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Drive By Shooting Suspect Arrested

Category : Crime

Bangor, Michigan

This evening at approximately 8:30pm Bangor PD Officers & Tribal Police were dispatched to Berry Bush Apartments on Cemetery Rd for reports of a fight in progress.

Upon investigation, it was determined that there was an earlier incident of a weapon being discharged into a vehicle on Railroad St.
The Officers determined that no one was injured in an assault.

Soon the Officers received a tip to the location of the suspected shooter.

The Officers located the suspect and took him into custody without incident.

The Suspect is currently being lodged at the Van Buren County Jail pending arraignment on the following charges: Probation Violation, Probation Violation Warrant, Assault with a deadly weapon, concealed carry without a permit, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, & discharging a firearm from a vehicle.

-Sgt. Misane

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Molotov found on Suspect

Category : Crime , Uncategorized

**For Immediate Release**

On Thursday, June 25th around 11:00pm Bangor PD received information about a person with a warrant.

This person had arrived at his parents property in Geneva township searching for ammunition and was reported to be in possession of a Molotov cocktail and was reported to have told people that he was going to harm LGBT individuals.

Bangor Police located the suspect and he was arrested for the outstanding warrant, a search revealed the Molotov cocktail as reported to police.

The Suspect is currently lodged at Van Buren County Jail on the outstanding warrant, probation violation, and terroristic threats. 

– Chief Simpson

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Bangor PD – Stay Home, Stay Safe

Category : Community , Enforcement

Executive Order 2020-21 authorizes critical infrastructure workers and persons engaged in an outdoor activity, or performing tasks necessary to the health and safety of themselves or their family, to leave their homes for these limited purposes. 

 For this reason, the Bangor Police Department has no plans to randomly stop people or perform any coordinated campaign to inspect businesses to ensure compliance with this order.  With that said, Executive Orders do carry the weight of law and the Bangor Police Department stands ready to enforce any aspect of these orders, if needed.  

However, with the seriousness of this situation, we are confident that citizens will take notice and voluntarily comply, as it is in the best interest of the entire state that we all work together to stay home as much as possible to slow the spread of COVID-19.

There is current 10pm-6am Curfew in Bangor is only advisory at this time.

For up to date info on the Corona Virus from the State of Michigan visit: https://michigan.gov/coronavirus

-Chief Simpson

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Bangor Township Man Arrested on Gun Charge

Category : Crime

2/2/20 – Bangor, Michigan

Chief Simpson reports that the Bangor Police Department received information that a 32 yr old Bangor Township man who was on felony probation, was continuously abusing his gf over several weeks.

Officers arrived at the residence in the 59000 Block of County Road 378 in Bangor Township to investigate and observed signs of physical abuse on the female victim.

Upon further investigation Bangor Officers discovered a stolen loaded handgun in the suspects possession. 

The suspect was subsequently arrested on multiple felony charges and is currently lodged at the Van Buren County jail on these charges and for probation violation. 

His name is currently being withheld pending arraignment.

-Chief Simpson

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Suspect arrested on multiple CSC charges

Category : Crime

***For Immediate Release***

12/23/19 – Bangor, MI

A 32 year old Kalamazoo man was arrested in connection with a 10 month criminal sexual conduct investigation.

The suspect is alleged to have committed various criminal sexual conduct acts between 2012 and 2018 while residing in the Bangor/Hartford areas. 

During the course of the investigation 2 victims were discovered one 3 year old and one under 13 years of age.

Based on the allegations and investigation a 5 count felony warrant was issued out of 7th District Court with a 1 million dollar bond being set. 

Bangor Police and Mattawan Police arrested the suspect without incident.

The suspect is currently lodged at the Van Buren County Jail where his name is being withheld pending arraignment.

Chief Simpson

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Suspect Arrested

Category : Crime

For Immediate Release:

The Bangor Police Department received information that a minor runaway was staying at an apartment in the 200 block of West Monroe.

Chief Tommy Simpson advised that when officers arrived on scene they located the minor hiding in a bedroom with an adult. A 27-year-old adult was located inside the bedroom with the victim.

The adult had several outstanding warrants including a nationwide warrant out of Kentucky for sexual allegations against the minor.

During the investigation it was revealed that the suspect drove the minor across multiple states and attempted to evade authorities by staying at various locations.

The suspect was arrested for charges in Michigan including the outstanding warrants.

The juvenile was turned over the Van Buren County Juvenile Court and the suspect was lodged at the county jail pending arraignment.

-Bangor PD

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Disturbance leads to Arrest and Recovery of Stolen handgun.

Category : Crime

**For Immediate Release**

The Bangor Police Department was dispatched to the Hastings Court park at approximately 1:50am on June 4, 2018 for a disturbance.

Upon investigation officers located a 45 year old male subject who allegedly entered a residence and pulled out a handgun.
The alleged victim in this case was able to grab the handgun and sit on it until police arrived on scene.
It was determined that the handgun was stolen.
The suspect was apprehended as he left the residence and subsequently arrested for several charges.

The loaded handgun was recovered with additional ammunition rounds being located on the suspect.

The suspect is currently being held on $50,000 Cash/Surety Bond at  Van Buren County Jail for several charges.

-Chief Simpson

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**Update 3/22** School Threat

Category : Crime

**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


Bangor Public Schools will be closed on 3/22/18 as we investigate an anonymous threat. We had an unknown person write a school threat and racial statements in one of the high school bathrooms. The school district and police are looking into this. Schools in Bangor are closed tomorrow. If anyone has any information please contact Cheif Simpson or the Bangor Police Department. We need your help.

– Chief Simpson

269-427-5801 (Office)

269-657-3101 (Central Dispatch)

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Winter Storm Warning 12/11/17

Category : Weather Warnings

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

* WHAT…Heavy lake effect snow occurring. Travel will be very
difficult to impossible, including during the evening commute
on Tuesday. Additional snow accumulations of 10 to 14 inches,
with localized amounts up to 18 inches, are expected.

* WHERE…Mason, Oceana, Muskegon, Ottawa, Allegan and Van Buren

* WHEN…Until 7 AM EST Wednesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Winds gusting as high as 40 mph will
cause areas of blowing and drifting snow.

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy lake effect snow means
significant amounts of lake effect snow are forecast that will
make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel,
keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case
of an emergency.
Target Area:
Van Buren
Forecast Office: NWS Grand Rapids (Southwestern Michigan)

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Christmas Parade/No Downtown Parking

Category : Community , Enforcement , Parade

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 impounded.

Vehicles will be impounded by:

Harbor Towing

The parade will begin at 6pm on 12/2/17.
Lineup will begin at Appleblossom Drive, the
Christmas Parade will then travel westbound on M-43 to Alexander St.

-Chief Simpson