Chief Troy Williams of the Portage Police Department is making citizens aware that there is a city wide yard sale being advertised on Facebook that is hosted by Oddities & Objects – O.B.OT (Portage, IN – City Wide Yardsale). According to Chief Williams, the City of Portage has not authorized this, nor sanctions it. Additionally Chief Williams stated there is concern on the part of city officials and the police department that you are being asked to share your address and items you may be wanting to sell with no real idea who is collecting or watching this information. Chief Williams advises to exercise caution in what personal information/location that you share.