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The main purpose of any crime stoppers program
is to acquire information about crime
and criminals in the community.



If you have information about crimes that have occurred or
any crimes that are about to occur, call your local
Crime Stoppers program and relay the
information.

For crimes in Weslaco, you can call (956) 968-TIPS (8477) or
you may leave
a tip on our website at

www.weslacocrimestoppers.com

Your call is kept confidential, and you do not need to
give your name. An arrest makes you
eligible
for a cash reward.

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AMNESTY FOR TRAFFIC OFFENSES

See "News & Events at left."

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PreventChildAbuse5KWalk

APRIL IS CHILD ABUSE
PREVENTION MONTH

Click "News & Events" to the left.

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Federal Trade Commission
Warns Against Lotto Scam

If you receive a letter in the mail from Canada,
advising you that you have won lotto,
BEWARE!!

Click this link:

www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/lotto-malarkey

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Have you seen this man?

Jesus Lozano Vega

If you have seen him,  it could
put money in your pocket.

Click "Wanted Suspects"
button to the left.

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STOP BULLYING

What does a parent do if her (his) child is being
bullied at school or in the neighborhood?

Click the following links for information.

http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/youthviolence/bullyingresearch/index.html

OR

www.stopbullying.gov

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DO YOU USE A COMPUTER?
IF SO, READ THIS

If you receive a message on your computer
for a free "security scan" because
your computer has "malicious
software" on it, BEWARE!

Click the link to read what the
Federal Trade Commission advises.

www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0263-free-security-scans

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For information on Registered Sex Offenders
in Weslaco, scroll down near the
bottom of this page.

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WESLACO CRIME STOPPERS IS CURRENTLY
HOLDING A FUND RAISING DRIVE.


We have established three (3) levels of
contribution amounts. They are

ENFORCER          $100

SHARP SHOOTER          $200

ULTIMATE CRIME FIGHTER          $500

Of course, you may contribute any amount you wish. For your gift,
you will receive an acknowledgement and a memento from
our organization. Because Weslaco Crime Stoppers
 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization,
your gift is tax deductible.

Click the link  below for a copy of our fundraising letter:

Donor Form
 

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SENIOR CITIZENS

A  L  E  R  T !  !

A young White female has been going door to door, using
 fake excuses to enter trusting
persons'
 houses and then stealing from them.

She did this on March 1 and March 4, on Liberty Street and
on Pino Street, respectively. In one case, the young
woman asked if the resident wanted to buy
tamales. At the second location, the woman asked if the
resident
could give her food and blankets. When the resident
became preoccupied, the woman stole a purse at one house
and took cash and jewelry at the second.
One victim reported that a man in a brown van was waiting for her.

BE CAREFUL WHO YOU LET ENTER YOUR HOUSE.

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INTERESTED IN A REVERSE MORTGAGE?
See what AARP has to say about reverse mortgages.

www.aarp.org/money/credit-loans-debt/reverse_mortgages/

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For Useful Phone Numbers
Click the Link: 
PhoneNumbersSeniors.doc

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT ISSUES
THAT AFFECT SENIORS, CALL THE BETTER
BUSINESS BUREAU IN WESLACO AT
(956) 969-1804.

A SCAM TO WATCH OUT FOR
      This scam happened to a Weslaco woman, age 73, just this weekend. She got a telephone call from "Jackie," who "works" for Microsoft, saying her computer needs a software upgrade. And to be able to do this, "Jackie" needs some information. The upgrade only costs $2. 
DO YOU SEE ANY [RED FLAGS], YET?

Part of the information that the innocent Weslaco woman provided
was a credit card number. [RED FLAG] Presently, our trusting
Weslaco woman received an email, and once she opened it,
 it stated that her transaction with Microsoft was complete,
through Western Union. [RED FLAG].
Our unfortunate Weslaco woman was out almost $195. If anyone wants you to make a transaction through Western Union, be wary. It's untraceable.
Before you take any unusual  action where money is concerned (your money), ask a trusted friend or relative for an opinion. It could save you $$$.
Anyone can fall for such scams. None of us is immune.

BE CAREFUL!
 

                                       Attention Seniors
   Recently, on March 8th & 9th, senior citizens were exploited by those who have no respect for us. At a home on East Plaza Street, two females stopped to chat, acted as if they knew the homeowner, and then
one female asked to use the bathroom.
   However, while she was inside the house, the "parasite" helped herself to the unsuspecting homeowner's wallet. They took off with
driver's license, Social Security card, credit cards, and $30 cash.

    In another case, an 88-year-old man who was shopping at a local home
improvement store thought that the young man who offered to help him with
lumber and clothes hooks was only trying to be helpful. He did wheel out
the lumber carrier for the senior, but the younger took his payment by steal-
ing the hooks which cost $24. Guess that was the guy's tip.

UNFORTUNATELY,  WE NEED TO BE CAREFUL ABOUT PEOPLE
THAT ARE OVERLY NICE OR FRIENDLY TO US.
SADLY, IT'S JUST
THE WAY IT IS NOWADAYS!

 

 

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                                Seniors, another scam to watch out for!                        
     Within the last two weeks, an IRS scam surfaced in Weslaco. A man
calling himself "Russell," called to a 76-year-old woman on the phone,
telling her that she had a refund coming from the IRS.
     She was skeptical, hung up the phone, and did nothing about it. In a
few days, a different man, who identified himself as "Johm Barnes,"
called her, reminding her about the money she was owed. Of course,
to access the refund, she needed to send money to the caller.
     She went so far as to go to her bank to get the money, but the teller
discouraged her, telling her to talk it over with the police department.
Unfortunately, she did not talk to the police.
     The third call, from "Russell" this time, convinced her. She went to a
store, put $600 on a cash card, and when she received another call from
"Russell," she gave him the cash card's number.
     AND THE MONEY IS NOW GONE - INTO THE SCAMMERS' HANDS, NEVER TO BE SEEN AGAIN BY THE SENIOR.


NEVER  NEVER  NEVER SEND MONEY TO ANYONE TO GAIN
MONEY YOU HAVE "WON" OR HAVE BEEN AWARDED. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO SEND MONEY TO RECEIVE WHAT IS LEGALLY YOURS.

                                 
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CITY OF WESLACO
REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS

Click the Links

SexOffQuadMap.pdf
WesSexOffSecA2-20-14a.pdf
WesSexOffSecB2-27-14.pdf
WesSexOffSecC2-27-14.pdf
WesSexOffSecD2-20-14.pdf


 

For additional information on Weslaco's registered sex
offenders, or any other registered sex offenders
in Texas, Google "Texas Sex Offenders"
and choose the appropriate link.

For any other questions you have about the Sex
Offender Program, call (956) 968-8591, and
 ask for the Sex Offender Coordinator.

    

                                           ATTENTION

1. New Crime:  Vehicle Burglary      See "Crime of the Week."
2. WANTED: George Esparza, age 50,
for Failure to Comply
with Registration Requirements. See "Sex Offenders."

3.  Murder on West Second Street.    Information is needed on a suspect in this killing.
4. Suspect arrested in the murder of Ernesto Ramos. See "Crime Doesn't Pay."

4.  Advice on Crime Prevention -  Click on "Resolutions" below.

      Resolutions-Part 1            Resolutions - Part 2

 

 

 


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