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  • Jun 14 2019
    If you re runnin down the road trying to loosen your load, with seven things to do on your mind, Ferguson Township Police remind you to take it easy. The warm weather months are bringing more people outdoors and closer to street traffic, from bicyclists riding alongside you to kids who may be chasing after a ball that s rolled into the road. You may be in a hurry to get somewhere, says Chief of Police Chris Albright, but whether you re driving on a country road or in town, think o... details
  • Jun 5 2019
    Ferguson Township Police have apprehended D. Jacob Eshelman of New Enterprise, 19, in connection with the hit-and-run accident that caused injuries to a bicyclist on Monday, June 3. Eshelman was driving the vehicle that struck Nancy Antes, 66, of Stormstown, on her bicycle in the 4400 block of Tadpole Road. She suffered broken bones in her ankle, leg, pelvis, ribs, and vertebrae and was admitted to Hershey Medical Center. Police have charged Eshelman with two felonies: aggravated assault ... details
  • Jun 4 2019
    Ferguson Township Police have an update on the injuries suffered by a bicyclist who was struck by a hit-and-run driver on Monday, June 3. The incident occurred in the 4400 block of Tadpole Road. The bicyclist has been identified as Nancy Antes, 66, of Stormstown. The extent of her injuries is greater than was originally reported to the FTPD. She suffered broken bones in her ankle, leg, pelvis, ribs, and vertebrae. Transported from the scene to Mt. Nittany Medical Center, Antes was later t... details
  • Jun 3 2019
    At 1:15 pm today, June 3, Ferguson Township Police responded to a hit-and-run accident in the 4400 block of Tadpole Road, where a vehicle collided with a bicyclist. After the collision, the driver took off through a cornfield, driving at an angle approximately 100 yards before abandoning the vehicle and fleeing into the woods. He is described as a thin white male wearing a tan shirt. The bicyclist, a 66-year-old female from Stormstown, sustained minor injuries and was transported to Mt. N... details
  • Jun 1 2019
    Russell Meyers, an 80-year-old male who had been reported missing last night, has been safely located in Charles County, Maryland. Ferguson Township Police appreciate the assistance of the public. ... details
  • May 24 2019
    Ferguson Township Police have received a few calls about hungry bears in The Landings and Chestnut Ridge neighborhoods. Hungry bears feed on bird seed, suet, hummingbird nectar, food scraps and pet food. If you have spotted a bear in your neighborhood, the Pennsylvania Game Commission recommends bringing your feeders in at night, securing your trash cans, and keeping your grills and yards clean. The Game Commission asks residents in neighborhoods where bears have been spotted to remove al... details
  • May 20 2019
    At about 10:30 am today, Ferguson Township Police responded to a domestic incident at a Blair Road residence involving an 18-year-old male who had a knife and was making suicidal threats. Reportedly the male cut himself but his girlfriend was uninjured. The girlfriend called 9-1-1 to report that he had left the residence. As a precaution, FTPD officers alerted The Goddard School and the Young Scholars of Central Pennsylvania Charter School, which are located about 1,200 feet from the residenc... details
  • May 16 2019
    Ferguson Township Police participated in an emotional ceremony at the Centre County Courthouse on Wednesday to honor the sacrifices of fallen officers and their families. Chief Chris Albright was among the Centre County police chiefs and representatives from other local law enforcement agencies who read the names of 150 U.S. officers killed in the line of duty in 2018. Sergeants Ryan Hendrick and Shawn Morrison participated in a police procession to the courthouse. Keynote Speaker was ... details
  • Apr 30 2019
    A team of Ferguson Township Police Department (FTPD) officers and administrative staff ran the HardCore Mudd Run 5K on Saturday, April 20, at Tussey Mountain. Sergeant Ryan Hendrick said this was a team-building event for the Department. Our profession requires us to work as a unified team. The more efficiently we do that, the better we are at serving our community. Founded by firefighters, the HardCore Mudd Run raises money each year to help support the National Fallen Firefighters Fo... details
  • Apr 25 2019
    The Ferguson Township Police Department has received a number of calls from residents reporting attempts by identity thieves to create an online account with the Social Security Administration. Most are residents who are receiving Social Security benefits; each has received a letter from the Social Security Administration advising of the creation of a new account and a change of address notice. Ferguson Township Police advise residents to be vigilant in checking your mail for such letters... details
  • Apr 19 2019
    The Ferguson Township Police Department (FTPD) on Thursday, April 18, promoted Corporal Eric Albright to Sergeant. He took the oath of office at a swearing in by Magisterial District Judge Casey M. McClain. Sergeant Albright started with the FTPD in 2011. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration of Justice from Penn State University and began his law enforcement career at the Centre County Sheriff s Office. As a sheriff's deputy, Corporal Albright managed 1,5... details
  • Apr 11 2019
    When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping. ~ Fred Rogers, host of Mister Rogers Neighborhood You can see Ferguson Township police officers filling in as crossing guards at Ferguson Township Elementary School; talking with students, teachers and parents, and teaching people of all ages how to Run, Hide, Fight should they encounter an active shooter. Our police also ... details
  • Apr 2 2019
    Ferguson Township Police have observed that ride services like Uber and Lyft have helped to significantly reduce the number of driving under the influence (DUI) violations on weekends when people are drinking heavily. But they advise caution when using these services, particularly when alcohol may impair judgment and cognitive skills. Last fall, the State College Police Department reported two sexual assaults by a man posing as an Uber driver. Last month in South Carolina, a student who acce... details
  • Mar 19 2019
    Pennsylvania law makes it illegal to pass a stopped school bus. Yet local school bus drivers continue to report motorists driving through flashing red lights and the extended stop arm even as students have started crossing the street to board them. All buses now are equipped with cameras to monitor whether drivers are obeying the law. Watch video, below Placeholder for video content Local school bus violations doubled between the ... details
  • Feb 5 2019
    Ferguson Township Police are available to assist you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. But if you re wondering when it s appropriate to call the police and which number to call to reach an officer, we have answers for you. WHEN TO CALL 9-1-1 When you need help or your gut tells you to report something, consider it an emergency If you need to report a crime, suspicious vehicles or activity, car crash, an injured person or animal, someone in harm s way, or something you... details
  • Jan 14 2019
    Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) graduating class, January 2019 Local police and other first responders concluded the 17th session of a specialized 40-hour crisis intervention training program on Friday, January 18. The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) is a partnership of police, emergency medical services (EMS), emergency communications, mental health agencies, advocates, and correctional facilities that provides a law enforcement-based crisis intervention and de-escalation response to ... details