May 21, 2013 > Suspicious Activity deserves verification
Suspicious Activity deserves verification
Submitted By Newark PD
On May 16th at approximately 3:30 p.m. a Newark resident who resides on Marguerite Drive reported that a black or Hispanic female had knocked at her door claiming to be a PG&E employee, asking for access to her backyard to take some measurements for a gas line project. The subject was escorted by the resident to the backyard. The subject didn't have a PG&E uniform or vehicle, but did have a plastic PG&E logo card hanging from a lanyard on her neck. Due to recent burglary activity, the resident found this behavior to be suspicious. The victim called PG&E and they were unable to verify that this subject was a legitimate PG&E employee.
PG&E says: If a person claiming to be a PG&E employee has identification and you still feel uncomfortable, call PG&E's customer service line at 1-800-PGE-5000 to verify an appointment and/or PG&E's presence in the community.
Any person with any information concerning these incidents can contact the non-emergency line at 510-578-4237. Information can also be left anonymously on the "silent witness" hotline at 510-578-4000, extension 500.