Police investigating incident at TC city manager's home

Feb 24, 2015

Police say the city manager of Traverse City was not arrested during a call to his home last Monday but the incident is under investigation.

Police were called to the home of City Manager Jared Ottenwess last Monday afternoon. Traverse City Police Chief Michael Warren describes the call as a “medical assist” but a report from the Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s office says police responded to “a disorderly subject.”

Warren would not go into detail but says Ottenwess was not arrested. Because Ottenwess oversees the city police department, an investigation was handed off to the sheriff’s office – and is ongoing.

Ottenwess has not been at work since the incident. He was hired as Traverse City manager in 2013 after serving three years as manager of Ishpeming in the Upper Peninsula.