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Davis residents warned of men impersonating city workers

Davis police are warning residents to be alert to people impersonating city workers following a Tuesday incident.

Just after 1:30 p.m., two men wearing orange safety vests with “City of Davis” printed on them spoke with a resident in the 2100 block of Alameda Avenue. The men claimed to be at the home to repair the sprinkler timers, according to a Police Department news release. While speaking with the resident, one of the men asked about dogs on the premises.

City officials determined that these men were not city of Davis employees. Both men were described as white and approximately 50 years old. One was of average height and build, clean cut, with short gray hair. The other man was described only as slender.

Police note that there have been instances in the past in which people posed as utility workers to commit various crimes such as residential burglaries and copper theft.

City of Davis employees carry identification cards and should present them upon request. If someone claiming to be a city employee is unable to produce an identification card, residents are advised to call the associated city department to verify the work to be performed at the residence. They also can call the Police Department to verify a city employee’s identity.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy