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Shelby Police Help Citizens Avoid ID Theft with Shred Day

The Shelby Township Police Department will hold its annual Community Shred Day on Oct. 19 at the Township Hall parking lot.

Shred sensitive documents on Oct. 19 while saving a few hundred trees at the Shelby Township Shred Day.

The annual event is held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Shelby Township Municipal parking lot located at 52700 Van Dyke.

This program is sponsored by the Shelby Township Police Department, the Shelby Township Community Foundation and Absolute Shreds of Auburn Hills in order to teach residents about identity theft, and how to avoid being a victim by not having documents containing personal information in circulation.

Residents are asked to bring a maximum of two boxes of documents that need to be professionally shredded. The township shredded more than 30,000 pounds of paper last year.

All the shredded paper will then be recycled. Shelby Township Sgt. Ken Cazabon said the2012 shred event saved 255 trees; 39 pounds of fuel oil; 105,350 gallons of water; 61,705 kilowatt hours of electricity; and 52 cubic years of landfill space.

For more information, call the Shelby Township Police Department at 586-731-2121.

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