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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 where they can find a phone number to their local IRS office.


Tilden sisters struck, injured by auto

October 1st, 2012

Reading Eagle


Tilden sisters struck, injured by auto


Police warn about driveway paving scam

June 25th, 2012

Police warn about driveway paving scam in Muhlenberg Twp., surrounding areas

69 News WFMZ Article


Male arrested for Indecent Exposure at Tilden McDonald’s

March 21st, 2012


On 03/18/2012 about 1630 hours, management at the McDonald’s, 80 Wilderness Trail, Tilden Township, Berks County, PA,  reported to Tilden Township Police that a male had exposed himself to the above victim, who was an employee working one of the drive-thru windows. The male, who had been in the drive-thru to purchase food, was not on scene when police arrived.


Subsequent to an investigation, the above actor, Trent M. Casper, age 22, Hillside Ct., Hamburg, PA, turned himself in to Tilden Township Police at MDJ Kim. L. Bagenstose’ office in Hamburg on 03/20/2012 about 1500 hours to be arraigned on one misdemeanor count of Indecent Exposure. He was released on $15,000 unsecured bail.


Tips sought in Tilden Assault

March 11th, 2012

Reading Eagle, March 11, 2012


Crime Alert Berks County, a citizen crime-fighting group, is offering cash rewards of up to $5,000 to anyone supplying tips that lead to an arrest in this case or any other case or crime.


Tipsters with crime information can call 877-373-9913 anytime or contact Crime Alert at its website at No one will ask the name of the caller, who will be assigned a code number.


Unsolved cases are featured regularly in the Sunday Reading Eagle.


Offense: Assault.

Date and time: Jan. 28 about 11:30 p.m.

Location: Westy Bar & Grill, 279 W. State St., Tilden Township

Suspects: A white man in his late 20s or early 30s, about 6 feet and 250 pounds with a short, thin curtain style beard. Last seen wearing a red sweat shirt and baseball cap with dark-colored pants. Was driving a white, late 2000s GMC pickup truck with “Mi Terra Custom Interiors” written on it.


Police synopsis: Tilden Township police said a man assaulted a male on the dance floor at the Westy. The victim was treated in a local hospital. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Alert or call Tilden Chief William J. McEllroy at 610-562-9001.



Berks County Crime Alert


69-year-old Tilden man charged in threats

March 8th, 2012

69-year-old Tilden man charged in threats

Reading Eagle article, March 8, 2012

Visitor took jewelry worth $4,100 from home

March 8th, 2012

Visitor took jewelry worth $4100 from home.

Reading Eagle article, March 8, 2012

New law aimed at protecting Pennsylvania’s teen drivers goes into effect Dec. 27

December 26th, 2011

Acting Chief McEllroy promoted to Chief effective January 01, 2012

December 12th, 2011

Acting Chief McEllroy promoted to Chief effective January 01, 2012

December 12, 2011

Reading Eagle Article

Met-Ed offering free water, ice

August 30th, 2011

Met-Ed offering free water, ice
Reading Eagle

Met-Ed is offering free ice and water to customers who need it because of the extensive power outages that followed Hurricane Irene, according to Matthew Stairiker, deputy director of the Berks County Department of Emergency Services.

Customers who still do not have power can go to the customer service counter at any of the Redner’s Warehouse Markets listed below, say they are a Met-Ed customer and ask for water and ice. No identification is required.

Met-Ed customers are eligible for two bags of ice as well as 3 gallons of water per day at the Redner’s stores in Ontelaunee Township, Sinking Spring, Pennside, Hamburg, Exeter Township, Wyomissing and Muhlenberg Township.