Police News

  • Nov 18 2017
    The Ferguson Township Police Department (FTPD) on Thursday, November 16, promoted Corporal Brian Rose to Sergeant and Officer Eric Albright to Corporal. Both took the oath of office at a swearing in by Magisterial District Judge Kelley Gillette-Walker. Sergeant Rose, who has been with the FTPD since 2007, was promoted to Corporal in 2011. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Mount Aloysius College, served in the United States Army as a crewman on a M1A1 Abrams... details
  • Nov 16 2017
    Ferguson Township Police are investigating the theft of a silver 2016 Ford F-250 pick-up truck from the lot of a car dealership in the 3100 block of West College Avenue at approximately 8:45 pm on November 15, 2017. Anyone with information about this theft is asked to contact the Ferguson Township Police Department (814) 237-1172 or via email. You may also submit an anonymous tip. ... details
  • Nov 3 2017
    The Ferguson Township Police Department (FTPD) arrested 31-year-old Rodrequis Armanti Council of State College Friday, November 3, 2017, for his role in the bomb threats and bank robbery that occurred on August 22, 2017. Council was charged with Criminal Conspiracy (Robbery), Criminal Conspiracy (Theft by Unlawful Taking), Terroristic Threats and Receiving Stolen Property. Police determined that Council conspired with a 40-year-old Georgia man to build the bomb-like devices and place them at ... details
  • Oct 19 2017
    The Ferguson Township Police Department is investigating a report of a sexual assault that occurred in an apartment along West Aaron Drive on Wednesday morning, October 18, 2017, at approximately 3:45 am. The victim reported that she was inside her apartment sleeping when she was sexually assaulted by an unknown male. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5 8 , muscular build, with a beard. He was wearing grey sweat pants and a blue shirt. The victim was treated at the Moun... details
  • Sep 29 2017
    On September 28, 2017 at 1:33 am, officers responded to an apartment complex for a 43-year-old woman having a medical emergency. Upon arrival, officers found the woman unresponsive. She was not breathing and had a weak pulse. Officers began CPR and administered Naloxone (Narcan). Within a short period, the woman began breathing and became conscious and alert. She was transported to the hospital for further evaluation. It was determined that the woman had snorted heroin. Naloxone can revers... details
  • Sep 24 2017
    Ferguson Township Police responded to a reported act of vandalism at Tom Tudek Memorial Park about 12:30 pm on Sunday afternoon, September 17. A woman called the police from the park when she discovered that a bench along the gravel path down from the playground had been vandalized. A person or persons unknown had spray painted the n-word on the bench. The memorial bench, which was gifted to the park by the siblings of the man it honors, is in a high-profile location along the path. The m... details
  • 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