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Lt. Scott P. Custer
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The following releases report arrests and other activity by South Windsor police officers.  This list is not intended to be all inclusive.   Other arrests and incidents may have been reported however, operational considerations may prevent their immediate public release.  A release is not intended to indicate guilt or conviction.  This information is released in accordance with applicable Connecticut General Statutes.  All arrested persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law

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    South Windsor Freedom 5K Road Race: 
  The South Windsor Police Department and the South Windsor Parks and Recreation Department are co-cosponsoring the South Windsor Freedom 5K Road Race.  The event will take place on Saturday morning, May 16, 2015, beginning at 8:30 at the South Windsor Community Center.  May 16 is Armed Forces Day. 

  The run is being coordinated by a local Boy Scout as part of his Eagle Scout requirements.  The Scout, Sean Reed, a sophomore at South Windsor High School, is raising money for the construction of a memorial wall that is to be added to the veterans memorial at Veterans Memorial Park on Pleasant Valley Road in South Windsor. 

  The building of the memorial wall is being spearheaded by the South Windsor Patriotic Commission.  The Freedom 5K is one of a series of events raising money for the wall. 

  Runners can register on line at www.plattsys.com or by mail.  Entry forms are available on www.plattsys.com website under “upcoming races” as the “S Windsor Freedom Run”.  The entry fee is $25 for adults and $15 for runners 12 and under.  The course includes streets in the South Windsor High School neighborhood as well as a portion of the Nevers Road Park trail system.

  Armed Forces Day is a day designated each year to honor all those who have served and are currently serving in our military.  The first Armed Forces Day was celebrated in 1950.  For many years, the South Windsor Patriotic Commission has hosted a community celebration in Nevers Road Park to mark the Day.  The evening will be capped off with fireworks at dusk.

COPS, COFFEE & CONVERSATION:
Fri., April 24, 2015 6:45-8:15pm at Timothy Edwards Middle School in Room Alt 6.

"TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES EVERY DAY.
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This evening program is offered to parents of children in grades 5-8, will include a presentation by Officer Tina Roy, School Resource Officer. Let’s talk about ways to help keep your children safe on social media. Bring your questions and be ready for a lively discussion. ...
This free program is sponsored by SW Youth & Family Services and the SW Police Department, with the support of the SW Schools & SWAFF (SW Alliance For Families).
For more information please contact Kathy Reed,
School Outreach Specialist
860-474-1442
Kathy.reed@southwindsor.org
Coffee, tea and desserts will be served

Friday, February 20, 2015:
P201500413/00424 Fraud: “Social Security or IRS Scam”:
The fraudulent activity known as the “IRS Scam” continues to be an issue nationwide and we are investigating a variation now using a Social Security reference.   Recently two South Windsor residents received calls from a person claiming to be a Social Security Administration representative. The caller had an accent and was possibly of Indian descent, as was one of the victims.  The caller stated that the victim(s) owed money to the “Department of Social Security” and that they would be arrested if they didn’t send money via “Moneygram.”  One of the residents actually went to Walmart in Manchester and sent $500.00 via Moneygram.  The investigating officer attempted to cancel the transaction with the assistance of Walmarts’ staff however the money had been claimed shortly after it was sent.
   The information below is from the www.socialsecurity.gov website:  If someone saying they are from Social Security does contact you requesting information, don’t respond.  Instead, contact your local Social Security office or call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) to see whether we really need any information from you.

Whatever you do, don’t fall victim to a scam. Don’t give out your personal information.

Social Security and the Office of Inspector General (OIG) take these scams very seriously. We do everything we can to stop the perpetrators and educate the public. To report suspicious activity, please call the OIG Hotline at 1-800-269-0271. (If you are deaf or hard of hearing, call the OIG TTY number at 1-866-501-2101.) A Public Fraud Reporting form is also available online at OIG’s website: https://www.socialsecurity.gov/fraudreport/oig/public_fraud_reporting/form.htm.

From www.IRS.gov:

The IRS will always send taxpayers a written notification of any tax due via the U.S. mail. The IRS never asks for credit card, debit card or prepaid card information over the telephone. For more information or to report a scam, go to www.irs.gov and type "scam" in the search box.
  People have reported a particularly aggressive phone scam in the last several months. Immigrants are frequently targeted. Potential victims are threatened with deportation, arrest, having their utilities shut off, or having their driver’s licenses revoked. Callers are frequently insulting or hostile - apparently to scare their potential victims.
  Potential victims may be told they are entitled to big refunds, or that they owe money that must be paid immediately to the IRS. When unsuccessful the first time, sometimes phone scammers call back trying a new strategy.
  Other characteristics of this scam include:

                  Scammers use fake names and IRS badge numbers. They generally use common names and surnames to identify themselves.

                  Scammers may be able to recite the last four digits of a victim’s Social Security number.

                  Scammers spoof the IRS toll-free number on caller ID to make it appear that it’s the IRS calling.

                  Scammers sometimes send bogus IRS emails to some victims to support their bogus calls.

                  Victims hear background noise of other calls being conducted to mimic a call site.

                  After threatening victims with jail time or driver’s license revocation, scammers hang up and others soon call back pretending to be from the local police or DMV, and the caller ID supports their claim.

If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS, here’s what you should do:

                  If you know you owe taxes or you think you might owe taxes, call the IRS at 1.800.829.1040. The IRS employees at that line can help you with a payment issue, if there really is such an issue.

                  If you know you don’t owe taxes or have no reason to think that you owe any taxes (for example, you’ve never received a bill or the caller made some bogus threats as described above), then call and report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 1.800.366.4484.

                  If you’ve been targeted by this scam, you should also contact the Federal Trade Commission and use their “FTC Complaint Assistant” at FTC.gov. Please add "IRS Telephone Scam" to the comments of your complaint.

Friday, January 30, 2015:
South Windsor Police recognized as Top Fundraising team for Special Olympics:
We are proud to announce that the South Windsor Police Department has earned the spot as top fundraising team for the Connecticut Special Olympics for the Fourth consecutive year. Last year South Windsor raised $56,712 through the generosity and hard work of all the volunteers at events such as the Tip-A-Cop at the Red Onion Restaurant, the Haunted Torch Walk & Fall Fest and the Penguin Plunge.  These events were organized by our own Agent Ron Littell who continues to challenge himself and others to raise funds for this great organization.  Kudos to Ron and all our community and business supporters!