2017-09-07 / Blotter

Police Blotter

Woman alleged to steal doll for granddaughter

GRAND BLANC TWP. — On Aug. 29 at approximately 8:39 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 6100 block of South Saginaw Road for a report of a white Impala headed toward South Dort Highway, containing a female wanted for retail fraud. Loss prevention officers reported the 43-year-old Flint woman had taken a baby doll and other merchandise, and was seen placing all but the doll in a diaper bag. Officers found the suspect vehicle and upon interviewing the female they found all but the doll. The woman allegedly admitted to the theft of all the merchandise. She said she took the doll because her grandchild was “fussing”. She was arrested on charges of retail fraud and a previous warrant. The child was released to a companion. — P.S.

Grand Blanc man arrested on indecent exposure charge

GRAND BLANC TWP. — On Aug. 30, at approximately 8:01 a.m., officers were called to 9400 block of South Saginaw Road for a report of a suspicious situation. Upon arrival, officers spoke with a victim who was employed at a convenience store/gas station and reported a 24-year-old Grand Blanc man, who was a known customer, had approached the cash register with his genitals exposed. The man was clearly identified with a uniform shirt showing his name and place of employment, where he was arrested for indecent exposure and lodged in the Flint City Jail. — P.S.

Driver hits hydrant, ends in ditch

GRAND BLANC TWP. — On Aug. 26 at approximately 2:07 a.m., officers were called to the 5200 block of East Hill Road for a report of a vehicle in a ditch, with a driver revving the engine trying to get out. Police found a 21-year-old Grand Blanc man in a black Chevy Silverado pickup truck who complied with commands to exit the vehicle. Upon interviewing the driver, officers alleged he had slurred speech and failed field sobriety tests, including scoring a .20 on a Preliminary Breath Test. He was arrested, and further investigation revealed a trail of fluid leaking from his vehicle to a fire hydrant which he apparently hit prior to going into the ditch. Upon arrival at the station, the man became increasingly non-compliant, refusing to perform additional blood alcohol testing and other commands, refusing to enter a holding cell, refusing to be transported to the Genesee County Jail, which he was; and there also assaulted deputies by spitting on them, police allege. Additional research found two prior convictions for operating while intoxicated. The suspect was lodged pending charges for OWI, assault, and interference with a police officer. — P.S.

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