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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 19 December 2012 18:54

badgeStaff at the Saukville Walmart stopped an 82-year-old Port Washington man from wiring money in an apparent phone scam.

Port Washington police said the man received a phone call on Dec. 13 from another man claiming to be his grandson. The caller asked him to wire $2,800 to Haiti to help his grandson, who he claimed was in trouble in Mexico.

The man went to his bank and withdrew the money. When he attempted to wire the money at Walmart, an employee warned the man about the phone scam and advised him to go deposit the money back at his bank. No money was lost.

Police said this is the second reported phone scam attempt in the area in the past week.

    Other incidents include:

• The street department was called on Dec. 11 after police were alerted that a 20-pound box of drywall screws was scattered in the road at East Norport and North Wisconsin streets.

•Police were called to the Beach Tanning Salon, 925 S. Spring St., after two people were seen entering the business after its hours on Dec. 12. Two 19-year-old women from Port told police they had permission to stay in the building and this was confirmed by the owner of the business. Police advised the business owner that no one should be allowed to stay there anymore.

• Several students were cited for habitual truancy on Dec. 14 at Port Washington High School including a 14-year-old Port Washington boy, a 15-year-old Port Washington girl and a 16-year-old Saukville girl.