Thursday, July 2, 2015

IRS Phone Scam from 703-835-9066

The Leelanau County Sheriff's Office has received several reports of citizens being contacted from someone claiming to be from the IRS calling from the above phone number.  The caller indicates they are from the IRS Law Enforcement section and they are calling reference tax return violations.  They threaten recourse from the IRS if the person they are calling does not cooperate.

Citizens are advised if you receive a call like this immediately hang up and do not give out any personal information.  Although the phone number may appear legitimate it is not.  The IRS would never contact someone in this manner to resolve tax issue.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Super drunk arrested in Elmwood Township

Leelanau County Sheriff's deputies stopped a motorist on S West Bay Shore Drive for speeding at 12:36am this morning.  The 32 year-old Traverse City man showed obvious signs of intoxication and admitted to drinking.

The suspect failed all field sobriety tasks given and was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated with a High BAC >.17%.  He remains lodged until bond is set by the magistrate.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Drunk Driving Enforcement Scheduled for 4th of July Weekend

The Leelanua County Sheriff's Office will have extra patrols out over the upcoming holiday weekend specifically targeting drunk driving enforcement.

Using funding supplied by the Office of Highway Safety and Planning, deputies will be assigned overtime shifts to patrol evening and early morning hours looking for intoxicated drivers.  During the 4th of July Holiday period last year twelve fatal automobile accidents occurred in the State of Michigan with 25% of them involving alcohol.  This targeted effort looks to help prevent a tragic accident from happening.

The Leelanau County Sheriff's Office reminds drivers to think ahead and designate a sober driver or an alternative method of traveling home if alcohol consumption is planned.  Driving a motor vehicle with a illegal blood alcohol level is extremely dangerous for everyone on the roadway.