Borough police report scams, vandalism

There’s an adage that states “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.” That’s the message the Reynoldsville Borough Police want to get out to residents in the area.

Chief Troy Bell said there have been some scams of late in the area. The most prevalent is the check scam. A person receives a check in the mail and is told to cash it. They then can keep an amount and send the rest back. Later it’s discovered the check is fraudulent.

Chief Bell said it is better to err on the side of caution

“If you don’t know what the check is for, don’t cash it,” he said.

The borough is also experiencing problems with vandalism and criminal mischief. The latest targets have been mailboxes. Anyone with any information on the incidents should call 653-2510 and leave a message.

Chief Bell also pointed out that residents who need to talk to the police about something that isn’t an emergency should call the police non-emergency number instead of the officer’s cellphone. The call can then be recorded and can be used to help solve a case.

“We can refer back to it, and it helps in the investigation,” he said.

The non-emergency number is 814.849.1617.

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