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Posted on: November 28, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Police Dept. Press Release 11/28/2012

Connie F Hanks, age 55, of Green River was cited for Shoplifting on 11/27/12 at 03:37 pm on Uinta Drive. Officers were dispatched to Ace Hardware regarding a shoplifter. Officers met with the manager of the store who had Hanks detained when officers arrived. Hanks admitted to stealing nearly $200 in merchandise from the store.

Officers responded to a report of a Telephone Fraud on Clear View Drive when the victim advised he received a call from a male with a Middle Eastern accent advising he had won $850,000. The male identified himself as Mark Taylor and told the victim all he needed to do was to send $475.00 in a Moneypak and the victim would receive his winnings. The victim thought he needed to send in $4.75 and when he went to get a money order he was advised the lowest amount money order he could buy was $20. The victim then called back Taylor and told him he did not have $475. The victim told officers Taylor then began to threaten him saying he was going to die tonight and something bad would happen to him. The victim then called police. A short time later the victim received a call from a man identifying himself as a New York State
Police official and wanted to ask about a complaint and when the victim told the caller he already called police the caller threatened him and hung up. The Green River Police Department would like to remind citizens of the many different kinds of scams out there on the internet, phone and other types of communication. If someone tells you that you won something and you need to send money to collect money it is some kind of scam. Never send a money order, or money gram to anyone you don’t know personally. Have a safe and healthy holiday season.

Officers took a report of a vehicle Passing a School Bus at the Lincoln School parking lot. A video of the suspect vehicle was obtained and the investigation is ongoing.

Officers were dispatched to the Maverick Store regarding a Trespass warning. The suspect was contacted and issued the warning at the request of management.

Officers assisted Probation and Parole agent by witnessing clients’ drug tests on Commerce Way.

Animal Control Officers responded to a dog at large call on E Teton Blvd and Washington Street; the dog was returned to the owner with a warning.

A found dog was taken to the Castle Rock Animal clinic and the clinic called Animal Control; a red and white retriever with a pink collar was taken to the shelter.

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