The Warren Police Department would like to remind the public that we DO NOT solicit over the phone, through the mail or in person. Please don’t get scammed by giving your address, banking information, etc to anyone. I just received a phone call at the PD asking that I “Stand up for our Police” by giving my mailing address so I could give a small donation. The number that called the PD was 815-544-8214.

There are several internet/phone scams that are “Ghosting” peoples accounts off of Facebook and using local phone numbers. The Warren Police Department has been made aware of these scams. One of the scams is ACTUALLY using the Warren Police Department phone number (815) 745-2418. They are impersonating the Warren Police Department and are advising you to go to Dollar General to purchase gift cards and then forward the gift cards to them. THIS IS A SCAM! Hang up on them and contact the Warren Police Department at (815) 745-2418 or (815) 745-2218 immediately to report the scam. Remember: “If it seems too good to be true it probably is”! If you have any questions please contact your local Police or Sheriff’s Department.

The Warren Police Department would like to REMIND everyone to lock their vehicle doors and house doors. It’s a crime that can easily be prevented. Please help spread the word to family, friends, and neighbors!!!