February 5th, 2013
Phone Scam Alert: A business in Tilden Township received multiple calls on 02/05/2013 and 01/07/2013 from a male with a foreign accent, possibly Indian. The male kept asking for a particular employee who no longer worked at the business. If the business hung up on the male, he would keep calling back.
A phone call was placed to this male by police. The male advised that the employee at the business had a lawsuit and had failed to pay fees to “the company.” However, he never identified the company name.
The phone number that showed up on the caller ID was (616) 884-9415, which is Michigan area code and prefix.
An internet search of that phone number produces similar stories on various scam related websites.
Residents and business employees are encouraged to verify all information they are told by phone from any person, agency or business. When in doubt, call the agency or business yourself to attempt to verify the information.
January 23rd, 2013
Phone Scam Alert: A restaurant in Tilden Township received a phone call on 01/23/2013 around 1545 hours from a male with a foreign accent, possibly Indian. The male claimed to be from the “State Health Department” and advised the restaurant manager that an inspection was being done the next day. However, before the inspection could proceed, the manager was requested to give her personal cell phone number so that the State Health Department could call her back with an “Inspection ID Number.”
When the manager refused, she was told that she could be fined $500 for the refusal to cooperate. She insisted on getting the caller’s name so that she could call the PA Department of Health herself and verify if the call was legitimate. The male refused and stated that he was going to put his supervisor on the line. Another male with an Indian accent came on the line and began swearing at the manager. He then asked her if she was married or single. The call was disconnected.
The phone number that showed up on the caller ID was (760) 705-8888 which is a California area code and prefix.
Residents and business employees are encouraged to verify all information they are told over the phone by any agency. When in doubt, call the agency yourself to verify information.
January 4th, 2013
Hill Drive is closed between 56 Hill Drive (just north of the Westy) through 144 Hill Drive (just south of the sharp curve). The road is closed for sewer work and is not expected to re-open for two months.
December 26th, 2012
PennDOT has dropped the speed limit to 45mph on I-78, I-80 and I-81.
Source: Reading Eagle on Facebook
December 26th, 2012
On 12-26-2012 at about 1105 hours, a 17 YOM actor stopped along Pine Road in the unit block. The actor walked onto a farm property and picked up a goat. The actor put the goat in the pickup truck he as operating. The actor then left the area in his truck.
The goat breed is Fainting. The goat has an estimated value of $150.
The victim observed the theft and immediately reported it to police. The victim also suggested to police that the suspect may have been taking it to the Leesport Farmer’s Market to the livestock auction.
Tilden Township Police and the victim traveled separately to the Leesport Farmer’s Market. The victim found his goat along with the suspect. Tilden Township Police and Northern Berks Regional Police were advised to meet the victim in the area of the livestock auction.
The goat was recovered and returned to the victim. The actor is from Shartlesville, PA.
Theft and related charges will be filed against the juvenile through the Berks County Juvenile Probation Office.
December 24th, 2012
Tilden Township Police are investigating a hit & run crash, which occurred on 12-24-2012 at about 1830 hours, involving a light blue 1994 Oldsmobile sedan, which impacted with a telephone pole and mailbox at 6 Berne Road. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, a white male, partially bald, fled the scene on foot. The vehicle was impounded by police.
The crash is under investigation.
Anyone with any information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact the Tilden Township Police Department at 610-562-9001.
November 26th, 2012
Assault at Westy Bar & Grill, 279 West State Street, Tilden Township.
A victim, male, age 32, name withheld at this time, reported on 11/26/2012 to township police that on 11/22/2012 at about 0130 hours, he was assaulted multiple times by three to four white males, 20 to 30 years of age, on the rear porch of the Westy Bar & Grill, Tilden Township. It is believed that the male actors had been inside the establisment earlier that date.
Anyone with any information concerning the above assault is asked to contact the Tilden Township Police Department at 610-562-9001.
November 2nd, 2012
HAMBURG AREA MIDDLE SCHOOL WILL BE OPEN TODAY (11/2/12) FROM 3:30 TO 5:30, IF YOU HAVE NO ELECTRIC AND WOULD LIKE A HOT SHOWER. PLEASE FOLLOW THE SIGNS ON THE PREMISES.
October 27th, 2012
Tilden Township and Berks County have issued Declarations of Disaster Emergency and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has issued a Declaration of a State of Emergency.
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