Crime Log November 7th
Logan Township Police Department
November 7, 2014
The police department has responded to numerous reports of vehicles being broken into over the past two weeks with items being stolen and effects rifled through. In every instance, the vehicle was left unsecured. We would like to remind everyone to lock their car doors and never leave valuables inside. The incidents are occurring in the overnight hours and have predominantly in the Greenfields development. We urge all residents to report any suspicious activity immediately to County Dispatch at 856-589-0911. If you see something, say something.
10/31: Police investigated an attempted burglary on Nortonville Road in which someone forced entry through a 1st floor window. Nothing was reported missing or otherwise disturbed. Detectives are processing evidence that was left at the scene.
11/2: A Main St. resident reported that an acquaintance stole her laptop computer sometime over the past several days. Officers are investigating the circumstances surrounding the alleged theft, and complaints may be pending.
11/3: A Hancock St. resident reported that someone tampered with her front door locks in a possible attempted burglary. The incident occurred over the past several days and rendered the locks inoperable.
11/3: Officers charged a 30 y/o Deptford woman with theft following an investigation at a business on the 600 block of Heron Drive. The woman had credited her personal credit card for returns during fraudulent transactions. She conducted 25 transactions valued at $13,652. She was processed and released pending court.
11/3: Representatives of McDonalds reported that an elderly white male attempted to pass a counterfeit $20 bill in exchange for goods at the drive-thru. The man fled in a blue, sedan with Pa. tags when confronted by store employees about its authenticity.
11/3: Police charged an 18 y/o Logan resident with DWI following a hit and run motor vehicle complaint on Edward Drive. He was processed and released as per John’s Law pending court.
11/4: Police investigated several scams involving consumers utilizing Craigslist for event tickets and vacation rentals. When utilized these services, the department would like to remind residents of the following:
Deal locally, face-to-face —follow this one rule and avoid 99% of scam attempts.
- Do not extend payment to anyone you have not met in person.
- Beware offers involving shipping – deal with locals you can meet in person and in a public place.
- Never wire funds (e.g. Western Union) – anyone who asks you to is a scammer.
- Don’t accept cashier/certified checks or money orders – banks cash fakes, then hold you responsible.
- Transactions are between users only, no third party provides a “guarantee”.
- Never give out financial info (bank account, social security, paypal account, etc).
- Do not rent or purchase sight-unseen—that amazing “deal” may not exist.
- Refuse background/credit checks until you have met landlord/employer in person
Most scams attempts involve one or more of the following:
- Email or text from someone that is not local to your area.
- Vague initial inquiry, e.g. asking about “the item.” Poor grammar/spelling.
- Western Union, Money Gram, cashier check, money order, paypal, shipping, escrow service, or a “guarantee.”
- Inability or refusal to meet face-to-face to complete the transaction.