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  1. Police hoping for a mutual respecta as WMU students return for a Welcome WeekaRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 25 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    Despite an eventful and at times rowdy 'Welcome Week' last year near the campus of Western Michigan University, police said this year's approach to planning and patrols will not be drastically different. Last August, officers said they were forced to use pepper spray on a crowd of roughly 400 people partying at an apartment complex just off campus after people began throwing rocks and bottles at police.

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  2. Police in Portage search for suspect following alleged Target store robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    It happened around 4:15 p.m. in the 6800 block of South Westnedge in Portage. According to the Portage Department of Public Safety, authorities responded to a retail fraud at the store.

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  3. Man arrested for trying to assault Portage joggerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 3 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    The Portage Department of Public Safety reports that the 22-year-old woman was jogging on the Bicentennial Trial when she said she was grabbed from behind and pulled off the trail by the suspect who she had just passed going in the same direction. She screamed and fought off the suspect.

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  4. Long Lake boat collision injures 3 peopleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2015 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    Portage Department of Public Safety responded to a report of two boats colliding with multiple victims in the water. Firefighters say that upon arrival, they could see the victims were still in the lake being help by a number of boaters.

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  5. Suspect arrested after Portage shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2015 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    A suspect is in custody after police say a woman was shot Wednesday morning in the 2900 block of French Bay Dr. Police were called to the area at about 7:20 a.m. Wednesday after receiving reports of a woman in her mid-twenties laying in her driveway with what looked to be a gunshot wound. A suspect was arrested and is currently being questioned by police, according to a release.

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  6. Dive teams called to Van Buren County Lake to search for missing teensRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2015 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    It started around 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Bankson Lake near Lawton. A dive team was called in with sonar equipment, but after 6 hours they found nothing, Witnesses told police they saw to young men in the water earlier and then someone reported a male hanging over a raft.

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  7. Pelletier sisters charged following standoff with police, a volatilea eviction situationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2015 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    Today, Amy and Michelle Pelletier faced a Kalamazoo County judge for their video arraignment. Both were charged with resisting and obstructing police officers and both had warrants out for their arrests for failing to appear in court on an eviction case.

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  8. Officers find stockpile of guns in home of Portage officer-involved shooting suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2015 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    Officers with the Portage Department of Public Safety say they have found up to 30 firearms in a residence previously shared by Sean and Aaron Pelletier and their siblings. The two brothers lead officers on a chase May 14 that ended with officers shooting and killing 37-year-old Sean Pelletier.

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  9. Portage siblings resist officers, tear gas deployedRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2015 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    At 8:45 Saturday night, Portage Department of Public Safety received multiple calls of gunshots from the area of 4415 Raborn Court. Once they were cleared, both siblings were arrested on outstanding warrants and transported to the Kalamazoo County Jail.

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  10. New details describe deadly officer shooting in PortageRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2015 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    An extensive police report obtained by FOX 17 is shedding new light into a deadly police-involved shooting investigation in Portage. "I'm not sure if you are aware of what's going on.

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  11. Dash cam video shows chase leading up to deadly police-involved shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2015 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    Newly released dash-cam video from the Portage Department of Public Safety shows the dramatic May 14 chase that ended in police shooting and killing 37-year-old Sean Pelletier. The video obtained by FOX 17 is from the perspective of a Portage police cruiser involved in the pursuit of the red Acura that 37-year-old Sean Pelletier and his brother 29-year-old Aaron Pelletier were driving in when police attempted a traffic stop to serve an arrest warrant.

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  12. 6 injured in Portage crashRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2015 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    Six people were hospitalized after a two-vehicle crash Friday in the area of East Kilgore Road and Deadwood Drive. According to a release from Portage Public Safety, the crash happened at approximately 11:30 a.m. when a car pulled out onto Kilgore and was struck by an eastbound pick-up truck.

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  13. 1 killed, 1 injured after police-involved shooting, chase in Kalamazoo CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2015 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    One man was killed and another man was critically injured Thursday following a police chase involving multiple law enforcement agencies in Kalamazoo County. Lt. Dale Hinz with the Michigan State Police said officers opened fire on a suspect's vehicle in the area of Anna's Vineyard Apartments, 6095 Anna's Ln., in Portage.

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  14. Police in Portage investigate meth labRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2015 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    The discovery was made around 9:00 a.m. Police said they were tipped off and soon discovered three "one pot" style meth labs located in a shed in the 2500 block of Regay Street. Officials with the Portage Department of Public Safety said a man and a woman were found inside the shed.

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  15. Woman flees police and is killed in rollover crash in PortageRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2015 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    A woman who was pulled over by a Kalamazoo County Sheriff's deputy first stopped, then took off and was killed when her car rolled over in Portage. The woman and deputy pulled into a parking lot around 3:08 a.m. after she was pulled over for speeding on Westnedge Avenue and Milham Avenue.

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  16. 90-year-old Portage man reported missingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2015 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    Forshee was last seen at about 5:22 a.m. Friday morning traveling northbound on Portage Road near Centre Avenue, according to a police press release. He is driving a gray 1995 Lincoln Town Car with Michigan plate 7074E2.

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  17. Portage police chase leads to Indiana and large marijuana bustRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2015 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    A police chase that started in Portage and wound through Michigan and Indiana ended with the discovery of a large marijuana growing operation and four arrests. Portage Department of Public Safety Sgt.

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  18. Fatal crash on I-94 may have begun with medical emergencyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    An elderly Portage, Mich., man may have had a medical problem when a semi rear-ended his slow-moving car Monday night. Eugene Howard, 83, or Portage, Mich., was alone in the car, which was sent off the road.

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