2017-05-25 / Blotter

Police Blotter

Stolen vehicle

BURTON — The groundskeeper for Green Briar Mobile Home Park said he discovered his vehicle was stolen on May 15. He said he had last seen the vehicle around 1:15 that afternoon parked in the office parking lot when he got back from lunch. He said while he was mowing grass that day, he saw a man wandering in the parking lot who he didn’t recognize as a resident. He had watched the man go into the office. When the groundskeeper noticed his car was missing around 3:30 p.m. he asked the office worker if she had seen the suspicious male. The office worker said the man had only come in to use the bathroom, then left. Although the groundkeeper checked the security video, he only saw the man close to his car, not stealing it. The groundkeeper said he had left his car keys in the center counsel of the vehicle after lunch. — T.T.

Suspected crack found

BURTON — On May 12, an officer observed a Chevy Impala leave the parking lot of the Hemphill Inn, which is known for being a high crime location where drug activity frequently occurs. The Impala failed to come to a complete stop before exiting a private lot and also had an air freshener in the rear-view mirror, which created a vision obstruction. In addition, the vehicle showed to be registered to a female, although a male was driving. When the officer initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, the driver said he was headed to Lapeer Road from Montana Avenue but had missed the Lapeer Road turn. The officer told him he missed Lapeer Road by about three miles. After searching the vehicle, the officer found a clear bag of suspected crack cocaine hidden in the air vent. The driver was eventually transported to Flint City Lockup, where he was lodged on a fresh possession of crack charge. — T.T.

Retail fraud attempted

BURTON — On May 11, loss prevention at the Center Rd. Meijer reported a man was putting store property into a black garbage bag. The man had allegedly attempted to exit the store before being stopped by loss prevention. After locating the stolen property in the garbage bag, loss prevention assessed the value of the stolen merchandise to be $93.88. The man told police he did not want to talk about what happened. He was issued a citation for retail fraud, given a court date and lodged at Flint City Jail. — T.T.

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