2010-10-14 / Blotter


Man ticketed for hit and run

GRAND BLANC TWP. — A Burton man was issued a ticket for leaving the scene of an accident after he rear-ended another vehicle on Oct. 3.

The victim was stopped at a red light on the corner of Saginaw Street and Dort Highway at 3:52 p.m. when the 23-year-old man driving a 2001 GMC Jimmy rear-ended his vehicle. The victim told police the light had just turned green when the man hit him. The victim turned onto Dort to handle the situation and he told police the man was about to do the same thing when he changed his mind and continued straight onto Saginaw. Witnesses were able to obtain a license plate number which led police to the man. When police contacted the man and asked if he knew why they were calling him he told police, “yes, because I hit that dude.”

Police visited the suspect at his home where they issued the ticket for a hit-and-run.

Man found laying under tree after driving drunk

GRAND BLANC TWP. — A 69-year-old Burton man was ticketed for operating while intoxicated and was taken to the hospital after running his car into a ditch.

Police were dispatched to the scene at 3:24 p.m. on Oct. 6 where they saw the man’s 2003 Buick Rendezvous in the ditch by I-75 and Dort Highway. Police approached the vehicle and could smell alcohol coming from the vehicle and they saw small amounts of blood on the steering wheel as well as a cooler of Miller Light in the back seat. Police found the man nearby lying under a tree. When they questioned him the man told police, “I’m fine and really drunk and that is why I won’t be driving anymore.” Police reports state the man’s speech was slurred and that he was unable to stand on his own. The man told police he has been drinking all day and consented to a field sobriety test which he failed. The man took a PBT which he blew a .31.

The man was transported to the hospital where he was admitted.

Women caught stealing Halloween items

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Two Flint women were caught stealing Halloween items and other merchandise from Walmart, 6170 South Saginaw St., on Oct. 4.

An employee at the store noticed the women enter and said they both appeared to be nervous. The employee kept an eye on the women and noticed them going to the shoe, medicine and lingerie departments and try to stash items in their coats. The 27- year-old woman was caught stealing $6 cough syrup and $35 shoes. She told police that she did not know of the other woman’s intention to steal and that she had tried to keep her distance from her but ended up helping her steal the items. The other woman, 23, was caught trying to steal about $100 worth of items including, women’s underwear, baby bottles, two children’s Halloween costumes and a diaper bag.

Both admitted to trying to steal the items and were

issued tickets and released. — Compiled by

Amanda Braniecki

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