Tunkhannock Township Police Department

  • Agency: Tunkhannock Township Police Department
  • Address: 113 Tunkhannock Twp Dr, Tunkhannock Twp , 18657 PA
  • Chief: Bernie Griff (Chief of Police)
Phone: (570) 836-5255
Fax: 570-836-8985
Website:

Tunkhannock Township Police Department is located at 113 Tunkhannock Twp Dr, Tunkhannock Twp , 18657 PA. The Chief of Police of the department is Bernie Griff. The Tunkhannock Township Police Department phone number is (570) 836-5255.

Tunkhannock Township Police Department News

Thank you to Tunkhannock High School Future Business Leaders of America Club for inviting us to your Trunk or Treat event. We had a blast and it was great to see such a large turnout of kids and their families.

Status update on the paving project in Tunkhannock. Originally posted by the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce.

*****Traffic Alert***** Oak Drive at Falls Road in Falls Township is currently closed to traffic. We will update the post when the truck is removed.

Tunkhannock Township Police have an active felony warrant for Jonathan George Clemens, DOB 9-20-85, 6'4" 240 lbs. Anyone who may know his whereabouts is asked to contact us at 570-836-5255 or send a private message on this page. This post will be removed upon his apprehension. Thank you

*****UPDATE***** The roadway is reopened to all traffic effective 1805 hrs SR 6 will be closed in the area of Lazybrook Park (SR 92 North) for an indefinite amount of time while we operate on a motor vehicle collision. Please avoid the area and find an alternate route.

Although we didn't make the top 20, we're happy to be on the list at number 60

*****update***** The roadway was reopened overnight *****ROAD CLOSURE***** SR 92 South between SR 307 (the triangle) and the Osterhout Bible Church is currently closed to all traffic due to a downed tree on power wires. Please find and alternate route. We will update this post when the roadway is reopened but we expect it to be an extended period of time.

***ARMED AND DANGEROUS, DO NOT APPROACH**** This department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred in the drive-thru of McDonald's in Tunkhannock Township. A white male, approximately 5'6", 200 pounds, and with short curly black hair exited a silver Honda Element and held up an elderly male at gunpoint, who was behind the suspect in line. The suspect took cash from the male and returned to the Honda Element. The suspect then left the parking lot and traveled west on SR 3006. The victim followed the suspect and in the area of Auto Glass Unlimited on SR 6 the suspect pulled onto the berm and stopped. The victim stopped his vehicle in an attempt to get the registration plate and the suspect exited his vehicle and fired at least three rounds from a handgun at the victim, one of which struck his windshield. The suspect then fled the scene and was last seen in the area of Tyler Memorial Hospital. The Honda Element had an unknown temporary Texas registration. Anyone with information is asked to contact Tunkhannock Township Police at 911, 570-836-5255 or by messenger on this page. USE EXTREME CAUTION AROUND THIS INDIVIDUAL IF SPOTTED.

His duty was to serve, Our duty is to remember http://www.psp.pa.gov/memorial-wall/Pages/Wall%20Bios/Trooper-Joshua-D-Miller.aspx

Stats for the month of May 2017

It's our favorite day of the year. Happy National Donut Day, everyone.

This event starts today at Lazybrook Park in Tunkhannock. Be sure to check it out. http://www.nepabluegrass.com/index.html

Congrats to Tunkhannock's own Mike Papi for getting called up to the Columbus Clippers. If anyone wants to see him play, the Clippers will be in town this Tuesday through Thursday playing the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders. We wish you the best of luck, Mike!

Recently we have noticed an increase in reports of drivers not stopping for school buses with their red lights activated. We've issued 4 citations in the last 2 weeks alone after receiving videos captured by the school buses. You read that right, we get video of the violation when an incident is reported. We work closely with the Tunkhannock School District and the school bus drivers to cite the offenders and we take a zero tolerance approach when a violation occurs. What will it take for people to start obeying the law? A fine? A license suspension? Jail? Killing a child? A violation of Title 75 section 3345, meeting or overtaking a school bus, carries a fine of $250 plus costs, 5 points on your license and a 60 day suspension of your driving privilege. http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/LI/consCheck.cfm?txtType=HTM&ttl=75&div=0&chpt=33&sctn=45&subsctn=0&mobile_choice=suppress

Department stats for the month of April 2017. In April, we concluded the Aggressive Driver Wave 2 Grant which saw a record number of citations, 157, issued by our officers.

Happy Easter everyone. Enjoy this beautiful weather and have a wonderful day.

Electronics recycling day, May 6 2017 from 9am to noon, at the Wyoming County Recycling Center.

"The Wyoming County Commissioners read several important proclamations and conducted a variety of other business during the course of a relatively long meeting on April 4. Among them were the observance of Child Abuse Prevention Month, National Library Week, an introduction of the new director of the Bradford/Wyoming Literacy Program, and a request for a letter of support for Mental Health Critical Response training, a cyber bullying presentation for teachers and students, and the purchase of DUI breathalyzer units for three municipalities in the county." -endlessmtnlifestyles.com

We would like to thank Wyoming County District Attorney Jeff Mitchell and CVS Pharmacy for providing us with a medication disposal box that will be permanently mounted at the Tunkhannock Township Municipal Building. Anyone who has unwanted, unused or expired medication may bring them to our building for disposal. If you plan on coming after 4pm, we ask that you call 570-836-5255 to make sure an officer or township employee is at the building. Pictured from left to right are District Attorney Jeffrey Mitchell, Ptlm. Stephen Williams and Chief Edward Morristell

*****Update***** We have been contacted by the involved party in this collision. The investigation is continuing. On Wednesday 22 March 2017, we responded to SR 92 South in Falls Township for a report of skid marks in the roadway an apparent collision with an embankment. While en route, we were advised that a vehicle was located over the guide rail and down an embankment. A Subaru Crosstrek was found with heavy damage and no one was around the vehicle. The operator of the Subaru did not contact 911 and fled the scene of collision. At this time we do not know what time the crash occurred but it appeared to have been there for some time, potentially overnight. Any one with information is asked to contact us at 570-836-5255 or send us a private message.

Wishing all of our followers a happy and safe Saint Patrick's Day. If you plan to celebrate, please be responsible and use a designated driver.

*****update***** As of 930 pm on March 16th, SR 92 South has been reopened to all traffic On Thursday, March 16th, we experienced another avalanche on SR 92 South, South of the SR 307 intersection. The roadway is completely blocked and will be closed for an extended amount of time. SR 92 South is CLOSED between SR 307 and Whites Ferry Road. We will post pics when we can.

Life may be returning to normal but there's still lots of work to be done. Please be careful in your travels.