There has been a rash of fraudulent phone calls to Anna residents from a caller claiming to be Anna Detective Steve Williams demanding payment over the phone for outstanding warrants, according to Anna Police Sgt. Jeff Caponera.
"We will not call you and we will not take any payment over the phone. If you get such a call, contact Anna Police for verification either in person or at 972-824-2828," said Caponera.
And now a reminder from Anna police that the statewide warrant roundup starts on Feb. 14. "If you have an outstanding warrant chances are you will get a call from us to come in and get it taken care of," said Caponera.
There are two ways to get the warrant taken care of. You can call the court clerk at 972-924-3325 to arrange the payment or pay online at www.trafficpayment.com or by calling 1-800-444-1187. Throughout the warrant roundup period Anna Police will have extra officers on duty.
"We encourage you to take care of the outstanding warrants," Caponera added.
On Monday, Feb. 3, officers attempted to make contact at 3 a.m. with a suspicious person in a vehicle at Rice Express on F.M. 455. As the officers made their approach, the driver fled in the vehicle and crashed into the stop sign at U.S. 75 and 455. He then abandoned the vehicle, fled on food and was not apprehended. According to Caponera the driver was identified as Pottsboro resident Miles Kunkle, 21.
"He is a person of interest, and if anyone has information on him please call Anna Police at 972-924-2828," said Caponera.
On Saturday, Feb. 1, officers responded to the 300 block of Olivia on a criminal mischief call. "Someone flattened all four tires of the victim’s work truck," said Caponera. There are no suspects at this time.