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Crime Nearby: Fake Cop Arrested, Beware of the 'Grandma Scam' and More

Find out what crimes made headlines in neighboring communities over the past week.

The following information was supplied by area police departments. A criminal charge is only an accusation, and does not indicate convictions.

FERNDALE: Fake Cop Arrested in Ferndale

A pair of handcuffs and a hunting knife were found in a compartment of the driver’s car door, police said.

TROY: Police: Suspicious Man Claimed to be the Cable Guy

Suspicious man knocked on Troy resident's door on Tuesday afternoon.

ROCHESTER: Rochester Police Chief: Beware of the Grandma Scam

Rochester Police Chief Steve Schettenhelm said residents have been subject to phony calls in recent days: here's what you need to know

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP:

An unknown man tricked an elderly resident into thinking he was a Bloomfield Township employee and got away with jewelry in a matter of minutes, police said.

BIRMINGHAM:

In addition, Birmingham police arrested three drunk drivers last week and two residents say packages were stolen from their front porches.

samanthad406 March 04, 2013 at 11:52 AM
If you think Don`s story is impossible..., a month-back my daughter in law basically easily made $7007 putting in 10 hours a week in their apartment and the're roomate's ex-wife`s neighbour did this for 4 months and got a cheque for more than $7007 in their spare time on their labtop. follow the guidelines on this web-site, http://rochester.patch.qr.net/kaUD
Margaret Betts March 05, 2013 at 06:38 PM
speaking of scams....................
Ron Harman March 24, 2013 at 07:46 PM
Samantha is posting a well known Scam .... often times loaded with Viruses. I am surprised and constantly disappointed in that Rochester Patch keeps approving such posts. Who keeps approving them??
Ron Harman March 24, 2013 at 07:47 PM
Margaret ....Rochester Patch is posting a well known Scam .... often times loaded with Viruses. I am surprised and constantly disappointed in that Rochester Patch keeps approving such posts. Who keeps approving them??

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