Warren Mayor Jim Fouts Initiates Elderly Task Force With Center Line, Roseville, Sterling Heights, and the Macomb County Sheriff’s Department
At the direction of the Mayor of the City of Warren, Jim R. Fouts, the Warren Police Commissioner Jere Green and the Warren Police Department, a program has been offered surrounding police agencies that proposes a cooperative law enforcement effort among agencies. This task force will work to aggressively identify, arrest, and prosecute those responsible for these terrible crimes against the senior Warren residents. This will include highly trained officers from Warren, Center Line, Roseville, Sterling Heights, and the Macomb County Sheriff’s Department. There has been a significant spike in senior crimes in the metro area including the City of Warren and other cities. These predators approach homes of elderly residents and try to con them into paying for home repair services or pose as utility company employees to take care of services related to utility issues. Many seniors have been taken for huge sums of money including a 93 year old woman who was bilked out of $7000.
The Task Force has already produced results. A man wanted in connection with a series of a violent robberies targeting senior citizens in Warren and Center Line has been arraigned on multiple charges. In another instance, the newly formed task force which targets crimes against senior citizens assisted in the arrest of two people accused of scamming an elderly Clinton Township man.