Safe and sound in Williamstown

By Leslie Spector
Williamston Post staff writer

“No crimes seem to stand out in Williamstown,” said Police Chief David Hall in his opening statement of the police report. “This is a very good thing.”

Hall discussed two incidents at the township meeting on Oct. 8. A resident in Williamstown Township was the victim of a home invasion on Oct. 5.

Chandler Crossings: Where Do You Live?

For students who live in Chandler Crossings, the answer isn’t simple.  If you live on one side of the street, you are an East Lansing resident. Live on the other side, and you reside in Clinton County. I found out that I am a Clinton County resident when a small fire broke out in my kitchen of my apartment at The Club at Chandler Crossings. I asked my neighbor to call the East Lansing Fire Department for me. But when she did, the operator told her to call 911 in Bath Twp.

Man arrested in vehicle break-ins at apartments

Bath Township police answered several calls regarding multiple vehicle break-ins at the Village at Chandler Crossing apartment complex on Chandler Road on Sunday, April 7. Police officer Kip Harmon responded to a call at 7:45 a.m. from an individual reporting a vehicle break-in in the parking lot of the complex. Harmon said he spotted the culprit, who had broken into three other cars in the lot, and arrested him. Harmon said that the suspect was very resistant to the arrest, and tried to run from him.  “We got into a foot pursuit,” Harmon said.

Noise at Chandler Crossings draws police search

By Stephen Ingber Staff Reporter

Bath Twp.- In the early weeks of April multiple phone calls where made to the Bath Township Police Department concerning noise in the Chandler Crossings Apartment Complex. The calls were mostly made Thursday through Saturday. The police said the call have increased since MSU’s semester began. Officers of the departments have issued multiple citations.  

Chandlers is located on Chandler Road just three miles from Michigan State Universities campus is an apartment complex with three separate developments.

Breaking and entering subject at large after accomplice arraigned

By Zachary Peña, Staff Reporter

One suspect is in custody and another is being sought in connection with a Sunday night break-in at a DeWitt Township gas station.  

Officers responded to an alarm at Purity Cylinder Gas at 1035 Mak Tech Drive at about 11 p.m., said police Chief Brian Russell.  

An officer noticed a white van speed north on Old 27 just before the alarm sounded. The van’s driver pulled behind Domino’s Pizza on the corner of Old 27 and State St., where he and another male jumped out and fled north. A K-9 unit from the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office tracked one of the suspects to the Moose Lodge northeast of Alma, where he was found hiding near the building, said Russell.

Residents reminded to update home address signs

By Luke Ferris Staff Reporter 
Bath and DeWitt area homeowners may view the address numbers on their homes or mailboxes as a minimal concern in home repairs, but the condition of the numbers can determine the speed of response to an emergency. “The primary concern we have with police, fire and ambulance responses is always how can we remove any delays to finding somebody’s home when they’re in need of immediate help, said Lt. Brian Traub of the DeWitt Township Police Department. “This is just one facet in that bigger picture.”
DeWitt Township’s Facebook webpage posted earlier this month to update the community on the Clinton County ordinance. The ordinance specifically explains the county requirements of home address numbers. The ordinance includes making sure numbers are at least three inches tall, visible from the road, two feet above the ground and contrasting with the house colors.

DeWitt Police Warn of Scam

By Monica Reida, Staff Writer
DeWitt police are warning residents of a scam currently being circulated through the mail. The scam involves recipients being told by letter and a check that they have won a prize from Publishers Clearing House. The check looks authentic but is fake. The envelope, which is sent from Canada, does not bear the Publishers Clearing House logo, neither does the letter. DeWitt police chief, Bruce Ferguson, said a Clinton County resident who called the DeWitt Police Department alerted the police to the scam.

Laux Construction hired to manage City Hall expansion project

By Michelle Armstead
Williamston Post staff writer

A contract awarded to Dansville-based Laux Construction for the City Hall Expansion Project, putting the Williamston Police Department one step closer to moving from the 1500 Building, was approved Feb. 25. However, there was a dispute at the City Cuncil meeting over the $470,000 design-build approach that Laux Construction would take in the expansion. “There is no contract in here for the public to review for public information on the design and build contract,” said Councilwoman Michelle Van Wert. Pete Porciello, chairman of the Economic Development Corporation, said that the approach calls for hiring a project manager, not for the project to be built, and that there is a misunderstanding on what a design-build contract is.

City Council Meeting: Jerue Honored For Service

By Monica Reida Staff Reporter
Outgoing police chief Larry Jerue was honored at a city council meeting on Jan. 22, 2013, for his service in DeWitt. “The support that I’ve received and the friendships and family atmosphere here is unrivaled,” Jerue said at the city council meeting. Jerue, who had served as the DeWitt Police Chief since Jan. 14, 2004, promised those present that he wouldn’t cry after “having a long chat with his tear ducts” earlier.