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Holly Township man arrested for fleeing and eluding, OWI

On Saturday, Oct. 3, at 2 a.m., a Holly police officer on patrol observed a 2009 Jeep driver commit a traffic violation and erratic driving while westbound on Grange Hall Road. The officer attempted a stop on the vehicle. The driver increased speed and attempted to flee the officer. Moments later, the driver hit a vehicle stopped at a red light at Fish Lake Road. The 24-year-old male driver of the fleeing vehicle sustained injuries and was transported to a medical facility. The occupants of the struck vehicle were checked by medical responders for minor injuries. Alcohol is a factor in the crash. Charges are being sought on the Holly Township man for fleeing an officer and operating while intoxicated.

STOLEN TRUCK LOCATED

On Saturday, Oct.3, at 3:23 a.m., a 25-year-old Holly man called Holly police to report his vehicle has been recently stolen. The responding officer was advised by the owner that his truck was in the driveway at midnight. The owner went outside and discovered it missing. The keys were left in the unlocked vehicle. No cameras or suspects at the time of the report. The officer entered the vehicle in the Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN) as stolen and checked numerous subdivisions and public parking areas. The vehicle was located and recovered by a Holly police officer later that day. The Holly Police Department is investigating the theft.

LARCENIES FROM VEHICLES REPORTED IN HOLLY

On Saturday, Oct. 3, at 3:45 a.m., a Winifred man reported to Holly police that he just arrived home and found the door of another vehicle in his driveway ajar. He checked the vehicle and discovered it have been searched and property stolen from the vehicle. No suspects at this time. Holly officers are investigating this and other larcenies from vehicles in the area.

HOLLY SENIOR CITIZEN SCAMMED OUT OF MONEY OVER PHONE

On Saturday, Oct. 3, at 12:40 a.m., a Grange Hall Road resident called police to report a phone utility fraud. The 71-year-old victim stated he received a phone call from a man with a heavy accent stating he did not pay his Detroit Edison bill and if he did not make an immediate payment, his power would be shut off. The caller sent a bar code to the victim’s cell phone and instructed the man to make a cash payment using the code. The victim made the payment but became suspicious and called Holly police. The call and the payment were fraudulent and the money cannot be retrieved. Police Chief Jerry Narsh said this is a very common scam going on for several years. Holly police caution everyone that all utility calls for immediate payment by this method are fraudulent and to simply hang up. Please verify late or suspected missing payments by checking your utility bill and calling the number on the bill, not the number the caller provides.

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