The Woodbridge Police Department is warning residents to beware of those who say they are public utility workers following the robbery of a elderly couple in Hopelawn.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, April 30
The following information was provided by Woodbridge Township. The Woodbridge Police Department (WPD) has issued an alert cautioning residents to be aware of potential seasonal scams, burglaries, and robberies and reminding residents to make sure people claiming to be public utility workers - or other types of public service employees - are in fact who they say they are. The WPD warning is in response to a reported robbery of an elderly couple in the Hopelawn section of Woodbridge Township on April 25, 2013. The preliminary investigation determined that Suspect #1 approached the elderly male resident working outside in the yard and announced that he was investigating a problem with the water main and that he required access to the …
In these post-Hurricane Sandy days, it pays to keep your guard up when someone is knocking on your door.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
When people are vulnerable, predators are known to take advantage, so, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the nor’easter that recently battered New Jersey, the New Jersey Utilities Association (NJUA) warns customers to be on guard against individuals that falsely claim to be utility company representatives. Local utility companies, such as Middlesex Water Company, PSE&G, and Verizon, belong to the association. “The safety of our employees and customers is always job one for NJUA member utility companies. While so many are reaching out to assist those whose lives have been disrupted by the recent storms, there are also the few who will take advantage of people at their time of need. We want to remind our customers to take extra …