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Multiple Theft-from-Vehicle Cases Reported in Baldwin

And a telephone scam alert in these borough police notes from the past week.

Money Taken from Vehicle on Castleview Drive

A Baldwin Borough resident contacted Baldwin police at around 8 a.m. on Friday complaining that someone had recently entered an unlocked vehicle while it was parked on the street in front of his residence, according to a police report.

The resident—from the 2800 block of Castleview Drive—said that the entry occurred sometime overnight and that a Ziploc bag containing $20 worth of change was taken from the vehicle.

Police are investigating.

Money Taken from Vehicles Along Lechner Lane

A Baldwin Borough resident came into the Baldwin police station at around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday complaining that someone had recently entered two unlocked vehicles while they were parked in his driveway, according to a police report.

The resident—from the 600 block of Lechner Lane—said that the entries occurred sometime between 7:30 the night before and 7 that morning and that a small amount of change was taken from both vehicles.

Police are investigating.

Telephone Scam Alert

A Baldwin Borough police officer spoke to a borough resident at around 7:19 p.m. on Thursday about a believed fraud attempt, according to a police report.

The resident told the officer that he received a call earlier that evening from a female using an 876 area code and that that female was claiming that the resident had won some money.

The female, who said that she was calling from Las Vegas, told the resident that she already spoke with his Social Security office and a bank in Florida.

The resident did not give the caller any personally identifiable information and told her that he thinks that she's trying to scam him. He also told her that he was going to call police, and at that point, she hung up.

The officer then called the number in question and spoke to a male, who said that he was new to the state. When asked what state, the male said, "Tennessee."

The officer expressed concerns to the male about this being a scam, and at that point, the male hung up. And when the officer called that number again, the call went straight to the number's voicemail.

The officer checked the area code through an Internet search engine, which showed 876 as coming from Jamaica.

The officer advised the resident that this was a scam attempt and advised him to contact his phone service provider to have the number blocked.

Read through other Baldwin Borough police items here.

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Margaret French December 17, 2012 at 06:57 PM
How many times does a person have to be told to LOCK THEIR CAR before they actually do it?
John Davis December 17, 2012 at 07:00 PM
lock your car doors people, it isn't 1955 anymore.
John Davis December 17, 2012 at 07:02 PM
I know people who still don't lock their doors when they are home and away. Just asking for trouble.
John Williams December 17, 2012 at 10:59 PM
Young men puling pulling door handles. A popular pasttime for the kid next door.
jasonJ December 18, 2012 at 03:05 PM
green meadows anyone????
Robert Edward Healy, III December 18, 2012 at 03:15 PM
An fyi: These incidents were not reported in the area formerly known as Green Meadows.
Scared for our children December 19, 2012 at 08:27 AM
Really??? Leaving doors unlocked in this world???? HELLO!!!!!
stefanie coll January 03, 2013 at 12:26 PM
my vehicle was robbed on gardenville rd. last week they stole an ipod and two cd cases oh also some change.not to mention our house was robbed last december with no help from baldwin p.d. never even made it in the patch.

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