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Phone scam imitating WSU Police

Phone scam imitating WSU Police

Washington State University wants everyone to be aware of an ongoing phone scam targeting people across the state.

There have been multiple reports of people receiving phone calls from someone claiming to be an official with the WSU Police Department. The caller demands money and threatens legal trouble if the funds are not sent. Most alarming is that caller ID shows the name and phone number from a legitimate police agency.

WSU Police want you to know that they will never call anyone demanding money. Even if the caller is able to provide sensitive information (last four digits of social security number, address, date of birth, etc.) do not provide information to them.

If you do receive a call like this, WSU Police want you to report it to them at (509) 335-8548.

Telephone scammers impersonating Idaho State Police

Telephone scammers impersonating Idaho State Police

Idaho State Police are issuing a warning after receiving multiple reports from various parts of the state of people receiving telephone calls from someone claiming to be from ISP.

The number that appears on caller ID will show up as an accurate ISP phone number, but is being deliberately falsified by the caller to disguise their identity.

The scammer appears to be targeting mainly students and professors along with foreign nationals, and is telling the person they have an arrest warrant requiring they pay a fine or face arrest and/or deportation.

The Idaho State Police wants to remind the public they will never call anyone on the phone to inform them a warrant has been issued for their arrest. Additionally, ISP does not collect money or any financial information over the phone for any reason.

Man arrested for violating no-contact order 150 times

Man arrested for violating no-contact order 150 times

A 36-year-old Clarkston man who allegedly contacted a 28-year-old woman more than 150 times in violation of a No-Contact Order that was issued a week prior was arrested Tuesday night by Clarkston Police. Christopher Druley was charged with two counts of Felony Stalking and 152 counts of a Protection Order Violation. That order prohibited him from having any contact with her or being within 200 feet of her residence, according to a Probable Cause Affidavit.
The court document says that Druley allegedly sent 121 text messages and made 31 phone calls since being served with the order on September 15th. Several of the text messages were lewd in nature, the document says, adding that other messages eluded to the fact that she was under surveillance by Druley.
One message reportedly told the woman to "look outside" and made reference to something that she was talking about on her phone while she was standing outside of her home, while another text message allegedly made reference to knowing what her friend that was at her house looked like.

Help identify person of interest in credit card theft

Help identify person of interest in credit card theft

The Whitman County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help identifying two persons of interest in a case of vehicle prowling and credit card fraud.

On the evening of June 6th or early June 7th, a vehicle parked in Colton, WA was illegally entered by one of more persons. A credit card was taken and later used at two businesses in Lewiston, Idaho.

Deputies received surveillance footage from one of the businesses where the credit card was used. Based on interviews with the business' loss prevention staff and video footage (pictured above) it is believed two females in their late-teens or early-20's have information that could lead to an arrest. Both females were described as being around 5'9” or 5'10” tall.

If you recognize the individual in the photo above, please call the Whitman County Sheriff's Office at (509) 397-6266 and reference case number 14-S1690.

Windows phone scam hits Kootenai county

Windows phone scam hits Kootenai county

The Kootenai County Sheriff's office released an alert Thursday afternoon about a prevalent computer scam in the area, carried out over the phone.

It starts with a call from an individual who says he is with “Microsoft Windows Service Center.”

This caller states there is an issue with the customer’s computer and they could fix the problem by downloading an “APP”. If the citizen does go to their computer at the caller’s request, the caller will advise you of what you are seeing on your screen, and ask you to sign into “logmein.com.”

The caller will now have control of your computer. During conversation with the caller, they will ask for identifying information such as the last four of your Social Security Number. The caller will also alert you to your Windows certification being expired with you needing to pay them $395.00 or the computer will be “locked”. If you refuse to pay, your screen will go black with only a cursor for a password. Estimated repairs are over $100.

Asotin man arrested, charged with 6 counts of child rape

Asotin man arrested, charged with 6 counts of child rape

 A 66-year-old man was taken into custody at the Asotin County Sheriff's Office Monday afternoon and charged with six counts of 1st-degree Rape of a Child for allegedly inappropriately touching a six-year-old girl.

According to a Probable Cause Affidavit, Robert Allen King allegedly touched the girl several times since early January. The allegations came to light following a domestic dispute on July 4th, the court documents state, and during a forensic interview the girl allegedly told investigators that King would touch her "private area" when he helped her take a bath.

"(Victim) said she did not ever see Robert's private parts," the affidavit says. While being interviewed by investigators, King denied touching the girl or doing anything to purposely make her feel uncomfortable, although he did admit to helping her take baths and she sat on his lap while at the computer.

King is being held in the Asotin County Jail on a $200,000 bond and will be arraigned on July 21st in Asotin County Superior Court.

Nationwide warrant issued for Clarkston stabbing suspect

Nationwide warrant issued for Clarkston stabbing suspect

Asotin County District Judge Ray D. Lutes Wednesday afternoon signed a nationwide warrant for a 34-year-old Lewiston man on a charge of 1st-degree assault in connection with an alleged stabbing last night in the Clarkston Heights. The bond for JD Miller was set at $500,000, according to officials.