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.


• 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.


• 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.


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.

Leave a Reply