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Bar Reported to MDHHS and Michigan Liquor Control Commission for violations of the emergency pandemic orders

DECKERVILLE, MI – On Thursday November 26th, 2020, at approximately 2:19am, Troopers from the Michigan State Police Caro Post were dispatched to the Silvern Tavern Bar in the Village of Deckerville for multiple subjects arguing and fighting.  

Sanilac County Central Dispatch advised a 911 caller reported several intoxicated subjects fighting both inside and outside the bar.  The caller also reported one of the subjects had a gun and a person was down on the ground near a residence.  Multiple other police agencies also responded to assist.

Prior to troopers arriving on scene, most of the crowd had dispersed and left the area.  However, upon arrival, troopers encountered multiple intoxicated and disorderly subjects, some of whom failed to comply with officers demands as they attempted to secure the scene.  One subject even resisted and fought with troopers and another became verbally aggressive, resulting in two subjects being handcuffed and detained.

The subsequent investigation revealed the Silver Tavern Bar was open for business and serving patrons alcohol inside the establishment despite the Health Department Emergency Order prohibiting indoor services.  At some point during the evening, several subjects began arguing and fighting inside and outside the bar.  Troopers were also informed by several witnesses who were at the bar, as well as by a witness from a nearby residence, that one of the male subjects retrieved a shotgun from his pickup truck.  

Ultimately, troopers arrested a 23-year-old Deckerville man for Disorderly conduct, Assaulting and Resisting Officers, and Possession of a Firearm While Intoxicated.  He was lodged at the Sanilac County jail without incident.  Troopers discovered only minor injuries on multiple subjects and learned no firearms had been discharged during the incident.  The investigation is active pending follow-up for additional witnesses, victims and/or suspects.

Following the incident, the Silver Tavern’s violation of the statewide emergency order was reported to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan Liquor Control Commission.  Troopers were assisted on scene by officers from the Sanilac County Sheriff’s Office and the Sandusky Police Department.

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