2008-08-30 / Top News


Reports from the Mackinac Island Police Department, between August 20 and August 26:

An employee of a food cafe reported a $10 counterfeit bill to police Thursday, August 21. The woman gave the bill to Island police, who then sent it to the U.S. Secret Service in Grand Rapids.

A 12-year-old St. Paul, Minnesota boy, bicycling with his father, fell off his bicycle near British Landing and broke his arm Friday afternoon, August 22. He was transported to the Mackinac Island Medical Center, where he was treated and released.

Police assisted a bar owner in breaking up a fight involving up to five men at 9:05 p.m. Friday, August 22. The fight began after one man argued with another about his T-shirt, which had an Ultimate Fighting Challenge logo on it, while the other man was wearing a T-shirt with a "rival" fighting club logo. Police discussed the issue with the bar owners. No citations were issued.

A Flint woman, recently fired from a hotel, was escorted off the housing premises by police after fighting with her fiancé, also an employee of the hotel, Friday, August 22. The woman admitted to damaging one of the windows of the housing complex. Her fiancé told police he would pay for the damages.

A Mackinaw City man with a "pedicab," a bicycle equipped to transport up to two people in an attached cart, was escorted off the Island by police Sunday, August 24. The man was informed that his vehicle is not allowed on the Island and he would need to purchase a business permit from the city if he wants to use it on the Island. The man left the Island without incident.

A cafe was issued a civil infraction for constructing a six-foot high stockade fence and adding a four-foot by eight-foot storage addition to the building without a building permit Monday, August 25. The fine is $110.

Three citations for urinating in public were issued during the week. Police also reported 13 bicycles stolen, three false alarms, one minor in possession citation, and assisted local emergency response teams five times.

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