Police Blotter

Phone, cash stolen from parked car

DAVISON TWP. — Police were called to Freeman’s Auto Salvage, 10293 E. Lippincott Blvd., on Aug. 19 in response to a reported larceny from an automobile.

A Davison woman told police she had parked her car at the salvage yard and went inside looking for auto parts. When she came out, she discovered someone had taken her iPhone 12 and $190 in cash from inside her unlocked car.

Police used the Apple phone tracking app to locate the phone at a home in the City of Davison. Officers went to the home and located the phone in the possession of an 89-year-old man. According to the man’s family he had permission from the auto salvage business to go through abandoned cars for anything left behind.

Driver who ran red light ends up arrested for OWI

DAVISON — A township police officer driving through the intersection of Flint Street and M-15 in the city of Davison observed a car run a red light at 3:20 p.m. on Aug. 19 and asked for and was granted permission to enact a traffic stop outside his jurisdiction.

The officer stopped the motorist, a 55-year-old Davison Township man, and questioned him about running the red light. He claimed he was arguing on the phone with his girlfriend, causing him to miss the light. The officer noticed the odor of intoxicants coming from the suspect, so he carried out sobriety tests, which the man failed.

When the officer administered a portable breathalyzer test, the man’s blood alcohol content was .0236. He was arrested for driving under the influence and was lodged in the Genesee County Jail.

Gun stolen from parked car

DAVISON TWP. — A 48-year-old Davison Township woman told police Aug. 24 that someone had stolen her Sig Sauer .22 caliber pistol from the glovebox of her car parked in the lot at Lions Gate Apartments off Irish Road.

Police were called at 7 p.m. for the report of a larceny from a vehicle. The victim told police she parked the car at 3 p.m. and came back out around 7 p.m. to find someone had gotten into her car and taken her pink and black pistol from the glove compartment.

The car was left unlocked.

The incident is still under investigation.

McDonald’s order paid for with fake $20 bills

DAVISON TWP. — A customer allegedly paid for a meal at McDonalds, 1110 S. State Rd., on Aug. 26 with two fraudulent $20 bills and then drove off.

The McDonald employee said they noticed the consistency of the paper the bill was printed on was like printer paper, but it was too late the suspect had already left. The suspect, a white male approximately 30 years old, 6-foot tall with a medium build, paid for his order with the two fake $20s and received $18.98 back in change.

Police are still investigating. — Compiled by Gary Gould