Police warn Dawson County residents of phone scam


The Dawson County Sheriff’s Office is warning people about a possible police impersonator making scam phone calls.

Officers said they received information of a subject calling from phone number, 308-455-9220, stating his name is Sgt. Mike Petterson (Badge #9942) with the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office, advising the person of an outstanding Dawson County warrants for him or her.

The Dawson County Sheriff’s Office said they have no record of an employee with that name or badge number, and all calls made to this number has prompted an automated recording not part of the Dawson County Sheriff Office in Lexington.

Officers said the Dawson County Sheriff will never call a person about another person's warrant.

If you receive any calls from this number, contact your local law enforcement agency or the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office immediately at 308-324-3011.

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