Police News

  • 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
  • Feb 15 2017
    On February 7, 2017, the Ferguson Township Police Department obtained arrest warrants for two of the three suspects involved in the West Aaron Drive Uni-Mart robbery on January 16, 2017. Jimmy L. Carter, 53 years old, of Erie, is charged with Robbery, Discharge of a Firearm into an Occupied Structure, Theft by Unlawful Taking, Receiving Stolen Property and Recklessly Endangering Another Person. On February 10, 2017, acting on the Ferguson Township Police warrant, the Erie City Police Departm... details