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.