Saturday, April 23, 2016

On 04/19/16 at approx. 9:30pm Flint Police responded to the 2600 blk. Ridgecrest for a shooting. Two victims, Sasha Bell (19) and Sacorya Reed (19), were found deceased inside an apartment along with a 1 year old child who was not injured. The following day, a suspect was arrested by Flint Police and the Michigan State Police Fugitive Team. That suspect, Malek Thornton (18), has now been charged and arraigned in this case for two counts of 1st Degree Murder, two counts of Open Murder and Felony Firearm.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

On 04/17/16 at approx. 7:30pm Flint Police responded to the 1900 blk. Greenbrook Lane for a shooting. Two victims, an adult woman and her 9 year old son, were innocent bystanders walking in the area when they were shot. The victims went to a local hospital where they were found to be in good condition. A suspect has now been charged and arraigned in this case. Martin Depew Jr (18) has been charged with two counts of Assault with Intent to Murder, two counts of Firearm Discharge from a Vehicle, Carrying a Concealed Weapon and Felony Firearm. A second suspect is also in custody and charges are pending review by the Genesee County Prosecutor's Office.

Friday, April 15, 2016

On 4/13/16, at approx. 9:30am Flint Police responded to the 2000 blk. Branch for a Burglary in progress. Undercover state officers first arrived in the area and arrested a suspect. A second suspect was spotted and a foot chase ensued. Flint Police Officers Essix and Seltzer arrived on scene and joined in the pursuit, ultimately capturing and arresting the second suspect. A Michigan State Police K9 arrived on scene and was able to successfully track to a location where items stolen from the home were recovered and returned to the home owner. Charges for these two subjects are pending review by the Genesee County Prosecutor's Office. Great job to all Officers involved and thank you to the alert citizen who reported this crime in progress!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

On 03/13/16 Flint Police responded to a local hospital regarding a Criminal Sexual Conduct report. The investigation led to the arrest of a suspect, Timothy Cahaney (39), who has now been charged and arraigned for Kidnapping, 7 counts of 1st Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct (Multiple Variables) and Assault by Strangulation.

Friday, March 4, 2016

On 02/29/16 at approx. 3pm Flint Police responded to the 2000 blk. Barks for a report of a suicide. On scene, Linda Douglas (61), was found to be deceased as the result of a gunshot wound. The investigation led to a subject being arrested that same day. That subject, Demetrius Douglas (26) who is the victim's son, has now been charged and arraigned for 1st Degree Murder and Felony Firearm.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Our friends at UofM Flint Police are offering one more session of RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) training this school year. This class is offered FREE to students AND the local community! To take advantage of this opportunity to learn self defense tactics call (810)762-3330 to sign up. Classes for this session are on March 15, 22, 29 and April 5, 8:30am - 11:30am.

RAD Training Video

Friday, February 26, 2016

UPDATE... The subject arrested in the incident described below, Eric Henley (33), has now been charged and arraigned for Armed Robbery.

Previous Post Narrative...
On 02/22/16 at approx. 7:15pm a woman reported that she was approached by a male subject in a parking lot near Fenton and Atherton Rd. The male subject assaulted the woman and demanded money. The woman sprayed the male with a mace type product, he then took her purse and ran from the scene. Two men, Richard Newman and another gentleman were nearby, heard the woman screaming for help and observed the male subject running away with a purse. Mr. Newman and the other gentleman ran after the subject and tackled him to the ground. After a brief struggle they were able to take the purse away from the subject who then ran off again. A Flint Police Special Operations Officer responding to the 911 call observed the subject as he was running from the scene and arrested him. The good Samaritans returned the purse to the woman who was not injured. The male subject was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries then lodged in jail. Charges are pending review by the Genesee County Prosecutor's Office.

The Flint Police Department would like to recognize the quick, heroic actions taken by Richard Newman and the other gentleman whose good deeds assisted in the apprehension of this subject and the return of the woman's belongings. Fortunately, this case had a positive ending, but we would like to caution citizens about intervening in situations that could have a negative, possibly violent result. Safety first!

Admin note - We were unable to contact the second good Samaritan today, therefore we are not identifying him at this time.