2018-10-11 / Blotter

Police Blotter

Assaulting an officer

BURTON — On the night of Sept. 27, a man wearing a gray sweatshirt, stocking hat and sunglasses was spotted in parked up against the Nazarene church on Atherton Road in a Honda CR-V. An officer approached the man and identified himself as the police, asking the man what he was doing there. The man put the Honda in reverse and quickly began backing up, striking the officer with his vehicle. The man then sped off toward the Atherton Road exit. The officer pursued him. The officer believed the man was in the process of a burglary. He pursued the man for 13 minutes, westbound Atherton Road to northbound Center Road, northbound Center Road through Lippincott and to Lapeer Road. Then the pursuit continued eastbound on Lapeer Road through Genesee Road, through Belsay Road, through Vassar Road and to Irish Road. It then turned north onto Irish Road and continued north through Court Street and to Davison Road and went about half a mile to Belle Meade where it turned north. The suspect pulled into the driveway of a residence on Belle Meade. The officer approached the man at gunpoint and ordered him out of the vehicle. The officer pulled the man down to the ground, chest down, where he was taken into custody. He was transported and lodged at the Genesee County Jail and lodged for flee and elude third degree. — T.T.

Breaking and entering

BURTON — On Sept. 28, an individual reported hearing what sounded like glass breaking but not stopping or seeing anyone at Express Auto Sales on Dort Highway. Police noticed an alarm was sounding at the business. An officer saw one glass window of a shop area door appeared to be freshly smashed out. As soon as the headlights from the patrol vehicle lit up the garage area, an officer saw a man in the building. He ordered the man to come out the building with his hands up. The man crawled out the window and was taken into custody without incident. Police found a vehicle registration, female’s driver’s license, a debit card and an insurance card all with different names on them while searching the man. The man told police he was facing hard times and said he went in the building to see what he could find. He had picked up a jump box and was looking for other items. He was transported to Flint City Lock Up where he was lodged for breaking and entering. — T.T.

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