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Office (724) 869-9530 Non-Emergency Dispatch (724) 775-0881
The Conway Police Department is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year by Chief Adam Johnston, Full Time Officers Michael Priolo, Shawn Shillingburg, Kevin Reese, and a number of part-time officers.
The Police Department advises Conway residents to keep all vehicles kept outside over night locked in order to prevent thefts by people who may be outside after dark.
The Police Department requests that neighbors be aware of activity in and around any nearby homes that may be for sale or vacant / unoccupied. There have been significant numbers of thefts of the copper piping from these types of homes around Beaver County. Please report any suspicious activity immediately by calling 9-1-1.
When to Call the Police
Anything that seems even slightly "out of place" for the area or during the time of day in which it occurs could mean criminal activity.
- A stranger entering your neighbor's house when it's unoccupied may be a burglar
- A scream heard anywhere may mean a robbery or rape
- Offers of merchandise at ridiculously low prices could mean stolen property
- Anyone removing accessories, license plates or gasoline from a car should be reported
- Anyone peering into parked cars may be looking for valuables left in the car
- Persons entering or leaving a business after hours could be burglars
- The sound of breaking glass or other explosive noises could mean an accident, housebreaking, or vandalism
- Persons loitering around schools, parks, secluded areas, or in the neighborhood could be burglars
Most strangers who come into your neighborhood are not a criminal, but the following are examples of when behaviors that initially appear normal take on another character upon closer observation and become suspicious:
- Someone is going door-to-door in your neighborhood. Watch for a while. If, after a few houses are visited, one or more of the persons tries a door to see if it is locked or goes into a back or side yard, it could be a burglar. Such action is even more suspicious if one person remains in front when this occurs or if there is a car following a few houses away.
- Anyone forcing entrance to or tampering with a residence, business or vehicle is suspicious anytime, anywhere.
- A person running, especially if carrying something of value, could be leaving the scene of a crime.
- A person exhibiting unusual mental or physical symptoms may be injured, under the influence of drugs or otherwise needing medical or psychiatric assistance.
- Parked, occupied vehicles containing one or more persons are espcially significant if observed at an unusual hour. They could be possible lookouts for a burglary in progress.
- Apparent business transactions conducted from a vehicle, especially around schools or parks and if juveniles are involved, could mean possible drug sales.
- An abandoned vehicle parked on your block may be a stolen car.
CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY IF YOU OBSERVE POSSIBLE CRIMINAL ACTIVITY!!
While some, if not all, of the above suspicious situations described above could have innocent explanations, the Conway Police Department would rather investigate a situation that could be criminal activity than be called after it's too late. Your involvement could save a life, prevent an injury, or stop a crime. ________________________________________________________________Police
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The Police Department advises Conway residents to beware of financial scams that have recently been perpetrated within the area.
Duquesne Light is warning customers to be aware of scam artists who may be targeting them.
Several customers have reported receiving calls stating that if payment is not made immediately, their electric service will be terminated the same day. The callers are also directing customers to purchase "pre-paid" type credit cards to pay off the alleged amount, or to pay over the phone.
Additionally, some customers have reported individuals, posing as utility workers, knocking on their doors claiming to be "from the power company" then attempting to gain access to the home. In these instances, the criminals often work in pairs, with one person distracting the customer while the accomplice steals money and/or valuables in another part of the residence.
"We want the community to be aware that, unfortunately, scam artists are out there, and they may be targeting Duquesne Light customers," said Jane Cuff, director of Customer Contact. "We urge our customers to take suitable precautions to protect themselves from becoming a victim of these scams."
Following are some of the precautions customers may take to guard against scam artists.
Avoiding Phone Scams
•Duquesne Light does not call customers on the day of a scheduled termination for non-payment.
•Duquesne Light does not ask customers to purchase any type of pre-paid cards.
•Never provide credit card or other payment information if unsure if the caller is legitimate.
•Customers unsure if any caller claiming to be from Duquesne Light is legitimate may call 1-888-393-7100 to verify.
•Customers suspecting they may have been targeted by scam artists should contact Duquesne Light and their local police.
Avoiding Door-to-Door Scams
•The vast majority of Duquesne Light's work is external. In those rare instances when an employee may need to enter a customer's home, it would be scheduled in advance.
•Duquesne Light employees wear company ID badges and generally drive vehicles marked with a company logo. Always ask to see the company ID of individuals claiming to be from Duquesne Light.
•Customers who are unsure if someone is actually a Duquesne Light employee should ask the individual to wait outside, then call Duquesne Light at 1-888-393-7100 to verify.
•Customers may inform the individual that it is an inconvenient time, and that they will call Duquesne Light to reschedule the appointment.
•Customers suspecting a scam should not allow the individual to enter their homes.
Instead, they should notify Duquesne Light by calling 1-888-393-7100 and call their local police.
Please be advised that anyone knocking on your door to sell you a product or service (such as electric or gas) must have a Conway Borough issued Peddling and Soliciting License. The solicitor must have the license on them at all times. Licenses are non-transferable. Licensees are only permitted to operate Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 am and 6:00 pm.
Peddling and Soliciting License does not apply to constitutionally protected pamphleteering, political or religious speech or conduct.
BEWARE OF POTENTIAL CUSTOMER SCAMS
10 Ways to Avoid Fraud - click here for information
Credit Card Scam - you receive a phone call from "the security department" of a credit card to verify a purchase which you did not make. They will then "issue you a credit" and request only the 3-4 digit security number from your card.
DO NOT give any information over the phone. Always hang up and dial the number on your bill to verify any questionable requests.