2012-03-22 / Blotter

Police Blotter

Odor leads police to bag of pot

RICHFIELD TWP. — A 25-year-old Richfield Township man was cited for possession of marijuana on March 7 after his car was stopped by an officer for running a red light.

The traffic stop occurred at 1:45 p.m. when the officer observed the driver go through the red light at Irish and Richfield roads without stopping. Upon approaching the suspect’s car, the officer noted the strong odor of marijuana.

When asked about it the man admitted to having smoke marijuana approximately seven hours earlier.

The officer told the driver the smell was too strong to have been from seven hours earlier so she conducted a search of the vehicle and discovered a bag of marijuana. The suspect was cited.

Couple charged with shoplifting

DAVISON TWP. — A 49-year-old Davison Township woman and a 45-year-old Davison Township man were cited with shoplifting, and the woman with an additional charge of trespassing, after they were caught allegedly shoplifting at Meijer, 8 089 Lapeer Rd., on March 13.

Police were called to the store at 3:11 p.m. after security spotted the woman, a known shoplifter who is banned from Meijer property, shopping. She was observed taking several items she did not pay for and was detained.

A subsequent investigation revealed a male she was accompanied into the store with was also shoplifting.

The woman was charged with retail fraud and trespassing, while the male was sent a summons to appear in court on a retail fraud charge.

Man struck in head with vodka bottle

DAVISON TWP. — A Davison Township man was injured March 17 at 8:12 p.m. when he and a friend arrived at his apartment in Windsor Place and they were attacked by a man wielding a vodka bottle.

Police said the man reported he and a friend were returning from a run to buy alcohol and as they exited their vehicle in the parking lot at Windsor Place, they were approached by a black man described as six-foot-three-inches, weighing about 260 pounds, wearing a white t-shirt and Nike shoes.

A woman with the man was yelling at him to stop, but the man approached the two victims and put his hand inside his jacket near his waistband and told them to give him “everything they had.”

The tenant of the apartment handed over a bag containing a bottle of vodka and other beverages, which the man took.

He then pulled his own bottle of vodka from inside his jacket and struck the victim in the head, knocking him tot he ground with a gash in his scalp.

The suspect told the victims he was going to “get his gun” and he turned to walk away, at which time the victims ran to their apartment and called police.

Officers investigated and found no sign of the attacker, but developed several solid leads by talking to neighbors.

The case remains under investigation.— Compiled by Gary Gould

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