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Wirt County Drug Take Back

Drug Take BackThe Wirt County Sheriff’s Office is sponsoring a drug take back day Saturday April 26th. We have had huge success with these in the past and anticipate a good turn out once again.

Spear-Phishing E-mail with Missing Children Theme

The FBI is aware of a spear-phishing e-mail appearing as if it were sent from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The subject of the e-mail is “Search for Missing Children,” and a zip file containing three malicious files is attached. E-mail recipients should always treat links and attachments in unsolicited or unexpected e-mail with caution.


To see the entire FBI warning click here

For more information on this type of attack check out

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Wirt County Leash Law: Effective as of 8/20/2013

An Ordinance to establish a Leash Law for dogs for Wirt County; to prohibit owners from allowing their dogs to be at large; to authorize and specify action by the county dog warden, humane society, and other law enforcement officers with regard to dogs at large; to provide for the issuance of citations, the assessment of fines and the destruction of dogs for violations thereof.


For a full version of the new law click here

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Sheriff’s Office Warns of Telephone Scams

The Wirt County Sheriff’s Office would like to warn residents of a telephone scam in which residents are being informed that they have Won monies from Publishers Clearing House. The calls are coming from the State of New York and are asking local residents to provide bank account information. The caller in this reported incident had the names of both the husband and wife as well as the last four digits of a social security number of the potential victim. The next scam involves someone calling and portraying a grandchild that has been arrested for DUI/etc. out of the country and needs money for bail.  The Wirt County Sheriff’s Office  advises the public to NEVER release personal or bank information to any unknown persons, especially over the phone. Scams come in all shapes and sizes. If you do not know the person you are talking to….. just hang up.

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New Bank Card Scam!!


This information has been verified by Wirt County Sheriff’s Office.

People are receiving text messages stating that your account has been deactivated. It will give the first 4 digits randomly of a card number, and most calls are saying it says it is coming from Williamstown Bank or Pleasants County Bank. When you call the number they give you which is different that the number the text came from, all it will say is “Please enter your 16 digit card number” DO NOT ENTER YOUR NUMBER…. DO NOT!!!

If you try and call the number the text came from it is not a valid number.

Please friends of friends of friends share. Let’s be honest, some people might not realize it is a SCAM, and fall for it, and you could end of with your bank account being emptied.  If you receive one of these PLEASE call your bank at their regular business number to confirm.

The Wirt County Sheriff’s Office is aware of this scam as well as Law Enforcement in the surrounding Counties.

Just wanted to get the word out.

Drug Take Back Event 04/27/2013

The Wirt County Sheriff’s Office will be working with the DEA on Saturday April 27th, 2013 from 10 AM – 2 PM to take back unused Prescription Drugs.  Help keep these drugs off of the streets and out of our water system by bringing them to the Wirt County Courthouse this Saturday. 

You can now lookup your Wirt County Taxes online!

The Wirt County Sheriff’s Office in efforts to make it easier for the citizens of Wirt County to lookup taxes. We have now been able to launch the online Tax Lookup site for your convienience. The site is The link will be added to along with some basic instructions on how the site works with in the next 24 hours.

Note: Some features are still under developement.

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Wirt County Sheriff’s Office News and Updates Page

The Wirt County Sheriff’s Office has created an addition to the website,, that will allow us to communicate with the community quickly and efficiently. The news and updates page is This page has also been linked to our new Facebook page. This will ensure that you stay up to date with all the news and updates that we release.