This is a true story…
A Crime Watch member’s significant other came home from work to find a note in his mailbox with a phone number on it saying that they have his income tax check. If he wanted it he should call that number.
He lives off of Park Ave.
He called the number and the person told him he could get his check off them if he came to their house which was located in the Heights.
Without thinking he went to get it… just relieved to get his check.
When he arrived they asked him for money !
He gave them some and he took the check.
A few minutes later his phone rang again .. it was the person who had his check asking for MORE money !
He then went to the police and Post Office. They are looking into it.
The strange thing is the names of the streets are different and the house numbers are not even similar.
When I was told the address of the house he went to I was very suspicious because it is a known drug house. The guy who had the check was recently arrested for selling drugs at a park in Kingston.
I have to wonder if someone is taking checks out of mailboxes and extorting money out of people.
Beware… report it to the Watch Commander at the police station if this happens to you or anyone you know. Do not go and get the check… let the authorities do it !
From “ Scanner Addict”
3/14-12:41AM - Barney Inn, vandalism to vehicle.
3/13-10:20PM - 121 George ave, windows smashed out on car.
3/10-10:01PM - 778 Kidder St, Friendly's restaurant, a car broken into and another car vandalized.
3/5-11:57PM - 273 Park Ave, car window smashed out.
Reports from Clipboard at Police Station
68 Wilkes Lane – theft- cell phone
Hutson Street- theft- automatic teller machine card to withdraw cash from bank account.
• A 12-year-old girl told police a man in his 20s followed her and exposed himself while yelling sexual remarks to her in the area of Courtright Street. The man is described as white, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, thin build, fair complexion, wearing blue jeans, black jacket and a black skull cap with a silver design.
McLean Street - cut wires to a security camera that is mounted on the front porch of her house.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on South Main Street – theft- credit cards.
North Sherman Street - window on his vehicle was shattered.
155 Almond Lane, - 2002 BMX X-5 was taken from outside of residence. Police recovered the sport utility vehicle on South Franklin Street.
97 Maxwell St- theft- boat
250 S. Washington St.- theft- saxophone
82 N. Cleveland St.- TFMV
298 N. Pennsylvania Ave. – smashed window on car
A woman said she was assaulted by three females at the Sherman Hills apartment complex Saturday night.South Welles Street - TFMV-. cell phone and money bag were missing, with an overall loss of an estimated $450.
Robbery- three men approached a woman, grabbed her by the arm, knocked her to the ground and took her money at in the area of Carey Avenue and Alexander Street. The men were in their late teens to 20s, two wore dark clothes and the third wore a black skull cap.
North Washington Street – Burglary - home had been forcibly entered between 7 a.m. and 11:20 a.m. The front door was opened and a Marlin rifle, diamond ring, gold wedding band and opal ring were taken. The overall estimated cost of loss and damage was $1,820.
Morgan's Cleaning Service, 68 E. Main St – Theft- Five snow blowers and three salt spreaders
East South Street – windows smashed on car.