A new scam is in town
Letters are being sent from a company claiming to do consumer efficiency testing. One pretending to be Western Union asks people to help them do a performance check on their delivery of money, sending a fake cheque from a Canadian bank and being asked to deposit it and send money to an address/person. The check is not real and the money will not be reimbursed, police said. This is another play on the Nigerian scam, Vanderhoof police noted. With this recent and foreign scams, people receive requests asking them to cash a cheque and send a portion to the person who says they can’t get their money out of the country.
Lighten up on the gas pedal
Several motor vehicle accidents happened last week that were caused by drivers not adjusting speed and not being careful in poor road conditions. Police are asking drivers to use extra caution as winter is not over. Weather can change hourly and road conditions are unpredictable, especially in early morning and evening.
An i-Pod Touch was found in the snow a few months back and turned into police. It has a unique wallpaper photo, and if the owner can describe the phone and contents, it can be claimed at the Vanderhoof RCMP detachment.
Threat with a weapon
Police responded at 1 a.m. Saturday to a domestic assault and threats with a firearm. The victim was able to flee and later police were able to arrest the man who was released with a court date on condition of no contact with the victim.
A seatbelt check at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday found a female driver who seemed intoxicated. After giving breath samples the driver was released with a court date to appear.
Drunk and disorderly
Monday at 4:20 p.m. three males were reported drunk and trying to break windows at the Co-op mall. One adult and two youths were remanded to court.
$700 cash and property were stolen from an unlocked car in Vanderhoof. Police remind people to lock cars and put belongings out of sight or in the trunk.
Big truck sideswiped
A vehicle crossed the centre line Wednesday, sideswiping a commercial truck. It was a close call with no injuries. A ticket for failing to keep right was issued.