On Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 7:53 a.m., Holly police officers were dispatched to an Apollo Circle business after the owner reported that he arrived to work and discovered a door forced open and cash missing. One of the officers had an idea on a possible suspect through his knowledge of the community and this individual’s recent patterns. Officers were able to determine from other sources that this person suddenly had extra cash. The officer located the juvenile suspect and interviewed him with his father present. The suspect admitted to the crime and took the officers to where the remainder of the money was hidden. A petition request was filed with the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office on the juvenile suspect.


On Thursday, Sept. 3, at 4:35 p.m., a Holly police officer was dispatched to the police station to speak with the victim of an assault and battery that was reported to have occurred at Crapo Park. The victim reported she was asked to meet a person at the park. When she arrived, there were several teens present and one of the juveniles slapped the victim. Officers are completing their investigation of the incident.


On Friday, Sept. 4, at 2:54 p.m., a Grange Hall Road resident reported that her neighbor had placed items in her driveway to block her entrance and then confronted the victim, calling her names. The victim reported the suspect then punched her in the face. The suspect was identified as a 48-year-old Holly woman, who according to the victim, began damaging flowerpots and other property as the victim called police. Responding Holly police officers were able to secure the suspect in her home and arrested her on charges of assault and battery and malicious damage. A court date is pending.

Reckless motorcycle and ATV operation in holly

On Saturday, Sept. 5, at 1:35 p.m., residents of Crescent and Fairfield reported constant and numerous young operators on motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles (ATV) exceeding speed limits, running stop signs and operating recklessly in the area. Holly police officers were able to locate two operators and impounded their motorcycles. Parents have been notified and officers will be continuing directed patrols in the area.

Fenton woman fails to scan merchandise at self-checkout

At 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 3, Fenton police were dispatched to a retail store in the 3200 block of Owen Road for a retail fraud complaint. The loss prevention employee told police that a male and female shopper were together. The woman failed to scan and pay for 16 items ($300 value) in the self-checkout line. The couple was detained until police arrived. She did purchase a few other things with her credit card, which led police to her identity. Fenton police arrested the 49-year-old Fenton woman and issued her a Nov. 5 court appearance ticket for retail fraud.

Holly woman fails to scan merchandise at self-checkout

On Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m., Fenton police were dispatched to a big box store in the 3700 block of Owen Road for a retail fraud complaint. Loss prevention had a 47-year-old Holly woman in custody. Police learned that the woman failed to scan and pay for 18 items ($127 value) and exited the store. Lt. Jeff Cross said retail fraud suspects will scan an item and toss extra items in their bag at the self-checkout lines. Loss prevention employees monitor these self-checkouts. The woman was taken to the police station for booking and was issued a Nov. 5 court appearance citation.


At 5:20 p.m. on Sept. 7, Fenton police responded to a coffee/gas station plaza in the 3400 block of Owen Road on a report of a man staggering around and falling into the door. The man had gotten into a vehicle. Upon arrival, police located the vehicle and made contact with the man, a 24-year-old Flint resident, who was with another man. The Flint man’s speech was slurred, however, police did not believe he had been drinking. A search of the man’s vehicle led to a controlled substance and prescription medications. The vehicle was impounded and the man was booked at the police station. He was eventually released with charges pending lab results.


On Friday, Sept. 4, at 2:32 p.m. a Grange Hall Road resident reported to Holly police that she left her Holly residence and was driving to another town when she felt the vehicle reacting in an unstable manner. She stopped the vehicle and found four of the six lug nuts on one of her tires were missing. The victim believes someone was trying to steal her tire, which also created a safety hazard. The incident remains under investigation.

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