Speed Enforcement Program
Drug Drop Off Box
There is a new Drug Drop Box located inside of the Newburgh Heights Police Station. The box is available for all residents that need to dispose of old, outdated or unsuitable prescription and nonprescription drugs. This service is offered through the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office in coordination with the Newburgh Heights Police Department. This new service is offered free of charge and is anonymous. No information is collected to dispose of these unwanted items.
Monday through Friday 09:00 AM through 05:00 PM.
NO HOLIDAY HOURS AVAILABLE
Come to the front desk window and pick up the phone and let the staff member know you are here to drop off items in the Drug Drop Off Box.
Charitable Donation Frauds
Due to recent events around the United States everyone is urged to use caution when committing to donations for recent events and to support groups stating that they represent such organizations. Be sure to verify all of the information pertaining to any website that you may choose to use for donations to victims of events such as; Super Storm Sandy, The Boston Marathon Attacks and the Victims of the Texas Fertilizer Explosion.
If you are unsure if the site you view on the internet is one that is linked to a true charitable organization or is the actual site you are looking for, search the contact information section of that website and look for a phone number. Make contact with the organization. If a website is requesting that you only send cash donations or use money orders to send funds please rethink that site and check their background. True sites such as the Red Cross and religious donation centers will not usually make this type of request. Charitable donation to any organization are tax deductible and require a receipt and or record of donation.
Scammers often take advantage of high profile incidents to solicit fraudulent donations and attract users to sites hosting malware. The Newburgh Heights Police Department advises: do not respond to donation solicitations from emails or disreputable organizations; do not click on links purporting to contain information, photos, or videos regarding the Boston attacks from disreputable sources—Such links often lead to a download page for a malicious file, typically with a .exe or .dll extension. Malicious file names
identified in current campaigns to exploit the Boston attacks include \drivers\npf.sys, \Packet.dll, \wpcap.dll, and boston.avi _______.exe.3
It is important to note that fraudulent solicitations will often pose as, or “spoof”, an email address or URL of a reputable organization. Such emails or links will appear to be legitimate; however, hovering the mouse over a hyperlink and email display name will reveal their true destinations in the browser’s lower status bar.
If you suspect that you may already be a victim of such fraud please contact your local police agency and report your event to the Ohio State Attorney General's Office of Charitable Donations Fraud Investigation Unit.
Click the link below to be redirected to the Ohio Attorney General's Website-Fraud Complaint and reporting page.
Page last revised:
07/22/2013 Det #352
07/22/2013 Det #352