Police Blotter

Hit and Run driver swipes garbage collector

FLINT TWP. — Police were called to North Dyewood about 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 15 to take a report from a garbage truck driver who suffered minor injuries after being swiped by a car while crossing the road. The victims pants were torn but he refused medical attention. The hit-and-run vehicle was described as a white blazer but no license plate number was obtained. The case remains under investigation.

Driver cited for operating under the influence

FLINT TWP. — A 53-year-old Flint man was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of drugs after police found him slumped over the wheel of a car which was running and in gear though he had his foot on the brake. Officers reported that his speech was slurred making it difficult to understand him. The incident occurred near Utley Road and Arlene Drive at about 10:10 p.m. on Sept. 15. Officers found some prescription bottles inside the car which was impounded A blood sample was drawn and sent to the state police lab for processing. Police are waiting for the lab report.

Copper thief arrested at vacant apartment building

FLINT TWP. — Officers dispatched to a vacant apartment building in the 4900 block of Drummond at about 2:50 a.m. on Sept. 12 arrived on the scene to hear suspicious noises coming from inside. After surrounding the building and conducting a search, they caught a suspect jumping out of a window, attempting to flee. A 25-year-old Flint man was arrested and lodged at the county jail. Officers found copper torn from the building and cut up. The suspect is believed to have had accomplices.

Mall shopper cited for shoplifting a pair of jeans

FLINT TWP. — A 25-year-old Flint woman was arrested and charged with retail fraud as a result of a incident at Genesee Valley Center mall. Police were called at about 10 p.m. on Sept. 11 in response to a complaint of a woman observed taking a pair of jeans into a store dressing room, removing security tags then leaving the dressing room without the pants. Sensor alarms were activated as she exited the store and she was detained by store employees. She also was charged with false identification after lying to police about her name. — Compiled by Rhonda Sanders

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