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**Update 3/22** School Threat

**Update** 3/22/18 My Officers are working hand in hand with school staff and other agencies to do everything possible to protect your children. We are actively investigating leads and we should have more of an update tomorrow. We are also increasing our presence throughout the school district. -Chief Simpson 3/21/18 Bangor Public Schools will be

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Winter Storm Warning 12/11/17

Stay Tuned to Your Local News Station for latest information… Effective: 10:25 EST on 12-11-2017 Expires: 07:00 EST on 12-13-2017 Event: Winter Storm Warning Alert: …WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST WEDNESDAY… * WHAT…Heavy lake effect snow occurring. Travel will be very difficult to impossible, including during the evening commute on

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Christmas Parade/No Downtown Parking

Public Notice: There will be no parking allowed Downtown Bangor (From Center St. to Division St. on M-43 HWY) on 12/2/17 from 4:30pm – Until parade is over (Approx. 6:20pm). This is a Temporary Police Order Issued Under City of Bangor Traffic Code § 71.01. Persons violating this Order will be Cited and their vehicles

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Mayor Presents Officer with Certificate of Commendation.

During the City Council Meeting on 11/20/17 Mayor Nick Householder presented Officer Taylor Freelove with a Certificate of Commendation for his hard work and dedication to the City of Bangor. Officer Freelove has made numerous drug arrests in the past month and is a huge asset to the Department and to our Community. Congratulations Officer

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2 Arrested in Bangor

**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE** Bangor, MI Earlier today Bangor Police officers apprehended a Male 47 years of age after a short foot pursuit. The suspect had in his possession Crystal Methamphetamine, Marijuana, Knives, & a Machete. The suspect also had an outstanding warrant in Van Buren County. He is being charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Marijuana,

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Arson supsect now in Custody.

For Immediate Release: 21-year-old Dominick Wheeler was captured in Allegan County with the Assistance of the Michigan State Police Fugitive Task force. Wheeler is currently charged with Arson, Resisting Police, and Destruction of Police Property. His Bond has been set at $250,000. Wheeler also has 5 additional warrants from other counties. – Chief Simpson

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Fireworks Reminder – City of Bangor

With the 4th of July approaching the Bangor Police Department would like to remind everyone that State law prohibits a City from regulating the discharge and use of consumer fireworks the day before, the day of and the day after a national holiday. The City can only regulate the times between 1am and 8am. Please

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New Body Cams & Radios!

The Bangor Police Department would like to Thank the City Council for approving the purchase of New Radios and Body cameras. (Source: Bangor Apple Press) Bangor City Council Approves Police Radios BANGOR — The Bangor Police Department will soon be aquiring five new state-of-the-art radios and two body cameras, after City Council members approved purchase

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Public Notice: Mowing

The Bangor Police Department is now responsible for handling Code Enforcement  in the City of Bangor. Please keep your property mowed to avoid fines and fees.

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Bicycle Safety Rodeo – May 17th!

Bangor Branch Library with the Bangor Police and South Haven’s Rock ‘n’ Road Cycle are putting on a Bicycle Safety Rodeo and hope to see you here with your bicycle! Helmets recommended.

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City-Wide Spring Cleanup tomorrow!

The Bangor Police Department would like to remind everyone that tomorrow May 13th the City of Bangor will be picking up items set near the road for disposal. This is part of our City-Wide Spring Cleanup program. Items need to be out at the road by tomorrow morning. For a detailed list of what items are

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Meet our newest Officers!

Matthew Mistretta (Featured Above) Officer Mistretta formerly served as a US Marine. He has also worked as a firefighter and an EMT. His wife is also a police officer in another community. Officer Mistretta began serving the City of Bangor on Saturday, April 29. And Wyatt Taylor Officer Taylor graduated from the WMU Police Academy

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**Update**Cleveland murder suspect Steve Stephens kills himself after pursuit

Update: 4/18/17 12:00pm Cleveland (CNN)[Breaking news update at 11:52 a.m. ET] Steve Stephens, the Cleveland murder suspect accused of posting video of the killing on Facebook, was found Tuesday in Erie County, Pennsylvania, state police said on Twitter. “After a brief pursuit, Stephens shot and killed himself,” Pennsylvania State Police said. http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/18/us/cleveland-facebook-killing-video/index.html Associated Press Article

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Statewide Tornado Drill – 1pm EST, April 19, 2017

Statewide Tornado Drill Save the Date: 2017 Statewide Tornado Drill (Source: MSP) With Michigan’s 2017 Severe Weather Awareness Week scheduled from April 16-22, local and state emergency management officials are asking Michiganders to take action to prepare by participating in a statewide tornado drill at 1:00 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Government agencies, organizations,

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“Zero Tolerance” Dogs at Large

Due to recent events and several dogs at large complaints, the Bangor Police Department now has a “Zero Tolerance” policy in regards to Dogs at Large. Dog at Large Definition: An animal is always regarded as being “at large” when it is off its owner’s premises, without a leash, and without a person to control

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U Drive. U Text. U PAY!

(Source: Van Buren 911 Dispatch) Van Buren County is Ready to Crack Down on Texting-Law Violators. During Third National Texting Enforcement Crackdown Michigan Law Enforcement Joins National Anti-Texting Effort to Save Lives. During April, law enforcement officers will be stepping up patrols for motorists who text while driving. The national U Drive. U Text. U

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**Update**911 caller helps stop possible drunk driver in Bangor

(News Channel 3 – WWMT) http://wwmt.com/news/local/911-caller-helps-stop-possible-drunk-driver-in-bangor Wednesday, April 5th 2017 — Police are crediting a Bangor man for helping them track down a drunk driver. 26-year-old Shakara Nichols-Johnson was arrested on Friday March 31st for allegedly driving drunk. Newschannel 3 spoke to the man who called 911 dispatchers. Lucas Koenig was driving westbound on M43 near

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Drunk Driving Arrest – 4yr old in car

(Click Here for News Channel 3 post and video) Bangor, MI (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – A Kalamazoo County woman is in jail accused of driving drunk with a 4-year-old in the car. Newschannel 3’s Christine VanTimmeren reports from Van Buren County, where the suspect is still in custody. Not only do police say 26-year-old Shakara Nichols-Johnson

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Join us at Bangor’s Springtime Community Picnic!

Come meet the Officers and let your kids checkout our Police Cars. Tons of activities! (All FREE) Free Burgers and Hotdogs fresh off of the grill! Movie at Dark Check the link out for more info… Contact us if you would like to volunteer or Sponsor the Picnic! -We are looking for people to help

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*Bidding Ended* Taking Bids 2012 Dodge Charger!

Update: 4/17/17 4:00pm  EST Bidding Has ended. Sealed bids will be opened at tonights council meeting and Highest Bidder be announced. The City of Bangor is accepting sealed bids for a 2012 Dodge Charger. Minimum bid $5000.00. Sealed bids can be dropped off at City Hall until 4:00 pm on April 17. Bids will be

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*Suspects Identified* Vandalization at Lions Park

SUSPECTS IDENTIFIED We have identified all suspects involved in vandalizing Lions Park.  The Bangor Police Department has sent this case over the Van Buren County Prosecutors office for review. We will keep you updated. -Chief Simpson Between the hours of 12am and 7am on March 24th unknown individuals vandalized Lions Park. If you have any information

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Spring Cleanup

The Bangor Police Department would like to remind everyone that as spring approaches we will be making contact with residents in regards to blight. As a sign of respect to your neighbors and the appearance of the City, please maintain your property. If you do receive a blight notice and need a reasonable amount of

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Noise Ordinance

The Bangor Police Department has been receiving several complaints of excessive dog barking in our neighborhoods. City ordinance 90.18 prohibits loud and frequently barking dogs. Please be mindful of your neighbors.

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Scam Alert!

The Bangor Police Department is currently investigating a wire fraud/scam case where the people were scammed into sending money via Western Union for the transport of puppies. This is similar to the, “IRS scam” and check scam methods. This department is advising everyone to use caution when conducting business and transactions online. Please research the

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