The following incidents have been documented by the Fairfield Glade Police Department
for June 23-29, 2019
6/18* Peavine Road
Arrest. Two subjects were stopped for a traffic violation and arrested for outstanding warrants and felony drug possession.
6/23 St. George Drive
Simple Possession. A vehicle parked at the recreation area at Spring Lake after hours was investigated and the driver cited for possession of marijuana.
6/25 Peavine Road
Arrest. A verbal domestic was being investigated by officers and a subject was arrested for resisting, stop, frisk or halt.
6/24 Minetta Drive
Vandalism. A resident reported damage to their mailbox from a vehicle.
6/25 Peavine Road
Arrest. A motorist in front of a local business was contacted and arrested for an outstanding warrant and possession of marijuana.
6/28 Inwood Drive
Theft. A resident reported a handgun missing from their vehicle that had been taken sometime in the last 70 days and unknown location.
*Late report due to investigation.
Security Tip of the Week
The Federal Trade Commission’s latest Data Spotlight shows the surge in reports about government imposters. You know about the Social Security Administration (SSA) imposters who claim that your Social Security number has been linked to "criminal activity" or that your Social Security Number (SSN) has been suspended or that your benefits have been suspended and ask you to provide some information or money. Sometimes, the scammer wants you to confirm your SSN to reactivate it. Sometimes, they say your bank account is about to be seized– but they tell you what to do to keep it safe. (Often, that involves putting your money on gift cards and giving them the codes– which, of course, means that your money is gone.) Oh, and your caller ID often shows the real SSA phone number (1-800-772-1213) when these scammers call - but they're faking that number. It's not the real SSA calling.
Here's what to know: your Social Security number is not about to be suspended. You don't have to verify your number to anyone who calls out of the blue. And your bank accounts are not about to be seized. SSA will never call to threaten your benefits or tell you to wire money, send cash, or put money on gift cards. Anyone who tells you to do those things is a scammer. Every time.
The real SSA number is 1-800-772-1213, but scammers are putting that number in the caller ID. If you're worried about what the caller says, hang up and call 1-800-772-1213 to speak to the real SSA. Even if the wait time is long, confirm with the real SSA before responding to one of these calls. Never give any part of your Social Security number to anyone who contacts you. Or your bank account or credit card number.
If you get one of these calls, tell the FTC at ftc.gov/complaint.