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By Nathan Kraatz - [email protected]



Warren sheriff warns of scam

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens about scam phone calls. Several people have reported receiving calls where the suspect identifies himself as Deputy David Scott. The suspect tells the person that the Warren County Sheriff’s Office has a warrant for their arrest and if they get a money order and provide him the information, he would have the warrant recalled.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office wants the public to be aware they do not call and ask for payment over the phone. This is a scam and if you receive one of these calls, just hang up the phone and ignore the caller.

WILMINGTON — The following report is generated from reports provided by the Wilmington Police Department. All those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. Incidents are presumed to be under investigation. Charges may be dropped or changed in court.

Wilmington police recently received the following reports:

• Several people reported suspected scams between Jan 12 and 18. The callers allegedly pretended to be the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Internal Revenue Service, and someone’s grandson. All asked personal questions or for money. Police informed the complainants that the scams are common and suggested they inform the Ohio Attorney General as well.

• A woman reported being assaulted Wednesday, Jan. 13. While taking her daughter to the emergency room, another woman allegedly approached her vehicle and began punching her in the face.

• Multiple cars were broken into overnight at Woodside Drive, residents reported Friday morning. A bank card, about $20 in loose change and a radio were reported stolen. The bank card was then fraudulently used, according to one of the reports.

• Tuesday, Jan.12, at night, four teenagers allegedly fought in the street on North Mulberry Street following a verbal argument. One boy reportedly received a head injury.

• A woman told police her tablet was stolen Wednesday, Jan. 13, on West Main Street.

• Someone spray painted a vehicle, vandalizing it, Thursday on North Lincoln Street. Another vehicle was reported spray painted on Friday on Birdsall Street, and a garage was reported spray painted Friday on High Street.

• A man reported that his cell phone had been stolen Saturday on Gallup Street.

• A man called police Wednesday, Jan. 13, to say that he’s an alcoholic and needs help. When police arrived, he asked for medical attention and was transported to the hospital.

• Police removed a mattress from Wayne Road Thursday evening.

Wilmington police recently arrested the following people:

• Erica Burris, 29, of Wilmington, for allegedly using or possessing drug paraphernalia, and Richard Gardner, 46, of Wilmington, for allegedly possessing drug abuse instruments. Police received a call that Burris had allegedly been strung out on heroin all weekend. Upon searching, two used needles, two spoons, two straws, two cotton balls and a marijuana roach were seized. Both were arrested on Tuesday, Jan. 12.

• Danielle Hubbell, 28, of Wilmington, for alleged criminal damaging on Friday.

• Josyph Runyon, 24, of Wilmington, for allegedly trespassing on Wednesday, Jan. 13. Runyon was also arrested for a warrant alleging theft.

Reach Nathan Kraatz at 937-382-2574, ext. 2510 or on Twitter @NathanKraatz.

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By Nathan Kraatz

[email protected]

Warren sheriff warns of scam

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens about scam phone calls. Several people have reported receiving calls where the suspect identifies himself as Deputy David Scott. The suspect tells the person that the Warren County Sheriff’s Office has a warrant for their arrest and if they get a money order and provide him the information, he would have the warrant recalled.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office wants the public to be aware they do not call and ask for payment over the phone. This is a scam and if you receive one of these calls, just hang up the phone and ignore the caller.

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