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The Ripley County Sheriff's Department is investigating several daytime burglaries in the southern part of the county. Residents are urged to be aware of and report any suspicious activity or vehicles in their neighborhood. The Sheriff 's Department asks residents to keep a close watch on their homes and those of their neighbors. Should you have information on these burglaries or have seen suspicious activity, vehicles or people in your area, please call the Sheriff's Department at 812-689-5555.

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Many citizens are receiving calls and messages from someone claiming to be with the IRS. Some calls are automated recordings. The caller states that you owe taxes and wants you to send money or be sued or arrested. Sheriff Cumberworth advises citizens to disregard the calls. Do not send money and do not give the caller any personal information. If you are unsure if the caller is legitimate, please call the Indiana Department of Revenue or the Internal Revenue Service to verify.

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The Sheriff's Office has received a report of a scam where a man has posed as a Comcast employee. The man was threatening to disconnect service unless he was paid. The scammer is described as late 30's to early 40's, 6 ft., short sandy blonde hair, average build, wearing blue jeans and a black polo shirt with a red Comcast logo. The man left the business after he was denied payment. The business contacted Comcast and was told they had not sent anyone to disconnect service. Residents are advised to contact Comcast to verify the disconnect notice.

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The Ripley County Sheriff's Office recently purchased a 2016 Ford F-150 truck. The truck will be driven by Jail Administrator Bob Curl and be used for the road crew which will eliminate the need for the county highway to pick up the collected trash. It will also be used for hauling maintenance equipment for the jail and as an added four wheel drive in inclement winter weather. Sheriff Jeff Cumberworth says "The new truck will be a multi-functional tool for our department and an asset to the fleet."

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The Ripley County Sheriff's Office has received calls regarding a recent scam in which the caller ID shows the telephone number for the Sheriff's Office and the caller identifies themselves as a deputy. The scammer is telling residents that the call is regarding the IRS. Sheriff Cumberworth advises residents to use caution when speaking to these individuals and never give them any personal information, bank information or send them money.

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The Ripley County Sheriff’s Department has recently subscribed to LeadsOnline, which is a Nationwide database of Pawn/Scrap transactions. This system has played a large role in solving multiple crimes that have occurred in Ripley County in the short time since the Sheriff’s Department started using it. A feature of this database is available to the citizens of Ripley County, called “ReportIt”. This feature is a Safe, Secure, and FREE site where residents can create a list of their valuables, including item descriptions, photographs of the items, scanned receipts, and most importantly the serial numbers of their valuables.

In the event that you are ever the victim of a crime and your property is taken, you can provide the descriptions and serial numbers of the items to Law Enforcement. Having the serial numbers for your valuables and providing those to Law Enforcement significantly increases the chances of your property being recovered, as well as the suspect being identified and held accountable for their actions. For more information please visit the website at https://reportit.leadsonline.com/

 

 

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Hours: 8:00-4:00 Monday-Friday

210 N. Monroe Street

P.O. Box 686

Versailles, IN  47042

sheriff@ripleycounty.com

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