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TOWNSHIP NEWS


PECO reminds customers to call 811 before you dig

PHILADELPHIA, April 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- This April marks the 10th annual National Safe Digging Month and PECO reminds all customers and contractors to call 811 to have utility-owned underground lines marked before digging.
Striking an underground electric or natural gas pipe can cause serious injury, damages and service interruptions. Every digging project, no matter how large or small, warrants a call to 811. Installing a mailbox, building a deck, planting a tree and laying a patio are all examples of digging projects where a call to 811 should be one of the first steps.
PECO has nearly 9,000 miles of underground electric lines, 13,000 miles of natural gas distribution and service lines, and 30 miles of natural gas transportation lines buried throughout southeastern Pennsylvania. In addition to PECO’s lines, there are underground communications cables, water and sewer lines, and other utilities. Even properties that are not served by a particular service may still have utility lines running below ground.
When calling 811, customers and contractors are connected to PA One Call to provide information about their project. PA One Call will notify PECO and all member utilities of your plan to dig. The utilities will then mark their underground facilities. Calls are required at least three business days in advance of digging.
Once lines are located, excavators also must understand the markings and look for evidence of unmarked lines, such as water and sewer lines on private property. Sewer clean-outs and water valve covers are examples of equipment that can indicate the presence of underground lines.

To learn more, visit peco.com/safety.

AMC MOVIE TICKETS
Thornbury Township is offering discounted movie tickets available for purchase at the Township Building. These tickets may be used for any movie on any day. Tickets are $8.50 each. Check or cash please.

2017 SPRING SHREDDING EVENT
Time to clean out the files! Bring your paper items for shredding to the Township Building on April 22, 2017. The shredding event is from 9 AM to noon. There is no charge.

2017 GOOSE CREEK STREAM CLEAN UP
Saturday, April 22, Organize your groups now.
Join us for our 20th Annual CRC Streams Cleanup at Goose Creek Park
Earth Day - Saturday, April 22, 2017
9:00 am - 11:30 am

Please Volunteer and Make a Difference!
online registration:
www.crcwatersheds.org

Following the Stream Cleanup -
All are welcome to CRC’s complimentary
Family Fun Picnic
Ridley Creek State Park at Pavilion 8
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Food, Activities & Family Fun!
Face painting - Build a larger-than-life tower of raindrops - Explore the impact of water pollution through imaginative play - Taking photos with your friends in our nature-themed photo booth.

Our efforts will make a profound impact on our natural resources and our drinking water!

WEGO UPDATES


NEWEST SCAM UNDER INVESTIGATION BY THE WESTTOWN-EAST GOSHEN REGIONAL POLICE DEPARTMENT INVOLVES FRAUDULENT “NOTICE OF INFRACTION” LETTERS DELIVERED TO WESTTOWN RESIDENTS
UPDATED PRESS RELEASE-INDIVIDUAL IDENTIFIED IS FRAUD SCHEME
March 20, 2017
The Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department is actively investigating a series of “Notice of Infraction” letters that were placed in mailboxes on March 20, 2017 in the Pleasant Grove section of Westtown Township, Chester County, PA.

At the time of this press release the police department is looking into four different cases were residents received a one page notice in their mailbox informing the resident that a vehicle owned by the resident was captured on camera speeding on East Pleasant Grove Road and that a fine of $96.00 dollars must be paid in cash by March 26, 2017. This notice included a photograph of the resident’s vehicle along with the property owner’s last name and complete mailing address. The notice directs the individual to leave the cash in their mailbox and send a notification e-mail to report the payment is ready for pick-up. The header of the notice includes the likeness of the Westtown Township seal and the name “Westtown Township West Chester Police Department”. The known victims live on Dodgson Road, Cockburn Drive and Lofting Lane in Pleasant Grove.

The Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department does not send speeding violations in this format and does not collect cash for traffic violations. The only violations handled through the mail would come from a Magisterial District Court unless the violation is parking and an Officer would leave a yellow ticket on the vehicle involved in the parking violation.

In each of the four cases, police have determined that the photograph of the victim’s vehicle was taken while the vehicle was unoccupied and parked in the driveway at the residence. Detectives are working to identify and arrest the individuals responsible for this scam. The individual responsible for delivering these notices on March 20, 2017 may have been on a bicycle to deliver the notices.

If you have received one of these violations, please contact the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department at 610-692-5100. A resident with home video surveillance that may have captured the offender is also urged to contact the police department with any available information.

UPDATED INFORMATION

As a result of an investigation by the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department, the individual that created the “Notice of Infraction” letters and distributed them through the Pleasant Grove Development, has been identified as a result of community notification system through the Chester County Department of Emergency Services Reverse 911 program. A message was sent to residents in the area of Pleasant Grove and a resident of Westtown Township received the notification. This resident located evidence within his residence that the fliers were printed in the home. The resident determined that his 16 year old son had produced the notices that were distributed earlier in the day.

The 16 year old and his family are cooperating with police and the appropriate charges will be filed with the Chester County Juvenile Probation Department at the conclusion of the ongoing criminal investigation.

The police department would like to thank the Chester County Department of Emergency Services, news media as well as the Pleasant Grove Community with the assistance on this case.

William Cahill
Detective/Lieutenant

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