Frankenmuth Police officers answered calls for erratic driving and shoplifting over the past week.
Around 11pm Wednesday, September 26, Saginaw County Central Dispatch broadcast a report of a motorist driving in an erratic manner northbound on Dixie Highway. The vehicle turned eastbound on Curtis Road where FPD officers observed the vehicle and eventually stopped it in the 9000 block of Townline Road.
The driver, a 34-year-old Grand Blanc female, exhibited signs of intoxication. The driver failed field sobriety tests and the preliminary breath test. She was taken into custody and driven to the Saginaw County Jail where she refused to take the chemical test. A judge’s search warrant was enacted and she was arrested and lodged in the county jail for allegedly operating while impaired. Her vehicle was left at the scene.
On Saturday afternoon, September 29, local officers were called to the 400 block of South Main Street, Those Nature People, for a larceny in progress.
Officers arrived and when the suspect exited the building, they detained a 24-year-old Saginaw female. She had approximately $100 in unpaid gem stones on her person.
The merchandise was returned to the store, the suspect was released at the scene and the FPD forwarded paperwork to the Saginaw County Prosecutor’s Office for further legal action.
The FPD will have presence in several area events over the coming weeks, FPD Sergeant Tony McLaughlin said.
The annual Wein & Stein 2018 will take place 5:30-9:30pm on Thursday, October 4, with 16 different food and beverage establishments expected to serve over 700 ticket holders.
The Frankenmuth varsity football team will host Millington at 7pm Friday, October 5, with the Tri-Valley Conference East Division title on the line. Officers are expecting a large crowd from both schools.
The annual Bruecklaufe half-marathon and 5K races will take place between 8am and noon, Saturday, October 6 in downtown Frankenmuth and southern Frankenmuth Township. Area motorists should be prepared for slowdowns or stoppage for runners and walkers.
On Friday, October 12, FHS will celebrate Homecoming 2018. The Homecoming parade is set for 6pm, with the route beginning at Franklin and West Genesee streets and heading east on Genesee Street, crossing Main Street and ending in the west parking of the high school. The game will follow at 7pm.
Michigan’s Big Country Fest will take place Friday and Saturday, October 19-20, in Heritage Park’s Harvey Kern Community Pavilion.