07-18-2019 Police Reports

Police Reports By Annette Christie

Help ID the missing The Michigan State Police will be hosting a free event to collect DNA in an effort to aid in the efforts of finding missing individuals. The event will be held on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019 from noon to 5 p.m. at the MSP Marshall Post, 714 Old U.S. 27 North in Marshall. Family members of missing persons are invited to attend this free event to submit DNA samples to help with the identification of unidentified remains housed at medical examiner’s offices throughout Michigan. Currently, there are 314 known unsolved unidentified remains cases statewide. Potential donors must be biological relatives and will be asked to allow a non-invasive swab of the inside of the cheek. Family members are encouraged to bring photographs, dental and medical records, or other identifying information to update law enforcement databases. Personal items will be immediately returned.

Pick MSP Cruiser as “Best Cruiser in the U.S.” Michiganders are asked to assist the Michigan State Police in their bid for being named the “Best Looking Cruiser” in the USA. The American Association of State Troopers is conducting the search for the best looking cruiser amongst state agencies across the country between July 15 and 30. Those that would like to vote for the “Blue Goose” known as the Michigan State Police Cruiser may visit the website: www.surveymonkey.com/r/ bestlookingcruisercontest. The winning state will be featured in the annual calendar.

Lock It or Lose It A vehicle is stolen in the United States every 41 seconds. In Michigan, the number of stolen vehicles increases in the summer months due to the addition of extra people enjoying our beautiful area. The Michigan State Police and the Auto Theft Prevention Authority would like to remind residents to “Lock It or Lose It.” Residents and visitors alike are reminded to roll up the windows in the car when it is parked; install an audible alarm, anti-theft device, and GPS tracker on the car; park in a well-lit area; keep the vehicle locked even when the driver is driving; and do not keep the keys in it when there is no one in it.