Police Report ~ August 13, 2014
The Frankenmuth Police Department responded to a two-vehicle crash at South Main and Tuscola streets last week.
The accident took place shortly before 4:30pm on Monday, August 4.
A 22-year-old Caro woman was traveling southbound on Main Street when she noticed the traffic signal turned yellow and then red. She panicked, swerved to the left, and struck a 35-year-old Frankenmuth woman, who was traveling northbound.
The Frankenmuth female claims the Lapeer female had her left turn signal activated. There were no injuries. The accident remains under investigation.
In other FPD news, officers were called to the 7000 block of Junction Road for a domestic assault. The incident took place around 8:30pm Monday, August 4.
The assailant was a 45-year-old Frankenmuth man and the victim was a 35-year-old Frankenmuth female. FPD Sergeant Tony McLaughlin said a verbal argument escalated into a physical confrontation. One of the couple’s children also intervened on behalf of the female.
Further investigation resulted in the arrest of the man for domestic assault and battery. He was lodged in the Saginaw County Jail.
Local police are also looking into mailbox damage in the 7000 block of Beyer Road. It appears rocks were thrown at the boxes. The officers were contacted Monday night, August 4.
A traffic stop at 4pm Thursday, August 7, resulted in the arrest of a 21-year-old Freeland man.
Officers on patrol stopped the vehicle near Covered Bridge Lane for expired license plate tags.
A computer check revealed the driver was wanted on a felony malicious destruction of property warrant out of the Bay City Police Department.
Frankenmuth officers met Bay City authorities and turned him over for lodging in the Bay County Jail.
Saturday afternoon, August 9, officers stopped a vehicle near Jefferson and South Main streets for expired license plate tags.
Further investigation revealed the driver, a 29-year-old Lapeer man, was driving with a suspended license. He was issued a citation and a family member was contacted to drive away the vehicle.
The 27th annual Summer Music Fest enjoyed great crowds and weather. McLaughlin said the fest has been uneventful for local officers.
Local police interview suspicious man
The Frankenmuth Police Department is continuing its investigation into a suspicious person seen at a residence in southern Frankenmuth Township.
The incident began around 8pm Monday, August 11, in the 7000 block of Beyer Road.
A young resident observed a white male, with a beard, wearing a black t-shirt and blue jeans and holding what appeared to be a long gun. He was hiding behind a tree.
When he was spotted, he moved toward the resident. She turned, ran into the house and locked the door. About 20 minutes passed before Saginaw County Central 911 was called to the scene.
The FPD arrived and called in a Michigan State Police K-9 unit. The local police were also assisted by the Saginaw County Sheriff’s Department and Birch Run Police Department.
A search of the immediate area did not find the suspect. However, a vehicle was located not far from the home with a man matching the complaint’s description.
No guns were found, but some fishing poles were seen in the vehicle.
With good leads, the investigation is continuing, FPD Sergeant Tony McLaughlin said.