2010-04-28 / Police Beat

Police Beat

Tadpole mob

LAPEER — A woman told Lapeer City Police April 22 that it appeared 50 kids were about to fight between South Elm and South Saginaw streets. Police determined it was a group of students looking for tadpoles for a school project.

Thieves strike

MAYFIELD TWP. — A Ridgeview Drive woman told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. April 22 that thieves took some items from her car overnight.

Bird caught

GOODLAND TWP. — A Brown City Road woman told Central Dispatch there was a large black-winged bird near her home with what appeared to be a trap with a chain on its leg. Animal Control was notified.

Teen rage

BURNSIDE TWP. — A Stiles Road woman told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. April 22 that her 14- year-old son went on a rampage in the house and then ran off into the woods. The woman told police that she has custody of the youth; his father won’t come for him; and she wants him gone.

Pair arrested

LAPEER — Lapeer City Police took two women into custody April 22 after loss prevention staff at the Walmart store told them they caught the pair shoplifting.

Threats made

METAMORA — A Center Street woman told Metamora Township Police April 22 that her exboyfriend threatened to kill her. She said she’s worried because his family is gun oriented. She added he’s also an undocumented Scotsman.

Rider annoying

ELBA TWP. — A Hardwick Drive resident told Central Dispatch April 22 that a blue off road vehicle was driving through the subdivision.

Dog on loose

DEERFIELD TWP. — A Burnside Road man told Central Dispatch April 23 that the neighbor’s brown pit bull was on his porch. Animal Control was notified.

Erratic driving

NORTH BRANCH TWP. — A motorist told Central Dispatch April 23 that someone in an older red SUV swerved off the road, ran into someone’s fence and then continued down the road.

Barn burgled

OREGON TWP. — An Oregon Road man told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. April 23 that burglars broke into his barn.

Tires thrown

GOODLAND TWP. — A Pennell Road man told Central Dispatch April 23 that someone in a red Chevrolet pickup was dumping tires along the road. Shoplifter pinched

LAPEER — Lapeer City Police took a suspect into custody April 23 after loss prevention staff at the Walmart store on East Genesee Street told them they caught the person shoplifting.

Tires tossed

IMLAY TWP. — A passerby told Central Dispatch April 23 that someone was dumping a load of tires along Newark Road.

Purse pilfered

LAPEER — A woman told Lapeer City Police April 23 that thieves took her purse from her shopping cart while she was at Walmart on East Genesee Street.

Dog attacked

ELBA TWP. — A Merwin Road woman told Central Dispatch April 23 that a Rottweiller attacked the neighbor’s dog. State Police and two men were able to contain the dog until Animal Control arrived.

Purse purloined

ELBA TWP. — A Lapeer woman told Central Dispatch April 23 that thieves took her purse out of her van either while she was at a salon in Elba Township or the gas station at Elba Corners.

Bar fight

LAPEER — A bar tender at Fat Boys Bar and Grill told Lapeer City Police April 24 that a fight in the bar spilled out into the street. Police discovered one of the reported combatants was being sought by the Michigan State Police on an unspecified warrant. They took him to the Lapeer County Jail.

Purse stolen

ATTICA TWP. — A Mary Drive woman told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. April 24 that thieves took her mother’s purse out of her car.

Lost pig

OREGON TWP. — A Reamer Road woman told Central Dispatch April 24 that she found a black female potbellied pig running around in her back yard and she didn’t know what to do with it.

Hazardous bikers

ATTICA TWP. — An anonymous caller told Central Dispatch April 24 that a blond teen was riding a dirt bike up and down the road with a girl on the back and neither was wearing a helmet. Tires dumped

IMLAY TWP. — A Newark Road man told Central Dispatch April 24 that someone dumped a truckload of parts and tires in a ditch in front of a neighbor’s house.

Weird skunk

ALMONT — A Tiffany Road woman told Almont Police April 24 there was a skunk behind her barn “not acting right.” She said the animal was near her horse and she wanted someone to come and shoot the skunk.

Starving animals

BURNSIDE TWP. — An Index Road man told Central Dispatch April 24 that a Howard Road family had left two horses, a dog, some goats and chickens for several days without food or water. Animal Control was notified.

Poor start

ELBA TWP. — A woman told Central Dispatch April 24 that a lot of people were fighting at a wedding reception at the Elba Lions Club on South Elba Road. She said the guy who started the fight had passed out, but no one was hurt.

— Phil Foley

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