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FRAUDULENT PHONE SCAM REPORTED - JANUARY 30, 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015

FRAUDULENT PHONE SCAM REPORTED

 

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office was made aware today of a fraudulent phone scam used by a person who claimed to be a Sheriff’s Office employee.  The male suspect told the victim(s) that they had a warrant out for their arrest for failing to show up for jury duty.  The suspect, who identified himself as “Lt. Donaldson”, attempted to solicit money from the victim(s) to avoid arrest.

 

Our agency has been notified of multiple instances that occurred today.  These incidents, along with any similar incidents are indeed false and should be reported to local law enforcement.  This type of activity is a crime and will be investigated and taken very seriously.

 

Anyone receiving this type of notification, whether it’s over the telephone or through other means of communication should not comply with payment. If a call like this is received, don’t offer revealing personal information and ask specific questions. Anything suspicious in nature should be reported to local law enforcement.

  

 

 

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LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF JANUARY 31, 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*

 

Saturday, January 31, 2015:   7200 NW 26th St
    800 NE 50th Ave
     
Sunday, February 1, 2015:   4500 NW 78th Ave (Saylorville Dam)
    7100 NW 6th Dr
     
Monday, February 2, 2015:   5000 NE 38th St
    5500 NE Oak Hill Dr
     
Tuesday, February 3, 2015:   1600 NE 66th Ave
    4200 NE 94th Ave
     
Wednesday, February 4, 2015:   8800 NE 29th St
    5000 NE Delaware
     
Thursday, February 5, 2015:   8000 NW 37th St
    4300 NW Morningstar
     
Friday, February 6, 2015:   3200 NE 62nd Ave
    1300 NW 66th Ave

*Although every effort will be made to adhere to these locations, they are subject to change without notice.

LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF JANUARY 24, 2015

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*

 

Saturday, January 24th, 2015:   4400 NE Delaware
    4500 NW 78th Ave (Saylorville Dam)
     
Sunday, January 25th, 2015:   800 NE 50th Ave
    4300 NW Morningstar
     
Monday, January 26th, 2015:   3100 NE 46th Ave
    900 NE 46th Ave
     
Tuesday, January 27th, 2015:   1500 NE 118th Ave
    5800 NE 27th Ave
     
Wednesday, January 28th, 2015:   7200 NW 26th St
    1700 NE 70th Ave
     
Thursday, January 29th, 2015:   700 NE 60th Ave
    300 Walnut (Elkhart)
     
Friday, January 30th, 2015:   600 NE 142nd Ave
    800 Boone St (Sheldahl)

*Although every effort will be made to adhere to these locations, they are subject to change without notice.

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LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF JANUARY 17, 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*

 

Saturday, January 17th, 2015:   7200 NW 2th St
    800 NE 54th Ave
     
Sunday, January 18th, 2015:   4500 NW 78th Ave (Saylorville Dam)
    4400 NE Delaware
     
Monday, January 19th, 2015:   3200 NE 2nd Ave
    4200 NE 94th Ave
     
Tuesday, January 20th, 2015:   300 Brown St (Runnells)
    4300 Morningstar Dr
     
Wednesday, January 21st, 2015:   1600 NE 66th Ave
    5500 NE Oak Hill Dr
     
Thursday, January 22nd, 2015:   5000 NE 38th St
    7100 NW 6th Dr
     
Friday, January 23rd, 2015:   900 NE 46th Ave
    7400 NE 46th St

*Although every effort will be made to adhere to these locations, they are subject to change without notice.

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OFFICES CLOSED JANUARY 19, 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

OFFICES CLOSED JANUARY 19, 2015

 

Certain divisions of the Polk County Sheriff's office will be closed Monday, January 19, 2015.  Services that will be interrupted include visitation at the Polk County Jail, the processing of weapons permits, access to public information and records, as well as duties of the Civil Division.

Video visitation for inmates at the Polk County Jail will not be available January 19.  However, the schedule for remote (internet service) visits will be available through www.iwebvisit.com.

All offices will be open on Tuesday, January 20, 2015.  More information is available at www.polkcountyiowa.gov/sheriff.

 

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LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - JANUARY 10, 2015

Friday, January 09, 2015

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*

 

Saturday, January 10th, 2015:   4500 NW 78th Ave (Saylorville Dam)
    4400 NE Delaware
     
Sunday, January 11th, 2015:   800 NE 54th Ave
    3000 NE Aurora Ave
     
Monday, January 12th, 2015:   4300 NW Morningstar
    1600 NE 66th Ave
     
Tuesday, January 13th, 2015:   3700 NE 80th St
    9000 NE 94th Ave
     
Wednesday, January 14th, 2015:   3100 NE 46th Ave
    1700 NE 70th Ave
     
Thursday, January 15th, 2015:   900 NE 46th Ave
    800 NE 27th Ave
     
Friday, January 16th, 2015:   1300 NW 66th Ave
    5800 NE 27th Ave

*Although every effort will be made to adhere to these locations, they are subject to change without notice.

LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF JANUARY 3, 2015

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*

 

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015:   7200 NW 26th St
    800 NE 50th Ave
     
Sunday, January 4th, 2015:   4500 NW 78th Ave (Saylorville Dam)
    4400 NE Delaware
     
Monday, January 5th, 2015:   NOT DEPLOYED
    NOT DEPLOYED
     
Tuesday, January 6th, 2015:   300 Walnut (Elkhart)
    800 NE 54th Ave
     
Wednesday, January 7th, 2015:   300 Brown St (Runnells)
    900 NE 46th Ave
     
Thursday, January 8th, 2015:   1600 NE 66th Ave
    4300 NW Morningstar
     
Friday, January 9th, 2015:   5000 NE 38th St
    8000 NW 37th St

*Although every effort will be made to adhere to these locations they are subject to change without notice.

FRAUDULENT PHONE SCAM REPORTED - DECEMBER 30, 2014

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

FRAUDULENT PHONE SCAM REPORTED

 

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office was made aware today of a fraudulent phone scam used by a person who claimed to be a Sheriff’s Office employee.  The male suspect told the victim(s) that they had a warrant out for their arrest for failing to show up for jury duty.  The suspect attempted to solicit money from the victim(s) to avoid arrest.

 

Our agency has been notified of multiple instances that occurred yesterday.  These incidents, along with anysimilar incidents are indeed false and should be reported to local law enforcement.  This type of activity is a crime and will be investigated and taken very seriously.

 

Anyone receiving this type of notification, whether it’s over the telephone or through other means of communication, should not comply with quick payment, but rather be skeptical. If a call like this is received, don’t offer revealing personal information and ask specific questions. Anything suspicious in nature should be reported to local law enforcement.

 

 

 

    

    

 

 

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LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF DECEMBER 27, 2014

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*

 

Saturday, December 27th, 2014:   4500 NW 78th Ave (Saylorville Dam)
    800 NE 50th Ave
     
Sunday, December 28th, 2014:   5000 NE 38th St
    5000 NE Delaware Street
     
Monday, December 29, 2014:   4300 NW Morningstar Dr
    1300 NW 66th Ave
     
Tuesday, December 30th, 2014:   1600 NE 66th Ave
    4200 NE 94th Ave
     
Wednesday, December 31st, 2014:   3200 NE 62nd Ave
    5600 NE Berwick Dr
     
Thursday, January 1st, 2015:   3100 NE 46th Ave
    1700 NE 70th Ave
     
Friday, January 2nd, 2015:   4400 NE Delaware
    6500 NE 41st Ave

*Although every effort will be made to adhere to these locations, they are subject to change without notice.

LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS - WEEK OF DECEMBER 20, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*

 

Saturday, December 20th, 2014:   4300 NW Morningstar
    4900 NW Beaver Drive
     
Sunday, December 21st, 2014:   9000 NE 94th Ave.
    7000 NE 56th St.
     
Monday, December 22nd, 2014:   4400 NE Delaware St.
    5500 NE Oakhill Drive
     
Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014:   3700 NE 80th St.
    7200 NW 26th St.
     
Wednesday, December 24th, 2014:   4500 NW 78th Ave.
    10000 NW Saylorville Drive
     
Thursday, December 25th, 2014:   3100 NE 46th Ave.
    900 NE 46th Ave.
     
Friday, December 26th, 2014:   7400 NE 46th St.
    3000 NE Aurora

*Although every effort will be made to adhere to these locations, they are subject to change without notice.

OFFICES CLOSED NO ONSITE VIDEO VISITATION DECEMBER 25TH, 26TH, 2014 AND JANUARY 1ST, 2015

Thursday, December 18, 2014

OFFICES CLOSED:

NO ONSITE VIDEO VISITATION AT THE POLK COUNTY JAIL DECEMBER 25th, 26th, 2014 AND JANUARY 1st, 2015.

 

Video visitation for inmates at the Polk County Jail will not be available December 25th, 26th and January 1st.  However, the schedule for remote (internet service) visits will be available through www.iwebvisit.com .

 

Additionally, offices that will also be closed these days include Field Services (weapon permit processing), and the Civil Division. More information can be found at www.polkcountyiowa.gov/sheriff.

 

 

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FRAUDULENT PHONE SCAM REPORTED - DECEMBER 16, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

FRAUDULENT PHONE SCAM REPORTED

 

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office was made aware today of a fraudulent phone scam used by a suspected out-of-state debt collection agency.  The out-of-state collection agency has been using the Polk County Sheriff’s Office dispatch phone number of 515-286-3333.

 

Apparently our dispatch phone number is showing up on the victim’s caller ID.  The suspect agency/person then leaves a message to call another out-of-state phone number reference a complaint that was filed.  Our agency has only been notified of one instance; however similar incidents using the Polk County Sheriff’s Office dispatch phone number are indeed false and should be reported to local law enforcement.  This type of activity is a crime and will be investigated and taken very seriously.

 

Anyone receiving this type of notification, whether it’s over the telephone or through other means of communication, should not comply with quick payment, but rather be skeptical. If a call like this is received, don’t offer revealing personal information and ask specific questions. Anything suspicious in nature should be reported to local law enforcement.

 

 

 

    

    

 

 

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LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF DECEMBER 13, 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*

 

Saturday, December 13th, 2014:   7200 NW 26th St
    4400 NE Delaware
     
Sunday, December 14th, 2014:   800 NE 50th Ave
    4500 NW 78th Ave (Saylorville Dam)
     
Monday, December 15th, 2014:   4300 NW Morningstar
    800 NE 50th Ave
     
Tuesday, December 16th, 2014:   800 Boone St (Sheldahl)
    5800 NE 27th Ave
     
Wednesday, December 17th, 2014:   3100 NE 46th Ave.
    300 Brown St (Runnells)
     
Thursday, December 18th, 2014:   3200 NE 62nd Ave.
    600 NE 142nd Ave.
     
Friday, December 19th, 2014:   1600 NE 66th Ave.
    5000 NE 38th St.

*Although every effort will be made to adhere to these locations, they are subject to change without notice.

LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF DECEMBER 6, 2014

Thursday, December 04, 2014

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*

 

Saturday, December 6th, 2014:   800 NE 50th Ave.
    4500 NW 78th Ave (Saylorville Dam)
     
Sunday, December 7th, 2014:   5500 NE Oak Hill Dr.
    3200 NE 62nd Ave.
     
Monday, December 8th, 2014:   1600 NE 66th Ave.
    4400 NE Delaware
     
Tuesday, December 9th, 2014:   4300 NW Morningstar
    6500 NE 41st Ave.
     
Wednesday, December 10th, 2014:   1300 NW 66th Ave.
    4200 NE 94th Ave.
     
Thursday, December 11th, 2014:   300 Walnut (Elkhart)
    3100 NE 46th Ave.
     
Friday, December 12th, 2014:   7100 Vandalia
    900 NE 46th Ave.

*Although every effort will be made to adhere to these locations, they are subject to change without notice.

WINTER TIPS TO PREVENT VEHICLE THEFT/BURGLARY - NOVEMBER 21, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

Winter Tips to Prevent Vehicle Theft / Burglary

 

Several Polk County law enforcement agencies have recently taken multiple stolen vehicle reports which seem to coincide with the colder temperatures.

As we all know, the weather in Iowa can change quickly.  Winter is almost upon us and the temperatures outside have dropped considerably.  The cold weather is tempting many motorists into heating up their unattended vehicles before heading out on the roadway.

 It’s easy to think that leaving your vehicle running unattended might be a good idea, unfortunately it’s not.  In the United States, just fewer than 700,000 vehicles were reported stolen in 2013.

Below are some basic prevention Tips:

-          Never leave your car running or the keys inside when you’re away from your vehicle, even for “just a minute”.

-         Always roll up the windows and lock your car.

-         Never leave valuables in plain view.  Put them in the trunk or at least out of sight.

-         Park in a busy, well-lighted area.

-         If you can’t fight the urge to stay with your car while it’s warming up you may want to invest in a remote-start or similar system.

 

 

 

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office wishes you and your family a safe winter season and a Happy Holiday!

 

 

 

VISITING HOURS TO CHANGE AT POLK COUNTY JAIL EFFECTIVE MARCH 2, 2014

Friday, February 07, 2014

             VISITING HOURS TO CHANGE AT POLK COUNTY JAIL

 

Effective March 2nd, 2014, the visiting hours at the Polk County Jail will make the following changes:

 

                              Monday: 8:30-10:30 and 1:30-2:30

                              Tuesday: 8:30-10:30 and 1:30-2:30

                              Wednesday: No On-Site Public Visitation

                              Thursday: 8:30-10:30 and 1:30-2:30

                               Friday: 8:30-10:30 and 1:30-2:30

                               Saturday: 8:30-10:30

                               Sunday: 12:30-3:00

 

 **Remote visits through www.iwebvisit.com are available daily

(8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.; 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ; 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.)

 

 

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Contact Us

Polk County Sheriff
1985 NE 51st Place
Des Moines, Iowa 50313

Administration: (515) 286-3814
Civil
: (515) 286-3800
Communications
: (515) 286-3333
Jail: (515) 323-5400
Law Enforcement
: (515) 286-3306