Police Beat is a compilation of reports from the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept.
ELBA TWP. — A Scott Drive woman told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. Feb. 12 that she didn’t want her son’s girlfriend in her home, but the younger woman claimed she had squatter’s rights. Deputies explained the eviction process to the homeowner.
• A Bowers Road woman’s parent in Mayfield Township told the sheriff’s department Feb. 9 that a friend of her boyfriend was being abusive and the boyfriend had been arrested the night before. They told deputies the younger woman was getting a personal protection order and an eviction notice.
Open gate investigated
ATTICA TWP. — The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. found an open gate at Oakwood Industries on Imlay City Road Feb. 12. Deputies found an Oldsmobile Bravada parked behind the building, but no one in sight.
Loud women argue in front of home
ELBA TWP. — A Lake Nepessing Road man told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. Feb. 11 that two women were arguing in front of his house. He said he thought they headed east on Davison Road. Deputies found no one.
ATTICA TWP. — The driver of a 2008 Jeep Wrangler told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. Feb. 11 that they hit a deer on Belle River Road.
• The driver of a Chevrolet Traverse told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. Feb. 11 that they hit a deer on North Van Dyke Road in Goodland Township.
• The driver of a Jeep Cherokee told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. Feb. 10 that they hit a deer on Castle Road in Deerfield Township, but it ran off into a field.
Disturbing the peace
RICH TWP. — A Turtle Lake Road man told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. Feb. 11 that a neighbor has been shooting Tannerite every couple of days and his animals are worked up. Deputies spoke with a neighbor who admitted to shooting pop bottles by his pond, but denied setting off Tannerite. A report was filed with the prosecutor’s office.
ATTICA TWP. — A Milnes Chrysler employee told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. Feb. 11 that they were making a U-turn on Newark Road at Winslow Road, when they struck a second vehicle that was passing them.
Cow on the run
ATTICA TWP. — A Mitchell Lake Road woman told the sheriff’s department Feb. 11 that her son’s cow got loose and two people were chasing it, but she was afraid the cow would be hit on the road.
Deer crashes through window at Wesleyan Academy
NORTH BRANCH TWP. — A 4-H spokesman told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. Feb. 11 that a deer jumped through a window of the old North Branch Wesleyan Academy on North Branch Road while a 4-H dog group was meeting. The animal ran through a room and the gym before being let out a side door. The gym was full of dogs and people, who were upset but unharmed. The deer, however, left a lot of blood behind, deputies noted.
Loud ‘bang’ reported
OREGON TWP. — A Thom Road resident told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. Feb. 10 that they heard a loud bang that left their dogs barking.
Church alarm tripped
OREGON TWP. — An alarm company told the sheriff’s department Feb. 10 that an alarm was tripped at the Lapeer Assembly of God Church on Coldwater Road. Deputies found tracks in the snow on the east side of the building.
MAYFIELD TWP. — A woman told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. Feb. 10 that a friend texted her to say she was upset about a breakup. The despondent woman told deputies she was upset with her boyfriend for leaving her, but she wasn’t going to harm herself.
Driver eludes police
LAPEER — The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. tried to stop a Honda hatchback Feb. 9 after it was spotted with one headlight on Millville Road near Davison Road. Deputies noted the car ran a red light at Oregon Road and a stop sign at Bronson Lake Road before turning west on McKeen Lake Road and north on Flint River Road without stopping.
The Honda, deputies said, hit LeValley Road at about 50 mph and then turned on to Forest River Trail and slid off the ice-covered road into a ditch. Deputies said they could hear the suspect running through the woods when they stopped. A Lapeer Police Dept. K9 unit was able to track the suspect to a water crossing before losing the trail. Deputies found the car was registered to a Davison man, but there was also a wallet belonging to a Bronson Lake woman. She told deputies it was had been stolen earlier in Lapeer. There were also items belonging to a Pontiac man being sought on several misdemeanor warrants in Oakland County. Deputies went to the suspect’s father’s Skelton Road home, but he wasn’t there.
MAYFIELD TWP. — An anonymous caller told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. Feb. 9 that a 41-year-old man was driving very drunk on Plum Creek Road toward Davis Lake Road. The Lapeer Police Dept. arrested the man for drunk driving on eastbound Imlay City Road near the Mold Masters plant.
DEERIELD TWP. — A Burnside Road woman told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. Feb. 9 that her neighbor is losing his mind and keeps screaming. Deputies heard no one when they arrived. They noted it’s an ongoing issue.
MAYFIELD TWP. — A man told the sheriff’s department Feb. 9 that his father’s Colonial Lane home was burglarized just before and again the night after the older man passed away. He said a brass lamp with uncut rubies and emeralds was taken. He told deputies he believes a neighbor woman’s boyfriend is a heroin addict.
ELBA TWP. — A 58-year-old man at an adult foster care facility told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. Feb. 9 that voices keep telling him to walk in the middle of the road, but the staff won’t help him.
ELBA TWP. — The sheriff’s department found a white van with no plates abandoned Feb. 9 on the eastbound I-69 exit ramp to Elba Road.
MAYFIELD TWP. — A Roods Lake Road resident told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. Feb. 9 that someone was shooting at the DNR range at 6:05 p.m. Deputies found a pair of people packing up their gear.
— Phil Foley