2018-02-11 / Police Beat

Police Beat

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

Horse gets loose in Clifford; is secured

CLIFFORD — A Main Street resident told deputies Feb. 7 that a horse was running through the village. A Michigan State Police Trooper secured the animal in a pasture until the owner could be located. Lapeer County Animal Control was notified.

Numerous vehicles collide; slide off the road

LAPEER TWP. — Two motorists told deputies Feb. 7 that they collided on Bowers Road. No injuries were reported.

• A pair of motorists told deputies Feb. 7 that they collided on South Main Street in Lapeer and were blocking the northbound lanes.

• A 16-year-old boy on his way to Marlette High School told deputies Feb. 7 that he rolled his SUV on Burnside Road in Burnside Township.

• A passing corrections officer told deputies Feb. 7 that a 28-yearold woman headed east on I-69 in Elba Township hit a tree with her car in the median. The officer took her to Byers Wrecker to get some of her belongings and spotted a rental car shop before taking her to the emergency room at McLaren Lapeer Region.

• The driver of a Ford F-150 on eastbound I-69 in Elba Township told deputies Feb. 7 that they hit a tree in median. He refused medical attention at the scene.

• A passerby told deputies Feb. 6 that a Corvette was in the ditch with its lights on and no one around on westbound I-69 in Imlay Township. Deputies said a wrecker was there when they arrived.

• A woman told deputies Feb. 6 that her daughter told her she’d put her car in the ditch on South Lapeer Road near Newark Road in Lapeer Township on her way to work.

• Two motorists southbound on Van Dyke Road in Imlay Township told deputies Feb. 6 that a northbound vehicle lost control and slid to the southbound shoulder. They said several cars had stopped to avoid the northbound car, but one of them slid into the other.

Suspicious truck turns out to be hunters

GOODLAND TWP. — A Shaw Road resident told deputies Feb. 7 that a red Chevrolet pickup had been running in front of their house for 10 minutes. Deputies found a group of hunters running their dogs.

Prisoners picked up

ST. CLAIR COUNTY — Deputies met with St. Clair County Sheriff’s Dept. deputies Feb. 7 at the McDonald’s restaurant near Capac on I-69 to pick up a man sought on a Lapeer County warrant. He was taken to the Lapeer County Jail.

• Deputies took a prisoner to the Oakland County Jail Feb. 6 from the Lapeer County Jail.

Domestic incident

LAPEER TWP. — A Greenwood Road woman told deputies Feb. 6 that her children called to say her ex-husband was in the yard. She told deputies that their divorce was final that morning, but he hadn’t been served with a Personal Protection Order yet. Deputies said they found no tracks in the snow.

Alcohol arrest made

ALMONT — Following a traffic stop on South Bristol Street Feb. 3, deputies arrested a Mussey Township woman who later told them she’d consumed a pint of vodka, for drunken driving. Deputies said the woman got out of her vehicle and when she refused to take her hands out of her pockets, they took her down with a leg sweep and handcuffed her.

Deputies found suspected marijuana, open alcohol containers and drug paraphernalia in her 2004 Ford Explorer. Deputies impounded the vehicle. The woman was taken to the Lapeer County Jail, where she registered a blood alcohol count of .324.

Suspected burglary only animal tracks in snow

NORTH BRANCH TWP. — A Burnside Road woman told deputies Feb. 6 that after reading an article about a recent string of burglaries, she noticed footprints around her neighbor’s home and she believes they’re in Texas for the winter. Deputies found animal tracks.

Broken pipe in vacant house floods nearby homes

DEERFIELD TWP. — A Kings Landing Drive woman told deputies Feb. 6 that a pipe burst in a vacant nearby home and water was flooding the basements of several nearby homes.

Deputies were unable to contact the owners, so they broke into the house and shut off the pump and hot water heater. Deputies found water coming from a baseboard heating system, significant floor damage and between one and two feet of water in the crawl space.

Stalled Jeep

HADLEY TWP. — The driver of a Jeep Wrangler told deputies Feb. 5 that they broke down on Pratt Road and while waiting for help, another car almost hit them and ran into the ditch.

Suicidal teen reported

BURGLINGTON TWP. — A hotline told deputies Feb. 5 that a 13-year-old girl called saying she was suicidal and had a knife along with Xanax. The girl’s mother took her to McLaren Lapeer Region for an evaluation.

Confused man

LAPEER — A West Street resident told deputies Feb. 5 that a man in his 70s with a white beard and cowboy hat was at their home and wouldn’t leave. They said the man didn’t know his name and appeared to be suffering from Alzheimer’s. The man went home with a family friend.

Footprints found

MAYFIELD TWP. — The owner of SS Equipment Repair told deputies Feb. 5 that he arrived at the North Lapeer Road business to find it was surrounded by footprints in the snow.

Vehicle/deer accidents

HADLEY TWP. — A passerby told deputies Feb. 5 that someone hit a deer, knocking it into the ditch along Hadley Road. The driver of a Dodge Ram truck asked for a kill tag.

• The driver of a four-door Chevrolet truck told deputies Feb. 5 that they hit a deer with their snowplow on King Road in Mayfield Township. He said the truck was fine but the deer needed to be put down. He asked for a kill tag.

• The driver of a Chevrolet Equinox told deputies Feb. 5 that they hit a deer on North Summers Road in Attica Township. They said the deer ran off and they went home.

• The driver of a 2010 Ford Escape told deputies Feb. 6 that they hit a deer on North Lake Pleasant Road in Attica Township. They said they were uninjured and asked for a kill tag for the deer.

Camper unit shot

ATTICA TWP. — A woman told deputies Feb. 5 that her father’s neighbors told him the day before that they accidently shot her 2017 camper that she was storing at her father’s East Newark Road home, while they were skeet shooting.

Identity theft reported

ELBA TWP. — A Golf Road woman, who works in the identity theft unit at Comerica Bank, told deputies Feb. 5 that her employer told her someone tried to file an unemployment claim in her name.

• A South Lake George Road in Attica Township man told deputies Feb. 5 that he got a notice from the state telling him someone had collected $2,172 in unemployment benefits in his name since November.

Dead deer

MAYFIELD TWP. — A Weir Road man told deputies Feb. 5 that a deer ran into a fence post and broke its neck. He asked for a kill tag.

Electronic harassment

LAPEER TWP. — An East Hunters Creek Road man told deputies Feb. 5 that a man keeps sending him messages on social media accusing him of things he’s not doing.

Drunk son puts Jeep into ditch

MAYFIELD TWP. — A North Branch Township man told deputies Feb. 5 that his 24-year-old son put his Jeep in the ditch on Byers Road after getting drunk. The man told deputies he took his son back to his Hutchinson Road home. Deputies said the younger man told them he’d had a half pint of vodka after getting out of work at 7 p.m. and noted he slurred his words and smelled of alcohol three hours later when they talked to him. The man’s father told deputies they wanted him to get help.

— Phil Foley

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