Mason County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Mason County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 302 N Delia St, Ludington, 49431 MI
  • Chief:
Phone: 231-843-3475
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Mason County Sheriff's Office is located at 302 N Delia St, Ludington, 49431 MI. The Mason County Sheriff's Office phone number is 231-843-3475.

Mason County Sheriff's Office News

♦️Here we go, first of the season! Friday morning into Saturday morning looks to be messy, today is the day to prepare. ♦️ 155 AM EST Thu Nov 8 2018 ⚠️ WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM FRIDAY TO 7 AM EST SATURDAY⚠️ * WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches expected. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph. * WHERE...Portions of south central, southwest and west central Michigan. Mason-Lake-Oceana-Newaygo-Muskegon-Ottawa-Kent-Allegan-Barry-Van Buren- Kalamazoo - Calhoun * WHEN...From 1 AM Friday to 7 AM EST Saturday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

This was posted back on August 28, 2018. In light of recent tragic events around our nation involving school bus stops we feel it's important to share again.

*At 2241 US 10 is now back open.* *** update all lanes of traffic are closed. *** Sheriff’s Office is on scene of a serious injury accident on US 10 at Applebee's driveway, just east of Brye Road. The road in that area will be shut down until further notice.

We would like to acknowledge and congratulate, Deputy Russell Phillips and Deputy Austin Mendez for the successful completion of the West Shore Community College Corrections Academy for 2018.

MCSO is asking citizens to AVOID the area of Tractor Supply until further notice while deputies conduct a criminal investigation. At 8:12 AM this morning Deputies with the MCSO responded to a reported armed robbery at the Tractor Supply located in the 4500 block of W. US10 in Amber Township. Thank you.

Today Detective Mike Kenney was selected for the 2018 COVE, You Make a Difference award. This award appropriately reflects the endless hours of dedication to service and community and to the victims he represents. We are proud of Detective Kenney and our great community should be proud of him as well.

Happy #NationalCoffeewithaCopDay from The Mason County Sheriff’s Office Pictured at Cops & Donuts McDonalds Precinct in Ludington is Chief Deputy Davila, Chief Deputy VanSickle, Undersheriff Wilson, and Deputy Mike Fort.

CAR/DEER CRASHES (What to do) Do you know that in 2017 Mason County recorded 741 car/deer crashes? This is up two from 2016 when we recorded 739 crashes. In 2017, there were 50,949 car/deer crashes, 1,252 injuries and 17 fatalities statewide (1 fatality occurring here in Mason County). Most deer crashes occur between 6:00 AM-9:00 AM and 7:00 PM-9:00 PM. So what can we do to reduce these numbers? First, we need to recognize car/deer crashes are going to occur. As our county expands and new subdivisions pop up deer are being squeezed into more high traffic areas on a county wide level. Also, several crashes occur when deer simply run into the sides of passing vehicles. Bottom line, car vs. deer crashes are going to occur and serious injury or deaths can occur. Here are some tips to help you minimize your dangers: • Slow down & Don’t over drive your headlights. Remember, at 55 MPH you are moving at 80.85 feet per second. It takes the average person ¾ of a second to perceive a danger and ¾ of a second to react to that danger. • If a deer passes in front of your vehicle don’t assume it’s traveling alone or its going to keep heading in the same direction. Several deer crashes take place when a deer “doubles back” and runs back into the road or motorists conclude the deer is moving alone and strikes the 2nd, 3rd or 4th deer in the herd. • Never leave the road or swerve to miss a deer. More often than not the serious deer crashes occur when a motorist swerves and leaves the road striking a tree or rolling over. • Deer crashes occur year around. However, statistically most deer crashes occur during morning & evening during the fall time of year. If you have a crash with a deer: • If your vehicle sustains damage your insurance company no doubt will require a police report. • Call 911 and follow the dispatcher’s instructions. You may be allowed to drive your vehicle home or to work. This will depend largely upon officers’ location and availability. • If your vehicle is not drivable or there are injuries a Deputy will be sent to you. • Pull off the road, if possible, and stay in your vehicle. Stay Safe!!!

***TRAFFIC ALERT*** Today (09/27/2018) and Friday (09/28/2018) the Mason County Sheriff's Office and Jail Complex will ONLY BE ACCESSIBLE from the north---Tinkham Ave to Delia Street,then south on Delia Street. This is due to scheduled paving of Pere Marquette Street which runs east and west on the south side of the Sheriff's Office.

One of many reasons why Trooper Butterfield touched so many and is still missed by all.

Five years today we remember a hero that put the life of others in front of his own. Trooper Butterfield will never be forgotten. Today especially we spend time thinking of the blue family as they spend the day remembering a friend. I know these days aren’t easy, but we are thankful for all that the men and women in law enforcement do.

*****TRAFFIC ALERT***** US-10/Ludington Ave is closed in both directions from Atkinson Dr to Staffon St as LPD and MCSO investigate a traffic crash.

Thanks to a generous donation we have 30 cases of water at the Sheriffs Office for those in need. We would kindly ask you limit 1 case per family so we can extend the generosity to as many folks as possible. Thank you David Powell for making this happen!

Road Closures as of 11:30 PM on 08/28/2018... *Stiles and Fisher (trees and power lines) *2700 block of Piney Ridge (lines and trees) *Maple north of US10 (tree blocking) *Benson between US10 & Hansen (trees and lines) *Marquette Rail RR tracks south of Walhalla (trees) *6400 block of E. Decker (lines over road) *Millerton east of Custer (tree) *Filburn west of Taylor (tree) *7300 S. Lakeshore north of Oceana (trees and lines) *Apline north of Wever (trees and lines) *Kistler & Brye (power pole, lines) *Custer between Millerton & Mavis (tree and lines) *800 S. Landon (trees and lines) *Stiles north of US10 (tree) *Sugar Grove between Lakeshore & Lincoln (trees) *First St between Walhalla and Gibson (lines and trees) *6033 N. Stiles (lines down) *Stiles & Beyer (lines down) *Townline & Quarterline (tree) *132 N. Taylor (lines) Assume downed lines are live and DO NOT APPROACH.

*****TRAFFIC ALERT**** S/B US31 is CLOSED south of the Mason/Oceana County line due to power lines down and blocking the freeway.

Emergency crews are responding to numerous trees and lines down countywide. If you do not need to travel this evening please do not as we cannot cover all the road hazards.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI 642 PM EDT TUE AUG 28 2018 The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Mason County in west central Michigan... Muskegon County in west central Michigan... Oceana County in west central Michigan... * Until 745 PM EDT. * At 641 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 22 miles west of Ludington SP to 20 miles northwest of Silver Lake SP to 30 miles west of Shelby to 30 miles east of Port Washington, moving east at 60 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees. * Locations impacted include... Muskegon... Ludington... Hart... Ludington SP... Shelby... Muskegon Heights... Roosevelt Park... North Muskegon... Whitehall... Montague... Lakewood Club... Scottville... Fruitport... Fountain... Free Soil... Mears SP... Silver Lake SP... Freesoil... Norton Shores... Dalton... PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. Intense thunderstorm lines can produce brief tornadoes and widespread significant wind damage. Although a tornado is not immediately likely, it is best to move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. These storms may cause serious injury and significant property damage. Torrential rainfall is occurring with these storms, and may lead to flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways. &&

⚠️THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING now in effect. ⚠️ 358 IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EDT WEDNESDAY FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN MICHIGAN THIS WATCH INCLUDES 15 COUNTIES IN CENTRAL MICHIGAN CLARE GRATIOT ISABELLA MECOSTA MONTCALM OSCEOLA IN SOUTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN CLINTON IONIA IN SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN KENT OTTAWA IN WEST CENTRAL MICHIGAN LAKE MASON MUSKEGON NEWAYGO OCEANA THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ALLENDALE, ALMA, AVONDALE, BALDWIN, BATH, BELDING, BIG RAPIDS, BRIDGETON, CHASE, CLARE, CROTON HEIGHTS, DEWITT, EASTMANVILLE, ELM HALL, EVART, FOREST HILL, FREMONT, GOWEN, GRAND RAPIDS, GRAND VALLEY, GREENVILLE, HART, HAWKINS, HESPERIA, HOLLAND, IDLEWILD, IONIA, IRONS, ITHACA, JENISON, LAMONT, LANGSTON, LEOTA, LITTLE POINT SABLE, LUDINGTON, MARION, MARNE, MEARS, MOUNT PLEASANT, MUSKEGON, NEWAYGO, NORTON SHORES, ORLEANS, PARIS, PISGAH HEIGHTS, PORTLAND, REED CITY, REEMAN, RIVERDALE, SEARS, SMYRNA, ST. HUBERTS, ST. JOHNS, ST. LOUIS, STONY LAKE, TURK LAKE, WACOUSTA, WEARE, WINN, WOOSTER, AND WYOMING.

⚠️ POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE WEATHER ⚠️ A line of severe thunderstorms is expected to develop in Wisconsin this afternoon and move across Michigan this evening and tonight. The potential for straight-line winds is possible with this system including tornados. Be vigilant and watch for weather updates as the storms develop today and tonight.

Phones at the Mason County Sheriff's Office are currently not working. We are currently in the office today and will advise when the phones are back up. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Next week Mason County roads will see school buses as the the new school year starts up. Please familiarize yourself with the laws regarding yielding/stopping for school buses as fines are up to $230.00 and 3 points on ones drivers license.