Larcenies, burglaries on FPD docket
Larcenies, burglaries and property destruction cases are all on the Frankenmuth Police Department’s docket from the past week.
The local officers are investigating malicious damage to a few golf carts at The Fortress Golf Course, 950 Flint Street. The damage took place early Friday evening, June 17.
FPD Sergeant Tony McLaughlin said several Canadian men were golfing at the course as part of a wedding bachelor party. They became intoxicated, became disorderly with the staff and returned some damaged carts.
The staff was able to deescalate the situation but not before one of the men made a verbal threat to come back and shoot up the place, McLaughlin said.
“I’m gonna get one of those good guns from Meijer,” McLaughlin repeated as a quote.
The maintenance staff was able to repair most of the damage. The investigation is continuing, the police have some information to go on however since they are from Canada, it will take more to get convictions.
Officers are also investigating a larceny and fraud case that began on Monday, June 13, at the business in the 300 block of North Main Street.
The employee was working in a restricted area of the business when she noticed a car parking parallel to the store parking lot, which was unusual to her. The female driver exited her car, sought assistance and then inquired on making a purchase. A few moments later, a second female entered the store and shortly, both left without a purchase.
A few hours later, the employee’s husband called, stating a financial institution called to verify a credit card purchase. At that point, the employee determined her wallet was missing. Fortunately, the purchase by the card was declined.
The FPD are looking for two black females, each about 5-foot-5-inches and medium build, who fled the scene in the cream colored passenger vehicle. The investigation is ongoing.
In other FPD news, officers handled a three-vehicle, chain-reaction crash on South Main Street, near Cass Street, on Saturday afternoon, June 18.
A 69-year-old Frankenmuth female was driving northbound, stopped at the light at Cass Street. Behind her was a 63-year-old Frankenmuth female. The third northbound vehicle was driven by a 32-year-old Davison female, who failed to stop and caused the three-car accident.
No one was injured, the vehicles were not towed and no citations were issued, McLaughlin said.
Also on June 18, officers were called to a home in the 9000 block of West Tuscola Road for a reported burglary.
Officers arrived to find a rock thrown through a front window, where the suspect(s) gained entrance. The homeowner had been gone over the past two weeks, making the exact entrance time unknown.
“We are still working on list of the missing items but it was obvious they went through the house quite thoroughly,” McLaughlin stated. “They spent some time inside.”
They suspect(s) exited the back door. They also attempted to steal a vehicle from an attached garage but were unsuccessful. The vehicle has not been operational in quite some time, McLaughlin noted.
The FPD sent an evidence technician to the scene, some evidence has been found and the investigation is continuing.
Sometime between 1am and 7am on June 18, subjects stole items from the arts and crafts show, located in Edwin Zehnder Park, in the 700 block of South Main Street.
“The suspect slashed the small tents to make entrance and made off with numerous craft items,” McLaughlin said.
The investigation is continuing.
Three bottles of alcohol were stolen from an outdoor bar/cooler located in the 700 block of South Main Street. The bottles were taken sometime between last Thursday, June 16 and early Friday, June 17. No suspects as of press time.
A homeowner in the 1000 block of Pine Street awoke early June 16 to discover his unlocked vehicle was illegally entered. While nothing was missing, the suspect left physical evidence in the driveway, helping give officers a lead.
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