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My Town Lowell: Police warn of potential roofing scams

My Town Lowell: Police warn of potential roofing scams

LOWELL, Mich.—The Lowell Police Department wants to remind homeowners to be cautious about contractors, after receiving a report about a potential roof scam in the area.

According to the police department’s Facebook page, a concerned citizen contacted officers Thursday after receiving a quote from a company for $25,000 to replace their roof. 

Officers want to remind residents to be careful about who you let in your house, and always make sure you know what you’re agreeing to before signing a contract.

If you are confronted with a suspicious person or situation, call the Lowell Police Department at (616) 897-7123.

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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School is just starting for local MSP trooper recruits

School is just starting for local MSP trooper recruits

The school year is wrapping up for many people, but it’s just beginning for dozens prospective Michigan State Police troopers.

Sunday, May 12, 80 men and women from across the state began the 125th Trooper Recruit School.  For the next 21 weeks, MSP members and academy staff will train the recruits in firearms, water safety, defensive tactics, patrol techniques, report writing, ethics, first aid, criminal law, crime scene processing and precision driving.  Recruits who successfully complete the training will graduate October 4.

Michigan State Police selected recruits from more than 3,000 potential candidates.

Lowell Police Taser Suspect After Domestic Violence Call

From Sergeant Steven Bukala

City of Lowell Police Department


Suspect Tasered by Lowell Police After Domestic Violence Call

On Friday evening, the Lowell Police Department arrived to the 200 block of Maple for a Domestic Violence Call. John Lee Crider, 25, was arrested for Felony Domestic Violence, Interfering with a telecommunications device, and Resisting and Obstructing Police.

Lowell Officers received a third party call from a child inside the residence about the domestic violence. Upon arrival, Crider had fled the scene. The responding officers were able to track Crider through the snow. When they located where Crider wsa hiding a few blocks away, he was ordered out from behind a vehicle.

Crider then fled from the officers where he was subsequently tackled. Crider resisted officers' commands and fought with officers. When Crider continued to resist arrest, the Taser device was deployed.

Numerous vehicles spray painted, mailboxes damaged

Numerous vehicles spray painted, mailboxes damaged

On August 6, 2012, nine vehicles were spray painted with “tagging” and obscenities in the Whispering Hills development located behind Meijer. These incidents occurred on Trent St and Barnsley St in Lowell Township.

Also, on July 24, 2012, two mailboxes were damaged, one by fireworks and the other by a homemade bottle bomb.

If you have any information about these crimes, please call the Kent County Sheriff’s Department (632-6100)

East Precinct reports Valentine’s Day home invasions

East Precinct reports Valentine’s Day home invasions

Thieves broke into several homes on Valentine’s Day in the East Metro area.  A suspect kicked in the service door and gained entry into a home in the 1500 block of Laraway Lake in Cascade Township.  Jewelry and a lap top were stolen.

The second break-in occurred in the 8600 block of Cascade Rd.   The suspect again kicked the door to gain entry and stole jewelry and a laptop.

There was also a home invasion in the 9600 block of 36th street.  In this case, the home owner was home and confronted the suspect after he broke into the home.  This home owner gave a description similar to a suspicious person that has been spotted near other home invasions. 

The Kent County Sheriff’s Department describes the suspect as a black male in his 20's,  5'8" and 160 lbs.  He was driving an older passenger car ranging in description from silver to black.   


Lowell City offices closed until Tuesday

Lowell City offices closed until Tuesday

LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM) Just a reminder the Lowell City Hall and the Lowell Police Department offices will be closed on Friday December 23rd and Monday December 26th. Police Officers will be on duty throughout the weekend to answer calls for service.

 For emergencies dial 911, for all others call 616-897-7123 and a dispatcher will send an officer out to handle the call for service.