Bethel Park Police Department

  • Agency: Bethel Park Police Department
  • Address: 5100 W Library Ave, Bethel Park , 15102 PA
  • Chief: (Chief of Police)
Phone: 412-833-2000
Fax: 412-851-0519

Bethel Park Police Department is located at 5100 W Library Ave, Bethel Park , 15102 PA. The Bethel Park Police Department phone number is 412-833-2000.

Bethel Park Police Department News

On the streets of Bethel Park he’s Officer Bob Meussner, but in the PA National Guard he is Major Robert C. Meussner Jr. of the 28th Infantry Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion. Maj. Meussner recently received his deployment orders for the Middle East and has spent the past 2 weeks training at Ft. Indiantown Gap. This weekend, he was among 500 PA soldiers who were recognized by Gov. Tom Wolf and military command staff on their upcoming deployment. This will be Maj. Meussner’s second tour of duty in the Middle East. He is now in Ft. Hood, TX completing additional training before heading overseas in February. BPPD patrol cars will now display a yellow ribbon bearing Officer Meussner’s badge number, as we anxiously await his safe return. Please keep Maj. Meussner and all of our military men and women in your thoughts and prayers.

At a special ceremony tonight, Colby Grubich and Sean McGrail were officially promoted to the rank of Sergeant. They were sworn in by Magisterial District Judge Ron Arnoni and had their new badges pinned on by family members. Sgt. Grubich and Sgt. McGrail will now assume their duties as patrol shift supervisors. Congratulations to both!

We wanted to thank Municipal Manager Shawn Arbaugh, Council Member Joe Consolmagno, and the Bethel Park Community Foundation for recognizing Law Enforcement Appreciation Day with a catered lunch for each shift from Pasta Too! We are grateful for the community’s support.

FOUND CAT: This Domestic Short Hair was recovered by Animal Control on Beverly Court. If you know the owner, please have them call Dispatch at 412-833-2000.

We can’t tell you how much it means to our officers to see our residents showing their support around town!

*** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE *** At approximately 11:45 AM, South Park Township Police were notified that the body of a deceased female was located in a wooded area along Piney Fork creek behind Rite Aid (6375 Library Road). With the assistance of the Allegheny County Medical Examiners Office, the woman was positively identified as Diane Lynn Chotta. Forensic Investigators did not immediately suspect any foul play based on their preliminary analysis at the scene. Bethel Park Police Investigations Division will continue handling the follow-up investigation. Further information will be provided as it becomes available.

MISSING PERSON UPDATE: Today, the Bethel Park Police Department resumed our search during daylight hours for Diane Lynn Chotta. With the assistance of the Bethel Park Volunteer Fire Company and Canine Aided Emergency Search and Rescue (CAESAR), Investigators concentrated on the Port Authority Light Rail Transit line between the Library and Sarah stations. Search and Rescue K9s showed interest in an area behind Castle Tavern South (6347 Library Rd.) where Piney Fork creek runs along the LRT tracks. Due to the frozen waters, SHACOG Technical Rescue Team (TRT) responded with equipment and manpower to check under the ice. A thorough search of that area was negative for Chotta or any other evidence. With the dropping temperatures and continued inclement weather, the search of the water will be suspended until conditions improve. The Bethel Park Police will continue to investigate any significant leads, and anyone with information is asked to call our Dispatch Center at 412-833-2000.

UPDATE: The vehicle has been located. Chotta’s whereabouts are still unknown. ALERT: The BPPD is asking the public for help in locating Diane Bragg Chotta, a 52-year-old white female, 5'4", 110 lbs. Chotta was last seen on Christmas day visiting her mother in Bethel Park. Chotta resides in Munhall and has ties to Crawford County. Chotta was driving a 2002 silver Buick Century with PA license plate JSS8061. Chotta has been entered as a missing person and family is concerned that they have not heard from her. If you see Chotta or know her whereabouts, please contact Bethel Park Police at 412-833-2000.

The BPPD wishes everyone a Happy New Year! Our officers will be on patrol looking for impaired drivers, so if you are out drinking tonight, please make plans to stay where you are or arrange for a sober ride home. We want everyone to have a safe start to 2018. #happynewyear

Beginning January 1, 2018, Bethel Park is officially joining with neighboring communities for animal control services. Our community will now be part of the South Hills Cooperative Animal Control. SHCAC will handle calls/issues related to domestic animals and most wildlife. SHCAC has an authorized compliment of five animal control officers who receive extensive training and certification in animal behavior, control techniques, humane treatment, investigations and enforcement. These officers are uniformed and drive trucks that clearly identify the agency. They have the authority to enforce state, county, and local laws as appropriate. The core hours of service will be 8am to 8pm on weekdays and 8am to 4pm on weekends/holidays. SHCAC has a limited number of traps they will issue to residents for up to ten days at a time, provided all provisions of the trapping instruction letter are carefully followed to ensure the humane treatment of animals. All trapping in Bethel Park must conform to the requirements outlined in this letter. Requests for SHCAC services should be made through the Bethel Park Dispatch Center at 412-833-2000.

K9 Jeez is taking full advantage of the snowy weather today to work on his sled riding skills! #SnowDay #K9Jeez

Great job Tri-Community South EMS!

Presents from Police was a huge success this year. Thank you to everyone who donated a gift to help brighten spirits at Children’s Hospital!

UPDATE: The female from the earlier post has been located and is safe. Please discontinue dissemination of the flyer. The suspect, Dwayne Holmes-Bey, is still wanted for questioning about this incident and has an active warrant for the PFA violation. Thanks to everyone who shared our post!

On 12/19/17, Bethel Park Police took multiple reports of thefts from vehicles in the Park Manor plan (Rolling Green Drive). The vehicles were believed to have been entered some time overnight, with money and property being taken. There was no forced entry. It was learned that a similar incident may have occurred in the same neighborhood a few weeks prior, but never reported to police. If you witnessed any suspicious activity in that area, please contact us at crimewatch@bethelpark.net. As always, please ensure your vehicles are locked at all times and valuables are removed. Please report any suspicious activity IMMEDIATELY to Dispatch at 412-833-2000.

On 12/15/17, three individuals were arrested after allegedly stealing over $3,000 in merchandise from Toys"R"Us and assaulting a witness. The witness observed all three suspects filling shopping bags with merchandise inside the store and went to alert employees. The suspects proceeded out of the store without paying and the witness called 911 and followed them outside to get their license plate. While on the phone with 911, the witness was pepper sprayed in the face by one suspect and another suspect threatened to stab them with a knife. The vehicle fled the scene and was subsequently located and stopped by Mt. Lebanon Police Department. The Defendants are Jade Washington (age 19), Jamika Williams (age 24), and Brittany Savage (age 26), all from the City of Pittsburgh. The three were taken to Allegheny County Jail and charged with multiple offenses including Robbery, Criminal Conspiracy, Retail Theft, Receiving Stolen Property, Simple Assault, and Terroristic Threats

On 12/18/17, three individuals were arrested after allegedly attempting to steal over $800 in merchandise from Giant Eagle Market District. They fled in a vehicle after being confronted by Loss Prevention Officers. Chief O'Connor and Det. Sgt. Dziezgowski, spotted the vehicle on Library Road in Castle Shannon and were able to stop and detain them. An additional $700 in merchandise from Home Depot was recovered inside the vehicle. The Defendants are Ena Hardy (age 47) from Pittsburgh, Lakeesha Harris (age 38) from Duquesne, and Keith Larkins (Age 32) from Pittsburgh. All three were charged with Retail Theft, Criminal Conspiracy, and Receiving Stolen Property.

Come down and see us at Allegheny Arms & Gun Works. We are here until 2pm with Froggy Radio Pittsburgh collecting unwrapped gifts for Presents from Police. They are giving away some great prizes too!

We hope you'll join us this Saturday from Noon-2pm at the new Millennium Shops, where we'll be collecting new, unwrapped gifts for Presents from Police, which will be delivered to the patients at Children's Hospital. Froggy Radio Pittsburgh will be broadcasting live from the shops and giving away some great prizes. See you there!