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Montezuma's Featured Most Wanted

Donald Alan King

DOB 10-13-1961
male, brown hair, hazel eyes, 5'7", 185lbss
WANTED FOR:
Menacing

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Citizens Academy

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                        Citizens’ Training Academy

 

      The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office offers the Citizens’ Training Academy program beginning Wednesday September 11, 2013 and ending Wednesday November 13, 2013.

        The Academy provides a unique opportunity for citizens to learn about the duties and services provided by the Sheriff’s Office.     Students will receive instruction in all functions of the three Divisions within the Sheriff’s Office: Patrol, Detentions and Investigations, as well as auxiliary services which support the Sheriff’s Office. The curriculum includes introduction to evidence gathering, crime scene management, case preparation and prosecution. 

        The Academy is offered on Wednesday evenings for ten weeks.  There is a minimal fee charged to offset costs.

        This is a great opportunity for citizens who have an interest in modern law enforcement.  The curriculum does not fulfill State of Colorado certification requirements for peace officers.

        If you are interested in this Program, contact any member of the Sheriff’s office command staff at (970) 565-8452.

        Applications may be downloaded here: Application Download You may apply electronically or mail your application to: Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office
     730 East Driscoll St.
     Cortez, CO 81321

        Applications will close August 23, 2013.


 

 

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SCAMMER ALERT

                A “scammer” will obtain the needed information of a house and property where the actual owner is on vacation or away for the winter. The information is usually the address and various photos of the property and house. It appears they get the information and pictures from the website where the real estate agency is advertising the house.

The scammer will post an add on craigslist with a generic Craigslist email address. A renter will send an email to that address and receive information from the scammer from Nigeria including a false name, what appears to be an overseas phone number that does work, a working email address using the false name, and the address and pictures of the house being rented.

                The scammer will explain that he had to leave the country on short notice on a mission trip or business opportunity and that is why the house is being rented for so cheap. It appears to be pretty common that the scammer will bring some religion into the discussions on renting, saying he is looking for someone who believes in God and has good values. All this is an attempt to avoid any suspicion of it being a scam.

The scammer then informs the renter that as soon as they send 2 months rent payment in, then he will send the house and property rental agreement as well as the house key.

When the renters arrive at the house they believe they are renting, they usually see that the house is still for sale. They will try to contact the scammer, and most of the time they are unable to from that point on. In some cases the scammer will remain in contact for some time longer, possibly in hope of getting more money from the renters.

It appears that the actual owner of the home is usually unaware of what is going on until he returns home and finds someone “renting” his house, or in most cases the renters realize they were scammed and never even make entry into the house.