2011-09-01 / Blotter

Police Blotter

Man steals $120 worth of items from Dollar General

GRAND BLANC TWP. — A 49-year-old Flint man was arrested after stealing more than $120 worth of items from the Dollar General. On Aug. 27 at 2:16 p.m., police were dispatched to 5452 S. Saginaw St. for a larceny in progress. According to the police report, the clerk had called police stating that a man wearing a white coat had left the store heading south on S. Saginaw after stealing various items from the store. Police spotted a man in a white coat heading south on S. Saginaw St. and stopped to question the man. Police said the man had the stolen items, including a four pack of deodorant, soap, underwear, five packages of batteries and a package of Crest toothpaste, with him when they stopped to talk with him. The man had a warrant out for his arrest for shoplifting and was in violation of his parole. He was taken to the Genesee County jail for parole violation.

Two women caught shoplifting at Walmart

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Two Flint women were cited for retail fraud after walking out of Walmart without purchasing their items. Security at Walmart, 6170 S. Saginaw St., called police at 2:30 a.m. on Aug. 24 reporting a larceny in progress. Walmart security reported that two women had walked out of the store with $663.97 worth of clothing and baby items without paying for

them. Police stopped the 2001 Yukon GMC the women were believed to be driving in near Interstate 75 and Dort Highway. When police approached the vehicle, they could see what was believed to be the stolen items through the window. The driver, 33, and the passenger, 19, said they knew why police had stopped them. The items were photographed and returned to Walmart. The passenger was cited for retail fraud and released. The driver, who was driving with a suspended license and who had two warrants out for her arrest for retail fraud, was lodged at the county jail.

Dog attacks another dog

GRAND BLANC TWP. — A Flint woman filed a loose dog complaint after her boyfriend’s dog was bit by a pitbull. The 44-year-old woman brought the loose pitbull into the Grand Blanc Township Police Department on Aug. 26 at 5:30 p.m. after she said it bit her 52- year-old boyfriend’s Jack Russell Terrier in the 3000 block of Kettering Heights. The woman told police her boyfriend had opened the vehicle door to get the terrier out of the car when the terrier spotted the loose pitbull and ran over to it. According to the police report, the terrier attacked the pitbull prompting the pitbull to grab the terrier in its “jaws and shake it.” The woman said the pitbull did not show any aggression to her when she approached it and was without a tag or license. The dog is being held at the humane society for the mandatory 10-day quarantine. Police said they have been unable to locate the pitbull’s owner. — Compiled by Amanda Braniecki

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