Monday, October 15, 2012

Former Deputy Kevin Haan - Allegan SD

October 15, 2012: Former Sheriff Deputy Kevin Haan [Allegan County SD] fled the scene of an accident and led police on a high-speed chase that ended with Haan driving his truck into a building.

Haan was charged with: third-degree fleeing and eluding police, a five-year felony; third-offense driving while intoxicated, a five-year felony; resisting and obstructing police, a two-year felony; and leaving the scene of an accident to fixtures (a road sign), a misdemeanor.

  Haan's past record:
March 04, 2008: Deputy Kevin Haan [Allegan County SD]: Arrested for domestic violence / making threatening phone calls to his wife.
http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2008/03/deputy-haan-allegan-county-sd.html



March 13, 2008: Deputy Kevin Haan [Allegan County SD]: Arrested for violating bond conditions.
http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2008/03/deputy-kevin-haan-allegan-co-sd.html


March 28, 2008: Deputy Kevin Haan [Allegan County SD]: arrested for drunk driving.
http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2008/03/deputy-kevin-haan-allegan-co-sd_28.html

 












Hearing rescheduled for ex-Allegan deputy charged in chase, crash into former Muskegon Township school
Published: Thursday, November 01, 2012, 7:59 PM
Updated: Thursday, November 01, 2012, 8:03 PM
By John S. Hausman
jhausman@mlive.com
The Muskegon Chronicle
http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2012/11/ex-allegan.html




MUSKEGON, MI – The probable cause hearing has been rescheduled for Kevn Jay Haan, a former Allegan County sheriff’s deputy charged in connection with a drunken flight from police that ended with a crash into a former school building in Muskegon Township.

Haan’s preliminary examination in Muskegon County’s 60th District Court was reset Thursday for 1:30 p.m. Nov. 20. It was originally scheduled for Oct. 30 but was adjourned by mutual agreement of the prosecution and defense. Haan is free on a $15,000 signature bond.

Haan, 47, of Wyoming, is charged with third-degree fleeing and eluding police, a five-year felony; third-offense driving while intoxicated, a five-year felony; resisting and obstructing police, a two-year felony; and leaving the scene of an accident to fixtures (a road sign), a misdemeanor.

The Oct. 15 chase across Muskegon County ended when Haan’s burgundy Dodge Ram pickup truck crashed into the former Dangl School building at the intersection of Apple Avenue and Dangl Road.

Police found a half-empty bottle of vodka in the truck, according to D.J. Hilson, senior assistant Muskegon County prosecutor.

Hilson said Haan has prior misdemeanor convictions of malicious use of a telephone, domestic violence and two cases of driving while intoxicated. Those convictions all date from 2008 and 2009, Hilson said.

Haan was an Allegan County Sheriff's Department road patrol deputy from 1991 to April 2008, according to that department. His suspension from the Allegan County Sheriff's Office following his arrests in the earlier cases made headlines.

                       











Former deputy charged in DUI police chase
7:05 PM, Oct 16, 2012
WZZM NEWS
http://www.wzzm13.com/news/article/228754/14/Former-deputy-charged-in-DUI-police-chase
























MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- A former Allegan County Sheriff's deputy is facing a new drunk driving charge after leading police on a high-speed chase through Muskegon County.


Kevin Haan, 47, appeared in Muskegon County District Court Tuesday to face felony charges of operating under the influence (third offense), fleeing and eluding police, and resisting officers. Haan is also facing a misdemeanor charge of running over road signs.

Prosecutors say other motorists spotted Haan driving erratically on M-37 in Kent City and called 911. Michigan State Police soon spotted Haan's truck and began the 20-mile chase, reaching speeds of 75-80 miles per hour on M-46 between Casnovia and Muskegon townships.

The pursuit ended when Haan's truck ran into an old school at the corner of Apple Avenue (M-46) and Dangl Road in Muskegon Township.

"When the officers inspected the vehicle they found a half-consumed bottle of vodka," says D.J. Hilson, Muskegon County senior assistant prosecutor.

Haan's first drunk driving arrest was in 2004, when he was still working for the Allegan County Sheriff's Department. His conviction later that year ended his 18-year career as a deputy.

In 2005, Haan was convicted in another drunk driving case, this time in Kent County.

Reported by Jon Mills in Muskegon

                       











Former deputy charged in DUI police chase
Submitted by WZZM13, News Staff
Tuesday, October 16th, 2012, 6:05pm
http://muskegon.wzzm13.com/news/news/74275-former-deputy-charged-dui-police-chase






















MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- A former Allegan County Sheriff's deputy is facing a new drunk driving charge after leading police on a high-speed chase through Muskegon County.

Kevin Haan, 47, appeared in Muskegon County District Court Tuesday to face felony charges of operating under the influence (third offense), fleeing and eluding police, and resisting officers. Haan is also facing a misdemeanor charge of running over road signs.

Prosecutors say other motorists spotted Haan driving erratically on M-37 in Kent City and called 911. Michigan State Police soon spotted Haan's truck and began the 20-mile chase, reaching speeds of 75-80 miles per hour on M-46 between Casnovia and Muskegon townships.

The pursuit ended when Haan's truck ran into an old school at the corner of Apple Avenue (M-46) and Dangl Road in Muskegon Township.

"When the officers inspected the vehicle they found a half-consumed bottle of vodka," says D.J. Hilson, Muskegon County senior assistant prosecutor.

Haan's first drunk driving arrest was in 2004, when he was still working for the Allegan County Sheriff's Department. His conviction later that year ended his 18-year career as a deputy.

In 2005, Haan was convicted in another drunk driving case, this time in Kent County.



















Ex-Allegan sheriff's deputy faces judge after chase, crash into Muskegon Township building
Published: Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 6:02 PM
Updated: Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 6:03 PM
By John S. Hausman
jhausman@mlive.com
The Muskegon Chronicle
http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2012/10/ex-allegan_sheriffs_deputy_fac.html








MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – His bruised face tense, his manner subdued and respectful, former Allegan County sheriff’s deputy Kevn Jay Haan faced a Muskegon County judge Tuesday for charges stemming from Monday’s police chase and crash into a former school building.

Haan, 47, of Wyoming was arraigned before 60th District Judge Michael J. Nolan on charges of third-degree fleeing and eluding police, a five-year felony; third-offense driving while intoxicated, a five-year felony; resisting and obstructing police, a two-year felony; and leaving the scene of an accident to fixtures (a road sign), a misdemeanor.

Nolan reduced Haan’s interim bond of $15,000 from cash or surety to personal recognizance or signature, on condition that Haan has an electronic alcohol-sensing ankle monitor attached. Haan is forbidden to consume any alcohol as a condition of bond.

Nolan scheduled a preliminary examination on the felony charges and a pretrial conference on the misdemeanor for Oct. 30.

Monday’s chase across Muskegon County ended when Haan’s burgundy Dodge Ram pickup truck crashed into the former Dangl School building at the intersection of Apple Avenue and Dangl Road.

Police found a half-empty bottle of vodka in the truck, according to D.J. Hilson, senior assistant Muskegon County prosecutor.

Hilson said Haan has prior misdemeanor convictions of malicious use of a telephone, domestic violence and two cases of driving while intoxicated. Those convictions all date from 2008 and 2009, Hilson said.

Records also show Haan has a pending misdemeanor arrest warrant from Kent County for an alleged hit-and-run accident, Hilson said.

Haan was an Allegan County Sheriff's Department road patrol deputy from 1991 to April 2008, according to Lt. Frank Baker of that department. His suspension from the Allegan County Sheriff's Office following his arrests in the earlier cases made headlines.

Hilson said the Monday incident began in northern Kent County. A civilian allegedly noticed Haan driving a burgundy Dodge Ram erratically on Long Lake Road, Hilson said.

The civilian began following him with a number of stops and starts, including one at an elementary school in Kent City, west toward Muskegon County, Hilson said. The civilian tried unsuccessfully to speak with Haan at a four-way stop sign in Kent City, the prosecutor said.

The civilian followed the truck to the traffic circle at M-46 and M-37 in Casnovia Township on the east side of Muskegon County, where Haan allegedly drove straight through and knocked down a traffic sign. By this time the civilian was on the phone with Muskegon County Central Dispatch, Hilson said.

A Michigan State Police trooper caught up with the truck on M-46 (Apple Avenue) in Moorland Township and began pursuing him with lights and sirens on Apple Avenue and other roads in eastern Muskegon County. Speeds reached 75 to 80 mph on Apple.

The Muskegon County Sheriff’s Office and Muskegon Township Police Department joined the chase as the cars traveled west, Hilson said.

Once in Muskegon Township, after a series of turns and a failed attempt to stop the truck with stop sticks and by ramming its rear at Marquette Avenue and Dangl Road, the truck went out of control after striking a civilian vehicle while turning right from Dangl onto Apple. The truck then jumped the curb and crashed into the former school, a building now privately owned and used for storage.

A state trooper blocked in the truck with his cruiser.

Haan was not seriously injured and no other injuries were reported. He was arrested at the scene.

                     










Ex-deputy faces 3rd OWI in chase, crash
Kevin Haan left Allegan Co. Sheriff's Dept in 2008
Updated: Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012, 11:58 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012, 5:27 PM EDT
WOOD TV
http://www.woodtv.com/dpp/news/local/muskegon_county/Ex-deputy-faces-3rd-OWI-in-chase-crash


MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) - A former sheriff's deputy faces multiple charges after allegedly leading police on a chase and crashing into an old school building while drunk.

Kevin Jay Haan crashed his vehicle into a former Orchard View School building near Apple Avenue and Dangl Road Monday afternoon.

Haan, 47, now faces charges of third-degree fleeing and eluding, operating while intoxicated (third offense) and resisting and obstructing, according to the Muskegon County Prosecutor's Office.

Authorities say a half-empty bottle of vodka was found in the crashed truck. The resisting police charge was because of his actions after the crash.

A woman whose vehicle Haan allegedly hit during the chase told 24 Hour News 8 Tuesday evening that she's "disappointed" a former law enforcement officer would behave recklessly and try to run from police.

His previous drunk driving convictions were in 2008 and 2010, according to the Prosecutor's Office.

In 2008, Haan resigned from the Allegan County Sheriff's Department after 18 years on the force. He had been arrested three times in March of that year for threatening his wife over the phone, violating bond, and drunk driving.

He pleaded guilty in May 2008 to misdemeanor malicious use of a telecommunications device and operating while impaired, according to state records.

He also pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence after a May 2008 incident.

Haan was arrested again in October 2008 in Kent County for operating while intoxicated, to which he also pleaded guilty.

                     











Ex-Allegan sheriff's deputy was allegedly drunk during chase, crash into Muskegon Township building
Published: Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 3:39 PM
Updated: Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 4:03 PM
By John S. Hausman
jhausman@mlive.com
The Muskegon Chronicle
http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2012/10/wyoming_man_charged_in_chase_c.html

         
         

MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – An arrest warrant has been issued charging former Allegan County sheriff's deputy Kevin Jay Haan with multiple felonies stemming from a Muskegon County police chase Monday that ended when Haan crashed his pickup truck into a former school.

The warrant authorized Tuesday afternoon by the Muskegon County Prosecutor’s Office charges Haan, 47, of Wyoming, with third-degree fleeing and eluding police, third-offense driving while intoxicated and resisting and obstructing police -- all felonies -- plus failure to stop at an accident involving fixtures (a road sign), a misdemeanor.

Muskegon County 60th District Court Magistrate Michael Van Epps signed the warrant Tuesday afternoon and set interim bond at $15,000. Arraignment was expected later Tuesday afternoon.

Haan remained in the Muskegon County Jail pending arraignment Tuesday afternoon.

Police found a half-empty bottle of vodka in the truck, according to D.J. Hilson, senior assistant Muskegon County prosecutor.

Hilson said Haan has prior misdemeanor convictions of malicious use of a telephone, domestic violence and two cases of driving while intoxicated. Those convictions all date from 2008 and 2009, Hilson said.

Records also show Haan has a pending misdemeanor arrest warrant from Kent County for an alleged hit-and-run accident, Hilson said.

Haan was an Allegan County Sheriff's Department road patrol deputy from 1991 to April 2008, according to Lt. Frank Baker of that department.

His suspension from the Allegan County Sheriff's Office following his arrests in the earlier cases made headlines.

Hilson said the Monday incident began in northern Kent County. A civilian allegedly noticed Haan driving a burgundy Dodge Ram erratically on Long Lake Road, Hilson said.

The civilian began following him with a number of stops and starts, including one at an elementary school in Kent City, west toward Muskegon County, Hilson said. The civilian tried unsuccessfully to speak with Haan at a four-way stop sign in Kent City, the prosecutor said.

The civilian followed the truck to the traffic circle at M-46 and M-37 in Casnovia Township on the east side of Muskegon County, where Haan allegedly drove straight through and knocked down a traffic sign. By this time the civilian was on the phone with Muskegon County Central Dispatch, Hilson said.

A Michigan State Police trooper caught up with the truck on M-46 (Apple Avenue) in Moorland Township and began pursuing him with lights and sirens on Apple Avenue and other roads in eastern Muskegon County. Speeds reached 75 to 80 mph on Apple.

The Muskegon County Sheriff’s Office and Muskegon Township Police Department joined the chase as the cars traveled west, Hilson said.

Once in Muskegon Township, after a series of turns and a failed attempt to stop the truck with stop sticks and by ramming its rear at Marquette Avenue and Dangl Road, the truck went out of control after striking a civilian vehicle while turning right from Dangl onto Apple. The truck then jumped the curb and crashed into the former Dangl School, a building now privately owned and used for storage.

A state trooper blocked in the truck with his cruiser.

Haan was not seriously injured and no other injuries were reported. He was arrested after initially resisting, Hilson said.

                       











Wyoming man in custody after chase ends with crash into building in Muskegon Township
Published: Monday, October 15, 2012, 2:59 PM
Updated: Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 10:33 AM
By John S. Hausman
jhausman@mlive.com
The Muskegon Chronicle
http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2012/10/wyoming_man_in_custody_after_c.html#incart_river_default

 


UPDATE: The driver's age in this story has been corrected based on updated information.


MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – A 47-year-old Wyoming man was in custody Monday afternoon after crashing a pickup truck into the former Dangl Elementary School on Apple Avenue following a police chase through more than 10 miles of eastern Muskegon County.

The driver suffered minor injuries that did not require hospitalization and was arrested at the scene of the crash, according to Sgt. Andy Stoner of the Michigan State Police. No other injuries were reported.

The driver’s identity was not immediately released pending formal charges against him. He already had an arrest warrant outstanding, according to Muskegon Township Police Chief Ken Sanford.

The chase began after a citizen called 911 at 12:33 p.m. to report a hit-and-run accident. A truck had reportedly plowed straight through the traffic roundabout at M-46 and M-37 in Casnovia Township and struck a light pole, damaging its windshield, police said.

State troopers spotted the burgundy Dodge Ram truck in Moorland Township and tried to stop it. The truck fled west on Apple.

A state police trooper who initiated the pursuit reported the truck was traveling at about 75 mph hour down Apple at one point and the male driver, who was alone in the truck, was making obscene gestures out the driver’s side window, according to police radio traffic.

The fleeing vehicle turned north on Quarterline Road, then east on Marquette Avenue to Dangl Road. Police deployed stop sticks at the intersection of Marquette and Dangl but didn’t stop the truck.

Also at that intersection, MSP Trooper Dave Brunsting attempted to stop the truck by tapping its rear at a relatively low speed, Stoner said. Although both vehicles were damaged, that maneuver, too, failed to stop the truck, which fled south on Dangl to Apple.

While turning right onto Apple Avenue, the truck struck a civilian vehicle, lost control and smashed into the building, Stoner said. The driver reportedly tried to back up, but Brunsting parked his cruiser against the back of the truck and blocked it, Stoner said.

Dangl School was formerly part of the Orchard View Public Schools district but closed years ago. It’s now used to store property sold at flea markets, police said.

Assisting the state police were the Muskegon Township Police Department and the Muskegon County Sheriff’s Office.

                         











High-speed police chase ends with truck hitting vacant school in Muskegon Township
Published: Monday, October 15, 2012, 1:15 PM
Updated: Monday, October 15, 2012, 2:17 PM
By John S. Hausman
jhausman@mlive.com
The Muskegon Chronicle
http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2012/10/high-speed_police_chase_ends_w.html



MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – A high-speed police chase ended with a pickup truck crashing into an empty elementary school in Muskegon Township on Monday.


The chase started on Apple Avenue in Moorland Township around noon somewhere near the Muskegon County wastewater facility and headed westbound into the heavily populated area of Muskegon.

A Michigan State Police trooper who initiated the pursuit reported the truck was traveling at about 75 mph hour down Apple at one point and the male driver, who was alone in the truck, was making obscene gestures out the driver’s side window, according to police radio traffic.

The fleeing vehicle, a burgundy Dodge Ram pickup truck, turned north on Quarterline Road, east on Marquette Avenue and south on Dangl Road, heading back toward Apple Avenue.

Police deployed stop sticks in several locations to puncture the truck’s tires. The truck slammed into the side of a vacant elementary school building at the intersection of Apple and Dangl with authorities from the Michigan State Police, Muskegon County Sheriff’s Office and Muskegon Township Police Department in pursuit.

The suspect reportedly suffered a minor face injury from an unrelated incident that may have precipitated the chase. At least one Michigan State Police cruiser sustained damage, but no other injuries were reported.


                         









Truck runs into building after police chase
Submitted by Amy Fox, WZZM Executive Producer
Monday, October 15th, 2012, 12:42pm
http://muskegon.wzzm13.com/news/news/74246-truck-runs-building-after-police-chase





MUSKEGON COUNTY, Michigan (WZZM) - Michigan State Police chased a pick up truck which ended up running into a building in Muskegon County midday Monday.


The chase started shortly before noon. Michigan State Police say a Dodge Ram was driving erratically. When a trooper tried to pull the pick up truck over, the driver sped off, leading police on a chase.

The chase ended in the area of Apple Avenue and Dangl. The Dodge Ram ended up going off the road and running into a building, a former Orchard View school building. However, the truck did not just run into the building, it ran up onto the building and was balancing on 2 wheels.

The vehicle also smashed a window of the building and knocked over a pole near the former school building.

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