By Mike Dowd
RPD Crime Prevention Officer
When’s the last time you had a police officer pour your iced tea and serve your fries? On Saturday October 12th from 11:00AM – 3:00PM and 4:00PM – 8:00PM stop by the Red Robin at Redmond Town Center or in Overlake (2390 148th Ave NE) and have some food, fun, and support the Special Olympics athletes! Members of the Redmond Police Department will be on hand to help serve you and will have their vehicles for photos (and some “arrests” if you don’t behave!). They will be accepting tips which will go directly to support the Special Olympics of Washington. Come join the fun!
We have been seeing an increase in frauds/scams
Here’s a description of three of the types of scams we see on a regular basis:
- Victims receive a phone call from someone who says he is from an official sounding agency (ex. “Federal Crime Bureau Enforcement”) and is told they need to send money or they will be arrested, deported or that the money is needed to post bail for someone.
- Victims, usually elderly, receive a phone call stating their grandson is in legal trouble in a foreign country and they need to wire money to get their family member out of jail.
- Victims receive a check, usually from the sale of items online or answering online ads. The check is for more money than the agreed upon amount and victims are asked to wire the extra money somewhere. The check turns out to be fraudulent (not usually determined until after victims send money) and victims end up sending their own money.
Reminders: If it is too good to be true, it is. Trust your instincts. Government agencies do not do business over the phone. Never be afraid to run a scenario by a friend to make sure you are not being “wowed or scared” into sending someone money.
Everyone always says they will never fall for these type of scams, but these guys are very good at what they do and can often be very convincing. Read More >>
WOW. It seems like we went from 80’s and sunny to 50’s and rainy in a big hurry. With the rain comes the traffic. The kids are back in school and officers will be working school zone areas like always. Slow down through school zones and obey school/bus traffic controls.
I have received a lot of requests for what type of crimes are happening and where. The following website is the City of Redmond Crime Map. This is a great tool.
The Redmond Police Department is offering Bicycle Helmets for ALL ages for only $5 while supplies last. Call 425-556-2632 or send an email to email@example.com to set up an appt.
REDMOND POLICE CALENDAR
12 Redmond Police Tip a Cop Special Olympics Fundraiser Location: Redmond Town Center/Overlake Red Robin 11am-8pm
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