2012-01-12 / Blotter

Police Blotter

Intoxicated man speeds off on two flat tires

BURTON — A squealing and fishtailing blue Chevrolet pickup speeding around Hemphill Road on two flat front tires caught the attention of police on Jan. 5 after midnight. After a brief chase where the truck eventually slowed on account of the flat tires, officers asked the driver to step out of the car. The driver, a 40-year-old Flint man needed assistance to stand and walk, had bloodshot eyes and slurred his speech. He refused to submit to a breath test. Police issued the man an appearance ticket and then confiscated and destroyed his driver’s license. Military gear lifted from car

BURTON — A 22-year-old Burton man who is in the armed forces called police on Jan. 4 at 6 p.m. to report items missing from his Chevrolet Blazer which was parked outside of Sharky’s Sports Bar. According to the man, he had just left the business and was getting into his car when he noticed that his bag of military-issued cold weather gear and clothing was gone. The man said he remembered locking his vehicle but officers could find no evidence of forced entry. Police have no further evidence or information at this time. Volkswagen Bug swiped from Classics parking lot

BURTON — On Jan. 2 between 3-9 p.m., a 1998 Volkswagen Beetle was stolen from the parking lot of Classics Bar while its driver was inside watching a football game. When questioned by police, the 58-year-old Burton man said that the car belonged to his wife and he wasn’t certain if he accidentally left his keys inside the vehicle. Police entered the stolen car’s description into LEIN. Robbery disrupts party store two days after Christmas

BURTON — An earlier call to police from an employee at JP’s party store in reference to three suspicious black males entering and exiting proved to be spot-on on Dec. 27. Around 7:30 p.m. that evening, police were dispatched to the Judd Road party store for a robbery in progress. Two police cruisers were sent to search the area for a blue Grand Prix; the license plate number was noticed earlier when the employee phoned in about the suspicious trio. An officer began following the suspicious car on Hemphill Road. The Grand Prix slowed but did not stop. After crossing Grand Traverse, both the suspect driver and passenger jumped out of the moving car, which continued to roll down the road. The driver and passenger began running in opposite directions with a police officer following each. After a foot chase that ended behind a fenced garbage can, the driver, an 18-year-old Burton man, was arrested. Another officer chased the passenger suspect, a 20-yearold Flint man, through an open field and a struggle ensued while the officer was trying to take him into custody. A brown gun, ammunition, a pillow case and $44 in bills was recovered from the suspects. The Grand Prix was returned to its owner, the Burton man’s mother.— Compiled by Amanda Durish- Cook

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