Police arrested two fraudsters Tuesday near Shady Lane and Good Hope Road.
The two men were observed roughly 20 minutes before the arrest “seal coating” a person’s home on the N7000 block of Joanne Drive. The vehicle and workers had no official signs or business markings. Typically, this is a type of front business in which criminals complete an inferior job, or they attempt a theft or burglary at the residence.
One of the “employees” had three outstanding warrants with the Butler Police Department. The “owner” of the business admitted to going door-to-door and providing substandard asphalt sealing services without the proper permits.
“Citizens should be aware of persons going door-to-door offering such services and should ask for warranty information, company address, phone number, and references,” stated Falls Police Lt. Jeff Knop in a release.
If residents believe they were targeted by a fraudulent business they should contact the police department at 532-8700.
Also in the reports:
- Police contacted a drunken 21-year-old woman at 2:26 a.m. Wednesday on Main Street and Mill Street. An officer believed she might have been involved in an argument that occurred earlier in . Upon further inquiry, officers discovered she was out on bond for a felony narcotics charge from Dodge County. Absolute sobriety was a condition of her bail, but she had a BAC of 0.17. She was arrested for misdemeanor bail jumping.
- At roughly 7 p.m. Monday, a person stole $48.22 worth of gas from Paul’s Mobil Mart on Silver Spring Drive. The vehicle was listed as stolen with the Milwaukee Police Department, and the owner of the vehicle was contacted.
- On Aug. 2 and Sept. 12, vandals broke two windows at Bilco Auto Body by propelling 3/8-inch ball bearings at them. It will cost the business owner roughly $1,000 to replace the windows.