Logan Township Police Department

  • Agency: Logan Township Police Department
  • Address: 100 Chief Logan Circle, Altoona, 16602 PA
  • Chief: Ron Heller (Chief of Police)

Logan Township Police Department is located at 100 Chief Logan Circle, Altoona, 16602 PA. The Chief of Police of the department is Ron Heller. The Logan Township Police Department phone number is 814-949-3364.

Logan Township Police Department News

The Logan Township Police Department is currently investigating a theft from a motor vehicle and subsequent Access Device Fraud. Attached are several photographs of a female wanted for questioning in connection with the theft. Anyone with information on her identity is asked to contact the Logan Township Police Department at 814-949-3364 or by private message.

Traffic Advisory: Kettle Road between E. Granite Ave and the reservoir is currently shut down due to a tree and live wires across the road. Please avoid the area until further notice.

Operation Safe Stop 2017

Logan Township Police Department would like to thank Ryder and Sophia for inviting Officers to their sixth birthday party at Lakemont Firehall. Officers Rosenberry and Talamo had a great time meeting them and their friends. The kids were able to sit in the police cars and learn about the police and fire equipment. Thanks and Happy Birthday!

***Update*** All three males have been identified and have been in contact with police. Thank you for your help! ************* On August 27, 2017, the Logan Township Police Department was alerted to several individuals trespassing at the Horseshoe Curve. Several people watching a live stream of the Horseshoe Curve notified police of the trespassers. We are asking anyone with information on the pictured individuals to contact police at 814-949-3364 or by private message.

As a reminder, with school starting on Monday, August 28, 2017, please allow more time for travel. http://www.penndot.gov/TravelInPA/Safety/TrafficSafetyAndDriverTopics/PublishingImages/School-Bus-Stopping.gif

The Logan Township Police Department would like to announce the retirement of everybody's favorite Officer, Vilo. After nine years of service and recent medical issues, it is time for Vilo to retire. Thank you, Officer Vilo, for your service and for touching the lives of those you met. Here are his handler, Officer Lutz's words: Over 9 years ago, I took an assignment as K-9 Handler. I was paired with an 11 month old German shepherd that was imported from the Czech Republic and that's all I knew. I didn't know what to expect. After training along side Vilo for several months, and having a lot of tough but at the same time, funny and memorable times, we were ready for whoever and whatever would happen. I could go on for hours about what Vilo has done in 9 years. In the first few months, Vilo successfully tracked and located an armed robbery suspect in a wooded area. Throughout the years, he has located dozens of criminals, and alot of drugs. We did hundreds of demonstrations for groups of people from kindergarten to adults and we enjoyed it as much as they did. Vilo always took his job seriously and was always excited to go to work. Vilo has protected me for 9 years and I've witnessed him change the minds of grown men who had other plans in mind. You would never imagine how a dog could actually have that affect on people. Haha. Vilo was born to be Police Dog and he always gave 110%. As the years went on, I knew that at some point he would have to retire but always dreaded that day. I had planned on Vilo retiring at some point in August or September 2017 and some of you already know that Vilo has been diagnosed with cancer. Today was Vilo's official retirement day. It's going to be different for both of us but I've tried to ease us both into it for the last 6 months. In a few weeks he will be even busier at home while I'm at work. I want to thank Chief Joe Beachem who was my Chief at Tyrone Borough Police Dept. It was his idea to get a dog for the Police Dept and for allowing Vilo to bite you every time you would reach for his kong. Haha. I want to thank all the Officers I've worked with directly at Tyrone and Logan Township. I want to thank Operation Our Town for funding the purchase of Vilo. I want to thank all of the other handlers that I've trained with throughout the years. And lastly, I would like to apologize and say thank you to our trainer, Jim Walstrom, for the last 9 years. Haha. The pic attached is the first time Vilo and I met. We both looked a lot younger.

In reference to the earlier post about car break-ins, here is a video of one of the suspects. In this incident the car was unlocked, however in other incidents vehicles were entered by force. Previous post: https://www.facebook.com/LoganTownshipPD/posts/1585884744795024

The Logan Township Police Department, along with the Pennsylvania State Police, are currently investigating numerous vehicle entries in the Sylvan East and Stone Hedge Area, which occurred during the evening hours of August 8th into August 9th. The suspects appear to have been peering into vehicle and targeting those containing items of value. The Logan Township Police Department would like to remind its residents to take items of value inside and secure their vehicles. Additionally, residents in the area who have surveillance cameras are encouraged to review their cameras to ensure they were not tampered with and provide officers with any information or surveillance footage of the suspects. Logan Township Police Department can be reached at 814-949-3364.

The Logan Township Police Department is investigating the theft of a large amount of cash, which had been dropped inside the Logan Valley Mall. Police are seeking information on the three females pictured sitting on the bench. Anyone with information on their identity is asked to contact the Logan Township Police Department at 814-949-3364 or contact the Department by private message.

The Logan Township Police Department wishes to remind its residents that the use of fireworks is prohibited by state and local ordinance. (This does not include ground and hand-held sparkling devices, novelties, and toy caps.) In addition to the state and local laws, we also wish to remind everyone that those suffering from PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) are often affected adversely by the unexpected flashes and noises associated with fireworks. Please be considerate of your neighbors and those around you. Have a safe and fun Independence Day!

On April 28, 2017 and April 29, 2017, three females entered Victoria's Secret on two separate occasions and stole various items of clothing. Attached is a brief clip of the surveillance video showing the females. If anyone has any information on their identity, they are asked to contact the Logan Township Police Department at 814-949-3364 or by private Facebook message.

The Logan Township Police Department is investigating the theft of a trailer from Mattas Motor Sports sometime between June 17, 2017 and June 18, 2017. Anyone with information on the theft is asked to contact the Logan Township Police Department at 814-949-3364 and reference incident 2017-00002773. Attached is a photograph of the actual trailer.

The Logan Township Police Department would like to recognize Officer Dunio, Officer Vazquez, and Officer Hollern for their actions during the theft of an occupied motor vehicle and subsequent pursuit on June 7, 2017. The suspect stole a vehicle and then drove the vehicle in careless disregard for vehicles and pedestrians in the area of Pleasant Valley Boulevard and Union Avenue, driving against traffic and through a parking lot, endangering bystanders. Officers pursued the suspect with extreme care and caution for the public. The suspect crashed the stolen vehicle into a bridge and was taken into custody following a brief foot pursuit. The Officers showed exceptional composure, even while the suspect was screaming at them to kill him and became combative. Officer Dunio, Officer Vazquez, and Officer Hollern’s quick and decisive actions led to the safe apprehension of the suspect, while keeping bystanders and motorists from being injured. Officer Dunio, Officer Vazquez, and Officer Hollern’s outstanding performance show their commitment toward compassionate policing.

***Update*** The operator of the striking vehicle has been located. Thank you for your assistance. ******************************************** The Logan Township Police Department is currently investigating a motor vehicle crash involving a hit and run crash into a building. The crash occurred sometime between January and April 2017. A red Pontiac struck a building at the intersection of Old 6th Ave and S. Dartmouth Road, causing heavy damage to the front of the vehicle. The owner is offering a $500 reward for information leading to an arrest of the operator. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Logan Township Police Department at 814-949-3364.

Traffic Advisory for Sunday, June 4, 2017. Residents living in the Whenwood and Juniata Gap area may experience traffic delays on Sunday, June 4, between 7:45 am and 9:30 am, for the Family Services 5k. During that time, Juniata Gap will be reduced to one lane with only west bound traffic permitted. Rider Road and Gwin Road will be reduced to one lane with only east bound traffic permitted. Motorists are asked to obey traffic flow changes, traffic control personnel and signage. Those attending church services will still be able to access the churches in the area. Traffic flow should return to normal by 9:30 am.

Logan Township Police Officer Involved in Motor Vehicle Crash A Logan Township Police Officer sustained moderate injuries after being involved in a motor vehicle crash on Monday, May 29, 2017, at approximately 4:20 p.m., at the intersection of 31st Street and Beale Avenue. This crash is being investigated by the Altoona Police Department. Officer First Class, Richard Benzel, was travelling on 31st Street and was struck by a vehicle travelling on Beale Avenue that failed to stop at a steady red light. The attached video depicts Officer Benzel travelling at 24 miles per hour while entering the intersection facing a steady green light that changed to yellow. The other vehicle proceeded through the intersection and struck the right front area of the Logan Township Police vehicle, causing it to rotate counter clockwise. The in-car camera system captured the steady red light that the at fault motorist failed to obey. The Logan Township Police Department wishes a speedy recovery to the driver and two passengers of the striking vehicle. The Logan Township Police Department also would like to use this opportunity to remind the motoring public to be vigilant and to obey all traffic laws, especially those pertaining to speed limits, red lights, stop signs, seat belt restraint systems and texting while driving this summer. Motorists are also reminded that the school year is coming to an end, which means children will be out and about throughout the day. Please help make this a safe summer driving season by not engaging in aggressive driving or operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

The Logan Township Police Department is proud to announce the hiring of two new police officers, both of which were sworn in during the Logan Township Board of Supervisors' Meeting on May 25, 2017. The new police officers are Justin Hollern, age 25, of Altoona, PA and Anthony Talamo, age 25, of Export, PA. These officers were selected from a group of 20 applicants and successfully completed a competitive and comprehensive selection process.

The Logan Township Police Department welcomes their newest Officers, Justin Hollern and Anthony Talamo.

Logan Township Police Department's K9, Vilo, turns 10 today. Happy Birthday Vilo!

#ClickitorTicket The 2017 “Click It or Ticket” Seat Belt Enforcement Mobilization will take place from May 15 - June 4, 2017. Over 315 Pennsylvania Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies and thousands of police departments across the nation will be taking part in the mobilization. The goal of “Click It or Ticket” is to reduce the number of lives lost due to unrestrained passenger vehicle occupants by taking Three Simple Steps. 1. Enforce Occupant Protection Laws 2. Educate Occupants 3. Increase Seat Belt and Child Safety Seat Use

The Logan Township Police Department is investigating a theft from Nic's Tobacco on March 30, 2017 and is asking for assistance in identifying the suspect. If anyone has any information on the identity of the pictured male, please contact the Logan Township Police Department at 814-949-3364 or by private message.

*****Update***** The suspect has been identified. Thank you for your help. If you are the person pictured, please feel free to leave your contact information for us or call, as we would like to speak with you. ********************** The Logan Township Police Department is attempting to identify the pictured male. He is a suspect in the burglary of Casa Valadez on March 25. Anyone with information on his identity is asked to contact the Logan Township Police through private Facebook message or at 814-949-3364.