11-29-18 Police Reports

Police Reports By Annette Christie Roe gives final Coloma Township Police Department report With an end of November retirement approaching, Coloma Township Police Chief Jason Roe gave his final police department report to the Coloma Township Board at their November meeting. For the month of October, the department handled 161 complaints which included 28 non-criminal assists; 19 suspicious situations; 29 assists to other agencies; nine alarms; nine obstructing justice; and seven larcenies. In all there were 15 arrests made, one of which was for a felony. Officers made 97 traffic stops and issued 17 citations. The department, which also provides property checks, made 62 business checks in the City of Coloma and 69 in Coloma Township. Roe has served in the Coloma Township Police Department for 17 years and has been the Chief since 2015. Graffiti finds its way to Watervliet Business owners in the City of Watervliet found unwanted artwork on their places of business last week. The Tri-City Record was among the victims. Police Chief Tim Sutherland said that they are investigating the damage to property that occurred but have not discovered any leads at this time. Anyone with information on this crime should do the right thing and contact the Watervliet Police Department. Wanted subjects in Van Buren County A Hartford man was among the list of suspects being sought on multiple charges following a parole violation investigation. Van Buren County Sheriff Dan Abbott reports that deputies received information that two wanted parole fugitives were in the 56000 block of 56th Street in Lawrence. Deputies went to the location in an attempt to locate them. While investigating this, the two subjects showed up in a vehicle. Deputies were able to arrest one while the other ran into the house. Deputies looked inside the home and could see Bobby Bryan Tillery, 42, also in the home. Tillery of Lawrence was also wanted by police. Deputies obtained a search warrant for the residence but prior to entering one of the wanted fugitives surrendered to Deputies. Tillery was still outstanding inside the home. After a thorough search of the house, Tillery was not located. Deputies discovered a trap door in the floor under the couch and carpet. Deputies looked inside of the hole and located Tillery hiding. He eventually surrendered and was lodged at the Van Buren County Jail. The Hartford Police Department and the Pokagon Tribal Police assisted at the scene. Besides Tillery who was wanted on a warrant for dangerous drugs, a 40-year-old Benton Harbor man was wanted on a parole violation, a 37-year-old male from Lawrence was wanted on a parole violation, and also the 34-year-old male from Hartford was wanted for multiple traffic warrants.

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