2017-04-19 / Police Beat

Police Beat

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

Vehicle ends up in swamp

BURNSIDE TWP. — The driver of a Ford Ranger told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. April 16 that they hit a pothole on Clear Lake Road, lost control, went into a swamp and hit a tree. The driver refused medical attention at the scene. The truck was gone when deputies arrived.

ORV complaint

OREGON TWP. — A Zemmer Road resident told the sheriff’s department April 16 that a four-wheeler was running up and down the road.

Shots heard

MAYFIELD TWP. — A Roods Lake Road resident told sheriff’s department April 16 that someone was still shooting at the DNR gun range at 7:02 p.m. A DNR officer spoke to the person shooting.

• A South Lapeer Road resident in Lapeer Township told the sheriff’s department April 15 that they heard two gunshots about five houses down the road.

• A Galway Bay Drive resident in Elba Township told deputies April 15 that someone was shooting on the other side of the lake around 1:25 p.m. that afternoon.

Prisoner picked up

ELBA TWP. — The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. met with the Flint Police Dept. April 16 on I-69 at Elba Road to pick up a 23-year-old man sought on a Friend of the Court warrant. He was taken to the county jail.

Domestic violence

NORTH BRANCH TWP. — The sheriff’s department arrested a Martus Road man April 15 after he reportedly punched his son in the face and knocked his wife down. He also reportedly threatened to get a gun out of a closet.

Badge flashed

OREGON TWP. — A motorist told the sheriff’s department April 15 that he was driving down Winchester Pass, looking for a reportedly haunted house when he encountered a man and woman walking. He said he asked for directions and the man flashed a badge and told him to go back to Flint. Deputies found no one.

ATV complaint

ELBA TWP. — A South Elmgrove Road resident told the sheriff’s department April 15 that four people were riding a quad up and down the road without helmets.

Car/deer collisions

MAYFIELD TWP. — The driver of a Chevrolet Impala told the sheriff’s department April 14 that they hit a deer on Fish Lake Road and it was still alive.

• The driver of a Chrysler minivan told deputies April 14 that they hit a deer on Attica Road.

Sleeping motorist

ELBA TWP. — A passerby told the sheriff’s department April 14 that a car was running in the Parkand Ride on Lake Nepessing Road and no one appeared around. Deputies found a woman sleeping in the car.

Two-car crash

DEERFIELD TWP. — The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. was sent to Fish Lake Road April 14 after reports of a two-car crash, with one woman lying on the ground screaming.

Trees cut

IMLAY TWP. — A Realtor told the sheriff’s department April 14 that a neighbor cut down more than 20 trees on vacant land for sale on South Summers Road. He said he’d given the man permission to remove downed trees. Deputies told the man to stop felling trees.

Wandering tykes

MARATHON TWP. — A Columbiaville Road resident told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. April 14 that two blond boys about 3 to 6 years old were wandering in and out of the road. Deputies said they were gone when they arrived.

Fire spreads

OREGON TWP. — A Marathon Road resident told the sheriff’s department April 14 that they were trying to burn down an ant hill and it got out of control. They said a 40-foot circle burned before the fire department arrived.

Close call

OREGON TWP. — A motorist on Flint River Road told the sheriff’s department April 14 that they almost hit a pair of four-wheelers and a dirt bike running down the road with no lights.

Phone threats

LAPEER TWP. — A Bevic Drive family told the sheriff’s department April 14 that their daughter’s ex-boyfriend was harassing her on the phone and had stalked her earlier in the day at a bowling alley. Deputies spoke with both of them and they promised to have no further contact.

Suspicious lights

DRYDEN TWP. — A passerby told the sheriff’s department April 13 that a car was parked behind Lenny Miller’s at 1:24 a.m. and there were lights on in the building. Deputies and the Dryden Township Police Dept. said everything checked out OK.

Vehicle crash

ELBA TWP. — A Jeep Patriot and Ford Ranger collided April 13 on Lake Nepessing Road near the Green Stone Farm Credit Union.

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