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.
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.
With public participation at an all-time high after six prior events in three years, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and its national, tribal, and community partners will hold a seventh National Prescription Drug Take Back Day at thousands of sites across America on Saturday the 26th. These Take Back Days give the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs. Collection sites are open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force
Type of Incident: Drug Arrest / Search Warrant
Date: 10/15/13 Time: 8:40 am
Location: 3606 South Authority Road Kill Buck NY
Details of Incident:
After an investigation conducted by members of the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office and members of the NYS Police assigned to the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force the listed defendants
By: Sheriff's Office
Dispose of your unused or expired medications for free at the following Cattaraugus County Locations: Read more
Jolly Old St. Nick made an early visit to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office to meet with the Santa Sheriff’s Program Director Deputy Brian Keis to discuss the growing need for area families in the 2013 giving season. He was pleased to find that efforts have been ongoing this year with monthly raffle baskets and that letters will be going out to area businesses seeking local support through monetary donations. These donations will help the program purchase gifts for families in the community.
The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office is alerting the public to a phone scam that is generating in the Cattaraugus County Area. Residents are receiving phone calls from individuals stating that they are from the Federal Government informing tax payers that they have won Federal Grant Monies. Residents are being instructed to go to aWestern Unionand wire $250.00 in order to receive their grant prize money.
Individuals receiving these calls should never give out personal information or wire any funds. If you are a victim of this scam, notify your local law enforcem