HASTINGS, MI- Hastings police department is under fire after charging a concerned resident with a misdemeanor and seizing his cell phones.
Adam Heikkila, a business owner, constitutionalist and devout family man was charged with disturbance of a lawful meeting on December 2nd, for simply expressing his concerns over the school mask mandates, during a Barry-Eaton District Health Department's board meeting on September 23rd.
As the video below shows, Heikkila in no way was disruptive enough to warrant any criminal charge that the Hastings police department has managed to concoct. The Hastings PD has put warrants out against him. Took his phones without probable cause, although officers said they could see him on video possibly being "coached" by Barry County Sheriff Dar Leaf. Although Heikkila is not even visible on video.
In the Michigan and US constitutions, it states, as Heikkila did on the podium at the Health Department meeting, that the following laws were broken by Collette Scrimger, the Health Officer of Barry-Easton District Health Department:
- For a felony committed in a private person's presence, which violates Michigan Compiled Law 764.16
- Violation of 18 US Code § 241 If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States; they shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.
- Violation of 18 U.S. Code § 2383 Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, or gives aid or comfort thereto, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.
- Violation of 18 U.S. Code § 371 - Conspiracy Prohibits to commit offense or to defraud United States.
- Violation of Section 14 of the Constitution equal to the protection of the law of the Michigan Constitution Article 1, Section 3 which states he people have the right peaceably to assemble, to consult for the common good, to instruct their representatives and to petition the government for redress of grievances.
The mainstream media has managed to spin this into Heikkila's actions as a citizen's arrest, which is not the truth. Scrimger is impersonating a public health official and has not taken an oath of office. He was demanding the local sheriff's officers do their job and uphold the constitution.
The Hastings PD has put more effort into Heikkila's charges versus finding murderers. On October 11, the Hastings City County heard from a mother that was begging they find her son's murderer, as her son had been missing for over 30 days. The following week resources were finally put together and found the murderer.
All the while, Hastings PD has had their own problems internally. In September of 2020, there was a larceny that was committed at the City Clerk's office, but the crime was never investigated. The larceny regarded missing personnel files that ironically, never received any media coverage whatsoever.
The Michigan State Police looked into the matter, and decided it was not within their jurisdiction to investigate, although a MSP investigator did submit a letter with their fact finding and recommended an internal investigation.
In a review of the facts from the MSP, Jane Saurman, the Hastings City Clerk and Treasurer asked to have entries placed into her personnel file regarding three separate conflicts with three different individuals.
On 9/19/2 Deputy City Clerk Lori Parmenter noticed the items missing from Saurman's file and reported the incident to City Manager Jerry Czarnecki It was later discovered that only two of the entries/items were missing from the location.
According to the police report, Deputy Chief Boulter met with City Manager Jerry Czarnecki in regards to the letter and they decided ultimately to not do any further investigation and closed out the report in April of 2021.