The West Shore Regional Police Department would like to wish you and your family a happy and safe Thanksgiving. Please enjoy this time with your family, drive safely and drink and eat responsibly!
November 26, 2013 – WSR20131100857
November 22, 2013 – WSR20131100721
November 18, 2013 – WSR20130800871
The West Shore Regional Police would like to offer the following tips to ensure you have a happy and safe 2013 Holiday Season!
* Be alert and aware of your surroundings at all times. (Knowing who and what is around you will help you avoid being caught unaware. It also allows you time to react if something does appear suspicious.)
* Display confidence (Criminals choose the victim who looks like the easiest target. That choice is partially based on their perception about your abilities to react to an attack.)
* Trust your instincts ( If you have an intuitive feeling something is wrong or suspicious, react immediately and take action to reduce your risk of becoming a victim.)
* Carry only what you need (Extra cash, credit cards, checks, jewelry and other items should be left at home — not in your vehicle. Keep your purse in front and close to your body. Men should keep their wallets in their front pocket.)
* Don’t be overburdened with packages (Carrying several shopping bags makes you look vulnerable. If a store cannot hold your merchandise until you finish shopping, place all purchases in the trunk of your car.)
* Shop with others ( The chance of being victimized drop dramatically when you are with a companion.)
* Plan ahead ( Have your keys in hand when walking to your vehicle and use the alarm or alert button to signal if something is wrong.)
Remember, if you feel uncomfortable walking to your vehicle, most malls will provide a security escort.
The West Shore Regional Police Department is always available for assistance if needed!
WSR20131100536 – NOVEMBER 17, 2013
On Sunday, November 17, 2013, around 1:30am, a West Shore Regional Police officer responded to a disturbance call in the 1200 block of Yverdon Drive. When the officer arrived, he learned that the female resident was having a problem with an ex-boyfriend, who had since left the scene. The female identified the male as 27-year-old Stephen Andrew SZCZYGIEL, from the 2000 block of Raleigh Road, Hummelstown. The female advised that SZCZYGIEL arrived at her residence and gained entry to her residence through a patio door, without her permission. After several minutes, she was able to convince SZCZYGIEL to leave and she called Police.
An East Pennsboro Township officer stopped SZCZYGIEL and short distance from the scene. He admitted to officers that he entered the female’s residence. SZCZYGIEL also exhibited signs of being intoxicated while speaking with the officers. SZCZYGIEL was placed under arrest and transported to the Cumberland County Prison. He was issued citations for Public Drunkenness and Simple Trespass. Those citations were filed with MDJ Beckley’s office.