Please be aware of the many telephone scams that are going at this time. The most recent scams include the caller saying that they are with the IRS or the Sheriff’s Department or DPS. The caller may say that they are calling to collect overdue money for a warrant, or they may ask you for a donation for their department. Be very careful with these types of calls, and don’t give out any information to these people. If one is in doubt, simply hang up and call the Canyon Police Department if you have any questions.
Canyon Police Department can be called at (806) 655-5005.
On Oct. 1 a vandalism was reported at Canyon High School. A vehicle window was broken out.
On Oct. 4 a fraud was reported in the 1200 block of Brookhaven. The victim was contacted by phone and asked to pay a bill with I tunes gift cards. The bill was not a legitimate bill, and this was found to be a scam.
Also on Oct. 4, a complaint was made Canyon Police Department in reference to a scam. The victim was contacted by phone by a person that stated that they were an IRS agent. She was told that she owed money to the IRS, and they wanted her to pay over the phone. The call was a scam. The IRS does not contact a person without first sending some type of documentation to show why a person owes money; which gives the person the opportunity to dispute the charges.
On Oct. 5 officers were dispatched to United on a male that had been stabbed by a female. Officers located the man and found that he had not been stabbed. The man was found to have assaulted the female and he was arrested for assault causing bodily injury family violence.
Also on Oct. 5, officers were dispatched to the Allsup’s on 23rd Street in reference to a male exposing himself to a female. The victim said the man pulled up to her as she was walking, and he asked her for directions. She said that she gave him directions, and he then exposed himself before driving away. The male was described as a white male in his early twenties, and having a red goatee with a short red beard. He was wearing a ball cap, sunglasses, and a short sleeve shirt. He was last seen travelling south on 23rd street. He was driving a black four-door sedan, possibly a Dodge Charger.
On Oct. 6 officers made a traffic stop in the 600 block of 23rd Street. The vehicle was searched, and prescription pills and drug paraphernalia were found. The driver was arrested for possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.
Also on Oct. 6, officers made a traffic stop in the N. 2400 block of US 87. The vehicle was searched and marijuana was found. The driver was issued a citation and released.
On Oct. 7 officers witnessed a vehicle strike a parked vehicle in the 900 block of 26th Street. The officer made a traffic stop. The driver was found to be intoxicated. He was arrested for DWI.
On Oct. 8 officers stopped a vehicle in the 1700 block of 23rd Street. Drug paraphernalia was found during a search, and the driver was issued a citation.
On Oct. 19 officers were sent to an address on Thunderbird in reference to a man assaulting a woman. A report was made and the investigation is ongoing.
On Oct. 11 officers made a traffic stop in the N. 1700 block of 23rd Street. A search revealed drug paraphernalia. The driver was issued a citation and released.
On Oct. 12 officers made a traffic stop in the N. 400 block of 23rd Street. A search revealed drug paraphernalia. The driver was issued a citation and released.
Also on Oct. 12, officers were dispatched to the 100 block of 1st Avenue on a vandalism. The suspect broke a window and entered the vehicle. The dash, cb radio and ignition were all damaged.
On Oct. 13 a burglary of a vehicle was reported on Idlewood. The victim parked in front of the residence. The next morning he found that someone had stolen his Milwaukee brand toolbox that contained several valuable tools.
Also on Oct. 13, a vandalism was reported in the 200 block of 28th Street. The suspect scratched the paint on a Dodge pickup and slashed a tire.
On Oct. 14 officers responded to the 2500 block of 12th Avenue on another assault involving a male assaulting a female. The suspect was the same suspect that committed an assault on the same female on Oct. 9. The suspect was located and he ran from Police. He was arrested and transported to Randall County jail for Assault Family Violence and Evading arrest.
There have been 19 crashes over the past two weeks. The crashes were due to speed, unsafe backing, following too closely, failure to yield right of way, unsafe lane change, improper passing and failing to report crash (hit and run) and unsafe backing.