Lock Haven Police Department

  • Agency: Lock Haven Police Department
  • Address: 20 E Church St, Lock Haven , 17745 PA
  • Chief: Elwood C Hocker (Chief of Police)
Phone: (570) 893-5911
Fax: 570-893-5626

Lock Haven Police Department is located at 20 E Church St, Lock Haven , 17745 PA. The Chief of Police of the department is Elwood C Hocker. The Lock Haven Police Department phone number is (570) 893-5911.

Lock Haven Police Department News

We would like to pass along a notice about some summertime activities in the city of Lock Haven. The city beach will open from June 11, 2018 through August 10, 2018. House of operation are 7 days a week, noon to 8:00pm. Lifeguards are on duty during those times. Swimming in that area, before or after hours, is prohibited. The supervised playground program begins June 18, 2018 and will end August 10, 2018. The playgrounds in the city include: Bennage, Hammermill, Hoberman and the Piper-Harmon. Playground hours are 9:30am-noon, Monday-Friday and 6:00pm-8:00pm, Monday-Thursday. There is no charge for the playground program. All school-aged children are welcome regardless of residency. Any additional questions, please contact city hall at 570-893-5900 and speak with the reception

WE'RE HIRING!!!!! POLICE OFFICER CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION The Civil Service Commission of the City of Lock Haven is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Applications may be obtained in the office of the City Manager, 20 East Church Street, Lock Haven, PA 17745 from 8:00AM to 5:00PM, Phone: (570) 893-5901, e-mail: hiring@lockhavenpa.gov weekdays. Applications must be returned to the City Manager no later than 5:00PM on July 19, 2018 in order to be considered. General qualifications for the position include (a) U.S. or naturalized citizenship; (b) graduation from high school or acceptable equivalent education; (c) physically, medically and psychologically fit for performance of police duties; (d) good moral character; (e) licensed motor vehicle operator; (f) minimum age 21. Applicant must have successfully completed a basic police training course given at a Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission certified school. A written Civil Service examination and physical performance testing will be administered in Lock Haven on Saturday, July 28, 2018.

Lock Haven City Police have warrants for the individuals listed below. Most (not all) of these warrants are traffic. For your convenience, you may quickly and easily take care of the payment online at ujsportal.pacourts.us. If you need further assistance, contact the Magistrate's office at 570-893-4086. If you have any tips on whereabouts of individuals, please contact city police at 570-893-5911. Thank you for your cooperation! Acre, Raul Andrews, Cynthia Kay Askey, Dustin Scott Bailey, Bryn Barner, Jessica J (2) Baumann, Darrel Adam (8) Belinda, Jacob Thomas Bennett, Gail A Bennett, Jodi L Berkman, Alan Scott Bixler, Brant Mathew Boyce, Angel Lynn Brechbeil, Mackenzie Brennan, Tara Jean (2) Burns, Nicole Carroll, Faith Charlene Charlton, Lucas Kyle Chubb, Wade A Claudio, Lisa/Cornell Rambert Coney, Amanda Beth Confer, Mary (4) Creegan, Joseph M Croteau, Bertrand Isidore III (2) Dale, Jonathan Christopher Daum, Nicholas Leroy Davis, Alyssa Dawn Derrick, Eugene W (2) Donnell, Jessica Storm Duggan, Mary Ann Dunlap, Shane Michael (5) Elensky Jr, William Estifanos, Shiden Ghebreyesos Evers, William E (2) Feldner, Edward Ferrante, Keith Richard Foreman/Nash, Lelia R/Donald F (2) Freeman, Joseph David (4) Fultzcooper, Wendy Sue Garbrick, Jacalyn Fay Garcia, Jaime Acura Gayle, Miguel Gee, Dana Lynn (3) Gee, Richard Kenneth Geraty, Sean (2) Gerow, Tiffany/Michael James Gerrity, Theresa Ann Gilman, Kenneth G Gingery, Damion Alexander (6) Goodreau, Beth/Samuel (5) Graham, Cordale Rayshon Grinnell, Wesley (2) Haines, Thomas Michael Hallager, Timothy J (4) Hancharik, Helen/James Hanley, Duane Allen Harrington, Kimberly/Andrew Harris, Michael Allen Heeter, Miranda Carrie Hoffman, Julius A Hostrander, Ashley Nicole Hunt, Raeese Donte Imes, Jesse King Jr., Baron Bernard (2) Kitting, Sara E Kleinle, Seth Ritter Kuntz, Laura Rae Kroh, Donald/Margaret (5) Lamade, Dietrick Budd Rupert Lazzari, Louis P Leidholdt, David E Leiger, Anthony Kenneth (5) Leigey, Heather M Lennon, Khrystal Janene Leonard, Phillip Spencer/Amy Louise (5) Levan, Megan (3) Levine, Shaun Francis (3) Litz, Justin Michael Logan, Dymir Abdull Long, Jon M McLeod Sheed, Porschea Amanda McCool, Michael Allen McNeil, Crystal M McNelis, David Patrick Mardis, Alex F Markle, Tracy L Martin, Bradley Delose Mateo, Danny Silva (2) Mejia, Arlent Bladmir Miller, Lisa Rena Moore, Molly Elizabeth & Michael C Moore, Tia S (3) Morse, Sidney J (3) Murphy, Alice R (2) Musselman, Stephanie Elizabeth (2) Neff, Cindy Nguyen, Linda/Elijajh Anthonio Oglesby, Michael W (2) Pastor, Matthew Pavuk, Kaitlyn Susan Poorman, Kevin James & Kimber Prough, Stephanie (3) Puenta, Gerald Quail, Brandon Douglas Rinehart, Autum Cheyenne Risley, Colton David Rivera, Maribel Robinson, Dawud Shaheed Rote, Amanda Rae (3) Ruszkai, Joseph Alfred Jr Saldana, Sabrina L (4) Sheets, Gawaine Lee/Patricia Shoop Jr, Ronald R Shreck, Cody James Simpson, Autumn Laine Skokowski, Jonathan Taylor (2) Slykhaus, Seth Taylor Smith, Brittany Nicole & Ronald Speak, Angela Dee (2) Spring, Wyatt Delo Scott (2) Stauffer, Jeffrey Lee Stephens, Carol A. Stewart, Christopher M (3) Stryker, Randy W Swahn, Lori A (3) Taylor Jr, Joseph Vernon Terreblache, Kevin Timothy Trankina, Kaitylyn Priscilla Umholtz, Jimmy F Waite, Dana Marie Walizer, Rachel Weber, Joshua Delrio/Mary Coleer (4) Welch, Kurtis James (3) Welker/Burns, Michael A/Nicole P (3) Williams, Gary (2) Winiarski, Theressa Luella Wright, Jason (2) Yontosh, Kayla Marie

Lock Haven City Police have arrested James Arnold Brown in connection with two fires occurring at the Fallon Hotel on 5/20/18 and also a fire in the area of the 200 block of E. Water Street on 5/23/18. Brown has been charged with Arson, Risking Catastrophe, Criminal Mischief and Recklessly Endangering Another Person. Brown was taken into custody and transported to the Clinton County Correctional Facility for arraignment.

As we all know cameras seem to be everywhere these days. LHPD often relies on cameras located at local residences and businesses to solve crimes. If you have a camera at your residence or business and wouldn’t mind helping us out if a crime happens near your home or business please let us know that you have cameras. You can send us a message with your address and phone number. Please do not post your information in comments.

We've had several reports over the last few days of someone looking in cars and acting in a suspicious manner. We have not been able to locate the individual as of yet however we want to caution everyone to keep their vehicles locked and not to keep anything in plain sight in your vehicle. If you see any suspicious activity, please report it immediately. Any additional information we can provide, we will update this post.

Lock Haven City Police are investigating a hit and run involving children. Today, at approximately 4pm, two children were hit by a light blue pick up truck, lifted with a brush guard on the front. This occurred on Myrtle Street in the city. Anyone with information regarding the incident or the vehicle in question, please contact police immediately at 570-748-2936.

To all Lock Haven city property owners: A friendly reminder now that we have officially been introduced into warmer weather ~ Lock Haven City ordinance states: Grass/Weeds and Vegetative Growth is restricted not to exceed eight (8) inches. Furthermore, no person shall deposit or permit to be deposited, dump or place any leaves, grass cuttings whatsoever in or along the street. The fine for violating this ordinance is a minimum of $50, plus costs of prosecution. Thank you for your attention in this matter and enjoy the warm, sunny weather!

A few safety tips for children in car seats. Also remember that in PA, the law states an infant MUST be in rear-facing car seat until the age of 2 AND even then, it's best to keep them rear-facing as long as possible. Fore more info, look here http://www.penndot.gov/TravelInPA/Safety/TrafficSafetyAndDriverTopics/Pages/Child-Passenger-Safety.aspx

Yes, we carry Narcan. Yes, it is used in such cases with drug overdoses, intentional or not. There are people that are very critical about law enforcement and EMS carrying Narcan, suggesting that it only enables drug users to overdose more often. Just for a minute or two, we'd like everyone to see the other side of that argument. While Narcan can save someone like mentioned above, it can also save you, your child, your parent, a friend, or even us, that accidentally touched/ingested the drug. People will still have their opinion however, this is just another side of the story that we wanted to paint for you. Thank you to the Clinton County Sheriff for originally posting this.

Please be aware of some of the posts you comment on while on Facebook. The posts that ask questions such as “who were your favorite teachers, who was your first grade teacher, who was your childhood best friend, you first car,” etc. These are the same questions asked when setting up accounts as security questions. When answering these questions and posting them, you are giving out answers to your security questions without realizing it. Hackers are setting these up as “get to know each other better” game on Facebook. They then build a profile of you and use this information to hack accounts or open new lines of credit in your name. Not all of these on Facebook are scams, however it is best to remain vigilant and refrain from participating in such activities as there is no way to tell which ones may have been created by scammers. Just be aware that even though quizzes and "question and answer" posts may seem innocent, we are in a new world of sharing too much information and that's what can get you in trouble! Happy Facebooking, friends!

There will be increased activity on Bellefonte Avenue near the 5-way intersection as crews start the demolition of the fire-damaged building. Please make a point to SLOW DOWN in that area, especially when you see works on or near the road.

LHPD would like to thank the Mill Hall Wal-Mart for their generous donation to our department. The donation will cover the cost of a new Automatic External Defibrillator (AED). Equipping our patrol cars with an AED can significantly increase a persons chance of survival during a cardiac event. Thank you, Mill Hall Wal-Mart, for helping us help our community.

On 3/9/18, LHPD spoke with employee of a local business. This employee received an email that was believed to be internal from her boss. The request seemed peculiar but the employee still followed up with it, until the "boss" requested $3,000 from the employee's personal account. The employee then called her boss and learned that it was an attempted scam. The scammer initially tried to get $10,000 via a bank wire transfer. We urge all that if you get such requests, verify the information thoroughly, in person or a phone call, so that you do not become a victim.

****NEWS RELEASE**** On 3-07-18, Toni Baker and Steven Killion, Sr. were arrested in relation to the death of their 29-month-old child on 05/29/17 and the neglect of Baker's fourteen-year-old son. Baker and Killion, Sr. are being charged with the following offenses: 1) Involuntary Manslaughter, Felony 2 2) Endangering Welfare of Children, Misdemeanor 1 - 2 Counts 2) Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Misdemeanor 2 - 2 Counts

Lock Haven City Police are attempting to identify the two individuals in the picture. They are associated with a theft that occurred on March 1, 2018 when a St. Patrick's Day flag was stolen from a residence on W. Water St. If you recognize these individuals, please contact city police at 570-748-2936.

*****UPDATE----VERIZON IS BACK ON!***** We know that a vast majority of our viewers are without Verizon cell service at the moment. We'd like to share some information that might be helpful to you and others. There is a setting in most (not all) phones that will allow you to make phone calls over a Wi-Fi connection. Follow these steps to see if that option is available to you. (settings and steps may vary depending on your phone) -Settings -Advanced Calling -Wifi Calling -Accept the terms and agreements -Enter you street address Obviously, it will only work when you are near a Wi-Fi connection and we are also aware that there are people having issues with the connection as well, however we wanted to pass this information along. If you need emergency services and do not have the capability to dial out, go to the nearest fire station, hospital or police station.

Officers have been, and will continue to make, frequent but random patrols throughout the locations of area schools to be more visible at these locations and to let our children and teachers know we are with them! There is no need for concern when you see our officers, just know we are trying our best to keep everyone safe.

For those of you interested in Clinton County Emergency Notifications.

We have had a report of a person (white male, 6'-6'3", middle-aged), posing with Comcast, going to homes in the area and attempting entry. We're currently investigating the incident but want to remind everyone to PLEASE verify a business or person claiming to work for a business before you let them in your home. Take the time to call the business and verify that the person is who they say they are and are working for the company they claim. If you have ANY suspicion whatsoever, call 9-1-1. Get a description of the person and any vehicles involved, including registration if possible. This information can aid in us being able to locate the person/company in question. We will update you when we have additional information.

The City of Lock Haven will be conducting snow removal operations on E Main Street starting tomorrow (Friday, 2/9/18) at 0500. BOTH sides of E Main Street from Henderson Street to the 5-way lights on Bellefonte Ave, including E Main Street to First Street, will be posted "NO PARKING". Crews will remove snow as quickly as possible to resume parking.

***IRS Phone Scams*** Our department has taken several complaints the past few days regarding IRS phone scams. The IRS would not conduct business over the phone. If there are any legitimate inquiries they will always be done in writing. We urge you to NEVER provide financial or personal information over the telephone to anyone. Residents should NEVER purchase gifts cards, money orders or any other items that have monetary value and send them in the mail. If you receive a call that could be an IRS scam you should take the following steps. 1. Write down the employee's name, badge number, call back number and caller ID if available. 2. Call 1-800-366-4484 to determine if the caller is an IRS employee with a legitimate need to contact you. 3. If the call is a phone scam a complaint can then be filed at phishing@irs.gov (Subject IRS Phone Scam)