FPD seek Kroger store shoplifters, handle Gera Road accident
The Frankenmuth Police investigated a crash and made several other traffic stops over the past week.
The two-vehicle accident took place around 2pm Friday, February 28, in the 5200 block of Gera Road (M-83).
FPD Sergeant Tony McLaughlin said a 24-year-old Fairgrove female was northbound on Gera Road when she reached back to assist her three-year-old son in the back seat and did not see the vehicle in front of her, causing a rear-end collision.
The Fairgrove female struck a vehicle driven by a 77-year-old Sebring, Florida male. He had a passenger, a 78-year-old Frankenmuth female. MMR Ambulance Service treated the couple and they were released at the scene.
Both cars suffered disabling damage and were towed by Reinert & Bender Auto Repair and Towing. The female driver was issued a ticket for failure to use due care and caution.
Around 1pm Tuesday, February 24, officers were called to the Kroger Store, located in the Bavarian Mall, for a report of a retail fraud/shoplifting case.
McLaughlin said a 41-year-old Mount Morris female and another unknown female filled up a grocery cart, exited the store and began loading the items into their vehicle.
Store management chased them into the parking lot, stating the police had been called to the scene. The two disregarded management and took off southbound on North Main Street.
A dollar value has yet to be determined and the case remains under investigation.
Around midnight on Sunday, March 1, officers on routine patrol observed a vehicle traveling north on Weiss Street, with several equipment violations.
Officers followed the vehicle, ran the license plate and stopped the car on Curtis Road, near Block Road.
The driver was a 24-year-old Vassar female and her passenger was a 31-year-old Vassar man. The driver stated she possessed a Michigan ID Card and that they may have drugs in the car. They also had a pit bull; the Saginaw County Animal Control was called to take the dog.
A Michigan State Police trooper assisted at the scene. Further investigation determined the driver had three prior convictions and an expired driver’s license and the passenger had five prior convictions and an expired driver’s license. Also, the vehicle was registered to a different person.
The vehicle was impounded and a complaint warrant will be sought from the Saginaw County 70th District Court.