September 12th, 2012
September 12th, 2012
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 3rd, 2014
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.
Prescription medications in standard container or sealed bag.
Over the counter medications
Liquid medications in plastic, leak proof containers
Bloody or infectious waste
Medication from businesses
Hydrogen peroxide or other cleaning agents
Aerosol cans & inhalers
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.
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.
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.