Kingston Police Department

  • Agency: Kingston Police Department
  • Address: 500 Wyoming Ave, Kingston , 18704 PA
  • Chief: Keith Keiper (Chief of Police)
Phone: 570-288-3674
Fax: 570-287-2699

Kingston Police Department is located at 500 Wyoming Ave, Kingston , 18704 PA. The Chief of Police of the department is Keith Keiper. The Kingston Police Department phone number is 570-288-3674.

Kingston Police Department News

VETERANS DAY PARADE The Veterans Day Parade will be held on Sunday November 5, 2017 beginning at 1:45pm on Market St to Public Square. Beginning at 1pm, the parade line up will take place on Rutter Ave, North and South Landon Ave, North and South Goodwin Ave, North and South Atherton Ave and North and South Loveland Ave. Market St at Wyoming Ave will also be closed prohibiting eastbound traffic. At 1:45pm, all access to Market St will be closed. The roadway will remain closed until the conclusion of the parade which ends on Public Square in Wilkes Barre. Beginning at 1pm, traffic delays will be expected in the area. Please join our community in honoring our Military Veterans and current military personnel along the parade route.

Officer Sosnoski and Officer Bonawits Meeting our Trick or Treaters in the Borough this evening 👻

KPD officers on North Maple Ave

Halloween: On Tuesday, October 31st, additional officers will be patrolling the streets of The Municipality of Kingston and Pringle Borough to ensure that your children have a safe Halloween. Members of the Kingston Police Department will also be parked on the side streets handing out treats to the children. If you see a Kingston Police Officer stopped, please approach them and obtain your treat. It is our way of saying thank you for your continued cooperation throughout the year. Parents, please make sure your children have some type of reflective clothing or article to wear, and only approach houses that are either well lit or appear to be accepting trick or treaters. Motorists, please slow down while driving and be cautious of children walking and crossing the streets. Sincerely. Michael Krzywicki Chief of Police.

Thank you to everyone that participated in our second annual Trunk or Treat event. If you could not participate, but contributed in some way, thank you also. Sincerely. Michael Krzywicki. Chief of Police

WVW Homecoming Parade The WVW Homecoming Parade will take place this evening beginning at 5:45pm. Beginning at 5pm, North Maple Ave between West Hoyt St and Price St will be closed for the parade line up. The parade will leave North Maple Ave to Pringle St and travel to Wyoming Ave and cross over to Chester St to the stadium. At 5:45pm, The following intersections will be closed. Wyoming Ave at Pierce St and Hoyt St, Pringle St at Chestnut St and all roadways accessing Chester St. Tioga Ave will also be blocked at Pierce St. Please try to limit travel in the above areas between 5pm and 6pm as traffic delays will occur. Thank You for your cooperation and Best of Luck to the WVW Spartans Football Team this evening.

TRUNK OR TREAT 2017 It's that time of the year again! The Kingston Police Department is gearing up for its second annual Trunk or Treat event. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday October 28, 2017 in the Hourigan, Kluger and Quinn Parking Lot (600 Third Avenue in Kingston). The event will begin at 5 P.M. and will end promptly at 7 P.M. Trunk-or-Treaters are asked to park in the former Price Chopper Lot on Third Ave and enter the Hourigan, Kluger and Quinn parking lot using the path that connects the parking lots (look for the enter sign). Handicapped ONLY parking is available in the Kingston Recreation Center parking lot (please have proper handicapped placard visible). All children must be accompanied by an adult. No pets will be permitted into the lot. We look forward to seeing everyone and to another successful Trunk-or-Treat!!!

The Municipality of Kingston’s administrative offices will be closed on Friday, November 10, 2017 in honor of Veterans Day, and will re-open at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, November 13, 2017. Public works will run its normal schedule that day.

SCAM ALERT The Kingston Police Department has spoken with several business and residents in Kingston regarding phone scams in recent days. The unknown caller(s) claim to be representing UGI Electric and requests a past due bill to be handled by payment of some sort of gift card. If someone fails to comply, the caller states the electric will be shut off in 45 minutes. One incident we handled also asked the victim to go to a local bank and place money into an account. The phone number provided to call back with the card information does have an answering machine message stating that you reached UGI. UGI Electric and other Utility Companies do not call a person and request gift cards as payment. The payment by gift cards has been Visa Gift cards and also Apple Itunes Cards. Please do not let anyone trick you into paying anything over the phone with a gift card.

Traffic delays: Norfolk Southern Railroad will be conducting bridge inspections in the Municipality on October 25th and 26th. They will be starting at the Third Ave trestle working south toward Northampton Street. They will have flaggers and the roads will be open to emergency vehicles at all times. The roads will also be open in a reduced lane capacity all times to public traffic unless there is a falling debris issue. Please find an alternate route if possible and thank you for your cooperation.

The Kingston Police Department between October 17th and October 20th, participated in the Teen Seatbelt Awareness sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. An informational detail was conducted at the West Side Area Vocational Technical School in Pringle and followed up by enforcement patrols. During the informational detail, We were assisted by the Law Enforcement Class of West Side Tech who assisted with handing out flyers to all drivers who drove into the school parking lot. The enforcement, coupled with educational outreach efforts, aims to increase Teen Seat Belt use and raise awareness of the state’s primary law stating all vehicle occupants under 18 years old must wear a seat belt. By the numbers • From 2012 to 2016, there were 87,433 crashes involving at least one 16 to 19-year old driver in Pennsylvania, resulting in 592 fatalities. 71.3 percent of those crashes involved the teen driver driving too fast for conditions (32,466 crashes), driver inexperience (9,959), driver distraction (14,621) or improper/careless turning (13,255). There were a total of 62,413 crashes with one or more of these teen driver factors. • In Pennsylvania in 2016, there were 46 teen drivers 16 to 19 years old who were killed in crashes. • Of those teen drivers, 25 of them did not have their seat belt on. • 129,4907 crashes occurred in Pennsylvania in 2016 resulting in 1,188 fatalities. o 410 unbelted occupant fatalities o 258 belted occupant fatalities o 113 belt use unknown o 403 non-occupant fatalities (motorcycle, pedestrian, etc.) Seat belts were not worn by over 50% percent of people killed in occupant-related traffic crashes. The percentage rises significantly at night.

State Representative Aaron Kaufer is co-hosting a Community Recycling Event on Thursday, Nov. 2, from 3-6 p.m., at the Luzerne County soccer fields in Forty Fort. This event is being co-hosted with Luzerne County and the West Side COG. To participate, residents MUST preregister through one of the nine participating municipalities and purchase a tag. The tag cost will be $25 per car/truck/SUV. No commercial vehicles over ¾ ton. The following municipalities are participating: • Edwardsville – 470 Main St., Edwardsville, 570-288-6484. • Exeter – 1101 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, 570-654-3001. • Forty Fort – 1271 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, 570-287-8586. • Kingston – 500 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, 570-288-4576. • Luzerne – 144 Academy St., Luzerne, 570-287-7633. • Plymouth – 162 West Shawnee Ave., Plymouth, 570-779-1011. • West Wyoming – 464 West 8th St., West Wyoming, 570-693-1311. • Wyoming – 277 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, 570-693-0291. All electronics authorized by Luzerne County Recycling will be accepted and are listed below. One TV or computer monitor, per tag. Damaged TV or monitors with cracked screens will not be accepted. Accepted materials will be: Answering machines, CD players, camcorders, cameras, cell phones, cordless phones, copiers, DVD players, duplicators, fax machines, Gameboy, hard drives, laptops, mainframe computer equipment, microwaves, MP3 players, modems, Nintendo consuls, notebooks, pagers, personal computers, Play stations, printers, printed circuit boards, radios, remote controls, tape players, satellite receivers, scanners, servers, shredders, speakers, stereos, televisions, telephones, testing equipment, transparency makers, typewriters, uninterrupted power supply systems, VCRs, video games, VHS tapes, Wiis, word processors and X-Boxes.

Trunk-or-Treat

On Monday, October 16th, at 6 p.m, Luzerne County Community College will be hosting a 2-hour presentation entitled "Civilian Response To Active Shooters". The goal is to attract groups of employees from offices and businesses throughout Luzerne and surrounding counties . This would allow them to be trained together so in the event of an emergency, a coordinated response might occur. The focus of the program is to deliver strategies for responding to such situations and save lives if a situation like this would arise. The training is free of charge and will be held in the Conference Center at LCCC. For additional information, please contact Robert Boyer at 570 7400321.

Road closure: On Wednesday, October 11, 2017, the Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority will perform a full installation of the Market Street Bridge closure structure, Kingston side. In accordance with United States Army Corps of Engineer operation and maintenance guidelines, it is required that local sponsors of Federal flood protection systems conduct drills or trial installations of closure structures on a periodic basis. This is an aluminum post + panel closure structure where Market Street (SR 1009) crosses the Kingston levee. It is anticipated that the installation and disassembly work will occur between the hours of 6:00AM to 4:00PM. For worker and motorist safety the Market Street Bridge will be closed in the vicinity of the work. Please find an alternate route.

On Monday, October, 2, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. the Honorable Mayor James Haggerty, will be swearing the newest member of the Kingston Municipal Police Department, Officer Jude Allen. Officer Allen is replacing Officer Donald Stevens who recently retired from the police department after serving 25 years as a Kingston Police Officer. The Kingston Police Department would like to thank Officer Stevens for his service and wish him a healthy and happy retirement. We would also like to congratulate Officer Allen on his recent accomplishment and wish him a safe and prosperous career. Sincerely, Michael Krzywicki Chief of Police

Tomorrow September 19, 2017 milling the approach roadways of Phase 2 is scheduled on the Rutter Ave. Bridge. Friday September 22, 2017 paving the approach roadways of Phase 2 is scheduled. Work during the week of September 25, 2017 will conclude with a traffic shift back to the original configuration by September 29, 2017. As a reminder the detour and maintenance & protection of traffic signing is in place for the existing traffic pattern over & approaching the bridge. Work schedule is weather dependent. Expect minor delays during the next two weeks while the milling, paving, and permanent pavement marking operations take place. Motorists should slow down while travelling through any work zone. Thank you,

Residents of Kingston will get a chance to dispose of old tires and other unwanted petroleum based products. Kingston will hold a community wide “petroleum drop-off” on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Proof of Kingston residency will be required to drop off items at the Department of Public Works Municipal Warehouse, 455 Church Street. Items that will be accepted include tires and the following liquids: motor oil, gasoline, diesel fuel, fuel oil, antifreeze and cooking oil. All liquids must be labeled and in air-tight containers. Paint cans will not be accepted.

Sale of Narcotics (Heroin) The Kingston Police Department Special Investigation Division recently concluded an investigation in to the sale of Heroin in the Kingston and Edwardsville Area. This investigation led to the arrest of Christian MULROY 20 YOA from Kingston. MULROY was charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in all the controlled drug drug purchases by our Officers. MULROY was arrainged August 30, 2017 after his arrest by Magisterial District Justice Spagnola and lodged the Luzerne County Correctional Facility awaiting a preliminary hearing.

The Kingston Police Department will be holding its second annual Trunk or Treat celebration on Saturday, October 28th from 5PM – 7PM. The event will once again take place at the Hourigan, Kluger and Quinn parking lot on Third Avenue in Kingston. Last year’s event saw in excess of 1500 children and we expect even more this year! It’s a great way to not only advertise your business but to participate in a community event with your local police department. Trunk or Treat is also a valuable resource to enabling those with special needs to enjoy the holiday in a safe, traffic-free environment.

KINGSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT 500 WYOMING AVENUE KINGSTON, PA 18704 570-288-3674 FAX 570-287-2699 KINGSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT 500 WYOMING AVENUE KINGSTON, PA 18704 570-288-3674 FAX 570-287-2699 The Kingston Police Department will be holding its second annual Trunk or Treat celebration on Saturday, October 28th from 5PM – 7PM. The event will once again take place at the Hourigan, Kluger and Quinn parking lot on Third Avenue in Kingston. Last year’s event saw in excess of 1500 children and we expect even more this year! It’s a great way to not only advertise your business but to participate in a community event with your local police department. Trunk or Treat is also a valuable resource to enabling those with special needs to enjoy the holiday in a safe, traffic-free environment. For those businesses interested in participating, there are several spots still open for you to decorate your vehicle and pass out treats to the children. You may contact Chief Michael Krzywicki at mkrzywicki@kingstonpd.org, Steve Gibson at sgibson@kingstonpd.org or Paul Williams at pwilliams@kingstonpd.org for more information. This year we have set up an account at Fidelity Bank, 247 Wyoming Avenue, for those that would like to contribute monetary donations for the event. Checks should be made payable to the Kingston Police Department Trunk or Treat Fund. Please send any donation to the police department at 500 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston, PA 18704. Attn: Chief Krzywicki. We thank you in advance for any consideration in making Trunk or Treat a success again this year. Respectfully, Michael Krzywicki, Chief

Residents of Kingston will get a chance to dispose of old tires and other unwanted petroleum based products. Kingston will hold a community wide "petroleum drop-off" on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Proof of Kingston residency will be required to drop off items at the Department of Public Works Municipal Warehouse, 455 Church Street. Items that will be accepted include tires and the following liquids: motor oil, gasoline, diesel fuel, fuel oil, antifreeze and cooking oil. All liquids must be labeled and in air-tight containers. Paint cans will not be accepted.

The following was posted on the Wilkes Barre Police Facebook Page for those who do not follow them. Once again, thank you to all the agencies to make our streets safer and save lives. NATURE OF INCIDENT: DRUG TRAFFICKING ARREST SEARCH WARRANT DATE: 7/22/2017 TIME: VARIOUS LOCATION: 374 N MAIN STREET WILKES-BARRE PA PERSONS INVOLVED: Kingston Police SID Unit Pennsylvania State Police Troop P Vice Unit Clan Lab Team Luzerne County Drug Task Force Wilkes-Barre Police Investigations and Patrol Divisions INCIDENT DETAILS: "In June 2017 investigators with the Kingston Police initiated an investigation where heroin laced with fentanyl and carfentanil were found present in the heroin sample. Continued buys by investigators resulted in additional laced samples being confiscated. The investigation revealed that the supplier was living and dealing from a rooming house located at 374 N Main Street Wilkes-Barre Pa. On 7-21-2017 the drug trafficker, identified as Larry GILLIAM Jr B/M DOB 4-18-1978. GILLIAM proceeded to sell a quantity of laced heroin and was taken into custody without incident. On 7-22-2017 Officers of the Luzerne County Task Force, Kinston Police, Wilkes-Barre Police and Pennsylvania State Police executed a search warrant at the address of 374 N Main Street Wilkes-Barre Pa. Investigators seized quantities of illegal narcotics, firearms and proceeds from drug trafficking. In addition to the drug trafficking evidence investigators seized evidence of credit card fraud. The Investigation is ongoing. "

Our department along with others listed did a great job making our area safer. This effort will be continued to make the Wyoming Valley a great place to call home.

NARCOTIC SALES ARREST The Kingston Police Department Special Investigations Division working with the Luzerne County District Attorney Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 206 Zerbey Ave in Edwardsville after the recent investigation into the sale of Heroin and Crack Cocaine from the home. This investigation led to the arrest of Gabrielle LAIMO 26 YOA of Edwardsville and Charles HACKLEY 26 YOA of Philadelphia. LAIMO was charged with two cases regarding the sale of heroin and one case with regards to the sale of crack cocaine. HACKLEY was charged with the two sales of heroin and will be charged additionally with fllight to avoid apphrehension and other escape charges after a foot pursuit in the Penn Street and Pringle Street area. Our department would like to thank Agents from the ATF, PA State Police, Edwardsville PD, Plymouth PD, Larksville PD, Luzerne PD, Swoyersville PD and the residents in the area with assisting in the apprehansion of HACKNEY. Both were arraigned by Magisterial District Justice David Barilla and lodged in the Luzerne County Prison awaiting a preliminary hearing.