Fenton woman scammed by threatening caller

On Sept. 28, Fenton police took a swindle complaint from a 62-year-old Fenton woman. The woman reported that she received a phone call and the caller told her that there had been some fraud detected on her bank accounts. She provided her Social Security number when they asked for it. She was instructed to put $3,500 into an account and if she didn’t the caller would have her arrested. The woman was also told to buy two $200 eBay cards and provide the code on the back to the caller. Lt. Jeff Cross said the woman was scammed out of her money. Cross reminds residents never to provide any personal information to unknown callers and if there is any doubt, check with your local bank or police department. It’s best just to hang up the phone.

Work truck stolen from Main Street driveway

The Fenton Police Department is investigating the theft of a 2006 Dodge Ram pickup truck. Lt. Jeff Cross said a Fenton resident from the 300 block of Main Street reported Sept. 30 that sometime between 6:30 and 7 p.m. that day someone drove away with his truck. He had parked his truck in his driveway. The truck was unlocked and the keys were in the ignition. The truck was entered in Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN) as stolen. The truck is described as a red truck, with a gray topper with a ladder rack on top of the topper. The work truck was full of tools. If anyone has information, they are to call Fenton police at (810) 629-5311.


On Monday, Oct. 5, at 2:57 p.m., Holly police responded to a call of a fight in progress inside a business on N. Saginaw Street. The responding officer located and spoke with two males inside the store who said an acquaintance of one of the men saw them walk into the store, and had an ongoing disagreement with one of the males. The acquaintance, who was identified as a 22-year-old Holly man, punched the man in the face, also causing a disturbance in the store and then left the area. The victim of the punch, identified as a 23-year-old Holly man, was shaken up but declined to press charges for the assault.


On Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 10:36 p.m., a Holly woman called police to report she has returned home from an extended employment out of state and discovered a person inside her home that has been previously banned from her property. The 21-year-old Brandon Township man was still inside the residence when officers arrived. The man was previously arrested by Holly police for breaking in to the same home on Sept. 10, and was out on bond for that offense. Officers arrested the man without incident and lodged him at the Oakland County Jail pending charges of home invasion and bond violation


On Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 2:46 p.m., a 40-year-old Holly man reported to Holly police that he had been contacted by the State of Michigan Unemployment Insurance office to verify his claim. The man is employed and did not file a claim. The victim filed all proper reports of fraudulent claims with his employer and financial institution as well as a police report.


On Thursday, Oct. 8, at 1:23 a.m., Holly police were dispatched to an Apollo Circle bar for a report of a fight occurring inside the bar. Upon arrival, officers identified a person involved and detained the 29-year-old Waterford man. The victim, a 31-year-old Holly man, was found unconscious on the floor inside the bar. Witness statements and video surveillance show the suspect walked up to the victim from behind, striking him several times in the head without provocation. The victim was transported to a medical facility and the suspect was released pending further investigation and charges based on the injuries of the victim. The suspect was cooperative with officers and admitted being the aggressor.

Fenton police arrest Flushing woman for retail fraud

A 31-year-old Flushing woman was arrested Oct. 3 for retail fraud at Walmart. Lt. Jeff Cross of the Fenton Police Department said on Oct. 3, at 1:55 p.m., a loss prevention employee observed the woman scanning some items at the self-checkout lane and not scanning others. In all, she skipped scanning $195 worth of merchandise. She was stopped by the loss prevention employee when she exited the store. Fenton police took the woman into custody and the stolen merchandise was returned to the store. She was issued a December court appearance ticket for retail fraud.

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