Redwood Falls Police Department stated Wednesday it has gotten two separate reports of citizens receiving phone calls from a person claiming to have kidnapped their child and demanding ransom. Both calls displayed a phone number starting with 52, which is the county code for Mexico.
At this time the Redwood Falls Police Department has not confirmed whether the calls originated in Mexico or if an Internet based phone was used to place the call.
If you receive a call like this, the department asks you do not give out personal information over the phone, and that you call law enforcement to report the incident. If you have any questions or wish to report a similar incident please call Redwood Falls Police Department at 507–637–4005.