Charges Pending for Teen Who Ran From Police at Alpine Valley

The following information was supplied by White Lake Township police. Arrests and charges do not indicate convictions.

White Lake Township police say a 16-year-old could face charges of assault, trespassing and possession of marijuana after running from police at Alpine Valley Ski Resort on Feb. 10.

According to the report, employees at the popular ski hill in White Lake confronted the teen after he was caught snowboarding without a pass. Employees told police, the report states, that he pushed past workers and took off towards M-59.

Police traced the teen to the McDonald's on M-59 near Bogie Lake Road. The report states police found the teen's coat, snow pants and snowboard in a dumpster at the restaurant—but the teen was not there.

The items were searched and a marijuana pipe and hash were found in the jacket, the report states.

With the help of witnesses, police were able to make contact over the phone with the teen. Police asked the teen to come to the station, the report states, the teen refused and hung up.

The teen did not pick up the phone again, so police tried to contact the teen's parents.

According to the report, the teen's father called backed and said he and the teen had an attorney, and that they would not be coming into the station.

A juvenile petition for trespassing, assault and possession of marijuana was filed with Oakland County court and charges are expected, the report states.

For questions on the police blotter, email brooke.meier@patch.com.

elyse February 15, 2013 at 11:55 PM
That father is EXACTLY why kids think they can get away with anything. he should have dragged his son down to the police station.
Kevin Morgeson February 16, 2013 at 01:59 AM
Yup! Agreed.
Holly Scott February 16, 2013 at 08:03 AM
BAD DAD, BAD SON apples don't fall far from the tree...in this case. Agree with you too Elyse. It's just a shame. Do the Police get to keep the stuff in the trash I hope (finders keepers) and sell it (not the drugs-lol) to support maybe their canine units with the profits. That would be nice.


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