Mentor On-The-Lake Police Department

  • Agency: Mentor On-The-Lake Police Department
  • Address: 5860 Andrews Rd, Mentor-on-the-Lake, 44060 OH
  • Chief:
Phone: 440-257-7234
Fax: 440.257.2766

Mentor On-The-Lake Police Department is located at 5860 Andrews Rd, Mentor-on-the-Lake, 44060 OH. The Mentor On-The-Lake Police Department phone number is 440-257-7234.

Mentor On-The-Lake Police Department News

Weekly Blotter Monday, February 12, 2018 through Sunday, February 18, 2018

Several local agencies, including Mentor-on-the-Lake Police Department sent representatives to represent our communities at the funeral today.

Today one of our residents reported that she was contacted by a male alleging he worked for the IRS. He was able to tell the resident her name, address and phone numbers. The male wanted her personal information. The resident recognized this as being a scam and ended the call. She then reported it to the police. The IRS will NOT contact anyone via telephone to discuss their tax status. No matter what information they know about you and relay to you, THEY ARE LYING. Before you give anyone information over the phone get a call back number and contact the police. We will advise you if it is a scam or not. PLEASE DO NOT give any information about yourself over the phone without getting a second opinion first. There is almost no chance of retrieving your losses if you fall for one of these scams. Please contact your local police department with questions or concerns.

The Lake County Crime Lab provides important analytical support to all Lake County law enforcement agencies. Please consider supporting this fundraiser.

The reason for the 306-Tyler shutdown. Thankfully there were no injuries.

Lake County will now offer a disposal day to rid your home of all those outdated electronics.

Looking for love in all the wring places? Five Ways to Avoid Online Romance Scams It’s that time of year when you or someone you know might be seeking out that special someone, and con artists know it. Fake online romance is prevalent, so we’ve outlined ways to avoid sweetheart scams and protect your hard-earned money. Romance scams typically begin when a con artist creates a phony profile on a dating website or on social media to attract unsuspecting victims. Many times, con artists claim to be located in another state or country — pretending to be an oilrig worker, a military member stationed overseas, or a businessperson working in another country. They may even send fake photos or documentation in order to “prove” their identity. The scammer and the soon-to-be victim may spend countless hours communicating before the scammer asks for money for reasons such as airfare to visit, hospital fees or medical costs, to get out of a foreign country, or to access an inheritance the scammer promises to share with the victim. Victims generally are asked to send money using a wire-transfer service, money order, prepaid card, gift card, or other hard-to-trace payment method. Once the money is sent, it is nearly impossible to recover. In 2017, about 40 Ohioans reported losing a total of $1.6 million to sweetheart scams. A woman in Henry County said she fell in love with a supposed foreign businessman who convinced her to send more than $80,000, which he promised to return as soon as he finished a project in Cambodia. She had received photos of him and talked to him over video chat (or so she thought), but her relatives convinced her that he was actually a romance con artist. A Preble County woman met a con artist on a popular dating website and eventually sent him money and a new cell phone for his new business venture. The scammer sent her a copy of a passport and claimed to be from the Dayton area, making the ploy seem real, but the consumer ended up losing a reported $37,000. Tips to avoid sweetheart scams include: 1. Research someone you meet online; don’t rely solely on what that person tells you. Conduct internet searches and check with independent sources to verify the person’s claims. 2. Be cautious of individuals who claim it was destiny or fate that brought you together or who claim to love you soon after you meet online. 3. Talk to friends and family members about any online relationships, even if the other person asks you to keep the relationship a secret. 4. Don’t send money to someone you’ve only met online, even if you have developed a relationship with the individual. 5. Be very skeptical of requests for money sent via wire transfer, money order, prepaid money cards, or gift cards. These are preferred payment methods for scammers. Consumers who suspect a scam or an unfair business practice should contact the Ohio Attorney General’s Office at www.OhioProtects.org or 800-282-0515.

Thank you, Citizens Bank!

Congratulations Chief Jamie Pechatsko!

50th Anniversary of 9-1-1

Please be extra diligent with your personal tax information. Be especially leery of ANY contact you receive from the IRS via telephone, as the IRS always will contact you via written correspondence.

Weekly Blotter Monday, February 5, 2018 through Sunday, February 11, 2018

Very well done Hilliard Police Department.

Happy Fat Tuesday!

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Westerville Police Department.