Archive for the ‘Crime Prevention’ Category

Crime Mapping Tilden Township, Berks County

September 12th, 2012

“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.comCrimeMapping.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.”

Source: http://www.co.berks.pa.us/dept/da/pages/crimemapping.aspx

 

Direct Link:

http://www.crimemapping.com/map/pa/tildentownship

 

Pamphlet:

http://www.tildentownship.com/police/Berks_County_PA_Crime_Mapping.pdf

 

 

Area Thefts from Vehicles

June 27th, 2013

Area Thefts from Vehicles

 

The Tilden Township Police Department is conducting an investigation in relation to multiple thefts from vehicles that occurred overnight from 06/25/2013 into 06/26/2013 on the following roads.

 

First Street Ext, Oak Street, Merry Street, Dusty Lane, Berne Road and Rainbow Drive, Tilden Township.

 

The investigation has revealed that there may be potential victims on the above roads that have either not reported the thefts or are not aware of the thefts.

 

The Tilden Township Police Department is asking residents in the area of these roads to check their vehicles and report any thefts they become aware of, however minor.

 

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Tilden Township Police Department at 610-562-9001.

 

“Free” Medical Alert Scam

June 10th, 2013

June 2013

 

“Free” Medical Alert Scam

 

The Pennsylvania SMP is hearing reports about a new medical alert scam targeting seniors nationwide. The unsolicited scam calls are pre-recorded messages stating that the senior qualifies for a free medical alert system or that someone has already paid for it. The message instructs seniors to press a number on their keypad to connect with a live person, or to press a different number to disconnect the call or be removed from their list.

 

If you receive a call like this, do not press any buttons, just hang up the phone. These calls are not from a legitimate company; they are attempts to scam seniors by enticing them with a free device and then asking for personal information.

 

Remember these red flags:

 

* Unsolicited calls: Be wary of calls that you did not ask to receive. Hang up the phone.

 

* Asking for personal information: Never give out personal, identifying information to callers, including your checking account, Social Security, or Medicare number.

 

* Offers involving anything “free”: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Medical alert systems are not free, and Medicare does not pay for them.

 

If you believe you may have been the victim of this scam, would like to report another health care scam, or see charges on your Medicare Summary Notice that you don’t recognize, call the SMP at CARIE. We’re here to help. A real person will answer your call. No buttons to push or menus to follow.

 

1-800-356-3606

ScamWire June 2013 Medical Alert

 

Crime Prevention Tips – February 2010

February 5th, 2010

BICYCLE REGISTRATION – Due to the increased thefts of bicycles, the Tilden Township Police suggest registering your bicycle with the Police Dept. Registration is free. Please call 610-562-9001 to make an appointment to have your bicycle registered.

LOCK YOUR VEHICLE – Due to thefts from vehicles, you are reminded to ALWAYS lock your vehicle no matter where it is parked, even in your own driveway. Also do not leave money or other valuables visible inside the vehicle.

PHONE AND INTERNET SCAMS – Be aware of suspicious phone calls or email notices that you have won some sort of cash prize or other large award. DO NOT give your personal information or banking or credit card information to anyone over the phone, internet or email unless you positively know they are legitimate. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Please report any suspicious phone calls or emails to the Tilden Township Police Department at 610-562-9001.