Man, claiming he ate a baggie of heroin, tries to flee police on bike.

July 1, 2021

Man, claiming he ate a baggie of heroin, tries to flee police on bike.

LUDINGTON — A 32-year-old Rockford, Michigan man attempted to flee from Ludington police officers on his bicycle and claimed that he had eaten a baggie of heroin Wednesday, June 30, around 3:30 p.m. in the 500 block of Danaher Street, according Cpt. Steve Wietrzykowski.

​​The man., who was arrested for resisting and opposing police, had three outstanding state-wide felony warrants, said Cpt. Wietrzykowski. Two warrants were issued by Mason County’s 79th District Court for carrying a concealed weapon and possession of dangerous drugs. The third warrant was for a parole violation issued by the Lansing Tether Unit.

“The man, after being informed he was under arrest, got on his bike and attempted to flee,” said Wietrzykowski. “Two Ludington PD officers grabbed the man off his bike, took him to the ground, and handcuffed him in spite of the man’s repeated attempts to pull his arms away to avoid arrest. The man, claiming to have eaten a baggie of heroin, was taken to Spectrum Ludington Hospital to receive treatment. After being medically cleared, the man was lodged in the Mason County Jail. No injuries were reported aside from the man’s complaints of pain to his ribs and knee.”

Other LPD activity Wednesday, June 30, 2021 includes:

​- 11:07 a.m., a 51-year-old Ludington man was cited for driving while license suspended (DWLS), ​Court and Emily​ streets, City of Ludington.

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