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Why am I a witness? I didn't see the crime occur. Witnesses are not limited to "eye witness," and may not know they know an important fact. We have help for the Victim and the Witness.
Prevention is Key. From PPOs to Internet safety plans for children, you can take steps to be prepared and prevent crimes from happening to you and your family.
This year the Prosecutor's Office will be celebrating National Crime Victim Rights Week with a community event on April 15, 2016, from 4-7pm at Brown's Corner Church.
Many local service providers will be present with information about their services. We will award the winners of the Going to Court Book Cover contest. Several survivors
will be present to speak about their experience. We have a speaker who will talk about PTSD in the context of those who have faced the trauma of sexual assault or
domestic violence. While the speakers are talking to the adults, the kids will have their own separate presentation with our school police officers about personal safety.
We will have many prizes to raffle off (must be present to win) and food!
The event is FREE to attend. We would love to see you there!!
Several defendants were sentenced to prison over the last few months, here is an update detailing those sentences.
Several head to prison. Circuit Court highlights from September to December
People v Otis Vanostran (15-0788-SD): On 8/7/2015 at approximately 2am, Officer Francisco, of the Clare Police Department, observed a vehicle crashed at the railroad construction zone on 5th street. He utilized his K-9 Brewster to track the defendant driver. The defendant was clearly intoxicated. Based upon an investigation it was ultimately discovered that the defendant’s blood alcohol content was .161. He was charged with Operating While Intoxicated.
He was found guilty yesterday (11/19/2015) by a jury of his peers after a full day jury trial. The jury heard from Officer Francisco and other witnesses. Assistant Prosecutor Scott Moore presented the case on behalf of the Prosecutor’s Office.
A preliminary examination was held today in the case against Richard Bancroft, who was accused of killing kittens. Please see the press release for details.
Press Release Richard Bancroft
Please read the attached PDF document for the details.
Aug 3rd Motion Day Highlights
Please find attached a press release on this matter
Press Release Loy
Robert Wrather Wade (15-005006-FH) receives another prison sentence today (May 26, 2015)....
Three head to prison today....
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Office Staff Christal O'HareParalegalStacy GravesLegal SecretaryDusty MerritLegal SecretaryAnnette Mercer Child Support SpecialistStacy NewmanCrime Victim Advocate
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Michelle J. AmbrozaitisClare County Prosecuting Attorney 225 W. Main, PO Box 586 Harrison, Michigan 48625 Tel: (989) 539-9831Fax: (989) 539-1807
The mission of the Clare County Prosecuting Attorney's Office is to seek justice by ensuring that victim's rights and the public's safety are our number one priority through the fair, equal, vigorous, and efficient enforcement of the criminal laws of the State of Michigan.
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