South Haven Police Department

  • Agency: South Haven Police Department
  • Address: 90 Blue Star Hwy #1, South Haven, 49090 MI
  • Chief: (Chief of Police)
Phone: 269-637-5151
Fax: 269-637-9346

South Haven Police Department is located at 90 Blue Star Hwy #1, South Haven, 49090 MI. The South Haven Police Department phone number is 269-637-5151.

South Haven Police Department News

*UPDATE*. Success! Once again thanks to all YOUR tips these two have been identified and charges will be sought, Thank you!!! Help us identify this male and female who stole a wallet and used the victims credit card at a local store recently. Give us a call at 269-637-5151 or drop us a DM. All information sources are kept confidential 😉 Ps... if this is you, feel free to give us a call; our followers are pretty good at identifying people.

Rock 'n' Road Cycle of South Haven

👻🍁🚲🎃🍬 12-3 Sunday October 21st!


Officer Wildey trying out Chiefs 👮🏼‍♀️new patrol car 🚔during some defensive driving training🚧... who can guess where we are🎢?

Shout out to Ms Linda, who despite being stranded with a flat tire for over 2 hours, was one of the most pleasant motorist Officer Bailey made contact with all week! Wrecker company who left her hanging was not local and shall remain nameless 😉

PRESS RELEASE 9-30-18 At 4:14pm on Saturday, September 29, 2018, officers from the South Haven Police Department and emergency medical personnel from South Haven Area Emergency Services responded to a 911 call reporting a child buried in the sand near the waters’ edge at the Boy Scout Camp located just north of the Van Buren State Park Upon the first responding South Haven officers’ arrival, the victim was located with scout leaders performing CPR. The police officer and a volunteer from the South Haven Area Emergency Services took over CPR until an additional officer arrived with an AED. The early resuscitation efforts were able to establish a pulse in the victim. Efforts were then made through difficult terrain including dunes, trails, and water to transport the victim to a waiting ambulance. The ambulance then transported the victim to an awaiting Air Care helicopter at a cleared landing zone nearby that had been established on Blue Star Hwy. The victim was flown to a Kalamazoo area hospital where he later died as a result of injuries sustained. This incident is still under investigation, however, it appears to be a tragic accident. The victim has been identified as twelve year old Gage Wilson from Portage, Michigan. His family has been notified. Gage had been participating in a scout activity with Scouts of America. Autopsy results are pending and further information will be forthcoming. The South Haven Police Department and South Haven Area Emergency Services would like to extend gratitude to all who assisted including personnel from the Department of Natural Resources, Covert Township Police Department, and several bystanders. Authority: Natalie Thompson, Chief of Police

Starting 10/1/18, Wells Street north of Dunkley will be closed. This portion of roadway will be closed all week, per DPW.

Here is a happy group pictured for our throw back Thursday. Hope everyone has a enjoys their Friday-eve, stay safe.

Yummmmmmm. Thank you;)

Such a great event! See you all out there👻

These bows have been stolen out of a residence in South Haven Twp. If you have information regarding the whereabouts or if you recognize either of these offered for sale or trade please contact SHPD Sgt. Hathaway. -Black and white pic: Mission bow -Color pics: Mathews Z7 extreme bow with Leopold range finder. Both bows were in cases when they were taken. Any help is appreciated.

While on routine patrol, Officer Ledger came across this guy acting shell-spicious around parked vehicles. Upon making contact with the individual, a slow speed foot chase ensued. The officer apprehended the subject who was wearing body armor. The suspect was subsequently released after it was discovered no nefarious activity was afoot 🐢

*PRESS RELEASE* 2 ARRESTED FOR VEHICLE BREAK-INS 8-24-18 During the early morning hours today, a vigilant citizen called in the license plate of a vehicle suspects fled in after attempting to break into vehicles in the City of South Haven. The South Haven Police Department has been investigating several incidents of this nature in the city as well as South Haven Township. With this information, officers were able to locate the suspect vehicle and subsequently two suspects. Two separate residences were searched and numerous items of stolen property were recovered including a loaded pistol. Officers arrested an 18-year-old male South Haven Township resident and a 21-year-old female South Haven City resident on a multitude of charges including: larceny from a motor vehicle, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a stolen handgun, felony fraudulent use of a financial transaction device, probation violation, receiving and concealing stolen property, and felony narcotics. Both suspects are lodged at the Van Buren County Jail pending arraignment. The police department would like to thank the community for assistance with this investigation and in particular the citizen who obtained the license plate number of the suspect vehicle. That information was vital to link the cases together and to aid in identifying the suspects. Investigation is ongoing and we are attempting to locate more victims of property recovered who may not have reported items stolen. Please call the South Haven Police Department 269-637-5151 if you have had items stolen from your vehicle and have not reported it. Authority: Chief Natalie Thompson

FLASHback Friday! Back to 2003 when Sergeant Griffiths patrol car dash cam caught a meteorite lighting up the sky! Heres some info on what caused the show:

Boil water advisory...

Multiple reports of cars being broken into over night. Be vigilant. Do not leave valuables in view. LOCK your vehicles. Call if you have any info or see anything/anyone suspicious, let’s catch these thieves.

Remember the daring rescue of a man who was thrown off his boat in #lakemichigan back in July? Officer Ledger received the South Haven Police Department Distinguished Service Award for his heroic actions. Pictured below: Chief Thompson presents the award to Officer Ledger during the last city council meeting. News piece on the incident:

As part of this year’s Blueberry Festival, the annual Bobby Walker basketball tournament was held at the city’s Elkenburg Park. In addition to the tourney, Pastor Bobby Walker hosted a recognition of local community leaders. Picture below (left to right) Officer Olney, Chief Thompson, Officer Mersman, Pastor Walker and Officer Bell. Thank you, Pastor, for the recognition and your continued dedication to community and our youth. We appreciate both! Image provided by Mr. Tom Renner.

Back to school picnic was fun! Thanks to all who came out. Have a safe and successful school year. Add your photos below in the comments...😉 #ResurrectionLifeMinistries #shaes #toddnewberry #shermanicecream

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