Police Blotter

Couple arrested for domestic violence, child neglect

DAVISON TWP. — On March 18 at 11:15 a.m. the township police were called to the Best Western, 10082 Lapeer Rd., for a report of alleged domestic violence and child abuse and neglect.

Officers arrived to find as 27-year-old Almont woman and 28-year-old Mayville man arguing in the parking lot. Police observed the woman displaying signs of possible intoxication as she was seen getting into a minivan.

Police told the woman she could not leave and spoke with the man, who was with five children, all inappropriately dressed for the cold temperatures that morning, police said.

The couple had been arguing verbally and the man told police the woman struck him. He showed signs of injury from the alleged domestic violence. She admitted to police she had been using methamphetamines days prior to the incident. Police checked the room they’d been staying in and found it “trashed.” Both were arrested for the physical altercation and the woman was charged with domestic assault.

Police contacted the Department of Human Services regarding the children, who were taken into custody. The police and DHS are still investigating for possible child neglect charges.

Abandoned car catches on fire

DAVISON TWP. — On March 20 at 1:19 a.m., a police officer from an adjoining jurisdiction to Davison Township was flagged down by a motorist who reported seeing a car on fire on westbound I-69 just east of the Oak Road overpass. Police and the Davison-Richfield Fire Department arrived on scene to find a car on the side of the expressway, fully engulfed in flames. Police said it was abandoned and the license plate was removed. There were no injuries.

Man arrested for OWI

DAVISON TWP. — A police officer who witnessed a Ford pickup truck run the flashing red light at Davison and Irish roads March 21 at 1:14 a.m. made a traffic stop on the vehicle and found the driver to be allegedly intoxicated.

The officer said the 47-year-old Fenton man showed signs of intoxication, admitted to drinking and then showed a .135 on a portable breathalyzer test. He was arrested and taken to the Genesee County Jail.

Pair assaulted in apartment while visiting

DAVISON TWP. — Police responded to a report of two people fighting in an apartment at Windsor Place on March 21 at 11:45 p.m. When officers arrived, they spoke with two suspects, a 19-year-old Flint man and a 48-year-old Flint woman. One of the alleged victims said he laid down to sleep on an air mattress and was attacked by one of the suspects. Another occupant of the apartment also claimed to have been attacked.

Police observed injuries on both alleged victims. There were no arrests, but police forwarded their information to the Genesee County Prosecutor’s office, which later refused to press charges.

Man arrested for felonious assault, CCW

DAVISON TWP. — Police arrested a 38-year-old Flint man March 23 after they were called to Charter Oaks Apartments for the report of a disturbance.

Officers arrived about 2:06 a.m. after a man allegedly told another man he would shoot him if he came back and found him there with his ex-girlfriend at her apartment. Police said the suspect allegedly showed up unannounced at his ex-girlfriend’s apartment and found her there was another man.

He allegedly told the woman he was going to leave, but when he returned the other man should be gone or he would shoot him. The woman told police he appeared to have a pistol in his pocket. Police spoke with the suspect, asked him if he had a permit to carry a concealed weapon and when the man said he did not, they secured the firearm.

The suspect admitted in his statement to getting gun from vehicle and to making the threat. He was taken into custody on a charge of aggravated domestic assault and carrying a concealed weapon. The prosecutor authorized charges of felonious assault, CCW, domestic assault and unlawful entry.

No one was harmed during the incident. — Compiled by Gary Gould