Newcastle Police Investigates After Scam Caller Poses As A Police Officer

Tuesday, February 16th 2021, 4:35 pm
By: News 9

NEWCASTLE, Oklahoma -

A scam caller is reportedly impersonating a Newcastle police officer, the department reported Tuesday.

The Newcastle Police Department is investigating an incident that happened after 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Police said a caller identified themselves as a Newcastle police officer in an attempt to scam family members into a meeting to pick up a family member.

The caller identified themselves as "Officer Mitchell" and gave a fake badge number.

The department does not have an officer Mitchell.

When the family questioned the caller, he said he was a drug dealer and needed them to meet them at the Newcastle casino and a female was heard screaming in the background.

The family member mentioned by the caller was contacted and is not in danger.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Newcastle police at 405-387-5525.

If you receive a call from the Newcastle Police Department and are unsure of its authenticity, please call the number above and confirm the call.