Receive alerts from your local agencies
...or text your ZIP CODE to 888777 for mobile alerts

Full Notification

Estherville Police Department
Wednesday August 28th, 2013 :: 09:04 a.m. CDT


Door to Door Sales in Estherville

The Estherville Police Department has received numerous calls in regards to door-to-door sales people in town selling children's books.
The sales people have received a permit from the City of Estherville.

There have been recent facebook posts in regards to foreign salespeople in the United States going door to door and that these people are associated with child abduction rings.

We have conducted a background investigation for the salesperson in Estherville at this time. There have been other investigations into the facebook claims by other law enforcement agencies throughout the United States and have found no criminal activity taking place.

The sales tactics used by some of the salespeople ask for other families within a neighborhood. There has been no information that they are using this information for anything other than sales.

Please do not ever give any personal or financial information to any person either in person or on the phone. All door to door salespeople are required by the City of Estherville to have a permit.

Please call the Estherville Police Department with any concerns.

Estherville Police Department
114 North 6th Street
Estherville, IA 51334

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 712-362-3515

Navigate & Discover