Visitor took jewelry worth $4,100 from home

March 8th, 2012

Visitor took jewelry worth $4100 from home.

Reading Eagle article, March 8, 2012

Stolen Vehicle

February 25th, 2012

Stolen Vehicle




Vehicle Owner: S&S Leasing and Transport


Vehicle: black 2000 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck with extended cab, Pennsylvania Registration # RT42494.


The above vehicle was taken from the above location sometime between 2300 hours, 02/24/2012 and 0600 hours, 02/25/2012.


Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Tilden Township Police Department at 610-562-9001.


An investigation is continuing.



Tilden Police receive LoJack PTCs

January 30th, 2012

On January 23, 2012, the Tilden Township Police Department received two new LoJack Police Tracking Computers.  The equipment, installation and onsite training were provided at no cost to the department by the LoJack Corporation.  The LoJack Police Tracking Computers will enhance the Tilden Township Police Department’s stolen vehicle recovery capabilities.


The Police Tracking Computers installed in law enforcement vehicles are designed to receive silent signals emitted from a small radio transceiver hidden in a LoJack-equipped vehicle.  Law enforcement vehicles with PTCs follow these signals, which lead officers to the stolen vehicle.


With a 90 percent success rate in recovering stolen cars and trucks, the LoJack System is a time-tested Radio Frequency-based theft protection solution.  It enables area law enforcement agencies that use PTCs to track down and recover not only LoJack-equipped cars, but trucks, SUVs, motorcycles and construction equipment as well.


If you would be interested in participating in a LoJack tracking demonstration with an officer, please contact Chief William McEllroy at 610-562-9001.


For further information about the LoJack Recovery Network, you may contact Jeremy Warnick, LoJack Corporate Communications Manager at 781-302-4251.




DUI Crash 01/20/2012

January 20th, 2012

DUI Crash

01/20/2012 2049 hours

29 Fox Road


Personals Involved:

Operator: Matthew J Graham, male, age 30, Hamburg, PA

Unit 1: 2005 Subaru sedan owned by the Operator.


Incident Details:

Tilden Township Police were dispatched to the driveway of 29 Fox Road for a vehicle that was on its roof and on fire. Before police had arrived, an off duty Shoemakersville Fireman, Dustin Wagner,  who lived nearby, stopped and put out the fire with his fire extinguisher. There was no one found inside the vehicle. The Operator eventually walked back to the scene and was subsequently arrested on suspicion of DUI. He was not injured and refused medical treatment.


Assisting at the scene were members from the Shartlesville Fire Company and Hamburg EMS.


An investigation is continuing.

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

Criminal Mischief on Saint Michaels Road

December 10th, 2011

Tilden Township Police are investigating criminal mischief incidents involving smashing out of windows on vehicles owned by the above David H GROSS on his property in the 200 block of Saint Michaels Road. Between 11/25/2011 1200 hours and 11/30/2011 1330 hours, unknown actor(s) damaged windows on the GROSS’ tractor combine. It appeared that the front and rear windows had been shot out. Damage was estimated to be $475. Between 12/09/2011 1700 hours and 12/10/2011 0745 hours, unknown actor(s) smashed out the driver’s side window of a 3-axle truck owned by GROSS which was parked along Salem Church Road at Saint Michael’s Road. Damage was estimated to be $100.

Anyone with any information on the above incidents should contact the Tilden Township Police Department at 610-562-9001.

61-11-01156 and 61-11-01192 info release

2011 Thanksgiving Click It or Ticket Mobilization

November 18th, 2011

Tilden Township Police Officers will be participating in the 2011 Thanksgiving Click It or Ticket Mobilization between November 18 and December 4. We remind everyone to wear their seat belts and have their children in appropriate child seats for their age. Please be safe and enjoy the holidays.

Special notice about flooding in the township

September 8th, 2011

Special notice about flooding in the township

Township officials are advising citizens to stay home unless absolutely necessary. A majority of the roads in the township have some sort of flooding. The township road crew has exhausted all use of barricades, cones, etc to warn drivers of flooded roads.

Please report other issues such as downed wires, trees, etc to the Berks County Communications Center at 610-655-4911 so that appropriate agencies can respond.

Thank you.

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.