The Las Cruces Police Department has learned that someone proclaiming to be a “Sgt. Johnson” is contacting residents by telephone and is attempting to coerce them into making a payment to avoid a bench warrant.
The Las Cruces Police Departments does not have a Sgt. Johnson and, in no way, would make such telephone calls. Telephone calls such as this are most likely a scam, and an attempt at gaining personal or financial information.
Anyone who receives such a telephone call should simply hang up, and refrain from providing personal or financial information to anyone they do not personally know.
Any victims of a scam telephone call – anyone who has actually lost money from such an incident – is asked to call police immediately at (575) 526-0795.