Deputies respond to many weekend crashes

November 24, 2014
Deputies respond to many weekend crashes

HART — Deputies from the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office responded to five separate crashes over the weekend: Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 – 7:09: a.m., breaking and entering, 200 block of Dryden St., Hart. – 10:15 a.m., threats, 2400 block of W. Meadow Lane Dr., Grant Twp. – 7:27 p.m., property damage accident, W. Monroe Rd. and 88th Ave., Weare Twp.…

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Teen facing boot camp for receiving and concealing stolen property

November 24, 2014
Teen facing boot camp for receiving and concealing stolen property

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — A 17-year-old Hesperia man is looking at a boot camp stint for receiving and concealing a stolen 26-foot travel trailer. John Joseph Norman, Jr., of 2838 E. Garfield Rd., Hesperia, pleaded guilty Monday, Nov. 24, in 27th Circuit Court to a five-year felony of receiving and concealing stolen property over $1,000/under $20,000. In exchange…

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Habitual offender facing prison time

November 24, 2014
Habitual offender facing prison time

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — A 33-year-old Hart man is looking at a prison sentence of up to two-and-a-half years after pleading guilty in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Nov. 24, to four felonies of forgery, uttering and publishing (two counts) and habitual offender. Kevin Robert Oomen, 33, of 3241 N. 72nd Ave., Hart, pleaded guilty to all counts…

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4 Oceana men arrested following party at Pentwater hotel.

November 24, 2014

SUMMIT TWP. (Mason Co.) — Four people were arrested Sunday morning following a loud party complaint at the Comfort Inn on South Pere Marquette Highway. At 2:39 a.m. deputies from Mason County Sheriff’s Office were called to the hotel. Upon arrival, several subjects were observed jumping out of windows and fleeing into the woods. Deputies arrested three Hesperia men, ages…

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Crashes occupy troopers’ time over the weekend

November 24, 2014
Crashes occupy troopers’ time over the weekend

HART — Michigan State Police troopers responded to four separate crashes in Oceana County over the weekend. Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 – 9:20 a.m., sex offender registration violation/failure to change address complaint, warrant issued, 2000 block of Scenic Dr., Benona Twp. – 7:53 p.m., car-deer crash, US-31, Hart Twp. – 11:03 p.m., possible shots fired and barking dog, 6000 block…

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Teen home invader sent to jail for 10 months

November 24, 2014
Teen home invader sent to jail for 10 months

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — A 17-year-old Hart man avoided prison but will spend the next 10 months in jail stemming from his arrest last September in connection with a stolen car that he and a juvenile were caught doing donuts with shortly after the theft. Steven Geno Rice, III, was initially facing two felony counts of home…

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Help ensure that all local kids have a Merry Christmas – donate to Toys for Tots

November 22, 2014
Help ensure that all local kids have a Merry Christmas – donate to Toys for Tots

OCEANA COUNTY — The U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is once again collecting new, unwrapped toys for less fortunate children in the community. Drop-off locations are at many Oceana County businesses. The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters to…

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Ho Ho Ho! The holiday season kicks off next weekend

November 22, 2014
Ho Ho Ho! The holiday season kicks off next weekend

OCEANA COUNTY — Check out the local holiday events schedule: Friday, Nov. 28, 6:30 p.m. – Lighted Christmas Parade in downtown Hart. Enjoy music, bands, floats, horses and Santa Claus, just to name a few. Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Hart Commons with Santa and Christmas hay rides after the parade. The Hart Public Schools Band will have small group…

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78th District Court arraignments

November 22, 2014
78th District Court arraignments

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART – The following were arraigned Wednesday, Nov. 19, in front of the 78th District Court magistrate: Felonies –      Janet Mae Fawn Hamilton, 17, of 3259 Evanson Ave., Muskegon, was arrested Nov. 7 by the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) for a felony of assault by strangulation. A preliminary conference is set for Dec. 1…

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Hart High School’s ‘The Crucible’ continues Saturday, Sunday.

November 21, 2014

A review by Hannah Kostal. When I heard that the Hart High School Drama Club was doing “The Crucible” for their fall theatre production, I have to admit that I was wary. I never did like the movie, as I thought it sensationalized a very solemn and deeply emotional story. Having read the script previously as well as having background…

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Attorney: ‘certain’ case will be resolved; new pretrial for man with interpreter

November 21, 2014
Attorney: ‘certain’ case will be resolved; new pretrial for man with interpreter

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor. HART — A new pretrial date has been set for the 44-year-old Hart man facing a cocaine possession charge who was scolded by Judge Terrence R. Thomas during his first pretrial hearing Monday, Nov. 17, for bringing an English interpreter with him. Juan Leonel Estrada is set for a new pretrial hearing in 27th Circuit…

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Hart PD investigates a pair of gas drive-offs

November 21, 2014
Hart PD investigates a pair of gas drive-offs

HART — The Hart Police Department is investigating two gas drive-offs in the past week at the Mobil gas station on Polk Road. The first drive-off was Friday, Nov. 14, at 5:50 p.m., and the second occurred Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 1 a.m. involving the theft of $20 in fuel. The Hart Police Department report is brought to you by…

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