Public Safety — Nov. 17, 2021

The LOPD responded to

95 calls from Nov. 8-14, 2021

• Felony Arrests: 0

• Misdemeanor Arrests: 2

• Traffic Accidents: 1

M-24 continues to be a problem for traffic accidents

Lake Orion police responded to a traffic accident at N. Park Boulevard (M-24) and Elizabeth Street at 5:55 p.m. Nov. 9 after a blue Equinox crashed into the back of a black Town & Country. There were no injuries reported.

Credit card/ID theft from Florida

Lake Orion police took a report from a resident on Heights Road at 10:33 a.m. Nov. 13 regarding an identity theft.

The resident informed police that someone used their credit card number and made a purchase online from somewhere in Florida. Police are investigating.

Note: It’s a good idea to always double check credit card and bank account statements for suspicious activity.

Beware of ‘Amazon employee’ phone scam this holiday season

Lake Orion took a telephone scam report from a Flint Street resident at 3:36 p.m. Nov. 13 after a bogus Amazon employee called the resident.

A person posing as an Amazon employee called the resident claiming that someone purchased a phone for $1,000 on the Lake Orion man’s account.

The fake Amazon employee told the man that in order for him to receive a refund, the man must purchase a $500 gift and send a picture of the gift card to the person posing as an Amazon employee.

The man purchased the gift card, sent a photo and the money was taken from the gift, according to a police report.

The victim lost $500 to the scammer. Police are investigating.

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