Bellefonte Police Department

  • Agency: Bellefonte Police Department
  • Address: 236 W Lamb St, Bellefonte, 16823 PA
  • Chief: Shawn Weaver (Chief of Police)
Phone: 814-353-2320
Fax: 814-353-2318

Bellefonte Police Department is located at 236 W Lamb St, Bellefonte, 16823 PA. The Chief of Police of the department is Shawn Weaver. The Bellefonte Police Department phone number is 814-353-2320.

Bellefonte Police Department News

***************UPDATE************* Owners have been located and the dogs were returned home. Thank you all for your assistance. If these are your dogs or you know the owner call 1-800-479-0050.

Bellefonte Officers assisted Spring Township pd with this incident.

In conjunction with Historic Bellefonte Inc. the Bellefonte Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Talleyrand Park on Saturday, March 31 with activities beginning at 1:00pm and egg pick-up starting at 2:00pm. All children 12 years and under are invited to attend. Games, refreshments, bounce house, and a visit from the Easter Bunny are planned for this event, along with 15,000 Easter eggs. The children are divided into age groups throughout the park. Special eggs with coupons for an Easter baskets, gift certificates, and prizes from area businesses are included in the days festivities. Centre Crest, local clubs, churches, and fire companies will supply the candy-filled plastic eggs and special prizes. There is no charge and no registration for this event, it will be held snow, rain or shine.

**********Scam Alert********** With tax season occurring, we would like to remind everyone about the heightened scams happening. If you receive a phone call from the IRS or any Law Enforcement agency stating you have a warrant for your arrest do not give any information to them. Just hang up and do not call them back.

In the lobby of the Bellefonte Borough Police Department we have a Warming Tree. If you, or someone you know, are in need of gloves, scarves, socks, hats or a warm blanket, you can stop in to our office lobby during regular business hours and pick these items up from our tree. The items will be available until March 15th. This tree was decorated by Dottie J McDonald who decorated for Christmas for us.

********Found Dog******** This dog was found in the area Stoney Batter and Pine St. If this is your dog contact Bellefonte PD at 1-800-479-0050. ****GOOD NEWS - THIS DOG HAS BEEN RETURNED TO ITS OWNER ANDIS NOW BACK HOME. THANKS SO MUCH FOR ALL OF YOUR HELP!***

In the evening of January 4th, 2018 Bellefonte Police along with Bellefonte EMS, the Logan Fire Department and the Undine Fire Department were dispatched to a Motor Vehicle collision involving two vehicles in the 100 block of McAllister St. Upon BPD arriving on scene, We were notified by Centre County 911 that one of the vehicles involved fled the scene of the collision. Spring Township PD assisted BPD in locating the vehicle that fled. This resulted in the fleeing vehicles operator being placed into custody for suspicion of DUI. The operator of the vehicle that was struck was transported by EMS to the hospital for evaluation of minor injuries. It is a shame we have to continually remind people that if you are intoxicated, whether it be from an alcoholic beverage/ illicit drugs/ or even prescription medication DO NOT DRIVE! Have a responsible and sober person pick you up and take you home or call a taxi service.

Over the Christmas holiday we received two posts reporting incidents. Facebook is NOT the place to report incidents needing police attention. We only monitor Facebook every few hours. PLEASE, report all matter as follows to the dispatch center. For promptness, tracking, and overall safety of the caller and the Officer, PLEASE USE THESE NUMBERS: EMERGENCY - 911 (NEEDS POLICE FIRE OR AMBULANCE IMMEDIATELY FOR LIFE THREATENING MATTERS) NON-EMERGENCY 1-800-479-0050 (This number also goes to the dispatch center, but is for non life threatening matters.) We cannot stress enough, social media is NOT the place for reporting incidents, airing details of incidents. This can hamper investigations. The Administrative Office is 814-353-2320 and you can let message for officers, ask qustions, etc. It also is not to be used to report a matter requiring police dispatch. So PLEASE, for your safety and the safety of others, use the numbers listed above, and do NOT use Facebook or other social media as a means for calling for help. We hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable holiday, and will continue to do so as the New Year approaches.

The Centre County Commissioners are offering a $5,000 reward for anyone who provides information to the Bellefonte Police Department for the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals who are responsible for the arson fire that destroyed the Centre County Sheriffs Office transport van. Contact the Bellefonte Police Department at (814)-353-2320 with any information.

We would like to welcome everyone to town this weekend and remind everyone of a couple safety concerns to help everyone have an safe and enjoyable time! Officers would like to remind everyone of the heavy pedestrian traffic in town this weekend for the Bellefonte Victorian Christmas festivities. Drivers pay attention for pedestrians in the crosswalk, and yield to them as required by law. Pedestrians please use the crosswalk when crossing the street and look both directions before crossing. We hope everyone has a great and enjoyable time this weekend!

COUNTERFEIT INVESTIGATION CONTINUES. As many of you are aware there has been a large amount of counterfeit money being utilized at local business in the Bellefonte and Spring Township area. Recently Spring Township Police had identified three area individuals that were in possession of counterfeit money. On December 6th 2017 at approx. 3:24 pm an African American female entered the Burger King placed her order then removed a $100.00 bill passing it to pay for the items ordered, the female then received her change from the clerk. A second African american female wearing a pink ball hat then joined her in the store taking possession of the items purchased, shortly there after the two departed. Bellefonte Police are asking for your assistance in identifying the two individuals that area shown in this post. If you know the identity of the two individuals in these picture your ask to contact the Bellefonte Borough Police Department at 814-353-2320

It’s that time of year, when everyone is ordering online Christmas presents for their family, friends and loved ones. We would like to remind everyone about the dangers of leaving a package unattended for hours on their porch or stoop. Every year we have numerous reports of these packages being taken while no one is home. There are plenty of ways you can protect your package from taken by someone it was not intended for. Have your package delivered to a family member or friend that you know will be home when the package is delivered. You can set delivery times on Ups, FedEx or the USPS websites for when you or someone is home. Have the package delivered to your local Post Office and pick it up at that location. We know any of these could be an inconvenience to some, but it is the safest and guaranteed way your package will not be taken by individuals it does not belong to. More information can be found at any of the following websites:

In the early hours of Thursday morning officers from Bellefonte PD and Spring Township PD had two traffic stops resulting in DUI arrests for the drivers. We hope everyone continues to enjoy their Holiday weekend celebrating with Family, Friends and Loved Ones. If you choose to consume alcohol, have a designated driver to take you home. If you are unable to have a designated driver contact any of the local taxi agencies, Uber or Lyft, to make sure you and everyone else on the road gets home safe.

We would like to thank The Blonde Bistro for their generosity, making sure Officers that are working the Thanksgiving Holiday have a home cooked Thanksgiving meal to eat. Thank you from everyone at the Bellefonte Police Department.

Today Bellefonte Officers assisted in traffic control for the Veterans Day Ceremony at the Centre County Courthouse. We would like to Thank all Veterans for their service and sacrifice for this country.

Set of keys found in the 400 block of east Beaver St. after trick or treating. The keys can be identified at the police station.

Trick-or-Treat night will be Tuesday, October 31, 2017, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

The annual Halloween Parade will be held on Saturday, October 28. Formation and judging will commence at the Elementary School parking at noon, with the parade commencing between 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. The parade will travel from the Elementary School down N. Allegheny to the Diamond in front of the Centre County Courthouse lawn. Once the awards are given out, the families and children will then Trick or Treat at the downtown businesses from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 pm. Look for the jack-o-lantern decorations in the windows of participating businesses.

Just a reminder, PLEASE DO NOT post to our Facebook page TO REPORT AN INCIDENT. This page is not monitored 24 hours a day, only periodically throughout the day. In an EMERGENCY, CALL 911. If it is not an emergency, call the non-emergency number at 1-800-479-0050. Calls to our department administrative office at 814-353-2320 are for messages for Officers or for requesting information. It also is NOT for reporting incidents. Calling 911 or the Non-Emergency number (whichever the matter warrants) creates a call, which in turn is then monitored by the dispatchers for your safety as well as the Officers. Officers are NOT dispatched out of the Administrative Office, only through the Centre County Communications Center. Please remain calm, answer the questions the trained dispatchers ask you, and provide as much information as possible in an emergency. When asked your address or where the incident occurred please provide a physical address, do not say "my house" or "Bellefonte." They do not know where your house is, and many locations have a Bellefonte address but are not in Bellefonte Borough. Our department covers Bellefonte Borough. Thank you all for all of the assistance you provide to our department and the support you show our Officers and staff. Have a wonderful and safe weekend.

This afternoon it was reported to the Bellefonte Police that an uncapped syringe was found on the sidewalk at the intersection of N. Allegheny and E. Lamb streets. This is directly across from the Bellefonte Elementary School. Please take some time and educate your children about the dangers of touching discarded syringes.

ROAD CLOSED: Pleasaint View Boulevard (Red Roost) will be shut down for sometime. Please find an alternative route to and from Milesburg.

Officers assisted Probation today with a person that ran from them. The person was NOT armed or dangerous and was apprehended.

We have been having very foggy mornings lately and we would like to remind drivers as to the headlight laws: Periods for requiring lighted lamps. (a) General rule.--The operator of a vehicle upon a highway shall display the lighted head lamps and other lamps and illuminating devices required at the following times: (1) Between sunset and sunrise. (2) Any time when the operator cannot discern a person or vehicle upon the highway from a distance of 1,000 feet due to insufficient light or unfavorable atmospheric conditions, including rain, snow, sleet, hail, fog, smoke or smog. (3) Any time when the vehicle's windshield wipers are in continuous or intermittent use due to precipitation or atmospheric moisture, including rain, snow, sleet or mist