Police News

  • Sep 19 2017
    FERGUSON TOWNSHIP (Centre County), Pa (September 19, 2017)--September 19, 2017 at approximately 6:19 p.m., Ferguson Township Police Department officers were summoned to the intersection of W. Beaver Ave and S. Osmond St for a report of a man with a gun. An unknown male got into an argument with a bicyclist and pointed a gun at him during the argument. The male then fled in the direction of the Corl St Elementary School. The male was described as a white male in his 30's, approximately 5&#... details
  • Sep 14 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. Local school bus violations doubled between the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years (from 49 in 2015-16 to 97 in 2016-2017). Even one school bus violation is too many when our children's lives are at risk, but when you consider that the school year is 180 days... details
  • Sep 11 2017
    The Ferguson Township Police Department thanks those who brought cards and treats Monday in honor of the 16th anniversary of September 11. A note from the Ferguson Township Lions Club thanked us for our service, in remembrance of all those lost 16 years ago, particularly the first responders who sacrificed their lives trying to help others. Thank you for being there for us and our community. Thank you to the Lions Club, State College Evangelical Free Church, Wegmans, which donated the ... details
  • Sep 8 2017
    On September 5, 2017, Ferguson Township Police Department officers were summoned to a local restaurant to assist officers from the Centre County Probation Office with the arrest of an individual wanted by the probation office. Giovanni Mazzotta, a 25-year-old male from Pleasant Gap, attempted to flee but was taken into custody. Mazzotta was in possession of heroin and needles. Mazzotta was housed in the Centre County Prison. Additional charges will be filed against Mazzotta. A male acc... details
  • Sep 7 2017
    Meghan Lose, 16, was located and is safe. Alexander Bucknavage, 18, of State College, was charged with concealment of the whereabouts of a child and corruption of minors. Bucknavage was placed in Centre County Prison after he was unable to post $5,000 straight bail. ... details
  • Aug 28 2017
    Person of Interest The Ferguson Township, Patton Township and Penn State Police Departments are seeking any information in identifying or locating this person. At this time, he is considered a person of interest in recent incidents that occurred in all three jurisdictions on August 22, 2017. This person was seen getting into the large silver or white pickup truck pictured below, circled in red, on 8/15/2017. Any information that can help locate or identifythis individual can be called i... details
  • Aug 23 2017
    The Ferguson Township Police Department (FTPD) is investigating a robbery that occurred at 3:54 pm yesterday at 650 Science Park Road (SPE Federal Credit Union). The suspect entered the bank wearing a long lavender dress and ivory head covering. The suspect was wearing white gloves and a clear mask. The suspect placed a device on the counter and handed a note to the bank teller. The note indicated that the suspect was armed and that the device was a bomb. The suspect demanded large bill... details
  • Aug 18 2017
    IMPORTANT INFORMATION THAT COULD SAVE A LIFE Pennsylvania Amnesty Laws Underage Drinking In 2011, then Governor Tom Corbett signed into law medical amnesty for underage drinking. This law added language to Title 18 Section 6308 that creates immunity from prosecution for an underage person (under 21) who possesses or consumes alcoholic beverages under these conditions: if law enforcement becomes aware of the possession or consumption solely because the individual is seeking medical assis... details
  • Aug 6 2017
    Local police from Centre and Clinton counties and the Pennsylvania State Police held an Aggressive Driving Awareness event on Friday, August 4, at Extreme Custom Cycles in Pleasant Gap. Their purpose was to raise awareness for the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Program (PAADEEP) and the need for public cooperation in helping to reduce crashes and fatalities on our state highways. In the past 10 years, the highest number of speed-related crashes statewide 36... details
  • Jul 20 2017
    Ferguson Township Police welcome Officer Brian Wakefield, who comes to the Department after serving 25 years with the Pennsylvania State Police. During his tenure with the State Police, Wakefield worked patrol, vice/narcotics and criminal investigations, and was a criminal investigator for 11 years. Officer Wakefield was the primary investigator of incidents involving property crimes, robberies, sexual assaults, and homicides. Officer Wakefield served in the Navy. He currently resides in t... details
  • Jul 17 2017
    Living in Ferguson Township means you have many beautiful streets and parks where you and your dog can enjoy walks together. Be considerate of your fellow residents by controlling and picking up after your dog. The Ferguson Township Code of Ordinances states that it is unlawful to allow a dog, cat or any other animal considered a pet to run at large in the Township. In addition, in accordance with Pennsylvania state law, the Code of Ordinances requires you to clean up after your pets, sta... details
  • Jul 14 2017
    Ferguson Township Police are conducting enforcement details in participation with Wave 3 of the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Program. 206 municipal police agencies and the Pennsylvania State Police are scheduled to participate in this program to reduce the number of aggressive driving-related crashes, injuries and deaths throughout the State. The focus for this Summer Drive Time 8-week enforcement Wave will be on Red Light Running, Tailgating, Steer Clear... details
  • Jul 13 2017
    On July 11, 2017, Ferguson Township Police were dispatched to a local car dealership for a suspicious package found inside a vehicle. As the dealership staff inspected a newly delivered vehicle, they discovered a strange package in the spare tire storage compartment. Ferguson Police officers discovered that the package contained 25 pounds of marijuana. The new vehicle is connected to a shipment of cars from an assembly plant in Mexico. Thirteen other cars, distributed across the United ... details
  • Jul 6 2017
    Ferguson Township Police Officer Travis Park represented the department at First Responders Night, which was celebrated at the State College Spikes game on July 3. Officer Park joined a procession of first responders who drove onto Medlar Field at Lubrano Park to be honored by those in attendance at Monday night's game vs. Batavia. The State College, Penn State, and Bellefonte police departments, as well as the Centre County Sheriff's Office, were among the first responders who were... details
  • Jul 2 2017
    The Centre County DUI Task Force conducted a DUI checkpoint as well as DUI roving patrols on Saturday, July 1 into Sunday, July 2. These enforcement efforts resulted in seven DUI arrests. The Centre County DUI Task Force remains committed to keeping the streets of Centre County safer and will arrest anyone who is impaired by alcohol, drugs or a combination of both. If you are going out this holiday weekend you need to have a plan for getting home safely. Whether it's a friend, family memb... details
  • Jun 30 2017
    Retired Chief of Police Diane Conrad was honored by the Ferguson Township Police Department, Township staff and community colleagues at a reception on Wednesday, June 28. Chief Conrad served 28 years with the Borough of State College prior to becoming the Chief of Police at Ferguson Township, where she served an additional 12 years. Her successor, Chief of Police Chris Albright, was sworn in on Thursday, June 29. As Chief, her department excelled at promoting community relations in the Town... details