Scam alert

ATLAS - Mount Carmel Township Police are warning area residents of a potential telephone scam.

Police Chief Brian Hollenbush said a telephone call is being placed from the number (206)855-3323 and the caller claims to be calling from the "grants department" in Washington, D.C.

The caller says the call recipient has won a $7,000 grant and must send $315 to the Federal Reserve Bank in New York, Hollenbush said.

A township resident who received such a call said the caller hung up when asked if the call was a scam, Hollenbush said.

Hollenbush urges all area residents to not give personal or financial information over the phone. Anyone who receives a call they believe is a scam is urged to contact the police.

Underage drinking

COAL TOWNSHIP - Two men were cited for underage drinking relating to an incident at 7:50 p.m. Nov. 16, according to Coal Township Police.

Police said Glen Shurock, 20, of 789 Trevorton Road, Coal Township, and Josh Shurock, 18, of 1778 W. Chestnut St., Coal Township, were cited following a vehicle stop in the area of the third patch of Bear Valley Road.

Dogs at large

COAL TOWNSHIP - Cindy Santore, 44, of 217 Third St., Coal Township, and Felisha Albertson, 20, of 205 Third St., Coal Township, were both cited under a Coal Township ordinance for allowing their Rottweiler dogs to run at large at 7 a.m. Nov. 7 in the area of Second and Webster streets.