Sheriff Zwicke and the Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office recently took a report in the 2000 block of FM 758 from a concerned citizen. They reported that an individual drove up and represented themselves as a county employee. They provided the complainant with a business card which claimed to be Triple JJJ Asphalt a Texas based business with free estimates. They offered to pave her parking lot with left over chip seal from a prior Guadalupe County job.
When the citizen questioned the man, and told him that she was calling the Sheriff’s Office to confirm the county was giving away chip seal, the subject quickly left the property towards the direction of Highway 46. Subject was said to be driving a black pickup truck, possibly a Toyota Tundra and presented a green and black business card with an email and two phone numbers. The citizen is concerned that the male could be scamming other people in the county while representing himself as a county employee.
The Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office further investigated and found the 800 number on the card went to a voicemail titled “Paving Division”. The other number, a 210 area code rang several times, was picked up and then immediately disconnected. This information is being disseminated to the public as a public service announcement for their awareness.
Sheriff Zwicke asks the citizens of Guadalupe County to report any suspicious activity, and to be aware that there are scammers that will take advantage of trusting people. He also asks that if these people show up to you home to contact the Sheriff’s Office.
Anyone who has information and wishes to remain anonymous, please contact Guadalupe County Crime Stoppers at 877-403-TIPS (8477) or online at www.gccstips.org or through the “P3” smart phone app.