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New vehicle stolen from Fenton auto dealership

On July 6 at 11:48 a.m., Fenton police responded to an auto dealership on Silver Parkway to investigate a stolen vehicle complaint. The general manager told police that he discovered that a 2021 Dodge Durango Hellcat (similar to the photo above), valued at $96,000, had been stolen from the lot at 1:30 a.m., on July 4, based on the business’ security cameras. Captured on video was a male wearing a hooded sweatshirt approaching the vehicle. Soon the interior dome light came on and the suspect drove the vehicle off the property. The vehicle is grey with black racing stripes on the hood and sides. All of the keys to the vehicle were accounted for.

MEDICAL EMERGENCY MIGHT BE FACTOR IN FATAL CRASH

An 86-year-old Mundy Township man died in an automobile crash Friday, July 16 in Fenton Township. Sgt. Andrew Snyder of the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office said deputes responded to the intersection of Linden and Lahring roads for a personal injury crash. Upon arrival, deputies observed a GMC Sierra rolled on its side in the ditch on Linden Road. Deputies observed the driver of the vehicle still inside. The male driver was removed from the vehicle and determined to be deceased by responding paramedics. The driver was identified as an 86-year-old Mundy Township resident. Preliminary reports indicate the driver was driving southbound on Linden Road. He lost control of his vehicle somewhere just north of Lahring Rd. This investigation remains under investigation, although the driver may have suffered a medical emergency.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ON MARGARET DRIVE

On Sunday, July 18, a deputy with the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office responded to 12237 Margaret Drive in Fenton Township for a domestic in-progress. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the victim, a 31-year-old Fenton Township woman, who reported that she and her boyfriend, 32, of Fenton Township, got into a verbal argument and he demanded she give back a “promise ring.” The victim said he took her purse and would not give it back. The victim stated he held her down during the argument and she broke her fingernail. The victim was able to leave the residence and contact the police. The boyfriend was arrested and transported to the Genesee County Jail where he was lodged for domestic assault. The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Linden Police Department. This incident remains under investigation.

Driver asleep at wheel in drive-thru lane

At 1:40 a.m. on Thursday, July 15, Fenton police responded to a fast-food restaurant on Owen Road on a report of a driver asleep at the wheel in the drive-thru lane. When police arrived, they located the car, which was moved from the lane to clear it for other customers. Lt. Jeff Cross said a 21-year-old female passenger from Fenton was so intoxicated that she was transported to the hospital for medical treatment. The driver, a 26-year-old Fenton man, admitted to drinking and falling asleep at the wheel. He failed field sobriety tests and a breath test revealed he was over twice the legal limit for alcohol. He was arrested and transported to the Fenton police station for processing. The vehicle was impounded.

Fenton police arrest Flint man on warrants

While investigating an incident involving weapons on S. Long Lake Road in Fenton, at 12:50 a.m. on July 18, Fenton police encountered another situation. Lt. Jeff Cross said while officers were finalizing their investigation on a previous call, a vehicle with two occupants pulled up to the scene. Police asked the driver what they were doing and the driver told police they were dropping off their vehicle for auto work. After identifying the driver, a 36-year-old Flint resident, police learned he had a felony arrest warrant for drug possession by the Michigan State Police in Lapeer. The driver was arrested and transported to the police station until he was picked up by MSP. The passenger was cleared and she was allowed to drive the vehicle away.

Holly police investigate child’s fall from roof

On Tuesday, July 13, at 7:50 p.m., Holly police officers were dispatched to a residence by a caller who stated she was driving past a house and saw a child on the roof, and a very young child laying on the ground near the house. She stopped her vehicle and discovered the child on the ground had fallen from the roof and had a head injury. The mother was inside the home and notified. Officers determined the children had opened an upstairs window and climbed on the roof. The child’s injuries required medical attention. Holly Fire Department assessed the child and transported him to a medical facility for treatment. Officers are investigating.

Probationer speeding in Holly arrested for OWI

On Wednesday, July 14, at 2:48 a.m., a Holly police officer on patrol stopped a vehicle for traveling 78 mph in a 45-mph zone on N. Holly Road. The officer approached the driver. As the driver spoke, the officer could smell a strong odor of intoxicants and marijuana from the driver’s breath and inside the vehicle. A female appeared passed out in the passenger seat. The driver, a 21-year-old Flint man, was determined to have a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit. He was arrested. The female passenger was wakened and determined to be intoxicated but not in need of medical assistance. The driver was on probation from a previous conviction. The probation officer was notified of the new charges.

Fake money reported in Holly

On Monday, July 12, at 6:30 p.m., Holly police officers were dispatched to a N. Holly Road business for a counterfeit bill report. A manager reported an unknown male customer passed a $5 bill that the cashier recognized as fake, as it had the words “MOTION PICTURE MONEY” printed on the top of the bill. The cashier advised the passer of the bill, who seemed surprised by it, and paid with real currency. The bill was held for police.

Holly Township man arrested for drunk driving

On Saturday, July 17, at 12:10 a.m., a Holly police officer on patrol was behind a vehicle traveling west on Grange Hall Road and noticed it was speeding and swerving over the center line and then off the road edge. The vehicle was stopped and the driver had a strong odor of intoxicants on his breath. The driver was determined to be a 31-year-old Holly Township man, who failed sobriety tests and had a blood alcohol level over the twice the limit. The driver was arrested for drunk driving.

Holly police arrest 20-year-old for OWI

On Sunday, July 18, at 1:47 a.m., a Holly police officer was conducting traffic enforcement patrol on Grange Hall Road and observed a vehicle speeding and swerving out of their lane. The vehicle was stopped and found to be driven by a 20-year-old man from Pontiac. The officer detected signs of alcohol intoxication and tested the driver, who denied consuming alcohol. The driver failed sobriety tests and was determined to be over the limit. He was charged with operating while intoxicated.

DRUNK DRIVER PARKS HALFWAY IN ROAD, FALLS ASLEEP AT WHEEL

On Saturday, July 17, a deputy from the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office observed a Chevrolet Silverado parked halfway in the middle of Linden Road near Thompson Road in Fenton Township. Contact was made with the male driver, a 26-year-old Linden resident who was asleep at the wheel. The driver smelled of intoxicants and was slurring his words. The driver performed and failed field sobriety tests. The driver was arrested for operating while intoxicated and transported to the Genesee County Jail. The driver consented to a breath test, which indicated his blood alcohol content was 0.15%, nearly twice the legal limit. The driver was lodged in the jail and issued an appearance ticket with a future court date.

Holly residents injured, DAVISON MAN KILLED IN motorcycle CRASH

At 2:12 p.m. on Thursday, July 22, Oakland County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) deputies and the Brandon Township Fire Department responded to a personal injury crash on Oakwood Road, west of Tonda Drive, in Brandon Township. A motorcycle had crashed head-on into an SUV. Upon arrival, Brandon Township Paramedics transported the driver of the motorcycle, a 53-year-old Davison man, to Ascension Genesys in Grand Blanc Township, where he died from his injuries. The driver of the SUV, a 44-year-old Holly man, sustained minor injuries. An 8-year-old girl in the SUV was uninjured, and a 3-year-old girl sustained minor injuries. The OCSO Crash Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene. It was determined that the motorcycle was westbound on Oakwood Drive and lost control. The motorcycle then crossed the centerline and struck the SUV head on. Alcohol does not appear to have been a factor in the investigation The incident remains under investigation.  

SPEEDER FOUND WITH LOADED HANDGUN IN TRAFFIC STOP

On Saturday, July 17, a deputy from the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office observed a Ford Explorer traveling northbound on U.S. 23 near Thompson Road in Fenton Township. A traffic stop was initiated due to the vehicle speeding in excess of 100 mph. Contact was made with the male driver, a 40-year-old Columbus, Ohio resident. The driver advised deputies that he was in possession a handgun underneath the driver’s seat. Deputies retrieved the handgun and found it to be loaded. The driver does not have a concealed carry permit and was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon. The driver was lodged at the Genesee County Jail. This incident remains under investigation.

Holly police investigating shoplifting report

On Sunday, July 18, at 12:43 p.m., a Holly police officer was dispatched to a N. Holly Road business for a report of a man who entered the store and walked out without paying for two expensive pieces of equipment. Police were able to capture images from the security cameras that are assisting in their investigation.

Retail fraud suspect flees, leaves merchandise behind

At 6:55 p.m. on Tuesday, July 6, Fenton police responded to a tractor and farm store off Owen Road in Fenton for a retail fraud in progress. An employee told the responding officer that a Hispanic male had attempted to steal approximately $1,700 worth of tools that he had concealed in the box of a pot sprayer he purchased with cash. As the man was exiting the store, the anti-theft alarm activated and a store employee confronted the man outside. The man left the box behind and drove away in a Ryder short box-style rental truck before police arrived. The employee noticed that the box was extra heavy. Employees discovered the shopper had concealed the tools inside the box while shopping and taped the box shut. The case remains under investigation. If anyone has information about the suspect, they are to call Fenton police at (810) 629-5311.

Driver three times over the legal limit of alcohol

At 6:25 p.m. on Thursday, July 8, Fenton police were dispatched to southbound North Road from Lahring Road on a report of a yellow Ford Focus all over the road. Callers said the vehicle was heading south toward Fenton City. It had crossed over the centerline forcing other vehicles to scatter to avoid a crash. The Ford Focus continued eastbound on North Road, crossing Adelaide Street and turning north on N. LeRoy Street. Sgt. Dan Forbush said a Fenton police officer spotted the vehicle and caught up with it on N. LeRoy Street near VG’s, where they observed the Ford Focus nearly strike another vehicle. A traffic stop was initiated and contact was made with the driver, identified as a 33-year-old Fenton man. A preliminary breath test revealed the driver was three times above the legal limit for alcohol. He was arrested and transported to Ascension Genesys because of his high level of intoxication. After his release from the hospital, he was cited for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

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