Missing sewer grates cause safety concerns in Cecil Township

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CECIL TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Sewer grates are being taken from Cecil Township neighborhoods. 

The bizarre crime has neighbors concerned about their children’s safety and possible car damage.

Nine grates were stolen last week.   They were taken from King Edward Drive, Wilson Avenue and School Hill Road.

“It’s a problem waiting to happen.  A kid could fall in or a truck or vehicle could fall in," said neighbor John Carson.

Carson and his family have lived in Cecil Township for 10 years.

“We have girls and other neighborhood kids playing out here,” he said.

The grates cover holes that are 4 feet deep.

Police believe the grates are being sold as scrap.

Public Works crews are looking into ways to lock the grates down.

The grates cost about $230 each to replace.