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Press Release: Armed Robbery – Gas Station in Mayfield Township

On Friday 10-14-2016 at 2:29 AM,   Lapeer County 911 Center dispatched Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies to the Beacon and Bridge Gas Station located at 1898 N. Lapeer Road in Lapeer (Lapeer County’s Mayfield Township) for an armed robbery that just occurred.

The 19 year old store employee told deputies that they were stocking the shelves and not immediately positioned behind the counter when the suspect entered the building.   The suspect walked behind the counter to the cash registered. The employee encountered the suspect while he was behind the counter at the register.  The suspect produced a weapon and demanded cash.  The employee provided cash (amount not being disclosed) from the register to the suspect.

The suspect fled the store on foot.  The 19 year old employee and only individual inside the building at the time of the armed robbery was not harmed.

Pictures from store video
Pictures from store video

 

Pictures from store video
Pictures from store video

White male with estimated height of 5-10 tall
Estimated weight range of 180 and 200 pounds
Estimated age range estimated at 30 to 40 years old
Blond facial hair noticed beneath the mask (either beard or goatee)

Black ski mask
Blue coat (thin- baggy style with hood pulled over head)
Dark pants
Dark shoes

No vehicles associated.  The suspect fled the building on foot and was last observed running south in direction toward Lapeer.

Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies with the assistance of the City of Lapeer Police Department, Metamora Township, and Dryden Police Department established a perimeter.  Michigan State Police Canine Team responded to assist.   Despite efforts, the suspect was not immediately located.

Anyone with information or can identify this individual is requested to contact Lapeer County Sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Jason Parks at 810-656-1015 or jparks@lapeercounty.org.   Information can also called into the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Tip line (810-245-1374).

Press Release: Illegal Narcotics & Criminal Enterprises Involving Identity Theft

Lapeer County Sheriff EmblemDate of Release- Tuesday 07-15-2014

On Wednesday 07-09-2014 at 3:30 AM,   Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputy Carl Wilczak performed a traffic stop on a 1988 Volvo that displayed an expired Colorado registration on N. Lapeer Road near Davis Lake Road in Lapeer (Mayfield Township). Arrest for illegal narcotics and a criminal enterprise involving identity theft (involving numerous states) resulted.

Kathleen Fromme age 33 from Caro, Michigan was the driver of the vehicle and Vanessa Thompson-Wilson age 43 from Colorado Springs Colorado was the passenger. Deputies established that Fromme and Thompson-Wilson were traveling from Colorado Springs to Caro when this traffic stop occurred.

Originally, Kathleen Fromme was arrested for having a suspended driver’s license in the State of Michigan.   Vanessa Thompson-Wilson was arrested on a valid felony warrant out of the El Pasco County Sheriff’s Office in Colorado for identify theft.

During the arrest, deputies discovered and seized crystal methamphetamine (street value of approximately $400), marijuana (street value of approximately $50), personal information from numerous individuals residing all over the United States, and equipment with the capabilities to duplicate/produce identifications and documents.

Both individuals were arrested and lodged in the Lapeer County Jail.   On Thursday 07-10-2014, the Lapeer County Prosecutor’s Office (Assistant Prosecutor Cailin Wilson) authorized arrest warrants for the following criminal charges.

Kathleen Fromme:      Criminal Enterprises (20 yr);   Possession of Methamphetamine (10 yr); Possession of personal identification with intent to commit identity theft (5 yr); Possession of marijuana (1 yr); operating while license suspended (93 day); and habitual offender fourth offense notice.

Vanessa Thompson-Wilson:    Criminal Enterprises (20 yr);   Possession of Methamphetamine (10 yr); Possession of personal identification with intent to commit identity theft (5 yr); and habitual offender fourth offense notice. A fugitive warrant in the State of Michigan was issued for the Colorado valid felony warrant.

Fromme and Thompson-Wilson were arraigned on the criminal charges in the 71-A District Court of Lapeer on Thursday 07-10-2014.

Investigator:   Jason G. Parks

Detective Sgt. Jason Parks

E-Mail: jparks@lapeercounty.org

Updated Press Release: Injury Traffic Crash

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UPDATED ON WEDNESDAY 02-12-2014 

On Wednesday 02-12-2014, Donald Tuscok (passenger) died at McLaren- Lapeer Region from injuries sustained in this traffic crash.   Joshua Taylor has been released from McLaren- Lapeer Region.  

The investigation will be presented to the Lapeer County Prosecutor’s Office once complete. 

Sheriffs LogoOn Friday 02-07-2014 at 2:03 AM, Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a one vehicle roll over injury traffic crash on Van Dyke (M-53) near Caldwell Road in Imlay City.   Callers reported that the vehicle had two occupants and entrapment was associated. Imlay City Fire Rescue and Goodland Township Fire Department responded for extrication.

JOSHUA TAYLOR age 24 from ImlayCity was driving a 2005 Volkswagen Jetta south bound on Van Dyke Road.   North of the Caldwell Road intersection, TAYLOR transitioned over the west gravel shoulder into the snowy ditch.  TAYLOR continued for a distance before striking a snow embankment/culvert near the intersection which resulted in the vehicle becoming airborne.  Upon returning to the ground, the vehicle rolled striking a street light and tree before coming to rest on its side.

DONALD TUSCOK age 30 from Leonard was the front seat passenger.  Imlay City Police Officers Tim Wolford and Dave Rock were the first to arrive and discovered TUSCOK not breathing.  Life saving efforts was started and TUSCOK was transported to McLaren- Lapeer Region.   TUSCOK remains listed in serious condition with life threatening injuries.

TAYLOR was transported to McLaren- Lapeer Region for non-life threatening injuries.

The roadway was restricted for approximately three hours for rescue and investigative purposes. The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Imlay City Police Department,  Imlay City Fire and Rescue, and Goodland Township Fire Department.

Preliminary investigation indicates that alcohol and speed maybe contributing factors with the traffic crash remaining under investigation by the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office.   If anyone has information, please contact Detective Sgt. Jason Parks at 810-245-1381.

Press Release: Serious Injury Traffic Crash

Sheriffs LogoOn Monday 02-10-2014 at 5:02 PM, Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an injury traffic crash on Slattery Road south of Hasslick Road in North Branch involving a pick up truck and an 8 year old riding on a snow sled.

Wayne Bruman age 47 from North Branch was driving a 1997 Ford pick up truck south on Slattery Road.   Bruman crested a hill and discovered a quad runner towing two children (on two separate snow sleds) within the roadway.    Despite evasive action attempts, Bruman struck the quad runner and James McNees age 8 from North Branch who was riding on a snow sled.

The 15 year old operating the quad runner and another 10 year old riding on a snow sled were not injured.  The 15 year old, 10 year old, and 8 year old are related.   James McNees was transported to McLaren- Lapeer Region and listed in serious condition with life threatening injuries.

The roadway was closed for approximately 2 ½ hours for rescue and investigative purposes.  Neither alcohol nor excess speeds are considered factors.

This traffic crash remains under investigation by the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office.  Anyone with information is requested to contact Detective Sgt. Jason Parks at 810-245-1381.

Press Release: Injury Traffic Crash

Sheriffs LogoOn Friday 02-07-2014 at 2:03 AM, Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a one vehicle roll over injury traffic crash on Van Dyke (M-53) near Caldwell Road in ImlayCity.   Callers reported that the vehicle had two occupants and entrapment was associated. Imlay City Fire Rescue and Goodland Township Fire Department responded for extrication.

JOSHUA TAYLOR age 24 from ImlayCity was driving a 2005 Volkswagen Jetta south bound on Van Dyke Road.   North of the Caldwell Road intersection, TAYLOR transitioned over the west gravel shoulder into the snowy ditch.  TAYLOR continued for a distance before striking a snow embankment/culvert near the intersection which resulted in the vehicle becoming airborne.  Upon returning to the ground, the vehicle rolled striking a street light and tree before coming to rest on its side.

DONALD TUSCOK age 30 from Leonard was the front seat passenger.  Imlay City Police Officers Tim Wolford and Dave Rock were the first to arrive and discovered TUSCOK not breathing.  Life saving efforts was started and TUSCOK was transported to McLaren- Lapeer Region.   TUSCOK remains listed in serious condition with life threatening injuries.

TAYLOR was transported to McLaren- Lapeer Region for non-life threatening injuries.

The roadway was restricted for approximately three hours for rescue and investigative purposes. The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Imlay City Police Department,  Imlay City Fire and Rescue, and Goodland Township Fire Department.

Preliminary investigation indicates that alcohol and speed maybe contributing factors with the traffic crash remaining under investigation by the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office.   If anyone has information, please contact Detective Sgt. Jason Parks at 810-245-1381.

Press Release: Traffic Crash Involving a Train

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On Friday 01-17-2014 at 7:30 AM, Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Lake Nepessing Road in Lapeer for a non-injury traffic crash involving a passenger vehicle and a train.

A 49 year old female from Lapeer was driving a Ford Escape north on Lake Nepessing Road. The properly operating railroad crossing arms were lowered for a westbound train. The driver stated to deputies that they did not observe the train due to driving too fast and being distracted.

The driver crossed the center line entering the south bound lane striking the side of the train. After impact, the vehicle came to rest within the west ditch.

There are no injuries associated with this traffic crash. Deputies cited the driver.

Deputy Craig Ross, 2013 Deputy of the Year

ROSS, CRAIGOn Friday 12-20-2013, Lapeer County Sheriff Ron Kalanquin awarded Deputy Craig Ross the honor of 2013 Deputy of the Year. This was done during a luncheon attended by Sheriff’s Officials, a Lapeer County Commissioners, and Deputy Ross’ family.

On Tuesday 10-15-2013 at 1:49 AM, Deputy Ross responded to an injury traffic crash on N. Lapeer Road near Swaffer Road in Mayville (Lapeer County’s Rich Township). It was reported that an occupied vehicle rolled over into a ditch and caught on fire.

Deputy Craig Ross was the first to arrive. The driver (lone occupant) was unable to exit his pick up truck. Deputy Ross broke out the vehicle’s windows and freed the driver from the wreckage while fire was consuming the occupant compartment. A few moments later, the vehicle exploded and became fully engulfed with fire.

Sheriff Kalanquin commended Deputy Ross’ courage, integrity, and quick action. A tragic outcome was avoided because of his heroic action. Deputy Ross commended the assistance he received from civilian by-passer Valerie Czaczkowski age 26 from North Branch during this rescue.

The driver, a 43 year old male from Saginaw, sustained minor injuries that did not require medical attention. Alcohol was deemed a contributing factor in this traffic crash.