Resident avoids Craig’s List scam

By on March 19, 2014

The Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department reported the following:

SCAM – A Warwick Township resident on Balmer Road in Lititz reported March 15 that she responded to an ad on Craig’s List. After she responded to the ad, she received a package in the mail from an individual posing as a art seller. The resident was supposed to cash a check, keep a specified amount for herself and send the rest back to the individual providing the instructions. The resident did not provide any personal information or attempt to cash the check.

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – Police responded to the intersection of Lebanon Road and East Mount Hope Road in PennTownship at 8:24 p.m. March 12 for a reported white Mitsubishi sedan that pulled into a driveway and was possibly intoxicated per the caller. The vehicle was not located after a search of the area.

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – Police responded to a report of an unattended car parked along a portion of Hostetter Road in PennTownship at 3:17 p.m. March 13. It was determined the car had run out of fuel.

POLICE ASSIST – Police responded to assist the Manheim Borough Police Department at 3:11 a.m. March 15 with a traffic stop in the 800 block of Conestoga Avenue in PennTownship. Manheim had conducted a stop in this area after they attempted to initiate the stop in their jurisdiction. The driver was suspected of DUI.

THEFT – A PennTownship resident reported to police that someone removed his cell phone from his residence in the 700 block of Stiegel Valley Road, Manheim, March 15. A suspect has been identified and is in the process of returning the phone. The investigation is continuing.

POLICE ASSIST – Police assisted the Manheim Borough Police Department search an abandoned building that had an open door on New Charlotte Street in Manheim March 16. They searched the building but turned up negative results in locating any subjects inside.

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY – Police responded to a report of a female walking along Twin Brook Road in Lititz and appeared to be intoxicated at 11:35 a.m. March 16. Upon arrival, police were not able to detect an odor that would indicate intoxication, but it was determined there may have been a medical issue. The female was taken to the Heart of Lancaster for further evaluation.

The Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department serves Warwick, Penn and Clay townships.

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