The Police Department has received several reports in reference to scams. The scams are usually requesting that the victim deposit fraudulent checks into their bank accounts. The checks are sent to them by the suspects. They request that the victim withdraw money from their account based on the deposited fraudulent checks. They will request that you get money orders from Western Union or Moneygram, and then forward the money orders to an address in another state or country. The scams are usually from websites where people are seeking employment (mystery shopper), or from dating sites. These people prey on unsuspecting citizens. They will take your money. Please do not send or forward any money to these people. Please contact law enforcement if you receive an email or regular mail from one of these scammers.
On March 2 officers made a fraud report in the 300 block of 16th Street. The victim received fraudulent checks in reference to an online job offer. The checks were deposited into her bank account. The victim withdrew the cash from her bank account and got money orders through Moneygram. She forwarded the money to the address she was given. The checks were later found to be fraudulent. The victim is out several hundred dollars.
On Feb. 28 a scam was reported in the 2700 block of 6th Avenue. The victim was sent fraudulent checks to deposit into her bank account. The victim deposited the checks and withdrew cash as requested. The victim forwarded the cash as requested by Western Union to another address. The checks were later found to be fraudulent. The victim was out several hundred dollars.
On Feb. 26, officers arrested a man at Walmart on an outstanding warrant.
Also on Feb. 26, a resident in the 3300 block of Mable reported that someone had damaged a door that leads into his garage. The door had been pried open, but nothing was stolen.
On Feb. 27 officers were alerted to an online threat towards Canyon schools. Officers responded to the schools to ensure the safety of the students and staff. The investigation is ongoing.
On Feb. 28, there were two shoplifting incidents reported at Walmart. A male and two females were issued citations and released.
Also on Feb. 28, a juvenile male was arrested for assaulting another male at the Canyon Junior High. The juvenile was transported to the Youth Center of the High Plains.
On March 1 there were two shoplifting incidents reported at Walmart. The officers issued two citations, and one man was arrested in reference to the thefts.
On March 2 a burglary of a residence was reported in the 500 block of 3rd Street. The investigation is ongoing.
Officers arrested a female on Nicci Lane March 2 for an outstanding warrant.
Officers made a report March 2 for a stolen vehicle in the 2100 block of 9th Avenue. The vehicle was later located in Amarillo and returned to the owner. The investigation is ongoing.
A suspicious male was reported to be walking near Interstate 27 and Hunsley Road on March 2. The man was located and found to be intoxicated. He was arrested on an outstanding warrant.
Also on March 2, officers were dispatched to a 911 call in the 2000 block of 4th Avenue. The caller was stating that someone had been shot. The officers responded and found that everything was fine at that location. The call was found to be out of Miami, Fla. Officers had responded to this location a few days earlier on 911 hang-ups. It appears that there are some issues with the phone system.
On March 3, a man was issued a citation for theft of sunglasses from Pak-A-Sak.
A counterfeit $50 bill was turned into officers March 3 at Canyon Police Department. The bill was given to the victim during the private sale of a cell phone.
Also on March 3, officers were dispatched to the 2100 block of 1st Avenue of an open door. The victim reported that someone had kicked the door in, but nothing had been taken.
On March 4 officers were dispatched to the 300 block of 5th Street on a burglary. The victim reported that two men forced their way into his residence. He reported that one man had a handgun. The victim was able to get away and lock himself in the bedroom. He called 911. The men were not there upon police arrival. The investigation is ongoing.
Officers made a traffic stop March 4 in the 800 block of 23rd Street. The driver had a suspended license. The driver was released and a report made.
Officers were dispatched March 4 to the 400 block of Thompson in reference to a theft of cash from a residence.
There were six reportable crashes during the week. The crashes were due to the unsafe backing, and failure to drive in a single lane and failure to yield right of way.
Please contact Canyon Police at (806) 655-5005 if you have any information.