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

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This is a message from the West Pittston Borough Public Works Department. The Public Works Department will begin to pick up yard waste starting on Monday, April 2nd, 2018. Yard waste will be picked up from Erie Street to Montgomery Avenue every Monday. The remaining Borough residents yard waste, from Montgomery Avenue to Susquehanna Avenue, will be picked up on every Tuesday. Please avoid using plastic bags and if need be please use the biodegradable paper bags. The Public Works Department would like to thank the residents of West Pittston Borough for their cooperation. Thank You.

***PRESS RELEASE*** March 26, 2018 Time: 02:38 hours 100 block of Carpenter Street Attempted Theft from a Motor Vehicle The West Pittston Police are investigating a report of an attempted theft from a motor vehicle on Carpenter Street. The suspect appears to pull up in a dark colored older model Jeep and attempts to open a door on one vehicle then pulls up and attempts to open the rear tailgate on two other vehicles prior to fleeing the area. The suspect turned left onto Linden Street and traveled the wrong way on a one way roadway. If anyone can identify the vehicle or suspect in these photos is asked to call West Pittston Police Patrolman Michael Fuller by dialing 911 and/or call (570) 655-7780 or you can privately message us on Facebook. All tips will remain anonymous.

West Pittston Police are investigating a retail theft of two cartons of cigarettes from the Friendly Food Mart on Wyoming Avenue. If anyone can identify the male in the photos please call the West Pittston Police by dialing 911 and/or call (570) 655-7780 ext. 306 or you can send a message to our page and it will remain anonymous.

***Press Release*** Offense Type: Narcotics Offense / Traffic Stop Location: Excelsior Street & Race Street, West Pittston Date: March 19, 2018 Time: 15:43 hours Subjects: Ricardo Perry, E. 9th Avenue, Scranton Pa. & Rickita Rosso, Maine Incident Details: On March 19, 2018, Patrolman Joseph DeMark was on patrol when he observed a maroon colored vehicle with dark tinted windows. Ptlm. DeMark observe the vehicle displaying a Maine registration plate at which time he initiated a traffic stop on Excelsior and Race Street. Ptlm. DeMark detected a strong odor of marijuna coming from the inside the vehicle. Ptlm. DeMark immediately identified the female driver as Rosso and the front seat passenger as Perry. Ptlm. DeMark informed them about the strong odor of marijuana at which time Perry admitted that they just finished smoking a blunt. Pittston City Police Patrolman First Class Dion Fernandes and Exeter Township Police Patrolman John Urbanski arrived on scene to assist. Officers conducted a search of the vehicle and found a 9 mm handgun along with suspected marijuana. A subsequent search incident to arrest, Officers found a bag of suspected marijuana that was in possession of Rosso and $2,910.00 in cash that was in possession of Perry. All the evidence was seized along with four cell phones. Perry and Rosso were transported back to the West Pittston Police station where they were processed. Officers seized four cell phones, approximately 32 grams of marijuana, a 9mm handgun and packaging materials. . Ricardo Perry, 23 years of age was charged with Possession with the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Firearms prohibited and Firearms not to be Carried without a License Rickita Rosso, 27 years of age was charged with Possession with the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Firearms not to be Carried without a License Perry and Rosso were arraigned before District Magistrate J. Halesey, Perry and Rosso both received bail at $100,000.00 straight cash. They were transported to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility.

On March 18, 2018 at approximately 19:34 hours, Patrolman Brandon Bradshaw initiated a traffic stop in the 100 block of Delaware Avenue. Ptlm. Bradshaw identified the driver of the vehicle as Tyler Strok, Delaware Avenue in West Pittston. Ptlm. Bradshaw observed three other passengers inside the vehicle including the female passengers two year old son in a his car seat in the rear passenger seat. Strok was arrested for the suspicion of driving under the influence of a controlled substance/alcohol, possession of paraphernalia, driving while under suspension, endangering the welfare of children and possession of a controlled substance. Strok was arraigned by District Justice Haggerty and was released on unsecured bail. Strok's preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 2, 2018. The investigation is ongoing and we anticipate criminal charges will be filed.

Congratulations to West Pittston Patrolman James Sheridan as he joined the Wilkes-Barre City Police Department today. Ptlm. Sheridan was sworn in today by Mayor George and he will begin working on Monday. Thank you Ptlm. Sheridan for your dedication and services you provided to the residents of West Pittston both as a police officer and a volunteer firefighter. Good luck and may god bless you. Stay safe! https://www.timesleader.com/news/695699/w-b-swears-in-4-new-police-officers-2-to-start-monday

IMPORTANT MESSAGE!! This is a message from West Pittston Borough. West Pittston Borough is requesting the cooperation from the residents by parking their vehicles off the streets if possible. Also, please avoid throwing snow back onto the roadway as it's a violation of a Borough Ordinance. Effective 11:00 pm on March 6, Mayor Blaskiewicz issued a snow emergency for West Pittston Borough and parking on both sides of Wyoming Avenue is prohibited from Erie Street to the Fort Jenkins Bridge. Thank you for your understanding, cooperation and please stay safe.

We have been receiving a higher volume of calls pertaining to phone scams. If you have any questions please feel free to call 570-655-7780, ext. 306. Thank you! https://www.crimewatchpa.com/311/content/scams

Please call 911 and request to speak to the Pittston City Police if you know the whereabouts of this male! Thank you http://m.citizensvoice.com/news/police-seek-suspect-in-rape-of-teenager-1.2306906


PLEASE SHARE! In anticipation of tomorrow’s weather storm, we ask all residents to avoid parking their vehicles on roadways if possible. Also, please avoid throwing snow onto the roadway as it’s a violation of a borough ordinance. Our overall goal is to make sure the streets are cleaned for safe travels throughout the borough. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. If you have any questions please feel free to call the Borough office at 570-655-7780.

On January 31, 2018, Patrolman Joseph DeMark was in Magisterial District Judge Joseph Carmody's Courtroom with Harry Yaletsko for a harassment hearing. Judge Carmody found Yaletsko guilty of the offense at which time Yaletsko threatened the Judge. Yaletsko was charged with Terroristic Threats, Harassment and Disorderly Conduct. Yaletsko was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge David Barilla where bail was set at $250,000.00. Yaletsko is currently incarcerated at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility. http://citizensvoice.com/news/harding-man-accused-of-threatening-judge-after-trial-1.2296980

From Mayor Tom Blaskiewicz and Chief Michael Turner: As of 9:00 am on January 26, 2018, all closed streets that were affected by the flood are now reopened. The streets remained closed until 9:00 today due to stop signs that needed to be replaced and to show respect and give them privacy as they moved their belonging back into their homes in a safe manner. Thank you and have a wonderful day.

The mandatory evacuation will be lifted at 11:00 am as per West Pittston Mayor Tom Blaskiewicz. On behalf of the West Pittston Mayor, we would like to thank everyone for their cooperation during these last few days. As you all know, our top priority is and always will be the safety of our residents and their property. Please follow our page and sign up for our CodeRed for future announcements. Mayor Tom Blaskiewicz, West Pittston Borough Officials and all of West Pittston Emergency Services would sincerely like to thank everyone for cooperation and support!

The Fireman’s Memorial Bridge (Water Street Bridge) will be closer to all traffic effective immediately. The Dale Kridlo Memorial Bridge (Fort Jenkins Bridge) will remain open at this time! Please drive safe. Thank you!

Susquehanna Avenue from 2nd Street to Luzerne Avenue is closed due to flooding!

The Susquehanna River is currently at 16.43 feet and is being closely monitored by the West Pittston EMA Director, Borough Officials and Officials from the Luzerne County Emergency Management Agency. At this time the river is projected to crest below flood stage. They will continue to monitor the water level and ice jams in the river throughout the night and throughout the next several days. Our top priority is the safety of our residents and their property so we will keep you up to date and immediately alert you if the river is going to be an issue. Thank you and have a good night.

The West Pittston Police Department along with the West Pittston Administration would like to wish everyone a healthy, safe and a Happy New Year! Please DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE!

Pittston City Police are investigating a theft of a package from a residence on Stark Street in Pittston. If anyone can identify the black male in the photo and/or video please call the Pittston City Police by dialing 911. You can send a message to our page and it will remain anonymous.