Police warn about suspicious man approaching homes
FLINT TWP. — As of Tuesday, Nov. 21, Flint Township Police received complaints from residents regarding a suspicious male coming to their homes asking for money. The suspect says that his wife was involved in a car accident nearby and he needed money to pay for a tow truck. Officers obtained a description of the suspect and his vehicle. The suspect was described as a black male with a dark complexion, approximately 50 years of age, 6’0” tall, with an average build and no facial hair. During the most recent incident, he was nicely dressed in cream colored clothing with a yellow sweater vest and hat. He drove an early 2000’s to late 2000’s black Chevrolet Impala with scratches on the driver’s door.
On each occasion, the suspect appeared to be in a hurry and spoke with “panic” in his voice. He addressed the residents either by name or in a friendly manner. The suspect visited subdivisions in the area of Linden Road and Lennon Road, Linden Road and Calkins Road and Court Street between Dye Road and Elms Road.
Flint Township Police encourage anyone with information about similar incidents to contact their local police department. If you encounter the suspect or anyone employing similar tactics to elicit money, do not engage them and call 911 immediately. — R.S.
Fatal accident on I-69
FLINT TWP. — At approximately 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22, the Flint Township Police Department responded to a rollover crash on EB I-69 west of I-75. A 42-year-old male driver was fatally injured as a result of the crash. The crash is still under investigation and it is not yet been determined if speed or alcohol were a factor in this crash. Anyone that may have witnessed the crash is urged to contact Detective Phil McBride at 810-600- 3250.— R.S.
State police offering training for church security
FLINT TWP. — The Michigan State Police Training Academy is presenting a one-day seminar on security issues in places of worship, said Police Chief George Sippert. The course is ideal for clergy and others who are involved or may become involved in maintaining security at their facilities. Topics will include Identifying and handling suspicious or dangerous people, the Importance of a safety and security team, setting up a criminal history background check for no-profits; policies, procedures, and legal aspects and critical incident readiness. The cost is $100 and includes lunch and materials. Registration deadline is Friday, December 1, 2017 and the training will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 14. For more information contact Chief Sippert at 810-600-3250 or see the MSP website at www.michigan.gov/documents/msp/ SecurityIssues_ 536606_ 7.pdf — R.S.