Davis Police Say Men Thought to Be Impersonating City Workers Were Actually City Workers

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DAVIS -- Davis police now say two men who a resident in West Davis believed to be impersonators were indeed city workers.

A house guest of Nancy Callahan was suspicious because two men asked to reset a watering timer.

She thought that was odd even though the two were wearing orange safety vests with the City of Davis emblem on them.

"I thought it strange that city workers would set a timer on private property," said the guest who only gave her first name as Rachel.

She called Callahan who was concerned that there was no appointment made. She said she didn't give permission for them to go onto her property and notified police.

Davis police put out an alert for the two men, but after some investigation determined that they were indeed city workers.

Still they believed the two women were right to be suspicious. A police spokesperson said all city workers carry picture ID cards and they, or the department listed on the card, should be contacted if you suspect something is not right.

Davis police also note that thieves have been known to impersonate private contractors and private utility workers in order to gain access to private property to steal items or see if there is something worthwhile to come back for.