Notices & Alerts
Telephone Scam Alert
3/31/16: The Whitehouse Police Department has been made aware of a telephone scam in the Whitehouse area.
Telephone scammers are calling residents, identifying themselves as attorneys, claiming that the person they’ve called has a grandson/granddaughter that’s been involved in a traffic accident.
So as not to get the grandson/granddaughter in trouble, the scammer requests that the person called should go to the bank and withdraw funds. The scammer provides a phone number to call back when they’ve obtained the funds, in order to give additional information on how to forward them the money.
Please note this is a scam. One of the names the scammer provides is a “Walter Morgan”, providing a phone number with a “778” area code (this area code is out of British Columbia, Canada).
If you receive this type of call, or are a victim of this scam, you are urged to call your local law enforcement department (Whitehouse-419-877-9191) to file a report.
Follow-up: Google the scammer’s phone number (778-667-0102). Check out website: findwhocallsyou.com. Read the comments confirming this scam!
Spring, 2016 – Ticks Found in Whitehouse Area
Ticks have been seen in the Blue Creek Recreation Area near the large quarry.
We have recently been made aware of ticks in the area around the large quarry. Village crews will be spraying the area to help keep the tick population down. Information to consider:
Ticks feed on blood and will bite humans. The bites are irritating and can transmit diseases including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted fever and Tularemia.
TO AVOID TICK BITES:
- Stay on designated pathways, avoid grassy or brushy areas.
- Wear light colored clothing and tuck trouser cuffs into socks.
- Check clothing and body frequently for ticks.
- Apply insect repellent to clothing and exposed parts of the body.
- Keep pets on a leash. Treat with insecticide powders or sprays labeled for tick control.
- Carefully remove attached ticks immediately.
If you should become ill or experience a rash within two-three weeks of your visit to a tick infested area, seek medical attention. Tell your physician that you recently have been in a tick infested area.