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Truck Stolen Off Lot at Fowlerville Ford

The following information was supplied by the Livingston County Sheriff's Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

A a 2001 red Ford F-250 pick-up truck was stolen from the Fowlerville Ford dealership lot between Sept. 20 and Sept. 24, 2012, according to a police report.

The truck was first noticed missing on Sept. 21, but was dismissed as possibly in service or sent out for detailing, the report said.

Dealership employees told police that all of the keys were accounted for, but the original keys for the truck had been missing for a week before suddenly reappearing, the report said.

The value of the truck was about $5,000.

Copper pipe stolen from utility truck

Copper pipe was stolen from a utility truck at Pennington gas company in Tyrone Township between Sept. 21 and Sept. 24, according to a police report.

An employee reported the copper missing on Sept. 24, the report said. The manager told police she noticed the fence on the North side of the building cut on Sept. 26, and believed it was how the copper was stolen.

The 150-foot copper pipe's replacement value is $170.

Mother, daughter arrested on retail fraud charges

A 44-year-old Brighton mother and her 20-year-old daughter were arrested on charges of retail fraud at the Genoa Township Walmart on Sept. 27, according to a police report.

A Walmart Asset Protection Officer told police he witnessed the two women concealing makeup, razor blades, a cell phone case and a curling iron in their purses and on their bodies, then attempted to checkout, paying only for grocery and lower priced items, but not any of the concealed products, the report said.

Among the other concealed items were intimates, beauty products, a fleece zip hoodie and aspirin.

Both women were lodged at the Livingston County Jail. The case has been forwarded to the prosecutors office.

Howell woman arrested on retail fraud charges

A 32-year-old Howell woman was arrested on retail fraud charges at the Genoa Township Kohl's on Sept. 28, according to a police report.

The woman switched prices on three bras and a shirt and concealed other merchandise, the report said.

Police said the woman was allowed to call her husband and tell him to come to Kohl`s and take custody of her daughter, so she wouldn`t be turned over to the state, which he refused.

Police made arrangements to transport the little girl to the Livingston County Sheriff`s Office to make arrangements for her care for the night. The father arrived later to pick her up.

Alarm scares away would-be thieves

Several unknown persons attempted to steal three pushcarts full of merchandise at the Genoa Township Walmart on Sept. 30, according to a police report.

The Walmart night manager told police the a fire door alarm near the hardware area on the north side of the building was set off and the door left ajar, according to the report. There were three carts filled with merchandise near the door.

Police said the night manager told them he saw some people running from the store. Another employee told police she saw one man and three boys, about 12 to 15 years old, running from the store, the report said.

The three carts contained a total of 61 items, including electronics, paintball guns, diapers and laundry detergent. The merchandise was valued at $3,309.30.

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