Monday, January 21, 2013
Police in a nearby county have warned parents about the possible spread of THC-laced candy.
Parents should be on the lookout for "weed candy." A report on WPVI Channel 6's website says that hard candy that looks like a Jolly Rancher but is made with THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, was found recently in Upper Merion Township, near Philadelphia. Upper Merion Police Detective Andrew Rathfon told 6ABC that a parent brought them the candy and asked to have it tested. Parents should look for "unwrapped or re-wrapped candies that look like Jolly Ranchers," the report said. Rathfon also said the candy could be laced with other drugs or hazardous material. It's often made in someone's home, so people who ingest it are "trusting whoever made that substance. It's scary," he said. "It's something parents should know about," said …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Lower Saucon police said Monday that a chimney cleaning service reportedly operating in the area could be a scam in disguise.
Lower Saucon Township police issued a warning Monday night about a possible scam being perpetrated in the area. Police said they received a report Monday afternoon about "a possible scam involving Hispanic males who claim to be part of a chimney cleaning service by the name of Pro Energy Maintenance." Police didn't specify what type of behavior led them to conclude that the men could be scam artists, but said "they are driving around in an old white work truck bearing (the) New York registration 28668MB." A Google search for "Pro Energy Maintenance" led to a listing for a company with that name based in Copiague, New York. According to the listing on BuildZoom.com--which compiles data about contractors from throughout the U.S.--the company…
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Police say a man hung up on a resident when she wouldn't disclose personal information over the phone.
Lower Saucon Township police are warning residents of a possible phone scam following an Aug. 3 incident that involved a township resident. According to a police department press release, the resident received a call from a man who stated "that PPL rates will be increasing by 25 percent in the near future, and he was offering a rate reduction plan." The man then went on to tell the woman that the plan has been approved by the Public Utility Commission (PUC), police said. When the man asked the resident for her personal information, she told him that she would need to talk to her husband and asked for a phone number in order to call him back. At that point he hung up on her, according to police. When the number he called the resident from …
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Police say a resident received a phone call from someone claiming to work for SpectaGuard and wanting to set up an appointment to conduct a fire code inspection.
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Saturday, March 19, 2011
Lower Saucon Township Police are warning local residents to beware of "spoof" phone calls from someone claiming to be a representative of a company called SpectaGuard. Wikipedia defines spoofing as "a situation in which one person or program successfully masquerades as another by falsifying data and thereby gaining an illegitimate advantage." Police say they became aware of the alleged spoofing when a township resident advised them of a suspicious March 10 phone call from a woman claiming to be a representative for "SpectaGuard Incorporated." The phone number that registered on the resident's caller ID device was 610-233-0519, police said. The woman who said she worked for SpectaGuard told the resident the company would be in the area …
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Safety tips for home heating are included.
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- Susan Koomar
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
The Red Cross and local emergency managers have identified sites for emergency shelters to be opened if many residents lose power for an extended period, according to a press release issued Tuesday afternoon. Home heating fires are the agency’s greatest concern as the Lehigh Valley braces for an ice storm. “With the temperatures below freezing and people forced to stay inside for extended periods of time, there’s a higher likelihood that people may turn to unsafe alternative heating,” Cordelia E. Miller, emergency services director of the American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley, was quoted as saying. The Red Cross press release included the following home heating safety tips:
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Police say after a man entered an elderly woman's home under the guise of doing work for the water department, another man attempted to steal items.
UPDATE: In response to the Jan. 19 incident in which a man gained access to a resident's home under the guise of being a water department employee, the Lower Saucon Authority, which provides water and sewer services to most of the township, has posted an information statement and alert on its website. All Lower Saucon Authority employees carry photo identification with them in the field, and residents are advised to ask anyone attempting to gain access to their homes to produce identification if they wish to verify his employment. During regular business hours, residents may also call the authority at 610-317-3212 if they are in doubt about someone's credentials. After business hours, Northampton County Control should be contacted at 610-…