Alert: 8-27-18

The Crafton Police Department responded to a residence on Montana St. on 8-26-2017 that had pry marks on a couple of the doors.  The locking mechanisms were damaged.  The damage was believed to have been from a pry bar, screwdriver or similar type of tool.  Officers and the residents went through the house and did not observe anything to be out of place or missing.  It is unknown if the suspect(s) actually made entry into this residence.  It is also unknown when this incident occurred.  If you observed anyone in the area over the past couple of days please contact the police department with your information.

-PLEASE REMEMBER TO LOCK YOUR VEHICLE(S) AND RESIDENCES ALL OF THE TIME.

-RESIDENTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY UPON OBSERVING A SUSPICIOUS PERSON OR SOMETHING THAT APPEARS TO BE SUSPICIOUS.

-IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING (Please call 911 immediately, not later)

Annual Doggie Paddle 9-8-18

Crafton Pool’s 6th Annual Doggie Paddle

Saturday, September 8th

10:00AM – 12:00PM

$10

Proceeds benefit Crafton Pool Renovations

Call 412-921-0752 x10 for more information.

** Dogs must be licensed and up to date on their vaccinations**

To download the flyer and application (pdf) click here.

Crossing Guard Needed – Openings Available

The Borough of Crafton is accepting applications for Part Time School Guard Position.

Applications and Clearance information may be obtained in the Crafton Borough Office, 2nd floor–Municipal Bldg., during normal business hours Monday through Friday or online by clicking here.

Must be able to pass a PA State Criminal Background Check and a Pennsylvania Childline Abuse Registry Clearance.

Feel free to contact the Crafton Borough Office with any questions.

412-921-0752 x 10.

Crime Watch Report for July 2018

Area 1- Coordinator- Katie Fazio
7-30-18. Heavy equipment vehicles were damaged at the Public Works Department. Windows were damaged as a result of what was believed to be someone shooting a BB gun in the area. A possible suspect has been developed and the investigation is ongoing.

Area 2 – Sandy Gibson
7-27-18. A resident from Stanwood St. reported receiving a fraudulent phone call from a number that appeared to be from the Crafton Busy Beaver Store. This was a SCAM. Crime Watch Alert sent out regarding this activity.

Area 3– Coordinator- Diane McQuaide
7-07-18. An unlocked vehicle parked on McMunn Ave. was entered and a backpack containing chef coats was stolen.
7-07-18. A suspicious black male and white female were observed walking onto porches and trying the door knobs at 4-5 houses along Dinsmore Ave. before they realized they had been observed by a neighbor.
7-14-18. A silver convertible with a black top was observed shining a spotlight on houses on McMunn Ave.

Area 4- Coordinator- Amy Buchman (acting)

Area 5- Coordinator- Mary Fleming
7-21-18. Several vehicles parked along Barr Ave. had the caps from their valve stems stolen overnight.
7-30-18. A Barr Ave. resident reported receiving fraudulent phone calls from the IRS and FBI. The callers knew the resident’s name and had Indian accents.

Area 6- Coordinator- Bill & Janet Finlay Jr.
7-27-18. A Thomas St. resident reported receiving a fraudulent phone call from a Texas phone number and was advised that there are “4 legal actions against him.” This is a SCAM.

TIPS/ADVICE:
Please do not give any personal information to people over the phone. There are several different scams that are being reported to this department. We attempt to notify residents of the latest scams and fraudulent phone calls in a timely manner so that you can be aware of them. Just remember that these people have nothing better to do than sit around all day and night and try to figure out how to steal your identity and take your hard earned money. These losers will continue to call you until they realize that they are not getting anything out of it from you. It is suggested that you do NOT answer the phone when you receive a call from a number that you do not recognize. The scams are becoming more sophisticated everyday so it is also a good policy to NOT give any information to anyone over the phone unless you can 100% verify who you are speaking to. When you are in doubt, end the phone call and call the company or person directly yourself. Do NOT give any information to people that call you.