This is a public notice to alert the residents and visitors of Waynesville about two recent and ongoing situations.
We have been notified that letters have been mailed to Village and Township residences soliciting donations for the Waynesville Police Department. In addition, people have received phone calls seeking donations and stating they are representatives of the Waynesville Police Department. The Village Police Department is not participating in any kind of fund raising or donations and these organizations are not representatives of our department. These solicitors are merely scams, and we would recommend that you do not participate in anyway whatsoever.
The second issue we would like to bring to your attention is what we call the “Porch Pirates”. This is people stealing packages that are being delivered off people’s porches. If you see any suspicious activity, please try to get a license plate registration and vehicle description for our agency and contact us right away. I have reached out to our local UPS driver, and he advised that a white Chrysler 300 with dark tinted windows has been following him. Our agency is currently investigating this and if anyone has any information, please let us know. Also, let your neighbors know because several residents have Ring Doorbells that can help in the investigation. Police work is a collaborative effort between the Police Department and our citizens, and we appreciate any information that helps us with the investigation process. I want to thank you in advance for your cooperation and if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call us at 513-897-8010.