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Trenton Police Say Man Posing as DTE Employee Attempted to Access Elderly Woman's Home

The following information was supplied by the Trenton Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Police are looking for a man who attempted to gain access to a house by posing as a DTE Energy employee at about 1 p.m. July 24 in the 1700 block of N Trenton Drive.

The home owner, a woman in her 80s, sent the man away after he requested access to a gas meter inside the house.

The man was described as about 30 years old, white and well dressed. He was not in a DTE uniform, but did provide some form of identification to the woman.

The woman, concerned for here safety, called her son who immediately called police.

Police said they contacted DTE who confirmed the man was not an employee.

There have not been additional reports as of the time this article was published.

Police said residents should check for proper identification and be sure employees are wearing the appropriate uniforms for the businesses they represent.

Police asked residents who see a man who fits the above description or a person(s) attempts to access a home unlawfully to call the immediately 734-676-3737.

William Riley July 26, 2012 at 03:35 AM
Forget calling the 734-676-3737 number, this guy is trying to invade homes! DIAL 911!!!!! This is a TRUE EMERGENCY!

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