Gratiot County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Gratiot County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 226 East Center Street, Ithaca, 48847 MI
  • Chief:
Phone: 989-875-5211
Fax: (989) 875-3322

Gratiot County Sheriff's Office is located at 226 East Center Street, Ithaca, 48847 MI. The Gratiot County Sheriff's Office phone number is 989-875-5211.

Gratiot County Sheriff's Office News

The Gratiot County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in trying to identify the male subject shown below. Please contact Detective Eric Leonard at (989) 875-5208 with any information.

The Gratiot County Sheriff's Office has located a container with multiple Pokemon cards. The container was found near the Jefferson Road and Alger Road intersection, a few miles north of Alma. We are unsure if these were lost or stolen. Please contact Detective Eric Leonard at (989) 875-5208 if you own or have any knowledge regarding the Pokemon cards.

The Gratiot County Sheriff's Office would like to inform residents in Gratiot County area of an IRS scam. We have received 5 calls today of residents that received calls from the IRS requesting payment, saying they will be arrested if no payment is received. Please, do not fall for this scam, the IRS will never call and request payment over the phone.

Sheriff Doug Wright, Undersheriff Earl Hunt, and Lt. Joseph Vozar had a little bit of help today shucking a few dozen ears of corn for Rural Urban Days.

We want to congratulate Arese Bovee, she is pictured with Lt. Vozar, Jail Adminstrator with our department. Corrections Officer Bovee graduated from the 13th Delta College Corrections Academy. She had 160 hrs. of training and completed all classes to make her a certified Corrections Officer. Welcome to the family and Congrats to her!

The Gratiot County Sheriff's Office has located a set of keys found near the bike trail at the park-n-ride located at Washington Road and US 127 in Ithaca. If these could be your keys, please contact Det. Leonard at (989) 875-5208.

Friendly reminder, the Gratiot County Sheriff's Office Golf Outing is approaching quickly and spots are filling up. The proceeds go towards the Gratiot Youth Academy and T.E.A.M to make expenses free for all kids. Come out for a fun day of golf and help support the kids in our communities. Contact D/Sgt. Mike Morris to sign your team up!!!

Here is some information regarding the upcoming Sheriff millage being put on the August 7th, 2018 ballot. If you have any questions regarding the Sheriff millage, contact Sheriff Doug Wright at (989) 875-5211.

The Gratiot County Sheriff's Office would like to announce Joseph Vozar has been selected to serve as the new Jail Administrator. Vozar is set to begin May 23rd. Vozar is an Ithaca resident and a 2001 Ithaca graduate. Vozar was previously employed by the Isabella County Sheriff's Office where he served for ten years.

We here at the Gratiot County Sheriff's Office would like to congratulate Jail Administrator/Lt. Brett Baublitz in accepting the Director of Transportation position for the City of Alma. Thank you for your 25 years of service and dedication to the Gratiot County Sheriff's Office. Best of luck in your future endeavors as you continue your pursuit of serving our communities.

The Gratiot Area Youth Police Academy is now taking applications. If you know of a youth that would be interested please stop by the Gratiot County Sheriff's Office to pick up an application and a flyer. Enrollment deadline is May 11, 2018.

The remains of the individual found in Seville Township on March 11, 2018, have been identified as 67 year old Robert Jack Counterman Jr. The identification was made with the assistance of Sparrow Hospital and the Michigan State Police latent print division.

******Please be advised that we have identified the victim******** We are in the process of notifying next of kin at this time. Thanks for your assistance in this matter. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ On Sunday March 11 at approximately 10:30am two hunters found what appeared to be a large garbage bag in the ditch on Warner Road near Olive Road in Seville Township of Gratiot County. When the bag was cut open they observed a human body and immediately called 911. Gratiot County Sheriff Deputies and staff responded to the scene and called MSP Crime Lab for assistance in collecting various items of evidence. The body was transported to Sparrow Hospital in Lansing for an autopsy. The autopsy revealed the body was that of an adult male approximately 60-70 years of age. The male has two identifiable tattoos. There is an eagle on his right shoulder. On his left shoulder he has a tattoo of a skull wearing a cowboy hat and handkerchief. The skull is bordered by the written states of Texas, Florida and Michigan. Completing the boxed shaped border around the skull appears to be chain links. The male is approximately 5’9” and 185 pounds with medium length thinning brown/grey hair. The male appeared to have a recent injury to a finger or fingers on his left hand. The middle and ring fingers of this left hand were taped together. Gratiot Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in identifying this individual. Please call 989-875-5214 if you have any information.

The Gratiot County Sheriff's Office is looking for hole sponsors for our Law Enforcement Golf outing. This outing pays for our Youth Police Academy and the school liaison program T.E.A.M. Last year we were able to offer the Youth Police Academy free of charge! With your help, we hope to be able to provide this wonderful experience for free again this year! If you’re interested in being a hole sponsor, please contact Lt. Baublitz at 989-449-4147 or

With heavy hearts we regretfully inform you that Retired Deputy Lee Trevino has passed away. Lee served almost 26 years with the Sheriff's Department with the highest professionalism, integrity, and honesty. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Please donate winter coats, boots, gloves and hats for the children of Gratiot County! Please see the photo and support children in need.

Gratiot County Law Enforcement, the Prosecutor's Office, and the County Commissioners support Women's Aid.

For those who are in need of some assistance (not the general public), please see the flyer for the Greater Lansing Food Bank.

Gratiot County Mounted Division at an annual training event.

Here are some pictures from this week’s Youth Police Academy. We'd like to thank all the young hardworking Cadets and their parents for participating. We’d also like to thank all the instructors who did a fantastic job this week.

St Mary's FlightCare flew in to show the academy students their helicopter!

The youth police academy has started! The kids are ready to learn and hopefully have some fun along the way!

The Gratiot County Sheriff's Office Golf Outing is at North Star Golf Course on June 16th, 2017. Space is limited, so get your team signed up soon! All proceeds go to pay for the Youth Police Academy and our school liaison program T.E.A.M.