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.IRS Scam Attempts Continue
The perpetrators of the IRS scam attempts continue to target victims. Attached is a link to the IRS website and information. The IRS nor any other government agency will call and ask you to wire them money or provide your personal information including Social Security number over the phone.
Do you know a Person @ Risk?
The Hopkinton Police Department offers a Person At Risk program to members of the Hopkinton community who have a condition such as Autism, Alzheimer's, or other memory-related issues that place them at risk of wandering from the safety of their caregivers or acting out physically at home, school, or other community location.
Caregivers or family members of persons at risk can provide identifying information including a photo for these individuals using the Persons at Risk information form (see link to PDF form below). Anything that could be helpful in finding and/or deescalating a situation with a person at risk should be included in the form.
The HPD dispatcher has access to the Persons at Risk form if a HPD officer(s) has to respond to an incident with a person at risk.
To register a person at risk with this program, bring a completed form and recent picture to the station and return it to Officer Steve Buckley. You can also complete the form online using the Google Document link below.
The Hopkinton Police Department has identified property crime as a high priority in our community. In response the Police Department has announced a new campaign to prevent crime. The Like it - Lock It campaign asks citizens to take an active role in protecting their property. Most items stolen from vehicles and in the school or workplace are left unattended and unsecured. We are asking everyone to partner with us to prevent property crimes.
Do not make your valuables an easy target!
Lock your vehicle every time.
Do not leave electronics or other valuables visible in your vehicle.
Do not set your items down and trust that no one will take them
If you use a locker at work, school or the gym, LOCK IT
Always lock doors and windows
Keep the Lights On!
Safe Exchange Zone
Online purchases and swaps are a popular way to shop and exchange goods. In recognition of some safety concerns Chief Lee has established a Safe Exchange Zone in the front parking lot to meet and exchange these items. The police station property is covered by 24 hour surveillance and the station is staffed 24 hours a day as well.
Is Your House
If you will be away from your
house and need someone to check in on it please complete a
house check request. When shift
conditions allow officers will walk around your home and inspect the
exterior to ensure that it is secure.
****** AUCTION NOTICE ******
In accordance with Massachusetts General Law, unclaimed and abandoned property will be sold by means of an online auction by PROPERTY ROOM.com (www.propertyroom.com). The property may include bicycles, jewelry, televisions, computer equipment, electronics, tools, watches, cameras, apparel, and other unclaimed property. The items to be auctioned are in "AS IS" condition and are in no way guaranteed or under warranty by the Hopkinton Police Department or the Town of Hopkinton.
Any person who believes they may have unclaimed property being held by the Hopkinton Police Department (or is currently up for auction), should contact the department immediately at 1-508-497-3401 to determine if they have a claim to the property (proof of ownership will be required).
MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL LAWS
regarding property found, recovered, or abandoned and now in the possession of or reported to the police department.
CHAPTER 134: SECTION 1. Report of lost money or goods by finder.
CHAPTER 135: SECTION 7. Property taken by police officers from persons under arrest; disposition
CHAPTER 135: SECTION 8. Unclaimed property in possession of police department; sale at public auction; notice
Officer Franny Adams
Thanks to Jaynne Adams
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Patrolman Tom Griffin
Chief Richard A. Flannery
Chief Francis X. Bowker
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