SCAM ALERT: On 01/27/18 several South Heidelberg and Lower Heidelberg Township residents received telephone calls from a person identifying themselves as affiliated with the County Sheriff's Office indicating they (the resident) did not report for jury duty and need to come to the Berks County Courthouse to rectify this oversight. The caller was very convincing but used an address where they lived previously telling the resident to meet them at the courthouse at a specific time. They also called from a "local" telephone number of 610-488-2825. The police called the number and the person answered "Bernville Sheriff's Office" then hung up shortly thereafter. One suspected scenario is the caller is attempting to lure the resident from their home so they can burglarize the residence. The police believe this is an out of area call since the phone number is registered through Bandwidth.com.
The South Heidelberg Township Police Department takes these calls very seriously and encourages residents to report these type of incidents.