2008-08-16 / Top News


The following incidents were reported by the Mackinac Island Police Department August 4 through August 10:

An Island bike shop reported two counterfeit $10 bills were received as payment for a bicycle rental Friday, August 8, at 1:47 p.m. Police found the man who used the bills, who denied knowing they were fake and said he must have received the bills as change from a business on the Island. His room was searched, as were the cash registers of the businesses where he had shopped, but no further counterfeit money was found. Police turned the bills over to the Secret Service.

Two residents of a dormitory got into an altercation while walking past Marquette Park on the night of Monday, August 4. One man reported that the other had punched him in the face after a brief argument. The other man denied starting the fight. No legal action was taken, after an investigation did not reveal conclusive evidence as to the aggressor in the fight.

Police arrested a man for drunk and disorderly behavior after a business complained he was disturbing customers by loitering on the dock outside the store Thursday, August 7. He said he had been on the Island since approximately July 12, and had no job or place to live. He was transported to the Mackinac County Jail and lodged there after he was unable to post a $250 bond.

A man was arrested for unlawful entry at Surrey Hill Mall Saturday, August 9, at 4:26 a.m. Police responded to the intruder alarm at the mall and found the man, who was intoxicated and said he was waiting for a friend and wanted to get out of the rain.

A hotel shuttle driver hit the side of a building on the corner of Main and Hoban streets while attempting to turn around at 8:45 p.m. Thursday, August 7. A horse lost its footing and stumbled on the curb. The building was not damaged.

Police issued a ticket for $110 to two people who were riding a bicycle meant for one person at 11:20 p.m. Thursday, August 7. More than one person on a nontandem bicycle is a civil infraction and a violation of city ordinance.

More than $100 in damage was incurred to the outside decorations and the landscaping of a gift shop near the Arnold Line Ferry Dock the night of Sunday, August 10.

Police reported 40 bicycle larcenies, three bicycle accidents, cited four minors for illegal possession of alcohol and one for illegal possession of tobacco, responded to one false fire alarm, and assisted local emergency response teams three times.

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