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Little Compton Police: House Breaks, Mexican Phone Scam and Dogs Bite Owners

The following incidents were supplied by the Little Compton Police Department.

House Breaks

  • were dispatched to a Crandall Road residence at 1:18 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17 for a report of a house break. Upon arrival officers spoke to the homeowner who reported several items missing. The matter remains under investigation.
  • A caretaker reported that a West Main Road resident's home was broken into at 7:38 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 11. Police arrived and saw the back door glass broken. No items appeared to be taken, and the matter is under investigation.

Mexican phone scam

A Warrens Point Road resident called police at 11:40 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 10 to report a phone scam. The incoming caller said he was the homeowner's grandson calling from Mexico and needed bail money. The homeowner then called her grandson and confirmed he was not in fact in Mexico. The phone call reportedly came from a blocked number.

Dogs bite owners

  • Police responded to a Patchet Brook residence at 6:06 p.m., Monday, Jan. 16 to an owner reporting she was bitten by her dog. She was treated at Newport Hospital. The animal was current on its vaccinations and was strictly confined to the residence as required for 10 days.
  • A Long Highway woman reported being bitten by her dog at 5:59 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 11. She had a laceration to her lip and was transported by rescue. The animal was up to date on its vaccinations has been strictly confined to the residence for the required 10 days.

Car gets egged

A John Sisson Road resident reported at 10:21 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 14 that someone threw eggs at his vehicle overnight. The matter is under investigation.

Michael Dwells February 12, 2012 at 05:22 AM
"The homeowner then called her grandson and confirmed he was not in fact in Mexico. The phone call reportedly came from a blocked number." --- which is usually the case with scam calls. This is the famous Grandson Scam and it's been in the news pretty much lately. However, though we think it's obvious and that nobody else can fall to this scam anymore, there are still a few who do and lose a lot of money. In fact, some of them reported the phone calls at Callercenter.com. I think it's about time people become more cautious about incoming phone calls, especially when the caller starts asking for personal information. Skepticism is healthy at times like this. And vigilance keeps the scammers at bay.

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