Jury Duty Scam in Cass County
More information on the scam we brought to your attention on Monday: The Cass County Sheriff's Office and the Plattsmouth Police Department have been receiving reports throughout Cass County from citizens reporting a scam involving Failure to Appear for Jury Duty, and of an active arrest warrant being issued for them. The caller has identified himself as a Sergeant Billy Matthews, Captain Billy Matthews, Captain Marsh, and most recently Lieutenant Steve Avery. The suspect will inform the person they missed their court appearance for Federal Jury Duty in Plattsmouth, and now there is a warrant for their arrest, and the only way to avoid it would be to pay a fine. The person will be told by the suspect to purchase Green Dot Money cards and to call the suspect back. The telephone number being used is (402) 200-8280, which is a wireless Verizon cell phone. The last information on January 7, 2015, the suspect told potential victims if the person hangs up the phone, Lt. Avery will come out to their address and arrest them, along with putting a lock on their bank funds.
PLEASE DO NOT BE A VICTIM TO THESE SCARE TACTICS.
The Cass County Sheriff's Office DOES NOT call people who have outstanding arrest warrants. The Cass County Sheriff's Office will show up at the person's door step unannounced to serve the arrest warrant. There are no courtesy phone calls. Our deputies will be in full uniform identifying themselves as such. There will be no exchange of money unless conducted at the Cass County Sheriff's Office, and this will be CASH only. The Cass County Sheriff's Office and Corrections Center does not use Western Union Money Gram or any prepaid credit cards such as Green Dot when a person is arrested.
From Cass County Sheriff Facebook
Here's a quote to think about considering current events - "Intolerance has been the curse of our country." - James Larkin, an Irish activist from the turn of the century. He was talking about England, but this applies to us today.
This week in history - January 14th - 20th from Historynet
Click on the link above to find more events.
Jan 14th 1969 - A Zuni rocket explodes on the USS Enterprise in Pearl Harbor, killing 27 sailors, injuring over 300 and destroying 15 aircraft.
Jan 15th, 1991 - UN deadline passed for Iraqi forces to withdraw from Kuwait , setting the stage for Desert Storm.
Jan 16th, 1991 - Operation Desert Storm begins - lasts until Feb 28th, 1991.
Jan 17th, 1893 - Queen Liliuokalani is overthrown by a group of American sugar planters led by Sanford Ballard Dole.
Jan 18th, 1978 - The CDC isolate the cause of Leginnaire's Disease.
Jan 19th, 1861 - Georgia secedes from the Union.
Jan 20th, 1942 - Nazi officials meet in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee to determine the "Final Solution of the Jewish Question" which led to death camps.
No change in abnormal dryness for the third straight week. All or parts of 30 counties, mainly in south central and southwest Nebraska are affected.
How about it - some days are getting longer by 2 minutes rather than 1
|Date||Sunrise||Sunset||Sun hours||Days until Spring|
|Wednesday, January 14, 2015||07:48 AM||05:21 PM||9:33||65|
|Thursday, January 15, 2015||07:48 AM||05:22 PM||9:34||64|
|Friday, January 16, 2015||07:47 AM||05:23 PM||9:36||63|
|Saturday, January 17, 2015||07:47 AM||05:24 PM||9:37||62|
|Sunday, January 18, 2015||07:47 AM||05:26 PM||9:39||61|
|Monday, January 19, 2015||07:46 AM||05:27 PM||9:41||60|
|Tuesday, January 20, 2015||07:45 AM||05:28 PM||9:43||59|
01/14 01/15 01/16 01/17 01/18 01/19 01/20
New moon on Jan 20th
|Days until Alvo's Party|
Next meeting for Alvo's 125th birthday party is Monday, February 2nd, 6:30 PM at the Fire & Rescue Station. Join us.
In 16 days, 219 people have donated over $14000 for Amber Gray's family to help with hospital bills. Amber died from Influenza A on December 28th. Link to Amber's site
Meetings this week
January 14th Rescue Squad at 6:00 PM - IV class resumes at 6:30
Thursday, January 15th at 6:30 - Our amazing Fire and Rescue Cadets meet at the Fire & Rescue Station
Sunday, January 18th, 09:30 AM at the Alvo Methodist Church, regular Sunday Service
This one is short due to a rescue call and a fire call on the 13th - We need MORE Emergency Medical Technicians and firefighters.
"If you won't help, don't complain." - Dave
I was going to put a sarcastic graphic here, but I'm trying to be more positive this year.....
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