FFD had two fire runs last week
The Frankenmuth Fire Department had a pair of calls last week, one an assist with the Birch Run Fire Department.
Friday afternoon, February 28, the BRFD was called to 12400 South Gera Road (M-83), just south of Birch Run Road, for a grease fire in the kitchen.
FFD Assistant Chief Phil Kerns said the department was initially called for stand-by at the station. Eventually, Birch Run requested the FFD to respond to the scene, bringing the squad and tender trucks along with seven personnel.
Frankenmuth assisted with water supply and overhaul.
Around 11:45am Sunday, March 2, the FFD was called to the Covenant HealthCare building, 600 North Main Street, for a smoke investigation.
Kerns said a heating element in a heated ceiling tile was found to be defective. Engine 2 and Tanker 3 responded with 12 firefighters. They cleared shortly thereafter.
The Covenant call was run No. 32 for 2014.
Police Report March 5, 2014
About 9:30am Sunday, March 2, FPD officers were called to the 1300 block of South Main Street for a possible medical run at Zehnder’s Splash Village and Water Park.
Officers arrived at the scene and found a 54-year-old Lapeer man lying on the ground in a commons area of the hotel. Officers made medical assessment of the man and determined he was highly-intoxicated and passed out.
Their investigation determined he was staying at the hotel with his 11-year-old daughter. A MMR Ambulance was summoned and he was transported to a Saginaw-area hospital for treatment.
“His blood alcohol content was in excess of five times the legal limit . . . it was one of the highest we have seen in quite a while,” FPD Chief Don Mawer said.
Officers contacted a family member who came to the location and took the daughter into their custody.
Mawer said the FPD will be in contact with Child Protective Services and will confer with the Saginaw County Prosecutor’s Office for criminal charges – neglect of child.
“He wasn’t able to take care of himself, let alone watch after his daughter. It is also likely he was going to drive later that day,” Mawer said.
In other FPD news, officers on routine patrol in the 700 block of Weiss Street passed a vehicle which was emitting smoke from the windows.
As officers pulled up to the car to investigate, four occupants exited the vehicle: a 27-year-old Macomb female, a 33-year-old Clinton Township female, a 54-year-old Warren male and a 30-year-old Sterling Heights female.
Further investigation led to the 27-year-old Macomb woman admitting to smoking marijuana. She did not possess a medical marijuana card.
A small amount of the alleged marijuana was found on her person. Officers seized the contraband, will have it tested at the Michigan State Police Crime Laboratory and if found positive, the suspect will be charged with possession of marijuana. All four were released from the scene.