You should change your smoke detector batteries twice yearly. Every time that you change your clock to or from Daylight Savings Time, you should change your smoke detector batteries too.
Do you have a loved one who wanders away from your residence?
If you answered "yes" then your loved one may be eligible to be enrolled in PROJECT LIFESAVER.
PROJECT LIFESAVER is being sponsored by Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala and is free to residents of Allegheny County.
Please click the link above and if you wish to enroll or have questions contact the ALLEGHENY COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE at 412-350-4401
How to Guard Against Utility Imposters
All too often you hear about someone being victimized by thieves posing as utility company workers. You can prevent utility imposters from targeting you by taking precautions to protect yourself.
Individuals claiming to represent a utility company approach the resident and use a variety of excuses to enter the home. For example, they claim to be checking a service outage. Once in the home they divert the home owner’s attention.
It is rare for utility workers to show up at a customer’s home without an appointment. If they do, be sure to ask for and check their identification. If you are still unsure and have suspicions about the individuals identification call 9-1-1 immediately.
!!! CRIME PREVENTION ALERT !!!
The Pleasant Hills Police Department would like to remind residents to lock their vehicles and not keep valuables like purses, wallets, laptops etc in plain sight. We periodically have, as we just had, instances where unknown actors enter UNLOCKED vehicles and steal valuables and money. To prevent this and not become a victim residents are urged to make sure your vehicles are locked and valuables not left in them. If you must keep valuables in your vehicle keep them out of plain sight.
Please dial 911 to report any suspicious persons or activity in your neighborhood
The Pleasant Hills Police Department would like to remind residents of potental Phone Scams. Recently, scammers have tried to extort money by claiming a relative has been taken hostage or has been in an accident and money has to be sent to resolve the issue.
There have also been calls from persons claiming to be from Microsoft Corporation. The say that your computer has been emailing Microsoft and that it has a virus they need to remove. They then ask you to type a command into your computer that will give them remote access to your computer.
If you receive a phone call you feel is suspicious hangup and dial 911.
Have you been a victim of internet crime?
Then contact the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). Its mission is to serve as a conduit to receive, develop, and refer criminal complaints regarding cyber crime. IC3 has developed direct contacts with industry representatives such as online retailers, financial institutions, Internet service providers, and parcel delivery companies to assist in increasing the flow of information to all parties involved with cyber crime. Complaints can be submitted at www.ic3.gov/default.aspx by anyone who believes they are a victim of Internet crime, or is aware of an attempted Internet crime. Once a complaint is filed, trained analysts will review and research each complaint, disseminating information to the appropriate federal, state, local, or international law enforcement or regulatory agencies for criminal, civil, or administrative action, as appropriate. The following types of fraud can be reported to IC3:
Auction Fraud Non-delivery/Non-payment
No vehicle shall be parked upon any public street within the limits of the Borough for a period longer than 30 minutes between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.
Please contact the Borough first if you have a sewer back-up at your home.
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