A Valley resident went to the Sheriff’s Valley substation at about 6 p.m. on March 14, after he was fleeced out of $3,510 in a web scam. The man told deputies he found a car he wanted to purchase on eBay and emailed the seller. The seller said it wasn’t possible to meet since he was out of town, but he asked the victim to send him a money order for $2,505 to secure the car, and later asked for an additional $1,005. After the second payment, the seller emailed the victim saying the car would be shipped in three days. When the car didn’t arrive, the victim called a phone number he had been given but found it was not in service. The victim complained to eBay, but was told there was no record of the car in its system.
In other incidents reported to local law enforcement:
Saturday, March 15:
2:34 a.m. – Shot, bitten and hallucinating? Sheriff’s deputies were sent to the area around Carriger Road and Nevin Lane in response to a suspicious circumstances call. Dispatch told the deputies that they received a 9-1-1 call from a woman who said she was told to leave her room, and was then shot several times. The unidentified woman made a second call to 9-1-1 and said she had been bitten by something – either a spider or a snake – and she needed an ambulance.
When deputies contacted the 23-year-old woman, they determined that she had neither been shot nor bitten, but had instead been using a stimulant. She was arrested for being under the influence of a stimulant and for a probation violation.