TIPS TO AVOID SCAMMERS:
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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
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:
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.
Prescription medications in standard container or sealed bag.
Over the counter medications
Liquid medications in plastic, leak proof containers.
Loose pills not in containers or bag
Bloody or infectious waste
Medication from businesses
Hydrogen peroxide & cleaning agents
Aerosol cans and inhalers
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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