POLICE BLOTTER: Woman receives Social Security scam call

BIG RAPIDS — Big Rapids Department of Public Safety officers responded to the following calls on Tuesday and Wednesday. All calls might not be reported.

Tuesday

• At 10:51 a.m., officers were called to the 200 block of North Michigan Avenue for an individual who was creating a scene. A 75-year-old man had a warrant out of Newaygo County, and he was turned over to Newaygo County at the park and ride on 8 Mile Road.

• A three-ball trailer hitch was reported stolen at 11:35 a.m. from the 600 block of Oak Street.

• At 1:26 p.m., officers received a call for a disorderly person in the 500 block of South Third Avenue. A 28-year-old woman was arrested.

• Officers responded to a civil dispute at 5:11 p.m. in the 100 block of South State Street. A 55-year-old male was trespassed from the property.

• At 5:35 p.m., officers received a call for a disorderly 15-year-old boy in the 1000 block of Fuller Avenue. He was transported to a juvenile detention facility.

• While handling the above complaint, officers recovered a pink Huffy bike. The bike was not reported as stolen, but it might be.

• At 6:45 p.m., officers responded to a suspicious activity compliant in the 200 block of South DeKrafft Avenue. The complainant received a call from someone claiming to be from Social Security who tried to talk her into emptying her bank account and buying a gift card with the money. She realized it was a scam and did not do so.

• Officers responded to a suspicious activity complaint at 11:23 p.m. in the 200 block of Mill Street. The complainant reported he heard his doorbell ring and found a shopping bag with a can of Febreze on his porch. Officers removed the item.

Wednesday

• At 4:31 a.m., a stray dog was found by a jogger near the dog park. The dog was small, black and wearing a red dress-type harness, and was taken to the shelter.

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Posted by Taylor Fussman

Taylor is the cops and courts reporter for the Pioneer and Herald Review newspapers. She can be reached at (231) 592-8362 or by email at tfussman@pioneergroup.com.

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