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
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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

The Tunkhannock Township Police Department, Wyoming County, Pa currently has an active felony arrest warrant for Joshua Andrew THOMAS. THOMAS is wanted for Burglary, Criminal Trespass, Theft by Unlawful Taking and Receiving Stolen Property in relation to an incident that occurred in Falls Township on 15 February 2018. Anyone who may know the whereabouts of THOMAS is asked to contact us at 570-836-5255 or send us a private message. This post will be removed upon the apprehension of THOMAS.

Thank you to everyone who shared our photo, called us or sent tips about Jeremy FOUST. He has been apprehended.

Thank you to everyone who sent us a tip or called us with information about Dakota Murphy. He has been taken into custody.

For the past few years the Tunkhannock Township Police Officers have sponsored a team for the Tunkhannock Youth Basketball. Tonight a few of the officers got to hang out with the team at Mill City Elementary. The kids got to play in the police cars and were given junior officer badges.

Extreme ice conditions exist on many roads throughout our coverage area and Wyoming County in general. Please stay off the roads if possible. We’re handling multiple vehicle crashes and disabled vehicles.

******Missing Dog****** Blu is missing from his home on Whites Ferry Road in Falls Township, Wyoming County, Pa. He was last seen on 12-22-2017 at his residence. If anyone sees Blu or is able to secure him, please call us at 570-836-5255. Please share.

Please consider making a donation to this cause. Every year we partner with the Wyoming County District Attorneys Office and other local law enforcement agencies to help provide a joyous holiday season to those in need in Wyoming County.

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.

*****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.