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My Town Whitehall: Police identify suspected thieves

My Town Whitehall: Police identify suspected thieves

WHITEHALL, Mich.—Whitehall police say they've identified two suspected thieves, thanks to viewer tips.

In a post on Facebook, the police department says:

"We would like to thank you all for your tips and thoughts. They have assisted us in identifying the suspects in the theft. We can’t say exactly what was stolen but that isn’t as important as your help.

While this may not be as serious a crime as others, we take our responsibility seriously and that is why we took the time to ask for your help, and we weren’t disappointed. No one can do it alone but together we make this a community where this case gets our attention and assures us all that this is a great, safe place to live."

The surveillance images were taking Sunday, March 29 at the Admiral station on Colby Street. 

My Town Whitehall: Police search for suspected thieves

My Town Whitehall: Police search for suspected thieves

WHITEHALL, Mich.—Whitehall police are looking for a man and woman suspected of stealing from a gas station.

The surveillance images were taking Sunday, March 29 at the Admiral station on Colby Street.   Officers say the man was wearing a green baseball cap with the white Michigan State logo on the front and a white letter “S” on the back.  He was last seen wearing a blue and gray flannel shirt and jeans.  The woman he was with was wearing a blue and white flannel style jacket and jeans. Officers say she was also wearing large hoop earrings.

If you recognize either suspect, contact police at (231) 894-2317.

My Town: 7 tips to protect your home from spring break predators

My Town: 7 tips to protect your home from spring break predators

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—With spring break fast approaching, many West Michigan families are fine-tuning their travel plans—and so are thieves.

Most West Michigan schools will be out of session April 3-10, so families can take a vacation.  East Grand Rapids Public Safety Director Mark Herald says this is the time homeowners need to step up safety measures.  Herald shares seven ways to make your home less attractive to thieves:

My Town: 10 ways to protect yourself while shopping

My Town: 10 ways to protect yourself while shopping

KENTWOOD, Mich.—As the busiest shopping day of the year approaches, police are offering 10 ways to protect yourself and your vehicle from thieves.

 

Help Eliminate Auto Thefts (H.E.A.T.) works with Michigan law enforcement agencies to track down suspected car thieves and those suspected of auto theft-related insurance fraud.    Shoppers are encouraged to follow these tips:

Restaurant employee accused of stealing customer credit card information

Restaurant employee accused of stealing customer credit card information

FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich.—A Taco Bell employee will face charges for using a customer’s credit card information to make purchases throughout the Muskegon County area.

On Jan. 10, officers say the suspect was working the drive through window at the Fruitport Township Taco Bell at 5425 Blueberry Lane when they took a customer’s credit card and copied down the information on it.  The employee then returned the card to the customer.

Police say the suspect presented a faulty credit card at businesses.  When the card was declined, the suspect would offer to call the credit card company to straighten things out.  The suspect would then present the handwritten account number, saying the credit card company provided that information to complete the transaction.

The Taco Bell customer saw the suspicious transactions listed on their account and contacted police, who tracked the crimes to the employee.

Police search for hit and run driver

Police search for hit and run driver

WHITEHALL, Mich.—Whitehall Police are asking for the community’s help in tracking down the driver who damaged city property.

Officers say a car parked outside the Subway on West Colby Street backed into a street lamp post around noon on Monday.  The impact caused the post to snap off at its base.

The vehicle is described as a silver Subaru that may have damage to the rear.The male driver was last seen heading into Montague. Anyone with information in this case is asked to call the Whitehall Police Department at (231) 894-2317 or email whpd@cityofwhitehall.org.

Whitehall Police warn of phone call scam

Whitehall Police warn of phone call scam
WHITEHALL, Mich.— Whitehall Police are sending out a scam alert to all residents.According to the police department’s Facebook page, a resident tells officers they received two calls from people claiming to be DEA agents.  The victim says the callers said they had a warrant for their arrest and a warrant to search the house.  The resident quickly recognized it was a scam and hung up on the suspects.Whitehall Police want to remind residents to remain vigilant when it comes to possible scams and call them if anything suspicious comes up.