2009-09-03 / Blotter


Car stolen, recovered

GRAND BLANC — Flint police contacted Grand Blanc police on Aug. 30 after recovering a car that was stolen on Aug. 28 from Grand Oak Apartments in Grand Blanc. A 39-year-old resident of the apartment complex, 11284 Grand Oak Drive, had borrowed her mother’s car. The car was stolen sometime overnight. When the car was found near a Flintarea school, it was heavily damaged and impounded by the Flint Police Department. Police have no suspects at this time. — R.A.

Van hits building

GRAND BLANC — A van and the Blockbuster building, located at 11349 Saginaw St., both sustained damage following a car accident on Aug. 26 at 12:15 p.m. Police said a 17-year-old Grand Blanc man had taken his mother to drop off a movie at the movie rental location when instead of hitting the brakes to stop, he pushed the gas. No one was injured in the incident. — R.A.


GRAND BLANC — A 29-yearold Fenton man was arrested for operating while intoxicated on Aug. 29 at 1:22 a.m. An officer on traffic patrol on Perry Road spotted the man speeding in his vehicle and pulled over the man at the intersection of Perry and Belsay Roads. During the stop, the officer smelled an odor of intoxicants coming from the man. The suspect admitted to drinking and was submitted to a field sobriety test, and his blood alcohol content was nearly three times the state’s legal limit of .08. — R.A.

Hit & Run/OWI

GRAND BLANC — Police arrested a 42-year-old Grand Blanc male after a hit and run accident on Aug. 25. The suspect hit a vehicle at the intersection of Perry Road and Saginaw Street, then proceeded to leave the area before abandoning the car at the Grand Blanc Plaza with his passenger, a 29-year-old Grand Blanc female. Police caught up to the pair at the Citgo gas station, 11431 S. Saginaw St. The man was arrested leaving the scene of an accident and operating while intoxicated, while the female was treated at a local hospital and released. — R.A.

With friends like these ...

GRAND BLANC — A 59-yearold Riverbend Apartments resident called police after he believed two acquaintances took money from his wallet on Aug. 25. Police said the man had two friends come over to his apartment around 7 p.m. that night, asking to borrow some money. The man told police while taking a shower, he thinks the friends stole $100 from his wallet that was laying in the open. Police questioned the friends who denied taking any cash from the resident. — R.A.

Man almost hits police car, arrested for OWI

GRAND BLANC TWP. — A 26-year-old Grand Blanc Twp. man was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after he almost collided with a township police cruiser.

The man pulled out less than 100 feet from the township police car at 10:45 p.m. Aug. 25 on the 5300 block of S. Dort Highway. The sergeant driving the cruiser had to hit his brakes to avoid a collision.

Subsequently, the driver was pulled over and proceeded to argue with the officer regarding the reason why. The man admitted to having a couple shots earlier in the night, and a preliminary breath test registered his bloodalcohol content at .28.

He told the officer he might have a pipe inside his car as well, and upon searching the vehicle the officer discovered a small silver pipe that smelled of marijuana.

The officer, who happened to have the drug canine with him, had the dog check the car. The dog detected a small baggie of marijuana under the passenger seat of the car.

He was taken back to the police department, where a chemical breath test registered his blood-alcohol content at .13. He was released to his mother. — S.H.

Woman arrested for retail fraud after being found in bushes

GRAND BLANC TWP. — A 22-year-old Flint woman was arrested for retail fraud after police found her hiding in the bushes on the 6100 block of S. Saginaw Street.

The woman was found at 6:43 p.m. Aug. 26 hiding in the bushes in front of a retail store because she was caught stealing two computer memory cards from Wal-Mart.

She said she had been shopping with two friends when the woman saw the items and concealed them under her shirt. She said she did it because she needed the items for her computer.

After leaving the store, the woman became scared and attempted to put the items back where she was approached by employees. She became scared again, and ran away to hide in the bushes.

The memory cards were worth about $60. — S.H.

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