Police are warning about the latest phone scam targeting the city.

Phone scam targets Nelson

The Nelson Police Department says it has received several complaints about the latest phone scam circulating in the city.

The Nelson Police Department says it has received several complaints about the latest phone scam circulating in the city.

The caller is a young man who claims to be a family member who’s been charged with drunk driving following a car accident and needs bail money.

“Nelson Police are asking the public to understand that this is a scam and no money should be forwarded,” Sgt. Janet Scott-Pryke said in a news release. “If you receive such a call, and are unsure, please verify the facts with other family members before considering the request.”

Vehicle rolls away

A vehicle parked in a driveway last week in the 700 block of the 7th Street in Fairview went for a driverless joyride.

It rolled across the street, jumped the curb, and rolled down a bank, coming to rest against a house.

Damage to both the vehicle and house was minor, but the owner of the vehicle was issued a notice to make sure it doesn’t happen again.