Feb 19

Press Release: Personal Injury Crash: Deerfield Township

Lapeer County Sheriff EmblemDate & Time:      Wednesday 02-18-2015 at 9:38 AM

Location:             N. Lapeer (M-24) and Barnes Lake Road
Deerfield Township- Lapeer County

Narrative:

On Wednesday 02-18-2015 at 9:38 AM, Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputy Troy Covert located an injury traffic crash on N. Lapeer Road south of Barnes Lake Road in Columbiaville (Deerfield Township- Lapeer County) that had not been reported to 911.

Marissa Divitto age 20 from North Branch was traveling southbound on N. Lapeer Road driving a 2003 Chrysler Sebring. Marissa Divitto lost control of her vehicle; crossed the center line; and entered the path of a northbound 1997 Chevy van driving by Benjamin Mosher age 54 from Metamora. The vehicle driven by Marissa Divitto was sideways across the northbound lane and the crash is considered broadside.

Deerfield Township Fire and Rescue extricated Benjamin Mosher from his vehicle. Marissa Divitto was transported to McLaren- Lapeer by Lapeer County EMS and Benjamin Mosher was transported by Medstar Ambulance Service to McLaren- Lapeer. Marissa Divitto is listed in critical condition and Benjamin Mosher sustained non-life threatening injuries.

A trace of light snow and icy roadway conditions were present. The roadway was closed for 2 hours for rescue and investigative purposes. The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Michigan State Police Motor Carrier Division.

This crash remains under investigation by the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Sgt. Jason Parks at 810-245-1381 or jparks@lapeercounty.org.

Feb 02

Press Release: Home Invasion, North Branch Township

Lapeer County Sheriff EmblemOn Friday 01-30-2015 at 3:43 PM, Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence on Five Lakes Road in North Branch Township for a home invasion in progress. An 11 year old was home alone when a vehicle entered the driveway. An individual knocked on all the doors; following not getting a response; forced entry into the residence.

The 11 year old locked themselves within a bathroom and hide in a closet with a shot gun. The bathroom was eventually forced open and the bathroom closet where the 11 year old was hiding opened by the suspect. The 11 year old aimed the shot gun at the suspect resulting in them fleeing from the residence. The 11 year old was not harmed during the encounter.

The suspect’s vehicle was located in Imlay City about thirty minutes after the event and stopped by Imlay City Police; Almont Police Department; Michigan State Police; and Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies.   Occupants were taken into custody without event.

A 53 year old male from Detroit and 31 year old female from Detroit remain in custody at the Lapeer County Jail.   Formal charges are expected to be issued within the near future.

The case remains under investigation by the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with information is requested to contact Detective Sgt. Jason Parks at 810-245-1381 or jparks@lapeercounty.org.

 UPDATED 02-02-2015

Male Suspect is James Wasson age 53 from Detroit.   The following criminal charges were issued with Wasson arraigned in the 71-A District Court on Sunday 02-01-2015. Bond was set at $200,000 and Wasson remains in custody.

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JAMES WASSON

–           Home Invasion 1st Degree

–           Home Invasion 2nd Degree

–           Burglary Tool Possession

–           Receiving and Concealing Stolen Property ($1,000 to $20,000)

–           Felon in possession of a firearm

–           Firearm- Commission of a Felony

Female suspect is Rhonda Steward age 31 from Detroit. The following criminal charges were issued with Steward arraigned in the 71-A District Court on Sunday 02-01-2015. Bond was set at $100,000 and Steward remains in custody.

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RHONDA STEWARD

–           Home Invasion 1st Degree

–           Home Invasion 2nd Degree

–           Burglary Tool Possession

Nov 25

Serious Injury Traffic Crash, Burnside Township

Lapeer County Sheriff EmblemNature:           Serious Injury Traffic Crash                                                    144-4083-14

Date/Time:      Tuesday 11-25-2014 at 7:18 AM.

Location:        Van Dyke (M-53) north of Linck Road

Burnside Township- Lapeer County

 

 

 

 

NEWS RELEASE

Updated on Wednesday 11-26-2014

Robin Bissett age 29 (female) died on Tuesday 11-25-2014 at 6:50 PM

(at McLaren- Lapeer Region).

Narrative:

On Tuesday 11-25-2014 at 7:18 AM, Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an injury traffic crash on Van Dyke north of Linck Road in Brown City (Burnside Township- Lapeer County).

Robin Bissett age 29 from Deckerville was the driver and lone occupant of a 2003 Ford Explorer traveling south on Van Dyke.   A thin layer of ice existed on the roadway with strong winds occurring. Robin Bissett’s vehicle crossed over the center line to the northbound lane into the path of a 2015 Freightliner style box truck driven by Denny Moore age 44 from Cortland, Ohio. The collision is considered head-on.

The 2015 Freightliner departed the east side of the roadway coming to rest within the ditch.   Robin Bissett’s vehicle departed the west side of the roadway coming to rest within the west ditch with the engine separating from the vehicle. Robin Bissett had to be extricated from the vehicle.

Robin Bissett was transferred to McLaren- Lapeer in serious condition with life threatening injuries.   Denny Moore sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to McLaren- Lapeer.

The Lapeer County Sheriff was assisted at the scene by Imlay City Police Department, Michigan State Police Motor Carrier Division, Brown City Fire Department; Marlette Fire Department, Lapeer County EMS Ambulance Service, Marlette EMS Ambulance Service, Lapeer County Road Commission, and Yakes Towing Service in North Branch.

The roadway was closed for normal vehicular traffic for three hours for rescue, investigative, and clean up efforts. Excessive speed and alcohol are not contributing factors.   Icy roadway conditions due to freezing drizzle and strong winds are believed contributing factors. This traffic crash remains under investigation by the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone who witnessed or has information is requested to contact Detective Sgt. Jason Parks at 810-245-1381 or jparks@lapeercounty.org.

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