BRATTLEBORO -- On April 8, the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a fraud complaint. Potential victims are being contacted by a "Nielson Paul" from a Skype phone account. They are then told their computers are about to crash and their screen is allegedly being controlled by the caller. They are then told they are entitled to a refund but first they must forward funds to an account in an unknown location in India so that the account may be verified.

As with similar scams and frauds, the Brattleboro Police Department is warning people never to wire money to people you don't know or to unknown locations. If contacted by someone from a well-known company and you are unsure, get a number and offer to call them back. Then verify with the actual company to confirm that the call is legitimate.

For more information, contact Officer Cable at 802-257-7950.

Brattleboro

-- On April 7, the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a complaint that someone had broken a window at the Overflow Shelter on Main Street. After an investigation, Melany Demary, 38, of Brattleboro, was issued a criminal citation for unlawful mischief. She was ordered to appear in court at a later date.

-- On April 7, the Brattleboro Police Department received a report of a stolen mobile phone at the Overflow Shelter. As a result, Richard Vashaw, 46, of Brattleboro, was cited for receiving stolen property and ordered to appear in court at a later date.

-- On April 12, the Brattleboro Police Department responded to the intersection of Elliot Street and Elm Street for the report of a fight. As a result, Denise Medeja, 39, of Brattleboro, was cited for disorderly conduct. Later that day, Medeja was again cited for disorderly conduct for causing a disturbance on Elliot Street. She was ordered to appear in court at a later date.

-- On April 12, the Brattleboro Police Department responded to the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Emergency Room for the report of a disorderly person. As a result, Leonard Viola, 46, of Brattleboro, was cited with violations of his conditions of release. On April 15, police again responded to BMH, this time for the report of an out-of-control patient. As a result, Viola was cited with simple assault, disorderly conduct and violations of his conditions of release. He was ordered to appear in court at a later date.

-- On April 12, the Brattleboro Police Department responded to the area of the playground on Elliot Street for the report of a 24-year-old man who was struck by a car. As a result, Polly McNaughton, 20, of Dummerston, was cited with gross negligent operation and ordered to appear in court at a later date. According to police, the victim was treated at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital for minor injuries received.

-- On April 16, the Brattleboro Police Department arrested James Rounds, 30, of Brattleboro and cited him with driving a motor vehicle with a criminally suspended license. He was ordered to appear in court at a later date.

If you've appeared in a police log, and the charges are later dropped or dismissed, and you would like a follow-up to appear in print, please contact the Reformer newsroom at 802-254-2311 ext. 7.