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 www.alertberks.org. 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.
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
February 25th, 2012
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.
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.
January 20th, 2012
01/20/2012 2049 hours
29 Fox Road
Operator: Matthew J Graham, male, age 30, Hamburg, PA
Unit 1: 2005 Subaru sedan owned by the Operator.
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.
December 26th, 2011
December 12th, 2011
Acting Chief McEllroy promoted to Chief effective January 01, 2012
December 12, 2011
Reading Eagle Article
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
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.