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Certain township residents can receive reduced internet access through the new Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).

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The information below identifies firearm(s) confiscated by the Bridgeport Township Police Department (BTPD) pursuant to MCL 28.434 and MCL 750.239.

All burning permits are suspended until further notice. Our area is considered to be in the "Very High" to "Extreme" fire danger category. It will likely take an all-day rain or so to correct this. Thus we do not see outdoor burning of yard waste being permitted for some time. We will post here if that situation does change.

On the evening of July 9, 2022, Saginaw County Sheriff’s Office engaged in a pursuit that went through Bridgeport Township, Spaulding Township and ended with the vehicle running out of gas in Taymouth Township.

The driver was believed to be operating while intoxicated and was also wanted for absconding parole on the original charge of 2nd degree murder. At the end of the pursuit, the driver refused to obey commands and exit the vehicle. The passenger, the driver’s wife, was able to safely exit the vehicle. Information was obtained that the driver was armed with a large knife and was contemplating, “suicide by cop.” Bridgeport Township Uniformed Investigator Biniecki, who is also a trained hostage negotiator, communicated with the driver and finally convinced him to give up and comply peacefully and he was taken into custody.

Uniformed Investigator Biniecki did an excellent job of bringing this incident to a peaceful ending. Initially the situation appeared that it may end very tragically as the driver was refusing all commands and brandishing the knife, but with the magnificent work of all Saginaw County Sheriff’s personnel, assisting Michigan State Police units including the Michigan State Police helicopter, Trooper 3 and Bridgeport Township Uniformed Investigator Biniecki’s excellent communication with the driver, the situation ended peacefully.

The driver was taken into custody by the Saginaw County Sheriff's Office on the Parole Absconder warrant. This incident is being reviewed by the Saginaw County Prosecutor’s Office for possible further charges.

The Bridgeport Township Downtown Development Authority will hold a public informational meeting on Wednesday July 27, 2022 at 6:00pm.