East Tawas woman charged with attempt...

East Tawas woman charged with attempting to stab 30-year-old son to death

There are 11 comments on the The Bay City Times story from Oct 21, 2011, titled East Tawas woman charged with attempting to stab 30-year-old son to death. In it, The Bay City Times reports that:

Dawn Marie Politte, 54, was arraigned earlier today in Iosco County District Court on a charge of attempted murder.

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MustangDan2112

Calgary, Canada

#1 Oct 23, 2011
When I was younger, Tawas was a nice little town. I remember walking on the peir and swimming at the beach.
Erica

University Center, MI

#2 Oct 24, 2011
Tawas is still nice. This was a family thing, not a city thing.
Maria

West Branch, MI

#3 Oct 25, 2011
i have known kyle lake for yrs he was a great friend kool to be around. i cant believe this had to happen to such a young guy. R.I.P Kyle u will be missed by alot of people.
Concerned Citizen

Clinton Township, MI

#4 Oct 26, 2011
I lived in Tawas for years and if you ask me it is the town and not the people! Drugs have taken over this comunity and drugs and violence are a constant threat! Every three years the same people are arrested and charged with crimes then those same people turn in their friends family members and neighbors for a smaller sentence. Instead of local law enforcement focusing on resolving the drug problem they just keep arresting the same people who are giving them new names of people to arrest! If they focused on eliminating the drug traficing it would eliminate the threat and the violence that comes with drugs.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#5 Oct 26, 2011
Concerned Citizen wrote:
I lived in Tawas for years and if you ask me it is the town and not the people! Drugs have taken over this comunity and drugs and violence are a constant threat! Every three years the same people are arrested and charged with crimes then those same people turn in their friends family members and neighbors for a smaller sentence. Instead of local law enforcement focusing on resolving the drug problem they just keep arresting the same people who are giving them new names of people to arrest! If they focused on eliminating the drug traficing it would eliminate the threat and the violence that comes with drugs.
B.S.

I've lived in Tawas for the past 10 years and I've NEVER felt unsafe- EVER. I walk alone at night, I ride my bike alone all over town any time day or night. This is one of the safest towns I've every lived in, and I've lived all over this country from Chicago to Seattle to Boston to Portsmouth to San Antonio to San Diego and many places in between.

What's ironic is you are posting from Saginaw. And you think Tawas is bad? Really?? How many murders were there in Saginaw today???
My Two Cents

Oscoda, MI

#6 Oct 27, 2011
I agree with the previous poster. I reside in a nearby town, and our area is very safe. I guess we need to say kudos to LE for that. I'm more concerned with some of the animals that may be lurking in the woods! LOL!
sue-east tawas

Tawas City, MI

#7 Nov 2, 2011
As for "concerned citizen" i think you should worry about the violence in your own backyard(saginaw). No place is crime free or unfortunately drug free. It is rare here that is why it is making the news. As for the same people getting out of jail for the same offenses - talk to your representative. DOC Department of Corrections sets the time a person serves. you give the police too much credit if you think they have that much authority. they are just doing their job. I enjoy living in East Tawas and have for over 20 years. Unfortunately this family in question has been in trouble and plagued with trouble for as long as i can remember.
Sabrina Davis

Michigan City, IN

#8 Nov 10, 2011
I came to Tawas every summer from the time I was seven years old. As an adult, I spent even more time there. What happened was a tragedy. Why judge a person, a family or a town? Tawas is a safe place. No place is drug-free! This family did not bring drugs to Tawas! I guarantee it's not just in your city or town, but even in your local school. As for this family, I know this family, nope, they aren't perfect, but neither is mine or yours. Every family has their own problems, but I don't see anyone talking crap about your family. I agree about this making the news because things like that don't happen in that area, but if it had happened someplace else such as Saginaw, Detroit or Flint, it wouldn't have even made the news. Stop judging, they just lost another member of their family. Maybe you could focus on giving thanks that your family is okay and prayers that this family makes it through their hardship.
Nick

Alpena, MI

#9 Dec 9, 2011
its unsafe in tawas.. if you hang out with unsafe people.

if you never meet any of the shady folk..
you don't have to watch your back or
worry about them turning you in because
they don't know you. its not strangers
attacking ppl there. its close friends
and family.
who cares

Elyria, OH

#10 Nov 11, 2012
Its not the city my whole family is from here n Kyle was my cousin n his mother my aunt ppl don't always know what goes on behind closed doors so don't say the city n dontcsay the whole family don't judge something until u know what its all about
GLADIDONTLIVETHE RE

League City, TX

#11 Oct 28, 2014
Tawas sucks, too much corruption and petty political fights.

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