#1602, March 2, 2015
Crime of the Week
The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program is taking this opportunity to notify the public of a telephone scam plaguing our area.
Throughout the past year, many residents have notified area police departments about a phone call they have received from someone claiming to be a supervisor with the IRS or another federal law enforcement agency. The caller quickly and convincingly explains to the victim they are delinquent on their taxes and have warrants on file. The scammer will know the victim’s name and possibly their address or employer.
The victim is told unless they immediately rectify the situation by paying for their delinquency via gift cards they will be arrested by "local police."
We would like to remind the public that this is an ongoing scam. Law enforcement and federal agencies will never ask you to use gift cards to pay bills or fines, or contact you over the telephone. The FBI and police departments are aware of this and are actively investigating.
Pictures of the suspect and the vehicle can be seen by visiting the Crime of the Week page of www.crimesolvers.net.
#1602, March 2, 2015
Fugitives of the Week
Alexander M. Martinez is wanted for a probation violation. Martinez is a 23-year-old, 5 feet, 10 inch tall, 187 pound white male with brown eyes and brown hair.
Jorge Sierra Reyes is wanted for a felony assault charge. Reyes is a 28-year-old, 5 feet, 10 inch tall, 195 pound Hispanic male with brown eyes and black hair.
Photos of these two fugitives and others can be seen at our website, crimesolvers.net.
Do you have information about these fugitives or any unsolved crime?
If you have information about any unsolved crime or fugitive wanted by Chesterfield County or Colonial Heights, call Crime Solvers at 748-0660. You can submit a tip online at crimesolvers.net and now through your mobile device by text message. Simply text the code "WATSON" plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). You will remain anonymous and won't have to appear in court, and if your tip is helpful to police you may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1000.
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