Yardley Borough Police Department

  • Agency: Yardley Borough Police Department
  • Address: 56 S. Main St, Yardley, 19067 PA
  • Chief: James J O'Neill (Chief of Police)
Phone: (215) 493-2782
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Yardley Borough Police Department is located at 56 S. Main St, Yardley, 19067 PA. The Chief of Police of the department is James J O'Neill. The Yardley Borough Police Department phone number is (215) 493-2782.

Yardley Borough Police Department News

ARREST - ASSAULT: On Friday, May 25, 2018 at 2:40 PM, a woman came to Yardley Borough Police HQ and reported she had been assaulted by her boyfriend while working in the Borough. Through investigation, the officers developed probable cause that male struck the female in the head and had left the scene. The male, age 50 from Levittown, PA, was located and arrested. The suspect is charged with assault, and following arraignment, bail was set at 25,000. The matter is pending court.

TEMPORARY NO PARKING: Please see attached post. Patrols will restrict parking this evening on SOUTH MAIN STREET and WEST COLLEGE AVENUE.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY - #BucksRoadAlert DETOURS AND ROAD CLOSURES MEMORIAL DAY PARADE - Yardley Boro On Monday, May 28, 2018, the Yardley Borough Police Department will institute detours and road closures in support of the annual Memorial Day activities in the Borough. At approximately 8:45 AM traffic will be closed on: 1. Delaware Av. between Brown St. and Ferry St. 2. E. Afton Av. between Delaware Av. and Canal St. The closures will remain in effect until the conclusion of the Memorial Day Observance ceremony organized by VFW Post 6393 and Knowles-Doyle American Legion Post 317 at the Yardley Veterans Monument. At approximately 10:45 AM traffic will be closed on: 1. The length of Main Street from Maplevale Dr. to Yardley Commons. 2. Afton Av. from Breece Dr. to Canal St. Addtitionally parking will be prohibited on Main St. from 2 AM until the conclusion of the Parade. Any questions may be directed to Police HQ, 215.493.2782.

WELCOME NEW YBPD INTERN: This week, Bucks County Community College student Nicole Sylvia began her summer internship with the Yardley Borough Police Department. Nicole will be spending her time learning about police operations and assisting with administration. Welcome Nicole, we look forward to a productive summer!

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY: The officers 👮🏻‍♀️ of the YBPD wish a happy and healthy Mothers Day to all Moms, and especially to the incredible women who raised us and imprinted us with our character. #Mothersday

INTERN APPRECIATION: Earlier today, Bucks County Community College student and Police Intern Cynthia Griffin completed her semester with the Yardley Borough Police Department. Over the past few months, Cynthia has worked diligently on cleaning up obsolete department records and has participated and/or observed various patrol activities. We appreciate the assistance and wish Cynthia the best of luck as she enters the US Army Reserve and matriculates towards her bachelor's degree.

VETERANS ESCORT: Once again this year, it was a honor for YBPD Ofcs. Harris and Cacace to join our brothers and sisters from countless law enforcement agencies in the region on an escort of American Veterans. The escorts were provided to the Bucks County Tour of Honor who were transporting Vietnam Veterans from Bucks County to the Delaware border. The trip brings the Veterans to Arlington National Cemetery and various military memorials throughout the Capitol and is followed by a “Welcome Home” celebration. Our thanks to these Veterans and to all who have bravely served in the US Armed Forces.

ARREST : DUI / POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE: On Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 10:55 PM, a Yardley Borough Police officer was on patrol along Letchworth Av. when he observed a dark sedan parked opposite the flow of traffic on Pennsylvania Av. with the engine running. The approached and observed the operator who appeared unresponsive with his head back and, upon checking, smelled the odor of burning marijuana. Further investigation led to the discovery of marijuana, paraphernalia and probable cause to believe the operator was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The operator was arrested, processed and released. As a result a man, age 44 from Yardley, PA, is charged with Improper Parking, Possession of Marijuana and DUI offenses. The matter is pending court.

CONGRATULATIONS OFC. RAMOS: Earlier today, Ofc. David Ramos successfully completed his Top Gun Narcotics Investigations Training. Our thanks to the Pennsylvania State Police, the Pennsylvania District Attorney's Association, the Pennsylvania Narcotic Officers Association, the Philadelphia Police Department, and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police for co-sponsoring this course. Top Gun is no-cost seven day drug enforcement training program designed for the investigator and prosecutor with less than five years experience. The course highlights various stages of a typical drug investigation from the time the initial information is received through the resulting search warrants and will assist us in our mission. Congratulations Ofc. Ramos!

YOUNG VISITORS: Earlier this week, the YBPD was visited by Scouts from Cub Scouts Pack 607. Officer Joe Harris, an Eagle Scout, spoke with the children regarding all aspects of policing and gave them a tour of Police HQ. Thanks to the pack for their attention, insightful questions and taking the time to learn about policing.

Once again this year it was an honor for the members of the Yardley Borough Police Department to escort and support the Carry The Load March and Yardley rally. Our thanks to the Upper Makefield Township Police Department, Lower Makefield Twp. Police and Newtown Township Police Departments who assisted the walk. Good luck to the walkers who will continue the 40 mile trek overnight to arrive at Independence Hall in the morning.

REMINDER - TEMPORARY TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS: AREA OF DELAWARE AND AFTON AVS.: This afternoon, May 3, 2018, the Yardley Borough Police Department anticipates temporary road access limitation and/or closures in support of the Carry The Load Rally scheduled at the Veteran’s Monument. These access limitations and /or closures will enhance pedestrian safety during this much anticipated event and will take place as follows: Approximately 2:30 PM: • Vehicular traffic will close on North Delaware Avenue [32] from Brown Street to Ferry Street.* • Vehicular traffic will close on East Afton Avenue [332] from South Canal Street.* *All effected intersections will be staffed by Yardley Police Officers allowing residents and business patrons to proceed within the restricted area; safety permitting.

WELCOME OFC. MARTIN: Earlier this evening, Borough Council approved the hiring of new Yardley Borough Police Officer Dakota Martin. Officer Martin was sworn in by Mayor Chris Harding and is seen in the photograph with his Mom who is pinning his shield for the 1st time.

MONTHLY SERVICE STATISTICS: Please see Yardley Borough Police Department monthly service statistics for APRIL 2018 and comparison data from APRIL 2017.

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS: AREA OF DELAWARE AND AFTON AVS.: On Thursday, May 3, 2018, the Yardley Borough Police Department anticipates temporary road access limitation and/or closures in support of the Carry The Load Rally scheduled at the Veteran’s Monument. These access limitations and /or closures will enhance pedestrian safety during this much anticipated event and will take place as follows: Approximately 2:30 PM: • Vehicular traffic will close on North Delaware Avenue [32] from Brown Street to Ferry Street.* • Vehicular traffic will close on East Afton Avenue [332] from South Canal Street.* *All effected intersections will be staffed by Yardley Police Officers allowing residents and business patrons to proceed within the restricted area; safety permitting.

YARDLEY BOROUGH PD c 1988 #THROWBACKTHURSDAY #TBT Our TBT photo this week is from the late 1980's and was provided by the Yardley Historical Association. The photo depicts retired Chief James O'Neill, an unidentified banker and Mr. Paul Morgenthaler, State Farm Insrance in Yardley. All three men are pictured around the Department's first computer which was purchased with donated funds. Chief O'Neill proudly served the Borough from Dec. 1985 until his retirement in Dec. 2014. Our thanks to the Yardley Historical Assocation for the use of the picture and to Chief O'Neill for providing the backround information on the photo. If you have old photos of family members or friends who have served the YBPD, please send them to contact@yardleypd.org We will be happy to share them in a future TBT post.

INTERNET SAFE EXCHANGE ZONE YARDLEY BOROUGH POLICE HQ: The Yardley Borough Police Department has established a “Internet Safe Exchange Zone” for area residents buying or selling items online. Many people in our area utilize websites like eBay, Craigslist, OfferUp, etc. for transactions due to the ease, price and convenience. Unfornunately these sometimes these transactions can become an opportunity for potential criminals. In parnership with OfferUp, the area in front of YBPD Headquarters (Rear of 56 South Main Street) has been designated as an Internet Safe Exchange Zone. The area brightly lit and is recorded by multiple cameras. Please feel free to use this location for any internet commerce exchange. Should you have any questions, please contact Ofc. David Ramos at 215.493.2782 or via contact@yardleypd.org.

DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED AND WARRANT ARREST: PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE: On Monday, April 23, 2018 at 1:02 AM, a Yardley Borough Police officer was on patrol along Pennsylvania Avenue when he observed a grey Ford van travelling northbound. A computer check of the license plate revealed the vehicle was owned by a male with a possible warrant for his arrest. The vehicle was stopped on Pennsylvania Av. and the warrant for the owner/operator was confirmed. The operator, a 59 year old man from Yardley Boro, was arrested and charged with Driving while Suspended for DUI offenses. The suspect was turned over to the custody of the Bucks County Sheriff's Office and the matter is pending court.

TRAFFIC ALERT: #BucksRoadAlert Please see below information regarding upcoming construction along North Main Street.

YARDLEY BOROUGH PD c 1961 #THROWBACKTHURSDAY #TBT On Monday, April 16, 2018, the YBPD hosted a special visitor, World War II Veteran and former Yardley Boro Police Officer James 'Jim' Sheridan. According to Borough records, Officer Sheridan proudly served as a Police Officer from June 1961 until November 1966. Chief Kelly enjoyed speaking with Ofc. Sheridan about memories from the earliest years of the YBPD and his travels around the world while serving with the United States Coast Guard. With grateful respect of the YBPD and appreciation for his service home and abroad, Jim now has a new hat to wear in his travels and we look forward to his future visits. If you have old photos of family members or friends who have served the YBPD, please send them to contact@yardleypd.org We will be happy to share them in a future TBT post.

MV ACCIDENT WITH DUI ARREST NORTH DELAWARE AVENUE: On Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 9:45 PM, a Yardley Borough Police officer was dispatched to 70 block of North Delaware Av. to investigate a motor vehicle off the roadway with a person trapped inside. The officer arrived on scene and discovered a white Volkswagen sedan with FL license plates heavily damaged with a wheel broken off the axel. During the course of the investigation, the officer developed probable cause to believe that operator was driving under the influence of alcohol when she lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway. The operator was arrested, medically evaluated, processed and released. The vehicle was towed. As a result a woman, age 25, from Philadelphia, PA, is charged with Reckless Driving and DUI offenses. The matter is pending court.

ELECTRONIC CITATION MOBILE DEVICES: For the past five months, Yardley Borough’s elected officials and staff have been active in fund raising to purchase an electronic citation system, more commonly known as a “E-ticketing” solution. The manufacturer we are contracting with is United Public Safety (UPS) from Fort Washington, PA. Today, Chief Joseph Kelly III, announced through the generosity of five Borough businesses and at NO taxpayer expense, Yardley Boro raised the required funding and have signed a contract for two units. Our thanks to Apex Financial Advisors, Inc., Liberation Way, Icon Clinical Research, Red Nucleus Solutions and one anonymous donor for their generosity and support. The UPS solution is a hand held, all in one printer, scanner and data capturing technology. The benefits of this equipment include increased traffic and pedestrian safety, officer safety, detection of false credentials automated e-filing with State Courts and faster issuing of citations. The units will be deployed over the next couple of weeks and will eliminate hundred of hours of data entry by officers.

NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATORS WEEK This week is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Please take time to thank public safety's less known heros, i.e. all state, county, and local emergency dispatchers. Every day thousands of men and women answer emergency calls 24/7/365 and dispatch emergency professionals and equipment, monitor urgent situations, and even render life-saving assistance to the those in need. Chief Kelly and the officers of the YBPD send our special appreciation to the 9-1-1 telecommunicators of Bucks County Emergency Service who professionally serve us and the public everyday!