2017-04-27 / Blotter

Police Blotter

Pharmacist facing embezzlement charges

GRAND BLANC TWP. — On April 20 at approximately 4:36 p.m., officers were called to the 6100 block of S. Saginaw for a report of embezzlement. Upon arrival they were advised loss prevention officials had discovered an employed pharmacist thought to have been with the company for more than 20 years was suspected of embezzlement, drug diversion and retail fraud. They had so far reviewed video and drug audits and found about $1,350 worth of losses in merchandise and other goods the 63-year-old Swartz Creek man had been observed stealing on video. He was arrested and released pending further investigation. — P.S.

Officer has near miss with distracted driver

GRAND BLANC TWP. — On April 22 at approximately 5:57 p.m., an officer on patrol on S. Saginaw was preparing to turn left onto McCandlish road when he observed a vehicle heading straight toward him over the lane line. He warned the vehicle with a honk and swerved out of the way and then turned around and proceeded to make a traffic stop. Upon speaking with the driver, a 54-year-old Waterford male, he found he had a suspended license. He denied drinking and passed sobriety testing. However after being placed in custody regarding Driving with a suspended license, a search of his vehicle revealed a small bag of white powder which field tested positive as crack cocaine, as well as a crack smoking pipe. He was processed and released pending further investigation. — P.S.

Woman charged with Retail Fraud

GRAND BLANC TWP. — On April 23 at approximately 5:37 p.m., officers were called to the 6100 block of S. Saginaw for a report of Retail Fraud. Loss Prevention officers stated they observed the 43-yearold Davison woman go to the toy, shoe and grocery department and select several items and conceal them in a box and a bag she had brought to the store. She then attempted to leave the store and was stopped past the last point of sale. She had attempted to steal $80.15 worth of merchandise and in the course of her arrest was found to have prescription drugs in her purse for which she didn’t have the prescription. She stated she allegedly planned to go through the self-checkout but wasn’t thinking clearly and just made a mistake. She was arrested, processed and lodged in the Flint City Jail. — P.S.

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