September 12th, 2012
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“In an effort to help reduce crime and further strengthen local community oriented policing efforts, the Berks County District Attorney’s Office recently went live at CrimeMapping.com. CrimeMapping.com is a nationwide public mapping service that allows residents to analyze interactive maps of recent crime activity. Visitors to the site can generate reports, search by location and filter for different time periods as well as crime types. Keeping the public well informed has been proven effective as a crime fighting strategy.”
December 26th, 2012
PennDOT has dropped the speed limit to 45mph on I-78, I-80 and I-81.
Source: Reading Eagle on Facebook
December 26th, 2012
On 12-26-2012 at about 1105 hours, a 17 YOM actor stopped along Pine Road in the unit block. The actor walked onto a farm property and picked up a goat. The actor put the goat in the pickup truck he as operating. The actor then left the area in his truck.
The goat breed is Fainting. The goat has an estimated value of $150.
The victim observed the theft and immediately reported it to police. The victim also suggested to police that the suspect may have been taking it to the Leesport Farmer’s Market to the livestock auction.
Tilden Township Police and the victim traveled separately to the Leesport Farmer’s Market. The victim found his goat along with the suspect. Tilden Township Police and Northern Berks Regional Police were advised to meet the victim in the area of the livestock auction.
The goat was recovered and returned to the victim. The actor is from Shartlesville, PA.
Theft and related charges will be filed against the juvenile through the Berks County Juvenile Probation Office.
December 24th, 2012
Tilden Township Police are investigating a hit & run crash, which occurred on 12-24-2012 at about 1830 hours, involving a light blue 1994 Oldsmobile sedan, which impacted with a telephone pole and mailbox at 6 Berne Road. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, a white male, partially bald, fled the scene on foot. The vehicle was impounded by police.
The crash is under investigation.
Anyone with any information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact the Tilden Township Police Department at 610-562-9001.
November 26th, 2012
Assault at Westy Bar & Grill, 279 West State Street, Tilden Township.
A victim, male, age 32, name withheld at this time, reported on 11/26/2012 to township police that on 11/22/2012 at about 0130 hours, he was assaulted multiple times by three to four white males, 20 to 30 years of age, on the rear porch of the Westy Bar & Grill, Tilden Township. It is believed that the male actors had been inside the establisment earlier that date.
Anyone with any information concerning the above assault is asked to contact the Tilden Township Police Department at 610-562-9001.
October 27th, 2012
Tilden Township and Berks County have issued Declarations of Disaster Emergency and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has issued a Declaration of a State of Emergency.
PEMA Urges Citizens to Prepare Now For Threat of Hurricane Sandy
Information on preparing for the hurricane:
September 20th, 2012
Daytime Burglary, Forced Entry
Victim1: Dale E Dougherty, male, age 50, 2700 block of Mountain Road, Hamburg
Victim2: Carla J Dougherty, female, age 49, 2700 block of Mountain Road, Hamburg
On 09/20/2012 between 0800 and 1735 hours, unknown actor(s) forced entry into the DOUGHERTY residence in the 2700 block of Mountain Road. Once inside, the actor(s) removed an unspecified amount of cash an unspecified amount of jewelry.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Tilden Township Police Department at 610-562-9001. Anyone seeing anything or anyone suspicious in their neighborhood should call 911 to report it immediately.
August 24th, 2012
An Apple iPod Nano was taken from an unlocked vehicle in the 100 block of Possum road overnight and a semi-automatic handgun was taken from an unlocked vehicle in the unit block of Dogwood Road overnight. Residents are encouraged to lock their vehicles at all times even in their own driveways.
July 23rd, 2012
Citation filed against restaurant owner for refusing entry to male with service dog
On 07/10/2012 at about 1500 hours, Eric J. SLOAN entered the J.A. Shao Buffet, 1752 Tilden Ridge Drive, Hamburg, PA for the purposes of eating a meal. The victim entered the establishment with his three year old service dog, “Rocky”. Although not required by law, Rocky was wearing identification that stated he was a “service dog”. SLOAN was waiting in the vestibule area to be seated when he was approached by Qui F. WANG, the establishment’s owner. WANG advised SLOAN that he was not allowed to have a dog inside the business. She advised SLOAN to leave with the dog. SLOAN attempted to explain to WANG that the dog was a service dog. WANG advised him to leave multiple times or she would call the police.
SLOAN left the establishment and called police once outside. Tilden Township Police responded to the scene and spoke with both parties involved. An officer attempted to mediate the situation. WANG advised a Tilden Township Police Officer that the dog would not be allowed inside even after the officer advised her it was against the law.
SLOAN is a disabled veteran, having served in Iraq with the United States Marine Corps. SLOAN has provided documentation to the Tilden Township Police Department concerning Rocky’s certification and training.
On 07/23/2012, Tilden Township Police filed a summary non-traffic citation against WANG with MDJ Kim. L. Bagenstose, Hamburg, PA for one count of “Discrimination on account of guide, signal or service dog or other aid animal”, PA Title 18 §7325.