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  The Frankenmuth Police are seeking an unidentified male who entered McDonald’s of Frankenmuth and the Birch Run McDonald’s on July 31 and committed fraud.

  The male purchased approximately $1,500 in McDonald’s gift cards, stating they were for his football team. The credit card he used was later found to be fraudulent. 
  The black male appears in McDonald’s surveillance videos. It appears he was alone and there was no vehicle description. Anyone with information is to contact FPD Detective Randy Flathau at 652-8371, extension 161.
  In other FPD news, officers on routine patrol stopped a speeding vehicle Thursday afternoon, August 25, on Junction Road, near Weiss Street.
  The vehicle was traveling eastbound on Junction Road at 85 MPH. At the stop, two male subjects exited their vehicle and headed toward the patrol unit. Officers told them to halt and the driver said he has two knives in his pockets; he dropped them on the ground.
  During the investigation, officers smelled what they believed to be burnt contraband. Officers found a small amount of alleged marijuana in the vehicle.  The two were released, with the driver to be charged following a report sent to the Saginaw County Prosecutor’s Office.
  When asked why they were speeding, the driver said they were heading for a water source as their vehicle was overheating.
  Early Saturday morning, August 27, officers responded to a one-vehicle accident on Dehmel Road, near Curtis Road.
  The driver, an 18-year-old Birch Run female, was northbound on Dehmel Road when a deer crossed in front of her.  She attempted to avoid it, lost control of her car, crossed Curtis Road and crashed into the guard rail near the 13th hole of The Fortress Golf Course. The guard rail protects vehicles from entering a large pond. 
  She and her passenger, an 18-year-old Saginaw male, were not injured. Reinert & Bender Auto Repair and Towing removed the vehicle from the scene. She was not ticketed.
  Saturday night, August 27, officers clocked a vehicle traveling 72 MPH eastbound on Junction Road, near Reimer Road.
  Officers stopped the vehicle and its driver, a 26-year-old Saginaw female. She could only produce a Michigan identification card.
  Further investigation determined she had three previous license suspension convictions.  Her license plate was seized, a paper plate was issued and a friend came to drive away the vehicle. The FPD will seek enhanced driving charges while license suspended through the Saginaw County Prosecutor’s Office.
  Sunday morning, August 28, officers on routine patrol passed through a parking lot in the 1300 block of South Main Street when they detected the odor of burnt contraband.
  Officers found the vehicle and made contact with a 50-year-old Owosso female and a 48-year-old Owosso male. Officers found alleged marijuana in the car and they did not have medical marijuana cards. 
  A computer check revealed that both were wanted on outstanding warrants from Livingston County for failure to comply with court judgements. Livingston did not want to pick them up. The FPD released them and forwarded paperwork to the Saginaw County Prosecutor’s Office for their arrest.
  On Monday evening, August 29, officers observed a vehicle traveling 60 MPH in a 30 MPH zone in the 1300 block of South Main Street.
  During the traffic stop, the driver, a 21-year-old Saginaw male, said he has three outstanding warrants for failure to appear in court and his license was suspended. He was arrested and lodged in the Saginaw County Jail.
  FPD Sergeant Tony McLaughlin said area residents should be aware that Main Street will be closed, between Genesee and Jefferson streets, from 4:30-10pm on Friday, September 9, for the Frankenmuth Auto Fest’s Big Block Party.
  Additionally, traffic on Main Street, from Genesee to Weiss streets, will be extremely busy from noon until midnight on Saturday, September 10, due to Auto Fest.
  “It will be bumper-to-bumper traffic that day. Persons should seek alternate routes or avoid downtown,” McLaughlin said.


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