Allentown Police Department

  • Agency: Allentown Police Department
  • Address: 8 N Main St, Allentown , 08501 NJ
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Phone: 609-259-6300
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Allentown Police Department is located at 8 N Main St, Allentown , 08501 NJ. The Allentown Police Department phone number is 609-259-6300.

Allentown Police Department News

This month, the Allentown Police Officers will be straying away from the traditional uniform look for a good cause. In the spirit of raising money for a good cause, the Allentown Police Department will be participating in the No-Shave November movement. The Officers are donating and trying to raise money for cancer awareness. " Each day, 22,000 people die from cancer worldwide. There's a good chance that someone you know and love will be affected by this disease. Nearly half of cancer diagnoses and deaths are preventable. No-Shave November's mission is to not only raise funds for cancer research and treatment but to educate the population about preventative measures." " For over six years, participants around the globe have put down their razors and foregone their hair appointments to join the fight against cancer. The No-Shave November campaign has successfully raised over $3.5 million dollars to combat this disease. Every dollar raised brings us one step closer in our efforts to fund cancer research and education, help prevent the disease, and aid those fighting the battle. Each whisker grown allows us to embrace our hair, which many cancer patients lose during treatment. Will you join us? Start by using the links below." - As per www.no-shave.org/#about No-Shave November is a web-based, non-profit organization devoted to growing cancer awareness and raising funds to support cancer prevention, research, and education. Please click the link below and feel free to join our team in helping us reach our goal!

ATTENTION ALLENTOWN / UPPER FREEHOLD RESIDENTS The Allentown Police Department urges parents to check all candy received prior to ingestion, and people with candy leftover that was not distributed to check it for tampering. The Allentown Police Department was just advised a few moments ago that during trick or treating yesterday, a handful of people possibly have received candy with pins and or needles in them. We were advised it was shared on Facebook, but nothing has been reported to us until moments ago by a third party with limited knowledge. We cannot currently confirm or deny the validity of this , but we were advised by word around Allentown High School. If anybody has any knowledge of this or personally know somebody who experienced a similar incident in Allentown, please have them contact the investigating officer Ptl. Anthony Rando of the Allentown Police Department immediately at 609-259-6300. Thank you for your cooperation. Please share this important information. **** You should never use email or social media to make a report of a crime or incident of any sort. We do not accept these kinds of reports. These methods are not monitored by officers or dispatchers with the frequency needed to be safe and accurate. Instead, please call or stop by the department at any time day or night. We are always here to help. **** Emergency Call:911 Non-Emergency:Call 609-259-6300 Police Department Address: 8 North Main Street, Allentown, NJ,08501.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY FOR HALLOWEEN All residents, listed below is some important information regarding the Halloween Parade. -Start Time: 6:00PM on 10/31/2017 -Starting Location: Broad St / North Main Street -Ending Location: Allentown High School There will be a temporary closure to vehicle while the parade passes by at the following locations. -Broad Street / North Main -Waker / North Main -Church St / North Main -Lakeview / South Main -High Street / South Main -High Street / Allentown High School entrance Once the rear of the parade passes the road will be reopened, please be advised to keep the road clear once the parade goes by. Wearing bright colors is recommended to enhance safety. Don't forget to flag one of our officer's down for some candy!

Harvest Fest Information October 14th & 15th Goodmorning everybody, we are just finishing setting up the traffic detours for this weekend. Here is some information regarding the Harvest Festival. - The festival is both Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm. - South Main Street will be closed at 730am and reopen at approximately 630pm on both days. - The orange detour signs will reroute traffic from South Main street , to 539, to 526 , back to Main Street and vice versa. - The orange detour signs will also reroute you from North Main Street, to Church Street , to Circle Drive , to Potts Road, to Breza Road, to Allentown Yardville road. Making a right will take you to Upper Freehold/ Hamilton area and a left will take you into Allentown. - Please share this information with anybody you know traveling through Allentown this weekend. - Any questions or concerns contact our non-emergency dispatch line which is 609-259-6300 , for all emergencies dial 911. Please report anything suspicious. If you see something, say something. Have a great time and we will see you out there! - Ptl. Anthony Rando #8230 Public Information Officer/ Internal Affairs arando@allentownboronj.com 609-259-6300

The Allentown Borough Police Department will be participating in the 2017 Labor Day "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign. Beginning August 18,2017 and running through September 4, 2017, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols, looking for motorists who may be driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs. The national " Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" effort endeavors to raise awareness about the dangers of impaired driving through a combination of high- visibility enforcement and public education. " During the last five years New Jersey has experienced approximately 41,000 alcohol involved crashes resulting in more than 800 fatalities. As a part of the initiative , the Division of Highway Traffic Safety provides grants to local police agencies throughout the state to run the two-week campaign. During the last year's crackdown, participating agencies made 1,649 DWI arrests. Law enforcement agencies participating in the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" 2017 crackdown offer the following advice: -If you plan to drink, designate a driver, someone who will not drink alcohol, before going out. -Take mass transit, a taxi, or ask a sober friend to drive you home. -Spend the night where the activity is held. -Always buckle up, every ride, regardless of your seating position in the vehicle. It's your best defense against an impaired driver. -If you're intoxicated and traveling on foot, the safest way to get home is to take a cab or have a sober friend or family member drive you to your doorstep. Please like and share to spread awareness! Remember to be safe and enjoy the upcoming holiday weekend.

Tomorrow on Church Street there will be traffic delays starting at 8:00am. Church Street may possibly be shut down due to water/ sewer repairs. Plan your morning commute accordingly. -Allentown Police Department

Ptl. Dell'Acqua and Ptl. Poss participating at the Hope Fire Company's Touch a Truck event the other night. Needless to say , all the kids loved playing with the lights and sirens 🚓🚒🚑

We are glad you are okay Minion 😎

With the warm weather coming , Officers will be on patrol cracking down on good deeds and acts of safety throughout the town. Spread the word!

Law Enforcement officers from the Allentown Borough Police Department will be cracking down on distracted drivers during April as part of New Jersey's UDrive. UText. UPay. enforcement campaign. Beginning April 1st and running through April 21st, the high visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such as talking on hand-held cell phones and sending text messages while driving. "Distracted driving is a serious issue on our roadways," said Gary Poedubicky, Acting Director of the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety. " The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in 2014 alone, 3,179 people were killed in distracted driving crashes and an estimated 431,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver." Despite the fact that using a hand held cell phone or texting while driving is illegal in New Jersey, the practice appears to be widespread. In a recent survey conducted by the FDU PublicMind Poll for the Division of Highway Traffic Safety, 67% of respondents said they "very often" see people driving and talking on a hand held cell phone. 42% of respondents said they "very often" see driver's texting. The campaign is being carried out during the month of April, which the National Safety Council has designated as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The New Jersey campaign is modeled after similar successful high visibility enforcement programs such as Click It or Ticket and Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over.

*** Important Parking Information *** Tonight as many of you know around 8PM , we are expected to have a severe winter storm. As per borough ordinance 7-7.3 please remove all vehicles off the road for the snow plows and emergency vehicles. All vehicles left on the road will be ticketed and towed. Please pass on this information. Any further questions please contact us at 609-259-6300 or by private message. Everyone be safe and please remember if there is an emergency remember to call 911.

The Coast Nursery will be conducting controlled burns tomorrow in the area of Extonville Road that will be lasting approximately 24-48 hours.

More cookies and a thoughtful card ! Thank you Crossroads Youth Group

Thank you New Jersey United Christian Academy ! We read through every one of your kindhearted cards. Thank you for taking the time out of your program to think of us , you guys rock and brought a smile to all of our faces ...............and the cookies were good too :) #DonutSquad

*** IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION *** Tonight as many of you know , we are expected to have a severe winter storm. As per borough ordinance 7-7.3 please remove all vehicles off the road for the snow plows and emergency vehicles. All vehicles left on the road will be ticketed and towed. Please pass on this information. Any further questions please contact us at 609-259-6300 or by private message. Everyone be safe and let's hope it is not as bad as they say it will be. If there is an emergency remember to call 911.

COURT WILL BE CANCELED TOMORROW 02/09/2017 DUE TO EXPECTED SNOW STORM.

Very informative class for parents !

*** ELUDING/ DRUGS/ DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED ARREST *** PRESS RELEASE: THE BOROUGH OF ALLENTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT For more information and further questions, contact Public Information Officer: Ptl. Anthony Rando, 609-259-6300, arando@allentownboronj.com For Immediate Release: Type of Incident: Eluding, Possession of CDS U/50, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving While Suspended Date of Incident: 01/04/17 at approximately 11:59AM Location: In front of the Allentown Municipal Building (8 North Main Street, Allentown, NJ, 08501) Officers Involved: Ptl. Christopher Poss #8231 (Lead Officer), Ptl. Anthony Rando #8230, Cpl. Brian Stab #8206 On 01/04/2017 at approximately 11:59AM, Ptl. Poss was running stationary radar in the area of North Main Street and Broad Street when a Silver 2015 Nissan Pathfinder entered his field of radar at a high rate of speed. Ptl. Poss safely made a U-Turn and engaged his emergency overhead lights and sirens to initiate a motor vehicle stop. The driver who was later identified as Keith P. Dillon , pulled over to the side of the road in the area of 40 North Main in Allentown. As Ptl. Poss exited his patrol vehicle, Dillon fled South down North Main Street heading into the Allentown Business District at a high rate of speed during rush hour. Ptl. Poss attempted to stop Dillon again. Dillon attempted to pass a White Ford Explorer on the left side crossing the double yellow line. Dillon then swerved recklessly attempting to pass the White Ford Explorer on the right causing Dillon to collide into the White Ford Explorer. The victim operating the White Ford Explorer was later transported to the hospital for shoulder, neck, and wrist pain by Allentown First Aid Squad. Dillon’s vehicle also struck an unoccupied parked Blue Chrysler minivan which got rear ended, which also caused an unoccupied Blue Honda Civic to get rear ended with minor damage. Totaling in a four car collision. Ptl. Poss quickly exited his patrol vehicle and approached Dillon with caution who was observed to be pinned in the driver seat of his vehicle against the White Ford Explorer. Ptl. Poss radioed for Ptl. Rando to assist. Ptl. Rando arrived on scene immediately. Ptl. Rando assisted Dillon out of his vehicle. Dillon refused medical attention and no signs of injury were observed. Ptl. Rando smelt the strong and distinct odor of burnt marijuana emanating from the interior of Dillon’s vehicle which led to a search of the vehicle. A small amount of marijuana was recovered as well as drug paraphernalia. Ptl. Rando conducted a series of standardized field sobriety tests on Dillon. Ptl. Rando determined Dillon to not be under the influence based on his observations. Ptl. Poss advised Dillon to place his hands behind his back that he was being placed under arrest for Eluding, Possession of CDS U/50g, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Driving While Suspended. Dillon was searched incident to arrest, placed in the rear of Ptl. Poss’s patrol car, and then was transported to police headquarters without incident. Dillon’s vehicle was impounded by JL Tow Company. Dillon was processed and transported to Monmouth County Jail without incident on a no-bail warrant by Cpl. Stab and Ptl. Rando. As a result the following arrest was made: 1. Keith P. Dillon, 32 years old, of Island Heights, New Jersey Keith P. Dillon was charged with; 1. Eluding of the 2nd degree 2. Possession of CDS U/50g 3. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 4. Driving While Suspended 5. Uninsured Motorist As well as several other motor vehicle citations. *** The media and the public are reminded that criminal charges are merely accusations and that the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. *** Prepared By: Patrolman Anthony Rando #8230 Public Information Officer Internal Affairs Unit

Merry Christmas! Wishing everyone happiness this holiday season and through out the coming year. Thank you everybody for the generous gestures we really appreciate your kindness. - Allentown Police Department

We would like to thank our lovely residents and Bruno's Bicycles, One Sweet Ride for all of the gifts. They are delicious! Have a great holiday everyone we really appreciate all of the support.

The Allentown Borough Police Department will be participating in the 2016 Year End Statewide "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign. Beginning December 9th and running through January 1, 2017, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols, looking for motorists who may be driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs. The national " Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" effort endeavors to raise awareness about the dangers of impaired driving through a combination of high- visibility enforcement and public education. " During the last five years New Jersey has experienced approximately 41,000 alcohol involved crashes resluting in more than 800 fatalities. Last year, 29% of all motor vehicle fatalities in New Jersey were alcohol-related. Nationally, more than 10,000 people die each year in drunk driving crashes. The societal cost associated with these crashes is estimated to be $37 billion annually. Law enforcement agencies participating in the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" 2016 crackdown offer the following advice: -If you plan to drink, designate a driver, someone who will not drink alcohol, before going out. -Take mass transit, a taxi, or ask a sober friend to drive you home. -Spend the night where the activity is held. -Always buckle up, every ride, regardless of your seating position in the vehicle. It's your best defense against an impaired driver. -If you're intoxicated and traveling on foot, the safest way to get home is to take a cab or have a sober friend or family member drive you to your doorstep. Please like and share to spread awareness! Remember to be safe and enjoy the upcoming holiday weekend.

Congratulations to the Allentown High School football team on their big win against Brick Township tonight!!! ( Yes, that noise was our police, fire, and EMS escort they deserved it )

Thank you to the Allentown Borough Council for their recognition.