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Department News

July 8th, 2015

 

July 8, 2015

 

For Immediate Release:

 

 

1) The Tilden Township Police Department announces the retirement of Officer Dennis R. Schwoyer effective August 22, 2015. Officer Schwoyer has been with the department since February 2007 holding the positions of corporal, chief and patrolman.

 

Officer Schwoyer previously worked 25 years for Hamburg Borough Police Department, retiring there December 31, 2006.

 

Officer Schwoyer is a dedicated officer and will be missed by the members of the department and the community. He is looking forward to his retirement after serving two communities as a police officer for 33 years.

 

 

2) The Tilden Township Board of Supervisors agreed to offer conditional employment to Jose M. Quinones, age 29, for the open part-time police officer position. His employment is conditional upon his passing the medical and psychological exams required by the Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission.

 

 

PHONE SCAM ALERTS

May 29th, 2015

PHONE SCAM ALERTS:

 

“Accident scam”: A person calls you claiming that a family member has been hurt in an accident either out of state or out of country. The person claims that you need to pay the medical bill for insurance or that the family member was in an auto accident and you need to pay their bail. The scam may come from (514) 561-1334.

 

Residents should be suspicious of such calls. Always verify with family members first when receiving such news.

 

“IRS scam”: A person calls you claiming to be with the IRS, notifies you that the IRS is suing you but that you can clear it up over the phone by paying with a credit card. The scam may come from (253) 200-5879.

 

If someone calls you claiming they are the IRS, hang up and call the IRS at 1-800-829-4933.

 

Thank you to the residents who let our department know of these scams.

 

POLICE OFFICER PART TIME

February 22nd, 2015

POLICE OFFICER PART TIME TILDEN TWP. Applications are being accepted by the Tilden Township Police Department for a part-time police officer. This position is on an as needed basis at the rate of $16.00 per hour. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and Act 120 certified. Applications will be available for pick up at the Tilden Township Municipal Office located at 874 Hex Highway, Hamburg, PA 19526, beginning Monday, February 23, 2015 after 9:00 A.M. and must be submitted to the Township office no later than Monday, March 23, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. A $35.00 non-refundable application fee is due at the time of application submission. Application related phone calls will not be accepted. Tilden Township is an EOE

Phone Scam

January 9th, 2015

Tilden Township Police were made aware by a resident of another phone scam in the area.

 

The caller identified himself as Steve Martin and gave the phone number to return his call as (510) 423-5700, which was will also the number shown up on caller ID. He spoke with an obvious accent, maybe Middle or Far Eastern. He stated that ignoring the message would be a second attempt to avoid enforcement action by the US Treasury, a federal offense, and that the resident would have to appear before a grand jury or magistrate. He went on to say he’d like the resident to cooperate with him to help him help the resident. The message seemed like it was prerecorded since it repeated 3 times in each message and sounded identical.

 

Anyone legitimately needing to deal with the US Treasury can contact them at (202) 622-2000.

 

 

Vehicle Removal for Snow.

November 25th, 2014

Persons living on Lincoln Dr, Yoder St, Ruth St, Marion St, Kathryn St, Carl St, Hazel St, Moonlight Dr, Sunrise Dr, Sunset Dr, Rainbow Dr, or West State St, please remove all your vehicle’s from the street by 7am, tomorrow, Wednesday, November 26, 2014.

 

This enables our road crew to more efficiently remove snow from the roadway in certain areas.

 

The Township appreciates your cooperation.  Thank you.

 

Phone Scam

November 21st, 2014

The Tilden Township Police Department was made aware of a phone scam whereby residents were called using an automated system with a female voice.  The message states “Return the call. The issue at hand is extremely time sensitive. My officer Julie Smith from Internal Revenue Service and the hotline to my division is (585) 364-6540. I repeat it’s (585) 364-6540. Don’t disregard this message and do return the call before we take any action against you. Goodbye and take care.” The call will originate out of Fairport, New York.

 

Never give out any personal or financial information over the phone for these types of scams.

 

Residents needing to contact the IRS, should go to www.irs.gov where they can find a phone number to their local IRS office.

 

Road closure continues

November 10th, 2014

River Road at Fisher Dam road, which has been closed since May 27, 2014 and that was due to be open at project completion around November 17, 2014, will continue to be closed until about May 2015 due to project hurdles. Traffic will be directed around the work area via a posted detour route.

Timeshare Fraud

November 10th, 2014

 

Between 10/01/2014 and 10/09/2014, Husband and Wife, 64 and 52 respectively, residents of Tilden Township, were contacted by Worldwide Resort Exchange, based out of Lake Mary, Florida. The victims owned a timeshare with another company. Worldwide Resort Exchange offered to help the victims rent their timeshare for profit.

 

The victims were told that they had to pay some upfront costs in order to get the process started. The victims wired around $3200 as instructed. The victims were contacted a week later and told to wire around $7000 for additional fees.  The victims did as instructed. The wired money was sent to a bank in Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

When the victims were contacted a third time to send an additional $5000, they refused to send more money. Worldwide Resort Exchange phone representatives attempted to intimidate and harass the victims to send more money. The victims then filed a police report.

 

An Internet search for Worldwide Resort Exchange will reveal multiple complaints for consumer fraud, as well as investigations by the Attorney General’s office in Florida.

 

Residents should thoroughly investigate any company they do business with.  When in doubt, contact the Better Business Bureau, use the Internet for research or even ask an attorney to investigate.

 

This investigation is ongoing.

 

Medication Drop Box

November 3rd, 2014

med box pic

The Tilden Township Police Department was provided a medication drop box by the Berks County District Attorney’s office as part of the Pharmaceutical Drop Box Program.

 

Tilden Township residents may now drop off unwanted medications at the Tilden Township Municipal Building, 874 Hex Highway, first floor lobby, Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm.

 

ACCEPTED:

Prescription medications in standard container or sealed bag.

Over the counter medications

Vitamins

Drug samples

Pet medications

Liquid medications in plastic, leak proof containers

 

NOT ACCEPTED:

Loose pills

Syringes

Thermometers

Bloody or infectious waste

Medication from businesses

Hydrogen peroxide or other cleaning agents

Aerosol cans & inhalers

 

 

Road Closure

May 27th, 2014

River Road at Fisher Dam road will be closed from May 27, 2014 until project completion on or about November 17, 2014. Traffic will be directed around the work area via a posted detour route.