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2017 Winter Fest Cardboard Classic Sled Race

Gerrish P.D. had their Ranger Unit #241 on hand at Pioneer Hill for standby to assist Gerrish EMS if needed for the 2017 Winter Fest Cardboard Classic Sled Races this past Saturday.  It was a beautiful day and we are happy to say that our services were not needed and a fun time was had by all!!  Thank you to all the participants and congratulations winners!  There was a lot of work and creativity that went into the cardboard classics!

 

2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run Sale Shirts

Pre-run shirts are now available to purchase for $10.00 each for the 2017 Torch Run.  The shirts are available in sizes Small – XX Large and can be purchased at the Gerrish Township Police Department.  The Annual Torch Run will take place in September 2017, more information coming soon on the run date, time and registration.  The Gerrish Community Run will take place the second week in September and will start at the Gerrish Twp. Municipal Center and end at the South Higgins Lake State Park boat launch area.  ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE SHIRT SALES AND THE TORCH RUN GO TO MICHIGAN SPECIAL OLYMPICS.

Work Continues on CERT Trailer Project

Sgt. Patchin and Officer LaBonte along with four CERT member volunteers held a Work Bee on 2/2/17 to continue work on the inside of the CERT Trailer.  They hung white boards, moved lighting, secured all shelving units to the walls and floors and mounted brackets to secure the generator.  Thank you Sharon Zacny, Bob Barber, John Ellis and Mike Briggs for assisting at the Work Bee!

Still Looking for This Vehicle…

STOLEN VEHICLE FROM GERRISH TOWNSHIP

On 01/21/2017 at approximately 1:28 P.M., Officer Labonte handled a stolen vehicle report that occurred from a residence off of Silsby Drive.  The vehicle was taken between the hours of 12:35 A.M. and 1:15 P.M. on 01/21/2017.  The stolen vehicle is a 2005 Honda Accord four door that is dark blue in color.  The vehicle will have faded/missing paint on the front hood area.  If you see a vehicle matching this description please contact your local law enforcement or the Roscommon County Central Dispatch at (989)-275-0911.

(The photo is a sample image only – Not Actual Vehicle)

“The Boot” Project – Security System for Schools

You may see cans like this popping up throughout the local businesses and at community events.  Help the Roscommon County law enforcement and fire agencies fund local schools for “The Boot” Security System that gets installed on all classroom doors.  The Boot is a lock-down device that is simple and strong and is installed inside the door of each classroom that can be quickly and easily activated in emergency situations.  Each unit costs $250 for a complete install.  This Adopt-A-Door project is being sponsored by the Roscommon County Community Foundation through the “Friends For Safe Schools” fund.

Please consider making a donation and help sponsor this very worthwhile project…help keep safety in and danger out!

Donation forms/brochures are available at the Gerrish Township Police Department, the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office, Roscommon County Community Foundation office or at any of the Roscommon Area Public Schools.  ANY DONATION IS APPRECIATED!

ACT NOW Donates Car Seats for Community Connect Event 2/4/17

Gerrish Township ACT NOW (Advisory Community Team – Neighbors On Watch) presented a $250 donation to Tammy Tyler, Coordinator of the Crawford-Roscommon County Child Protection Council to sponsor six new car safety seats for their “Community Connect” event that will take place at the Denton Township Offices parking lot on Feb. 4, 2017 from Noon – 2:00 p.m.  This event promotes proper installation of car seats and the seats integrity, those that do not pass the check will receive a new safe car seat.  The checks will be done by the Michigan State Police who have trained certified car seat safety officers.

Congratulations New Gerrish CERT Members

CONGRATULATIONS to the newest Gerrish CERT members who finished their 20-hour Basic CERT Training last night with a written final exam and a hands-on mock training disaster scenario.  Thank you for your dedication to the Gerrish CERT team and to our community!!  These newest members are Grace LaBonte, Rachel LaBonte, Cameron Thurston, David Udy and James Vasko.  Thank you also to Sgt. Greg Patchin, Gerrish officers and CERT volunteers that assisted with the set up, clean up and proctoring of the mock training.  Thank you also to the Roscommon Area Public Schools for allowing the training to take place on their campus.  These five new CERT members join the existing Gerrish CERT team bringing the total number of Gerrish CERT volunteers to 30. 

B.O.L. (BE ON THE LOOKOUT) – STOLEN VEHICLE FROM GERRISH TOWNSHIP

STOLEN VEHICLE FROM GERRISH TOWNSHIP

On 01/21/2017 at approximately 1:28 P.M., Officer Labonte handled a stolen vehicle report that occurred from a residence off of Silsby Drive.  The vehicle was taken between the hours of 12:35 A.M. and 1:15 P.M. on 01/21/2017.  The stolen vehicle is a 2005 Honda Accord four door that is dark blue in color.  The vehicle will have faded/missing paint on the front hood area.  If you see a vehicle matching this description please contact your local law enforcement or the Roscommon County Central Dispatch at (989)-275-0911.

(The photo is a sample image only – Not Actual Vehicle)

RECYCLING NOTICE…Gerrish Township Residents

Due to weather and road conditions this week, Republic Services was unable to make many of their routine Recycling pickups for GERRISH TOWNSHIP residents.  Republic will be providing a recycling dumpster at the Gerrish Township Municipal Center located at 2997 E. Higgins Lake Drive for you to place your recycling items in if you are unable to wait until the next pick up which is scheduled for Feb. 1, 2017.  We are sorry for the inconvenience, but value the safety of the workers first.  Thank you for your understanding.

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