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On April 1st 2016 a resident of Massanutten received an unsolicited phone call from an IT company which resides in China who stated that the resident’s computer may have been infected with a virus. After been given access to the resident’s computer; the unknown subject’s in China attempted to get the resident to transfer fund via Money Gram from the local Wal-Mart in exchange for releasing the resident computer hard drive. Fortunately no money was transferred and this attempt at fraud failed.

Please be on guard for these types of scams. Remember if it sounds too good to be true, it is!

Jess

Chief J.S. Gordon

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December 9, 2015

Residents:

Update: Concerning the Criminal investigation of the residential break in while the victims were asleep in their home on December 9, 2015.

  • December 28, 2015, Officer C. Earman and Lt. E. Painter went to Portsmouth, Va. to interview the juvenile offender.
  • Our Officers were able to obtain a full confession.
  • There are several other things concerning this case that we will hopefully be able to finish up soon.

I do want to let our residents know, that these crimes that occurred that early morning were even worse than we first knew. A large knife was amoung the items missing from the victim’s home. This 16 year old juvenile was not only 6 ft. tall and over 200 lbs he had the knife with him when the victim verbally confronted him. The victim did not see any weapon even thought he thought he may have seen something in the person’s hand.

The victim did every thing right by not physically challenging this person, if he had, we do believe someone would been seriously injured or killed.

Even thought this is a very safe community, we are not immune to any type of crime. Let us all continue to support and get to know our neighbors and please continue to communicate with us at the PD.

Thank you,

Jess

Chief J.S. Gordon

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Notice:

Property Owners and Residents that own or live in Massanutten that are interested in or are concerned about the activities that our Police Officers are responding to, please review the “Daily Calls for Service” that are posted. We attempt to update these Calls for Service as soon as possible.

If, you have a question concerning the calls that we are investigating or responding to, you may email Chief J.S. Gordon at police@massanuttenvillage.com or Lt. Eric Painter at epainter@massanuttenvillage.com.

Please note that this email address is not monitored 24/7.

 

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