Police: Woman Reported Fake Abduction Attempt; Autopsy Expected in Death of 82-Year-Old Woman
A roundup of crime from around the Hartland area.
Area Patch sites provided the following reports. In all incidents where an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation and not evidence of guilt.
A 20-year-old Waterford woman was cited for making a false police report by White Lake police on Saturday, after police say she said she was nearly abducted in White Lake.
The woman, according to the report, called White Lake police on Friday at 9:30 p.m. and reported that a man had attempted to kidnap her while she was pumping gas at a local gas station.
The report states that the woman gave a very detailed description of the truck and the man.
Police worked with the gas station and, after reviewing evidence, determined that the incident the woman had reported never took place.
The woman was brought in for questioning Saturday and, the report states, admitted to police she had made the entire thing up.
The woman was cited under township ordinance and released.
Fenton police arrested an 85-year-old Fenton man on drunken driving charges after witnesses reported a man driving recklessly in a Porsche on North Leroy Street.
Fenton Police Chief Rick Aro said officers spotted the vehicle near North Leroy and Main Street around 1:20 p.m. Feb. 5 and conducted a traffic stop.
The report said officers noticed a strong smell of intoxicants and adminstered a preliminary breath test that showed a blood/alcohol content of .16, twice the legal limit of .08.
The man was held in the Genesee County Jail and was given a notice to appear in court for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, Aro said.
Chief Chuck Nebus said Caruthers' body was found about 20 feet from the shoreline of a pond near the neighborhood where she lived. Nebus said her coat and medical identification were found on the shore; Caruthers was found in an area of the pond that was not frozen.
"We're calling it a death investigation," Nebus said, "but there is no indication that there's foul play."
Caruthers lived alone, her husband preceded her in death, and she was planning to move, he added.
Plymouth City Police on Wednesday recovered about 5.5 pounds of marijuana in a commercial section of Plymouth's Old Village after receiving a tip about suspicious activity in the area, according to Det. Lt. Jamie Grabowski.
In addition to the 5.5 pounds of cultivated marijuana, 38 live plants in various stages of growth were recovered, according to Grabowski, as well as marijuana-laced food and cooking ingredients, including candy marijuana suckers, butter and hash.
According to Grabowski, the investigation is continuing into the activity that was taking place.