2018-09-17 / Front Page

Man posing as DNR officer sought

BY CATHY BARRINGER
Staff Writer

AUSTIN TWP. — The Sanilac County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a man who robbed a Port Huron man while posing as an off-duty DNR officer on Sept. 7.

A Port Huron man called police about being robbed by the subject on Spencer Road, west of M-19, around 12:30 p.m. that Friday afternoon.

The sheriff’s office reported the victim said he was driving his pickup truck north through Argyle on M-19 when a man sitting in a newer white pickup truck coming from the east on Argyle Road began to follow him.

The man said the truck continued to follow him as he pulled onto Spencer Road and activated a blue strobe light, and he pulled over.

The fake officer advised the Port Huron man that he was an offduty DNR officer and he was going to confiscate the deer decoy the victim had since it was illegal. The man also removed several other hunting-related items from the bed of the victim’s pickup truck.

The suspect is described as a white male in his mid to late 50’s. The suspect is tall and thin, has short light-brown hair and a thin mustache. He also has a large tattoo of an eagle on his left forearm.

Anyone with information regarding the incident should contact Deputy James Leen at 810- 648-2000, Ext. 2, or the sheriff’s Detective Bureau at 810-648-8360.

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