Ionia County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Ionia County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 133 Adams Street, Ionia, 48846 MI
  • Chief:
Phone: (616) 527-5737
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Ionia County Sheriff's Office is located at 133 Adams Street, Ionia, 48846 MI. The Ionia County Sheriff's Office phone number is (616) 527-5737.

Ionia County Sheriff's Office News

The Ionia County Sheriff's Office is looking to identify the subject in these photos (including the suspect's vehicle) for questioning in a reported larceny from an Easton Township convenience store. Anyone with information can contact Deputy Foster with the Ionia County Sheriff's Office at 616-527-5737 ext 527 - or Ionia County Silent Observer at 616-527-0107.

A Bri-Mar Dump Trailer, similar to the one in the photo, was stolen from Capital Equipment in Ionia during the night on 10/30/18 or in the early morning hours of 10/31/18. The trailer says “Rent me” on the sides and has the number for Capital Equipment, unknown plate on the trailer. If located please contact Central Dispatch at 616-527-0400 and ask to speak with an on duty Deputy.

**UPDATE** The victim of the fatal accident has been identified as Trinity Grace Nellis, 20 years old, of Corning New York. PRESS RELEASE – FATAL ACCIDENT On October 30th at 6:04 a.m., deputies from the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two car personal injury accident at the intersection of David Hwy and Keefer Hwy in Orange Twp. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2008 Honda Civic was being driven by a 20 year old female from New York. The female was traveling north bound on Keefer Hwy when she disregarded the stop sign at David Hwy. Traveling west bound on David Hwy was a Dodge Ram 2500 pickup being driven by Kevin Coffman, a 28 year old male from St. Johns MI. The dodge pickup struck the Honda Civic on the passenger side of the vehicle. The 20 year old female was pronounced deceased on scene. Coffman was transported to Sparrow Ionia Hospital for his injuries. The identity of the female driver is not being released at this time to allow family to be notified. Seatbelts were being utilized at the time of the crash. Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be a factor in the crash. Assisting the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office on scene was Berlin/Orange Fire Department, Ionia County Central Dispatch, Portland Ambulance, Lehman’s Funeral Home, and Reed and Hoppes Towing. Lt. Andrew Bucholtz

The Ionia County Sheriff's Office along with Lake Odessa PD, Barry County SD, and MSP were at Lakewood Schools yesterday and today to teach bus safety to all of the elementary student. Thank you Lakewood for having us!

On 10-19-2018 around 9:30 in the morning Deputies responded to a truck fire at the intersection of Grand River Ave and S. State Rd. The preliminary investigation indicates that a piece of equipment in the box of the truck malfunctioned starting the fire. There were no injuries to occupants of the truck. The Sheriff's Office was assisted by Berlin Orange Fire Department, Reed and Hoppes towing, and Ionia County Central Dispatch

At 11:13 this morning, Deputies from the Ionia County Sheriff's Office and Clarksville first responders responded to a train versus Garbage Truck accident on Hasting's Rd in Clarksville. There were NO injuries in this accident. Early investigation indicate that the driver of the garbage truck disregarded the railroad crossing and stop signs. The crash is still under investigation and Hastings Rd north of M-50 will be closed for a couple more hours.

Just a reminder now that deer season is open they are moving more and more. Use caution while driving, especially near areas where they can pop out unexpectedly with out warning.

On October 9, 2018 Corrections Officer Rob Frost completed a 4-week Corrections Officer Academy through Grand Rapids Coummnity College. Congratulations on your accomplishment Rob!

On Monday, Deputy Tefft assisted Lake Odessa Police Chief Backing with presenting some in house robbery training for Union Bank employees.

The Ionia County Health Department will be accepting used needles/syringes for disposal on October 16th, 2018 from 9 AM to 1 PM. Needles/syringes will be disposed of free of charge, no questions asked. THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS MUST BE MET OR WE CANNOT ACCEPT THE NEEDLES: 1) Needles must be capped 2) Needles must be in plastic containers (such as for milk or laundry detergent) 3) Needles CANNOT be in metal containers 4) We CANNOT accept needles from doctor or dentist offices/private businesses 5) NEEDLES WILL BE ACCEPTED ON THIS DAY AND TIME ONLY There may be future take-back events depending on the response. Special thanks to Hospital Network Healthcare Services (HNHS) for providing the disposal. Please call there office at (616) 527-5341 if you have questions.

The Ionia County Sheriff's Office is requesting the publics help to see if anyone recognizes the woman in these photos. She is wanted for questioning in several fraud cases that have occurred at Meijer. If anyone has information please call 616-527-5737 and ask to speak with Deputy Ervin. Thank you.

Congratulations to Corrections Officer Kay Marsden - 2018 Corrections Officer of the Year! Nominated by her peers, Kay is a very diligent and effective officer who displays a willingness to get the job done. She is a true professional not only with the inmates, but her fellow employee’s and when dealing with the public.

SWATTING CALL The Ionia County Sheriff's Office and the Michigan State Police responded to a reported homicide and suicide that had been transferred from another dispatch center for an address in the 6000 block of Potters Rd in Keene Township. While en route, Ionia County Central Dispatch contacted the homeowner at that address who confirmed that nothing suspicious was going on at the address. Further contact with the homeowner and a call from the suspect confirmed that the call was a out of state "swatting" call.

Starting Wednesday, October 3rd you will be able to schedule inmate visits through video visitations. Please look at the attached pictures for instructions.

On 09-28-18 shortly after 10:00 Deputies were dispatched to the ten thousand block of Potters Rd in Keene Township with a report of a Missing 2 year old. Within minutes of the dispatch the first deputies arrived on scene and began to search the area, and in under ten minutes the child was located uninjured at a neighbors house between a quarter to a half mile away. This is a reminder to all parents to keep a close eye on your young children and how quickly they can wander off.

Congratulations to our own Denise Deschaine of the Ionia County Victim Advocate Team for being named the 2018 Michigan Sheriff’s Association Victim Advocate of the Year! http://www.sentinel-standard.com/news/20180927/comforting-those-in-crisis

Reminder: This is currently underway with plenty or room remaining. Come on out to the Orleans Township Hall for your chance to win a free bike. Join us at the Orleans Township Fire Department on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 9 a.m. for the Orleans Bike Rodeo. Deputies with the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office as well as members of the Orleans Fire Department will be there to speak to children about bicycle safety and instruct the kids on several biking skills. There will be a raffle for the kids with prizes like a new bicycle and safety gear! Bring your bicycle and helmet! Let us know if you’ll be there! Email Deputy Kohl at tkohl@ioniacounty.org. When? Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 9 a.m. Where? – 3077 Palmer Road, Orleans, MI 48865 We hope to see you then!

September 18, 2018 HOME INVASION ARREST From July through September of 2018 the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office investigated a rash of Home Invasions in an area spanning from Odessa Township to Danby Township in southern Ionia County. These burglaries had been occurring during the daytime sporadically, with a suspect entering unoccupied homes and stealing easy to sell items such as cash, jewelry, and prescription narcotics. During the investigation Ionia County Sheriff’s Office deputies collaborated with the MSP, Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, Barry County Sheriff’s Office, and other local police agencies to develop a suspect in this case. On 9/14/18, a suspect was arrested by the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office for multiple burglaries in that county. That suspect, Gregory John Schulz, 30 of Lansing MI has been arrested and arraigned on multiple charges of burglary in Clinton County. During follow up investigation, Ionia County Sheriff’s detectives along with Michigan State Police Lakeview detectives were able to link Schulz to 4 of the daytime Home Invasions in Ionia County, and charges are being sought against Schulz through the Ionia County Prosecutor’s Office. Anyone with information regarding this case or other burglary cases in Ionia County is encouraged to contact the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office at 616-527-5737 or Ionia County Silent Observer, at 616-527-0107. In addition, there is a mobile application for your Android or iPhone called Mobile Patrol in which citizens can submit tips anonymously to the Sheriff’s Office. Information about that app can be found at this link: http://www.appriss.com/MP_Download/

Join us at the Orleans Township Fire Department on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 9 a.m. for the Orleans Bike Rodeo. Deputies with the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office as well as members of the Orleans Fire Department will be there to speak to children about bicycle safety and instruct the kids on several biking skills. There will be a raffle for the kids with prizes like a new bicycle and safety gear! Bring your bicycle and helmet! Let us know if you’ll be there! Email Deputy Kohl at tkohl@ioniacounty.org. When? Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 9 a.m. Where? – 3077 Palmer Road, Orleans, MI 48865 We hope to see you then!