SCAM WARNING - POTSDAM - Village police said they receive a report Saturday morning of an elderly person that has been scammed out of thousands of dollars after being told that if she paid so much moneyshe would receive millions.
These calls are not legitimate, Potsdam Police stressed.
If you or a family member receives such a call, please check with other family members or contact this department at 315-265-2121to determine the validity of the claim.Please do not wire transfer money via Western Union Services, Money Pak Cards or other money transfer services without first verifying the validity of the claim, according to police.
These are commonly done at drugstores, Walmart and other retail outlets.
INADEQUATE PLATE LAMPS - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed William S. Yette,18, of Potsdam for operation of a vehicle withno/inadequate plate lamps at 2:29 a.m. Saturday following a traffic stop on Market Street.
UNLAWFUL POSSESSION - POTSDAM - Village police charged Kameron M. Perry, 19, of Potsdam with unlawful possession of marijuana at 2:29 a.m. Saturday. Perry was in possession of a small amount of marijuana found during a traffic stop of a vehicle operated by William S. Yette on Market Street. Perry was a passenger in the Yette vehicle.
NO SEAT BELT - POTSDAM - Village police ticketed D. M. Scoville-Upham, 37, of Potsdamfor failure to wear a seat belt at 2:02 p.m. Saturday following a traffic stop on Sandstone Drive.
BUCKLE UP NY - POTSDAM - Village police ran a Buckle Up NY detail Saturday evening. Those ticketed included:
■ Julie M. Hollis, 22, of West Senecafor no seat belt at 4:29p.m. on Sandstone Drive.
■ Thomas W. Plimpton, 48, of Perufor speed in zone (60mph/30mph zone) at 4:30p.m. on Madrid Avenue.
■ Andrea M. Malik, 51, of Coltonfor no seat belt at 4:50p.m. on Park Street.
■ Patrick David, 42, of Akwesasne, Ont., for no seat belt at 5:21 p.m. on Market Street.
■ Kathleen M. Carranza, 55, of Cantonfor illegally passing a red light at 5:57p.m. on Market Street.
■ Charles E. Peterson, 23, of Potsdam for speed in zone (45mph/30mph zone) at 7:06p.m. on Lawrence Avenue.
■ Ronald C. Keyes, 58, of Waddingtonfor no seat Belt at 8:10p.m. on Market Street.
The Police Blotter
Saturday, May 31, 2014
0200Patrol completed traffic stop on Market Street.A verbal warning was issued.
0229Patrol completed a traffic stop on Market Street. Ticket issued.
0630Patrol responded to a report of criminal mischief done to a vehicle overnight.Investigation continues.
0808NCC reports a duress alarm at a local apartment complex. Patrol dispatched.Accidental activation.
0828Report of an aggressive dog on Lawrence Avenue.The dog is on a leash but charged another walker and her dog.Investigation continues.
0911Traffic stop completed on Maple Street.A verbal warning was issued.
0915Potsdam Fire and Patrol dispatched to 80 Elm St. for an odor of gas.
0951Report of an elderly person that has been scammed out of thousands of dollars.
1003Traffic stop completed on Pierrepont Avenue.A verbal warning was issued.
1051Traffic stop completed on Market Street.A verbal warning was issued.
1331Potsdam Rescue and Police dispatched to Mayfield for a female in her 70s who had fallen and suffered a possible broken arm.
1402Patrol completed a traffic stop on Sandstone Drive. Ticket issued.
1538Patrol completed a traffic stop on Market Street.The operator was given a verbal warning.
1601Potsdam Police Department completed a NYS Buckle Up New York detail.
1658Patrol completed a traffic stop on Market Street.A verbal warning was issued.
1834Patrols responded for a juvenile complaint.
1916Patrol completed a welfare check on a village resident.
2255Property dispute complaint received.Investigation is continuing.
2334Patrols responded for a noise complaint on Cottage Street.A verbal warning was issued.
2350Patrol completed a traffic stop at the intersection of Market Street and May Road.A verbal warning was issued.
2353Patrols responded for a noise complaint on Elm Street.A verbal warning was issued.