxine's Diner. If you're the owner, or know who is, please call the family who located her at 616-284-7132.

Dear Residents - Recently, the Sparta Police Department has received several requests for service (some of these regarding serious emergencies) through social media messages and posts. This Facebook profile is not continuously monitored and is not to be viewed as a substitution for a telephone call. If something has happened or you see something happening that is non-emergent, contact our non-emergency line at 616-887-7331. Of course, if you see an emergency, call 9-1-1 If you have a general question for the Sparta Police Department, go ahead and send us a message. If in doubt? give our non-emergency line a call.

Have you heard of Smart911? This is a new service in Kent County you can take advantage of right now! This is a great tool that will help any agency in Kent County (Including the Sparta Police & Fire Departments) locate you during an emergency. Please watch the video https://www.facebook.com/kentsheriffsoffice/videos/1477115175670001/

*REQUEST FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE* Do you recognize this person? We'd like to speak with them regarding an incident at Wesco. If you have any information, please message our Facebook page or call the Sparta Police Department at 616-887-7331. Our investigating officer will appreciate any leads.

Do you recognize this man? Let the Grandville Police Department know!

**UPDATE** Subject has been identified. This investigation will be forwarded to the Kent County Prosecutor's Office on Monday 8/21 **REQUEST FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE** Like low gas prices? So do we, which is why we the Sparta Police Department is requesting public assistance in identifying the below pictured subject. Do you recognize him or the vehicle? Please contact the Sparta Police Department at 616-887-8716. If our office is closed, contact our 24 hour line at 616-887-7331. You can also message our Facebook or Silent Observer. Thanks, and please share!

**REQUEST FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE** Do you know who either of these two people are? They are wanted for questioning regarding a theft complaint. Yes, they are blurry but we think someone can identify them Please contact the Sparta Police Department at 616-887-8716. If our office is closed, contact our 24 hour line at 616-887-7331. You can also message our Facebook or Silent Observer. Thanks, and please share!

Who's missing a dog? This guy was found near the fire station in the N State/Elmwood area. He's been taken to the Kent County Animal Shelter, so give them a call in the morning if you're looking for him. Kent County Animal Shelter 616-632-7300

Recently, we have been concerned with suspicious individuals approaching children on the street. Thus far, we have not had any instances where children have been physically harmed, or abducted. Our most recent complaint involved a young girl being asked by a man in a van if she wanted to go with him to see puppies. Yes, people are still using this old ploy, and sadly, it continues to work. We're asking parents to teach children to be aware of their surroundings, and know what to do should a stranger approach them. Our biggest focus is that the children are able to get to a safe place, without harm. If they are able to gather information that would help us seek out a suspect (vehicle description, license plate number, physical description of the driver or any passengers), we welcome it. However, we do not want them put in further danger trying to gather this information. Stay Safe Sparta!

The summer is not yet over, and we continue to take reports of theft from cars. Please remember to take your valuables inside at night, and be sure to LOCK YOUR VEHICLE DOORS! These thieves are opportunistic. They will, rarely, break out a window or door to get into a vehicle. They are looking for unlocked doors, open sun roofs, and lowered windows to gain access. Once inside, they look to grab anything of value that is not going to weigh them down. Items like GPS devices, phones and computers are easy for them to pawn. And, of course, cash is their favorite, so make sure wallets and purses are in a secure place. Stay Safe Sparta!

Do you know who this person is? Yes.. it is grainy, but we are confident this person can be identified. He is a suspect in a case where liquor was stolen. Please contact the Sparta Police Department at 616-887-8716. If our office is closed, contact our 24 hour line at 616-887-7331. You can also message our Facebook or Silent Observer. Thanks in advance! Please Share!

There have been some questions about the Independence Day fireworks dates, and why they aren't being allowed over the weekend. The dates are set by the State of Michigan. The law reads fireworks are allowed the day before, day of, and day after the specified holidays. The Village of Sparta has no local ordinance superseding the state, so we follow their guidelines.

Independence Day is on its way, and that means fireworks! Please take note of the following rules and regulations regarding your explosive festivities; 1. Fireworks may be set off July 3, 4 and 5 ONLY. 2. The fun must end by Midnight. 3. If there is a Burn Ban in place, you may not ignite any fireworks. 4. Fireworks can NOT be set off in public right-of-way areas. This means no shooting them off on sidewalks, in streets, parks, parking lots or any other public spaces. Please be respectful, and pick up debris that may escape your party zone and land on your neighbors' property, or anywhere else (streets, sidewalks, etc...). If you encounter issues with your neighbors fireworks etiquette, please call our department and we'll do our best to assist. Be safe and have a wonderful Independence Day!

Does anyone recognize this dog? It was walking around by itself and is currently at AAA pet grooming by River / E Division. Animal control is on the way to pick up the dog to give it somewhere to stay tonight. If you know who's dog it is please get a hold of them as soon as you can and maybe they can pick it up at AAA pet grooming. Otherwise please get a hold of Kent County Animal Control at 616-632-7300

The Sparta Police Department is requesting public assistance to identify the below pictured man. Please take a look at the image and contact the Sparta Police Department if you recognize him. He is a person of interest in a theft investigation Please contact the Sparta Police Department at 616-887-8716. If our office is closed, contact our 24 hour line at 616-887-7331. You can also message our Facebook or Silent Observer. Thanks in advance! Please Share!

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** REQUEST FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE** Do you recognize this person? The Sparta Police Department needs to speak with her. She is a person of interest in a liquor theft that occurred on 5/3/2017. Please contact the Sparta Police Department at 616-887-8716 during business hours or 616-887-7331 (24 hour dispatch). You can also message your tips to the Sparta Police Department Facebook page or call Silent Observer at 616-774-2345 The Sparta Police Department would like to again thank the public for their assistance in solving crimes lately. We have had tremendous success identifying suspects thanks to your help!

***UPDATE*** On 5/1/2017 the Sparta Police Department identified the subject involved in this case thanks to assistance from the public. Our investigation indicates this is an isolated incident and we do not believe there is a continued risk to the public from this individual. This case is still open and being investigated. If you have information regarding this incident, please call us at 616-887-8716. At the conclusion of this investigation, the case will be forwarded to the Kent County Prosecutor's Office for review. ___________________________________________________ REQUEST FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE The Sparta Police Department is requesting public assistance in identifying the below photographed subject. He is a person of interest in an open investigation where it is reported he claimed to be an off-duty police officer while attempting to detain two people. This occurred on 4/30/2017. We know the photographs are not of the best quality, but we believe the person is identifiable. We are not providing any details beyond that at this point. Officer David Price is investigating this case. Please contact him during business hours at 616-887-8716 or contact the Sparta Police Department 24 hour non-emergency line at 616-887-7331 You can also submit tips by messaging the Sparta Police Department facebook page or by contacting Silent Observer at 616-774-2345

UPDATE 4/22/17 SUBJECT HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED ----------------------------------- *REQUEST FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE* Do you recognize this person or vehicle?? Please review this photograph. This woman stole approximately $29.00 worth of fuel from the Wesco Gas Station at approximately 5:45 this evening. Take note she placed tape over the license plate before pulling up to a pump furthest from the building. The vehicle she is driving appears to be a teal or green-ish older (maybe early 2000's) model Chevrolet Malibu. Please contact the Sparta Police Department at (616) 887-7331 if you recognize this person.