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FPD seek Dollar General shoplifter

  The Frankenmuth Police Department is looking for leads in a retail fraud case which took place last weekend.

  FPD Chief Don Mawer said officers were called to the Dollar General, 519 North Main Street, shortly after 1:30pm on Saturday, April 18.

  The manager on duty noticed a female had entered the store with a large purse, spent approximately one hour in the store and when she attempted to leave without buying any item, she was confronted by the manager near the store entrance.

  The subject, described as a white female in her late 40s or early 50s, opened her bag and the manager saw items that were from the store. At that point, the woman fled to a silver/gray Dodge Caravan where a driver was waiting and fled the scene.

  While fleeing the scene, the suspect tossed the items out the window. Approximately $50 worth of food items were recovered.

  Officers interviewed witnesses inside the store and the manager.

  The FPD are continuing their investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the station at 652-8371 or visit the city’s web site address. and follow the links to the police page to leave an anonymous tip.

  Officers are also continuing their investigation into a possession of marijuana case.

 The incident began shortly before noon on Wednesday, April 15. Officers were called to Beyer Road, just south of Baker Road, for a report of a suspicious vehicle parked on the side of the road. The car had two male subjects sitting inside.

  Officers made contact with the driver, an 18-year-old Frankenmuth Township man, and his passenger, a 20-year-old Birch Run Township man.

  The two men said they were just parked on the side of the road, smoking cigarettes. However, officers smelled what they believed to be burning contraband.

  The 18-year-old man claimed to have a medical marijuana card and did produce it for officers. Officers asked to search the car to see if it was stored legally. Only one of two small baggies was locked up. Since he was not in compliance with the medical marijuana act, the alleged marijuana was confiscated and sent to the Michigan State Police Crime Lab for analysis.

  Pending the results, warrants will be obtained from the Saginaw County Prosecutor’s Office for possession of marijuana.


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