Williamsport Bureau of Police

  • Agency: Williamsport Bureau of Police
  • Address: 245 W 4th St, Williamsport , 17701 PA
  • Chief: Gary Whiteman (chief of Police)

Williamsport Bureau of Police is located at 245 W 4th St, Williamsport , 17701 PA. The chief of Police of the department is Gary Whiteman. The Williamsport Bureau of Police phone number is 570-327-7560.

Williamsport Bureau of Police News

November 10, 2017 SRT Operation/Drug Arrest On Thursday November 9th the Williamsport Police Special Response Team assisted the Lycoming County Narcotics Enforcement Unit in executing a High Risk Search Warrant for Guns and Drugs at 513 High Street in The City. Taken into custody was the suspect of the investigation Kasan Robert Sanders of Philadelphia. Seized as a result of the Search Warrant were more than 175 bags of Heroin and Four illegally possessed handguns.

Media Release: Homicide Investigation November 8, 2017

PSP Requesting Assistance November 6, 2017 The Pennsylvania State Police, Montoursville Station has an active warrant for Michael Jacob KEYES, related to a PFA Violation. If you know the whereabouts of Michael, please contact PSP at 570-368-5700. Reference incident number PA2017-1072823.

11/04/2017 Incident# 17-10985 Attempt to Identify ************UPDATE********** The individual in this case has been identified. Williamsport Bureau of Police would like to extend our appreciation to all those who continue to follow our page and provide assistance. Williamsport Bureau of Police is attempting to identify the following individual invovled in a retail theft incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact PO A Gingrich at 570-327-7560 ext 7600.

Thank you to lead investigator, Agent Trent Peacock, and all the officers who assisted with this investigation and prosecution.

Drug Arrest November 2, 2017 The WBP responded to the Turkey Hill located 700 Washington Blvd for possible drug activity around 4pm. Upon arrival officers made contact with Justin Volino and Laura Newhart from Tannersville, Pa. Investigation revealed that the pair travelled to the Williamsport area for heroin. Volino and Newhart were detained and their car was being searched when one of our officers became sick and needed to be transported and treated at UPMC. We are very pleased to announce our officer will be ok and was later released. Volino and Newhart were in possession of a vast array of heroin, needles and possibly methamphetamine and will be charged accordingly. Just a reminder to our Emergency Service Providers to be aware of possible secondary exposure when dealing with heroin related incidents.

LOST PHONE!! (UPDATE: This phone has been found.) Samsung Galaxy S7. This phone was lost somewhere on Woodland Ave between Penn & Almond Street during Trick or Treating. Both sides of the phone are cracked. The battery is presumed dead. If found, then please contact us or drop it off at WBPHQ. Thank you in advance for any assistance.

Megan's Law Notification October 31, 2017

October 31, 2017 Trick or Treat The WBP will have additional officers out tonight for Trick or Treat which occurs from 6-8pm. Officers will also have candy so don't hesitate to say hello. Please remember to be well lit for safety and always check your candy or treats before the kids eat anything. Enjoy your evening everyone...

October 31, 2017 Drug Arrest On Monday October 30, 2017 Officer Minier & Bell observed a drug transaction in the area of Hepburn & High Street. Two men were taken into custody as a result. One was later released and the other, Jason Sammond, was arraigned on delivery of heroin, 7 bags, and was placed in LCP on $35,000 bail.

October 30, 2017 Scam Alert Williamsport Bureau of Police has experienced a drastic increase in phone scam related calls. We would like to remind everyone to use caution and refuse requests to provide financial information, or access to your technology, from any unsolicited source.

Recovered Bicycle Parts & Frames October 30, 2017 These bicycle parts were recovered from a residence on 6th Avenue by SRO Jordan Stoltzfus. If you believe that an item in this photo belongs to you please contact Officer Stoltzfus at 327-7560 xt. 7634.

October 30, 2017 Attempt to Identify Incident # 17-10284 *********Update - The individuals have been identified. Williamsport Bureau of Police would like to extent our appreciation to all those who helped in this investigation. Williamsport Bureau of Police is attempting to identify the following individuals in relation to an assault which occurred on 10/17/2017. Anyone with information is urged to contact PO Zach Saylor at 570-327-7560 ext 7620.

October 28, 2017 Drug Arrest Officers Bell & Gardner stopped a vehicle in the 800 block of Park Avenue. The passenger was in possession of 119 bags of heroin, 4 cell phones and $160 cash. The suspect, Tyrone Smith, was arraigned in front of DJ Kemp and committed to LCP on $300,000 bail.

October 28, 2017 Several Drug Arrest The WBP Patrol Division assisted or initiated several drug arrest on Friday October 27th. 1. PO Bell responded to 1418 West Fourth Street after State Parole did a home visit. Seized from the residence was $7,000 cash and numerous Oxycodone pills as well as powders. Amy Morgret was detained by State Parole as a result with charges to be filed. 2. PO Gardner responded to 809 Wilson Street to assist Lycoming County Probation on a site visit. During the visit 8 grams of unpackaged heroin, 32 bags of heroin, 33 grams of cocaine as well as marijuana, cell phones and around $400 cash were located. All these items were seized and Emerson Chase was detained in Lycoming County Prison. Charges to be filed this week. 3. PO Stevens and Cpl McGee were on a DUI rove patrol on Friday Night. They conducted a traffic stop in the 2700 block of Grand Street. The driver, Devin Mims, was taken into custody on a bench warrant. Upon being led away he took off running on foot. Officers found that Mims was in possession of 62.7 grams of cocaine and later found an additional 10 pre-packaged bags of cocaine in his socks. He was charged and seen by on call District Justice Kemp and was placed in Lycoming County Prison on $200,000 bail.

On Tuesday, Oct. 24th 2017 Williamsport Bureau of Police Chief David Young presented Agent Trent Peacock with a commendation which detailed his successful accomplishments throughout his 30 year career in Law Enforcement. The commendation detailed the following: ------ Agent Peacock began his Career as a Police Officer in the Borough of Jersey Shore where he worked for a year before joining the Williamsport Police Force. He joined the Williamsport Bureau of Police in August 1988 and is still an active member to date. He also attended training as a Firefighter when hired and used this as a foundation of his abilities as an Arson Investigator. During his career Agent Peacock has investigated numerous suspicious fires culminating in arrests of those persons responsible. In 2006 Agent Peacock joined the Williamsport Bureau of Police Special Response Team (SRT,) and is active with the team as a Tactical Precision Rifle Marksman and a Tactical Marksman Rifle Instructor. In 2010 Agent Peacock joined the Detective Division as an Agent and has since then been involved in and taken lead in numerous Homicide Investigations throughout his tenure as an Agent. He is committed to diligently work these cases until all leads have been exhausted or the responsible person is brought to justice. As an astute investigator he excels at maintaining relationships with other agencies including Crime Labs and their staff. As a result of these relationships Agent Peacock is able to streamline what is normally a prolonged process. He is especially knowledgeable in the area of ballistics evidence and often mentors younger officers in the area of ballistic evidence and the area of DNA in their cases. Agent Peacock has developed outstanding relationships with the ballistic labs and utilizes these relationships to further investigations. Agent Peacock has also volunteered his time outside of work to participate in community outreach events to further relations between the police and the community. He has participated in numerous community youth basketball and softball programs, thus fostering the police and community relationships. ------ The Williamsport Bureau of Police is proud of Agent Peacock achievements, and we are also honored by his commitment to the profession of law enforcement and the community.

***Assistance for PA State Police*** The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), Montoursville Station, is investigating an incident that occurred on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at approximately 0331hrs. An unknown white male actor wearing a t-shirt, shorts, and a backpack slung over his left shoulder opened the passenger side door on the victim’s vehicle going through the contents. Anyone with information regarding the above incident is urged to contact PSP Montoursville 570-368-5700. Reference incident number: PA 2017- 1042856.

Stolen Vehicles *Please Share* October 24, 2017 The WBP took two reports of stolen vehicles this past Sunday. The first was a 1999 Chevy Astro Van, blue, from the 1000 block of Calvert Ave. The vehicle registration is KKF-7445. The surveillance photo is the possible suspect. This vehicle has been entered stolen. #17-10450 Also taken was a 2006 Chevy Trailblazer,black in color, from the 2500 block of Grand Street. It has PA registration HMB-7426. If anyone happens to come across these vehicles please call police. #17-10426

The Williamsport Bureau of Police is proud to be a part of Red Ribbon Week at the Williamsport Area Middle School.

Great job by Officer Gardner taking another gun off the street.

Saturday October 21,2017 Firearms Arrest This morning officers engaged into a foot pursuit in an attempt to arrest Markeese Askew. Askew was wanted for his participation in a shooting that took place in the 700 block of West Fourth Street on Tuesday morning. Askew was also wanted by the FBI for narcotics offenses as well as absconding from State Parole in Philadelphia. Askew ran into an apartment in the Timberland Apartment complex. Members of surrounding departments assisted in surrounding the building until the Williamsport Bureau of Police Special Response Team arrived. At that time Askew did surrender to police. At this time he is going before District Justice Soloman and will be placed in Lycoming County Prison. After he was taken into custody two firearms were located near the front door of the apartment. The investigation into both shootings this week continues as well as the incident this morning. I would like to thank the management from Timberland Apartments for assisting as well as South Williamsport PD, Old Lycoming Police,Penn College Police, Duboistown Police as well as our patrol officers and detectives for all the hard work this week. Thank you..Captain Miller

Opiate/Heroin Summit Saturday 21, 2017 On Saturday 21, 2017 starting at noon there will be a Opiate/Heroin Summit at the Trade and Transit 2 building on the 3rd floor. There will be numerous speakers there to discuss this issue. This is open to the public for anyone who wishes to attend.

***Press Release*** On Monday, October 16th 2017 the Williamsport Bureau of Police charged CARSON JAMES SAMPSELL for the Robbery of the Choice Discount Cigarette Outlet located at 653 Washington Blvd. SAMPSELL was subsequently committed to Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $95,000.00 bail. Please refer to the attached released for additional information.

****UPDATE**** On Monday, October 16th 2017 the suspect was identified as CARSON JAMES SAMPSELL. He as been arrested and charged with felony Robbery. ***** 10/13/2017 Strong Arm Robbery 653 Washington Blvd The WBP responded to 653 Washington Blvd last night around 10pm for a report of a robbery. The male in the photo went into the store and demanded money from the store clerk. The male then fled the scene on foot going North on Railway Street. Any tips on this case can be sent to Agent Trent Peacock at 570-327-7593 or tpeacock@cityofwilliamsport.org.