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Every year during the summer months, transitional gangs from out of the area make their way into Central Pennsylvania for brief periods of time to engage in criminal activity including but not limited to;  home improvement scams, distraction burglaries, confidence scheme thefts, and other crimes that target the elderly and anyone else they think they can deceive.  

Residents are encouraged to be alert for any suspicious activity in our community and to call 911 to report any so that our officers can respond to investigate.

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LOST DOG in Lower Swatara Township:

$200 reward!!!! 

MIDDLETOWN-HARRISBURG, PA 

Below is a message from the dogs owner:

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UPDATED INFORMATION - LOPEZ HAS BEEN LOCATED AND IS SAFE WITH FAMILY. 

Missing Person -

Cory Lopez

DOB  5/30/2002 - 19 years old

White/non-Hispanic male

6'01 - 110lbs

Black hair/brown eyes

Autistic and has mental disabilities. 

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On 4/19/21 the Lower Swatara Twp Police found a dog in the area of  Longview Dr and North Union Street. The dog is female and very people friendly, She appears to be a pitbull possibly mixed. No chip or name tag was found on her. If anybody has any information on this dog or the owners please contact the Lower Swatara Township Police at 717-558-6900 or 717-939-0463.  The dog is currently at the Humane Society. 

PLEASE SEE PICTURES.

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The test will take place today, June 4th at 12:15 pm. During the test, all 96 sirens will sound for a full 3 minutes. 

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Due to construction, North Union Street between Fulling Mill Road and 80th Street/Fiddlers Elbow Road will be closed daily from 7 PM to 5AM starting on May 26th, 2020. It is anticipated that the work will be completed in 30 days.

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Please be advised of the following road closures planned for this week:

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The Lower Swatara Township Police has recently observed a rise in email scams. These scammers take advantage of victims by using the “fear for pay” tactic, also known as extortion. An email is usually sent to the victim containing a previously used password and a threat to “leak” embarrassing information about the victim in exchange for a payment. Usually, this payment is in the form of Bitcoin. Please see the following Flyer by the Philadelphia United States Secret Service Task Force for tips to combat this type of attack:

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The Lower Swatara Township Police Department would like you to be aware of the most recent SCAMS involving actors using COVID-19 to SCAM citizens. Please view the attached photos for further details.

*Courtesy of the USSS Philadelphia Electronic Crimes Task Force

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As we enter tax season, you may encounter numerous types of SCAMS or attempted FRAUD. @PABankingAndSecurities provides a great brochure to help protect you and steps to take if you become a victim . https://www.dobs.pa.gov/Documents/Publications/Brochures/Scams%20Booklet.pdf

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