Overall the Eaton County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 904 calls for service/events. Our higher call volumes occurred in the following areas: Alarms (22), Car/Deer Accidents (12), Assist Citizen/- Motorist Assists (34), Check Well Beings (19), Assaults (11), Shoplifting Complaints (30), Larcenies (13), Breaking and Entering (12), Cars in the Ditch (61), Suicidal Treat or Attempt (6), Property Damage Crashes (55), Suspicious Subject/Situation/Vehicle (45), Traffic Hazards (17), Traffic Stops (211), Traffic Violations (33), and Vacation Checks (24).
Avoid Identity Theft During Tax Season -
As tax season gets underway, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel encourages Michiganders to ensure your personal information is protected.
Tax-related Identity Theft occurs when someone uses stolen personal information – including, but not limited to an individual’s Social Security number (SSN) – to file a phony tax return and claim the refund.
Steps to ensure consumers protect themselves and avoid being a victim include:
- Do not give out your SSN unless there’s a good reason, you’re confident you’re giving it to someone authorized to request this information, and you know how they will protect it.
- File your tax return as early as you can.
- If you file electronically, use a secure internet connection.
- If filing by mail, send your tax return directly from the post office.
- Research a tax preparer thoroughly before you hand over your personal information and never send your personal information in a text or email.
It’s important to remember that the IRS will never call taxpayers with threats of lawsuits or arrests, nor will they ask you to wire money, pay with a gift card or prepaid debit card, or share your credit card information over the phone.
Attorney General Nessel encourages those who find they are victims of any type of identity theft to file a complaint at identitytheft.gov. For more information on Tax-Related Identity Theft, visit the Attorney General’s website
Yours in Public Safety,
Sheriff Tom Reich