by Johnnie W. Torres, Jr., Chief of Police
Stockbridge Police responded to the following complaints this week:
04/4/17, 2 pm: Soliciting complaint on both Old Orchard and N. Williams St. Stockbridge Police Department (SPD) received two calls from residents advising that there were solicitors in the Village trying to sell vacuums. One resident described the solicitor as being “very pushy”. They subjects were reportedly driving a blue minivan. SPD checked the area and found the suspect vehicle near Morton and S. M-52 and conducted a traffic stop on the subjects and identified them as being H&H Systems employees out of Lansing. One of the subjects, a 20-yr-old Lansing man, had been previously warned of soliciting in the Village without a permit. He was cited and the other three subjects received a verbal warning.
4/5/17, 11:40 am: Weapons complaint on I-96 near M-52. SPD assisted Ingham Co. and State Police units on a report of a motorist pointing a gun at another motorist as they both traveled eastbound on I-96. Central dispatch was called by an off-duty officer advising that the driver of a white SUV with Texas plates pointed a gun at him. The officer called 911 and followed the vehicle until it was stopped at the Livingston County line on I-96. No further details available.
4/6/17, 9:20 am: Identity theft complaint at the station. SPD was advised by a resident that her identity was stolen and someone filed Federal taxes in her name. This investigation was turned over to the IRS.
4/9/17, 5:20 pm: Traffic stop in the 300 block of W. Main St. for improper plates. SPD conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and upon making contact with the driver, a 35-yr-old Stockbridge man, it was discovered that the man had a suspended driver’s license and 3 warrants out of Jackson County for child neglect and failure to appear in court. He was arrested and later lodged in the Jackson Co. Jail. His vehicle was impounded and a warrant for driving on a suspended license with be sought in Ingham Co.
BE AWARE OF PHONE SCAMS INVOLVING IRS AND JURY DUTY.
There are scams occurring where subjects are told that they did not appear for jury duty or that they owe IRS. These are scams. DO NOT GIVE INFORMATION OVER THE PHONE OR PAY OVER THE PHONE USING PAYPAL OR OTHERS.