Municipal Building
100 North Drive
Sewickley, PA 15143
Phone: 412-741-6555
Fax: 412-741-7062
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Hi, Neighbors. I am delighted to announce a new program that we recently put together in Aleppo Township by our Public Safety Committee.

Last week, I had the opportunity to sit down with Corporal Chris Simcoviak and Triastan Liller of the Aleppo Township Police Department and discuss the most common fraud schemes that we see in Aleppo Township. Corporal Simcoviak is a crime prevention officer and had great insight about steps that we can take to avoid being victims.

These scams often take advantage of our older neighbors. Therefore, while much of what was discussed may seem like common sense, I urge those of you who are common targets or care for elderly parents to review this presentation. Please also feel free to share this message with your friends, neighbors, and family.

Shockingly, Corporal Simcoviak told us that in a single month, our police department may take 10-15 reports of these scams. I highlight that fact in yellow because I think it is so important that we know these crimes are happening in our community and to be aware of them.

You won’t believe some of these schemes that fraudsters are brazen enough to pull.

The entire presentation is under 45 minutes long, so I encourage you to watch it all. If you want to watch the program from the very beginning, click here.

However, if you want to jump to just one portion of the presentation, please feel free to use the links in the bullet points below to jump to that portion of the video.

Here’s what we discussed:

Corporal Simcoviak encouraged anybody concerned about any of these issues to contact the Ohio Township Police Department at (412) 259-8304. Please fight the temptation to be embarrassed that you might have fallen for a scam or concerned that a local police department won’t be able to solve the crime–call and let them help.

Finally, I discussed ways you can encourage more programs like this. (Click here to jump to this portion of the video.) If you found value in this presentation, please let us know.

Many thanks to Corporal Simcoviak and Tristan for sharing their time and knowledge with us. Thanks, also, to the Ohio Township Police Department for making these folks available to us.

As always, please let me know if there is anything we can do to make your life in Aleppo better.

Best wishes,

Matthew Doebler

Aleppo Township Commissioner