Deputies dispatched to 2 ‘shots fired’ complaints

December 14, 2015

OCSO cruiserPolice reports have been turned over to the Oceana County Prosecutor’s Office regarding to two separate complaints over the weekend involving a firearm, according to Lt. Craig Mast of the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were dispatched to a “shots fired” complaint Saturday, Dec. 12, at 5:45 a.m. in the 700 block of N. 144th Ave. in Elbridge Township. “Upon arrival and investigation, it was determined that an argument took place, with one subject reporting that a family member discharged a shotgun in their general direction,” Mast said. However, through the deputies’ investigation, police do not believe the gun was fired, Mast said.

It is possible the gun-wielding suspect could face charges of felonious assault, reckless discharge of a firearm or possession of a firearm while intoxicated, the lieutenant said.

Deputies were once again dispatched to a separate incident early Saturday morning on Sand Road in Otto Township, where it was reported that shots were fired.

“The complainant entered a gated drive at 3 a.m.; proceeded through the drive; and drove to a cabin,” Mast said. “The cabin owner found them entering the property and discharged a handgun into the ground. “No one was injured, but we do believe the gun was fired.”

It’s possible that both parties involved could be charged, he said, because the complainant may face a trespassing charge.

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