EAST PIKELAND — Township police are alerting residents to a scam costing at least one resident $1,000.
According to the East Pikeland Police, a woman recently got a phone call from a man saying that “her grandson (was) in custody in Ecuador and he needed $1,000 to be able to release him.”
The alleged scammer also reportedly put a person on the phone “that sounded like her grandson” who asked for the money and also requested the woman not inform his parents.
By the time the woman discovered her grandson was not in custody or in Ecuador, she’d already sent the money.
Police urge everyone to make sure such requests are legitimate and said they would be available for assistance in such matters.
EAST PIKELAND — A 57-year-old woman was allegedly discovered passing out behind the wheel of her vehicle while it blocked the intersection of Route 23 and Rapps Dam Road this weekend.
Charlene Clouser, of East Pikeland, was found by township police Saturday when they were dispatched for a report of a vehicle blocking the road, according to the release.
Police said they found Clouser with alcohol on her breath, “behind the wheel of the vehicle, very disoriented” and “passing out.”
Clouser was reportedly taken to Phoenixville Hospital for a blood draw.
She’s scheduled to face D.U.I. charges.
EAST PIKELAND — A Spring City man who struck a utility pole on Wall Street was allegedly DUI when the crash occurred.
The East Pikeland Police responded to the crash Friday on the 600 block of Wall Street in which Daniel Mullarkey, 31, was driving, a police release said.
Mullarkey allegedly failed three sobriety tests before being transported to Paoli Hospital to be checked out for the crash.
Driving under the influence charges were expected to be filed Monday.