Scam Alert: According to Anna Police Sgt. Jeff Caponera there is a new scam popping up on area computers. An authentic looking message appears on screens with official-looking federal agency logos and government badges telling you that your computer will lock down unless you send a $300 fine to the purported government agency.
"Don’t do it, don’t send any money, it’s a scam," said Caponera. "Shut your computer down, restart it and everything will be fine."
On Sunday, July 21, officers were dispatched to SH 121 and FM 455 regarding a fight in progress where a female was assaulting a male in the roadway. Based on the investigation and statements by witnesses, Bonham resident Sabrina Frick, 22, was arrested for assault family violence.
On Saturday, July 20, officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Magnolia on a domestic disturbance call. While the investigation determined that no assault took place, Dennis Wilson, 32, from Irving was arrested for possession of marijuana.
On Thursday, July 18, officers observed a vehicle that looked suspicious at Love’s Travel Mart. "The driver was exhibiting extreme signs of nervousness and it looked like he may have been casing the store for a robbery," Caponera explained. The driver, Justin Halloway, 33, from Arlington, was contacted by the officers and subsequently arrested for possession of amphetamines and marijuana.
Wednesday, July 17, was a busy day for the department with three incidents. Officers contacted a driver at Love’s Travel Mart after receiving a call on a possibly intoxicated individual. Michael Monroe, 33, of Grand Prairie, was found to be under the influence of GHB, also known as the date rape drug, and arrested.
"He thought he was going to work in Dallas and did not know he was in Anna," said Caponera.
In the second incident, officers responded to the 100 block of Hilltop regarding a violation of a protective order resulting in the arrest of Timothy Bates.
In the third incident, officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Amoret Circle regarding a burglary of a habitation. Unknown persons entered the residence through the garage and removed several pieces of property, including a handgun.
Speaking of burglaries, there is good news here: the department has recovered a stolen bicycle in the 1000 block of Post Oak. If you had a 12-inch boys bike missing contact Anna Police Department at 972-924-2848 or stop in at the station.
Parents are asked to mark their calendars for Saturday, August 24 as the annual Child ID Fair is coming. The event, from 8 a.m. until noon, will provide free ID cards for your children and pertinent information will be entered or updated in the department’s data files. Light refreshments will be served and there will be attractions and entertainment for the kids.