2012-06-14 / News Briefs

In brief

Public invited to unveiling of renovated Patsy Lou Williamson Buick-GMC dealership

FLINT TWP.— A Grand Opening celebration for the recently renovated Patsy Lou Williamson Buick/GMC dealership on Corunna Road will be held from 6-8 p.m. tonight. An official ribbon cutting was held Wednesday night at a open house for media and local officials. — R.S.

Back to the Bricks Tune-up party returns

FLINT TWP. — The township is one of seven municipalities chosen again this year to host a Back to the Bricks Tune-up party. In a slight change of venue from last year, the township event on August 8 will begin at Genesee Valley Center, from 1-4 p.m. before moving on to Duke’s Car Stereo on Miller Road, from 5-8 p.m. The mall event will be set up in the southeast parking lot between Bar Louie and Logan’s Steakhouse. A collectible T-shirt giveaway to the first 250 visitors will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Duke’s. Other Tune-up party hosts sites and dates are Aug. 7 in Clio, Aug. 9 in Linden/Fenton, Aug. 10 in Richfield Township/Davison Township and Aug. 11 in Mt. Morris. A variety of entertainment is being planned for each venue. For more information about each event, visit http:// backtothebricks.org/ schedule/ TuneUpPartyWeek. htm — R.S.

Linden Road construction pushed back

FLINT TWP.— The construction start date for repaving Linden Road between Calkins and Beecher Road has been pushed back until Aug. 6 with an expected completion date of Oct. 26, township supervisor Karyn Miller announced at a recent township board meeting. The dates are significant because the section in question provides the only access to Carman- Ainsworth High School. Township and school officials had hoped the bulk of the work would be done during the summer while school is out. When the work begins, a lane will be kept open each way, Miller said. The construction delay is due to a federal funding issue, she said. — R.S.

Police station vandal caught and charged

FLINT TWP.— Crime literally landed on the doorstep at the township police station May 30. A man seen approaching the station carrying a club used it to smash one of the ornamental blue glass police globes flanking the front entrance, Lt. Robert Battinkoff reported at a recent township board meeting. The culprit returned to his car and fled the scene before he could be apprehended. But based on a description of his vehicle, he was later spotted and pulled over by Sgt. Randy Kimes on patrol who got a confession out of him. The suspect was driving on suspended license and was arrested. Warrants were being sought. —R.S.

Armed robberies increased last month

FLINT TWP.— No homicides or criminal sexual conduct were reported in May but there was a noticeable increases in armed robberies and car thefts, according to Lt. Robert Battinkoff in a crime report to the township board Monday night. Of 400 reported crimes last month, there were 19 armed robberies, 14 felonious assaults, four arsons, 41 burglaries, 119 larcenies, 66 retail frauds , 26 motor vehicle thefts, 25 frauds and embezzlements , 48 misdemeanor assault and batteries, 19 damaged property reports; 13 narcotic arrests and two weapons offenses. — R.S.

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