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Crime Report: Deputies Investigate Fraud Complaint in Dexter

The following information was supplied by the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.

Fraud Activity

On Dec. 10, Washtenaw County Sheriff deputies were contacted by a Dexter resident who reported that two of her credit cards were fraudulently used. The purchases on the card were made out of state. The case remains under investigation. Sgt. Beth Gieske is reminding residents to carefully monitor their credit card statements, especially around the holidays.

Accidental home fire

On Dec. 10, deputies with the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department were dispatched to the 14000 block of North Territorial Road in Dexter for a report of a residential fire. Sgt. Beth Gieske said deputies believe the homeowner had discarded items which may have started the fire. Roughly $4,600 in personal property damage was reported. There were no injuries, according to police reports.

Animal rescue

On Dec. 9, deputies were dispatched to Dexter-Pinckney Road near the Huron River to assist in an animal rescue. According to police, a motorist was flagged down by a 58-year-old resident from Whitmore Lake who had been canoeing with his dog when the canoe overturned on the river near Bell Road. The canoeist was able to secure his dog and then crossed the river, climbing the embankment and securing assistance. The motorist provided aide to the individual and called 911. The resident's dog was later recovered by deputies and taken to the Humane Society of Huron Valley for care.

Home burglary

On Dec. 8, deputies were dispatched to a business in the 9100 block of North Territorial Road in response to a burglary complaint. According to police reports, the burglary was discovered when employees reported to work in the morning. No further information is available. To report a confidential tip, call 1-734-973 7711.

Larceny

Deputies patrolling Scio Township are investigating the theft of a GPS unit taken from a parked car on Dec. 1, which had been parked in the 100 block of Peach Street. No further information was provided by the sheriff's office.

For questions on this police blotter, e-mail Daniel.Lai@patch.com.

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