CHANGE OF TEMPORARY ADDRESS.
PATRICK W BROWN IS A REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER.
DOB: 46 YEARS OLD
FDLE HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THE SUBJECTS NEW TEMPORARY ADDRESS IS:
160 SW CHRISTMAS TREE LANE
MADISON, FL 32340
Any questions or concern’s please contact the Madison County Sheriff’s
Office at (850)973-4001 ext.241
Madison County Sheriff’s Office requests all Grandparents be aware of the newest Scam reported to our office. The “GRANDPARENT SCAM” .
On March 19, 2013 a report was filed with MCSO that a couple had received a phone call from a young person only identifying themselves as their “favorite grandson”. When the grandparent called a name of one of her grandsons they answered “Yes, it’s me” explaining they were in jail and didn’t want their parents to find out and could they please help them by wire a large amount of money to a Bail Bondsman in Panama.
This person was so convincing, the grandparent went to Wal-Mart and tried to wire the money. Luckily the transaction did not go through and the grandparent was able to keep her money. And after contacting her children found out her grandson was at home and not in trouble in Panama.
Not any one of us wouldn’t drop whatever we’re doing to help a grandchild, but before making this happen, please verify and don’t be a victim.
Scam Safety Tips.
1) Listen to the caller and take notes, including the person’s Caller I.D.
2) Don’t give the caller any of your personal information.
3) Verify your family member’s location by using a valid phone number or speaking with other relatives.
4) Contact the U.S. Embassy in the country involved and ask for assistance or verification of an arrest.
5) Report the scam to your local police/sheriff’s office or FBI
Scammers have become more sophisticated in researching their targets, likely using social networking sites such as Facebook to learn about family members who are abroad. Other times, the scammers just cold-call their targets and hope for a easy victim.
The caller posing as the family member also will plead with the grandparent to not contact other relatives for fear of getting into trouble or worrying them, a tactic that helps isolate the victims into giving money.
Many of the scammers often make it sound as if the money needs to be sent urgently, but don’t fall for it. If someone actually is arrested or in the hospital, then there should be no such rush.
Unfortunately, once the money is gone, it’s gone for good. Victims rarely get their money back.
The scam works because it pulls on the heartstrings of grandparents. Stay alert and don’t be a victim.
Madison Fire Rescue will begin flushing fire hydrants on March 27. The City of Madison owns approximately 260 hydrants in the city and county. The flushing process normally takes up to two weeks to complete depending upon whether the Fire/Rescue Department is busy fighting fires or handling other emergencies.
The department will begin flushing at approximately 9 a.m., and will flush as many hydrants as possible until 5 p.m., each weekday. The department does not flush during weekends.
Hydrant-flushing signs will be posted in areas where flushing is occurring.
City and some county residents will need to let their water run if they start seeing rusty or dark-colored water. They should be cautious when washing clothes especially light-colored clothes or whites. If the water does not clear up within 15 to 30 minutes, the resident should call Madison City Hall at (850) 973-5081.
The department, says Acting Fire Chief Bruce Jordan, flushes hydrants for many reasons:
• Flushing helps remove rust and debris that accumulates in the city’s water system during the year and which can cause problems;
• Flushing ensures the hydrants are working properly and informs firefighters if there are problems in the hydrants’ operation such as leaking, not opening or closing, etc.
• Flushing helps firefighters remember where hydrants are located, which is part of the department’s weekly training; and
• Flushing is required by the Insurance Services Organization (ISO) to maintain the fire department ISO rating.