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The Avondale Police Department is looking for information on a man who is calling people and claiming to be one of their officers.

According to two reported incidents, theĀ man is going by the names of Sgt. Chris Cook or Sgt. Jason Cook, officials said.

He is telephoning people and telling them they have traffic violations or warrants out for their arrestĀ and that they should turn themselves in, according to an Avondale police media release.

The man does not ask for money or any personal information, but instead hangs up after delivering the message, police said.

Officer Ray Emmett, Avondale police spokesman, said there have been two confirmed reports. Police aren’t sure how many other calls were made where people did not report the call.

“Who knows how many people he’s called?” Emmett said.

The Avondale Police Department does not contact people by telephone to let them know about warrants, Emmett said. The department also does not have any employees with either of the names used, he said.

Anyone who has received a similar call or has information is asked to contact the Avondale Police Department at 623-333-7000.


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