2018-01-10 / Police Beat

Police Beat

Police Beat is a compilation of reports from the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept.

Suicidal man taken to hospital for observation

LAPEER — A 37-year-old man told deputies Jan. 7 that he had a lot of alcohol in the house and was thinking about hanging himself. A Lapeer County EMS crew took the man to McLaren Lapeer Region for observation.

‘Cold’ dog reported

MAYFIELD TWP. — A Roods Lake Road resident told deputies Jan. 7 that the neighbor’s dog had been out in the cold for hours. The animal’s owner told deputies they’d been trying to get the “stupid dog” to come in for three hours and had left their back door open. Deputies noted the dog was playing in the snow when they arrived.

Attempted burglary

BURNSIDE TWP. — A Cargill Road resident told deputies Jan. 7 that burglars tried to get in their house, but were chased off by the dogs.

Black ice accident

MARATHON TWP. — The driver of a Chevrolet 2500 told deputies Jan. 7 that he slid on some black ice on North Lake Road and hit a tree.

Open door investigated

ALMONT — An employee at the McDonald’s restaurant on Van Dyke Road told deputies Jan. 7 that they came to work to find the front door open. Deputies found no one in the building.

Smashed Buick

BURLINGTON TWP. — Following reports of an abandoned car on Slattery Road Jan. 7, deputies found a 2001 Buick LeSabre in the intersection of Slattery and East Marlette roads with heavy front-end damage and a broken axle. The car was registered to a Marlette man.

Home alarm tripped

DEERFIELD TWP. — An alarm company told deputies Jan. 7 that garage sensor had been tripped at a Gleaners Hall Road residence. Deputies found the home secure.

Complaint about smoking

LAPEER — A 30-year-old Reed City woman told deputies Jan. 7 that her children smelled of cigarette smoke when she picked them up from their father’s Mayfield Township home. She said she has a parenting time agreement that prohibits both parents from allowing anyone to smoke around their children. The husband told deputies he doesn’t smoke around his children, but does smoke in the car they ride in.

Threats made

LAPEER TWP. — A Turrill Avenue woman told deputies Jan. 7 that her ex- is calling her and making threats.

Threatened by text

GOODLAND TWP. — A Shaw Road man told deputies Jan. 7 that he drove to Ohio to look at a truck, but after he decided not to buy it, the owner began sending texts threatening to shoot him.

Mailbox destroyed

ATTICA — An Attica Road resident told deputies Jan. 6 that someone ran over his mailbox in the middle of the night.

Missing man found

MAYFIELD TWP. — A North Five Lakes Road woman told deputies Jan. 6 that her 85-yearold husband, who has dementia, drove off in his Toyota pickup. A Lapeer Police Dept. unit stopped the truck, but the man backed into the police cruiser. He told police he wasn’t feeling well and was headed to McLaren Lapeer Region, but hadn’t told his wife, because he didn’t want to frighten her. The man’s wife picked him up at the hospital.

Driver strikes mailbox

MAYFIELD TWP. — A woman told deputies Jan. 6 that she hit a mailbox on Woodbine Drive with her Pontiac G6.

Trucks collide

ATTICA TWP. — The drivers of a pickup and an SUV told deputies Jan. 6 that they collided on North Lake Pleasant Road near Bowers Road.

Barking dog complaint

ATTICA TWP. — A North Lake Pleasant Road resident told deputies Jan. 6 that the neighbor’s dog was at the fence line barking at his cattle. Lapeer County Animal Control was notified.

Drug seize marijuana

LAPEER TWP. — Deputies seized 4.1 grams of suspected marijuana and a pipe with what was believed to be marijuana residue in it Jan. 5 following an incident at a Crooked Limb Drive home.

Concerned for dog

ARCADIA TWP. — A passerby on Jones Road told deputies Jan. 5 that a dog was walking along the road with a bent leg and appeared to have been hit. Deputies did not find the dog.

Ditched car

LAPEER TWP. — A passerby on westbound I-69 told deputies Jan. 5 that a Ford Crown Victoria was in a ditch and the driver was slumped over the wheel. Deputies found nothing.

Suspicious vehicle

OREGON TWP. — A Holloway Drive woman told deputies Jan. 5 that a silver Nissan Ultima had been parked near her home for nearly two hours with its motor running. The driver told deputies he was a private investigator and he’d be there the next day as well.

Loose horse

DRYDEN TWP. — A passerby told deputies Jan. 5 that there were horses loose on Hough Road. The owner and Lapeer County Animal Control were notified.

Missing gun reported

MAYFIELD TWP. — A Carol Drive man told deputies Jan. 5 that he put a loaded gun in his wife’s car two weeks ago and hasn’t seen it since. Deputies noted the man is elderly and may have memory issues.

Irked by barking dogs

ATTICA TWP. — An Imlay City Road resident told deputies Jan. 5 that the neighbor’s dogs had been barking all night for two nights.

• A Harsen Road resident in Elba Township told deputies Jan. 4 that the neighbor’s dog had been barking for hours. Deputies said the dog did not seem to be distressed.

Cougar sighting?

IMLAY CITY — A South Summers Road resident told deputies Jan. 5 that a cougar crossed the road and headed west into an open field. Deputies found nothing.

Vehicle hits fence

ATTICA TWP. — A motorist told deputies Jan. 4 that they lost control of their vehicle on Imlay City Road and hit a fence.

Trucks crash

ELBA TWP. — A Dodge truck and a Toyota 4-Runner collided Jan. 4 on the Lake Nepessing off ramp from westbound I-69.

Suicidal man

MAYFIELD TWP. — The staff at an adult care facility told deputies Jan. 4 that a 60-year-old man was suicidal.

Vehicle/deer collisions

MAYFIELD TWP. — A motorist on Bronson Lake Road told deputies Jan. 4 that they hit a deer.

• The driver of a Dodge Avenger told deputies Jan. 4 that they hit a deer on Columbiaville Road. They said they were going to ask the DNR for a kill tag.

• A Sutton Road resident told deputies Jan. 4 that they hit a deer with their Jeep Grand Cherokee on westbound Miller Road in Dryden Township and returned home to Attica. Dryden Township Police reported the deer was gone when they arrived.

• A passerby told deputies Jan. 7 that a deer had been hit on Imlay City Road in Attica Township and needed to be put down.

• A passerby on Brown City Road in Imlay Township told deputies Jan. 5 that there was an injured deer in the ditch. Deputies found nothing when they arrived.

Garage sensor tripped

IMLAY TWP. — An alarm company told deputies Jan. 4 that garage sensor had been tripped at a Brookhaven Drive home. The homeowner arrived before deputies and found it secure.

Bad driver

HADLEY — A woman told deputies Jan. 4 that she followed a big blue truck from M-15 to Spring Street and it was running off the road hitting garbage cans along the way. The driver denied hitting anything and deputies didn’t find any damage on his truck.

Annoying ex-

MAYFIELD TWP. — A Brookfield Drive woman told deputies Jan. 4 that her ex-boyfriend won’t stop calling and texting her. Deputies spoke with the man who said they were still dating. Deputies told him they were not. The man told deputies he still had property at her place. He was advised to have a peace officer accompany him to retrieve the items.

Phil Foley

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