Allegan County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Allegan County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 640 River St., Allegan, 49010 MI
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Phone: (269) 673-0500
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Allegan County Sheriff's Office is located at 640 River St., Allegan, 49010 MI. The Allegan County Sheriff's Office phone number is (269) 673-0500.

Allegan County Sheriff's Office News

Our Administrative Offices will be closed on Monday, November 12, for the observance of Veteran’s Day! To file a police report, please call Central Dispatch, 269.673.3899. This is the 24/7 non-emergency number. To bond someone from our jail, please go to the Bond Lobby, located on the south side of our building.

Thank you to all of you that served and continue to serve! A special Thank You to our deputies who served and then continued their service in law enforcement.

-NEWS RELEASE- RELEASE DATE: 11/5/2018 SUBJECT: Holland Michigan Kennel Club Donation CONTACT: Sgt. Cory Hunt at 269.673.0500 ext. 4463 The Allegan County Sheriff’s Office K9 team has received a charitable donation from Holland Kennel Club of $1,000. This generous donation will be used to purchase and install a K9 door opener. This door opener will be installed on the police car door that is used by K9 to get in and out of his rear seat kennel. This opener will allow the K9 to be released from his kennel remotely with the press of a button that is worn by the K9 handler. This will allow the handler to release his partner to assist him with a situation that arose suddenly and the handler might not otherwise be able to access the dog. The door opener greatly improves officer safety eliminating the time it would take the officer to get to his partner or possibly needing his partner and not being able to get to him. This door opener from the Holland Kennel Club will be placed on Deputy Mike Martin’s K9 patrol vehicle. Deputy Martin’s partner is K9 Lajki. K9 Lajki was also purchased with a generous donation from the Holland Kennel Club in the spring of 2017. The Sheriff’s Office is grateful for the Holland Kennel Clubs continued support of the K9 team. Pictured are the Holland Kennel Club board members with Deputy Mike Martin and K9 Lajki.

With the recent tragedy involving children and a school bus, our office would like to remind drivers about school bus safety when it comes to picking up and dropping off children at stops. We want everyone to arrive to arrive at their destination safely. School buses are like traffic signals: •When overhead lights are flashing yellow: Prepare to stop •When overhead lights are flashing red: Stop •When hazard warning lights are flashing: Proceed with caution. School bus safety tips for drivers: •Prepare to stop when a slowing bus has its overhead yellow lights flashing •Stop at least 20 feet away for buses when red lights are flashing, unless driving in the opposite direction on a divided highway •Slow down in or near school and residential areas •Look for clues-such as safety patrols, crossing guards, bicycles, and playgrounds-that indicate children might be in the area •Watch for children between parked cars and other objects.

Just a reminder to turn your clocks back one hour before bed! Also, it's a good time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors.

Future Police Officer stopped in at Dorr Township Fire Station last night and had an opportunity to meet one of our deputies, Deputy Kyle Baker! Whatever his plans for the future, we wish him the best of luck!

Teen Driver Safety Week! Michigan Traffic Crash Facts: In 2017, Inexperience, risk-taking behavior, immaturity, and greater risk exposure are all factors that increase crash risk for young drivers. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, crashes are the leading cause of death and account for almost one-third of all deaths among people age 16-19.

Teen Driver Safety Week! Seat belt Law: Good information for everyone, not just for our teen drivers! Michigan has a primary seat belt law, which means law enforcement can stop and ticket motorists solely for not being buckled up. The law requires: • Passengers 8-15 to buckle up in all seating positions. • Drivers and front seat passengers to be buckled up. Michigan's child passenger safety law requires: • Children younger than age 4 to ride in a car seat in the rear seat if the vehicle has a rear seat. If all available rear seats are occupied by children under 4, then a child under 4 may ride in a car seat in the front seat. A child in a rear-facing car seat may only ride in the front seat if the airbag is turned off. •Children to be properly buckled in a car seat or booster seat until they are 8 years old or 4-feet-9-inches tall. Children must ride in a seat until they reach the age requirement or the height requirement, whichever comes first.

News Release Release Date: 10/23/18 Contact: Sgt. Cory Hunt, chunt@allegancounty.org. Allegan County Sheriff’s Office K9 Edo has received donation of body armor! Allegan County Sheriff’s Office K9 Edo has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest was sponsored by Justin and Kristan Goodenough of Allegan, MI and embroidered with the sentiment “Born to love - Trained to Serve - Loyal Always”. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c(3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,100 protective vests in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $5.7 million dollars. The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate. Edo is a two year old German Shephard handled by Deputy Blair Kacos. Deputy Kacos said, “We are very thankful for the generous donation from the Goodenough family. To work in a community that is so supportive of law enforcement is truly amazing” The Goodenough family is a local family and saw a need where they could help. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. has now assisted the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office in purchasing three vests for our K9 partners. The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283, and a five-year warranty and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718. Attached is a photo from left to right, Bri Goodenough, Kristin Goodenough, Deputy Blair Kacos and Edo.

Throughout this week, we will be providing information on Teen Driver Safety, in recognition of Teen Driver Safety Week. Distracted Driving: What Parents Can Do to Keep Teen Drivers Safe: Talk to your teen about distracted driving. Michigan law bans texting while driving for all drivers and Kelsey's Law prohibits cell phone use for Level 1 and Level 2 license holders. To learn more about Kelsey's Law, click on the link: https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1627_60169_60174-297890--,00.html

UPDATE: On today's date, the body of Justin Brown, missing since October 13 in Saugatuck, was found in the Kalamazoo River, near where he was last seen. The investigation into the incident is ongoing by the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office. We'd like to thank the public's help in sharing our initial post. We'd also like to thank the Saugatuck Township Fire District in providing assistance throughout the week, the Great Lakes Drone Company, who spent a whole day with our Detectives and Deputies, for the use of their aerial and underwater drones, and Jim from Great Lakes Search and Rescue as well. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

NEWS RELEASE: October 16, 2018 Armed Robbery of Gas Station CONTACT: Capt. Scott Matice The Allegan County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call, around 8:40 pm on October 15, 2018, in Martin Village for an armed robbery at the Clark gas station. The suspect showed a handgun and held the clerk and manager at gunpoint during the robbery. After the suspect left the gas station the manager chased after the suspect. The suspect got into a vehicle and the manager of the gas station followed the suspect. The manager was able to follow until the suspect was stopped and taken into custody. The suspect was arrested on several felony charges. Name of the suspect will be released after he is arraigned. The Allegan County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Plainwell Department of Public Safety, Michigan State Police and Otsego Police Department.

UPDATE: A REWARD is being offered by Silent Observer for information on the location of JUSTIN BROWN. Silent Observer 800.554.3633. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- News Release from the Allegan County Sheriff's Office. Release Date: 10/14/2018 On October 13th, 2018, deputies assigned to patrol Saugatuck City were dispatched to a missing person. Family and friends told deputies that Justin Michael Brown, a 39 year old male from the Grand Rapids area, was last seen at a bar in Saugatuck City around 1:15am, early Saturday morning (10/13/18). Justin was last seen wearing a gray Columbia jacket, dark color baseball hat, and blue jeans. Deputies, family, and friends searched the area extensively and could not locate him. There has been no activity on Brown’s cell phone and last known location of the cell phone was still in the Saugatuck area. Family and friends advised that he does not have any health or mental concerns and this behavior is not normal for him. Attached is a recent photograph of Justin Brown. If anybody has any information about Justin Brown or have seen him since Saturday, please call Detective Haverdink at 269.673.0500 ext. 4452 or Silent Observer at 800.554.3633.

Wednesday Spotlight from the desk of Sheriff Frank Baker: I had the privilege of joining Lt. Miller and Lt. Cummins at the graduation of one of our Corrections Officers from the Grand Rapids Community College Corrections Academy yesterday. Please join me in congratulating Deputy Tabitha Weeks on her successful completion of the Academy.

News Release Date: October 10, 2018 On October 5, 2018, Allegan County Sheriff’s Detectives, along with the Saugatuck City Deputy, arrested Edward George Allen, DOB 10/27/59, in connection with the September 23, 2018, Star of Saugatuck burglary. The Saugatuck City Deputy received information about the suspect and after further investigation, additional evidence was gathered, which led to the suspect’s arrest. The suspect has been charged with 2 Counts of Breaking and Entering with Intent and 2 Counts of Safe Breaking. He is currently lodged at the Allegan County Jail. Detectives are waiting on forensic evidence processing for the other breaking and entering’s in the area, in which they believe the suspect is involved with. If you have any additional information or tips on the other break-ins, please call the Allegan County Silent Observer at 1.800.554.3633, or contact the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau at 269-673-0500, Ext. 4452.

Our Administrative Offices will be closed on Monday, October 8, in observance of Columbus Day! Our offices will be back open on Tuesday, October 9, 8:00am. *To file a complaint, please contact Central Dispatch at 269-673-3899. *To pick up somebody released from our jail, go to the Bond Lobby on the south side of the building.

We’re at the Wayland Expo until 2:00pm! Stop out and see us!

We were able to join our friends from Sylvia's Place yesterday on Wear Purple Day for Domestic Violence Awareness! If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there is help available. The National Domestic Violence Hotline #1.800.799.SAFE (7233).

If you know where this money box belongs or it's yours, please contact Detective Lytle at 269.673.0500 Ext. 4286.

Allegan County Law Enforcement representing at the Robert Kozminski Memorial Softball Tournament! Also, playing for “Battle for Butter”, our dear friend, Brian “Butter” Augustine ( Jennifer Haan Augustine) as he continues his fight with cancer! He is definitely always in our prayers and thoughts! #Augustinestrong!

Over the Labor Day weekend, this jewelry was lost, the rings were on the necklace, in the City of Saugatuck. If found, please contact our Office at 269.673.0500, Ext. 4219.

UPDATE: THE TRAILER WAS RECOVERED LAST NIGHT IN BARRY COUNTY. IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION ON WHO MAY HAVE STOLEN IT, PLEASE CONTACT DEPUTY HAAS AT 269.673.0500 Ext. 4283 or SILENT OBSERVER AT 1.800.554.3633. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SHARED THIS POST! Sometime during the night last night, 9/09 to 9/10, this work trailer was stolen from the business of Sherwood Custom Homes in Leighton Township, 108th Street near 4th Street. If you've seen this trailer or have any information on its whereabouts, please contact Deputy Haas at 269.673.0500 Ext. 4283 or Silent Observer at 1.800.554.3633 .

UPDATE: SUSPECTS BEEN CAUGHT. WE WANT TO THANK EVERYONE FOR YOUR HELP IN SHARING OUR POST! Do you know who this is? If you know him or have seen this truck, a Dodge 4x4, please contact Detective Lytle at 269.673.0500 Ext. 4286 or Silent Observer at 1.800.554.3633. This person is of interest in a farm stand larceny in Allegan.

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 4th, all schools in the county will be in session. You may have noticed school buses already on the road in your neighborhood as some schools went back this week! We want to send out a friendly reminder to watch for kids walking or bicycling to school and also to watch for buses! Your morning commute will be slower this coming week so be patient and alert!

On Wednesday, August 22, our Casco Township Deputy responded to a larceny of a work trailer at a job site in Casco Township. Stolen was a 2004 Forest River enclosed trailer, silver, approximately 5’ x 8’; it is a V-nose style trailer with a ladder rack on the top, which is silver in color. The trailer plate on it is C397319. Multiple stickers on the back of the trailer. If you have any information or have seen this trailer, please call Detective Chris Haverdink at 269.673.0500 X-4452 or contact us through Silent Observer at 1.800.554.3633.