Police: People possibly rummaging through garbage in Swartz Creek

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SWARTZ CREEK (WJRT) (4/15/2019) - Police are warning about suspicious activity in Swartz Creek, where people apparently rummaged through garbage bags on Monday.

Republic Services, which collects trash in the city, contacted the Metro Police Authority of Genesee County after trash collectors found numerous bags opened and emptied.

Police believe whoever is responsible may have sifted through the bags of trash looking for personal identification or financial information. They advised residents to shred anything containing personal information before throwing it away.

While sifting through trash set out by the curb is not illegal, police would like to speak with whoever is responsible. Anyone who sees any suspicious people or vehicles are asked to call 911.