Police news – Sept. 26

Scam alert

BELLEFONTE — According to a Facebook post from the Bellefonte Police Department, people in the area have been getting calls from scammers who are claiming that an old car they had was located in Texas with contraband inside. The scammers go on to say they have a warrant and/or that they owe some money to prevent getting in trouble.

Another scam, sometimes combined with the other one, is a claim that the caller is from Social Security IT and the person has had their Social Security compromised. They will sometime have the information for the person they are calling. Social Security almost never calls you. They usually send letters. Never give your information over the phone to anyone you don’t know that you didn’t call. If they seem to have your information, do not confirm it for them. They can get some of your information and then use it to trick you into giving more. If you are contacted by people claiming to be law enforcement and you have any doubts, call the police to check.

Terroristic threats

BENNER TOWNSHIP — A case of terroristic threats is being investigated by state police at Rockview.

According to police, a known inmate at SCI-Benner made terroristic threats to several people — a 51-year-old Johnstown woman, a 52-year-old Harrisburg man, a 49-year-old Mechanicsburg man and a 39-year-old Mechanicsburg man. The threats were made through the U.S. mail.

The investigation continues.

Two-vehicle crash

SNOW SHOE — State police at Rockview investigated a two-vehicle crash that took place along Interstate 80 East. Police say that a 2016 Freightliner Cascadia Evolution had its trailer disconnected from the truck and crashed into a 2007 Freightliner Columbia. No injuries were sustained in the crash, which took place around 6:30 a.m. on Sept. 24.


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