The Flushing City Police blotter is a compilation of reports gathered by the Flushing City Police Department.
Pair arrested for stealing propane tanks
FLUSHING — Flushing police were notified about a series of propane tank thefts that occurred in the City of Flushing and Flushing Township in the early morning hours of Dec. 29. Propane tanks were stolen from Rite Aid, the Kroger gas station and the Marathon gas station on E. Pierson Road in the city and at Dollar General and Gino’s Quick Stop convenience store on Mt. Morris Road in the township. Two suspects in the case, a 30-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman, were arrested in Burton on Dec. 30 and lodged at the Genesee County Jail. Police said that the suspects used a U-Haul truck to steal over 70 propane tanks from the stores and gas stations in Flushing and Flushing Township and from locations in Mt. Morris Township and Grand Blanc Township.
FLUSHING — Flushing police arrested a 50-year-old man for drunk driving on Dec. 28. The driver was pulled over on Main Street, cited for OWI and subsequently lodged at the Genesee County Jail.
Drunk driving leads to crash
FLUSHING — On Dec. 25, police arrested a 49-year-old female for driving while intoxicated. The woman, who had crashed her vehicle into a ditch on River Road, received a standard medical check at a local hospital and then was later lodged at the Genesee County Jail.
FLUSHING — On Dec. 14, a 48-year-old woman told police that she had been defrauded by an online scammer. The victim said that her computer had been hacked and that she had received a notice on her screen to call a support number. The woman contacted the number and spoke to an unknown male with a foreign accent, who said that he was IT support and that he would need to run several scans on her computer. Once the scans were complete, the subject told the victim that her personal info and files had been compromised and that her bank account had allegedly been used by someone to make a payment of $28,000 to purchase child pornography online.
The scammer then told the woman that she needed to send the rest of her funds to him to avoid going to prison for child pornography and to keep her money safe. Police said that the subject instructed the victim to go to her credit union, withdraw as much money as possible and transfer it into Bitcoin currency. The victim made several withdrawals from her accounts and sent $50,000 to the scammer. Police do not currently have a suspect in the case.