Crime Watch Report for April 2018

Area 1- Coordinator- Katie Fazio
4-03-18. It was reported by a Hawthorne Ave. resident that 3 packages have been stolen from the front porch of their residence over past couple of weeks.
4-26-18. A detached garage in the 2000 block of Crafton Blvd. has a window broken out and pry marks on the door frame. Nothing was reported to have been stolen.

Area 2 – Coordinator-Sandy Gibson
4-15-18. A few electronic items were stolen from a residence on E. Crafton Ave. The residents suspect a person that was welcomed into their residence stole the items. Investigation ongoing.
4-20-18. Three residents from the 200 block of Noble Ave. reported having their vehicles’ tires slashed.

Area 3– Coordinator- Diane McQuaide
4-24-18. A storm grate was stolen from a residence on Maplewood Ave.
4-30-18. A resident from Underhill St. received a fraudulent phone call from Apple requesting her to send a photo of her face and her driver’s license. SCAM!

Area 4- Coordinator- Amy Buchman

Area 5- Coordinator- Mary Fleming
4-08-18. A transmission was removed from a resident’s yard in the 1500 block of Barr Ave. A white pick-up truck was seen leaving the area. A short time later a white van with “Handyman” arrived in the area and a white male walked onto the resident’s property but was scared away when another person observed him.
4-16-18. A resident from Clearview Ave. received a phone call regarding her computer “anti-virus software company going out of business.” The foreign accented caller requested the resident to send $1000 back to him as a deposit for $1300 was made into the resident’s bank account. This is a SCAM. The resident did not forward any money to the caller.

Area 6- Coordinator- Bill & Janet Finlay Jr.
4-08-18. A vehicle was reported stolen from in front of the Save A Lot store in the shopping center. The silver Kia Sportage was stolen on Thursday. The vehicle may have been unlocked with a spare key inside of it.

Tips/advice:
It’s that time of the year to get out and enjoy the weather. If you plan on having a bonfire/fire-pit please remember to apply for a recreational burn permit at the Borough Office.
Please remember to lock your windows and doors when you leave your residence now that the weather has broke and you can open them up to enjoy the fresh air.
The ever popular IRS scam is still going around. The IRS will not call you and threaten you with a lawsuit or jail time. DO NOT GIVE ANYONE INFORMATION OVER THE PHONE THAT YOU DID NOT CALL!!!!!!

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