Media Release Fatal Traffic Crash | North Branch Township

On Sunday 07-16-2017 at 1:58 AM, Lapeer County 911 dispatched Lapeer County
Sheriff’s Deputies to a motorcycle injury traffic crash on Burnside Road to the west of Slattery Road in North Branch (North Branch Township). This was reported by a
motorist who discovered the motorcycle rider positioned within the roadway.

Douglas Secord age 61 from Lum was the rider and lone occupant of a Harley Davidson motorcycle that was traveling west on Burnside Road. This area is very rural and a deer traveled north in direction across the roadway in Secord’s path.

Secord who was not wearing a helmet was ejected from his motorcycle and came to rest within the roadway. The motorcycle and deer (deceased) came to rest along the south shoulder. Douglas Secord was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies closed the roadway for several hours to investigate
this fatal traffic crash. Alcohol is being investigated as a potential contributing factor.
This case remains under investigation by the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone
with information is requested to contact Detective Sgt. Jason Parks at 810-656-1015 or

Authority/Created by: D/Sgt. Jason Parks
Release: Sunday 07-16-2017 at 8:30 AM.


Media Release: Objects Thrown at Vehicles

During the early morning hours of Sunday 04-16-2017 (around 2:00 AM), there were at least four reported incidents in Lapeer County in which either rocks or bricks were thrown at motor vehicles traveling upon the roadways. In each case, the object thrown originated from a motor vehicle traveling in the opposite direction.

Hadley Township- Lapeer County

  1. Baldwin Road near Sutton in Metamora
  2. Pratt west of Baldwin Road in Metamora
  3. Pratt and Hadley Road in Metamora

A suspect vehicle was described as a black passenger vehicle (either Honda Civic or Chevrolet Lumina). In these cases, there was considerable amount of damage to vehicles including the windshields shattered. Fortunately, there were no injuries reported.

Oregon Township- Lapeer County

  1. Hayes and Oregon Road in Lapeer.

A suspect vehicle was described as a white Chevrolet Lumina (1990’s model). Once again, the vehicle struck had considerable amount of damage but fortunately there were no injuries reported.

This malicious and reckless act is not only causing thousands of dollars’ worth of damage but placing motorist in extreme danger. The potential danger to motorist is very concerning to Lapeer County Sheriff Scott McKenna.

Michigan Compiled Law (MCL) 750.3942 prohibits throwing objects at a motor vehicle and has the following penalties associated.

  • Damage to property- 1 year misdemeanor
  • Injury Associated-4 year felony
  • Serious impairment associated- 10 year felony
  • Death associated- 15 year felony

Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies will be assigned directive patrol in these areas in both marked and unmarked units in attempts to locate, identify, and arrest the responsible parties before injury or death occurs. Until then, motorist are urged to use caution when traveling during the early morning hours.

If anyone has any information, please contact the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office at 810-664-1801 or Lapeer County Sheriff’s Tip line at 810-245-1374.

Incident Numbers: 170008170 170008191 170008169 170008200

Release Time and Date: Monday 04-17-2017 at 4:00 PM

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News Release- Arrest in B&E Auto

On Friday 04-14-2017 around 5 AM, Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Bristol Road in Imlay City (Lapeer County’s Imlay Township) for an individual that was breaking into automobiles parked within driveways.    A home owner observed and confronted a male subject.  The individual fled north on foot and entered a dark colored automobile.

It was later determined that at least three different vehicles (separate residences in that immediate area) were entered.  Property was stolen from the vehicles.

Deputies located a dark colored automobile within the immediate area that fit the suspect’s vehicle description.  This vehicle was occupied by a 27 year old female from Bruce Township.  Additionally, Almont Police Department was informed by a citizen that they picked up a male walking in the Bristol Road area and gave them a ride to a residence within Kingsbury Mobile Home Community in Almont.

The information and facts developed resulted in Deputy Jesse Rhodes and Deputy Chris Bowman visiting Kingsbury Mobile Home Park in Almont and arresting Michael Reed age 26 from Almont.   Michael Reed was transported and lodged in the Lapeer County Jail.  Additionally, stolen property was recovered.

Michael Reed age 26- Almont
Booking photograph provided by the Lapeer County Jail

Michael Reed age 26- Almont

Booking photograph provided by the Lapeer County Jail

On Friday 04-14-2017, the Lapeer County Prosecutor’s Office issued formal criminal charges for breaking an entry into a motor vehicle to steal personal property.   Michael Reed was arraigned within the 71-A District Court.   Michael Reed remains incarcerated in the Lapeer County Jail as of Monday 04-17-2017 on a $500 bond.

Lapeer County Sheriff Scott McKenna is pleased that the case was successfully resolved and stolen property returned to owners. The successful resolution can be contributed to the outstanding work performed by Deputy Rhodes and Deputy Bowman in concert with excellent working relationship between Almont Police Department and the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office.

Incident Numbers:    170008001; 170007946; and 170007944

Date and Time of Release:    Monday 04-17-2017 1:30 PM.

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