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Community ALERT!!!!

23 June, 2015
Bicycle Thefts.
 Several bicycles have been stolen from the borough, mostly on the west side. Groups of juveniles have been observed roaming the neighborhood looking for bicycles to steal.  
If you see suspicious activity, please do not wait, call 9-1-1. 

WANTED PERSONS

All individuals listed here are Wanted By the Parkside Borough Police Department. If you know where these people are, please call the Parkside Police Department at:

610-876-0249, or Leave us a Tip.

All persons should be considered dangerous.

Do Not approach them, call your local Police.

WANTED BY THE FBI and Others

Do you know these people? The FBI would like your help. - Click Here

INTERNET AND OTHER SCAMS


POLICE NEWS

July 2015

NEW!!  ORDINANCE NUMBER  #518
Parking Prohibited


An ordinance of  the  Borough of  Parkside,  Delaware County,  Pennsylvania amending and/or supplementing the General Code of the Borough of Parkside by adding  a new chapter to prohibit any vehicle to park on the right side (south bound) on Blossom Road between East Elbon Road and East Chelton Road.
Between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. School hours.  

PENALTY, Any person or persons violating any section of this article shall be guilty of anon-moving traffic violation and shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $15.00 for each and every offense. Each continuing day of each violation shall  be deemed a separate offense for which a separate fine may be assessed.

 


Delaware County Upgrades Emergency Notification System

Residents urged to register for DelcoAlert to get weather and other emergency notices


Whether it’s a severe storm, an Amber alert or a threat to your home or business – Delaware County residents now have an upgraded notification system where they can receive emergency notices through their phones, email and mobile devices.

Delaware County Council announces its enhanced emergency notification system – still called DelcoAlert -- and urges all residents to register to receive alerts regarding a variety of announcements from severe weather to public health concerns.

The DelcoAlert system has been in use since 2008, but as of July 1, has been upgraded using the latest technology. Current subscribers as well as all new subscribers are asked to register for the enhanced service. As of July 1, there were 15,000 subscribers.

Delaware County transitioned from the previous system, ReadyNotifyPA hosted by RSAN, to a system powered by Everbridge. The enhanced emergency notification system, called Delaware County Community Alert System, or Delco Alert, is an enhanced tool to ensure public safety at the highest level in the community.

“The safety of our residents is a top priority” said Delaware County Council Chairman Mario Civera Jr.  “Delco Alert is a mass notification system that will alert our residents before, during and after a major emergency. We have the ability to instantly contact thousands of our residents when minutes and even seconds matter.”

Delaware County is one of five suburban counties using the Everbridge notification system, funded through Homeland Security. People can enroll in Delaware County’s DelcoAlert system in addition to the systems of other counties.

“We really encourage residents and businesses to take advantage of this emergency system. This type of alert that pops up on your phone, email or tablet is extremely helpful during a severe storm like we just endured in Delaware County,” Chairman Civera said. “People get warnings, road closures, missing person reports and other critical information.”

DelcoAlert continues to be a free service. It’s simple to register. To sign up, residents can go the county website at www.co.delaware.pa.us and click on the yellow DelcoAlert icon. They register for the alerts they are interested in, and the devices they want to include in the notification process.

The enhanced system incorporates greater technological capabilities and flexibility. 

The new system will allow users to set up a preferred method of receiving alerts in a pre-selected order. The notification will be sent to all devices, from text and voicemail to email, in the order preferred by the user and stop when the user acknowledges receipt.

The type of notifications is greatly expanded. Municipalities and school districts can also use the DelcoAlert system powered by Everbridge.

 

“The way people receive information is constantly changing and evolving,” Civera said. “County Council is committed to ensuring the most effective emergency response possible. In a mass emergency, we want to reach our residents as quickly and reliably as possible.”

The Department of Emergency Services sent emails to current subscribers on June 30 informing them that they will get additional notifications to sign up, and that this notification is legitimate, and not spam. Users might want to check their spam or junk mailbox for the invitation request.

County Council urges residents to refresh their current account by setting up a new account.

Subscribers can opt in and opt out at any time for the types of alerts they want to receive.

“The success of DelcoAlert is made possible when the majority of our residents take advantage of it,” Civera said. “An informed citizenry definitely improves public safety.”

All Delaware County residents, businesses and organizations are encouraged to register immediately at www.co.delaware.pa.us.

Delaware County joins Bucks, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties in the upgrade of its mass emergency notification system for the southeastern Pennsylvania region.  

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30 June, 2015

Water Main Replacement Project 

Out with the old and in with the new! CWA’s water main replacement project is in full swing and affects two (2) areas in Delaware County – Brookhaven and Parkside Boroughs. This project consists of replacing 7,200 feet of existing water main (which dates from the early 1920’s) with new 8-inch ductile iron pipe. 
A total of 105 water services will be replaced during this project. 

The replacement project which is currently underway in Brookhaven Borough involves Ridge, Barlow, Virginia, Grandview, Wellington, and Burke Avenues. Church, Seiger, and Houston Streets will also have new water main installed. West Elbon, West Avon, East Chelton, East Rowland Roads, Norfolk Lane, and Chester Boulevard in Parkside Borough are also included in the replacement project and construction will begin once work in Brookhaven Borough has been completed. The completed project will result in better reliability when it comes to supplying water to our customers. The projected completion will be in September 2015.

If you can find more information on the Chester Water Authorities Website (www.chesterwater.com

Source for information: http://www.chesterwater.com/newsletters/customernewsletter_june2015.pdf








 



When School is Open!!! 

Now that the school year has begun, we need your help in keeping our Children and Crossing Guards safe. Please pay attention to all speed limits and traffic signals during your morning and afternoon commutes.

"Everyone who gets behind the wheel is responsible for making sure that every child that walks through a school zone is safe from careless driving. Driving remains a privilege, not a right.  And while drivers cannot prevent every accident from occurring, they can certainly take the utmost care to avoid violations and prevent serious injuries or deaths." 
"For irresponsible and careless motorists, penalties will be stiffened to encourage safe driving. Children and their families should not have to worry about careless and reckless driving while in a school zone"
~ Governor Rendell

Pay attention to the Active School Zone Flashing Signal. When the lights are flashing the speed limit is 15 mph. If you are caught speeding during this time, you will face a minimum base fine of $35.00, plus $2 for every MPH in excess of 5 MPH, with a maximum base fine of $500.00 dollars if you are caught 11 mph over the posted 15mph. In addition to the base fine, there are Court and other State Costs.

Drivers caught speeding for a second time in a school zone will have driving privileges suspended for 60 days.  Fines would also be increased for careless driving that results in serious injury or death.

The Borough of Parkside and the State of PA takes speeding in a School Zone serious, and so should you.

Aside from the Traffic Laws, if you see suspicious people hanging around the School, or Bus Stop areas, please call 9-1-1

Thank you!


Parkside Honors Life-Saving Officer

By Kenn Star

Parkside Police Officer Brian McNeill was honored by borough officials, July 24, for saving the life of a 13-year-old female heart attack victim on July 1.

Nicole Bahr is from Philadelphia, but was visiting the Brookhaven Swim Club with a church group when she went into cardiac arrest.

McNeill was the first emergency responder on the scene. Finding no pulse, the officer immediately gave the girl a jolt from the automatic external defibrillator (AED) unit in his squad car. Two rounds of CPR were administered by EMTs on the scene, before Ms. Bahr’s heart starting beating again.

“As a result of Officer McNeill’s training, quick thinking and immediate action in a life-or-death situation, he was instrumental in saving the life of a 13-year-old child. This is outstanding police work, and the professionalism demonstrated by Officer Brian McNeill is to be commended,” stated Parkside Police Chief John Egan, as he presented the patrolman with a service commendation.

The heart attack fatality rate in young teen females is very high, according to Crozer-Mercy Medical Services EMS Chief Robert Reeder, who was also present to hand out his own certificates of appreciation. Beyond McNeill’s heroics, EMTs Diane Brees of Parkside and Steve Carr of Chester were recognized for their contributions in averting a crisis at the pool.

Now fully recovered, Ms. Bahr was in attendance with her parents. The written and spoken accolades were followed by a round of warm embraces among the principles.

“I’ve been an EMS for 26 years, and there’s not many times we save 13-year-olds, so you’re very lucky. The stars were aligned and God was with you. There’s a reason you’re here today -- everything worked to perfection,” Reeder told Ms. Bahr.

Reeder also thanked the borough for having the foresight to equip each police vehicle with an AED unit, without which McNeill’s life-saving actions would not have been possible.

“The thing about paramedics is that until you need them, you don’t appreciate them, but we appreciate every one of them,” Council Vice President Shirley Purcival told the group of emergency responders.


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Special Request from the Parkside Police Dept.

The Parkside Police Department is requesting that every home owner make their house numbers visible from the street. In the event of an emergency this could save time when trying to locate your home. So, please take a look at your house, and if your house number is not visible from the street, please make arrangements to have this little problem resolved so that we can find and help you if the need should arise.
Thank you,
Parkside Police

CRIME TIP

The Parkside Police Department is committed to serving our community and sometimes we need your help in order to do that.

We have provided you with a way to contact us from the comfort of your home by going to the Police Departments, Tip, Comment, or Suggestion Form. Click Here.

You may use this form to leave us information concerning any type of Criminal Activity, but please do not use the form for in progress crimes, use 9-1-1 instead.

Types of things to report:

  • Drug Activity
  • Loitering Problems (people hanging out)
  • On going issues, noise, drugs, etc…

You can also leave information that may help us solve a crime. We have a few open cases in Parkside, and we are sure that someone out there knows something. If you know anything about a crime that took place in Parkside, please leave us information. You can remain anonymous if you want. Just Click Here.

Please do not use the Tips Page for in progress type crimes, for them, call 9-1-1


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