Talkin’ Trash: Waste Management Phone Scam Reported in Bay

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Bay Village Police report that on 02/20/2015, a Walmar Drive resident received a call from someone purported to represent Waste Management, stating that she owed them money.  The resident believed the call to be a scam, and contacted BVPD.  After an investigation, it was determined the call was a scam, but the scammers were using a legitimate business and phone number in an attempt to get money from the victim.  BVPD reminds residents to be very cautious of unsolicited phone calls asking for money.

Better Safe Than Sorry

On 02/17/2015, at 0307 hrs, a Huntmere resident called BVPD to report a suspicious vehicle was parked in the parking lot Speedway on Columbia Rd.  Officers responded to the scene, but the vehicle was already gone when they arrived.  Officers checked the building, and determined the vehicle was delivering the newspapers.

On 02/20/2015, at 0935 hrs, a Lincolnshire resident called BVPD to report a suspicious occupied vehicle had been parked in front of his house for about 30 minutes.  Responding officers determined that everything was ok, the operator was waiting for an estate sale to start in the neighborhood.

ID Fraud

On 02/18/2015, at 2023 hrs, an Elmwood resident reported someone had assumed his identity and fraudulently filed an income tax return.  Police are investigating.

OVI

On 02/20/2015, at 2344 hrs, a BVPD officer stopped a vehicle on Huntmere near Lake Rd. for a traffic violation.  After speaking with the 39 yoa male driver, the officer suspected the driver had been drinking.  Field sobriety tests were administered, and as a result, the Brookpark resident was arrested for OVI.  He will face charges at RRMC.

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