The Grain Valley Police Department posted the following information regarding a local scam attempt via social media on January 4th:
"We received communications from concerned citizens stating they have been personally contacted by an individual claiming to be Captain Palecek and/or Captain Hedger. The scammer is asking for personal information and payment to clear warrants over the phone.
You are advised that this is a scam. Grain Valley Police Department will NEVER ask persons to give personal information over the phone. If you receive a phone call from this individual who reports being with the GVPD, please hang up and notify us.
If you believe that you have been scammed, call us at (816) 847-6250."