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  • May 24 2017
    UPDATE: May 25, 2017 - Mr. Silvasy has been located. He is safe. Ferguson Township Police are investigating a report of a missing person. Patrick Silvasy, a 67-year-old white male, was reported missing May 24 by his employer, Weis Market at 1471 Martin Street. Silvasy was last seen by the Weis Market staff about 4:00PM on May 21. Silvasy was scheduled to work at 8:00AM on May 23, and at 3:00PM on May 24, but his employer told police that he never showed up. Silvasy is described... details
  • May 14 2017
    Ferguson Township Police will participate in Pennsylvania s 2017 Click It or Ticket Mobilization through June 4, 2017 in conjunction with Buckle Up PA (BUPA). With Three Simple Steps, BUPA will continue its commitment to the 2017 Click It or Ticket Mobilization to reduce the number of lives lost as the result of unrestrained passenger vehicle occupants: 1. Enforce Occupant Protection Laws 2. Educate Occupants 3. Increase Seat Belt and Child Safety Seat Use During the Mobiliz... details
  • May 12 2017
    Ferguson Township Police will host the 2017 Bike Rodeo from 11 am to 1 pm on Saturday, June 3, in the Weis Market parking lot at 1271 Martin Street. Thanks to all of our sponsors: Weis Markets, Domino's Pizza, Dairy Queen, Centre Regional Planning Agency (CRPA), Centre County Youth Service Bureau (YSB), The Bicycle Shop, and 3WZ. When children learn to ride a bike safely, they re getting their first lessons in driving a car safely. That s why Sgt. Ryan Hendrick and his fellow officers ... details
  • Apr 26 2017
    The Centre County Alcohol Task Force conducted DUI roving patrols from Friday, April 21 through Sunday April 23, 2017. Six drivers were arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In addition, one drug possession arrest was made and nine traffic citations were issued. Sixty-five (65) people were warned about various traffic infractions. The Centre County Alcohol Task Force would like to remind everyone that buzzed driving is drunk driving and you will be... details
  • Apr 26 2017
    Ferguson Township Police encourage residents to be aware of new scams being reported: Calls from an 814 area code claiming to be the Marriott, offering a complimentary one-night's stay. A phishing scheme that claims to be from Lowe's, offering a $50 coupon to Facebook users who complete a survey. Information is collected from those who take the survey. A call with static in the background, and the caller asking Can you hear me? If you answer yes, your affirmation is recorde... details
  • Apr 7 2017
    Ferguson Township Police are seeing an increase in reported school bus violations as well as incidents of distracted driving. Local school bus drivers have reported a number of motorists driving through flashing school bus lights. To date, local school bus violations have increased by 385 percent between the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years (from seven during the last school year to 34 this year). Our children s safety is at risk when drivers meet or pass stopped school buses, and the penalti... details
  • Apr 3 2017
    The crash that occurred at 8:25 pm March 31 at West Aaron Drive and North Atherton Street appears to be drug related. The 26-year-old driver of the 2017 silver Hyundai Elantra traveled eastbound on West Aaron Drive through the intersection of North Atherton Street, drifted into the oncoming lane, and struck the GMC pick-up truck stopped just before the intersection. The driver of the Elantra was revived at the scene with Naloxone and taken to Mount Nittany Medical Center. There were no i... details
  • Mar 24 2017
    On Thursday March 23, 2017, the Ferguson Township, Patton Township Police Departments and the Pennsylvania State Constables conducted a warrant sweep for subjects with outstanding summary warrants. A total of 43 warrants were served in front of Magisterial District Judge Ronald J. Horner. Charges were for traffic violations as well as non-traffic violations. These warrant sweeps are important. Once charges are brought against someone they must be resolved in a court and the person held ac... details
  • Mar 19 2017
    Ferguson Township Police will participate in Wave 2 of the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Program from March 20 through April 30, 2017. The focus for this six-week enforcement Wave is speeding, work zone safety, distracted driving, and keeping right-passing left. Motorists exhibiting other unsafe behaviors such as driving too fast for conditions, following too closely, or other aggressive actions also will be cited. Wave 2 coincides with National Distracted D... details
  • Mar 11 2017
    Ferguson Township Police are seeking assistance in identifying three persons of interest for questioning in an egging incident that occurred between approximately 3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. on March 4, 2017. The incident started in the parking lot of Giant at 255 Northland Center and continued throughout the Park Forest area. Three white males were observed on store security footage buying 18 eggs at Giant and then exiting the store to an older tan SUV that was parked near two other vehicles... details
  • Mar 2 2017
    On Thursday March 2, 2017, at approximately 5:40 pm, Ferguson Township Police responded to a call that an unknown person asked a 10-year-old girl to get into a vehicle. The incident occurred near the entrance to 1400 Martin Street, in the apartment complex behind the Giant store. The girl told police she thought the vehicle might have been an older black Jeep Wrangler, possibly having a dent in the passenger side. She believed it was a male voice that asked her to get her into the vehicle bef... details
  • Mar 1 2017
    On March 1, 2017 at approximately 10:36 PM, Ferguson Township Police responded to a one-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle in the 3100 block of Shingletown Road. The operator was identified as 20-year-old Suede Reed of Petersburg, PA. He was wearing a helmet. Reed was taken to Mt. Nittany Medical Center to be treated for injuries sustained in the crash. He was transferred to University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in Altoona and then UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh, where he is curre... details