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To Contact Us: 
Sinking Spring Police Department
3940 Penn Avenue, Rear
Sinking Spring, PA  19608
Non Emergency:  610-678-1906
Fax:  610-678-2937
 EMERGENCY:  9-1-1  
 
Ordinance No. 618-2015 relating to Snow Emergencies, Snow Plowing and Parking During a Snowstorm
 
Section 1. DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY
 
In order to facilitate the movement of traffic and to combat the hazards of excessive snow and ice on the highways or portions of highways named in Section 4 below, the Mayor, in his (her) discretion, may declare an emergency due to such hazards.
 
Section 2. ALTERNATE SIDE OF STREET PARKING AFTER SNOWSTORMS
 
A.  During the course of any snowfall with accumulations in excess of three (3) inches, parking shall be prohibited on the odd numbered (house numbers ending in 1,3,5,7, 9) side of all Borough streets.
B. 24 hours following a snowstorm, parking shall be prohibited on the even numbered (house numbers ending in 0,2,4,6,8) side of all Borough streets and on Vester Place in its entirety until such time as plowing, salting, and/or cindering is completed on said streets.
C. Vehicles parked in violation of this Ordinance can be towed at owner's expense by the Police Department.  Violation of the Ordinance will, upon conviction, result in a fine of up to $300; each day shall constitute a separate offense.
 
Section 3. PARKING PROHIBITED ON CERTAIN STREETS AFTER DECLARATION OF SNOW EMERGENCY
 
The highways or portions thereof to which the provisions of this Article shall be applicable during all periods of emergency declared as provided in Section 1 above shall be as described below.
 
          Name of Highway                                         Limits                            
 
          Entire Length of Penn Avenue              Snow Emergency
          Entire Length of Mt. Home Road           Snow Emergency
          Entire Length of Shillington Road          Snow Emergency
          Entire Length of Columbia Avenue        Snow Emergency
          Entire Length of Woodrow Avenue        Snow Emergency
          Entire Length of Mull Avenue                 Snow Emergency
 
Section 4. PLACEMENT OF SIGNS
 
Any person who shall park any type of motor vehicle upon or along any of the highways or portions thereof listed in Section 3B, at any time during a period of emergency declared as provided in Section 1, shall be guilty of a violation of this Article.
 
Section 5. EFFECTIVE DATE
 
July 22, 2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 TIPS TO AVOID SCAMMERS:
  • Deal locally with folks you can meet IN PERSON - follow this one rule and avoid 99% of scam attempts.
  • NEVER WIRE FUNDS VIA WESTERN UNION, MONEYGRAM or other wire services; anyone who asks you to do so is likely a scammer.
  • FAKE CASHIERS CHECKS & MONEY ORDERS ARE COMMON -- BANKS WILL HOLD YOU RESPONSIBLE when the fake is discovered weeks later.
  • NEVER GIVE OUT FINANCIAL INFORMATION (bank account number, social security number).
  • DO NOT RENT HOUSING OR PURCHASE GOODS SIGHT-UNSEEN - that amazing rental or cheap item may not exist.
  • DO NOT SUBMIT TO CREDIT OR BACKGROUND CHECKS until you have met the job interviewer or landlord/agent in person.
 For more information, click on our Crime Prevention Link
 
 
 
MEDICATION DROP BOX NOW IN POLICE OFFICE LOBBY:
Drop Off Hours are Monday thru Friday
between 9:00 am and 8:00 pm only.
Please do not call an officer out to drop off
your medications.  Your cooperation is
appreciated.
 
FREE  disposal of unused, unwanted or expired medication.  Properly disposing of unused medications not only prevents accidental and intentional misuse, but it also helps protect the environment.
The Berks County Medication Drop Box program is free, and ID is not required.  All medication should be placed in the original containers and packaging, with personal information blacked out.  Below is a list of items that will be accepted as well as a list of items not collected through this initiative:
ACCEPTED:
Prescription medications in standard container or sealed bag.
Over the counter medications
Vitamins
Drug Samples
Pet medications
Liquid medications in plastic, leak proof containers.
NOT ACCEPTED:
Loose pills not in containers or bag
Syringes
Thermometers
Bloody or infectious waste
Medication from businesses
Hydrogen peroxide & cleaning agents
Aerosol cans and inhalers
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Effective May 2013, Sinking Spring PD is digitalizing its crash reports through a partnership with the Carfax Police Crash Assistance Program.  The reports are stored electronically in a secure database and available for purchase online at www.crashdocs.org/pa-sinkingspringpd
There is no additional cost to purchases for CARFAX services, the fee is $15.00.
 
 
 
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