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Police Blotter: Fraudulent Gift Certificates

The following is gathered from the Public Safety Departments of the Grosse Pointes. Arrests do not indicate conviction.

Police Blotter: Fraudulent Gift Certificates

Grosse Pointe Farms police are investigating fraudulent gift certificates reported by Jumps Restaurant after they received two within the last few weeks. An employee reported the fraudulent gift certificates Sunday after a second customer tried to use one. The employee recognized it as fraudulent and to be similar to one used about two weeks prior and only discovered fraudulent after it was used. She asked the customer where she got the certificate and the customer reported buying it online. The employee checked the website provided by the customer and found certificates for sale there but reported to police the restaurant does not sell online. She also reported that another website was selling the gift certificates for Jumps and several other local restaurants, according to a report.

Girls Turned Over to Parents

Grosse Pointe Farms police arrested two 14-year-old Grosse Pointe Farms girls and turned them over to their parents after Beaumont Hospital security found them in the parking garage. The girls were acting suspiciously, according to the security guards, who called Farms police. One of the teenagers was in possession of marijuana and responding officers believed she had been smoking it, according to a report. The marijuana was taken into police evidence.

3 Arrested in Traffic Stop

Grosse Pointe Farms police arrested three men near Mack and East Warren shortly after 5 p.m. Monday after a traffic stop. During the traffic stop, officers discovered the driver was suspended, a passenger had a felony warrant out of Macomb County and another passenger had two misdemeanor warrants out of Harper Woods. All three were taken into custody, according to a report.

16-year-old Arrested in Fight, Battery

Grosse Pointe Farms police arrested a 16-year-old Grosse Pointe Park teen Jan. 10 after he was identified by several witnesses as being the aggressor in a fight with another teenager on Fisher Road. The teen admitted after being arrested that he was in a fight but said the other teen threw the first punch. Two adult women who witnessed part of the fight said the 16-year-old was beating the other in the face and hitting his head on the sidewalk repeatedly. The teen ran away before police arrived but he was found a short time later. Several of the victims friends were with him when the fight broke out and explained it happened after the first teen bumped into another teen in a "bullying" manner. The 16-year-old victim was treated and released at an area hospital for cuts, bruises and a concussion, according to a report.

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