Apr 03

Press Release: Fatal Traffic Crash, Oregon Township

On Sunday, 04-02-2017 at 7:00 PM, Lapeer County 911 dispatched Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies to an injury traffic crash on Oregon Road to the east of Hayes Road in Lapeer (Lapeer County’s Oregon Township).

A 1992 GMC Yukon was traveling east on Oregon Road. The vehicle traveled over the center line and westbound lane before departing the north side of the roadway. The vehicle traveled within the north ditch for approximately 50 feet before striking a tree. The collision type is considered head on.

The driver and only occupant was pronounced deceased on scene. Lapeer City Fire and Rescue extricated the driver from the vehicle. The driver was wearing his seat belt and the vehicle was not equipped with airbags.

The name of the deceased driver is being withheld pending notification.

Oregon Road was closed for approximately 2 ½ hours for investigation and extrication purposes. Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies were assisted at the scene by Lapeer City Fire and Rescue and Lapeer County EMS Ambulance Service.

Preliminary, neither excessive speed over the 55 MPH posted limit nor alcohol appear to be contributing factors.

This case remains under investigation by the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office and Lapeer County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Anyone with information is requested to contact Detective Sgt. Jason Parks at 810-656-1015 or jparks@lapeercounty.org.

Release: Monday 04-03-2017 at 12:00 AM. Prepared by-Authority: D/Sgt. Jason Parks

Download original release. Media Release- Lapeer County Fatality on 04-02-2017

Mar 31

2017 Tornado Siren Testing and Skywarn Class

Tornado Siren Testing

This years county-wide tornado siren testing will be conducted on the first Saturday of the month at 1 pm, April through October.

  • April 1, 2017
  • May 6, 2017
  • June 3, 2017
  • July 1, 2017
  • August 5, 2017
  • September 2, 2017
  • October 7, 2017

If there is severe weather occurring at the regular time for the tests, the they will be postponed or canceled until the weather improves.

Skywarn Class

The tornado spotter class will be held at the Pix Theater at 172 W Nepessing Street, Lapeer, MI 48446 on Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm.

The cost is free and no registration is required.

Download the flyer for more information.

2017 Spotter Flyer

Mar 09

High Winds and Numerous Calls for Service

With yesterday’s sustained high winds brought with it numerous trees and wires down all across the county. With the wires down calls many of them also created field fires due to the dry conditions created by the wind.

Our dispatchers were busy non-stop all day answering calls from citizens about the trees, wires and fires and sending out the appropriate public safety agencies. Fire departments were clearly the busiest out there and the road commission was just about equally busy trying to clear the roads of the debris.

According to DTE Energy over 600,000 people in their entire service area were out of power, but it seems they expect to get the majority of people restored by the weekend.

Citizens should know that public safety agencies such as 911, the dispatch center, police, fire or EMS do not know when the power is going to be restored; we are not the power company and have nothing to do with that. People seeking an estimated restoration time need to call DTE at 800-477-4747. Calling the 911 dispatch center asking about when power will be restored takes up telephone lines and dispatchers time away from helping people in emergencies.

The dispatch center took 600 telephone calls, 308 of them were 911 calls and 292 were non-emergency calls during this 24-hour period. Compare that to the day before, March 7th where we took a total of 167 calls. There were 5 dispatchers available to handle all 600 calls yesterday and that was our maximum capacity for call  handling.

Below is a log of number of calls by incident type for the period of midnight to midnight March 8th to 9th. highlighted in red are numbers related to the weather from yesterday.

 

Incident Type Count
911 HANG UP 2
911 WIRELESS H/U 7
ASSAULT & BATTERY 1
ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE 3
ASSIST FIRE DEPARTMENT 7
ALARM INTRUSION 15
MEDICAL ALARM 6
AMBULANCE CALL MEDICAL 33
ANIMAL PROBLEM 3
ASSIST CITIZEN 3
ATTEMPT WARRANT PICKUP 1
CITIZEN ASSIST 4
CIVIL MATTER 2
DEER PERMIT 1
FIRE ALARM 2
DOMESTIC/NO ASSAULT 1
FIELD FIRE 28
FOLLOWUP 1
FOUND PROPERTY 1
GENERAL FIRE – UNCLASSIFIED TYPES 1
HARASSMENT CALL 2
ROAD HAZARD 117
INTOXICATED PERSON 2
JUVENILE COMPL 5
LARCENY FROM AUTO 1
MALICIOUS DESTRUCTION 2
MESSAGE 4
MOTORIST ASSIST 2
OFFICER CALL FIRE 2
OPERATING WHILE INTOX 1
PROPERTY DAMAGE 15
PDA CAR/DEER 3
PEACE OFFICER 3
PRIVATE PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT 4
PROPERTY WATCH 3
PATIENT TRANSFER 16
RAILROAD PROBLEMS 2
RECKLESS DRIVER 1
ROAD RAGE 1
RUNAWAY 1
SCRAP AUTO 1
SEARCH WARRANT 2
SUICIDAL PERSON 2
SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCE 7
TRAFFIC OFFENSE 8
TRESPASSING 1
TRAFFIC STOP 24
UNKNOWN ACCIDENT 1
UTILITY PROBLEM 15
WELFARE CHECK 4
WIRES DOWN 82
Total Incidents: 456

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