Police News

  • Aug 15 2019
    Ferguson Township Police Sergeant Shawn Morrison and Officer Travis Park announced on Wednesday that since July 8, specially trained officers in the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) have been working extra hours and special details focused on aggressive driving infractions by commercial motor vehicles. Their work is supported by a Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Program grant aimed at inspecting heavy trucks. Both the FTPD and State College Borough Po... details
  • Aug 12 2019
    Photos from Ag Progress Days, 2018 Ferguson Township Police advise residents and motorists that Penn State's Ag Progress Days will be held through TODAY, August 15, in Rock Springs. West College Avenue (SR26), Pine Grove Road (SR45) and West Whitehall Road will be extremely congested, especially during rush hours. Motorists are asked to expect delays and allow extra time for commuting. Using alternate routes is suggested. In addition, Nixon Road will be closed between West ... details
  • Aug 8 2019
    Pennsylvania law makes it illegal to pass a stopped school bus. When students go back to school this month, please make their safety a priority by staying focused and patient. Police encourage commuters to avoid distractions such as using cell phones, allow extra time for delays, or to consider routes that avoid school bus stops altogether. In any case, when you are mindful of students safety, you won t mind a little longer commute. During the 2018-19 school year, local school bus driv... details
  • Aug 7 2019
    Our Ferguson Township Police Department frequently responds to calls from residents who have been approached by or become victims of scammers. The newest local scam is a caller identifying himself as Jeremy from Direct Asphalt, claiming to be a subcontractor on the North Atherton Street project for Glenn O. Hawbaker. According to State College Police, who received complaints from residents, the caller claims he is offering paving services at a discount to local businesses. Hawbak... details
  • Jul 24 2019
    Centre Region Parks and Recreation (CRPR) has made the Ferguson Township Police Department (FTPD) aware that a number of residents have reported unleashed dogs and confrontational encounters with non-compliant dog owners at Tom Tudek Memorial Park. The residents, who expressed concern about unleashed dogs approaching their own dogs, communicated their complaints on the Next Door Park Forest VIllage neighborhood social website The FTPD will follow up on CRPR's request to post additional s... details
  • Jul 10 2019
    Summer is peak home improvement season. Unfortunately, police at this time of year are more likely to hear reports of contractor fraud and door-to-door solicitations without required permits. Residents who may be considering hiring a contractor to make home improvements are advised to be aware that Pennsylvania has a Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act. Ferguson Township Police ask residents to be familiar with Pennsylvania s requirements of contractors and to do your research befo... details
  • Jul 1 2019
    The Ferguson Township Police will join the Pennsylvania State Police and more than 215 municipal agencies in the third targeted aggressive driving enforcement wave through August 25, 2019. As part of the Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project, this initiative aims to reduce the number of aggressive driving related crashes, injuries and deaths on roadways throughout the State. Any aggressive driver stopped by police will receive a citation. The enforcement wave will focus on r... details
  • Jun 27 2019
    Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) graduating class, June 28, 2019 Local police and other first responders completed the 18th session of a specialized 40-hour crisis intervention training program on June 28, concluding with a graduation ceremony. The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) is a partnership of police, emergency medical services (EMS), emergency communications, correctional facilities, mental health agencies, individuals who have experienced mental health issues, and advocates that... details
  • Jun 21 2019
    Ferguson Township's new Ordinance Officer Derek Hoover strives to explain the ordinances he is enforcing, as well as act with fairness toward the residents he serves. For example: With all the rain we've been having, I want to give busy residents a reasonable amount of time to cut their grass, he said. The first notice gives the resident 48 hours with no penalty; the second violation gives the resident a warning with 24 hours to correct the problem, plus a $25.00 fine; the third... details
  • Jun 14 2019
    If you re runnin down the road trying to loosen your load, with seven things to do on your mind, Ferguson Township Police remind you to take it easy. The warm weather months are bringing more people outdoors and closer to street traffic, from bicyclists riding alongside you to kids who may be chasing after a ball that s rolled into the road. You may be in a hurry to get somewhere, says Chief of Police Chris Albright, but whether you re driving on a country road or in town, think o... details
  • Jun 5 2019
    Ferguson Township Police have apprehended D. Jacob Eshelman of New Enterprise, 19, in connection with the hit-and-run accident that caused injuries to a bicyclist on Monday, June 3. Eshelman was driving the vehicle that struck Nancy Antes, 66, of Stormstown, on her bicycle in the 4400 block of Tadpole Road. She suffered broken bones in her ankle, leg, pelvis, ribs, and vertebrae and was admitted to Hershey Medical Center. Police have charged Eshelman with two felonies: aggravated assault ... details
  • Jun 4 2019
    Ferguson Township Police have an update on the injuries suffered by a bicyclist who was struck by a hit-and-run driver on Monday, June 3. The incident occurred in the 4400 block of Tadpole Road. The bicyclist has been identified as Nancy Antes, 66, of Stormstown. The extent of her injuries is greater than was originally reported to the FTPD. She suffered broken bones in her ankle, leg, pelvis, ribs, and vertebrae. Transported from the scene to Mt. Nittany Medical Center, Antes was later t... details
  • Jun 3 2019
    At 1:15 pm today, June 3, Ferguson Township Police responded to a hit-and-run accident in the 4400 block of Tadpole Road, where a vehicle collided with a bicyclist. After the collision, the driver took off through a cornfield, driving at an angle approximately 100 yards before abandoning the vehicle and fleeing into the woods. He is described as a thin white male wearing a tan shirt. The bicyclist, a 66-year-old female from Stormstown, sustained minor injuries and was transported to Mt. N... details
  • Jun 1 2019
    Russell Meyers, an 80-year-old male who had been reported missing last night, has been safely located in Charles County, Maryland. Ferguson Township Police appreciate the assistance of the public. ... details
  • May 24 2019
    Ferguson Township Police have received a few calls about hungry bears in The Landings and Chestnut Ridge neighborhoods. Hungry bears feed on bird seed, suet, hummingbird nectar, food scraps and pet food. If you have spotted a bear in your neighborhood, the Pennsylvania Game Commission recommends bringing your feeders in at night, securing your trash cans, and keeping your grills and yards clean. The Game Commission asks residents in neighborhoods where bears have been spotted to remove al... details
  • May 20 2019
    At about 10:30 am today, Ferguson Township Police responded to a domestic incident at a Blair Road residence involving an 18-year-old male who had a knife and was making suicidal threats. Reportedly the male cut himself but his girlfriend was uninjured. The girlfriend called 9-1-1 to report that he had left the residence. As a precaution, FTPD officers alerted The Goddard School and the Young Scholars of Central Pennsylvania Charter School, which are located about 1,200 feet from the residenc... details
  • Apr 2 2019
    Ferguson Township Police have observed that ride services like Uber and Lyft have helped to significantly reduce the number of driving under the influence (DUI) violations on weekends when people are drinking heavily. But they advise caution when using these services, particularly when alcohol may impair judgment and cognitive skills. Last fall, the State College Police Department reported two sexual assaults by a man posing as an Uber driver. Last month in South Carolina, a student who acce... details
  • Feb 5 2019
    Ferguson Township Police are available to assist you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. But if you re wondering when it s appropriate to call the police and which number to call to reach an officer, we have answers for you. WHEN TO CALL 9-1-1 When you need help or your gut tells you to report something, consider it an emergency If you need to report a crime, suspicious vehicles or activity, car crash, an injured person or animal, someone in harm s way, or something you... details