Latest News And Area
- There will be a state-wide tornado test conducted on April 16th. All tornado sirens will be tested on that day.
- Our "Feed the Need" food drive was a great success! Thank you to all of the Fontana businesses, organizations, schools, and citizens for all of the generous donations.
- Visit HERE to learn more about and reserve a spot at the "Highway To Heroin", first Walworth County Heroin Summits.
- Congratulations to Officer Derrick Goetsch. Officer Goestch recently completed his course to become an EMT with the Village of Fontana EMS.
- The Fontana Police Department has joined The Suburban Mutual Assistance Response Teams (SMART). This will provide an enhanced coordinated response by law enforcement to major incidents in a three county area.
- The Fontana Police Department received a grant from the Department of Transportation to buy new traffic safety equipment. Grants like this provide the department with new equipment and saves the community money.
- The Wisconsin Attorney General's Office had a press release today advising that AMBER Alerts can now be found on Twitter by following @Amberalert.
- Ransonware Malware Infections - A new type of computer virus is starting to
show up more frequently. Your computer will lock up with a warning from a
government agency, such as the FBI, DOJ, or other Law Enforcement agency,
stating that you have illegal items on your computer. It gives you the
option to pay a fine and unlock your computer or you will be arrested. A
Law Enforcement Agency will NEVER contact you about a possible violation in this
manner. If this happens to you, immediately disconnect your computer from
the internet and turn the power off. If you have another computer or
device that has internet access you may be able to search for a solution and
remove the virus yourself. IF this is not an option, please contact an IT
professional to remove it for you. For more information a link has been
added to our "links" page, or you can access it
AND CON MEN: Recently one of our citizens fell victim to an overseas lottery
scam. The citizen had received mail which told her she had won the Australian
Lottery for 6.5 million dollars. The con artists convinced her that the winnings
were hers if she would pay various taxes and fees. She ended up sending over
$200,000.00 to a bogus firm in England. Remember
the old adage " If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is to good to be
true". Help us protect others from falling prey, call us immediately when you think
someone is trying to scam you or a friend.
- MYSTATEUSA.COM NOTIFICATIONS:
Law enforcement agencies in Walworth County have a unique
tool that allows them to notify the public of special situations by phone. This
is how the system works. If there is a unique incident in Fontana such as a
missing child, the FPD will have the 911 center activate what is know as the
MYSPACEUSA.COM system. A recorded message will be made describing the child and any
other information. The dispatch center will then program into the system the
area to be notified which could be as small one city block or as large as the
whole county. That message will then will be sent to every phone number in the
designated area. If you answer the phone you will hear the caller identified as
the 911 Center and then the message or it will be left on your answering
- PHONE SCAMS
- If you are called by someone claiming to work for a bank even if it is
your bank do not give out any personal or banking information. No legitimate bank
will call you to ask you for your account info, social security number or other
personal information. Sometimes the caller will claim they are conducting an
investigation into illegal activity at the bank and your assistance in providing
the information is needed. If you are called tell them nothing an call the