2016-02-04 / Blotter

Police Blotter

Chocolate thief arrested

GRAND BLANC — On Feb. 1, at approximately 10:30 a.m. in the 5000 block of S. Saginaw, officers responded to a report of Retail Fraud in progress. He Investigation led to the sighting of the suspect in the area of Fenton Road near Davenport. Store officials reported the 47-year-old Flint male had been in the store and had a cart full of candy bars and then they disappeared out of the cart. When he attempted to leave the store he was confronted by the manager who made him open his coat. He then returned several packages of candy bars but left the store with several more, totaling $73. Video was reviewed which showed incident details. He stated he was stealing because he owed his roommate rent and he was going to sell the candy bars to area gas stations for money. He was found to be a parole absconder and was arrested for the theft and lodged in the Flint City jail. — P.S.

Bar fight lands man in Genesys Regional

GRAND BLANC TWP. — On Jan. 31 at 12:40 a.m., officers were called to Genesys Regional Medical Center, One Genesys Parkway, for a report of an Assault. According to officers, the victim, a 30-year-old Grand Blanc male had been going around the bar and inappropriately grabbing customer’s and kissing them. He was then assaulted with a beer bottle by the last customer he did so to after being told several times to stop. The victim then called his mother to take him home but she saw he had a head injury and took him to the hospital, who called police. Upon interviewing the bar manager, officers were told he saw the man was hurt but then he got up and left. They found the identity of the Fenton man who committed the assault and he was arrested, charged and lodged in the Genesee County jail. — P.S.

OWI driver fails to get away

GRAND BLANC TWP. — On Jan. 31, at approximately 1:03 a.m., an officer on patrol in the 2000 block of Maple Road observed a 35-year-old Flint male who failed to stop at the light on S. Saginaw St. The officer activated his lights and sirens for a traffic stop and followed the male onto Rockwood Drive, a dead end, where he turned around and then headed toward I-475 where the officer terminated the pursuit. The vehicle was later observed by another patrol car with a flat tire. Officers were able to track the suspect via the plate information off the vehicle and went to his home to make the arrest. They found him hiding under the lattice trim of his mobile home, having just warned his wife he was about to be arrested. He refused to come out and had to be removed by force, after which he claimed he had a broken rib, which was unproven following medical examination. He was found to have two previous DUI convictions, was arrested and a warrant issued for a blood draw following his refusal of any testing. He was lodged in the Genesee County jail. — P.S.

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