Late night ‘run to the border’ results in OWI arrest
DAVISON TWP. — On July 25 at 2:36 a.m., employees at Taco Bell, 1232 S. Irish Rd., called police to ask for a welfare check on a woman who appeared to be highly intoxicated in the drive-thru at the restaurant. Police arrived and found a 34-year-old Davison woman in her car, parked in a handicap spot in the Taco Bell parking lot. The drive-thru employees told police the woman appeared to be “hammered” and could barely speak. Police approached her and during a conversation with officers, she admitted to drinking. Police observed she was slurring her words and had bloodshot eyes. After failing sobriety tests the woman was administered a portable breathalyzer test at which she registered a .14 blood alcohol content. The suspect was arrested, her car was impounded, and she was lodged at the Genesee County Jail.
Scammers attempt to defraud couple of $19,800
DAVISON TWP. — An 80-year-old Davison couple were nearly victims of a telephone scam on July 27. The couple received a phone call from a person claiming to be their son-in-law. He immediately put another man on the phone who claimed to be an attorney and described an accident the son-in-law had been involved. He claimed further the son-in-law was being held by police at a “local jurisdiction” and the family needed to wire $19,800. The “attorney” directed the couple to make the wire transfer from a Chase Bank in Lapeer rather than the one in Davison, because they claimed it was closed “due to COVID-19.”
The couple went to the bank and made the transfer, then became suspicious and called their daughter and son-in-law and confirmed there was no accident and no arrest. The couple then returned to the bank and was able to stop the wire transfer. Police are still investigating.
Man cited for driving on suspended license, improper plates
DAVISON TWP. — Police conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle in the 10000 block of Lapeer Road on July 27 at 7:05 p.m. after they found the vehicle, a 2003 Jeep Cherokee, had an improper plate attached. Police found the driver, a 57-year-old Columbiaville man, not only had attached an improper plate to the vehicle, but he was driving on a suspended license.
The man was cited, and his vehicle was impounded.
Man threatens woman with stun gun
DAVISON TWP. — Police were called to the 8000 block of Meadowood on July 27 at 11:06 p.m. to a reported felonious assault. They arrested a 24-year-old Burton man who allegedly threatened his girlfriend, a 30-year-old Davison woman, with a taser and alleged stuck her during a dispute. The woman told police he was brandishing the taser and he kept making to spark toward her in a threatening manner. She claimed she was fearful and then the argument became physical. Police said the man did not shoot the woman or anyone else with the taser. The suspect was arrested for domestic assault and dangerous weapon violations and was lodged I the Genesee County Jail.
Deli counter brawl may lead to charges
DAVISON TWP. — Police were called to VG’s Grocery, 8503 Davison Rd., on July 29 at 2:21 p.m. for the report of a fight. Officers arrived to find two men with injuries standing at the deli-counter.
Accounts by the men and witnesses showed that both men were in line when one of the men, a 67-year-old Burton man, allegedly took “cuts” in line ahead of a 54-year-old Davison man and his wife.
When the Davison man said something, the Burton man dismissed him with a wave of his hand. The Davison man’s wife then said they should just go check out. As they were leaving, the Burton man allegedly called the man’s wife a derogatory name, prompting the Davison man to allegedly hit him. The Burton man reportedly pushed him back and the two men ended up brawling on the floor, according to police.
In the scuffle, a wine display was knocked over and wine bottles were broken. The two men received cuts from rolling over the glass during the altercation.
One of the parties involved is reportedly pressing charges so the case remains open. — Compiled by Gary Gould