Wednesday, April 30, 2014

If you have any information on this homicide, please submit an anonymous tip to 1-800-773-2587,, or text CRIMES (274637). Your information could help this family heal and it can be worth up to $2,500 for you.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Yesterday afternoon, 04/28/14, a male subject displayed a weapon and carjacked an elderly male near Ballenger and Beecher Rd. With the assistance of On-Star the vehicle was quickly located. The male subject fled on foot from the vehicle but was apprehended a short time later. The victim was not injured and his vehicle has been returned. Great job to the Officers and Sergeant involved in this case!
On March 30, 2014 the Murder of Dravion Kemp occurred at 2900 Stonegate Dr. The investigation led to Suspect #1, Darius Gilbert, being arrested and charged with murder. Further investigation revealed a second subject that was also involved in the homicide.
Suspect #2 has been identified as Darryl Racheal Taylor Jr. (02/03/1994). Taylor is now wanted for the following charges: Murder (1st Degree), CCW and Felony Firearm.
Anyone with information on Taylor's whereabouts, please call 911, CRIMESTOPPERS at 1(800)SPEAKUP or D/Sgt Alfino Donastorg at (810) 237-6919.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Information leading to the arrest of Robert Goodrich is worth up to $ 1,000. If you have any information please call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1(800) SPEAK UP that's 1-800-773-2587. Please share and help bring this person in!!!

Ernest Wafer Jr (23) was arrested earlier this week and has now been charged and arraigned for Arson 2nd Degree for a residential fire on 04/20/14 on Flint's north side.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

UPDATE... Aaron Ivory (19) who was wanted in connection with the Murder of Lance Pavlow in Mt. Morris Township on December 2, 2013 is now IN CUSTODY. Ivory was arrested this afternoon by the Michigan State Police Fugitive Team, which is comprised of law enforcement officers from multiple jurisdictions including the Flint Police.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Families and friends affected by the disappearance of a loved one and the communities and organizations that assist to bring them home.
This event Is free,family friendly and open to the public.

A private round table discussion will be held from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. for family members with a missing loved one.

Registration: Family members of missing persons should pre-register to ensure their loved one is commemorated during the ceremony.

Contact: D/Tpr. Sarah Krebs at
(313) 215-0675 or for reservations and information.

This is an "ID the Missing''event. Please bring at least two biological relatives of the missing loved one and any police reports,x-rays or other identifying documents to this event.

This photo depicts the suspect who robbed Walgreen's on Ballenger near Beecher on 04/18/14 at approx. 3:30am. The Flint Police are pleased to report that this subject is in custody and is expected to be formally charged soon. This investigation was a collaborative effort between Flint Police, Michigan State Police, Genesee County Sheriff's Department and Mt. Morris Township Police.

Monday, April 21, 2014

The subjects pictured were all arrested, charged and arraigned on the listed charges over the last few days. Police work does not stop on a holiday weekend. The Flint Police Department continues to work 24/7 to make this a safer community for everyone.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

If you have any information on this homicide, please submit an anonymous tip to 1-800-773-2587,, or text CRIMES (274637). Your information will help this family heal and it can be worth up to $2,500 for you.

4-20-14, 7:52 am: 911 gets a “Suspicious Person” report: man is stripping siding off of a house on Chevrolet Ave. Officers are dispatched.
The first officer reports that the man has jumped off the roof of the address and is running; the chase is on.
He’s running towards another officer’s position but changes direction and is reported at Cartier and Perry St. Then officers lost sight of him, but they continue to search the area.
At 8:09 the man is seen again running through someone’s backyard and over a fence.
Several more fences are hopped by both suspect and officers. And he is caught.
Throughout the chase officers have been aided by citizens who have pointed out where the man may have gone as well as callers to 911 reporting his location. Between that and one particularly observant officer who noticed a footprint this fellow is not going anywhere else (except jail) today.
Mott Park has had a lot of scrapping problems especially in the last month. Today, one scrapper is in jail.
At about 20 minutes after 1:00pm, on Saturday the 19th of April, the Flint Police communications center received a call to Odette Street in reference to a hand grenade that had been found.
When officers arrived they spoke with a person who told them that they had discovered what they thought to be a hand grenade when tilling up their garden and the device was tossed up by the tiller.
The responding officer (who is a military veteran) recognized the device as an old fashioned “pineapple” grenade, a style that has not been in use in the United States for many years. The device was rusty and covered with mud and the officer couldn't determine if it was “live” or a training grenade (which would mean that it had no explosive inside). To be safe, he called out the Flint Police Bomb Squad.
While waiting for the Bomb Squad men to arrive, the initial officer sets up a perimeter, pushing back any by standers to a safe distance. If this is a real grenade, it is lethal for about 5 meters in all directions and can cause injury even further than that.
When the Bomb Squad arrived they began their examination of the device. Now, this is a process. At this point, no one knows if this is a dangerous, high explosive device or just a hunk of metal designed to simulate a grenade for training. No one knows if this old thing is a dud or a sensitive, hair triggered killing device. The two men of the Bomb Squad have to make “the long walk” to examine and render safe the object. This can’t be done by remote control; it takes a human with a pair of hands, two eyes, a brain and a ton of training to decide what they have and how to make the situation safe.
It also takes a lot of courage.
The fact that the grenade had been tossed up by a roto-tiller does not mean that it will take even the slightest further handling. Being tossed up by the tiller may mean that the device is inert or the “toss” may have destabilized the ancient grenade just enough to cause the next touch to set it off in the hand of the technician. No on knows and yet the Bomb Squad men still have to deal with it.
At 2:06 pm an ambulance and a paramedic stage nearby…just in case.
At 3:35 pm: The device is rendered safe by the Bomb Squad men. Now they have to turn their attention to a detailed search of the surrounding area, if there was one device there may be more. The Bomb Squad men search using metal detectors; they have to dig at each alert.
Care and attention to detail are the hallmarks of the Bomb Squad. The personnel assigned are volunteers from the ranks of the Flint Police Department while you seldom hear about their activities. They are (in addition to their regular duties) on call 24 hours a day 365 days a year. They handle numerous calls each year with little notice from outside of the Police Department.
Today was just another day at work for them.
Good job to the men of the Flint Police Bomb Squad.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Tips are needed! Call 1-800-773-2587 ANONYMOUSLY!! Every family affected by a violent act needs answers to help them understand what happened to their loved one and why. Information that helps lead to an arrest in the murder of Pablo Lopez is worth up to $6,500. Help this family find justice for their loved one. If you have information on this case please call Crime Stoppers at (800) SPEAK UP, that's (800) 773-2587. Thank you.
On 4/17/14, Flint Police Officers responded to the area of Ruth Ave and M.L. King reference a stabbing. Upon arrival, Officers located a victim with multiple stab wounds. The victim was in serious condition.  Officers gathered suspect information and checked the area. With the assistance of the Genesee County Sheriff's Department and ATF Task Force, the suspect was located and arrested in an abandoned house nearby. Great job to all involved.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Aaron Ivory (19) is wanted in connection with the Murder of Lance Pavlow in Mt. Morris Township on December 2, 2013. Mr. Pavlow was shot in the parking lot of the Beecher Beer & Wine Store. Aaron Ivory is considered dangerous if you see him, do not approach and call 911. If you have information on his whereabouts please call the Mt. Morris Township Police Dept or Crime Stoppers at 1(800) SPEAK UP that's 1(800)773-2587. There is a reward up to $ 5,000 for information leading to his arrest through Crime Stoppers.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Yesterday, April 15, 2014 at Circuit Court, Antonio Watikins was sentenced to 50 years to 75 years for 2nd degree Murder for the August 30, 2011 homicide of Shunta Newman at the Marathon Gas Station located in Flint, MI, which was investigated by the Flint Police Department. Watkins was also convicted and sentenced to 4 years to 7.5 years for carrying a concealed weapon, 4 years to 7.5 years for felon in possession of a firearm and two years for committing a felony while in possession of a firearm.
On Monday, April 7th, Officer Choylonda Brown was dispatched to a home on Flint’s west side regarding a possible attempt suicide. Officer Brown arrived at the house in time to observe the subject inside attempting to hang themselves using a heavy extension cord and a step ladder. Officer Brown entered the home and grabbed the victim’s legs, lifting him up and holding him aloft, while the man struggled, kicked and fought her in an effort to end his life. Officer Brown was able to get the victim aloft for almost two minutes until two more officers arrived and helped her secure the victim. The victim was transported to a local hospital, and it was learned that he had a history of emotional problems and depression. There is no doubt that the victim would have succeeded in his attempt if not for the timely and heroic efforts of Officer Choylonda Brown!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Charges have been issued against Mercedes Huddleston (21) for Homicide – 1st Degree Murder, for the death of Javonte McDonald (21) on Thursday, April 10 in the 2200 block of Mackin Rd. Huddleston is in custody and was arraigned today on this charge.

Information that helps lead to an arrest in the murder of Megan Kreuzer is worth up to $2,500. Help this family find justice for their loved one. If you have information on this case you can call Sgt. Hosmer at (810) 237-6945 or Crime Stoppers at (800) SPEAK UP, that's (800) 773-2587. Thank you.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Information that helps lead to an arrest in the murder of Wesley Gillmore is worth up to $2,500. Help this family find justice for their loved one. If you have information on this case you can call Sgt. Small at (810) 237-6917 or Crime Stoppers at (800) SPEAK UP, that's (800) 773-2587. Thank you.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Three people have been charged with three counts each of Conspiracy to Commit Child Abuse 3rd Degree, Child Abuse 3rd Degree and Child Abuse 3rd Degree Committed in the Presence of Another Child. Each of these charges are Felonies. Charged were Demitria Powell (28), Uteas Taylor (42) and Stefon Felton (40).

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Crime Stoppers of Flint and Genesee County now has a Facebook page.  Go give them a like and remember you can always report anonymously by calling 1 800 SPEAK UP.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Flint Police Department is aware of the video circulating on Facebook depicting possible child abuse.  We began investigating this incident yesterday and there are two people in custody at this time.  The investigation is on going.  DHS is also participating in this investigation.

Friday, April 4, 2014

A jury trial concluded yesterday, April 3, with a guilty verdict for Cody Tucker (21) for Assault with Intent to do Great Bodily Harm.  Two co-defendants had previously pled guilty, Robert Yates (23) to Assault with Intent to do Great Bodily Harm and Jeremy Ranger (21) to Aggravated Assault.  These convictions were the result of an investigation stemming from a case in which the victim was severely beaten at Deja Vu Night Club on October 5, 2013.  The victim was in critical condition as a result of his injuries, but fortunately he survived.  
Two subjects have been arraigned on charges for the recent Homicides in the City of Flint. If anyone has information on either of these cases please contact the Flint Police Department at (810) 237-6800 or Crime Stoppers at (800) SPEAK UP.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Flint Policed Dept. is pleased to report that Mr. Simpson has been found safe and is now back with his family. Flint Police Sgt. Tracy Ross was driving into work this morning and spotted Mr. Simpson sitting near the roadway. Great job Sgt. Ross!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The subjects below are currently wanted due to their respective warrants. Anyone coming into contact with these individuals, please do not approach, call 911. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of these individuals should contact Crimestoppers at 1(800) SPEAKUP or the Patrol Desk at Flint PD at (810) 237-6800.

The Flint Police Department would like to thank the Flint Public Library for hosting our press conference about the launch of our social media sites and The community is invited to use the library to access these tools and the library staff is available to assist the community with the use of these sites.
The Flint Police Department is pleased to announce that a new tool is available to the community to help you stay informed about what is happening in your neighborhood. went live yesterday in the City of Flint. Using this link you can pull the most current data for a specified time frame and area.  There is a link below and a tab at the top of the page that can be used to easily access this site.