NEWS RELEASE   1/29/2014

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FLINT POLICE CHIEF JAMES TOLBERT CREDITS GOOD POLICE WORK, CONTINUED LAW ENFORCEMENT COOPERATION AND ACTIVE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AS VITAL COMPONENTS TO RECENT VIOLENT CRIME INVESTIGATIONS
Flint, Michigan – January 29, 2014 – The City of Flint’s Police Chief James Tolbert has today credited the Flint Police Department, the Michigan State Police and members of the community with helping to accelerate the progress of recent violent crimes in Flint.

According to the Chief, cooperation, community involvement and good police work were of vital importance to these cases. Because of these factors, warrants and arrests have been made in two recent cases of violent crimes. Now, police are again asking the public for their help.


In the City’s most recent homicide of a 37 year old woman, a vehicle description provided to Flint Police by witnesses was shared with other area law enforcement agencies. Michigan State Police working in Flint were able to locate and apprehend a vehicle matching the description provided and thereby arrest the suspect in that crime.

“This is a perfect example of the successful partnership with local police agencies such as the Michigan State Police being of benefit to the City of Flint,” said Chief Tolbert.

Chief Tolbert again pointed to the positive effect that information from the community has had on recent cases. “We strongly urge anyone with information on Hill’s

whereabouts or anything else that could be of help to this investigation to call 911 or crimestoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP (1-800-773-2587). As the last two updates have shown, continued cooperation between the law enforcement community and the residents of Flint can and will make the community safer and bring the responsible parties to answer for their crimes.”

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