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Upper Moreland Township Police Department
Friday March 9th, 2012 :: 10:34 a.m. EST


Suspicious Person from Thursday

Yesterday, a man visited some homes in the Township offering to arrange tree trimming and lawn maintenance. I was concerned since this type of action is often used by burglars to see if a homeowner was home. Due to great information gathered by residents, I was able to track down the man's employer and confirm that he was working for Mason's Tree Service. Other than not obtaining a solicitor's permit, the man's intent was not criminal.

If an unknown person knocks at your door or you see a person on your neighbor's property, please call 911 IMMEDIATELY so that we can determine whether that person is a potential burglar. Your attention to this type of activity is what helps us reduce the incidents of burglary in the Township. Thank you for your help!

Chief Thomas Nestel


No action necessary.

Upper Moreland Township Police Department
117 Park Ave
Willow Grove, PA 19090

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 215-657-4700

Thomas J. Nestel, III

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