The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office is alerting the public to a phone scam that is generating in the Cattaraugus County Area. Residents (primarily targeting grandmothers) are receiving phone calls from jails/police agency informing the elderly they have a loved one who needs money wired to release them from jail/custody. Residents may be asked for personal information to include personal identification, debit and credit card information, social security numbers, address information and more.
Unique to this scam it is mainly targeting grandmothers and requesting they wire money. Residents are reminded to never give out any personal information over the telephone.
Sheriff Timothy S. Whitcomb proudly announces that the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office has joined a select group of police agencies statewide to receive re-accreditation from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.
There has been much discussion recently regarding the building in Little Valley that once housed the County Museum.
Let me review some of the available information regarding this building.
The original “seed” funds for this building was about $500 left over from the Cattaraugus County Centennial of 1908.
Jolly Old St. Nick recently made a call to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office Program Director Deputy Brian Keis to get an update and progress on the 2013 giving season. He was pleased to hear that fundraising efforts are in full swing and donations are still coming in. Deputy Keis continues to send out letters to county businesses to help raise more funds as the program is approximately $1,000.00 lower than it had hoped to be by this time.
A new exhibit has opened at the Cattaraugus County Museum! It is called "An Olio", meaning a miscellaneous mixture or collection, because it features a number of widely varied items.
Many of these items, though very interesting, are one-of-a-kind and rarely fit into larger exhibits. Because of this, we have decided to create an exhibit solely dedicated to these unusual items!
The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging was recently recognized at the national level for their successful efforts in the “Share Your Love” campaign sponsored by Subaru and the Meals on Wheels Association of America.
The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging will be assisting individuals age 60 and over with HEAP applications. Senior citizens in Cattaraugus County that received a regular HEAP benefit last HEAP season will receive an application by mail this year.
Maximum income eligibility guidelines are $2,175 per month for a household of one, and $2,844 for a two-person household. Higher income limits exist for larger households.