Michigan Man Wanted on Parole Violation Arrested
Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Fred Tippins (32) formerly of Tampa Florida. At approximately 11:20 A.M., the Fairfield Police Department was contacted by a concerned resident regarding a suspicious white van, with Florida plates, that was in the Sand Road area was traveling slowly through the neighborhoods. Officer Steven Ptaszynski located the vehicle on Addison Drive and stopped it. The vehicle was found to be occupied by three males, with Tippen being the operator.
When asked to produce his driving credentials, Tippen allegedly told the officer that he had left his driver’s license at his hotel. It is alleged that Tippen initially identified himself as Terrance D. Edwards but when this individual could not be found in the records of the Michigan Motor Vehicle files, it is alleged that Tippen told the officer his actual name and that he believed he was wanted in Michigan. A computer check confirmed that Tippen was in fact wanted by Michigan parole authorities for having allegedly violated provisions related to a manslaughter conviction. Tippens was arrested without incident and was transported to the Essex County Jail in Newark, N.J. awaiting extradition to Michigan.
The officer’s investigation revealed that the trio was working for a Florida-based company called Young Enterprises and was apparently in the area to go door to door selling liquid soap and cleaners. A fourth individual, also working for the company, was later picked up by police in the area of Malcolm Drive. These individuals were eventually released from the police department.
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