Haverford Township Police Department

  • Agency: Haverford Township Police Department
  • Address: 1010 Darby Rd, Haverford, 19083 PA
  • Chief: Carmen D Pettine (Chief of Police)
Phone: 610-853-1298
Fax: 610-853-3481

Haverford Township Police Department is located at 1010 Darby Rd, Haverford, 19083 PA. The Chief of Police of the department is Carmen D Pettine. The Haverford Township Police Department phone number is 610-853-1298.

Haverford Township Police Department News

Official Press Release The white male suspect pictured in the attached Forensic Sketch is wanted in connection with a Sexual Assault which occurred in The Ardmore Section of Haverford Township on April 22, 2018. The victim met the suspect through a Social Media App called Whisper. The Suspect was directed to the victim’s residence where he subsequently sexually assaulted her. The Suspect is described as a white male, early 20’s, blonde or reddish hair with a short buzz cut, stubble beard, 5’7”tall, stocky build, blue eyes, wearing a blue short sleeve shirt, black shorts, brown Timberland style boots, and a gold chain around his neck. The victim further described the suspect as smelling of cigarettes and used the name “Joe”. Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect or any additional information, please contact Detective Mark Johnson at mjohnson@havpd.org or 610-853-1298, ext 1234. This is an Official Press Release of the Haverford Township Police Department issued on the authority of the Chief of Police John F. Viola Deputy Chief Joseph Hagan

Great Turnout for the competition today! Thank you to everyone who attended and showed support to our K9 teams. As a result of all your generosity we were able to raise $1762.00 for the family of Sgt. Clinton Cumnnigham from Newtown PD. Here are the results. Article Search 1st - Ofc. Corey Fox & K9 Kai (SEPTA) 2nd - Ofc. Connie Nicholson & K9 Karen (Delaware River Port Auth) 3rd - Ofc. Doug Linker & K9 Jango (HTPD) Obstacle Course 1st - Ofc. Doug Linker & K9 Jango (HTPD) 2nd - Ofc. Corey Fox & K9 kai (SEPTA) 3rd - Sgt. Robert Herzog & K9 Remi (WCUPD) Closest Recall 1st - Crpl. Trevor Hodges & K9 Dino (Hyattsville City PD, Maryland) 2nd - Ofc. Mikkel Jones & K9 Rex (Aston Pd) 3rd - Ofc. Thomas McDermott & K9 Axel (HTPD) Focused Apprehension 1st - Ofc. Mark Semerad & K9 Kato (HTPD) 2nd - Crpl. Tulio Quevedo & K9 Rudy (Hyattsville City PD, Maryland) 3rd - Ofc. Doug Linker & K9 Jango (HTPD) Overall Competition - Top Dog 1st - Ofc. Doug Linker & K9 Jango (HTPD)

HAVERFORD TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT 1010 Darby Road Havertown, Pennsylvania 19083 Official Press Release Subject Arrested in Connection with Several “Groping” Incidents The Haverford Township Police Department has been investigating several indecent assault “groping” incidents that occurred on or near the SEPTA bus route in the Ardmore section of Haverford Township. A total of five incidents were reported over the span of approximately a year and a half. The victims/witnesses in the incidents all provided a similar description of the actor. He was described as white male in his mid-to-late teens, relatively tall (5’11” to 6’), and skinny, with a skateboard describes as “larger than normal,” with green wheels, wearing ear buds and a ball-cap. A composite sketch was disseminated via social media and local news stations. The Haverford Township Police Department Detective Division received numerous anonymous tips as to the possible identity of the subject. Detectives were able to identify the suspect as a 17-year old Haverford Township resident. The subject was taken into custody, approximately 1300 hours on Wednesday May 2nd 2018. A Juvenile Petition was prepared charging the juvenile with the following crimes; Aggravated Indecent Assault (1 count); Indecent Assault (7 counts). The juvenile was transported to the Juvenile Detention facility in Lima, to await a hearing. Anyone with additional information on this incident should contact Detective Mark Johnson of the Haverford Township Police Department Detective Division at 610-853-1298 Ext.1234 This is an Official Press Release of the Haverford Township Police Department issued on the authority of Chief of Police John F. Viola Lt. Michael Glenn Patrol Division Watch Commander

Join us tomorrow morning at the CREC (9000 Parkview Drive) for Coffee with a Cop

HTPD is requesting assistance identifying this subject who is suspect in several indecent assaults (groping) that have occurred on the SEPTA bus route in the area of St. Mary’s Rd. The victims and witnesses described him as a white male in his mid-to-late teens, relatively tall (5’11” to 6’), and skinny. Riding a skateboard described as “larger than normal,” with green wheels. Anyone with information should contact Det. Matthew Hufnal at 610-853-1298

Anyone missing a female German shepherd, please call Haverford Police at 610-853-2406.

What a shame, thieves removed two metal signs from Hilltop Little League, a non-profit organization that now has to spend more money to replace them. The two signs are blue and orange and approximately three feet by four feet in size. Anyone with information, please contact Lt James Kelly at Haverford Police Dept 610 853 1298 X1220.

Be sure not to miss this family friendly FREE community event.!!

Don’t forget to mark your calendars!

Don’t forget to mark your calendars!

In an effort to alleviate parking issues, Haverford Township will be adjusting the time limit on the meters in the South Ardmore parking lot on West Benedict Avenue. As of Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 the meters in the South Ardmore parking lot will have a 2 hour limit only. Enforcement during the hours of 8am until 6pm will remain the same. Please be aware of the NO PARKING areas on West Benedict Avenue, Bellemead Avenue, and West Turnbull Avenue.

Due to the timing change of the storm Haverford Township has extended the Emergency Declaration until 1p.m., Thursday, March 22nd. The public works staff will need additional time to clear our 166 miles of roadways and provide safe travel for our community. All vehicles must remain off any Haverford Township Snow Emergency Routes or risk having your vehicle towed. All township buildings will remain closed until 12pm on Thursday, March 22nd. Thursday’s trash and recycling collection is CANCELLED. Thursday’s recycling will be collected on Monday, March 26th. Therefore there will be No Yard Waste collections on Monday. Friday’s trash and recycling will be collected as scheduled. Please see the link below for a detailed list of Emergency Routes, which cannot be parked on during declared Snow Emergencies, and additional information relating to this event. http://www.haverfordtownship.org/egov/documents/1521664524_49784.pdf

Unfortunately due to another winter snow storm and the high probability of significant snow accumulations, severe winds and the possibility of power outages, Haverford Township has declared a snow emergency effective 10p.m., Tuesday, March 20, 2018, as authorized by § 175-58 Declaration of Emergency of the Haverford Township Codebook of Ordinances. This will assist in snow removal and the safe passage of emergency vehicles. The Emergency Declaration will end 8a.m., Thursday, March 22, 2018, unless you receive further notification. All township buildings including the Skatium (Municipal Administration, Skatium, CREC, and Library) will be closed on Wednesday and will reopen on Thursday, March 22nd. Please see the link below for a detailed list of Emergency Routes, which cannot be parked on during declared Snow Emergencies, and additional information relating to this event. http://www.haverfordtownship.org/egov/documents/1521553385_52118.pdf

Aqua water main work

Congratulations to the newly promoted Sergeants T.J Long and Matthew DeSanctis!

Due to the approaching winter snow storm and the existing conditions from the previous nor’easter, Haverford Township has declared a snow emergency effective 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 7, 2018, as authorized by § 175-58 Declaration of Emergency of the Haverford Township Codebook of Ordinances. This will assist in snow removal and the safe passage of emergency vehicles. The Emergency Declaration will end 6:00 p.m., Thursday, March 8, 2018, unless you receive further notification. All township buildings including the Library (Municipal Administration, Skatium, CREC, and Library) will be closed on Wednesday from 12 noon and will reopen on Friday, March 9th. Please see the link below for a detailed list of Emergency Routes, which cannot be parked on during declared Snow Emergencies, and additional information relating to this event. http://www.haverfordtownship.org/egov/documents/1520355411_10591.pdf

Were you the victim of a scam or fraud? As a result of that scam or fraud did you send money through a money transfer service? The FTC, Federal Trade Commission, recently settled a lawsuit with Western Union for $586 million to allow consumers to file a claim to recoup your losses. See the links below to learn more and file the claim. Article about Western Union Fraud Settlement: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2018/02/new-deadline-western-union-settlement-requests Claim Information for Western Union Fraud Settlement: https://www.ftc.gov/enforcement/cases-proceedings/refunds/western-union-settlement-faqs

The Command Staff and Officers of the HTPD would like to thank our residents for keeping the EAGLES Super Bowl victory celebrations that occurred last night, safe and enjoyable for all involved. We can happily report that there were no acts of vandalism or criminal behavior during the evening. Congratulations to the Eagles!

Haverford Township Police K9’s Barr, Kato, Jango, & Axel have received body armor. Haverford Township Police Department K9’s Barr, Kato, Jango, & Axel have received bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9’s Barr, Kato, Jango, & Axel’s vests are embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K9 Ty, California City Police Department”. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c(3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 2,700 protective vests in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 2.3 million dollars. The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate. The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283, and a five-year warranty and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

Parking is free at all meters and kiosks in Haverford Township from December 18, 2017 to January 1, 2018.

Thank you to all who joined us for Coffee with a Cop this morning. Special thanks to the McDonald’s on West Chester Pike for hosting the event!

We hope you will join us tomorrow morning for Coffee with a Cop

Official Press Release Armed Robbery Suspects Apprehended Through a coordinated investigation between Haverford, Lower Merion, Upper Darby and Philadelphia Police departments, two suspects, in numerous armed robberies (knife point), have been identified and apprehended. Jessica Ettore W/F 37 of the 700 block of Alexander Ave. Upper Darby and Matthew Jason Jimenez B/M 32 of the 100 block of Busti Ave. Philadelphia have been charged with Robbery, Terroristic Threats, Simple assault, Recklessly Endangering Another Pearson, Theft, Conspiracy, Possession of Instruments of Crime. The first incident occurred on Sunday November 19th 2017 at approximately 8:30 pm., in the area of Eagle Rd and Sunnyhill Lane. The second incident occurred on Wednesday November 22nd 2017 at approximately 7:40 pm in the area of Eagle Road and W. Hillcrest Avenue. Haverford Township Detectives were able to secure surveillance video from a business near the second robbery. The video showed the suspect exiting a silver Kia sedan, prior to the robbery. Four days after the second robbery in Haverford Township occurred there was a similar robbery that occurred in Lower Merion Township. This robbery occurred at Marlboro & Wellington Roads in the Ardmore section of Lower Merion. The actors involved and details of the robbery were similar to the incidents in Haverford Township. The victim’s credit cards were used at a gas station in Philadelphia and Police were able to obtain surveillance video of a W/F utilizing the stolen credit cards. The joint investigative efforts of the agencies involved resulted in the identification of Jesica Ettore and a warrant issued for the Lower Merion Robbery. On 11-28-18 Ettore was taken into custody by Upper Darby and Lower Merion Police departments. She was interviewed and information the additional suspect was obtained. One of the weapons involved in the robberies was recovered. The second suspect was identified as Matthew Jason Jimenez. Ettore was taken to Montgomery County prison on $99,000.00 bail. Haverford Police had a detainer placed on Ettore for the charges relating to the incidents in Haverford. On 12-1-2018 Upper Darby Police notified HTPD Detectives, that they had stopped Matthew Jimenez as part of a pedestrian investigation and he had been taken into custody for drug violations. Detectives from HTPD responded to Upper Darby Police station and interviewed Jimenez. During the interview detective observed Jimenez to be in possession of a red handled knife and clothing that was worn during one of the robberies. The Delaware County District attorney’s Office was notified and approved charges. Matthew Jimenez was taken to Delaware County Prison. Both subjects ham been remanded to prison at this time. This is an Official Press Release of the Haverford Township Police Department issued on the authority of Chief John F. Viola Lt. Michael Glenn Patrol Division Watch Commander