Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Executive Director Hired By BCEDC

According to information provided to salineriverchronicle.com, the Board of the Bradley County Economic Development Corporation has hired Lynn Blaylock as the Executive Director of the organization.  Mr. Blaylock is a former head of the Warren High School ROTC program.  More information will be forthcoming.

The Board meet Monday evening July 24th.  Other business was discussed and financial information was reviewed.

Psychology Professor, UAM Psychology Honor Society Receive Awards From Psi Chi

MONTICELLO, AR — A University of Arkansas at Monticello psychology professor and the UAM chapter of a psychology honor society were recently honored by Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology.

Dr. Seungyeon Lee, an assistant professor of psychology, was named the outstanding faculty member for the Southwestern Region of Psi Chi for "contributions to the honor society." Psi Chi annually recognizes an outstanding college faculty member in each of six regions nationally. Each recipient receives a monetary award.  “I am humbled and honored to have received this incredibly generous award from the organization," said Lee. "The funds awarded will go far in helping me to realize my own goals of becoming a psychologist and a faculty mentor.

"Dr. Lee is an outstanding faculty member and very deserving of this recognition," said Dr. Rick Clubb, dean of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. "She has been the primary faculty advisor of our Psi Chi chapter since 2014 and has done a wonderful job."

UAM's Psi Chi chapter was selected as a 2016-17 Model Chapter Award for the second consecutive year. Only 42 of more than 1,200 chapters internationally receive this award.
Psi Chi was founded in 1929 to "encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship, and to advance the science of psychology." Psi Chi chapters sponsor programs that augment the regular curriculum, offer service to the campus and the community at large, develop leadership skills, and provide fellowship through affiliation with the chapter. Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and an affiliate of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science.        

For more information, contact Clubb at (870) 460-1047.

Rotary Hears About M*A*S*H Program

Pictured: (l-r) Patricia Wilkerson and Tiffany Holland
Tiffany Holland of the Bradley County Medical Center spoke to the Rotary Club about this summer's M*A*S*H program which just finished up recently.  The program is meant to encourage high school students to enter into the medical field, especially with current and impending shortages.

BC Cooperative Extension Service Needing Help Collecting Ticks

The Bradley County Cooperative Extension Service needs county residents’ help collecting ticks! We identify and test all ticks sent to us, and the more ticks we get from more localities around the state, the better the information we can obtain about the presence of tick-borne diseases in Arkansas.

Ticks are really just a way of life in Arkansas, and many people have suffered from a tick-borne illness or know someone that has. What most people don't know, is that Arkansas typically ranks at or near the top of the list nationwide for three major tick-borne diseases: Spotted Fever, Ehrlichiosis, and Tularemia. Ticks in Arkansas are also capable of transmitting Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, and Southern tick-associated rash illness. Many of these diseases can be fatal or cause long-term debilitating symptoms, but fortunately, they are very easy to treat medically if caught in the early stages. However, despite Arkansas being a hotbed of tick abundance and tick-borne diseases, many cases go untreated or are misdiagnosed because of the lack of awareness for these diseases among the public and medical communities. This project is the first step toward correcting this problem. We are actively collecting ticks around the state, identifying the ticks, and then screening the ticks for disease causing agents using DNA sequencing technology. Our goal is to determine high risk areas and what disease causing agents are present in the state, and then distribute this information around the state so people can be more vigilant about protecting themselves from tick bites and doctors and nurses can more readily identify and treat the symptoms of tick-borne illnesses. This is where we need your help. We can only cover so much ground ourselves and are relying on Arkansans around the state to help collect ticks from their local areas. Therefore, if you hike, hunt, fish, work in the fields, or have outdoor pets, you can likely contribute to our project.

We need Bradley County residents’ help collecting ticks! We identify and test all ticks sent to us, and the more ticks we get from more localities around the state, the better the information we can obtain about the presence of tick-borne diseases in Arkansas. Anyone that encounters ticks can be a citizen scientist contributor to our project, and we are relying on you to help sample the entire state. We are providing free tick kits to any interested volunteers. Pick up your free tick kit and find out more information at the Bradley County Extension Office, located at 100 East First Street in Warren. The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution.

Monday, July 24, 2017

#870 Painted Rock Hunt Phenomenon Arrives In The River Region

They're everywhere! Over 16,000 people are members of the Facebook group that has spurred the phenomenon called the 870 Painted Rock Hunt, a sort of crowd-driven treasure hunt for little rocks featuring random messages of love and generosity.

If you've been on social media, particularly Facebook the past few weeks, you've seen pictures of these fun painted rocks being found all over not only Bradley County and the 870 area code, but in other states as far away as Florida.  One was even recently found at salineriverchronicle.com's front door!

It's turned into a family event from the pictures posted.  Moms, dads, and kids alike are all getting involved.


Rocks are usually painted in funky designs, some featuring colorful patterns, others painted as the American flag.  The possibilities are endless.  It's really up to the person who hides the rock itself.

If you happen to find one of these little gems, take a picture of it and post it to Facebook with the hashtag #870prh.  Then hide it in another location, but make sure to follow the group's rules.

Rocks are only to be hidden on public property and not in grassy areas.

Check out the group's Facebook page and join in on the fun!

All photos are courtesy of Facebook.

Crisostomo Accepts Scholarship

Leticia Crisostomo, a 2017 graduate of Warren High School, has accepted a Living the Dream Scholarship to attend South Arkansas Community College in the fall. She is the daughter of Gabriel Crisostomo of Warren. The scholarship is funded through the SouthArk Foundation.

Arrest Report For Week Of July 17, 2017

Christopher Sanders / 442 Burnet Rd., Warren, AR / DOB 7-28-76 / Possession Drug Par. on 7-17-17

Jeffrey Ingram / 36 Pinewood Dr., Warren, AR / DOB 11-8-72 / Body Attachment on 7-17-17

Antario Gilbert / 102 Bradley Rd 197, Banks, AR / DOB 6-29-85 / Driving on suspended license, criminal impersonation, obstructing government operations on 7-20-17

Cameron Braswell / 119 Watson, Warren, AR / DOB 11-23-82 / Warrant on 7-21-17

Lacey Collins / Apt. 20, Halligan Circle, Warren, AR / DOB 4-21-89 / Driver's license suspended, no insurance, failure to register vehicle on 7-21-17

Megan Compton / 1231 Pennington Rd., Warren, AR / DOB 7-28-88 / Warrant on 7-22-17

Don C. Hines / 107 Bradley St., Apt 1, Warren, AR / DOB 10-14-73 / Driving on suspended, no insurance on 7-23-17

Holly Temple / 1205 S. Martin, Warren, AR / DOB 12-9-83 / Warrant, Body Attachment on 7-23-17

Judge Approves Plea Deals

Circuit Judge Steven R. Porch recently approved the following pleas and passed sentence on three individuals:
1. Francarious J. Lewis-Convicted of possession of firearm illegally and driving while license
    cancelled.  He was sentenced to 120 months with 60 suspended.  Court cost were assessed.

2. Ontario T. Mosley-Convicted of aggravated assault and sentenced to 24 months and assessed
    court cost.

3. Billy Joe Webb, Jr.-Convicted of delivery of methamphetamine and sentenced to 72 months with
    48 suspended and assessed court cost.  Also convicted of domestic battery, 3rd degree, and
    sentenced to 72 months.

Plea agreements are approved by the prosecuting attorney's office and the defendants.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Union Bank Feeds M.A.S.H. Program Participants

Union Bank fed the MASH Students lunch Thursday. MASH is a program that Bradley County Medical Center offers each year to High Students in the area. Pictured for Union Bank is Tricia Wilkinson and Randy Rawls. Not pictured is Tiffany Holland with BCMC.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Local Officials Attend State Police Groundbreaking

As previously reported the groundbreaking for a new State Police Headquarters was held in Warren, home to Troop F, July 19th.  The new facility will house the Highway Patrol, the Criminal Investigation Division and the Office of Crimes Against Children.

SouthArk to begin offering adult education in Warren

South Arkansas Community College is expanding its adult education program and will begin offering classes to serve Bradley County in Warren this fall.

The college has been the provider of adult education in Union County for many years.
While SouthArk’s Education Center in the Brunson Complex at 204 Bragg St. in Warren is renovated to accommodate the program, classes will meet at the Southeast Arkansas Community-Based Education Center at 800 N. Walnut.

SouthArk will offer General Educational Development, Workforce Alliance for Growth in the Economy, English as a second language and alternative sentencing classes, according to SouthArk adult education director Amy Sturdivant, who said that the college is “excited” for the opportunity to operate in Bradley County.

“We have learned about the wonderful history of adult education classes that have been provided by Warren School District at SEACBEC for many years,” she said. “Although SouthArk now will be providing these services to Bradley County, we look forward to maintaining existing relationships in the community and expanding our partnerships with companies and organizations in the area.”
Sturdivant said that the program still is seeking one full-time faculty member and one part-time faculty member. Already on staff are program coordinator Will Rankin, administrative specialists Joanna Carpenter and Helen Frosh and alternative sentencing coordinator Coleman Dowda.
The fall semester officially begins on Aug. 21. Class schedules will be posted on campus soon.
For more information, call Sturdivant at (870) 864-8478 or Rankin at (870) 226-6920.

From Senator Cheatham: Tax Free Holiday Coming

July 21, 2017
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas will hold its annual sales tax holiday on Saturday, August 5, and Sunday, August 6.
Clothing and footwear that cost less than $100 per item will qualify for the exemption. However, if you buy an item that costs more than $100 you must pay the state and local sales taxes on the entire amount.
Accessories costing less than $50 qualify for the exemption.  Examples include wallets, watches, jewelry, sun glasses, handbags, cosmetics, briefcases, hair notions, wigs and hair pieces.
Here’s an example provided by the Department of Finance and Administration: a person buys two shirts for $50 each, a pair of jeans for $75 and a pair of shoes for $125.  The sales tax will only be collected on the shoes.  Even though the total price of the shirts and the jeans added up to $175, no sales tax will be collected on them because each individual item cost less than $100.

Chairman of Community Action Board Resigns

Darryl Johnson
After a meeting full of some business and at times contentious discussion and arguing, the Chairman of the Southeast Arkansas Community Action Board, Mr. Al Dixon, resigned.  The meeting took place Tuesday, July 18 in the conference room of the Community Action Agency's main office in Warren.  For a long time there has been conflict between a number of citizens of the five county area that makes up the Agency, lead by Mr. Darryl Johnson of Ashley County, and past and present board members and past and present Executive Directors.  The issues have included a variety of things but primarily accusations of illegal appointment of board members, alterations to minutes and improper and unwise expenditures.  State officials have forced the board to make changes and adopt some policies to address the issues and has required the re-selection of some board positions.  There has been no proof or evidence of any major financial discrepancies, although some issues were dealt with involving a former executive director.  This involved using the company credit card for personnel business.  There has been comments made about spending money on meetings.

During the meeting, Dekita Ross-Larry of the Department of Human Resources, spent some time providing training for the board on their responsibilities and how to function.  Training has been ongoing for a number of months and it appears some progress has been made.  The board heard various reports on the programs managed by the agency and a number of questions were asked.
Debra Cooper

A great deal of time continued to be spent discussing the alleged illegal make up of the board. and the needs of the head start center in Mitchellville, Arkansas.  There were questions asked relating to the agreement between the City of Mitchellville and the agency concerning the building being used for head start in Mitchellville.  The building apparently belongs to the city but no agreement can be found that spells out responsibilities.  At times the discussion was civil and at times it became more of a mass argument with statements being made by the audience and board members sometimes in a heated manner.  Board member Angela Meeks was insistent that the issue of illegal board members be addressed.  Board member Debra Cooper voiced comments and asked questions.  Several members made comments on the constant bickering and the need to run the agency's programs correctly to benefit those in need.

The Southeast Arkansas Community Action Agency provides important services to low income families for the Southeast Arkansas region.  It is overseen by the Arkansas Department of Human Services and governed by a local board made up of elected officials, private sector individuals and representatives of the low income community from each of the five counties of Southeast Arkansas.  It is under the authority of state and federal law.  It has done much good over the years of its existence.  The goal of the agency is to help the low income to better themselves.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Attention Veterans

A Vet Center clinic for veterans will be in Monticello on Friday July 21 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The clinic will be at the VFW and American Legion building located at 148 Veterans Drive, off West Bolling in McCloy Park.

The clinic will be somewhat like an information fair, since experts in numerous subject areas will be there. They will have stations set up inside the VFW building.

Veterans Affairs benefits officers, health care experts, and experts in VA and other sources of education funding will be on hand to assist veterans.

• Enrollment assistance for new applicants
• Update current users of VA healthcare information
• Explain healthcare programs available to eligible veterans
• Review medical benefits and eligibility
• Answer questions regarding eligibility benefits

Our Southeast Area 9 Service Officer will also be there; her contact info is listed below if you have questions or need other information.

Sue Harper, District 9 Veteran Service Officer, 210 South Main, Monticello Arkansas 71655
CELL:870 623-6900, OFFICE: 870-224-8130, FAX: 844 846 2970
Email: Sue.harper@arkansas.gov

Intermodal Dealing With Maintenance of Site

Most of the meeting of the Southeast Arkansas Intermodal Authority July 19th Board meeting was spent talking about maintenance needs at the intermodal park located just east of Wilmar on U. S. Highway 278.  Bradley County Judge Klay McKinney addressed the board and talked about the needs and what Bradley County would do to conduct some of the work.  The board approved the financial report and the access road to the water tower.

It was noted that Garver Engineers was not in attendance and that the issue of the railroad crossing is still pending.  This has been on the agenda for several months.  Board Chairman John Lipton voiced frustration with Garver relating to the matter.  There was also discussion of the need for a platt of the site and whether or not one exists.  The board voted to request one form Garver at no cost if one does not already exist.

It was stated by Mr. Lipton that the site is being looked at by an industrial prospect.  It was stated the entity is a wood products operation.

Other matters such as board liability were also mentioned.

According to the financial statement the authority has a note pending in the amount of $279,147.19.
The report listed amounts receivable as follows:
Monticello- $42,968.29
Warren- $54,618.10
Drew County- $49,425.11
Bradley County- $163,286.48

It has been reported that state funds in an unknown amount will be coming to the intermodal in the future.

Medical Applications of Science for Health ( MASH )

Back Row Left tp Right:  Megan Davis, Haley Raney, Chelsey McDougald, Samantha Clanton, Joseph Kidwell, A'Jasia Davis, Corrine Ridgell,.  Franot Row Left to Right:   Olivia White, Gracie Rady, Ally Huitt, Gwendolyn White, Natalie Sanchez, Estaphany Roman and Leeann Young
Bradley County Medical Center is hosting its 4th annual Medical Applications of Science for Health
( MASH ) program July 10-21st.  MASH is a summer health careers camp for high school students sponsored state-wide by UAMS and the Arkansas Farm Bureau federation.  The program is designed to introduce students to various exciting careers in healthcare, will allow the students an opportunity to shadow various clinicians ( family practice physicians, OB/GYN's, dentist, optometrist, physical therapists and more) as well as learn skills such as casting, suturing, intubation, pharmaceutical compounding, medical terminology, and many more healthcare procedures and opportunities.  The program has inspired many students to pursue a career in health care.  A large number of the students who participate in MASH ( 98% ) state they are more likely to pursue a career in healthcare.  This is one reason Bradley County Medical Center is so passionate about the program.

Fourteen students from the region took part in the program.  The program fee is provided to cover the cost of uniforms, meals, snacks and all supplies needed.  The Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation and local businesses donate to the program.  Bradley County Medical Center thanks every individual and business that has supported the program along with all area health care professionals who assist with instruction.

Students taking part this year are from Warren High School, Hermitage High School, Monticello High School and Rison High School.
List of students:
Megan Davis, Haley Raney, Chelsey McDougald, Samantha Clanton, Joseph Kidwell, A'Jasia Davis, Corrine Ridgell, Olivia White, Gracie Rady, Ally Huitt, Gwendolyn White, Natalie Sanchez, Estaphany Roman and Leeann Young

Sponsors of the MASH Program were:
Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation
Armstrong Wood Products
BCMC Auxiliary
Bradley County Farm Bureau
Johnny's Radiator
John B. Frazer
Lifetouch Hospice
Potlatch Corporation
Radiology Associates P.A.
The Eagle Democrat
Union Bank & Trust Company
Valley Foods, Inc.
Warren Bank & Trust

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Construction Underway On New State Police Warren Headquarters

Governor Asa Hutchinson and commanders of the Arkansas State Police, along with state police commissioners, broke ground today signaling construction to begin on a new $2.8-million dollar troop headquarters.

"Seventy-four years ago in Warren, the Arkansas State Police built a headquarters building that we now know as Troop F Headquarters.  It was one of the first four built in the state.  Now we are breaking ground to build a new facility that will better serve the people of Arkansas.  I am honored to participate in this ceremony and to express my appreciation for the hard work of state troopers who put themselves at risk to keep us safe," said Governor Hutchinson.

Troop F Headquarters, originally designated District 4 in 1943, was among the first four headquarters to be built following the 1935 Arkansas General Assembly session creating the Department of Arkansas State Police.  Eighty-two years later there are twelve ARkansas State Police troop headquarters.

"This is an exciting time for the Arkansas State Police as we begin an extensive building program this year to replace antiquated headquarters not only here, but in newport, Forrest City, Harrison and Springdale," said Colonel Bill Bryant, Director of the Arkansas State Police.  While the Warren headquarters has had several facelifts over the years, it's time for a modern facility that will serve our troopers and the citizens of south Arkansas for many years to come."

Nine south Arkansas counties ( Ashley, Bradley, Calhoun, Chicot, Cleveland, Dallas, Drew, Ouachita and Union ) are served by Highway Patrol Division, Troop F.  Currently there are 26 state troopers patrolling the highways in this area under the command of Captain Charles Hubbard.

Troop F also provides integral communication services 24-hours a day for state troopers and other law enforcement services in the immediate area.  Six full-time telecommunication personnel are assigned to the troop.

Last year more than 4,500 drivers license tests were administered at the Warren testing station inside Troop F where three examiners are employed.

With 11,041 square feet of building space being planned for the new structure, more than twice the size of the existing facility, the headquarters building will also house offices for the special agents of the department's Criminal Investigation Division and Crimes Against Children Division.

Construction of the new building is expected to be completed by mid-year 2018.

The Troop F State Police headquarters is a designated memorial to Carroll C. Hollensworth who served as a state representative for Bradley County and was Speaker of the House in 1953.

Ward Speaks to Rotarians

Rotarian Randall Baker invited Christy Ward of the Warren Branch Library to speak to the Rotary Club. She gave a review of the many programs that the library had this summer and many more that are upcoming.

Pictured (l-r): Christy Ward and Randall Baker

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Juvenile Hit On Old Kingsland Road

Warren Police have investigated a case of a juvenile being hit by a vehicle on the Old Kingsland Road.  The accident occurred July 6, 2017 around 3:38 P.M.  A young man was walking north on the street with headphones on and stated he heard honking and was hit.  He was not seriously injured but was bruised up and has a fractured left wrist.  After being found by the police department, the driver stated, "that kid walked into my car."

The driver is due in court August 2, 2017.  He was issued a citation for no driver's license, careless/prohibited driving, no proof of insurance, expired tags and failure to report an accident.

County Judge Reports On State Aid Road Plans

During the July 17th meeting of the Bradley County Quorum Court, County Judge Klay McKinney informed the Justices that plans are progressing for road improvements to County Roads 1, 25 and 41.  He indicted the county has made some preliminary repairs and the state is preparing to come in and engineer the improvements and plan to seal the roads.

The Judge also reported that the county has purchased a 2016 model work truck at a cost of $22,400.00 plus accessories at an additional cost of $8,500.00.

The JP's approved a new 911 system at a cost of $2,650.00 per year to be paid over a period of five years with a one time fee of $1,700.00 to set up the system.

In addition to approval of the regular monthly financial reports, the Judge informed the Court that a grant in the amount o $4,062.00 will be coming to help the county set up an E-Waste collection location at the county landfill.

Monday, July 17, 2017

YMCA Hosts Day Camp

Lara Rogers from Arkansas Game & Fish came to visit the YMCA Day Camp last Wednesday, July 12th. She showed the Day Campers how to properly cast a fishing rod. She also did an art activity.

YMCA Tackle Football and Cheerleading Deadlines Approaching

Arrest Report For The Week Of July 10-16, 2017

Jorge Diaz Garcia / 215 W. Church St., Warren, AR / DOB 2-19-96 / No Drivers License on 7-10-17

Robert Derrick Payne / 2192 Why 278, Wilmar, AR / DOB 7-17-85 / Driver's License Suspended, No Insurance, and Fleeing by Foot on 7-10-17

Eric Harrison / 502 Howard St., Warren, AR / DOB 12-13-75 / Warrant on 7-12-17

Jose Cantu / 217 Hermit, Hermitage, AR / DOB 9-10-93 / Warrant on 7-13-17

Jeffrey Mann / 113 Cloquet, Warren, AR / DOB 5-1-70 / Driving on Suspended License, No Insurance on 7-14-17

Vent Jeffries / 786 N. Zenith, Tulsa, OK / DOB 8-11-89 / Warrant on 7-14-17

Pedro Hurtado / 18380 Hay 104 Lot 15, Robertsdale, AL / DOB 6-24-93 / Agg. Assault Upon Law Enforcement Officer on 7-15-17

Attention Former Students of Warren, Hermitage, and Woodlawn School Districts

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those students needing or not needing special education and related services
shall be destroyed six (6) years, after the data are no longer needed to provide
educational services to the student.  If the student has been out of the special education program six years his or her special education records are due for destruction.

You have the right to review and pick up the special education due process records.  These records will be available at the special education office at 904 N. Martin St. Warren, Arkansas, from the dates of July 21, through August 6, 2017, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. If the records are not picked up during that time, they will be destroyed.

If you have any questions, call 870-226-5894.


Central Missionary Baptist To Hold Revival Services

Central Missionary Baptist Church of Warren invites everyone to revival services this week, July 17 through July 20 with Brother Ron Canard of Cave City as the evangelist.  Services will begin nightly at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Armstrong Foundation Makes Contributions To Local Organizations

The Armstrong Flooring Foundation recently made contributions to the Bradley County Medical Foundation, the SEARK Concert Association, and the Arkansas Food Bank.
SEARK Concert Association - Pictured are Marty Reep and Susan Akin
Arkansas Food Bank - Pictured are Marty Reep and Jean Adams

Bradley County Medical Center Foundation - Pictured are Marty Reep and Steve Henson

Jersey Rural Fire Responds to Accident

Jersey Rural Fire Department responds to an auto accident at the intersection AR Hwy 160 E, Bradley Rd 119 and Bradley Rd 2 in the early morning hours of July 15. Upon arrival, JRFD firefighters found a pickup truck engulfed in flames. Suppression of the flames revealed no victims were found in the truck.
The following fire departments worked this accident: 7 Jersey Rural Firefighters and 2 trucks; 2 Hermitage Rural Firefighters and 1 truck and 2 Bradley County Deputies worked the scene. At Jersey Rural ' s departure from the scene, Arkansas State Police Officers and Bradley County Deputies were investigating the accident.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Armstrong Supervisor Recognized With Patriot Award

Tila Barrett 1st shift Rough End Supervisor was recently recognized with a Patriot Award by the ESGR, Employer Support or the Guard and Reserve, and the Department of Defense. Patriot Awards are awarded to individual supervisors, and reflect the efforts made to support citizen warriors through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families, and granting leaves of absence if needed. Tila was nominated by one of her employees who is a soldier who is currently deployed.  Tila is pictured here with Sandra Jackson, Arkansas ESGR rep, Marty Reep Warren EHS Manager, and Steve Ellis Warren Plant Manager.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Warren Police Warns Public of Scams

The Warren Police Department has seen an increase over the last few days in reference to phone scams. The people responsible are very good at what they do and will do their best to get you to fall for their scams which can leave you broke. We want to remind everyone that if it sounds too good to be true then it probably is and before sending anyone any money to contact your local law enforcement. Here are a couple of examples of the reports received.

On July 12, 2017 Officer A. Meeks took a report in reference to a scam where the elderly victim believed she was sending money to her nephew. Instead she wired the money as instructed to a bank account in Denver, Colorado. This scam cost the victim over $1,000.

On July 12, 2017 Sgt. Tim Nichols received information that a former resident of Warren had been contacted by a group claiming that she had won 1 Million Dollars. The group stated that they were ready to send her the money but she needed to send them money to cover the taxes. This victim who no longer lives in Bradley County transferred $9,000 from her account at a local bank to the scam artist.

On July 13, 2017 Sgt. Tim Nichols received a report in reference to a scam where the unknown suspects were using the WPD phone number and calling residents stating that they have been caught conducting illegal activities and that if they do not pay they will be arrested.

WHS Freshman And New Student Orientation