May 1, 2020

Scammers target residents with false claims of overdue electric bills: Russell Township police blotter

Scammers target residents with false claims of overdue electric bills: Russell Township police blotter


RUSSELL TOWNSHIP, Ohio –

Suspicious, Kinsman Road:

A caller attempted to scam a resident 3:12 p.m. April 22 by telling her she had an unpaid electric bill. The caller said he was Troy Walker from Ohio Edison using a 330 area code. He said her electricity would be shut off in 15 minutes. The resident knew her account was paid and hung up on him. She requested a report of the incident on file with police.

Suspicious, Fairmount Road:

After a woman received a phone call 2 p.m. April 22 from a man stating her electricity would be shut off in 15 minutes because of an overdue bill, she hung up and called police. The man used a 330 area code and identified himself as an Ohio Edison employee. The resident contacted the Illuminating Company and a representative there told her she was current on her bill and the call was a scam. A short time later the scammer called again and she hung up on him.

Information received, Pekin Road:

Police received an Onstar notification of a vehicle crash 5:48 p.m. April 19 but were told to disregard it after dispatch spoke to the vehicle owner. A child onboard tripped the alarm by accident.

Traffic hazard, Retriever Run:

A tree fell blocking the road 3:14 p.m. April 21. Police notified the road department to remove it.

Assist fire department, Hillbrook South:

Police were called to help at the scene of a utility pole on fire 7:33 a.m. April 21 at Kinsman Road. Assistance was provided until the fire was extinguished.



Click Here To Read Original Story

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *