2018-07-11 / Police Beat

Police Beat

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

Fireworks complaints

HADLEY TWP. — A Holmes Road resident told deputies July 8 that someone was shooting off fireworks to the south of her home and sparks were landing on her room and boat cover.

• A Lum Road resident in Arcadia Township told deputies July 8 that people nearby were launching fireworks and playing loud music at 2:36 a.m. They called again at 4:33 a.m. to say they were still playing loud music. Deputies found the home and the residents shut the music off.

• A Carpenter Road resident in Oregon Township told deputies July 6 that people were detonating fireworks. Deputies heard nothing when they arrived.

Car removed from road

DEERFIELD TWP. — A passerby on Fish Lake Road told deputies July 8 that car was sitting in the southbound lane with its flashers on and no one was around. Deputies began the impound process, but the owner arrived before the wrecker did.

Domestic violence

COLUMBIAVILLE — A Middle Street man told deputies July 8 that his girlfriend attacked him. Deputies noted the couple had been drinking all day and neither was cooperative when they arrived. Deputies arrested the girlfriend for domestic violence and took her to the Lapeer County Jail.

Building secured

ATTICA TWP. — A passerby told deputies July 8 that a garage door was open at a commercial building just south of the railroad tracks on Lake Pleasant Road.

Field party reported

BURNSIDE TWP. — A Stiles Road woman told deputies July 8 that 25-30 people were having a loud party across the street with minors drinking and guns. She told deputies her car and been taken, but she didn’t want to talk about it.

Raccoon struck

MARATHON TWP. — The driver of a Toyota Celica told deputies July 8 that they hit a raccoon on Columbiaville Road.

Truck, trailer in parking lot

ELBA TWP. — A spokesman for the Lake Inn told deputies July 8 that that someone had parked their pickup and empty boat trailer in the restaurant’s parking lot for more than five hours. Deputies reached the owner’s wife, who told them she’d have her husband move it immediately.

Tires slashed

OTTER LAKE — A Benson Avenue man told deputies July 8 that the landlord’s son slashed the tires on his Chevrolet Avalanche. Deputies found the tires hadn’t been slashed, just the air let out.

Hog removed from garage

ELBA TWP. — A Bullock Road resident told deputies July 8 that the neighbor’s 400-pound hog was in their garage. Deputies wrangled the pig back into its enclosure and notified Lapeer County Animal Control.

Home found secure

HADLEY — An alarm company told deputies July 8 that a garage door sensor was tripped at a Herd Road home. Deputies found the home secure.

Trespassing complaint

ATTICA — A Imlay City Road man told deputies July 8 that a construction crew was trespassing on his property. He told deputies a nearby property owner had the crew building a driveway across several easements.

No drinking at park

OREGON TWP. — The manager at Torzewski Park on Pero Lake Road told deputies July 8 that a woman was drinking in the park. The woman told deputies that she didn’t know the park was alcohol free. She dumped her beer and left.

Dog bite reported

HADLEY TWP. — A Wynns Mill Court resident told deputies July 8 that the neighbor’s dog bit her. Lapeer County Animal Control was notified.

Trouble with granddaughter

LAPEER TWP. — A Clear Springs Court woman told deputies July 8 that her 14-year-old granddaughter was cutting herself on the legs, slamming her bedroom door until the trim fell off and screaming that she wanted them dead. After speaking with deputies, the girl calmed down.

Woman arrested

OREGON TWP. — Someone told deputies July 8 that their daughter was being beat up by her husband at their Gray Road home. The woman denied her husband had been beating her and deputies reported seeing no marks. The woman told deputies she believed her stepdad was trying to get her husband in trouble. Deputies discovered she was sought on a felony shoplifting warrant. They took her to the Lapeer County Jail.

Shooting complaints

MAYFIELD TWP. — A Byers Road resident told deputies July 8 that people were shooting on state land at 7:15 p.m.

• A Roods Lake Road resident told deputies July 8 that people were shooting at The Pit at 7:23 p.m.

Annoyed by barking dogs

DRYDEN TWP. — A Casey Road resident told deputies July 7 that it was 12:11 a.m. and the neighbor’s dogs were still barking. Dryden Township Police reported no one was home where the dogs were.

Dog struck, killed

NORTH BRANCH TWP. — The driver of a Ford Fusion told deputies July 7 that they hit a dog on North Branch Road. They said the dog was dead, but they were uninjured.

Domestic incident

DEERFIELD TWP. — A Columbiaville Road man told deputies July 7 that his 29-year-old son was damaging things in the house. He said he was afraid she’d get hurt. Deputies found everyone had been drinking all day. Everyone went to bed for the night. No arrests were made.

Disturbed woman

LAPEER TWP. — The staff of an adult foster care home on Greenwood Road told deputies July 7 that a 21-year-old mentally handicapped resident was threatening to hurt herself with a knife.

Home alarm tripped

MAYFIELD TWP. — An alarm company told deputies July 7 that a basement door sensor tripped at a Sheryl Court home. Deputies found the home secure.

Car crash reported

ATTICA TWP. — A 61-year-old woman told deputies July 7 that she crashed her Chevrolet Malibu on Imlay City Road and would meet deputies at the American Legion Hall.

Vehicle/deer collision

ATTICA TWP. — A North Lake Pleasant Road man told deputies July 7 that he hit a deer with his vehicle.

Woman claims neighbor was poisoning her dog

OREGON TWP. — A Henry Road woman told deputies July 7 that her neighbor was poisoning her dogs but could offer no proof.

Debit card found

NORTH BRANCH — A spokesman for Dollar General on Huron Street told deputies July 7 that a customer found a Chesterfield Township woman’s debit card in the parking lot.

Vehicle strikes tree

LAPEER TWP. — A witness told deputies July 7 that a car with two people in it went airborne before hitting a tree on Imlay City Road. An EMS crew took one of them to McLaren Lapeer Region. The other refused medical attention at the scene.

Dead cat dumped along West Coulter Road

MAYFIELD TWP. — A West Coulter Road resident told deputies July 7 that a man in his 50s with light brown hair, wearing a white shirt and blue jeans and driving a white Buick Riviera dumped a dead cat on the side of the road.

Dog found running on Bronson Lake Road

OREGON TWP. — A spokesman for Countryside Market on Bronson Lake Road told deputies July 7 that they found a beagle running in the road and tied it up outside the store, hoping the owner would show up. Deputies took the dog to Lapeer County Animal Control.

Dead dog dumped

OREGON TWP. — A West Washburn Road woman told deputies July 7 that a dark-skinned man in his 60s, driving a Dodge 4x4, dumped some brush in the Hogbacks area. Deputies found the brush and a bag containing a dead dog. A Genesee County Parks maintenance crew told deputies it would remove the brush and dead dog.

Loose sheep

LAPEER TWP. — A North Five Lakes Road resident told deputies July 7 that eight sheep were loose in the road. They said the owner lets them run anywhere. Deputies contacted the owner, who rounded up the animals.

Domestic incidents

ATTICA TWP. — An Imlay City Road woman told deputies July 7 that she had an argument with her ex-husband over the phone and that violates her Personal Protection Order. Deputies could find no record of a PPO.

• A Mary Lou Lane woman in Metamora Township said her ex-husband, who had been drinking and lives there, was causing problems. The woman and her 13-year-old grandson left for the night.

• A deputy reported July 5 that he was approached by a crying woman at the CMS gas station on Lake Nepessing Road in Lapeer, saying she’d gotten into a fight with her boyfriend in Mount Morris and she needed to call her father. The deputy let her use her phone.

Two dogs found, taken to Animal Control

ATTICA TWP. — A North Five Lakes Road woman told deputies July 7 that she found two dogs and took them to Lapeer County Animal Control. She said she thinks one is a wolf mix and she was concerned for her children’s safety.

Trash fire extinguished

ELBA TWP. — A passerby on Davison Road told deputies July 7 that something was on fire at Haack’s Auto. The Elba Township Fire Dept. found a trailer full of rubbish burning.

Resident walks off

ELBA TWP. — Staff at an adult foster care home on Genesee Road told deputies July 7 that a resident wandered away about 30 minutes earlier. Deputies found the man and returned him.

Stranded boat

OREGON TWP. — A woman with four passengers in a Bayliner boat on the Holloway Reservoir near Wolverine Campground told deputies July 7 that she couldn’t get the boat started. Before deputies arrived, she told them she’d gotten a tow.

Frightened by car

LAPEER TWP. — A Windemere Drive woman told deputies July 6 that someone in a green Dodge Charger followed her home from the bar.

Bump and run

NORTH BRANCH — A spokesman for Sunrise Convenience Store on Huron Street told deputies July 6 that two women in an SUV hit the concrete barrier protecting the gas pumps and drove off.

Home alarm tripped

ELBA TWP. — An alarm company told deputies July 6 that an entrance sensor was tripped. Deputies found the home secure.

Noise complaint

ELBA TWP. — A South Shore Drive resident told deputies July 6 that a construction crew was making a racket at 7:30 a.m. Deputies noted the township doesn’t have a noise ordinance.

Clerical error reported

NORTH BRANCH — An Orr Drive resident told deputies July 6 that someone opened a DTE account in Imlay City in his name. Deputies found a name with the same first and last name, but different middle initial at the address. They concluded it was a DTE clerical error.

Tools stolen from truck

ELBA TWP. — A Merwin Road resident told deputies July 6 that thieves made off with a bunch of tools from his truck.

Ditched car

CLIFFORD — Two passerbys told deputies July 5 that a Pontiac Grand Am was in the ditch along Main Street.

Lost woman

LAPEER TWP. — A Greenwood Road man told deputies July 5 that a drunken woman was knocking on his door saying she didn’t know where she was. Deputies found she’d been at a party a few doors down and they returned her to her boyfriend.

ORV rider stopped

MAYFIELD TWP. — Deputies stopped an ORV on Grand Legacy Drive because the rider had no helmet.

Phil Foley

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