The Following incidents have been documented by the Fairfield Glade Police Department for the period: November 18-24, 2018
11/18 Dovenshire Road
Traffic Crash (non-injury). A single vehicle traffic crash was investigated.
11/19 Peavine Road
Traffic Crash (non-injury). A motorist struck a deer on the roadway.
11/22 Fairway Drive
Theft/Information. A resident reported a street sign stolen. After investigation it was determined to have been removed by Public Works.
11/23 Warehouse Road
Traffic Crash (non-injury). A two vehicle traffic crash was investigated where two vehicles backed into each other in a parking lot.
11/24 Lakeside Drive
Vandalism. A resident reported their mailbox was damaged.
11/24 Peavine Road
Arrest (DUI). A motorist was stopped for a traffic violation and arrested for Driving Under the Influence.
Here are the top five scams that are reported most to the Fairfield Glade Police Department (FGPD) for 2018 that resulted in monetary losses for our residents. As a reminder please be diligent as many of these scammers are very good at what they do. If you are ever in doubt, please contact FGPD.
• Fake prizes, sweepstakes, free gifts, lottery scams– You receive an email claiming you won a prize, lottery or gift, and you only have to pay a "small fee" to claim it or cover "handling costs.” These include scams which can go under the name of genuine lotteries like the UK National Lottery or some other foreign lottery. Unsolicited email or telephone calls tell people they are being entered or have already been entered into a prize draw. Later, they receive a call congratulating them on winning a substantial prize in a national lottery. But, before they can claim their prize, they are told they must send money to pay for administration fees and taxes. The prize, of course, does not exist. No genuine lottery asks for money to pay fees or notifies its winners via an email.
• Fake check payments– You sell something online or through Craig's List or some other site and you're paid with phony checks and instructed to wire money back to buyer. The check looks real, but after you try to cash it, you find out it is a fake. And you could be arrested for passing a counterfeit check!
• Arrest warrant scam– Scammers create a fake Caller ID, which allows them to call you and appear to be calling from a local police, sheriff or other law enforcement agency. They say there is a warrant out for your arrest, but that you can pay a fine in order to avoid criminal charges. Of course, these scammers don't take credit cards. Only a Western Union Moneygram or other wire transfer or pre-paid debit card will do.
• Invisible home improvements– In addition to email, mail and phone, scammers just show up at your door. Scammers posing as home improvement contractors come door-to-door and target seniors, those who live alone.
• Online Dating Scams– Fake profiles of scammers posing as attractive men and women, then claiming they need money to help in an emergency, typically when they claim to be out of the country on a business trip.