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Grand Blanc Township Police and Fire helping the community and having fun along the way!
This beautiful weather is bringing everyone outside, so we thought it was a great time to do some recruiting! This good looking crew may not be quite ready for the police academy, but maybe one day. In the meantime they are now fully certified Junior Officers! Welcome aboard.
Traffic stop leads to arrest of wanted fugitive.
Last evening, Officer Gelinski stopped a vehicle in the 2000 block of Maple Ave. The 33 year old male driver had recently moved to Flint from California. A records check showed he was a wanted person out of Henderson, Nevada. He had a felony, criminal sexual conduct (child fondling), warrant for his arrest. This warrant had full US extradition. The male was arrested without incident and lodged at the Genesee County Jail, awaiting extradition. Great job Officer Gelinski taking a dangerous criminal off our streets!
THANK YOU to our friends from the Highland Congregational Church Classical Conversations Homeschool program. Our officers will love the snacks and we appreciate your support.
We want to wish all women a happy International Woman’s Day. We have strong women working in all areas of our department, who do an amazing job every day serving Grand Blanc Township. And we would be amiss if we didn’t recognize the support from all our wonderful women at home! Thank you ladies! You rock!
We have gotten numerous reports of this text being sent around our area. It is a scam and you did NOT win a pair of EarPods! Do not click on the link and delete the text.
We are proud to announce a new partnership with Genesee Health System to assist those in a mental health crisis. This is the first program of its kind, in Genesee County. We are continuously looking for ways to better serve the residents of Grand Blanc Township and we are excited for how this partnership will help those in need.
Just last evening, officers were able to connect someone in crisis to a mental health professional, via the iPad.
This past weekend we had several larceny from autos around the township. Most of them occurred in apartment complexes, during the over night hours. The one thing they all had in common was these cars were UNLOCKED! Our officers work hard to patrol all our neighborhoods, but we need a little help! Don’t make it easy for these thieves to steal your stuff!
Remember our 9PM Routine!
✅ Secure your valuables
✅ Lock your doors
✅ Turn on exterior lights
***UPDATE***to the update***
There actually was not a line break. Power was lost to county pump station, in Burton. Power has been restore and water pressure is back. There is no need to boil water, as this was not a break.
We have learned there is a break on a Genesee County line that feeds Grand Blanc Township. This break is actually in Burton. Genesee County Water and Sewer are getting crews to the scene and will restore water ASAP.
We are aware of water issues in the township. We have notified DPW and they are looking into it. Our dispatch has received over 100 calls. There is nothing more our dispatcher can do. Please be patient.
While you were sleeping.
At around 5:20 am, our 3rd shift officers responded, along with Grand Blanc Township Fire to the Maplebrook Village Apartments, for a structure fire. Our officers assisted with evacuating the building and traffic control. The fire department did their usual awesome job in containing the fire. No injuries were reported!
Thanks to all the first responders who protect us, while most of us sleep.
Traffic safety continues to be a major focus for the Grand Blanc Township Police Department. This is a two pronged approach of education and enforcement. On Thursday, our three shifts made a total of 58 traffic stops. Three of those stops resulted in arrests. Some citations were issued, but in the vast majority drivers were given verbal warnings.
In 2020, Michigan saw a decrease in the total number of traffic crashes, but an increase in fatalities. This is largely due to higher speeds, distracted and impaired driving.
As warmer weather approaches, we know more people take to the roads. Please pay attention and focus on your driving. We will continue doing our part and ask for your help in making our roads a safe place to travel.
Our little wanderer’s family has been located and he is back home! Thanks for everyone’s help.
This little pup was found in the 4000 block of Kristina Drive ( Genesee Oaks subdivision ).
Can you help us find its owner ?
This afternoon Chloe stopped by for a visit. She spent some time talking with Officer Wright, got to see the cruiser, and dropped off some Girl Scout cookies for 2nd shift.
THANK YOU Chloe - we appreciate it!
Despite today’s cold temperatures, several brave souls took to the Bicentennial Park sledding hill. Officer Methner stopped by to get in on the fun. Sources say she couldn’t be talked into making a run down the hill. Maybe next time!
All southbound lanes are back open.
****TRAFFIC ALERT ****
Currently 2 lanes of southbound I-75, at Holly Rd., are closed due to a car fire. Please use caution in the area.
The Grand Blanc Township general offices will open at 10am this morning. Stay Safe!
Thanks to our 3rd shift crew keeping a watchful eye tonight! And to the in coming 1st shifters who will do what it takes to make it in on time!
Please see the below message from DPW Director Sears in reference to expected snow accumulation and plowing:
Grand Blanc Township plows will begin removing snow from residential streets in the Township at 5am Tuesday morning. With up to 10” of snow in the forecast, this process will likely take all day and into Tuesday night.
We are asking for help from the public with the following:
Please DO NOT park in the roadways. If we go around your car, we will not be back to clean up after you move it.
Please wait until Wednesday morning to put your trash out. Snow coming off plows will knock your trash cans over.
Please be patient. It will take all day to get through over 120 miles of subdivision streets so we may not get to you until later in the day.
Please give our trucks room to work. They do not stop, steer, or maneuver easily so please stay back as they work through the snow removal process.
Just in case you hadn’t heard yet, we have more of the white stuff coming tonight and into tomorrow. Road conditions are expected to deteriorate as the evening goes on. Please make plans accordingly. If all possible, stay home and let the road crews do their job.
It looks like we may get a good amount of snow this week. Our DPW snow plow drivers will be out in our subdivisions. Please help them by not parking your vehicles on the road. Stay Safe!
Enjoying the snow? Please help our DPW Snow Plow Drivers by not parking vehicles in the street during the winter months. Significant snowfall is forecasted for this week and our plows will be out. Thanks!
Here are just a few of the vehicles that violated Michigan’s Move Over Law today, while our officers were working a crash on I-75. Our marked patrol vehicles had their emergency lights activated, yet numerous drivers failed to move over and slow down. The Move Over Law requires drivers do both. Such violations can cost up to $400 and two points.
Fortunately, all our officers went home to their families at the end of their shift. Please do your part and yield to emergency vehicles!
Today we want to congratulate and celebrate Officer Brady Harner, as he retires. Officer Harner proudly served the residents of Grand Blanc Township for the past 25 years! He was instrumental in helping start our motorcycle and commercial vehicle enforcement units. He was also a field training officer and background investigator.
We wish Brady all the best in his future endeavors. Thank you again for your service. You will be missed.
While you were enjoying Super Bowl LV we had three officers patrolling Township roads as part of an Office of Highway Safety Planning OWI grant.
The officers made a total of 34 traffic stops. Those stops resulted in the following arrests:
2 - OWI’s
1 - Reckless driving
3 - Driving while license suspended
2 - warrants
1 - Carrying a concealed firearm. (The handgun was reported stolen, out of Ohio)
More importantly, we did not have any OWI crashes, last night. We will continue working hard to keep Grand Blanc Township road’s safe. We want to thank those of you who enjoyed the Super Bowl responsibly! Traffic safety continues to be a team effort.
We are looking for a few good men and women, as our department expands to meet the future needs of Grand Blanc Township. Applications, for our next round of hiring, are due by 3pm, on Monday, February 8th. You can visit our website for more details or contact Lt. Matt Simpson, at 810-424-2611.
We have a very special retirement announcement! Today is K9 Jimi’s last day of service. Jimi has served the residents of Grand Blanc Township and all of Genesee County for the past 7 years. During that time he has detected countless illegal drugs, tracked missing and wanted persons, and located hidden evidence. But where Jimi truly shined was during public relations events. He loved visiting schools and taking part in public events. But more importantly, the kids and the public loved Jimi.
Recently, Jimi was called to assist another agency in tracking a wanted violent felon. Jimi found the male hiding along a river bank, in a hole, where he was taken into custody.
Jimi, who turns nine tomorrow, begins his life as a lazy dog and will remain with his handler, Officer Connelly.
Thank you Jimi for your service! Enjoy the next chapter as a lap dog!
***Traffic Alert ***
The Genesee County Road Commission announces plans to close a section of McWain Rd, between Cook and Po***ck Rds. The closure is set to begin Wednesday, February 3rd and remain closed until Wednesday, February 24th. This is all part of the ongoing South Dort Highway Extension.
Please made your travel plans accordingly.
Scammers are currently targeting our area, with the “grandson in jail” scam! In recent days we have received two complaints, from township residents. Unfortunately, one victim fell for the scam and lost money.
The caller claims to be a grandchild, who has been arrested. They say bond money is needed to get out of jail. The “attorney” gets on the phone and gives instructions to the victim. The unique twist to the recent calls is, the victim is told, someone will come to their home to pick up the money. That is what occurred in the one case.
If you receive such a call, please notify police immediately! Please speak with elderly family, friends and neighbors and warn them of the scam.
***** ALL LANES OPEN*****
NB I-75 just north of I-475 there is a semi poorly parked on the e-way causing some back ups. One NB lane is still open at this time, but expect delays. No one was injured. PLEASE slow down on ice and snow!
It has been a mild winter, so we understand today’s driving could be a challenge for some! Just remember, when the white stuff lands on the black stuff, roads get slick! SLOW DOWN!
Leave early, allow extra following distance and remember bridges and overpasses freeze first.
We don’t like being out in this anymore than you, so please keep your vehicles between the ditches!
Grand Blanc Community Schools start limited face to face schooling tomorrow. That means the big yellow buses will be back on the roads and kids will be waiting at bus stops. Please use extra caution, in the mornings and afternoons, when kids are going to and from school. Stop for buses, when red lights and stop signs are activated. Our officers will monitor stops to help make sure our kids remain safe!
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Today, after 40 years of service to the Grand Blanc Community Dispatcher Jane Harris will be retiring. Please join us in thanking her for her commitment to the community and her profession. Over the years Jane has helped keep our officers safe and assisted countless residents when they have called during their time of need. Thank you Jane, you will certainly be missed and we appreciate everything you have done for Grand Blanc Township - we wish you the best in your future endeavors!
Today we reflect and honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
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