YALE, MI – On Monday, May 9th, 2016, at approximately 12:30 a.m., Yale Police Officer Gordon Thomson observed a Silver Oldsmobile traveling above the posted speed limit in Yale and attempted to make a traffic stop.
Officer Thomson was able to get the vehicle stopped on Oatman Road and M-19. Upon approaching and speaking with the driver, it was determined that she did not have the proper vehicle paperwork. Officer Thomson asked the driver to step out for further investigation and observed the two passengers acting suspiciously and not cooperating upon the request for their identification. Further questioning of the driver resulted in her stating that she was in fear for her life and was being held against her will and the passengers were making her drive the vehicle.
At that time Officer Thomson requested back-up and had an off-duty Yale Police Officer along with a Capac Police Officer assist him in making a Felony Stop to secure the scene and the two passengers.
During the Felony Stop, the front passenger exited the vehicle and took off running towards the west. Officer Thomson immediately gave this information to Dispatch who started the Pt. Huron and St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office K-9 units to assist in the apprehension. The second passenger in the back seat of the vehicle followed the officer’s commands and was placed under arrest without incident. Further search of the vehicle produce several pounds of Marijuana and several guns.
Upon questioning the driver and passenger further, it was determined that the three suspects had earlier this night, broke into a residence in the 7000 block of Bricker Road in Sanilac County and committed a Felonious Assault and Robbery from that residence. Sanilac County Sheriff’s Deputies and Detectives were advised and responded to join in the investigation.
The three suspects were transported to the St. Clair County Jail, where they await further Court action.
The joint investigation is ongoing and the names are being withheld pending further developments.
The Yale Police Department and Sanilac County Sheriff’s Office were assisted by the Capac Police, Pt. Huron Police K-9 and St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office K-9.