The Noble County Sheriff’s Department has received a complaint of a potential telephone scam.
The complainant reported that he had received a voice mail from a male subject with a Middle Eastern accent in which the subject identifies himself as an officer, advising that there is an arrest warrant for the subject and that a return pone call is required to take care of the warrant.
The phone number that was to be recalled returns to a location within New York. The caller ID indicates that the phone call is coming from the Noble County Sheriff’s Department. Upon a return phone call an automated service states you have reached The Department of State Investigations associated with the Criminal Bureau of Investigations and to leave a voice message for a return phone call.
The Noble County Sheriff’s Department does not attempt to serve arrest warrants over the phone. Anyone within Noble County receiving phone calls or messages with caller ID indicating the call is coming from the Noble County Sheriff’s Department similar to these should contact the Noble County Sheriff’s Department to report the incident. Police advise that you never give out personal information over the telephone.
• Dominic Siclari, 2700 W. Wilden Ave., Goshen, filed a report with Goshen police at 11:30 a.m. Friday regarding a theft by an ex-employee.
• Wellington & Weddell Eye Care, 224 S. Main St., Goshen, filed a report with Goshen police Friday indicating a check provided to the business at 3:58 p.m. May 9 was found to be fraudulent.
• Goshen police were called to 419 Queen St., Goshen, at 5:30 a.m. Friday in reference to a burglary. Upon arrival, police met with the three victims, Lucia Garcia-Eulogio, Maricela Romero and Omar Bernal. The victims stated that someone forced their way into the residence from the rear and removed several items.