The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office has received numerous reports of a telephone scam in which residents receive a phone call from an individual claiming to be an EBRSO deputy calling in reference to outstanding warrants, according to a news release.
The caller asks the resident to pay fees to avoid incarceration and gives instructions on obtaining a money gram to transfer funds.
The EBRSO never asks for credit card numbers, prepaid debit card information or other private information over the phone, the release said.
If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the EBRSO or any other government agency, Sheriff Sid Gautreaux recommends that you do not give out any personal information to the caller; do not give any form of payment over the phone, including pre-paid money cards; and advise the caller that you will be contacting local law enforcement to report the incident.
The EBRSO does not initiate contact with residents by phone or email to request financial information nor does it contact people through any type of electronic communication such as text messages or via social media.
If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from the Sheriff’s Office or any other agency and you feel it’s a scam, report the incident immediately by calling (225) 389-5000.
Gautreaux said this type of scam has been reported in other parishes and is being investigated by the Attorney General’s Office.
‘Earthworks and Earthworms’
Port Hudson State Historic Site near Zachary presents “Earthworks and Earthworms: Mutiny in the Trenches” at 11 a.m. Saturday.
During the longest siege on American soil, morale often sunk low, leading to insubordination and even mutiny on both sides of the line.
Learn how this affected trench warfare on the battlefield. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Call (225) 654-3775 for information.
Father’s Day at the Zoo
Bring your father to the Baton Rouge Zoo on Sunday and spend the day with the wild bunch. This day features dad-and-me themed Safari Amphitheater programs, games and crafts.
Zoo hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Concert series continues
Concerts at the Pointe at Americana is a series featuring artists of various musical styles including orchestral ensembles, vocal and instrumental soloists and jazz ensembles. The final performance in this three-part series — “Jazz at The Pointe” — will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Harry Anderson and Friends, a six-member jazz group, will perform in a casual setting.
Anderson has performed with James Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, the Four Aces, the Ink Spots, Connie Jones, Peggy Lee, Itzhak Perlman, the Shirelles and at the Apollo, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and on “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson.
Anderson, currently director of the Alvin Batiste Jazz Institute at Southern University, has accompanied the Harper Brothers, Wynton Marsalis, Irene Reed and Batiste himself.
This concert is a must for jazz lovers. Dress is business casual, and a wine bar and non-alcoholic beverages will be available.
Tickets are $20 each and available by visiting racz.ticketleap.com.
Ribbon-cutting, open house
Everyone is invited to join medical director Dr. Pamela Parsons and the staff at Lane Behavioral Health Services for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. June 25, followed by an open house until 4 p.m. celebrating their new location.
“Moving into the new location was a whirlwind, but our patients enjoy the relaxed, peaceful environment here. Plus, the larger space will allow us to continue to expand and grow the services we provide,” Parsons said.
Lane Behavioral Health has moved from 6180 Main St. to 4801 McHugh Road, Suite A, Zachary. Entrance and parking is located at the rear of the building.
Refreshments will be served along with tours of the facility. Call (225) 658-6640 for information.
Send news and events for Around Zachary to Stacy Gill at firstname.lastname@example.org by 3 p.m. Fridays or call (225) 993-0066.