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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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LOCAL RESIDENT RECEIVES "SPECIAL DEPUTY" RECOGNITION
 
On September 10, 2014, John Freitas, age 42 of Clark was sworn in as a “Special Deputy” for the Park County Sheriff’s Office by Sheriff Scott Steward.  Mr. Freitas’ wife and in-laws were the victims of a triple homicide in Clark on March 2, 2013.  Since that time, he has formed a special bond with the department.
 
“I am very grateful to the all of the members of the Park County Sheriff’s Office for their caring and compassion during the investigation into my family’s deaths,” commented Mr. Freitas.  “They not only displayed great professionalism but made every effort to keep me informed every step of the way.  I’ve since developed a special relationship with department and I wanted to give something back.”
 
“The ‘Special Deputy’ designation is symbolic in nature and affords the recipient no special privileges,” said Sheriff Steward.  “It is traditionally given to those individuals that have formed a unique relationship to the Park County Sheriff’s Office or has made distinctive contributions.  I’m happy to have Special Deputy John Freitas on board.”

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

• The county seat is Cody.

• The county contains the
majority of Yellowstone
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The Park County Sheriff's Office is committed to providing you the public with the information on how we are doing. Keeping the public informed is and always will be something that we strongly believe is important to both us and ultimately the members of the public. We strive to provide that information that is allowed by Wyoming State Statute and will provide performance reports as they become available. Check out our news page which has not only our media bulletin, but shows our patrol statistics by month. (Adobe Acrobat Viewer is required to read the files) Visit www.adobe.com to download your free copy. We welcome any feedback from the public on how we are doing.


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