Every week Fenton Patch brings you the latest news in crime.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Police say the suspect robbed Clark Gas Station in Fenton at gunpoint Wednesday.
Fenton Police arrested a 23-year-old Fenton resident after an armed robbery at a Fenton gas station and brief standoff at home Wednesday afternoon. Fenton Police Chief Rick Aro said police received a call from the Clark Gas Station on North Leroy Street at 2:17 p.m. Wednesday when a clerk told police she was robbed at gunpoint. The report stated that the man had a black pistol in his waistband and demanded money. Police said she told officers the suspect wearing a camouflaged jack and hat with jeans left the store and headed east on Third Street. The clerk also told police that she may have recognized the man as a regular customer, who lived in the area, according to report. Aro said police waited about 10 minutes for a Genesee County …
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Looking for a job in the Fenton area or nearby? Several places are hiring.
The following businesses are hiring for positions in Fenton, according to these listings courtesy of indeed.com JPMorgan Chase Domino’s Pizza Auto Lab of Fenton Fairfield Inn Taco Bell
Monday, December 3, 2012
One-story, 100-bed skilled rehabilitation facility, by MediLodge, is planned off Pine Creek Drive.
Changes in the market occurred several years ago, and Pine Creek in Fenton wasn’t completed as a housing development. With changes in the Planned Unit Development (PUD) agreement for the site, it can be developed as the Fenton Wellness Center, a rehabilitation facility for the MediLodge group. The Fenton Planning Commission has granted its approval for the preliminary PUD amendments, and city council is the next step, said Zoning Administrator Brad Hissong. At the planning commission meeting on Thursday, architect Daniel DeRemer, of JW Design, presented plans for the Fenton Wellness Center, a 100-bed facility. It will be a one-story building with 80 percent private rooms and 20 percent semi-private ones, DeRemer said. What it won’t be is, …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
As usual, there was plenty of news in Fenton this week.
Here is a look at what you might have missed. We provided you with the news about Lake Fenton High School's new cross country course, and the 5K Run/Walk that will be open to the community on Oct. 13. Fenton Patch had the story on the Linden Autumn Festival plans, for those looking for some weekend fun. Fenton Patch is looking for a new Facebook Page cover photo. We told you how you can submit your photo, to possibly be featured on our Facebook page and website. Fenton Patch will do a story about the winner. Also on Tuesday, we had the Police Blotter from the Fenton Police Department, which let you know about stolen gasoline and beer taken from a local store. And Tuesday's Fenton Patch had the names and times of the Applefest Road Races …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Tuesday's downpour created some problems in the construction area on North Leroy Street in Fenton.
Motorists drove through standing water on North Leroy Street in Fenton Tuesday morning, as rain accumulated in the construction area. Fenton Winery & Brewery owner Matt Sherrow said the production area of the business flooded and it took him hours to dry it out. Many others observed flooding in the area as well and posted on the Fenton Patch Facebook Page. Jessica Weston Haney posted, "Flooding in the industrial park off of Owen Road and Silver Lake Road. I saw several stranded vehicles, and just managed to get my mini-van through the flooding. Avoid that section!" Nicole Higgins Maddock said, "My yard is a mess!! Never flooded like this before! Wow!" By afternoon, most puddles had dried up again, leaving some mulch left out of place in …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Getting a good night's sleep and a good breakfast are important for kindergarten, while staying organized and making school a priority are keys to sixth grade success.
The first day of school is an opportunity for students at a new building to begin making lots of new friends and broadening their horizons, teachers and counselors say. Nevertheless, there will be some children who have "butterflies" in their stomachs about starting kindergarten, or moving from elementary school to middle school. Many new kindergarten students are used to being away from home and in class, since they've had daycare or preschool, said kindergarten teacher Teresa Squires, from Fenton's North Road Elementary School. It's her second time teaching kindergarten, after teaching it 20 years ago. "There aren't as many criers as there used to be," Squires said. But there are usually a few students who are nervous. Squires recommends…
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The following arrest information was supplied by the Fenton Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
A Fenton dispatcher discovered a 19-year-old Fenton resident passed out behind the wheel of a running car near the Fenton Police Station around 6:50 a.m. Aug. 12, police said. Fenton Police Chief Rick Aro said officers woke the teen after several attempts and observed a partially consumed bottle of whiskey sitting outside the vehicle. Police gave the teen a preliminary breath test, which revealed a blood/alcohol content of more than twice the legal limit of .08. Aro said police arrested the teen on underage drinking charges, released him to a relative and gave him a notice to appear in court. Stolen Vodka Police are searching for a woman believed to be involved in in two separate thefts of vodka from VG’s on Silver Parkway. Aro said store …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Business owner finds nothing missing; rifles and other items taken from a home.
Fenton police are investigating two recent break-ins, one at a business and another at a private home. Police were dispatched to the ABC Back and Neck Care in the 3000 block of Silver Lake Road at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, for a report of a breaking and entering, said Chief of Police Rick Aro. Officers met with the business owner, a 40-year-old Fenton resident, who had placed the call to the police station. The business owner found nothing missing at the time, Aro said. The business was closed the night before and locked, and the suspect or suspects entered by breaking a window adjacent to the front door and then using the door, police reported. Officers found the handle of the rear door was tampered with and broken off, and it does not appear …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Les Bland is encouraging residents to come to Monday's council meeting and weigh in with their thoughts on the issue.
After seven months, it's time for Fenton to make a decision on whether to allow chicken keeping in the city, Councilman Les Bland said at Monday's worksession. "It's making us look like idiots," Bland said. "I get comments on it every day. ... We need to give them an answer." The issue went to the Fenton Planning Commission, which decided to let it die without tabling it or voting on it, said Councilman Ben Smith. Smith represents the council on the planning commission. Smith said he'll vote against an ordinance allowing chicken keeping, whether it allows one chicken or 20. "My feeling is, chickens don't belong in a city," he said. Since the planning commission didn't look at the issue and do their jobs, it's up to council, Bland said. …