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Neighborhood Watch Training

Start a neighborhood watch in your neighborhood! Let the Prince William County Police Department show you how.

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First Responders Team Up to Support Good Cause

The Redskins versus the Cowboys. The Giants versus the Dodgers. Every sports team has a rival, and that is no different for the teams that played in the second-annual Guns and Hoses hockey game this past weekend. Prince William County’s Police and Fire and Rescue Departments challenged each other on the ice in order to support a good cause. A …

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Fourth of July Safety

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Provided by Prince William County Police The Prince William County Fire Marshal’s Office offers these safety tips in an effort to assist residents in preparation for the Fourth of July and additional festivities held throughout the summer: Fireworks should only be used under adult supervision. Fireworks should only be used outdoors on a driveway, sidewalk or other fire-resistant surface. Remember, fires are …

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Vacation Rental Scams

Prince William County Police

Provided by Prince William County Police With July 4th right around the corner, plenty of us are still running around trying to book a last-minute vacation rental. If that’s you, here’s what you need to know: scammers are ready with fake vacation rental ads. Rental scammers try to get your rental booking and take your money. However, when you show …

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Threat of Arrest Phone Scam

Prince William County Police

Provided by Prince William County Police There is a growing trend nationwide of citizens receiving fraudulent phone calls from people claiming to be affiliated with law enforcement. Similar to the IRS scam, callers threaten that you’ll be arrested if you do not comply with their demands. This can be very stressful. These scams are designed to make people panic. The caller demands money and …

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Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton VFD Responds to Apartment Fire

Fire at Bayside Avenue June 2018, OWL VFD

Provided by Occoquan Woodbridge Lorton VFD Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Firefighters responded to the report of an apartment fire at 1284 Bayside Ave within minutes and reported smoke showing from the front of the building. Crews entered the apartment building to search for one resident who was reported unaccounted for by Prince William County Police, so a second alarm was called. Fire was …

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Neighborhood Watch Training

Start a neighborhood watch! Join us for training and start a watch in your neighborhood. Already a watch? Come for a refresher! The meeting should last only an hour. Topics covered: Crime Reporting Emergency Preparedness Watch Patrol Active Violence Q&A Session RSVP: OFFICER WHALEY AT [email protected]

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EasyTithe Scam

Prince William County Police

Provided by Prince William County Police Scammers are targeting churches as potential victims. According to EasyTithe, the scammer calls the church and advises that he/she has made a donation of $4,000 but only meant to donate $40. The bookkeeper then checks the EasyTithe account and sees the pending donation. The hope is that the church bookkeeper places the $4,000 into the scammer’s …

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Phishing Scam: Fraudulent Gmail Accounts

Prince William County Police

Provided by Prince William County Police Suspected scammers have reportedly created fraudulent Gmail accounts in the names of pastors of Catholic churches in the Arlington Diocese and the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., and are using these accounts to solicit parishioners for monetary donations. The Catholic Church does not use Gmail and does not solicit donations via email. Any email solicitation for money …

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