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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Utility Scams

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How the Scam Works

A person or organization receives a call from someone who claims to represent the utility company. Most often, the individual claims the person or organization is behind on their electric bill and threatens to shut down the power soon if...

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Public Safety
Posted on: February 10, 2021

West University Police Provides Tips to Prevent Tax Identity Theft

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Tax season is here, and with that comes an increase in identify thefts. Tax-related identity theft happens when someone steals your personal information, including your social security number, to file a tax return claim or tax benefit. Unfortunately, ther...

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Public Safety
Posted on: February 2, 2021

West University Police Reminds Residents and their Families to Stay Vigilant

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On January 28th, West University Police Department received a report of an unknown male, in an older white vehicle, approaching a juvenile in the area of Duke St. and Rutgers Ave. The juvenile was riding a bicycle when the suspect approached and made inap...

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Public Safety
Posted on: November 5, 2020

Tips to keep yourself safe from Identity Theft

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Identity theft is a serious crime. People whose identities have been stolen can spend months or years – and their hard earned money – cleaning up the mess the thieves have made of their good name and credit record. With any crime, you ...

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Public Safety
Posted on: November 1, 2020

Fatality Crash in the 5800 block of Weslayan

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On 11/1/2020 at approximately 12:20 PM, West University Place first responders were dispatched to a major vehicle crash in the 5700 block of Weslayan. One party of that crash was involved in a second major crash in the 5800 block of Weslayan. The second m...
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Public Safety
Posted on: October 22, 2020

WUPD: BOLO for Forged Check Suspect

The West University Place Police Department is seeking assistance regarding a suspect sought in connection with cashing a forged check. 

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Public Safety
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Juveniles Apprehended for Criminal Mischief and Trespassing

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On 09/16/2020 Officers apprehended three juveniles for trespassing on private property. The juveniles were later released to an employee of The Shamar Hope Haven Residential Treatment Center at the request of Child Protective Services. Later that morning ...

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Public Safety
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Door-to-Door Scams

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Scammers may disguise themselves as representing a city official or private company in order to gain information or access to your home. Some door-to-door scams include magazine subscription sales, fraudulent fundraisers, “free” home s...

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