A return to the scene of the crime landed a 17-year-old Clio man in the Saginaw County Jail last week.
Shortly after 9pm on Friday, October 2, the Frankenmuth Police Department was called to Bavarian Inn Lodge, One Covered Bridge Lane, as a manager on duty smelled what was believed to be burning marijuana from inside a hotel room.
FPD officers arrived and the manager led them to room. Officers entered and made contact with a 19-year-old Birch Run male and three Clio females – two ages 16 and one age 17.
“There was on obvious smoke odor in the room,” FPD Chief Don Mawer said.
The four were searched and the room was also checked, however, no contraband was located. Officers evicted the four subjects, with the parents called to pick up the two 16-year-olds, who are juveniles.
While the foursome was in the lobby and officers were waiting for the parents, a 17-year-old Clio man saw the four teens and the police. He said he needed to get into the room to retrieve his cell phone. His room key was reactivated, he went to the room and returned, walking by the teens and the officers.
During his return, officers noticed what they believe to be a baggie filled with contraband. The medium-sized bag was seized and he was arrested. He will be charged with possession of marijuana pending the results from the Michigan State Police Crime Lab.
“He must have had the baggie concealed really well in the room,” Mawer said.
In other FPD news, officers on routine patrol stopped a motorist for erratic driving shortly before midnight on Wednesday, September 30.
Officers stopped the vehicle, traveling southbound on M-83, near Roedel Road. Further investigation led to the arrest of a 48-year-old Frankenmuth female for allegedly operating while impaired. She was lodged in the Saginaw County Jail and the vehicle was left at the scene.