Central Berks Regional Police Department

  • Agency: Central Berks Regional Police Department
  • Address: 2147 Perkiomen Avenue, Central Berks Regional , 19606 PA
  • Chief: Anthony C Garipoli, Sr (Chief of Police)
Phone: 610-779-1100
Fax: 610-779-7135

Central Berks Regional Police Department is located at 2147 Perkiomen Avenue, Central Berks Regional , 19606 PA. The Chief of Police of the department is Anthony C Garipoli, Sr. The Central Berks Regional Police Department phone number is 610-779-1100.

Central Berks Regional Police Department News

An article published in today's Reading Eagle, which reported on the November 1 Police Commission meeting, contained some information that is not quite correct. We would like to clarify some of the misconceptions. 1. Oley Township currently employs two full-time officers, not two part-time officers as reported. 2. Oley's police chief, David White, will NOT be retiring; he and the other full-time Oley officer (reported later in the article as two additional part-time officers) will be hired by Central Berks. 3. We are in the process of hiring four additional full-time officers, not just one. 4. The article stated that there were 98 calls for police in October, according to Chief Serafin's monthly report. This is incorrect. There were 602 calls in October, 98% of which were from our covered municipalities. The other 2% were assists to other agencies. The Reading Eagle has been contacted regarding the incorrect information, and corrections will be made.

The officers and staff of CBRPD want to wish everyone a safe and fun Halloween! Please be careful as our children make their way through the streets tonight, and watch for tiny gremlins and witches to pop out unexpectedly! (NOTE: The recall on Butterfingers is still active. Please feel free to drop off any such candy at the PD marked "SGT Terry" for testing and safe disposal....)

The Missing Juvenile whose information we shared with you has been FOUND within Berks County, and has been returned safely to her home. Thank you for all your shares and help!

It's that time of year when the temps are cooler - perfect weather for outside activities such as running and cycling! But with those cooler temps come shorter days. Many people run/bike on a schedule - before or after work, etc. But the shorter days now place those activities in darkness. Dark clothing, street and headlights causing a silhouetting effect, and narrow roads make for dangerous combinations. Please employ the use of brighter clothing, blinkers, lights, and reflective apparel when out getting in those miles in the darkness! Use reflective materials on parts that create RECOGNITION of you as a human (as opposed to a street sign) by employing it on arms and legs, which helps identify you to motorists. While you may see just fine with street lights, you are a relatively small object which is often back-lit and slower moving than the other traffic on the roadway.

We here at CBRPD extend our thoughts and prayers to the victims and first responders in Las Vegas. As most citizens enjoy the safety and security we have come to understand as typical, few have the opportunity to fully grasp these types of situations. While every fiber of one's survival instinct is screaming, "run away", our officers instead run towards the gunfire and threats. For those interested, the actual radio traffic from the incident is included in a link below. It can be a bit alarming to hear, but it exemplifies the courage and professionalism of our first responders (as well as of the dispatchers and radio support) in such a situation. https://www.statter911.com/2017/10/02/police-radio-traffic-las-vegas-mass-shooting/

CBRPD would like to thank the viewers of “The Hunt with John Walsh” for their tips which led to the capture of Maria E. Cabrera-Gutierrez in the state of Washington today. Det. Sgt. Deron Manndel and CBRPD have been attempting to locate her since she fled the state with her son in the midst of a custody battle back in November of 2014. She will face charges of interference with custody of children, concealment of whereabouts of a child and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution on her extradition back to Berks County. We would also like to thank Raymond Police Department (WA) and Pacific County Sheriff's Office for apprehending Cabrera-Gutierrez and locating the two children.

While you prepare to celebrate once again regaining control of the peace and serenity in your homes as your kids head back to school, PLEASE remember to drive carefully! We remind all motorists coming through our area of the established 15 MPH School Zones active through the school day, as well as our dutiful Crossing Guards at critical road crossing points. Please help keep our children safe on their way to and from school!

It's 90° in the shade, but the CBRPD Bike Patrol is out and about! Can you spot him in your neighborhood? (If you do, he probably wants a drink of water...)

NIGHTTIME SHENANIGANS: In the early morning hours of Friday, Aug. 11th, CBRPD Officers Yourkavitch and Mayer responded to the area of Friedensburg and Lewis Rds for suspicious activity involving flashlights in the woods. They subsequently located a parked vehicle off the roadway, and tracked down one subject hiding in the woods. Stolen property found inside the vehicle was found to belong to a nearby resident who shortly thereafter discovered a shed burglary. Early THIS morning, Saturday, Aug. 12th, CBRPD Officers Cilento and Rissmiller responded to the area of Old Friedensburg Rd and Butter Ln for a possible crash. They found a rather bizarre scene, with TWO crashed vehicles a few hundred yards apart in different yards. They eventually realized that suspects in thefts from vehicles that had just fled Exeter Twnsp had crashed, then stolen another vehicle nearby, and crashed THAT vehicle a few doors away. OFC Cilento entered the nearby woods in an attempt to locate the possible suspects, and was able to coordinate with responding Exeter PD units and take two actors into custody, thereby clearing thefts from vehicles in Exeter, as well as the theft of a vehicle in our area.

On behalf of the Central Berks National Night Out Committee and several local businesses, Chief Serafin presented a $500 check to Liz McCauley, executive director of the Animal Rescue League (ARL) of Berks County. Central Berks partnered with ARL at this year's National Night Out event, and free raffle tickets were given to residents who donated an item from their wish list. ARL provides shelter and care for over 6,500 each year, and we were proud to be able to contribute to their cause.

We would like to thank everyone who came out to National Night Out on Tuesday evening. Our participants, volunteers, and organizers work really hard to make it a great experience for the residents of the municipalities we serve. Please take a moment to acknowledge the list of National Night Out participants and donors.

The winning 50/50 ticket is worth $187! If you have the match, call Claudia at the office (610-779-1100) on Thursday or Friday to make arrangements to claim your prize!

AND THE WINNER IS....JOSH QUINTER, WITH A GUESS OF 990! THE TOTAL PIECES OF CANDY IN THE JAR WAS 1041! JOSH, YOU CAN PICK UP YOUR PRIZE AT THE CENTRAL BERKS OFFICE, 8AM-4PM. COMMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL 8:00am FRIDAY, 8/4. National Night Out guessing game! Come to the raffle tent, guess the number of chocolates in the jar, and win the jar! Post your guess in the comments here. Closest guess wins! Winner will be announced on this thread on Friday.

National Night Out is tomorrow from 6pm-9pm! Check out our fabulous new activities on the lower field. We've also added some things for the younger kids on the upper field. And don't forget to buy tickets for our awesome raffle. We have some very special prizes this year! Where else can you eat free hot dogs, get a haircut, have your face painted, get a massage, and register your bicycle all in one place? Be sure to show us your best pitch at the dunk tank, and munch on some of Stokesay Castle's famous roast beef! Opening ceremonies start at 6! See you there!

On Sunday, July 30th, 2017, CBRPD's own Sgt Terry Heydt rode with the "Wheels of Justice" team in the 30th Annual Irish Pub Tour de Shore, which began in Philadelphia and ended down in Atlantic City - a route of almost 70 miles. The event raises funds for the families of fallen first responders and children in need in the Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Area. The "Wheels of Justice" team consists of Law Enforcement and agents with the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office, Law Enforcement Officers, their friends and families. This year, the team alone raised over $76,000 towards the $1.1 MILLION the event raised. Come see Sgt Terry tomorrow night at National Night Out, and be sure to ask to see his crazy tan lines!

Donate blood at National Night Out and receive a coupon for FREE PIZZA from Papa John's! You can register at the Central Berks office, at Miller-Keystone, or walk-in at National Night Out. Give Blood, Save a Life, Eat Free Pizza!

The PennSTAR medical helicopter and the Exeter Township Police K-9 demo are returning to National Night Out this year. We will also have 2 new activities on the lower field, as well as small children's games on the upper field. Don't forget about our prize raffle. Get a FREE TICKET by bringing a donation for Animal Rescue League of Berks County. Donation suggestions can be found on ARL's wish list at https://www.berksarl.org/how-to-help/wish-list/

BICYCLE REGISTRATION: In an effort to address the prevalence of bicycle thefts in our communities, and increase our return rate of recovered stolen bicycles, CBRPD is establishing our first Bicycle Registration program. For a small donation, bicycle owners can register their bicycle(s) with CBRPD. Administered by the CBRPD Bike Patrol Unit, the Bicycle Registration will collect vital information on the owner and bicycle, including all data required to enter the bicycle as stolen in both state and national databases should the bicycle ever be stolen. Owners will also receive a reflective CBRPD Bicycle Registration sticker with the registration number to be affixed to their bicycle, which will alert potential thieves to the fact that all bike information is recorded and accessible by CBRPD. We will roll this program out to our communities beginning at National Night Out (Tues. 08/01/17 at the A-Field). Bring your bike and we will also include a photograph of it in your registration data. (Please note that we can ONLY register bicycles owned by residents of CBRPD's coverage area - Mt Penn, Lower Alsace, and St Lawrence).

The Miller-Keystone Bloodmobile will be at National Night Out from 5:30-9. Please call the CBRPD office to schedule your appointment to donate. 610-779-1100

We have recently experienced a rash of thefts from vehicles. Early Monday morning, two juveniles were arrested after rummaging through about 20 vehicles and taking things that didn't belong to them. Thanks to an alert resident, who immediately called 911, Central Berks officers were able to apprehend the culprits. However, Tuesday morning, a few more residents discovered that the same thing had happened to them on Monday night. Please, please, please lock your vehicles. Even if you think you've already locked it, lock it again. If for some reason your vehicle will not lock, remove anything of value that a thief would be interested in. And IF YOU SEE SOMETHING SUSPICIOUS, REPORT IT! Again, here are the numbers, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: EMERGENCY - 911 NON-EMERGENCY - 610-655-4911

Is anyone missing a lawnmower? A fairly new lawnmower was recovered during a traffic stop in St. Lawrence on June 7th. If your lawnmower went missing around that time, please let us know. We are keeping it safe until the owner can identify it and take it home. All of the store stickers are still on it, so you will need to bring proof of purchase.

Owen and Olivia stopped by today to visit with Officer Taimanglo. Owen is only 4-1/2 years old, but he has already chosen his career. We will keep your application on file until you can reach the pedals of the police car, Owen!

Coming soon!