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Ottawa County Sheriff's deputy shares tips to curb cyberbullying

Ottawa County Sheriff's deputy shares tips to curb cyberbullying

SPRING LAKE, Mich.--Has your child been a victim of cyberbullying?

Bullying is no longer limited to the playground and school hallways. With the advent of Facebook and other social media websites, today’s youth can be targeted even in their own homes. Join Ottawa County Sheriff's Deputy Sara Fillman at Spring Lake District Library on Wednesday, October 9 at 7 p.m. to learn how you can deal with cyberbullies. Deputy Fillman will discuss how cyberbullying occurs, social media sites kids use most, what actions schools are taking and pertinent laws addressing bullying.

Church hosts information sessions to protect seniors September 10

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.—United Methodist Church of the Dunes will host attorney general Bill Schuette’s Senior Brigade programs to help seniors and others interested in becoming knowledgeable about online safety and identity theft.

The free programs will be held Tuesday, September 10 from 1 p.m.  to 3 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The general public is invited to attend.  Program attendees can expect to learn the following information:

Ottawa County Sheriff's Department recruiting Citizen Police Academy

Ottawa County Sheriff's Department recruiting Citizen Police Academy

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department is recruiting for its 2013 Citizen Police Academy.

The program is meant to raise awareness about the sheriff’s office role in the community.  Classes will address undercover drug investigations, firearms, the criminal justice legal system, accident investigations, community policing, and the duties of each agency within the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department.

The Citizen Police Academy will run September 10 to December 11.  Classes will take place 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Fillmore complex, located at 12220 Fillmore St.  For more information or to apply, call Sgt. Valerie Weiss at (616) 738-4622 or click here.

Man sentenced for selling counterfeit razorblades at Meijer Stores

A Florida man will spend 30 months in prison for trying to sell counterfeit razorblades at Meijer Stores.

As part of his punishment, 56-year-old Jeffrey Steven Telsey also faces three years of probation and must pay $400,506.17 in restitution, as well as a $25,000 fine.  

In January 2008, Homeland Security Investigations was notified that counterfeit Gillette Mach3 razor refills were being distributed through Meijer Stores.  Homeland Security began buying up the counterfeit razorblades from Telsey, who operated JCA Enterprises.  At the same time, Meijer Stores issued a company-wide recall for the counterfeit blades.

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Local Couple Offers Hope to Children With Incarcerated Parents At Camp New Day

Local Couple Offers Hope to Children With Incarcerated Parents At Camp New Day

GRAND HAVEN, Mich., Jan.

Traffic stop ends with driver's suicide

Traffic stop ends with driver's suicide

NORTON SHORES, Mich. (WZZM) -- Grand Haven Public Safety officers say a traffic stop involving a stolen pickup ended with the driver killing himself.

Around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Grand Haven officers spotted a pickup truck reported stolen the day before in Grand Haven Township.  They began following the truck, which merged onto U.S. 31 northbound from Grand Haven.

The officers initiated a traffic stop of the truck when it reached the Pontaluna Road exit in Norton Shores.  According to police, they knew the driver might be armed, so they took positions for what they described as a "high-risk traffic stop" -- meaning there was a possibility of a confrontation.

While the truck was stopped, the driver -- a 22-year-old Ottawa County man -- shot himself in the head.  He was dead when officers checked him.

Spring Lake Township - Reporting of Ordinance Violations

From: http://www.springlaketwp.org/

To assist residents in reporting violations they have witnessed, Spring Lake Township has added a page to our website dealing with Ordinance Violations. A list of violations covered by the Ordinance Enforcement Officer is included, along with a form for reporting violations.

Ordinance Enforcement