Busy burglar arrested with a truckload of stolen stuff
FLINT TWP. — A 24-year-old Flint man was arrested and charged after apparently going on an extended theft spree. The sequence of events leading to his arrest began when police responded to a burglary call at 7:15 a.m Jan. 11 in the 4900 block of Walnut Ridge in the Walnut Square Apartment complex on Linden Road. A caller reported seeing a man loading items into a truck backed up to the complex’ maintenance garage. A description of the vehicle was sent to Central Dispatch and the truck was soon spotted by an assisting Flushing Police Officer driving on Linden Road near the Flint River bridge. Police subsequently discovered that the truck the suspect was driving had been reported stolen that morning or late the night before from the 3500 block of River Forest Apartments off Beecher Road. The suspect was charged with breaking and entering, possession and concealing of a stolen vehicle and for kicking out the back window of the police cruiser he was placed in.
Police said the pickup truck was loaded with many items they have yet to determine where they came from. The loot included all kinds of tools, a snowblower, a couple of push mowers, two hedge trimmers, a leaf blower, a weed whacker, table saw, edger, backpack blower, electric push mower, a battery charger, fence posts and an aluminum gate. Anyone who can provide more information is asked to call Detective Alex Minto of the Flint Township Police Department at 810-600-3250.
Two men arrested for home invasion on Bristolwood
FLINT TWP. — Officers arrived on the scene of a breaking and entering in progress after responding to a call at 12:15 a.m. on Jan. 14 at an unoccupied house in the 4200 block of Bristolwood. They found glass broken out of a basement window with copper pipes sticking out and could hear voices coming from the basement. The officers identified themselves and ordered the suspects to come outside. They arrested a Lapeer man, 38, and a Flint man, 42. Both were charged with breaking and entering with intent and possession of burglary tools. One of them also had an outstanding traffic warrant for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. The two suspects were traveling in a vehicle found parked in the driveway.
Traffic accident leads to felonious assault
FLINT TWP. — Police are looking for a man who left the scene of a vehicle accident after assaulting the other driver. Police were dispatched to Dye Road and Brobeck Street in response to a disorderly conduct complaint at about 9:50 a.m. on Jan. 11. A 34-year-old Flint Township woman reported that her vehicle had been rear-ended at the stop sign on that corner by a full-sized van driven by a man. A verbal altercation ensued in which the woman said the man used foul language and spat in her face. When he got in his vehicle and tried to leave, she stepped in front of the van to block him and he pushed her out of the way with the van. She was not injured and provided the license plate number which turned out to be registered to a vehicle that did not fit the description of the suspect vehicle which is described as a blue and white older model full-size van. No arrests have been made.
Girl, 12, shot with BB gun
FLINT TWP. — A 12-year-old girl filed a complaint with police after she she said she was shot in the neck with a BB gun by a 12-year-old boy. Police were called at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 9 to the 9100 block of Suncrest Drive in the Sunridge Apartments complex off Flushing Road, where both children live. The girl said she was walking through the complex when she noticed the boy with the BB gun but did not see him aim it at her. The shot caused a welt on the back of her head but did not require treatment. Police interviewed the boy who said he believed the girl was it by a ricocheting shot. The boy was arrested and taken to the police department but ultimately released to his parents. The case will be turned over to the Genesee County Prosecutor’s Office family court division. — Compiled by Rhonda Sanders