Bradford Police Department

  • Agency: Bradford Police Department
  • Address: 18 Kennedy St, Bradford, 16701 PA
  • Chief:
Phone: 814-368-6133
Fax: 814-368-7411
Email:

Bradford Police Department is located at 18 Kennedy St, Bradford, 16701 PA. The Bradford Police Department phone number is 814-368-6133.

Bradford Police Department News

The City of Bradford Police Department is looking for information on a theft from a motor vehicle. On Thursday May 24th, 2018 at approximately 5:40pm a black briefcase was taken from a vehicle parked at the Bradford Club on Boylston Street. The victim is offering a reward for the return of the briefcase and its contents.

BAHS Criminal Justice Club members placing flowers on The City of Bradford Police Department memorial!

We have been receiving an increasing number of Fraud/Scam reports. Citizens are reporting to be getting phone calls from out of the area where they are being advised the caller is either from the IRS or representing the IRS, they go on to report that if you do not make payment immediately that the local police will be coming to your home, or workplace to arrest you. The IRS does not operate in this fashion, please use caution and independently verify with the IRS before you make any type of payment. For more information see the link below to view an article published by the IRS. https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/how-to-know-its-really-the-irs-calling-or-knocking-on-your-door If you have received these phone call please file a complaint with the IRS by clicking on the link below. https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/contact_report_scam.shtml The Bradford Era, Solomons Words for the Wise, WESB

In the last 36 hours the City of Bradford Police Department has responded to 25 calls for service. Those calls have resulted in 5 individuals arrested for warrants, 2 individuals arrested for assaults, and 2 other arrests. City Police have also responded to 3 motor vehicle accidents.

On Tuesday May 2nd, 2018 at approximately 1655 hours City of Bradford Police were dispatched to a report of a dog that was attacked by another dog. Officers arrived on scene and observed a large amount of blood loss from the dog. City of Bradford Police contacted the SPCA and City of Bradford Fire Department for assistance while McKean County 911 Center checked for the closest on call veterinary hospital. City of Bradford Fire Department was able to treat the wound on the dog and stop the blood loss so that the owner could transport the dog to Smethport to be scene by the vet. The City of Bradford Police Department would like to wish Vayda a speedy recovery and Thank You to all the agencies that assisted. Bradford FirefightersMcKean County SPCAMcKean County Dept of Emergency Services

The City of Bradford Police Department would like to send a special Thank You to the dispatchers at McKean County Dept of Emergency Services. With out them we would not be able to do our job. This week is Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.

On 03-29-2018, Detectives with the McKean County Drug Task force charged Terry SORENSEN and Teresa DONER in connection with the methamphetamine production Detectives discovered at 79 South Avenue in Bradford on March 27, 2018. On 03-27-18 at 1300 hrs, McKean County Drug Task Force Detectives along with City of Bradford Police executed two separate arrest warrants at an apartment located at 79 South Avenue, Bradford PA. Robert Reed and Terry Sorensen were arrested on those warrants in relation to theft cases. While Officers were inside the residence at 79 South Ave, they observed numerous items and chemicals commonly associated with methamphetamine manufacturing. Detectives then removed all persons from the apartment building due to the fact that methamphetamine labs and associated chemicals are highly explosive. The Bradford City Fire Department was placed on standby. Task Force Detectives then applied for a search warrant for the downstairs apartment at 79 South Avenue. For safety reasons, Task Force Detectives contacted the PA Attorney General’s Office Clandestine Lab Response Team along with the PA State Police Lab Response Team who seized numerous hazardous items used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. Terry Sorenson is charged with Manufacturing/Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine – Felony; Possessing Precursors – Felony; Operating a Methamphetamine Lab- Felony; Possession of Methamphetamine – Misdemeanor; Recklessly Endangering Another Person – Misdemeanor 2; and Risking a Catastrophe – a Felony 3; Conspiracy Manufacturing and/or Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine – Felony; Conspiracy Possessing Precursors – Felony; and Conspiracy Operating a Methamphetamine Lab- Felony. Sorenson was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Dominic Cercone at $75,000. Sorenson remains incarcerated at the McKean County Jail. Teresa Doner was charged with Conspiracy Manufacturing and/or Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine – Felony; Conspiracy Possessing Precursors – Felony; and Conspiracy Operating a Methamphetamine Lab- Felony; Conspiracy Possession of Methamphetamine – Misdemeanor; Recklessly Endangering Another Person- Misdemeanor; and Risking a Catastrophe. Doner was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Dominic Cercone at $75,000 remains incarcerated at the McKean County Jail. Methamphetamine production has been on the rise in our county as well as neighboring counties and there have been several recent arrests. Meth production risks the life of the user and also those near the production due to its explosive nature – often times innocent neighbors who have no knowledge of what is occurring. We ask that anyone who has information on methamphetamine or any other illegal drug activity to please contact the McKean County Drug Task Force at the McKean County District Attorney’s Office by telephone (814) 887-3312 or by email MCDTFtip@gmail.com

The City Police are looking for information on the identity of the female in this video. She is wanted in connection Burglary, Criminal Tresspass and Prowling and Loitering. If you anyone has any information please contact the City of Bradford Police Department at 814-887-4911

Early this morning, The City of Bradford Police Department responded to a report of shots fired near the Zippo building on Barbour St. Officers, with the help of Zippo personnel, were able to determine that the noise was a firecracker or similar type device.

On 02-23-18 at approximately 0810 hrs The City of Bradford Police Department and surrounding Police Departments responded to a reported threat of violence at Bradford Area High School located on Interstate Pkwy. Immediately upon being made aware of a threat, the School Resource Officer put the School on a "Shelter in Place" status for safety of students and staff per policy. Upon investigation it was learned that BASD Administration and the School Resource Officer had been made aware of this threat prior and were actively investigating the threat. However, due to the threat being so vague Police treated the situation seriously and followed policy and procedure for such a threat prompting the large response and Shelter in place status. At this time Police and BASD Administration are investigating the validity of the threat. The school has been deemed safe at this time and is under normal operation.

Today 02-21-18 The City of Bradford Police Department and The Bradford Area School District investigated a threat allegation in which it was a reported a video recording was posted to social media by a student making threats against staff and other students at Floyd C. Fretz Middle School. Once again the School Resource Officer and BASD Administration were able to quickly identify the juvenile making the threats in the video. The juvenile was immediately removed from the School grounds. Interviews were conducted and the threat was verified to have been intentionally made and placed onto open social media. The City of Bradford Police Department and the Bradford Area School District continue to take any incident involving the safety of our students seriously and will address these incidents appropriately. This is the 4th incident regarding threats at Floyd C. Fretz Middle School in the last 3 days. Each incident was separate and not related to each other in any way. All 4 individuals will be prosecuted accordingly to the fullest extent of the law.

On 02-20-18 The City of Bradford Police Department and The Bradford Area School District investigated two separate allegations of threats at Floyd C. Fretz Middle School. The School went into a "shelter in place" status during this time. In each separate case the Officers and BASD Administration were able to quickly identify the two juveniles whom made these verbal threats. Each Juvenile was removed immediately and interviewed accordingly concerning these alleged threats. After investigation it was verified that verbal threats had been made in each case, however all information gathered led law enforcement to believe there was no means for the juveniles to carry out the threats. The City of Bradford Police Department and the Bradford Area School District takes any incident involving safety of our students seriously and will continue addressing these incidents appropriately. This is an ongoing criminal investigation that will be dealt with to the fullest extent of the law.

Joint Press Release - City of Bradford Police Department and Bradford Area School District On 02/19/18 at 3:19 PM (after dismissal) The City of Bradford Police received a report of threats written on a bathroom wall at Fretz Middle School. On arrival investigating officers along with Bradford Area School District Administration put the school into a shelter in place. Officers and BASD Administration were quickly able to identify the juvenile that made the threat. BPD officers provided school security while other officers located the juvenile and conducted an interview with him. During this interview it was learned that the juvenile did make the threat, however all information gathered led law enforcement to believe there was no means for the juvenile to carry out the threat. The City of Bradford Police Department was assisted by Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department, K-9 Unit for a secondary search of the building. The City of Bradford Police Department and the Bradford Area School District takes any incidents involving the safety of our students seriously and will continue addressing this incident appropriately.

I would like to personally thank Sgt. Todd Erickson, Asst. Chief Mike Michael Ward, and District Attorney Stephanie Vettenburg-Shaffer for an outstanding job. -Chief Chris Lucco

The City of Bradford Police Department is looking for information as to the whereabouts of Daniel L. Hazzard DOB:11/11/88. There is an active Felony arrest warrant for Hazzard in connection with an Aggravated Assault with a brick. Anyone with information please contact The City of Bradford Police Department at 814-887-4911, send us a Facebook message. McKean County Sheriff's OfficeFoster Township Police DepartmentWESBThe Bradford Era Solomons Words for the Wise Bradford Township Police Department McKean County Dept of Emergency Services

City police were dispatched to 246 East Main St shortly before 0800 hours this morning to assist a PA State Parole Officer who was dealing with a resisting subject. Upon arrival Officer's secured the male who had been resisting and observed a large amount of drug paraphernalia and other items that are consistent with the manufacturing of Crystal meth. City Officer's evacuated the other tenants and secured the scene. Due to the volatility and dangers of the chemicals and process of manufacturing the drug we followed protocol and called the state police clandestine lab team, and the PA State Attorney General's office. We were further assisted by the city of Bradford Fire Department as well as the McKean County Drug Task Force. Multiple people are in custody as the investigation continues. Bradford Firefighters Solomons Words for the Wise

The City of Bradford Police would like to thank Todd Hennard, A Slice of the 80s and Beefeaters for providing lunch today for our officers. Today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

The 911 Toy Express was able to assist with Christmas for over 120 children located in the Bradford Area School District this year. We would like to thanks everybody who donated to the Toy Drive. We would also like to thank everybody who volunteered time to help with sorting toys and delivering them.

The City of Bradford Police and the Bradford City Fire Department would like to thank the students at Fretz Middle School for collecting coloring books, crayons, and pencils for the 911 Toy Express. We appreciate your donation.

The 911 Toy Express has a special surprise this year. We will be raffling off two replica power wheels. Each vehicle is modeled after a City of Bradford Police car and a City of Bradford Fire truck. The police car will be on display at ERA Team VP Real Estate located at 21 Main Street and the fire truck will be on display at the Bradford Main Street Movie house located at 123 Main Street. You can stop into either of these locations or at the Main Street Mercantile located at 45 Main Street or at A Slice Of The 80's located at 19 Congress Street to fill out a raffle ticket. Tickets are free and the last day to enter is December 9th. Just a reminder that individuals can drop toys off at the police station or the fire department for the toy drive. A special thank you to Kathy Obermeyer, Todd Hennard and Cousins Designs for your donations. Bradford FirefightersWESBThe Bradford EraA Slice of the 80sMain Street Movie HouseMain Street MercantileSolomons Words for the Wise