2016-06-22 / Police Beat

Police Beat

Suicide threat

MAYFIELD TWP. — A woman told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. June 19 that her 41-yearold niece was threatening suicide. Deputies discovered the woman was in St. Clair County and a man she was reportedly staying with there told St. Clair deputies she wasn’t suicidal, but was acting strange.

Domestic incidents

MARATHON TWP. — A Fostoria Road man asked the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. June 19 for help in retrieving his glasses, phone charger and some clothing from a woman he’d been staying with. The woman opened the door for deputies.

• A Hunters Creek Road resident in Imlay Township told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. that the neighbors were screaming at each other. No arrests were made.

• The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. arrested a man June 18 in Marathon Township on a domestic violence charge after his longtime girlfriend told them they got in an argument while he was fixing her car.

• The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. arrested a 51-year-old man for domestic violence June 16 in Attica Township after he reportedly put his wife in a chokehold and reportedly threatened to kill his parents at their Belle River Road home. The family told deputies the man has mental issues and didn’t want to press charges. Michigan State Police on the scene told deputies the man, while cuffed in a patrol car, threatened to kill members of his family once he got out.

Suspicious car

ELBA TWP. — A Davison Road resident told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. June 19 that a Hyundai Santa Fe had been parked outside a gas station and there were people in it. Deputies found a 37-yearold woman in the car and a small amount of suspected marijuana. Based on other items deputies found in the car, they suspect she may be a prostitute.

‘Missing’ dad back home safe

DEERFIELD TWP. — A Johnson Road family told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. June 19 that their father left to go play cards in Flint at 5 p.m. the previous day. They said he reportedly left Flint at 3:30 a.m. and they hadn’t seen the man, who walks with crutches. The man arrived home at 8:20 a.m. and said he was just fine.

Lawn job

DEERFIELD TWP. — An Oak Grove resident told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. June 19 that a neighbor did a lawn job at their home and left behind a Chevrolet Cobalt with two flat tires.

Sitting out argument with wife along road

LAPEER TWP. — A passerby told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. June 19 that a man in a red sleeveless shirt was sitting in a lawn chair next to a Chrysler minivan on East Newark Road. The man told deputies he had gotten in an argument with his wife and didn’t want to be around her when she was mad. Deputies suggested he park at the I-69 rest area. The man agreed to move on.

Egged truck

ATTICA TWP. — An Imlay City Road man told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. June 19 that vandals egged his truck overnight. There is a suspect.

Home burglarized

GOODLAND TWP. — An alarm company told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. June 19 that a Kohler Road house have been broken into. The property owner told deputies he found the front door open, but nothing apparently missing.

Marijuana complaint

DEERFIELD TWP. — A Poplar Drive resident told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. June 19 that a strong odor of marijuana was coming from the neighbor’s homes. The neighbors told deputies they have medical marijuana cards.

Cars collide

MAYFIELD TWP. — A Ford Fiesta and a Chevrolet collided June 19 near the entrance to Zemmer Middle School on West Oregon Road. One motorist was bleeding from the arm, the other had facial bleeding and one of the vehicles had a smoking engine. The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. is investigating.

Threats made

DRYDEN TWP. — A Hough Road family told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. June 19 that an Oxford man, 37, threatened to kill family members and then drove off in Chevrolet Avalanche. Later they said he didn’t make any threats, that he was just unstable and they will call if he comes back.

Unknown vehicle

IMLAY TWP. — A North Van Dyke Road resident told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. June 18 that there was a vehicle in their driveway. Turned out to be a delivery driver.

Deer struck

BURNSIDE TWP. — The driver of a 2012 Jeep Liberty told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. June 18 that they hit a deer on North Van Dyke Road and the deer took off.

Loose cow

ELBA TWP. — A motorist on North Maple Leaf Road told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. June 18 that a black cow was in the middle of the road.

Cyclist cited

ATTICA TWP. — Following a traffic stop on Sutton Road, the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. cited a man with riding a motorcycle without an endorsement. Deputies turned the 1998 Harley-Davidson over to a rider with an endorsement.

Cold case solved?

IMLAY TWP. — The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. got the results of tests June 18 on blood found at a Graham Road burglary in 2014. The blood reportedly matches a Lapeer man awaiting sentencing on a drug and resisting police conviction. Deputies didn’t find the man at his home, but he called deputies later saying he’d meet with them the next day.

Large pothole

ELBA TWP. — The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. discovered a large pothole hole in South Elba Road near the eastbound I-69 exit June 18. The Lapeer County Road commission was notified.

Man injured

ELBA TWP. — The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. was sent to a Scott Drive home June 18 after reports a 40-year-old man was hit in the face by a tree branch while riding a personal watercraft on Potters Lake near the lake’s dam. Several off-duty Durand paramedics were on the scene.

Mischief at home

MAYFIELD TWP. — A Farnsworth Road resident told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. June 17 that a bunch of kids rang their doorbell and ran off. Deputies found no one in the area.

Eluder sought

IMLAY CITY — The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. assisted the Imlay City Police Dept. June 17 in searching for a 17-year-old man on felony probation who reportedly ran after a traffic stop on Norlin Drive in front of Imlay City High School. Deputies found a 19-year-old man in the car was also on probation. Imlay City Police sent a warrant request to the Lapeer County Prosecutor for the 17-year-old.

Driver cited

BURNSIDE TWP. — The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. cited the driver of a Ford Ranger after a tow company called them to a crash site on Howard Road. Deputies said they found the truck upside down in the ditch and evidence of someone doing donuts in the road. Deputies noted the truck has no insurance or plate. They added the driver lied to them several times.

ORV complaint

HADLEY TWP. — A First Street woman told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. June 17 that a group of young boys were riding recreational vehicles recklessly in her neighborhood.

Peeved husband

ELBA TWP. — A Genesee Road woman called the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. June 17 to report her husband had texted her a photo of all her belongings in a pile in their yard. The woman asked deputies to meet her at the house so she could retrieve some items. Deputies noted the man was argumentative.

Phone harassment

HADLEY TWP. — A Stewart Road resident told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. June 17 that someone was harassing them by telephone.

Man arrested on warrant charges

LAPEER — Following a traffic stop on Liberty Street for a burned out taillight, the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. arrested a man June 16 on a pair of misdemeanor warrants. The man, who was being sought on warrants charging him with failure to appear and an earlier conviction of marijuana possession and probation violation, was taken to the Lapeer County Jail and the driver was told to fix his taillight.

Deer hit

ELBA TWP. — A Construction Code Authority employee told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. June 16 that they hit a deer on Davison Road while on the way to work.

Lost load

MAYFIELD TWP. — The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. discovered June 16 what appeared to be an entire load of steel on North Lapeer Road. The materials were cleared away.

Loose gravel damages windshield

IMLAY TWP. – A woman driving on West Imlay City Road told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. June 16 that a double bottom gravel hauler in front of her was losing its load, and part of it took out her windshield.

Apartment burglarized

MAYFIELD TWP. — A Suncrest Court resident told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. June 16 that two men burglarized their apartment, but nothing appeared missing.

Man arrested on several warrants

DEERFIELD TWP. — The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. arrested a man sought on several warrants June 18 after detectives spotted him in a Ford Escort at Bryan’s Supermarket.

— Phil Foley

Police Beat is a compilation of reports from the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept.

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