MEXICO — The Police Department responded to 53 incidents over the past week, including the following:
* A resident reported at 3:58 p.m. Sept. 30 that people had repeatedly called her home, telling her she won $1 million and a vehicle, and she had to provide money to receive her prize. Police Chief Roy Hodsdon said it was a scam and recommends people hang up if they receive a similar call.
* A woman reported at 9 a.m. Oct. 1 that sometime the previous evening someone stole her purse while she was at the Mexico Wal-Mart. Hodsdon said police are reviewing video surveillance from Wal-Mart.
* A Roxbury Road resident reported at 10:35 a.m. Sept. 28 that sometime between the evening of Sept. 27 and the morning of Sept. 28 someone attempted to break into their apartment door. Hodsdon said the front door was forced open and nothing appeared to be missing.
* A Main Street resident reported at 10:07 a.m. Sept. 26 that someone stole an infant car seat from her front porch. Police do not have suspects.
* A local business reported at 10:42 a.m. Sept. 29 that the previous day they received a counterfeit $20 bill. “I called the Secret Service to inform them about the bill, and they said that particular bill has been circulating a lot as of late,” Hodsdon said. “The case remains under investigation.”
* A Roxbury Road resident reported at 11:18 a.m. Sept. 27 that someone damaged their mailbox several times over the past week. Police have suspects.