West Pittston Police Department

  • Agency: West Pittston Police Department
  • Address: 555 Exeter Ave, West Pittston , 18643 PA
  • Chief: Paul Porfirio (Chief of Police)
Phone: 570-655-7780

West Pittston Police Department is located at 555 Exeter Ave, West Pittston , 18643 PA. The Chief of Police of the department is Paul Porfirio. The West Pittston Police Department phone number is 570-655-7780.

West Pittston Police Department News

Please contact the Jenkins Township Police if you can identify the male. Thanks.

We would like to thank the Wyoming Area Intermediate Center PTO for allowing us to take part in this years trunk or treat. We enjoyed all the decorated cars and students’ costumes. Looking forward to next year! Happy Halloween and please be safe!!

On October 25, 2017, Patrolman Joseph DeMark and Patrolman Drew Malvizzi conducted a Teen Safety Seatbelt check at the Wyoming Area Secondary Center. Officers explained to the drivers and passengers exiting the parking lot the importance of wearing a seatbelt. Wyoming Area Police assisted with the operation. The enforcement was funded by a grant from Pennsylvania’s Occupant Protection Enforcement and Education Project, Buckle Up.

If anyone can identify the persons involved please contact the Exeter Borough Police.

West Pittston Police Chief Michael Turner and Patrolman Joseph DeMark are investigating an incident that occurred in the area of Second Street and Baltimore Avenue on September 25, 2017 at approximately 19:13 hours involving the male in the video. Anyone with information or who can identify the male is asked to contact Chief Michael Turner or Patrolman Joseph DeMark by calling 570-655-7780, ext. 306 or by sending a private message to this page. Thank you.


On August 21, 2017 at approximately 09:31 hours, the West Pittston Police were dispatched to Gerrity's Supermarket for a retail theft. The unidentified male in the photo concealed a beef tenderloin and exited the store without paying for it. If anyone can identify this male please contact Officer Jessica Bartalotta at 570-655-7780 or you can contact us through facebook. You can remain anonymous. Thank you for your assistance.

Bonding with the littlest members of our community! 🚔

Chief Michael Turner and Patrolman Eric Eramo arrested Justin Villella for his involvement in the armed robbery at the Dunkin Donuts. Villella was arraigned by Magistrate Dixon and is lodged at the the Luzerne County Correctional Facility in lieu of $100,000 bail. http://timesleader.com/news/670394/arrest-made-in-knife-point-robbery-at-west-pittston-dunkin-donuts

West Pittston Borough is currently accepting applications for part-time Patrolman with the West Pittston Borough Police Department. An application may be obtained at the Borough's Administrative Office or you can print out the three page application and submit it to the Borough. Please contact the administrative office of the Borough for more information, (570) 655-7780. Thank You.

On July 19, 2017 at approximately 05:24 hours, Patrolman Eric Eramo was dispatched to the Dunkin' Donuts, 801 Wyoming Avenue, for report of an Armed Robbery. The suspect is described as a white male, between 5'10 to 6'00, approximately 150 lbs. The suspect was wearing dark clothing and had his face partially covered. The suspect fled on foot towards Second Street. Anyone with information is asked to call the West Pittston Police by dialing 911 or 570-655-7780, ext. 306. Thank you!


On July 3, 2017, Sergeant Michael Turner and Patrolman Joseph DeMark were contacted by Loss Prevention at Gerrity's Supermarket regarding a theft of meat product that occurred on June 28, 2017. A white male walked into the store at approximately 19:19 hours and placed two tenderloins, five porterhouse steaks and a fruit platter valued at approximately $200.00 into a Gerrity's hand basket and exited the store through the entrance without paying for the items. If you are this male or you can identify this male please contact Sergeant Turner or Ptlm. DeMark at (570) 655-7780 x306 or send a private message. Please reference incident number 17-1320. Thank You.

If anyone knows who the owner is please call 911 and request to speak to the West Pittston Police. The dog was found in the area of Montgomery Avenue and Franklin Street. Thank you!

Mayor Tom Blaskiewicz hanging American flags on the new light posts. He purchased the flags and donated them to the borough. Thank you Mayor for beautifying the borough.

This dog was found on Exeter Avenue near the car wash on Route 92. It was also seen in the area of Tunkhannock Avenue. Please call 911 and ask to speak to the West Pittston Police if you know who the owners are. Thanks

I want to reassure the residents of West Pittston as well as all of our followers that have family in or near the Borough that if there was an incident that the public should be aware of for their safety, I promise you we will take every measure to do so including but not limited to CodeRed, social media, news media and knocking on doors. Thank you and we truly appreciate the support from our wonderful residents of West Pittston.

On April 15, 2017 at approximately 14:45, West Pittston Police Patrolman Eric Eramo arrested Theodore Distasio pertaining to an incident that took place in the 500 block of Luzerne Avenue. Distasio was arrested and charged with simple assault, terroristic threats, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and harassment. Distasio was arraigned and he is lodged at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.