Monday, September 22, 2014

Marcus Palmateer (18) has been arrested, charged and arraigned for Assault with Intent to Murder, Armed Robbery, Carrying a Concealed Weapon and Felony Firearm for the incident that occurred on Thursday 09/18/14 in the 600 blk. E. Leith in which a man was shot and critically wounded.

The Flint Police Department is proud to be a part of this fun filled event.... There will be many vehicles that kids (of all ages) can explore and also free food, face painting, balloons, free child I.D. kits, bounce houses and MORE.

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On 09/21/14 at approx. 3am, Flint Police were checking the area of Franklin and Thom for a report of shots fired. The on duty Lieutenant responded to the area to back up officers. The Lieutenant observed a group of people and in this group one of them had clothing that matched the description given of the subject who was firing shots. Upon approaching the group, this subject (a 19 year old male) removed a handgun from under his waistband and dropped it to the ground. He did not have a CPL and was arrested for Carrying a Concealed Weapon and the hand gun was seized.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The City of Flint Police Department has announced investigations into water theft within the city. Police Chief James Tolbert said that there are currently over 50 active investigations into water theft in the city that have already resulted in seven arrests. Chief James Tolbert began to investigate the issue of water theft when he was made aware of the problem upon joining the Flint Police Department.

The investigation into water theft has also led to the arrest of a City Water Department employee accused of illegally turning on water for residents. Chief Tolbert noted that anyone found to be tampering with water meters and other City of Flint Utility property or found to be using stolen water will be charged with felonies. “We will continue to investigate ANYONE who is found to be involved in water theft, both inside and outside of our organization,” said Chief Tolbert.

Those arrested face charges which include Tampering with Utility Property, Public Utility Fraudulent Use, Malicious Destruction of Property (MDOP)-Utility Property and Conspiracy to Commit MDOP-Utility Property. More charges and suspects are expected as the investigation continues. Warrants for misdemeanors are being sworn out of the 67th District Court and felony warrants are being sworn out of the 7th Judicial Circuit Court. The Genesee County Sheriff’s Department and the Genesee County Prosecutor’s Office will be assisting the FPD and the City Attorney’s Office throughout the investigations.

Water theft from the system is a very serious problem in the City of Flint which affects everyone who uses the system. Since the Water and Sewer Funds are enterprise funds which need to support themselves, stolen water is paid for by all law-abiding customers who pay their water bills. “When someone steals water from the system, they’re stealing from their neighbors,” said City Attorney Pete Bade.

Anyone with information on utility tampering or who suspects water theft may be occurring near them is encouraged to call Crimestoppers anonymously at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. For those who are having trouble paying their water bills, there are alternatives to stealing available. Information on the Keep the Water Flowing assistance program, a collaborative effort by the City, the United Way, the Salvation Army and Catholic Charities to provide assistance to residents with water bills can found by calling City of Flint Customer Service at 810-766-7015.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Last night, Flint Police responded to the 2200 blk. Torrance to check for drug activity. Officers located a Meth lab inside of a garage. Four subjects were arrested and the Michigan State Police were called to assist with dismantling the lab. Charges are pending review by the Genesee County Prosecutor's Office.
Yesterday, 09/16/14, Flint Police assisted the Michigan Department of Corrections with a Probation and Parole compliance check at a residence in the area of Carpenter and Branch. At the residence, two convicted felons (one man and one woman) were arrested. Seized from the residence were three guns, multiple marijuana plants, and a stolen motorcycle.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

On 09/11/14 Flint Police assisted the Michigan Department of Corrections with Probation and Parole compliance checks within the City of Flint. During one of these checks, the occupant of the home answered the door with a firearm in her hand. The occupant, identified as Brenda Harris (37), is a convicted felon and was arrested. She has since been charged and arraigned for Felon in Possession and Felony Firearm. A second firearm was also located inside the residence and seized.