Man sought for alleged indecent exposure
DAVISON TWP. — On Aug. 26 at 10:23 a.m. a 37-year-old Davison woman and her 12-year-old daughter reported to police their encounter with a man on the Black Creek Trail (between Irish and Gale roads in Davison Township) On Aug. 25 at approximately 6 p.m. The mother and daughter reported to police that a male, 6-foot, 5-inches tall, approximately 50-60 years of age, with white hair, was seen walking along the trail. He appeared to be intoxicated and stopped along the trail to urinate off to the side. Police are currently investigating.
Man taken in Amazon scam
DAVISON TWP. — A 66-year-old Davison man reported to police on Aug. 26, at 2:28 p.m., that sometime between Aug. 24-26, he was checking his email received an email claiming to be from Amazon Prime which was an invoice for a new computer ordered on his account to an address in Texas. The man had not ordered a computer and used a contact number on the email to report the fraud to what he thought was Amazon. The person o the other end of the line said in order to receive a refund of the $1,000 for the computer, he would have to transfer $1,000 from his bank account via a banking app to an Amazon account, and then would be refunded the entire $2,000. By the time he realized this was a scam, the transfer was completed. Police investigated but have no further information.
Tire slashed on parked car
DAVISON TWP. — Police responded to the report of malicious destruction of property in Oak Glen on Aug. 27 at 7:11 p.m. A 44-year-old Davison woman told police someone had cut he tire in sidewall. She claimed to have no known enemies. Damage is estimated at about $200. There are no suspects.
Woman scammed for $50,000
DAVISON TWP. — A 63-year-old Davison woman told police Aug. 28 she was contacted by a young man who claimed to be a foreign student living in the U.S., through Facebook, and the two struck up a friendship.
Their conversations began around May 1 and continued until Aug. 28. He claimed he could not get anything in his name because he was here on a student visa and asked the woman to purchase gift cards for him, promising to reimburse her later. She ran up $50,000 on various credit cards and cash conversion to bitcoins between May and August.
The man, who claimed he was from the United Kingdom, then sent her what he claimed was his “inheritance check” and told the woman she could take what he owed her from the $750,000 check and return the rest to him. When she attempted to cash the check, she was told it was no good and that she was the victim of a scam – so she contacted police.
She also discovered the man had opened unemployment accounts in her name in Michigan, Arizona and Nevada. She filed complaints in each state. Davison Township police filed a complaint with the FBI for suspected money laundering with the bitcoin and using a computer to commit fraud. The case was also turned over to the U.S. Secret Service. It remains under investigation.
Police dispatched to crash, fight at K of C hall
DAVISON TWP. — On Aug. 29 at 10:45 p.m., police were dispatched to the Knights of Columbus Hall, 8428 Davison Rd., to the report of people fighting at a wedding reception. Upon arrival police discovered a crash at the entrance of the hall with one car damaged in the driveway and another having crossed Davison Road where it struck a residence.
Police arrested a 20-year-old Flint man after they determined a fight by a group of people at the reception led to the suspect leaving the scene, driving while intoxicated, and crashing into a house across the street. Police were unable to administer sobriety tests to the suspect due to the accident, so they request a blood draw, to which the suspect refused. So, a warrant was sought, and the suspect was taken to the hospital where a judge authorized the blood test.
The suspect was then hospitalized for injuries sustained in the crash. He was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Police are awaiting the results of the blood test.
No on injured in single-car crash
DAVISON TWP. — A 20-year-old Davison man was uninjured following a single-car accident Aug. 28 after he lost control of his car and struck a guardrail. Police said they were called to the scene at about 8:23 p.m. after a Pontiac Vibe, traveling northbound on State Road, near Potter Road, left the roadway, striking a guardrail, before coming to a stop. Police said there was no sign of alcohol or drugs contributing to the crash. The car had disabling damage and was towed from the scene by M-15 Towing.
Car, truck collide
DAVISON TWP. — On Aug. 27 at 7:01 p.m., two vehicles collided on Davison Road west of Oak Road. The driver of the at-fault vehicle was a 17-year-old Davison man driving a Pontiac Grand Prix who failed to yield, colliding with a Chevrolet Avalanche driven by a 47-year-old Davison man. The 17-year-old was looked at by EMTs at the scene but did not require hospitalization.
Rear-end collision results in minor injuries
DAVISON TWP. — On Aug. 29 at 8:40 p.m. a Chevrolet Cruze driven by a 20-year-old Flint man failed to yield and rear-ended a Chevrolet Malibu driven by a 19-year-old Davison woman. The woman was stopped on Davison Road, east of Irish Road, attempting to make a left-hand turn when the accident occurred. A 41-year-old Flint, a passenger in the at-fault vehicle, was transported to the hospital for minor injuries. — Compiled by Gary Gould