The latest roll call information from the Bryan Police Department
This scam is now in the Bryan Area
It's a scam spreading across the country -- a person calls your home, says he or she is a police officer and you have a warrant out for your arrest for unpaid parking tickets. The caller said they were from an out of the area police department.
The caller then explains that you can pay the "fine" with a credit or debit card. In some cases, the caller may tell y...ou to buy a certain debit card or send the money via Western Union.
This scam has been reported in Ohio, Colorado, New Jersey, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, New York, Oregon and other states.
Anyone who receives a call about a bench warrant for his or her arrest can call the court in the county that the warrant is supposed to have been issued and ask to verify the legitimacy of this claim.
Experts also recommend that you talk to the senior citizens in your life and remind them to never give out personal information such as credit or debit card information, bank account information or birth dates and social security card numbers over the phone or email.
Bryan Police Warns About The Dangers Of
Heatstroke is the number one killer of
children, outside of car crashes. That’s why Bryan Police has joined with the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to attempt to reduce
these deaths by reminding parents and caregivers about the dangers of heatstroke
and leaving children in hot cars. Last year 44 children lost their lives
“As outside temperatures rise, the risks of
children dying from being left alone inside a hot vehicle also rises,” said
“One child dies from heatstroke nearly every
10 days from being left in a hot vehicle, but what is most tragic is that the
majority of these deaths could have been prevented.“
Bryan Police urges all parents and caregivers
to do these three things:
1) NEVER leave a child in a vehicle unattended;
2) Make it a habit to look in the backseat
EVERY time you exit the car;
3) ALWAYS lock the car and put the keys out of
reach. And, if you ever see a child left alone in a hot vehicle, call 911 right
Know the warning signs of heatstroke, which
include: red, hot, and moist or dry skin; no sweating; a strong rapid pulse or a
slow weak pulse; nausea; confusion; or acting strangely. If a child exhibits any
of these signs after being in a hot vehicle, cool the child rapidly by spraying
them with cool water or with a garden hose, NEVER an ice bath. Call 911 or your
local emergency number immediately.
Children’s body temperatures can rise up to
five times faster than that of an adult, and heatstroke can occur in
temperatures as low as 57 degrees. On an 80-degree day, a car can reach deadly
levels in just 10 minutes.
More than half of all vehicle-related
heatstroke deaths in children are caused by a child accidentally being left in
the car, and 29 percent are from a child getting into a hot car on their own.
“We want to get the word out to parents and caregivers, please look before you lock.”
The Bryan Police Departments
K9s Sage has been awarded a ballistic vest thanks to a non-profit organization,
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. $16,595.00
was donated to the charity from the “K9 Kota Campaign” which will provide
vests for seventeen K9s in KY, OH, NJ, CA and IN.
The “K9 Kota Campaign”
held an online event selling over 1350 tee shirts for the cause.
K9 Kota is a law enforcement
dog with the Winchester Police Department in VA who sustained a work related
injury on January 3, 2014. He fell
through an attic floor onto a hardwood floor while detaining a suspect. Although
the injury was severe to his right front arm, Kota climbed back up the flight of
stairs to continue the fight. After months of surgery and physical therapy his
return to police work is still unknown.
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.
is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA. Whose mission is to provide
bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement
and related agencies throughout the United States. Each vest costs $950.00 and
has a 5 year warranty. The nonprofit was established in 2009 to assist law
enforcement agencies with this potentially life saving body armor for their four
legged K9 Officers. Through private and corporate sponsorships, Vested Interest
in K9s, Inc. provided over 930 law enforcement dogs in 39 states with protective
vests since 2009 at a cost of $880,000.
The organization orders the
U.S. made vests exclusively from distributor Regency Police Supply in Hyannis,
MA. who also does the custom embroidery on the body armor. Vests are
manufacturer by Armor Express in Central Lake, MI.
New K9 graduates as well as
K9's with expired vests are eligible to participate. The program is open to law
enforcement dogs who are US employed, certified and at least 19 months of age.
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.
was named as a charity partner in March of 2014 in a nationwide Groupon Campaign
which raised over $335,000 in 19 days. The
non profit will be providing over 350 law enforcement dogs nationwide with the
protective body armor in memory of K9 Rocco of the Pittsburgh Police Department
who sacrificed his life in the line of duty in January of 2014. All vests will
be embroidered with the sentiment, "In Memory of K9 Rocco, Pittsburgh
For more information or to
learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Tax deductible
donations accepted via mail to: Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. P.O. Box 9 East
Taunton, MA 02718 or via the website: www.vik9s.org.
Trains and cars don't mix.
Never race a train to the crossing — even if you tie, you lose.The train you
see is closer and faster-moving than you think. If you see a train approaching,
wait for it to go by before you proceed across the tracks.
Be aware that trains cannot
stop quickly. Even if the locomotive engineer sees you, a freight train moving
at 55 miles per hour can take a mile or more to stop once the emergency brakes
are applied. That's 18 football fields!
Never drive around lowered
gates — it's illegal and deadly. If you suspect a signal is malfunctioning,
call the 1-800 number posted on or near the crossing signal or your local law
Do not get trapped on the
tracks; proceed through a highway-rail grade crossing only if you are sure you
can completely clear the crossing without stopping. Remember, the train is three
feet wider than the tracks on both sides.
If your vehicle ever stalls
on a track with a train coming, get out immediately and move quickly away from
the tracks in the direction from which the train is coming. If you run in the
same direction the train is traveling, when the train hits your car you could be
injured by flying debris. Call your local law enforcement agency for assistance.
At a multiple track crossing
waiting for a train to pass, watch out for a second train on the other tracks,
approaching from either direction.
When you need to cross train
tracks, go to a designated crossing, look both ways, and cross the tracks
quickly, without stopping. Remember it isn't safe to stop closer than 15 feet
from a rail.
ALWAYS EXPECT A TRAIN!
Freight trains do not follow set schedules.
WESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) —
Police in Massachusetts have arrested a man they say stole a pack of cigarettes
because he wanted to go back to jail.
Officers responded to a
convenience store in Westfield on Tuesday night where a clerk told them a man
asked for the cigarettes, and then walked out without paying.
The Westfield News reports
that when the clerk warned the man he would call police unless he paid, the
suspect said "Go ahead."
Police found 40-year-old John
Skowron Kirwan, of Springfield, at a nearby bus stop.
When an officer asked the
suspect if he attempted to steal the cigarettes, the man replied: "I didn't
attempt to steal them. I stole them."
Police say Kirwan told them
he was on probation and wanted to go back to jail. He was arrested for
Information from: The
Westfield (Mass.) News, http://thewestfieldnews.com
2013 Traffic Crashes for the
City Of Bryan
2014 Traffic Crashes for the City of Bryan