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Crime Report: Impersonating a Firefighter, Check Fraud, Missing Pills

The following arrest information was supplied by the Fenton Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Fenton and Fenton Township residents and business owners are being warned  about a man impersonating a firefighter attempting to conduct fire inspections for a fee.

Fenton Police Chief Rick Aro said the man has been contacting businesses on North Leroy Street.

He added that if Fenton firefighters were to do this, they would be in full uniform with identification and would not charge a fee at that time.

Fenton Fire Chief Robert Cairnduff and Fenton Township Fire Chief Ryan Volz are working together with Aro to warn residents.

Wallet theft, check fraud

Fenton police are investigating the report of a wallet theft on Jan. 28 at VG’s Grocery.

A 69-year-old Linden resident told police Feb. 16 that her wallet had been taken and that her bank had recently notified her that someone had cashed one of her personal checks for $40. Along with her checkbook, the wallet included an undetermined amount of cash and the woman’s driver’s license, Aro said.

Police were unable to obtain video footage from the incident, but detectives are following up on the check fraud.

Leaf blower theft

A resident on the 600 block of Andover Woods reported a leaf blower and air compressor missing from the home on Feb. 16.

A 54-year-old resident told police the items came up missing between 9 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. on Feb. 15. A relative was home at the time of the theft, but didn’t notice anything suspicious, Aro said.

Police contacted neighbors, but were unable to find any information.

Missing pills

A resident of the 400 block of Ninth Street told police Feb. 15 that 11 tablets of his grandson’s prescribed Adderall were missing.

Aro said the man said the pills were in open view on a counter, but he was unaware of who could have taken them.

Police have no suspects.

For questions about this blotter, email Jason Alexander.

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