Midland County News

Multi-Vehicle Crash in Ingersoll Township

  • September 24 2014
Multi-Vehicle Crash in Ingersoll Township


The Midland County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a three vehicle crash that occurred in Ingersoll Township at the intersection of Sasse Road and Freeland Road at approximately 2:59 pm on September 23rd, 2014. Deputies were assisted at the scene by Midland Township Fire/Rescue, Richland Township Fire/Rescue, Midland County Emergency Medical Services and the Midland County Road Commission.

A black 2006 Toyota Scion XB being operated by Brandon Cox, 31 years old from the City of Midland, was traveling northbound on Sasse Road. Alexandria Cox, 30 years old from the City of Midland was the front seat passenger. Mr. Cox failed to yield to an eastbound silver 2013 Ford Fusion being operated by Emma Eldred, 18 years old from Lake Isabella, MI. After the collision the Ford Fusion went into the westbound lane of travel and was struck by a 2010 school bus from the Saginaw Intermediate School District being operated y Gina Glance, 58 years old from Saginaw, MI. After the collision the school bus overturned into the northern ditch west of the intersection. The bus had one passenger, a 13 year old boy from Mt. Haley Township in Midland County..

All five subjects were transported to the MidMichigan Medical Center by Midland County Emergency Medical Services for injuries sustained in the accident. Emma Eldred was extracted from the vehicle by members of the Midland Township Fire/Rescue and Richland Township Fire/Rescue. The Midland County Road Commission assisted with detouring traffic away from the crash site.

At this time, it is not believed alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash.

Sheriff Scott Stephenson

Foreclosed Property Auction. Minimum Bid $50

  • September 22 2014
Foreclosed Property Auction.  Minimum Bid $50

Pinecrest Farms Celebrates National Assisted Living Week

  • September 22 2014
Pinecrest Farms Celebrates National Assisted Living Week

Midland County’s Pinecrest Farms took part in the National Center for Assisted Living’s (NACL) National Center for Assisted Living Week® to show appreciation and honor the staff, residents and volunteers of people associated with Assisted Living industry.

During the week of September 7 – 13, 2014 Pinecrest Farms provided gifts, massages, beauty pampering, live music, a caricaturist and lots of raffle prizes.

On Friday, September 12, 2014 Pinecrest’s Administrator Joe Blewett and Business Manager Rob Maxwell encouraged staff and residents to “Pie-A-Manager” (throw a pie in their face). Dozens of residents and staff took part and were able to have fun and raise money for a good cause. Proceeds benefited the Toni & Trish House of Midland.

Pinecrest Farms is a county facility in Midland that offers long-term care for the aged, mentally ill, developmentally disabled, cognitively impaired or those that have Alzheimer’s or a physical handicap. Pinecrest farms offers 24/7 nursing care and daily assistance. Contact Administrator Joe Blewett for more information at 989-832-6634.

Mosquito Control Tire Drive Held Sept 13

  • September 18 2014
Mosquito Control Tire Drive Held Sept 13

Midland County Mosquito Control and Midland Recyclers conducted a tire drive on 13 September 2014.  Over 1,200 tires were collected from over 70 county residents.  Tire drives have been occurring twice a year for several years and help to reduce the number of mosquito breeding sites in the county.  The program also helps residents to discard of unwanted tires and avoid the disposal fee usually charged.  The next event will occur Spring 2015.  Thanks to the volunteers and Midland Recyclers for their assistance and partnership!  


For more information about Midland County's Mosquito Control Program:  http://www.co.midland.mi.us/mosquitocontrol

(989) 832-8677

At-Home Drug Test Kits For Sale

  • September 17 2014
At-Home Drug Test Kits For Sale

Raising teenagers has become a challenge for even the most stable of families. Children are bombarded with advertising and peer pressure to try drugs. The Midland County Sheriff's Office offers a variety of home use drug test kits for parents that suspect drug use involving their child. The test kit is a simple way to detect a potential problem before it becomes a law enforcement matter. The tests provide immediate results and are conducted in the privacy of your home. 

Purchase a 10-Panel Drug Test Kit for $6.00 at the Midland Law Enforcement Center, Sheriff Records Bureau.
This Kit Tests for 10 Specific Drugs: 1. Amphetamine (AMP) 1000 ng/ml 2. Barbiturates (BAR) 200 ng/ml 3. Benzodiazepines (BZO) 300ng/ml 4. Cocaine (COC) 300 ng/ml, 5. Methadone (MTD) 300 ng/ml 6. Morphine/Opiates (OPI) 2000 ng/ml 7. Methamphetamine (Mamp) 1000 ng/ml 8. Marijuana (THC) 50 ng/ml 9. PCP 25 ng/ml 10. Ecstasy (MDMA) 500 ng/mlW3104
•"Features & Benefits * FDA 510(K) cleared * Up to 99% accurate lateral flow test * Results stable for up to 4 hours * Read time 5 minutes * Storage Room temperature * Shelf life up to 12 months from date of manufacture * Easy, one-step procedure * No special storage requirements to maintain stability * Small sample volume required, just dip * Meets SAMHSA standards for substance abuse screening"
•Ideal for: * Home drug testing * Work place testing * School/college/university drug testing * Substance abuse rehabilitation centers