Wellsboro Police Department

  • Agency: Wellsboro Police Department
  • Address: 28 Crafton St, Wellsboro , 16901 PA
  • Chief: Jim Bodine (Chief of Police)
Phone: 570-724-4400
Fax: 570-724-0796

Wellsboro Police Department is located at 28 Crafton St, Wellsboro , 16901 PA. The Chief of Police of the department is Jim Bodine. The Wellsboro Police Department phone number is 570-724-4400.

Wellsboro Police Department News

Help prevent prescription medication abuse! Remember National Prescription Takeback Day is April 28, 2018. Please bring any unused or expired prescription medication to the Wellsboro Police Department on this day or any other day for proper disposal.

**SCAM ALERT** If you receive a call asking for you to pay for your new Medicare card that contains your new number, this is a SCAM. New Medicare cards are on their way in the mail. Please see the attached picture for more information regarding new Medicare cards.

APRIL 4, 2018 **Update to the incident at the Tioga County Courthouse located at 118 Main Street within the borough of Wellsboro. At approximately 08:34 hours the Wellsboro Police Department was notified of a suspicious package in a garbage can located in front of the courthouse. Upon further investigation a second package was located in another garbage can also in front of the courthouse. A perimeter was established in a one block radius, and the Pennsylvania State Police were notified for their bomb technicians. The courthouse and the Chamber of Commerce buildings were both evacuated as a precaution. With the assistance of the Pennsylvania State Police bomb technicians, both packages were contained. Our investigation is still ongoing regarding the origin of the two packages. Once the packages were contained the area was reopened for traffic and public use. We would like to thank the community during this incident as it created some traffic re-routing and nearby sidewalks were closed for a period of time. We are also happy to report no injuries during this incident. We would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance in this matter: Tioga County Sheriff’s Office Tioga County Probation Department Tioga County Detectives Pennsylvania State Police PennDOT Wellsboro Fire Department Wellsboro Fireman’s Ambulance Association ALS Office and UPMC Susquehanna. The Wellsboro Police Department also would like to convey to the public that with incidents like these it is in the best interest of the public to err on the side of caution and safety is the highest priority. We also believe this is an isolated incident and there are no further issues reported at this time.

April 4, 2018 This morning Wellsboro Police were notified of two suspicious packages discovered in garbage cans adjacent to the Tioga County Courthouse. The Courthouse has been evacuated and Sheriff's Office personnel and Police are securing the scene. At this time, there is no known direct threat toward the Courthouse or other institutions within Wellsboro. Appropriate safety precautions are in place as Local and State Police continue to investigate this incident.

03/31/18 **Press Release METH LAB DISCOVERED** On 03/28/18 Officer’s from the Wellsboro Police Department received a tip advising that DAVID LAVERN HECK (W/M/34 of Wellsboro) was cooking methamphetamine in a local motel and that he was staying with Dawn M. Shaffer (W/F/29 of Tioga, PA) who was known to have 3 active warrants. Investigation by the officers verified that Shaffer was residing in the room with Heck and she was taken into custody at 9:15 pm on 3/28/18 for the warrants. At the time of her arrest Shaffer was found to be in possession of two bubble packs of pseudoephedrine, a known ingredient used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Shaffer was committed to the Tioga County Prison on the previously issued warrants. Continued investigation by police resulted in the issuance of a search warrant for the motel room and occupants of that room. On 03/30/18, Friday morning at 8:09 am officers from the Wellsboro Police Department executed the search warrant. While knocking and announcing our presence at the door, David Heck kicked out the back window to the motel room and fled on foot. After a brief foot chase, which ended in the Wellsboro Cemetery, Heck was taken into custody without further incident. A subsequent search of the motel room revealed numerous drug related items as well as verification that Heck was cooking meth inside the room. Once the ingredients were located for manufacturing methamphetamine officers backed out and contacted the Pennsylvania State Police Clandestine Lab Response Team to collect the evidence and dispose of the hazardous chemicals. David Heck was committed to the Tioga County Prison on charges of (1) Operating a Methamphetamine Laboratory (F1), (2) Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver (F), (3) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (M) and (4) Possession of a Controlled Substance (M). The grading of some of the charges will be aggravated as the location of the violation was within 1,000 feet of school property. Bail was set at $150,000. Numerous additional charges are anticipated at this time.

Please take a look at the Information Release provided by the PA State Police at Mansfield regarding security checks at local schools. Wellsboro Police Department Officers are also conducting security screens of the schools located within our jurisdiction. Please do not be alarmed if students are reporting increased presence within schools. Police are attempting to foster a more secure environment and an affirmitavie relationship with students, teachers and parents.

Last Week Officer Boyce participated in the Read-A-Thon At the Charlotte Lappla Elementary School. Thank you to everyone involved! We always appreciate the opportunity to interact with the community and reach out to students in our local schools!

On Monday February 26, 2018 from 9AM to 1PM the Police Department's Telephone services will be interrupted for an upgrade. If you need police services please contact the dispatch center by dialing 911. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

02/06/18 ******ATTENTION****** The current weather forecast is predicting an inch an hour and we need everyone's help to keep things safe. Tonight the Borough is going to post all of Main Street and Central Avenue No Parking. This restriction will last all day tomorrow into the evening as well. This is to allow for Penn Dot vehicles and Borough crews to clean up the streets as quickly as possible as well as for their safety! Please don't travel unless it's necessary and if you do, please drive safe and take your time.

http://www.tiogapublishing.com/the_wellsboro_mansfield_gazette/news/vehicle-lands-on-porch/article_6a990352-0751-11e8-83f5-bb62312b8478.html#utm_campaign=blox&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social Thankful that everyone was unhurt!

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Inerested in a Family Night Out with FREE DINNER?! Join the Tioga County Partnership in learning new ways to communicate as a family, in pariticular with your children as they grow through their teen years. This is a fun night out for you and your family and there are several opportunities to win prizes. Call McKenna (570-723-0520) at the Partnership if interested.

Recovery Revolution presents a guest speaker regarding addiciton Thursday 12/14/2017 at 7:00 PM at the Tokishi Building.


BOROUGH OF WELLSBORO POLICE OFFICER EXAMINATION NOTICE The Borough of Wellsboro is currently accepting applications for a full time police officer pool. The Borough is not currently hiring however any future openings may be filled using this pool of applicants. The application may be obtained at the Wellsboro Borough office located at 14 Crafton Street, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania 16901 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. There will be a $35.00 non-refundable application fee if you pick the application in person. If you request the application be mailed to you there will be an additional $10.00 non-refundable postage & handling fee. The application submission deadline will be 2:00 p.m. on December 15, 2017. Applicants who meet the general qualifications will be required to take a physical agility and written examination. The date and time of the physical agility and written examination will be announced after the application deadline. Other information regarding the job requirements is available at the Borough office. These requirements include but are not limited to: U.S. Citizen; high school diploma or equivalency; must be twenty-one (21) years of age; good mental and physical condition capable of successfully passing a medical, physical and psychological evaluation; must be able to pass a physical agility test and a written exam; PA driver’s license; must have completed Act 120 training and passed the state exam at time of appointment, and must be able to meet the civil service and state certification requirements. The Borough of Wellsboro offers a competitive salary as well as a substantial benefits package. The Borough of Wellsboro is an Equal Opportunity Employer

https://www.google.com/amp/6abc.com/amp/pa-state-trooper-shot-during-traffic-stop-suspect-sought/2613093/ Thinking of this trooper and his family.


If you own or operate a business in Wellsboro, please take a minute to update your contact information on our wesbite at the link below. Under the "Special Instructions" field please include the name and phone number of a keyholder we can contact in the event of an open door or an emergency. Thank you! http://www.wellsboropolice.com/index.php/forms/emergency-contact-for-businesses

2 IMPORTANT EVENTS UPCOMING On Saturday 10/28/2017: 1) The Halloween Parade begins at 5:30PM and will start at Packer Park. We hope to see you there. 2) We are participating in another Prescription Drug Takeback Day from 10:00AM - 2:00 PM. Please bring all unwanted and unused medications to the station for proper disposal. Thanks to everyone who participated last time!

The Wellsboro Police Department is looking for reliable people to be school crossing guards for the upcoming school year. These are paid positions responsible for the safety of children crossing busy borough streets during high traffic times before and after school. The positions open are as follows: Main St. and Central Ave. Intersection 7:30-8:05 AM and 2:55-3:25PM East Ave. and Grant St. Intersection 7:30-8:05 AM and 2:55-3:25PM Those interested please call 570-724-4400 and leave a message.

We enjoyed seeing everyone at the Senior Expo today! Thanks for stopping by.

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Thoughts and Prayers for Trooper Michael P. Stewart and his family. http://www.pennlive.com/news/2017/07/pa_state_trooper_killed_in_cra.html