Police report motorcycle crash, home invasions

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Police Department is investigating four recent reports of home invasions at occupied residences. The four incidents occurred between September 15 and September 25 and all were between the hours of 3 a.m. and 4:30 am., according to a police report.

Two incidents occurred near Van Slyke Rd and Bristol Rd, one near W. Maple Ave and Van Slyke Rd, and one near Hemphill Rd and Fenton Rd. Three of the residences were entered through unlocked doors or windows, and one was entered by prying open the front door.

The suspect is described as a black male in his late teens to mid-twenties, 5’10” to 6” tall, with a thin build. The suspect was further described as wearing a hooded sweatshirt with a mask or bandana covering his face.

The Flint Township Police Department urges all residents to be vigilant and ensure that their doors and windows are locked. Anyone observing suspicious persons or vehicles is encouraged to call 911 immediately.

In one incident that occurred on Sept. 22 at approximately 4:57 am, in the 4100 block of Van Slyke Road, a homeowner reported that she was awakened by an intruder inside her home that she believed may have been armed with a handgun.

The suspect took cash from inside the residence, and instructed the homeowner to drive him to the bank to withdraw money from her account. The homeowner exited the front door with the suspect, then began yelling for help in the front yard. The suspect fled on foot southbound and was last seen on Mark St near Van Slyke Rd.

The suspect gained entry to the home through an unlocked window. There has been no arrest in connection with this case.

Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact Detective Phil McBride at (810) 600-3250, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-422-JAIL. In an unrelated incident, police also reported that on September 25 at about 1.:54 a.m., a motorcyclist, a 26 year old Flint resident, was seriously injured in a crash on S. Ballenger Hwy south of Miller Rd. He was taken for treatment at a local hospital and listed in critical condition. Initial investigation has shown that the motorcycle was the only vehicle involved and that it left the roadway. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in this crash. Anyone that may have witnessed the crash is urged to contact Detective Alex Minto at (810) 600-3250, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-422-JAIL.

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