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SHERIFF WARNS RESIDENTS OF TELEPHONE SCAM

The Park County Sheriff’s Office and Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation are warning residents of a newly emerging telephone scam in which callers claim to be with a government agency. Since April 2014, Wyoming residents have been contacted by a caller who identifies himself as an officer with local law enforcement.  The caller has so far identified himself as law enforcement from the Laramie County, Albany County, Natrona County, and the Internal Revenue Service.
 
The caller claims an arrest warrant has been issued for the individual; a court date had been missed; jury duty had been missed on a grand jury subpoena; or back taxes or fines were unpaid.  The individual is then instructed by the caller to obtain a cash voucher or green dot card and call back for further instructions to clear the matter up with a payment, usually in the amount around $500. 
 
The numbers used may appear on caller ID as originating locally (with a 307 area code) or may be cloned in such a way as to appear to come from the IRS (Internal Revenue Service), DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) or FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation).
 
“Government agencies do not call asking for money and will not ask for payment with a prepaid card nor will agencies make threats such as sending police to a home,” said Sheriff Scott Steward.  “Should you receive such a call, immediately make note of the circumstances of the call such as the agency the caller claims to represent, the supposed violation, and remedy the caller is proposing.”
 
Residents should also note the time of the call, the originating phone number, and any information that may be available indicating the origin of the call.  Then report the call immediately to the Park County Communications Center at 307-527-8700.
 
Finally, Sheriff Steward warns residents never to give personal information such as birth date, social security number, bank account numbers or credit card information to anyone soliciting by telephone.  Any reputable company would not ask for such information over the telephone and if they do, it should raise a “red flag” to the recipient.
 

 
   

DISPATCH CENTER


Non-Emergency Numbers
Cody:
  (307) 527-8700
Powell: (307) 754-8700

Sheriff’s Civil Process &
Administration:

Office Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cody:   (307) 527-8710
Powell: (307) 754-8710

General Fax Number:
Cody:   (307) 527-8708
Powell: (307) 754-8708

Sheriff’s Detention Center:
Cody:   (307) 527-8750
Powell: (307) 754-8750

Detention Center Administrative Assistant:
(307) 527-8714 or
(307) 754-8714

Location:
Park County/ Cody Law
Enforcement Center
1402 River View Drive
Cody, WY 82414
                   
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DISPATCHERS SAVE LIFE ON FLIGHT
 
Lifesaving CPR was performed on a woman who stopped breathing by sheriff’s office dispatchers during a flight from Reno to Salt Lake City on Friday. Communications Supervisor Monte McClain and Communications Officer Charla Baugher were returning from a law enforcement conference.  Approximately 20 minutes into the flight as the pilot was announcing their cruising altitude, Baugher noticed an 80-year-old female from the San Francisco Bay area seated one row in front of her who had suddenly gasped for air and slumped over in her seat.  Baugher immediately alerted McClain, who was seated across the aisle from her to the emergency.    “If it wasn’t for Charla recognizing an acute medical emergency, it could have been worse,” McClain said.
 
They immediately went to the woman’s aid.  McClain, who is also an emergency medical technician (EMT) for Powell Hospital EMS, immediately went to the victim’s aid.  Finding no pulse or signs of life he laid her across all three seats of her row and began cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).  A physician from Reno, an EMT from Connecticut, and a teacher from Reno, assisted him.  McClain maintained the airway while the EMT did the first round of compressions.  McClain did the second set.  He says the woman regained a pulse and consciousness after 3-4 minutes of CPR. 
 
Utilizing a comprehensive medical kit which is standard on commercial airliners, McClain and Baugher started an IV drip for medication while the other medical personnel assessed her vital signs until the plane reached Salt Lake City.  The incident resulted in the pilot declaring an in-flight emergency.  The plane was given priority landing and Salt Lake City Fire and EMS crews drove her to the hospital.  The name of the victim was not available.
 
McClain says the woman was awake and talking when they landed at the airport.  He says he’s performed CPR many times during his career, but this was the first time on a plane.  “It’s a little nerve-wracking when you are at 30,000 feet and ambulance help is a half-hour from landing,” McClain said.  He credited the others in the situation.  “It was a team effort. There were four of us working on her,” he said. “I couldn’t have done it without everyone else.”  For McClain, it’s all part of the job.  “We’re doing what we were trained to do,” he said.  Their boss was pleased.
 
“Public safety employees are always on the job 24/7,” Sheriff Scott Steward said. “Their quick thinking, immediate action and calm demeanor under the most difficult of circumstances no doubt saved the life of the victim.  I could not be more proud.”

  • Population - (28,702 from 2012 Census iinformation)

• The county seat is Cody.

• The county contains the
majority of Yellowstone
National Park's total area. 

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