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The West Whiteland Township Police Department continues to investigate the theft and counterfeiting of business checks. The checks were most likely stolen from the mail. An unknown person(s) has since started coercing other persons to cash these checks at banks and Walmart stores in our area. The persons that cash these checks use their their identification to cash the checks. They receive a small amount of the value of the check and have the greatest risk of getting caught. The person(s) providing them with these checks takes advantage of their vulnerability.

WWPD would like to thank the Towne Center Cleaners for their generous donation of homemade face masks. These masks will supplement the N95 masks that you may see our officers wearing throughout their shift. With help like this, WWPD officers can continue to keep our community safe.

WWPD would like to thank Holiday Inn Express (Exton) for their generous donation of shampoo, soap, and lotion. These goods will be used in the event that one of our officers is exposed to COVID19 and needs to decontaminate. With help like this, WWPD officers can continue to keep our community safe.

West Whiteland Township is closing for all non-essential services until March 30. Police remain on duty. Department staff will be checking their messages. We encourage everyone to stay home while the governor’s mitigation plan is in effect for Chester County.

Please check department pages on the website (westwhiteland.org) for contact information and more specific information about each department’s operations during the closure.

Det. Pezick and Det Buchmann will be on WCHE 1520 AM at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2020. We will be discussing online safety tips for parents. You can listen on the radio or on the website www.wche1520.com.



 

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We regularly receive reports for stolen credit cards. Most of the victims are woman and many are dining at a restaurant or shopping at a grocery stores at the time of the theft. The thieves either distract the victim or strike when the victim is not paying attention. We recommend you keep your purse close to you. It is also important to pay attention to your surroundings. Report thefts to police as soon as they are discovered. Here are some more tips.