Hit-and-Run Driver to Police: I Didn't Know What to Do
Information in this crime blotter was provided by Utica police. Where arrests apply, they do not indicate convictions.
Driver parks damaged car in neighbor's drive
A 40-year-old Sterling Heights woman crashed into a driver Feb. 17 on Hall Road near the M-53 expressway and fled the scene, according to Utica police.
The woman in a black Buick SUV struck the silver Chrysler van around 7:20 p.m. and then initially pulled over on the shoulder. When the van followed onto the shoulder, the suspect fled despite the victim honking and trying to wave her down to stop, the police report stated.
The victim wrote down a partial plate, but a witness was able to give police the complete license plate number. When police arrived to the suspect's home, they found her damaged SUV parked in a neighbor's driveway. She acknowledged that she was in an accident but told police she "didn't know what to do so she drove home," the report states.
Police issued her tickets for no proof of insurance and failure to stop with an assured clear distance ahead, the report states.
Confused visitor attracts police
A 20-year-old Shelby Township man, who alarmed a resident by standing on her balcony around 3:30 a.m. Feb. 24, was arrested on an outstanding warrant, Utica police said.
A woman in the 45200 block of Keding told police a stranger was trying to get into her apartment from her balcony. When an officer arrived, he found the intoxicated man knocking on the woman's door, the police report states.
The man said he was trying to get into a friend's apartment but went to the wrong address. He was taken into custody for an outstanding drug paraphernalia charge, the report states.
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