2018-05-24 / Blotter

Police Blotter

Carrying a concealed weapon

BURTON — On May 15, an officer noticed a blue Cadillac traveling west on Lippincott Boulevard at Term Street had a defective passenger side signal as the right turn signal was activated.

The tail light turn signal was flashing rapidly and there was no working front signal. The officer caught up with the driver as he was about to make a left turn to Lynn Street, and the officer performed a traffic stop. The driver continued around the corner, turning north on Hosler Street. Once the vehicle came to a stop, within seconds, the front passenger door opened and the passenger exited the vehicle with a black handgun in his hand.

The man looked directly at the officer, then took off running northbound on Hosler Street. The man ignored the officer’s command to stop running. The officer notified dispatch a man had just ran from a traffic stop with a gun, giving the description of the man wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and black pants and having a black handgun. The officer also told dispatch the man had run out of his shoes, which could be seen on the sidewalk. The officer, not knowing if the other three occupants still in the vehicle were armed, ordered the occupants out of the vehicle at gun point. The registered owner of the vehicle said the passenger who ran tossed a magazine firearm into his lap before exiting the vehicle and said he didn’t want to touch it and dropped it under his seat. The officer found a large capacity magazine, approximately 30 rounds with 9 mm ammunition in it. The suspect who ran was located along the back fence of an abandoned house on Hosler. Officers tried to locate the gun, telling the suspect a child could find it. The gun was located on the opposite side of the fence by which the suspect was found. The suspect was transported to Flint City Lockup where he was lodged for carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a stolen gun, felon in possession, felony firearm and resisting and obstructing. — T.T.

Retail fraud

BURTON —On May14, dispatch advised an officer a male had concealed merchandise and was in a verbal altercation with loss prevention at the exit doors of Walmart on Court Street. The male was said to have entered a black SUV and was last seen eastbound on Court Street. The officer located a black Chevrolet Traverse at the eastbound light on Court Street at Belsay Road and initiated a traffic stop of the vehicle on the westbound ramp to I-69 at Belsay Road. Once stopped, the driver exited the vehicle and began walking toward the officer. The officer gave a loud verbal command for the driver to go back to the vehicle, but the driver continued walking toward the officer. After several orders, he went back to the vehicle. Loss prevention said the man was a known shoplifter and he had been observed grabbing three food items and placing them under his shirt. He then was said to have proceeded to the U-Scan checkout, where he purchased a case of water. He was stopped at the exit door and became very angry, making threats to hurt the loss prevention officer if he was touched. Eventually, the suspect returned the items and left the store. — T.T.

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