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

The Bethel Park Historical Society has some great raffle prizes for the Police vs Steelers basketball game tonight, as well as, hotdogs, drinks and snacks for sale. Come see us, doors open at 6pm.

Looking for a fun (and legal) recreational activity on 4/20?... Come watch the BPPD and BPHS Students take on the Pittsburgh Steelers tonight! Raffles, prizes, and FREE ADMISSION.

‪Join us TOMORROW 4/20/18 for the annual BPPD vs Steelers game. Doors open at 6pm for a pregame with BPPD and agents from Allstate Raffles, prizes, light concessions, and autographs with the Steelers. Admission is FREE!

The Police vs Steelers Basketball Game is still on for this Friday, April 20th. Doors open at 6pm, with prizes, raffles, and concessions available. Hope to see you there!

Come join us for this exciting event! BPPD will have a car there, so stop and say Hi!

ALERT: Were you the victim of a scam where you sent a payment through Western Union? If so, you may be eligible to receive repayment from the recent court decision United States v. The Western Union Company. For years, many people who lost money to scams sent their payment through a Western Union wire transfer. Scammers contacted people and promised prizes, loans, jobs, discounted products or other financial rewards in exchange for money upfront. They also pretended to be family members in need of cash or law enforcement officers demanding payment. The scammers told people to send money through Western Union. No one received the cash, prizes or services they were promised. Because of joint investigations by the FTC, the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Western Union agreed to pay $586 million and admitted to aiding and abetting wire fraud. DOJ is now using that money to provide refunds to people who were tricked into using Western Union to pay scammers. If you made a payment between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017. Follow the link below to the Federal Trade Commission (www.ftc.gov/WU) to complete the necessary forms. THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS MAY 31, 2018. The only way to complete this process is through the FTC website instructions. Any emails you receive offering to complete your refund through email or soliciting the services of an attorney are a SCAM. If you have any questions please contact the remission administrator at 1-844-319-2124 www.FTC.gov/WU

You are invited to attend “Extremist Violence: Identification, Intervention and Prevention,” a School Safety Forum on Monday, April 23 at 6:30 PM in the Independence Middle School auditorium, featuring FBI Supervisory Intelligence Analyst Agent John Pulcastro, who will speak for 30 minutes to parents, school staff and community members, to increase awareness of the need for ALL community members to be able to identify the signs of extremist and active school intruders.This highly-informative program is free and open to the public. We hope you will be able to join us for this life-changing presentation.

April 8-14 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Bethel Park is fortunate to have our own dispatch center which operates 24 hours a day to handle emergency and non-emergency calls for police, fire, EMS, public works and animal control. Our five Communications Officers handle approximately 60,000 phone calls, and 252,000 radio transmissions every year. They are the unsung heroes of public safety and we are grateful for their service to this community! #NPSTW2018

Congratulations to Whitehall Police Officer Lacko!

We have placed a box in the police station lobby to collect care package items for Major Meussner and his fellow troops while he is deployed to the Middle East. Suggested items include the following: Small board games, deck of cards, puzzles, paperback books, comics, crosswords books, magazines, football, soccer ball, hygiene items such as toothbrush, dental picks/floss, hand sanitizer, foot powder, sunscreen, chap-stick, wipes, Q-tips, mouthwash (all travel size), hard candy, gum, nuts, trail mix, protein bars, sunflower seeds, pop tarts, notepads, pens. Monetary donations will NOT be accepted, however, if you wish to purchase a yellow ribbon decal to help offset shipping costs, they will be available at the police records window. Thank you for your support!

INCIDENT: Over the weekend, suspects threw several rocks at the back of Spoonwood Brewing on Baptist Road, breaking one window and damaging the building. This occurred during business hours, while patrons were sitting just behind the glass. A collection of rocks were located by the railroad trestle behind the business. Anyone with information is asked to email us at crimewatch@bethelpark.net

Yesterday, members of the Bethel Park Police Drug Task Force, Patrol Officers, Detectives and our K9 Unit served Search and Arrest Warrants at a house on Eastview Road. This was the result of a months-long investigation into narcotic sales at the home. Eric Paternoster, 32, and Melissa Bancroft, 35, were arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Delivery of a Controlled Substance, and Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance. They were arraigned and transported to the Allegheny County Jail.

Today marks 9 years since Pittsburgh Police Officers Sciullo, Mayhle, and Kelly lost their lives in the line of duty. We will never forget their sacrifice.

UPDATE: The missing individual from earlier today has been located and is safe. Thanks to all who shared our flyer and called in with information. Please discontinue dissemination of the flyer. Thank you.

UPDATE: The individual has been located and is safe. Thanks to all who shared our flyer and called in with information. Please discontinue dissemination of the flyer. Thank you. MISSING PERSON: Michael Pudlo was last seen April 2, 2018 at 1:30 PM leaving an appointment in the South Side of Pittsburgh. Last seen wearing brown Carhartt coat, grey t-shirt, blue jeans, and black sneakers with white stripe. Pudlo has a mental health diagnosis and has not taken his medication. Pudlo may appear paranoid, isolated, or laugh inappropriately. If seen, please contact BPPD at 412-833-2000.

Today marks the 10th anniversary of Trooper Iwaniec’s death. We are honored that the Iwaniec family has chosen to spend this day with the Bethel Park community to talk about their experience. We hope you will join us tonight at 6:30pm for this FREE presentation.

Late this afternoon (Friday March 23rd, 2018) the Bethel Park School District contacted BPPD and requested that we investigate an allegation of threats made by (2) two Bethel Park High School students earlier in the day (See attached letter from Bethel Park School District). The requested investigation was immediately initiated, the suspects identified and the threats substantiated. Following consultation with the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office, the suspects (juvenile) were arrested and charged with felony Terroristic Threats. From The Superintendent's Desk ________________________________________ A Message To All BPSD Parents/Guardians March 23, 2018 Dear Bethel Park School District Parents/Guardians: This letter is to let you know that we were made aware today, Friday, March 23, 2018, of a conversation between two Bethel Park High School students, making verbal threats of violence against Bethel Park High School staff members. A student, who overheard the threats as they were being made, reported it to our School Police Officer, who, due to the serious nature of the threats, immediately notified the Bethel Park Police Department, and they have taken over the investigation. We are continuing to work with the Police Department to take all of the necessary steps to ensure the ongoing safety of our staff and students. The Bethel Park School District will not tolerate behavior that interferes with our education program, creates a threatening, intimidating or abusive environment, negatively impacts another or disrupts the orderly operation of our schools. Every staff member and student has the right to enjoy a safe learning environment and we will do everything possible to continue to provide that environment in all of our schools. We thank the student who reported this threat to an adult and we ask you to continue to encourage your student if and when they see or hear something that could be considered a threat to our school, staff or students, to immediately share this information with an adult. We take all threats seriously and will investigate all perceived threats, as well as ask for the assistance of the Bethel Park Police Department. Please take this opportunity to speak with your student about the serious consequences of making threats—whether in jest or not. The Bethel Park School District will not tolerate any type of threats and will take whatever action is necessary to remove all threats from our schools. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact my office at 412-854-8402. Sincerely, Joseph W. Pasquerilla Superintendent ________________________________________ MISSION: To lead an educational partnership with the community, maintaining an environment that challenges all students to reach their potential as lifelong learners and responsible members of society.

Please join the Bethel Park Police Department and Bethel Park School District in welcoming the Iwaniec family on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 6:30 PM to honor the memory of PA Trooper Kenton Iwaniec by sharing his story.

At approximately 11:00 a.m. the Bethel Park Police responded to a call involving a man with a gun, threatening to harm himself, within his residence. The residence was in the proximity of the Washington Elementary School. In an abundance of caution, the police department contacted Washington Elementary School and ordered a lock-down of the facility. The school itself was never under a threat, and never in danger. The lock-down was imposed just in case the incident would have gone mobile, which it never did. Responding officers secured the scene, the man peacefully surrendered, and was taken to an area hospital for further evaluation. Weapons from the home were confiscated, and the incident will be further investigated. Once there were no longer any threats to the area, the school was contacted and the lock-down lifted. Information regarding the school lock-down was released from an unknown source, while the incident was still in progress. This caused somewhat of a panic and the police department became inundated with calls from parents out of concern for their children. The police department certainly understands the concern of the parents, and will always strive to provide information to the public as quickly as we are able to. However, the high telephone call volume, takes away the communications officer's ability to focus on the in-progress incident. This ultimately becomes a safety issue for the officers involved, and to a further extent, exacerbates the anxiety created by the unknown. The police department kindly asks that the public be patient, understand there is a process, and trust that there are plans in place, that are continually practiced between the police department and school district regarding these types of issues. Although all details regarding certain incidents cannot be released, we will continually provide information, to keep the public notified as quickly as we can, and to the extent we are lawfully able to. It is unfortunate that our society now is continually faced with the potential of a threat to the schools in our community. As a police department, and in a cooperative effort with the school district, we continually plan and prepare, to face that threat, with the hope we never will have to. Thank you.

It's that time of year again!! Bethel Park Police & Bethel Park Basketball Seniors Vs.The Pittsburgh Steelers Footballers Basketball Team WHO: Bethel Park Police and BP Basketball Seniors Vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers WHEN: Friday, April 20, 2018 - doors open at 6:00PM WHERE: Bethel Park High School Admission is FREE!!! WHAT: Pre-Game: Bethel Park Police Vs. Bethel Park Teachers & Allstate Agents starts at 6:30PM Main Event: Bethel Park Police & BP Basketball Seniors Vs. Pittsburgh Steelers starts at 8:00PM Autographs will be available during halftime with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Did we mention ADMISSION IS FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ARREST: BPPD has made an arrest in connection with thefts from vehicles over the weekend. The investigation is ongoing. Please continue to be vigilant about securing your vehicles and removing valuables.

We hope you can join the family of Trooper Iwaniec for a great presentation on Tuesday, March 27th at 6:30pm at the BPHS Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

The BPPD and the Pennsylvania DUI Association would like to remind everyone celebrating St. Patrick’s Day to plan ahead and arrange for a sober ride home. Officers will be out looking for impaired drivers this weekend... don’t let your luck run out.