Suspect apprehended after hours-long standoff.

November 13, 2017

Suspect apprehended after hours-long standoff.


By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

ROTHBURY — A 34-year-old Oceana County man was safely apprehended by police following an hours-long standoff in the area of 88th Avenue Monday, Nov. 13.

Troopers from the Michigan State Police were in a standoff with the wanted suspect who was possibly armed near the Oceana Shores subdivision. No one was injured in the incident, said Sgt. Charles Hockanson. The area was expected to remain blocked for at least an hour following the suspect’s apprehension so police can conduct a search warrant, he said. MSP contacted OCP shortly before 3:30 p.m., stating that he had been captured.

Post Commander, F/Lt. Jeff White said there are no hostages.

The suspect was wanted on felony warrants, White said.

MSP, which was assisted by the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office and the Rothbury Police Department, had 88th Avenue blockaded from Winston Road to Cleveland Road for several hours.

Parents of Montague schoolchildren who live in the area had to pick up their youngsters at the Rothbury Community Church.

“We don’t want to walk away from this guy,” White said prior to his capture. “We want to make sure we get him.”

The suspect was holed up in a residence, refusing to come out. Police negotiated with him to surrender.

Police are not releasing the suspect’s name until his he is formally arraigned.

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UPDATE: Suspect has been apprehended safely, and no one is injured, according to the Michigan State Police.

Anyone who has children being dropped off by school busses on 88th Avenue between Winston and Cleveland roads or in the Oceana Shores subdivision in Rothbury must pick up their children at the Rothbury Community Church parking lot on Winston Road if they are able to do so, according to police on scene of a standoff in the area. Police and school personnel will remain at the church until all children are safely transported home, police said.
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UPDATE: Suspect has been apprehended safely, and no one is injured, according to the Michigan State Police.

Police block off road.
ROTHBURY— Police presently have 88th Avenue blocked off near the Oceana Shores subdivision. According to Oceana County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Fillips, who is on scene, the sheriff’s office is assisting the Michigan State Police, which is investigating a complaint in the area. Law enforcement has been on scene for “most of the morning,” he said. The Rothbury Police Department is also assisting. OCP will provide updates when available.
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