|Edit||Subject:||Fraudulent Calls Scam|
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has been receiving numerous phone calls from concerned citizens, about receiving calls from the Social Security Administration.
THIS IS A SCAM!
The caller, claiming to be from the Social Security Administration, is asking for Social Security numbers or even just the last four (4) digits of the SS Number. The Social Security Administration will never ask for your SS number, especially over the phone. Besides, the real SS Administration knows your number already and will NOT contact you over the phone.
A simple reminder:
DO NOT give out your Social Security numbers, Bank account numbers or other personal information to anyone.
Sheriff Todd Volk
Madison County Sheriff
|Approve and send Last updated 02/24/2021 at 14:28 by Todd Volk|
|Sheriff Todd Volk|
|Edit||Subject:||Fatality Accident Hwy 81Update|
|Location:||2 Miles north of Madison, NE on Hwy 81|
Updated with victim names (01/25/2021):
Press Release- Fatality Accident On Saturday January 23, 2021 at approximately 5:20 PM, Law Enforcement Officers and rescue personnel responded to a two-vehicle accident approximately two miles north of Madison on Hwy 81. A south bound Chevy conversion van lost control on black ice. The van slid sideways into the center median and then into the north bound lanes. The van then overturned on to the passenger side and was struck by a north bound Chevy Colorado pickup. The driver of the pickup was transported to Faith Regional ER with non-life-threatening injuries and was later released. The driver and front seat passenger of the van, who are residents of the Grand Island area, were pronounced dead at the scene from injuries sustained from the collision. Both drivers were wearing their seat belts but the passenger in the van was not. Both vehicles are a total loss. Drugs and alcohol are not considered to be a factor in the accident. Hwy 81 north bound lanes were closed for approximately four hours until crews were able to clear the lanes. Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Nebraska State Patrol, and Madison Fire and Rescue responded to the scene.
Next of Kin have been notified.
Occupants of the Chevy Conversion van:
Driver: Dario Garcia Tercero (25 YOA), of Grand Island, NE (Deceased)
Passenger: Rosilio Renato De Pas (26 YOA), of Grand Island, NE (Deceased)
Driver of the Chevy Colorado:
Tristan Bierman (22 YOA) of Madison, NE
Sheriff Todd Volk
|Approve and send Last updated 01/25/2021 at 09:36 by Todd Volk|
|Sheriff Todd Volk|
The Madison County Sheriff’s Department gets asked every fall about weapons laws and how they relate to hunting for someone who is a convicted felon.
The answer is clear, sort of.
A convicted felon cannot possess “a firearm, a knife, or brass or iron knuckles” according to Nebraska statute 28-1206 Possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person.
The same statute contains an exception for archery equipment. Felons can possess archery equipment for “lawful purposes” and a knife “purposes of butchering, dressing, or otherwise processing or harvesting game, fish, or furs.”
The follow up question is almost always “Can I hunt with a black powder rifle (muzzle loader)?”
That answer is “No” too, unfortunately.
The confusion comes from some slight differences in state and federal law because federal law does not recognize some older-style muzzle loading guns as firearms. But Nebraska law, as set in State v. Tharp, 22 Neb. App. 454, 854 N.W.2d 651 (2014) noted that Nebraska law 28–1201(1) states that a firearm is “any weapon which is designed to or may readily be converted to expel any projectile by the action of an explosive or frame or receiver of any such weapon.” The court held that the black powder or muzzle loading guns in that case were “designed or had the ability to expel a projectile by the action of the explosive black gunpowder.”
The short answer is no, felons cannot possess or hunt with black powder or muzzle loading firearms.
The only remedy for this situation is a pardon by the Governor which restores gun rights. Simply setting aside the conviction by a court order is not sufficient, according to the Nebraska Attorney General.
There is a reoccurring scam active again involving local residents receiving unsolicited calls from persons claiming to be from an out of state law enforcement agency regarding fraudulent Social Security activity.
These are most assuredly a scam.
The caller will identify themselves as a member of the federal government and give an employee number and possibly a case number. They may know the name of the person they are calling and will likely ask for a date of birth and Social Security number.
From there, the caller will state a number of things which may include there are warrants for the victim’s arrest, that they owe money, or that they need to change their Social Security number.
If you get a call like this hang up. The Social Security Administration will NOT call you about this. Neither will the IRS. It is generally not possible to change your Social Security number.
Do NOT give out your date of birth. Do NOT give out your Social Security number. Do NOT make arrangements to meet, to send money, or try to engage the caller in any way. Hang up.
If you do give out your birth date or any other information, contact your banks and any lending institutions you do business with and inform them that you were the victim of this scam. Change any online passwords you have. Obtain a credit history for yourself and review it routinely for any fraudulent activity.
Please don’t be a victim.
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