Medication Drop Box

November 3rd, 2014

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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


Drug samples

Pet medications

Liquid medications in plastic, leak proof containers



Loose pills



Bloody or infectious waste

Medication from businesses

Hydrogen peroxide or other cleaning agents

Aerosol cans & inhalers



Road Closure

May 27th, 2014

River Road at Fisher Dam road will be closed from May 27, 2014 until project completion on or about November 17, 2014. Traffic will be directed around the work area via a posted detour route.

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.


“Free” Medical Alert Scam

June 10th, 2013

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“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.



ScamWire June 2013 Medical Alert


False Reports concerning robbery

May 31st, 2013

False Reports concerning robbery.



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.


Boys ages 6 & 7 left at restaurant

May 18th, 2013

Boys ages 6 & 7 left at restaurant


05/18/2013 113 hours



Cracker Barrel, 21 Industrial Drive, Tilden Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania



Names withheld

Father, age 28, Nazareth, PA

Mother, age 23, Nazareth, PA

Children: male age 6, male age 7, and newborn child three weeks old.



On 05/18/2013, Tilden Township Police were dispatched to the Cracker Barrel, 21 Industrial Drive, for a report of children left at the restaurant after their parents had left. Cracker Barrel managers took care of the children while an investigation was conducted.


Upon investigation, it was determined that the mother had left in one vehicle with the newborn child thinking that the father had the two boys. The father left in another vehicle thinking the mother had the two boys. Both parents traveled home in separate vehicles to Nazareth, PA and realized that the two boys were still at Cracker Barrel.


The mother called Cracker Barrel to advise that she was en route to pick up her children. The mother did arrive and she was reunited with her children.


There was no evidence to support criminal charges in this case.