Fenton police are searching for a man after they said he crashed his motorcycle trying to elude officers and then fled on foot.
Friday morning, at 3 a.m. a Fenton police officer performing a check a Speedway gas station in the 3000 block of Owen Road saw a man on a motorcycle leave the parking lot at a high rate of speed with no tail lights on, Fenton Police Chief Rick Aro said. The officer followed the subject, noticing the motorcyclist cut in front of another vehicle as he drove onto northbound U.S. 23 from Owen Road, the report said.
The police officer activated the overhead lights and sirens on the patrol vehicle, and the motorcyclist accelerated to a high rate of speed, exiting U.S. 23 at Silver Lake Road, running through the red stop light and heading east on Silver Lake Road, Aro said.
The motorcyclist attempted to turn onto northbound Poplar Street but failed to make the turn due to speed, the police report said. The man lost control of the motorcycle, which came to a rest on its side, and he removed his helmet and ran to the northwest. Fenton, Linden and Genesee County officers searched for the man but were unable to locate him, Aro said.
They obtained identification from the 1986 Yamaha motorcycle, red and white in color, and detectives are following up, he said. In addition, the license plate was stolen and the case is open for more investigation, Aro said.
Prescription Drugs stolen
Fenton police received a break-in alarm at 1:25 a.m. on Wednesday, at the Rite Aid pharmacy located inside the McLaren Medical Center in the 2000 block of Owen Road, Chief of Police Rick Aro said.
Officers found an outside window pried open, and police from the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office and Linden also responded.
Employees checked the pharmacy and found unknown suspects took a large amount of Vicodin/hydrocodone acetaminophen that was on a shelf, Aro said. No money was taken.
Officers recovered bottles that were moved will check them for fingerprints, he said. In addition, police recovered trace evidence from the window where the break-in occurred, Aro said.
There are no suspects, and detectives are investigating, he said.
Several larcenies from vehicles reported
Fenton police received a report at 8 a.m. Wednesday, from a 59-year-old Fenton man whose vehicle was broken into, Aro said. The man came to the police station to report his Tom Tom GPS was taken from his 2006 Jeep, which he parked in his driveway around 8 p.m. Tuesday, the police report said.
Other personal property was missing from the vehicle as well, which was parked in the 100 block of S. Ann St., Aro said. The man said his vehicle was left unlocked, and a Fenton police officer found no signs of forced entry.
The total value of the missing property was in excess of $100, and Fenton police received several reports on Wednesday of other larcenies from vehicles on Ann Street and some of the “number streets” (First to Sixth streets), Aro said. There was a sighting of two suspicious people on Tuesday night, dressed in dark clothes and prowling around cars, he said. Several additional vehicles had been gone through, but nothing was missing.
Unlicensed, concealed weapon
At 9:45 p.m. on Thursday, Fenton police stopped a Chevrolet Cavalier that ran a red traffic light at North Road and Poplar Street, Aro said. Officers discovered the driver, a 23-year-old Linden man, had a suspended license, he said.
After the man was arrested and placed in a patrol car, officers checked the vehicle prior to having it towed, Aro said. They found a .22 caliber Derringer in the glove box, which the driver said had never been registered, the police report said.
The man was held in the Fenton Police Department’s holding facility and was brought to court Friday morning. Aro said he will be charged for carrying the concealed weapon and the suspended license. The man had warrants for other traffic violations, the police report said.