The Flushing City Police blotter is a compilation of reports gathered by the Flushing City Police Department.
FLUSHING — On Sept. 30, police arrested a 32-year-old woman for drunk driving on Coutant Street near Sunnyside Drive. Officers saw the driver disregard a stop sign at Coutant and Sunnyside and followed her as she drove erratically down the street. Once the driver pulled over, police found that she had a three-year-old child and a one-year-old child in the backseat. The woman failed a field sobriety test and was brought back to the station before being placed in jail. The children were placed with a relative.
Officers deliver baby
FLUSHING — Flushing Police helped to deliver a newborn baby on Sept. 29 at a home in the 400 block of Windmill Pointe Drive. Officers were called to home at 6:30 a.m. and located a woman in labor on her front porch. Police assisted the woman with the delivery of her baby until an ambulance arrived shortly thereafter. The department is happy to report that the mother and her baby have checked out of the hospital and are in good health following the birth.
Catalytic convertors stolen
FLUSHING — Police were dispatched to Cedarwood Drive on Sept. 28 to investigate a theft of catalytic convertors in the neighborhood. Multiple residents reported that someone had cut the catalytic convertors from their cars overnight. Prior to fielding the calls, police were dispatched to the neighborhood around 2:45 a.m. for a larceny in progress, but the suspects left prior to the officers’ arrival. An investigation is ongoing.
Vandalism at Riverview Park
FLUSHING — Throughout mid-September, Flushing Police responded to several incidents of vandalism and destruction of property at Riverview Park near downtown Flushing. On Sept. 21, officers were dispatched to the former Tucker Pool facility building for a breaking and entering. Police said that the building had been accessed through a rear window and that mirrors and porcelain were damaged inside the facility’s locker room. Officers questioned three male suspects at the scene—a 19-year-old, a 20-year-old and a 16-year-old—who each admitted to entering the building but not to the break-in itself. All three were released pending further investigation.
A week prior to the incident, police investigated another act of vandalism on the Riverview Park trail on Main and Maple streets behind a car wash. Police said that a handicap ramp had been spray painted with graffiti and foul language.
Officers also apprehended several juveniles for allegedly vandalizing picnic tables at a Riverview Park pavilion. Police questioned and released the suspects pending further investigation. Authorities believe that all three incidents of vandalism are connected.
Felonious assault with a firearm
FLUSHING — On Sept. 14, officers were dispatched to Woodland Ponds Drive for a report of an assault in progress. When police arrived, a 45-year-old resident said that two male suspects had allegedly pointed a gun at him. Police made contact with the two suspects—a 27-year-old male and a 23-year-old male—and arrested them. Both men were lodged at the Genesee County Jail and charged with felonious assault with a firearm. Investigators said that the incident likely stemmed from an ongoing dispute between the victim and the suspects. — Compiled by Ben Gagnon