Sugarcreek Borough police explain solicitation process

From staff reports

Sugarcreek Borough police say there has been a recent uptick in reports of individuals trying to sell or offer goods and services to residents and businesses in the borough.

Police said these individuals must acquire a solicitation permit through the borough. The permit must be approved before individuals can attempt to sell goods and services within the borough, police said.

Police said they want to remind residents that if any individual tries to sell anything to them at their home or business, they should ask the individual to show their approved solicitation permit.

“If they fail to show a permit that is valid, close the door and contact law enforcement,” police said.

When calling to report an incident, police said to provide a description of the person and the vehicle they are driving to help law enforcement identify them.

Police said ignoring the permit process is a direct violation of a borough ordinance, and any person caught violating the ordinance will face charges.

Solicitation permits can be applied for at the borough office at 212 Fox St.