E. Coc. Police issue phone scam warning

By on May 8, 2013


ALICE HUMMER Review Correspondent

, Staff Writer

A local resident received an out-of-the area phone call from a male stating that a sister was in an auto accident and being held captive. The caller asked that $2,000 be wired to insure the sister’s safety. After hours on the telephone, the victim learned that the sister was safe at her home.

Police urge anyone who receives a similar phone call to contact the local police immediately. They can determine whether the call is authentic. Police advise against wiring money anywhere unless you know the person to whom the money is being sent.

"Spring is a time of higher scam incidents," said Police Chief George Beever. "We all need to be alert for these."

If you have questions or other information regarding a possible scam, please contact East Cocalico Police at 335-1725.

In other business, supervisors at the May 1 meeting agreed to an information gathering road tour tentatively set for May 17 from 8 a.m. to noon. A van will be rented and several township employees, such as the manager, roadmaster and zoning officer will accompany the supervisors.

"No business will be conducted on this tour," Supervisor Chairman Doug Mackley said. It is for us to see first-hand the condition of the township’s roads.

Supervisors did not mention advertising for the three vacancies on the police force. The unsettled police contract, which expired Dec. 31, 2012, is in mediation.

No new information was offered regarding the police pension, which is the fifth most underfunded pension account in the county, according to a Lancaster New Era article on April 21st, 2013.

Other business items included:

Supervisors praised Shirley Achey, who retired from Reamstown Ambulance service after 44 years of service. Rick Carpenter will take her place. Achey’s service was officially noted at the supervisors April 18 workshop meeting.

Zoning officer Tony Luongo praised the extensive work that Horst Signs did to take the "eye sore" property at 2024 N. Reading Road and "transform it into a beautiful, commercial site." The Horst Sign Business is officially open and the illuminated sign was lit May 6 for the first time.

Supervisors approved continuing with Total Lawn Care. Since the total cost is under $10,000 it is not necessary to go with the bidding process.

"The Reamstown Community Pool is up and running," reported Supervisor Alan Fry. "We have a new automated chlorine system which will save money."

The Sewage Enforcement Officer is working on permits for three homes on Reinholds Road and one home on East Church Street.

The Planning Commission on April 29 approved 11 waivers for the Dollar General Store site on route 272, adjacent to the train cars.

"Dollar General continues to work on the riparian buffer issues," Township Manager Mark Hiester reported.

Heatherwoods development on Hill Road, just north of the municipal building, received a time extension until Oct. 5, 2018 on their preliminary plan. This is in accordance with PA’s Act 46 and 87, which deals with time extensions. The Heatherwoods Development received its original approval in 2000. Heister said the township will continue to work with the developer to get their existing roads ready for dedication.

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