2016-05-19 / Blotter

Police Blotter

Man lures police officer to arrest him

GRAND BLANC — On May 15, at approximately 12:37 a.m. in the 6200 block of S. Dort Hwy, an officer who was completing paperwork on the side of the road noticed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed towards him in his rear view mirror. He was able to move out of the vehicles way and observed the radar clock the vehicle at 70 in a 55 mile per hour zone. A traffic stop was initiated and a 23-year-old Fenton male was pulled over after being observed traveling over the right fog line and swerving in the driving lane. The male was asked to step out of the vehicle and was noted to have glassy, bloodshot, watery eyes. He failed field sobriety testing, scoring a .12 on the Preliminary Breath Test. Additional testing following arrest for OWI resulted in two readings of .11. He was lodged in the Genesee County jail. — P.S.

Watch fraud caught from watched house

GRAND BLANC — On May 12, at approximately 11:37 a.m. in the 5400 block of S. Saginaw St., a 29-year-old Grand Blanc male reported an incident of fraud in which he attempted to sell his Apple watch online. He stated a man claiming to be “Adam Smith” texted him in reply to the advertisement and they set up a payment plan through the online payment clearing center Paypal. When the resident got a notification he believed to be from Paypal that the funds were being processed, he shipped the watch to an address in Kansas as directed by his contact Smith. He was then notified by a police officer in Shawnee, Kan. (KS) that the address it was shipped to was being watched and his watch was recovered, entered into evidence and was being returned to him. — P.S.

Wood chipper stolen

GRAND BLANC — On May 16, at 8:40 a.m. in the 10000 block of S. Saginaw St., a 25-year-old Lapeer male reported a heavy duty commercial wood chipper on a bright yellow dual axle trailer was stolen with the keys in an attached key box from a construction site. The manager of the business at the site reported it had been there at approximately 3:00 p.m. the afternoon before. The incident is under investigation and anyone with information is being asked to contact the Grand Blanc Police department at 810-424-2611. — P.S.

Detectives solve Strong Arm Robbery from 2012

GRAND BLANC — Earlier this month detectives gained information of a possible suspect in a robbery which occurred in October of 2012, at the Sunoco gas station which was located on Grand Blanc Road in which money was taken from the cash register. No suspect was identified at the time other than a general description but based on new information detectives located the subject and conducted an interview in which he confessed to the robbery. He was arrested and charges are being sought at the prosecutor’s office. — P.S.

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