Law enforcement reminds the public that solicitation is allowed in most townships

Last updated: July 02. 2014 4:25PM - 153 Views
By Melanie Yingst

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Melanie Yingst

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MIAMI COUNTY - Several local law enforcement agencies have been fielding phone calls about a man driving a white pick-up truck with Texas license plates selling education materials door-to-door. “The subject was interviewed and talked to by deputies last week,” Duchak said.

Duchak said the man is a college student selling educational material which is not illegal in Miami County.

“Most of the county townships have no anti-solicitation prohibition nor does the county - Concord Township would be the exception,” Duchak said.”There are no crimes attributed to this guy so there’s nothing at this point that we know is wrong.” Concord Township passed an anti-solicitation law in 2013.

In the city of Troy, one must apply for a solicitation permit at the Troy Police Department. The person has obtained a permit to solicit his business in the city of Troy, according to Troy Police Department.

Duchak said the county sheriff’s office has received numerous calls about the solicitor.

Duchak said if you do not wish to do business with this person, ask them to politely leave. If they fail to do so, then contact authorities.

Duchak said if county residents are concerned about solicitors stopping at their property, to post anti-solicitation signs on their doors.

Do you have problems with summer time solicitors? Do you think the time of “door-to-door” sales is over? Or is it just old-fashion sales? Let us know! Post your opinion on the Troy Daily News Facebook page.

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