Thursday, July 31, 2014

On June 29, 2014, Flint Police Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of East Baltimore for a shooting. Officers located Derrius Edwards, who was deceased, at that location. An arrest warrant for this homicide was issued in Michigan's 68th District Court for Charles Edward Rankin (23), pictured below, and Shawnta Hopkins (19). Rankin was arrested on this warrant by the Michigan State Police Fugitive Team and arraigned on July 31, 2014. Hopkins had been previously arrested, charged and arraigned.

Monday, July 28, 2014

WANTED : Considered armed and dangerous! Samuel Burch and Reco Burch are wanted in connection to the July 20, 2014 homicide of Zachary Bradburn that occurred at the Dawg House Bar at 4619 Fenton Rd. There is a CASH reward up to $1000 for information leading to their arrest. If you have any information you can submit an ANONYMOUS tip to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-SPEAKUP (1-800-773-2587)

Friday, July 18, 2014

On September 9, 2013, James Kenneth Seeley shot at two 14 year old boys, striking one in the leg, in front of his residence on the east side of the city of Flint. During the course of this investigation, three firearms were seized from Seeley's residence.Trial began on July 17th, 2014 and concluded yesterday with Seeley being convicted of (1) count of, assault with intent to cause great bodily harm less than murder, (1) count of felony firearm, and (1) count of Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Seeley was remanded to the County Jail by Judge Fullerton with sentencing set for August 18, 2014.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Tyree Buford (44) has been arrested, charged and arraigned for Assault with Intent to Murder for an incident that occurred on 6/30/14 in which a man was stabbed and critically injured.

The two suspects pictured have been arrested, charged and arraigned for Assault with Intent to Murder, Carrying a Concealed Weapon and Felony Firearms for an incident that occurred on July 2, 2014 in which a female was shot.

In January 2012, Shameka Johnson (18) was shot and killed in front of her home in the City of Flint. Over the course of the last 2 ½ years, the investigation led to the identity of a suspect. Last week that suspect, Lee Vaughn Jr (24), was arrested, charged and arraigned for 1st Degree Murder, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Felony Firearm.

UPDATE: As a result of tips, the two suspects previously posted in these surveillance photos have been identified. Timothy Myers is currently wanted for Breaking and Entering a Building. If you know his whereabouts please call (810)237-6801 or Crime Stoppers at (800)SPEAK UP. Breanna Bedard has been charged and arraigned for Breaking and Entering a Building. The Flint Police Department thanks everyone who helped in this investigation. TOGETHER we can make a difference!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

On Wednesday, July 9, 2014, the Flint Fire Department requested Flint Police Department and Michigan State Police arson investigators to the 2500 block of East Court Street in the city of Flint of investigate a suspicious fire at a residence. This fire was determined to be arson by the investigators. During the course of this investigation, a suspect was developed and subsequently arrested.
On 07/09/2014, Flint Police Officers and Michigan State Police Troopers located a subject believed to be Daron Gaylor Jr at a residence in the 400 block of East Sherman in the city of Flint. After a lengthy stand-off with police, the suspect was found deceased in the attic of the home. This investigation will continue.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Daron Ramone Gaylor Jr. (22) is currently wanted on charges including AWIM, Open Murder, Felon in Possession, Felony Firearm and CCW for a homicide incident that occurred June 2, 2014 on the corner of Martin Luther King Ave and Welch Blvd. Gaylor shot and killed one victim and wounded another.

Gaylor is now also a Person of Interest in another homicide incident that occurred on July 5, 2014 at 310 E Witherbee St where one victim was shot and killed and another wounded.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Daron Ramone Gaylor Jr, DO NOT APPROACH!

Please call Crimestoppers at 1(800) SPEAK-UP or call Flint Police at 911 or (810) 237-6800.

The Flint Police Department has launched a new website. You can find it here...

There is also a link above.

Monday, July 7, 2014

If you have any information about the murder of Matthew Angell please call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. Help this family find closure by speaking up!

Friday, July 4, 2014

On July 4, 2014, the Royal Liquor Store located at 808 South Center Road was broken into by a white male wearing a blue jacket with white stripes down each arm. The suspect left in a red Chevrolet Monte Carlo being driven by a second suspect. The Flint Police Department is asking for assistance from anyone who may have information about this crime to contact the Flint Police Department Detective Bureau at 810-237-6900 or Crime Stoppers at 1(800) SPEAK UP.
In the early morning hours of July 4th, 2014, four suspects broke into the One Stop Food Store located at 3910 Fenton Road in the city of Flint. Once inside, they managed to break into the ATM machine and fled in a stolen pick-up truck. The truck has since been recovered. The suspects were all wearing dark clothing and masks to conceal their identity. The Flint Police Department is asking for assistance from anyone who may have information about this crime to contact Flint Police Sergeant Tracy Ross at 810-237-6932 or Crime Stoppers at 1(800) SPEAK UP.

Thursday, July 3, 2014



The City of Flint has amended its curfew ordinance to 
include specific rules regarding unsupervised minors at special events within the city. The amended ordinance requires that during special events within the city, unsupervised minors under the age of 17 cannot occupy any area of the city being used to facilitate the event after 6:00pm and until 6:00am the following day. This curfew can be set at the discretion of the police chief to “protect the health, safety and welfare of the public” and will include any area of the city which serves to facilitate special events.

The ordinance states that “unsupervised minors create disorderly and dangerous situations at such events” and that “there is a need to restrict (their) presence…as the Chief of Police shall deem necessary.” “We want the people who come to Flint to feel safe and secure in bringing their families to enjoy our special events,” said Chief of Police James Tolbert. “Unsupervised minors, especially in large groups, have been known to disrupt that security and create situations where visitors cannot enjoy themselves due to concerns over their own safety.”

As set forth in the ordinance, any unsupervised minors in violation of this curfew can be detained until such time that they can be released to a parent or legal guardian. In addition, if a minor is in violation of this curfew, the parent or legal guardian of the minors will be found “in violation of their parental responsibility to exercise reasonable control and supervision over the minor child” face fines of $250 plus “the actual cost to the police department in arresting and detaining the minor”.

Minors attended by a parent or guardian or those with special permission to attend education or employment are exceptions to this rule. Minors who possess written authorization to attend work or school during special events have until one hour after their work or school hours to vacate the area of the event. Each special event will have a specifically designate geographic area for which the curfew will be in effect, as defined by the Chief of Police. Regular curfew hours as set forth by the ordinance shall apply outside of the special event area. The complete ordinance can be found online at

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Yesterday, a man was driving west bound on I 69 approaching the I 475 interchange when, due to a medical condition, he lost control of his vehicle. An alert commercial truck driver observed the man's car travelling dangerously back and forth between lanes of traffic. The commercial truck driver used his Freightliner vehicle as a blockade and slowed the man's vehicle to a stop before any other motorist were injured. The man was transported to the hospital and unfortunately died as a result of the medical condition. The Flint Police Department wanted to recognize this commercial truck driver for his quick response and actions that quickly ended a very dangerous situation.