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Chief Ken Albertelli
30 Mount Vernon St. Winchester MA 01890
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Emergency:
(781)729-1212 / 911
Business:
(781)729-1214
Posted By Winchester Police on July 29th, 2014

On 07/29/2014 a resident reported receiving a phone call by 202-506-9775 at approx. 10AM stating they were from the IRS and that there were warrants out for his arrest unless he paid a fee.  The resident wanted confirmation that this was a legitimate phone call, but the person speaking (“Damon Marshall”) hung-up.  At approx. 11:03 […]

 

Phone Calls

Harassing or Annoying Phone Calls / Electronic Communication

Massachusetts General Law Section 14A  defines harrassing phone calls as:
Whoever telephones another person or contacts another person by electronic communication, or causes a person to be telephoned or contacted by electronic communication, repeatedly, for the sole purpose of harassing, annoying or molesting the person or the person’s family, whether or not conversation ensues, or whoever telephones or contacts a person repeatedly by electronic communication and uses indecent or obscene language to the person, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500 or by imprisonment for not more than 3 months, or by both such a fine and imprisonment.

For purposes of this section, “electronic communication” shall include, but not be limited to, any transfer of signs, signals, writing, images, sounds, data or intelligence of any nature transmitted in whole or in part by a wire, radio, electromagnetic, photo-electronic or photo-optical system.

If you are a victim of harassing phone calls or electronic communication, it is suggested that you note dates and times of the communications.  If the harassment is through text or email. do not delete the communications from your device.  Report the incident to the police (781) 729 -1212 and we will assist you further.  Regarding telephone harassment, phone companies require a police report in order to assist with your harassment complaint.