Officers in the Douglass (Berks) Police Department and other law enforcement professionals will serve as instructors for the department's first civilian police academy. It's free and planned for March.
Two men posing as Cherokee Indian water testers, who said they were checking for poisonous water in Douglass (Berks) Township homes, are running a scam, police said. One victim lost about $1,000 in cash.
The township police department indicates cold weather isn't deterring opportunistic thieves who take almost anything valuable from unlocked vehicles. Recently hit: Manatawny Drive and Colebrookdale Road.
Squirrel Hollow Road in Douglass (Berks) Township may be unavailable from next Monday through Wednesday (Aug. 20-22), police said. A rail crossing there is expected to be upgraded.
An annual camp meeting at Pine Forge Academy of the Allegheny East Conference of Seventh-day Adventists will affect traffic on Pine Forge Road in late June, police said.
Another set of phone scams is making the rounds. The latest targets Douglass Township elderly residents, asking them to buy gifts cards as bail for relatives.
Over a telephone line, supposedly from somewhere in New York state, an alleged scammer argued Saturday with a Douglass (Berks) police officer who was following up on a complaint from township residents.