A two-vehicle accident in the city sent one man to jail last week.
The Frankenmuth Police were called to the scene of the accident, on West Genesee Street near Beyerlein Street, at 5:45pm on Monday, January 9.
FPD Chief Don Mawer said a 57-year-old Bay City man was traveling westbound on West Genesee when he crossed the centerline, trying to make a left-hand turn. He struck an eastbound vehicle driven by a 43-year-old Frankenmuth woman, making a near head-on impact.
The man was not injured but the woman was slightly hurt and sought her own treatment. Both were wearing seat belts.
Further investigation revealed the Bay City man was operating while impaired. He was lodged in the Saginaw County Jail and his vehicle was impounded by Reinert & Bender Auto Repair and Towing. The crash remains under investigation.
Friday evening, January 13, officers on routine patrol stopped a southbound vehicle on M-83 near Bradley Road for an equipment violation.
A computer check of her driver’s license revealed the driver, a 34-year-old Reese woman, was wanted on a pair of valid warrants from the Reese Police Department and Bay County Sheriff’s Department.
She was transported to the intersection of M-83 and M-46 where the Reese Police took her into custody and lodged her in the Saginaw County Jail.
Sunday evening, January 15, the local police were summoned to One Covered Bridge Lane for an intoxicated, disorderly man.
Officers arrived and learned that a 51-year-old Fenton Township man got into a verbal confrontation with another male, who he pushed to the ground. The victim retaliated with punch to the face.
Further investigation led to the arrest of the 51-year-old man for being drunk and disorderly. He was lodged in the Saginaw County Jail.
Mawer said his department recently took delivery of a new patrol unit, a 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe. The vehicle came through a state bid, at the cost of $34,000, with Suski Chevrolet-Buick the low dealer. The Tahoe was ordered in June 2016.
A 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe, which served as the school liaison officer’s vehicle and was marked with D.A.R.E decals, was sold recently. The SUV was sold by a sealed bid.
Mawer, who became the FPD chief in January 2003, said that may have been the department’s first Tahoe. Officers prefer that model for its roominess and road worth attributes.
The new unit has all the same markings, light bar and other equipment as the other fleet vehicles.