News Briefs: Phone scam in Quincy, bid awarded for municipal building
Don’t fall for recent phone scam
The Quincy Police Department is warning people about a phone scam where the caller pretends to be from the local department.
Someone is calling Quincy citizens and falsely telling them the police department is conducting a fundraiser. If you receive such a call, verify the caller’s name and phone number, and do not provide any personal information or money, the police department advises.
People who receive such a phone call are asked to call the department at 787-4718 to file a police report.
City council awards $5.4 million bid
The Quincy City Council on Tuesday decided to move ahead on its new municipal office complex, awarding a bid on the project to Wellens Farwell Inc. of Oregon.
The bid estimates construction of the new police department and city hall will cost $5.4 million. The project is a combination of new construction and renovations of existing buildings.
The bid was about $1.8 million over what was budgeted for the project; however, increases in city sales tax revenues are expected to make up for the difference.
The project is expected to start in the coming weeks.
Girl on bike struck by car while in parking lot
A 9-year-old girl was treated and released from Quincy Valley Medical Center on Saturday after being struck by a car in an apartment complex parking lot.
The girl suffered minor injuries, including abrasions, cuts and heavy bruising, said Officer Albert Gonzalez of the Quincy Police Department.
The girl was riding her bike in the parking lot at Casa Kino when she pulled out in front of the car, Gonzalez said. The driver, who did not see the girl, was going at a low rate of speed when the child was struck, he said.
The driver was not cited in the accident, Gonzalez said. Another car was improperly parked in the parking lot, obstructing the view for both the driver and the child, the officer said.