Police warn of potential scam
On Nov. 20, a resident of Fellsmere reported that she received a telephone call on her home telephone from an unknown male identifying himself as a representative of a company called "Program Energy." The male caller initially spoke to the complainant in fluent Spanish but switched to English during their conversation.
The caller told the complainant that the city is requiring all city residents to have their air conditioning units and "heater units" inspected "due to fire hazards from the dryer unit."
The complainant said the male caller tried to "pressure her" to make an appointment for the inspections and that the fee for the inspections would be $49.
The complainant became suspicious because she believed the City of Fellsmere would have notified her of such a change in her monthly water bill.
The complainant said the male caller became more aggressive in his attempt to schedule an appointment when she mentioned calling the City of Fellsmere to verify the "law change."
The City of Fellsmere has not enacted any new ordinances or resolutions requiring mandatory inspections and any resident who is contacted by anyone for such an inspection, whether on the telephone or in person is asked to report the incident to the Fellsmere Police Department at (772) 571-1360.
Adult 3 on 3 basketball
The Indian River County Recreation Department will have a winter season of Adult 3 on 3 Basketball. The Recreation Department will hold a mandatory meeting on Dec. 4, 6 p.m., which will be held at the County Admin Bldg. Both complete teams and individual players needed. Deadline is Dec. 18.
Managers meeting and Special Notes:
Managers Packets need to be picked up on Dec. 4. Packets can be picked up at the County Admin Bldg. B at 1800 27th St., Vero Beach
Maximum of six players, minimum of three
Team Fee: $300, which will cover cost of jerseys and awards
Team fees will be due on Dec. 18
Games will be played on Friday nights at the Ag Center.
For more information about Adult 3 on 3 Basketball, call (772) 226-1729.
Elks host hoop shoot
The Sebastian Elks lodge will hold its annual Hoop Shoot on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Sebastian Middle River School.
The Sebastian Elks annual hoop shoot will take place in the gym at the Sebastian River Middle School located at 9400 CR 512 near the North County pool on Dec. 7. There are three shooting age groups; 9-10, 11-12, and 12-13. Winners at this local level will then advance to the district level which will also take place at Sebastian River Middle School.
Participation in the hoop shoot is free to students ages 9 through 13 and go to any school in Indian River or Brevard Counties. Registration is the day of the hoop shoot and begins at 8 am. When registering, all participants must bring a copy of their proof of birth to participate.
For more information, call (772) 589-1516 or visit www.elks.org/hoopshoot.