Ionia County Sheriff’s Office

JUST IN: Elderly driver strikes house in Saranac


An elderly driver struck an occupied house in a car accident in the village of Saranac on Wednesday evening.

Ionia County sheriff’s office facing challenges of being short-staffed

The Ionia County sheriff says it’s a challenging time for his department right now due to multiple factors.

Sheriff Charlie Noll appeared before the Ionia County Board of Commissioners on June 8 to request that he be allowed to fill two open deputy positions. Commissioners voted 6-0 to approve the request (Commissioner Karen Banks was absent).

Dinehart named Ionia County jail administrator

A lifelong Ionia resident and 18-year veteran with the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office is Sheriff Charlie Noll’s pick for his new jail administrator.

Capt. Andy Dinehart assumed the role on May 17. The jail has been without an administrator since Dec. 31, 2020, when Capt. Jon Hess retired.

Ionia County sheriff’s deputy still recovering after being attacked

An Ionia County sheriff’s deputy continues to recover from a concussion more than three months after being attacked by an Ionia man.

Deputy Austin Granger responded to a verbal domestic incident in the 300 block of East Tuttle Road on Nov. 28, 2020, according to Ionia County Sheriff Charlie Noll.