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Sheriff offers advice following flurry of obscene phone calls

Editor's note: below is a press release distributed by the San Juan County Sheriff Rob Nou

In the past several days, the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office has taken six separate calls from residents of San Juan and Orcas isalnds reporting sexually explicit telephone calls in the middle of the night.

The caller, a male, addresses female victims by name, and victim’s caller ID indicates that the calls are coming from a restricted or private number.

In order to help identify and apprehend this individual, Century Link offers *57 service.

Immediately after hanging up from an obscene, threatening or alarming call, dial *57 and follow the directions given over the phone. After activating the call trace request with the phone company, call law enforcement to report the incident. A signed release is required by the phone company to release information about the traced call to law enforcement.

Phone customers may also have anonymous calls blocked from their phones.

 

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