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Top Headlines: It Was a Crime-Ridden Week in Northern Michigan

Promo Image: Cadillac Man’s Bad Construction Business Earns Him 2 Arrest Warrants

Each week, right here on, we’ll take a look back at 9 or 10 of the top headlines of the week. Here’s what happened this week.


Seems like more than a few people are going to get a lump of coal for Christmas this year, as there was a LOT of crime this week. But we’ll end this article with a happy story to cheer you up.

The Traverse City Police Department says they arrested the Grinch. Seriously. Officers say a man dressed as the Grinch was arrested for assaulting a man dressed as a reindeer. It looks like Mr. Grinch IS a mean one.

A Cadillac man was charged for defrauding people through building projects more than a year after the first complaint. They say he was even wanted in Grand Traverse County for the same exact thing.


Deputies in Lake County recovered dozens of stolen items from two separate properties this week. If you’re missing items, officials might have recovered them.

Ronald James Grunwell III, 42, of Cadillac, has been arrested after failing to deliver an item he sold on Facebook Marketplace.

The holiday season is one of the most popular times to give cute little puppies as gifts, and Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is warning people to be on the lookout for puppy scams.


Troopers say the 48-year-old Interlochen man crossed the center line and clipped another car. He then appears to have left the road and hit a tree.

In a sad update to a previous story, the woman who was hit in Long Lake Township by a hit-and-run driver has died. The driver was found and has been charged.

In another update, Jeremiah Page and Kristina Sterley were sentenced this week for child abuse and sex crimes for their part in a horrific case.

More money will be coming to the paychecks of those that work at the state minimum wage level. But there may be some major changes coming with that increase that could shake the hospitality industry more than they have seen.

And now for your good news!

A Manistee County man says he’s headed to Florida on vacation after winning $500,000 in the lottery. The anonymous player turned his winning ticket into a Wesco gas station in Manistee. He says he won $10 on a Perfect Gift scratcher and used that money to buy the $500,000 ticket.