2018-01-11 / Blotter

Police Blotter

Police warn of online sales fraud

GRAND BLANC TWP. — On Jan. 7 at approximately 6:15 p.m. officers were called to the 5000 block of Holly Road for a report of fraud. They spoke with a 20-year-old Flint male who stated he had arranged to meet someone there to sell his Play-Station® for $200. The exchange was made but as the victim got back in his car he observed the cash he had been given was counterfeit. He described the suspects as two males in their 20’s who wore dark hoodies with the hoods pulled up and driving a blue older model Grand Prix who had left northbound on Holly. He attempted to contact them using the number he was given but he had been blocked. Police further investigated the original contact via Facebook, but were told the account belonged to a student on the west side of the state and had been hacked. Officers warn the public to be wary of this type of activity and offer to meet prospective buyers at the police department to inhibit possible criminal acts. — P.S.

Man with 2-state suspension arrested

GRAND BLANC TWP. — On Jan. 7 at approximately 4:22 a.m., officers on traffic watch in the area of Holly Road and I-75 observed a silver Mazda traveling at 94 miles per hour in a 70 zone. They initiated a traffic stop and found a 31-year-old Ohio male who smelled of the odor of intoxicants, and displayed behavior similar to an intoxicated person. He stated he didn’t know how fast he was going and claimed he had consumed no alcohol and the smell was from someone he was with earlier in the evening. Officers founds the Ohio license to be suspended and cited him with Driving with License Suspended (DWLS). He stated he formerly had a Michigan license which was also suspended. He failed field sobriety tests but couldn’t blow hard enough to complete the Preliminary Breath Test or the subsequent chemical breath test. He consented to a blood draw which will be tested and may result in additional charges. When lodged at the Flint City jail, he was also found to be in possession of $160 in 20 bills stashed between his buttocks which will be followed up with further investigation. — P.S.

Man arrested for retail fraud

GRAND BLANC TWP. — On Jan. 5, at approximately 2:09 p.m., officers were called to the 6100 block of S. Saginaw for a report of retail fraud. Upon arrival, loss prevention officers stated they had detained a 41-year-old Grand Blanc male who they had observed coming from the grocery area who went to the self-scan checkout and proceeded to scan some items, but bag several others without scanning. When interviewed, he stated he didn’t intend to steal but was just in a hurry and offered to pay for the $36.66 value of the unscanned items. He also said he thought he would just get an appearance ticket. He was lodged in the Flint City jail. — P.S.

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