Sep 22

Fatal ORV Traffic Crash: Attica Township

Lapeer County Sheriff EmblemOn Friday 09-16-2016 at 6:41 PM, Lapeer County 911 dispatched Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies to Mountain Drive (private drive) in Attica for an injury traffic crash involving an off road vehicle.

Manuel Felix age 33 from Attica was operating a 2004 Suzuki Z400 northbound. Felix was not wearing a helmet and performing “wheelies” when the unit overturned. Felix was ejected and landed on the asphalt pavement.

Suzuki Z400- not actual vehicle involved in event

Suzuki Z400- not actual vehicle involved in event

Felix was transported to McLaren- Lapeer due to the injuries sustained. On Tuesday 09-20-2016 at 5:35 PM, Felix succumbed to his injuries at McLaren- Lapeer.

The reckless/careless operation of the ORV and alcohol are contributing factors in this fatal traffic crash which remains under investigation by the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office.

Sep 21

Lapeer Post Troopers Receive Bravery Award

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Lapeer Post Troopers Receive Bravery Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                         September 21, 2016

 

LANSING, MICH. At a special ceremony held in Lansing, Michigan State Police (MSP) Director Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue presented Tpr. Jared Grigg and Tpr. John Sholtz of the Lapeer Post with the MSP Bravery Award for their diligence and perseverance under uncommon circumstances and for going beyond what is typically expected of most law enforcement officers.

 

On January 4, 2016, Grigg and Sholtz responded to a residential fire in the city of Lapeer. They observed the home fully engulfed and that the front door was unapproachable due to flames. A bystander told them children’s screams could be heard from inside the home.

 

Grigg and Sholtz gained entry through the back door of the home and searched the first floor, which was already engulfed in fire and full of thick smoke. Sholtz found an unresponsive 6-year-old boy on the floor of the attached garage and carried him out to Grigg. Sholtz went back in to search for additional children and shortly after, dispatch informed him there were no other children inside of the home.

 

The boy was treated by emergency medical personnel and recovered. In awarding the department’s Bravery Award, the MSP Board of Awards found that the courageous actions of Grigg and Sholtz undoubtedly saved the child’s life.

 

Grigg enlisted with the department in 2012, graduating as a member of the 124th Trooper Recruit School.

 

Sholtz enlisted with the department in 1994, graduating as a member of the 110th Trooper Recruit School. Prior to serving at the Lapeer Post, Sholtz was assigned to the Hastings and Richmond posts, as well as the Gaming Section.

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FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Ms. Lori Dougovito, MSP Public Affairs, 517-284-3223 or DougovitoL@michigan.gov

https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/MIMSP/2016/09/20/file_attachments/624008/Lapeer%2BPost%2BTroopers%2BReceive%2BBravery%2BAward.pdf

Sep 21

Fatal Traffic Crash: Attica Township

Lapeer County Sheriff EmblemOn Monday 09-19-2016 at 11:36 PM, Lapeer County 911 dispatched Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies to an injury motorcycle crash on Peppermill Road between Lake George Road and Force Road in Attica.

Brian Putnik age 43 from Columbiaville was traveling west on Peppermill Road operating a 2011 Harley Davidson motorcycle. The area is rural and unlighted. There is a farm field on the south side of the roadway with a row of trees parallel to the road. A deer (doe) entered the roadway traveling north in direction.

Putnik applied his brakes prior to striking the deer. The deer attached to the front of the motorcycle and both traveled to the north shoulder of the roadway.

Putnik was not wearing a helmet and possessed a valid cycle endorsement with the Michigan Secretary of State. Putnik was pronounced deceased at the scene. The deer did not survive.

Neither excessive speed (unposted 55 MPH speed limit) nor alcohol appear to be contributing factor.

The roadway was closed for approximately two hours. Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies were assisted at the scene by Michigan State Police Troopers from the Lapeer Post and Lapeer County EMS Ambulance Service.

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