Archive for the ‘Information Release’ 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

 

 

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

 

 

Warrant Service

October 5th, 2013

On 10/04/2013 at about 1700 hours, Tilden Township Police received a phone tip that Justin Alan STOUT, male, age 36, Athens, Georgia, was at a relative’s residence in the 700 block of Second Street Ext and that he had a warrant for his arrest. A check revealed that he had a probation violation warrant from Georgia for an original charge of felony aggravated assault.

 

He was taken into custody without incident at the above location as he arrived with a relative. He was transported to Berks County Central Processing and turned over to deputies to await the extradition process back to Georgia.

 

Hamburg Borough Police assisted on scene.

 

Criminal Mischief

October 4th, 2013

On 10/04/2013 at 0307 hours, the Hamburg Fire Company was dispatched to the 2500 Block of Mountain Road, Tilden Township, for a report of a mailbox on fire. The fire was extinguished by fire members. The mailbox was completely destroyed. Damage is valued at less than $100.

 

Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to contact the Tilden Township Police Department at 610-562-9001 or Berks County Crime Alert at 877-373-9913.

 

 

Suspected bomb

August 27th, 2013

On 08/27/2013 at about 0951 hours, Tilden Township Police were dispatched to the Tilden Township Police Department to meet with a resident who had found an object in his driveway that he believed to be a bomb. The object was packaged in a zip lock bag with papers about joining the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. The resident picked up the bag and drove it to the police station. He left the object in his vehicle.

 

Upon arrival, the responding officer evacuated the township building and blocked off the area with the assistance of a Berks County Sheriff’s Deputy K9 unit.  The Reading City Police Department Bomb Squad was dispatched to the scene to evaluate the object. The object was determined to be cat litter in cylindrical shaped aluminum foil, which was most likely used to weigh the bags down so they did not blow away.

 

There were no threats or mentions of a bomb in the papers included in the bags. The bags were distributed in the driveways of about a dozen residences in the 2100 to 2400 blocks of Mountain Road, Tilden Township.

Theft at Verizon Store

August 26th, 2013

On 08/26/2013 at about 1414 hours, an unknown white male, mid 20’s, glasses, 5’8″, 180 lbs, lip ring towards right side, buzzed haircut, entered the Verizon store at 1700 Tilden Ridge Drive, Tilden Township, and removed a demo iPhone 5 cellular phone, valued at $199, from the security device holding it to the display table. The male then exited the store, got into a white Mitsubishi Gallant and left the parking lot.  The same male had been in the store minutes earlier with a female companion and her toddler looking at cellular phones. The female was in a silver sedan and left the area prior to the theft.

 

Photos of the suspect and companion are attached to this release. Anyone having any information on this theft or the identity of the persons involved should contact Tilden Township Police at (610) 562-9001 or Berks County Crime Alert at (877) 373-9913.

 

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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.

 

False Reports concerning robbery

May 31st, 2013

False Reports concerning robbery.

05/31/2013

 

On 04/24/2013 & 04/25/2013, NESTER originally reported to police that she had been robbed in the Walmart parking lot in Tilden Township on 04/23/2013 at about 2230 hours. She had reported that a male and a female had approached her parked vehicle and demanded her money. She had reported that the male threatened her with harm if she did not comply and that he had something shaped like a gun under his shirt. She reported that she gave her purse to the male. She also advised that her small child had been in the back seat of the vehicle at the time of the robbery.

 

NESTER provided a lengthy written statement detailing the robbery.

 

A copy of the CCTV surveillance video was obtained from Walmart for the night of the alleged robbery. Although NESTER and her vehicle appeared on the video, there was no video evidence indicating that a robbery had occurred nor anyone approaching NESTER. The video showed her leaving the parking lot safely in her vehicle.

 

NESTER initially cooperated in the investigation until she was shown the video. She then refused to cooperate any further or offer any explanation.

 

On 05/31/2013, Tilden Township Police filed misdemeanor charges against NESTER for False Reports to Law Enforcement Authorities and Unsworn Falsification to Authorities.