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  • Apr 18 2018
    Ferguson Township and Patton Township Police stopped 24 motorists and issued citations during a joint aggressive driving enforcement detail from 2:30 to 6:30 pm on Friday, April 13. Officers conducted the detail in conjunction with Wave 2 of the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project, as well as National Distracted Driving Month and National Work Zone Awareness Week. This detail focused on speeding and other aggressive driving violations, such as distracted ... details
  • Apr 13 2018
    Everyone who has met Lori Sowash, even when on the receiving end of a warning or citation for an ordinance violation, knows her smile. Unfortunately for Ferguson Township, she is retiring from her position and leaving the State College area for a southern climate. She leaves the Township after more than two years of service, having been sworn in February 22, 2016 as the Township's Ordinance Enforcement Officer. Lori reported to both the Township s Police Department and Planning Zonin... details
  • Apr 12 2018
    Maryland Transportation Authority Police (MDTA) in the Baltimore area have recovered the Honda Civic stolen from the parking lot of Uni-Mart at 315 West Aaron Drive in Ferguson Township. An MDTA officer observed the vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The vehicle fled from police. The driver lost control of the vehicle, crashed and was taken into custody. The 26-year-old male, with no fixed address, is awaiting formal charging by Maryland officials. Ferguson Township Police... details
  • Apr 6 2018
    FTPD is sharing this information for those who may have been victims of scams involving payments to Western Union For years, many people who lost money to scams sent their payments through a Western Union wire transfer. Scammers contacted people and promised prizes, loans, jobs, discounted products or other financial rewards in exchange for money upfront. They also pretended to be family members in need of cash or law enforcement officers demanding payment. The scammers told people to send mo... details
  • Apr 5 2018
    Ferguson Township Police regret having to cancel this year's Bike Rodeo scheduled for Saturday, May 19. Please stay tuned for news about future bike safety events. Bike Safety Rules First, wear a helmet. That s the law in Pennsylvania for bicyclists and skateboarders under age 12. Make sure your helmet and bike are safe. Materials in a helmet start to wear down after two or three years, and if it s been dropped, it may no longer protect you. The life of a helmet is no more than fi... details
  • Apr 4 2018
    The Ferguson Township and Patton Township Police Departments conducted a warrant detail on April 3, 2018, during which they served 22 warrants. The original offenses included public drunkenness, truancy, uninsured motorist, unlicensed drivers and other traffic offenses. Magisterial District Justice Casey McClain s office collected more than $3,400 in fines and restitution. Anyone with an unpaid ticket or warrant is encouraged to contact the appropriate Magisterial District Judge s Office t... details
  • Feb 27 2018
    Ferguson Township Police and members of the Centre County Drug Task Force were watching a local motel to locate a man wanted on criminal charges. During the surveillance detail, officers observed several suspicious transactions believed to be drug sales. The drug activity was unrelated to the wanted man. David E. Blanchett Jr., a 26-year old male from Philadelphia, possessed 18 bags of heroin, 21 packages of crack cocaine, four grams of psilocybin mushrooms, 56 grams of marijuana and approxim... details
  • Feb 13 2018
    Ferguson Township Police Detective Caleb Clouse was recognized on February 13 with an award for his efforts in the 2017 wave of aggressive driving operations. The award is from the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project (PAADEEP), a statewide initiative that uses crash data to identify aggressive driving locations. Officers participating in aggressive driving details conduct high visibility target enforcement, training, and coordinated public awareness on these roa... details