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Crime Reports: Police Warn of Mexican Jail Phone Scam

Frankfort Police reports, Aug. 15-21 • Teen cited on drug charge • Frankfort man served on Tinley Park warrant • Nebraska Street mailbox damaged.

Phone Scammer Claims Grandson's in Jail

are warning residents of a phone scam involving a family resident jailed in Mexico. Recently, a senior resident reported receiving a call that his grandson, who was away at college, was in a Mexican jail, according to a police release. The caller, who gave personal details of the grandson, told the resident that he needed wire $200 to a Western Union account in order to get his grandson out of jail, the release stated.

Although upset, the resident didn't wire the money and verified the information with his children, the release continued. He alerted police after discovering the call was a scam, the release stated.

TUESDAY, AUG. 21

Teen Faces Drug Charge

Alyssa M. Antonelli, 18, of the 300 block of Iowa Court, was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia after an incident near the intersection of Locust Street and Lincoln Highway. Antonelli's next court date is Sept. 13.

SATURDAY, AUG. 18

Frankfort Woman Served With Tinley Park Warrant

Diane M. Miller, 48, of the 9200 block of Corsair Road, was served with an outstanding Tinley Park warrant at her residence.

THURSDAY, AUG. 16

Mailbox Damaged on Nebraska Street

A resident in the 10600 block of Nebraska Street reported damage to a mailbox.

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