2018-02-08 / News

Police Blotter

Arrested on warrant

BURTON — On Feb. 1, officers were advised by a caller to check the welfare of an individual who may have had an untreated gunshot wound. When an officer asked the individual if he had been shot, he said he had not and he had an infected pimple on his back, which he confirmed was the case by lifting his shirt. When asked if he had any warrants, the man said he may have one from Ogemaw, Michigan for shoplifting. LEIN showed a criminal bench warrant from Ogemaw County for shoplifting first degree with a statewide pickup. The man was lodged in Flint City Jail for up to 24 hours, and the Ogemaw County Police advised they would pick him up within the 24 hours. — T.T.

Operating under the influence

BURTON — On Feb. 2, after a crash occurred in the area of Lapeer Road and South Center Road, an officer noticed the driver of a black Mazda involved in a crash appeared to be struggling to stand. When the officer approached Mazda’s driver, he noticed the man had been consuming alcohol, due to his slurred speech and his breath. As two officers escorted the driver to a patrol car, the driver appeared to not be able to walk without falling. The driver was placed under arrest and a preliminary breath test was performed. The victim said she was north on S. Center Road approaching Lapeer Road with a 7-year-old and a 2-year-old child. She said the driver of the Mazda began to suddenly execute a U turn as he was proceeding through the intersection, and said she could not avoid the Mazda, which struck her car on the driver side. The victim said she pulled into a parking lot, but the other driver kept striking her station wagon on its rear end, as Mazda’s driver attempted to leave the scene. A witness said she saw the Mazda’s driver execute a U-turn and strike the victim’s vehicle, and the victim’s mother said she saw the Mazda strike her daughter’s vehicle several times as the other driver attempted to leave the scene. The driver of the Mazda was transported by ambulance to the Hurley Medical Center Emergency Room due to high alcohol content. — T.T.

Marijuana possession

BURTON — On Jan 31, an officer noticed a black Pontiac Grand Prix had a driver’s side headlight out and performed a traffic stop on Bristol Road, just east of Fenton Road. After pulled over, the driver told the officer he had marijuana in the vehicle, and pointed to the dashboard in front of the shifter. When asked about it, the driver said he did not have a medical marijuana card. After placing the driver under arrest, handcuffing him and securing him in the back seat of a patrol car, the officer recovered a green plastic bottle from the dashboard compartment with a plastic baggie inside it containing marijuana. LEIN showed the driver also had an expired temporary instruction permit (TIP). The driver requested his vehicle be released to his grandmother, and was issued an appearance tickets for having an expired TIP and possession of marijuana, and was given a citation for the defective headlight. — T.T.

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