New Port Richey Police Department

  • Agency: New Port Richey Police Department
  • Address: 6739 Adams St., New Port Richey, 34652 FL
  • Chief: James Steffens (Chief of Police)
Phone: (727) 841-4550
Fax: (727) 816-1132

New Port Richey Police Department is located at 6739 Adams St., New Port Richey, 34652 FL. The Chief of Police of the department is James Steffens. The New Port Richey Police Department phone number is (727) 841-4550.

New Port Richey Police Department News

We are asking for assistance in identifying this suspect. The pictured female is a suspect in a recently reported retail theft at Coastal Wine and Liquor (6706 U.S. Highway 19). If you know this individual please contact Corporal J. Ioppolo at (727) 232-8905

We wanted to say thank you to our friends at the 10-24 Project for stopping by Monday to give our officers hand made “thank you” cards. Thanks for brightening our day!

Over 2,000 trick or treaters came out to downtown New Port Richey. We had a great time with you all tonight!

Come visit us downtown tomorrow! The New Port Richey Police Department will be passing out candy along with the New Port Richey Fire Department, New Port Richey Public Library, and local businesses. We'll be downtown from 5:30-8:00pm, click the link below to learn more.

The New Port Richey Police Department will have multiple additional units out and about patrolling the city streets on Halloween. Just a reminder to remain aware of your surroundings, be respectful of others, and stay safe!

On October 26th 2018, our agency received a complaint of a male suspect driving a gray pick up exposing himself to a student while he was walking home from school. An investigation was conducted and on October 28th 2018 the male suspect was located and placed under arrest for Lewd and Lascivious Exhibition. Just a reminder this Halloween to remain aware of your surroundings and stay safe.

We wanted to say thank you to the community for all your leads regarding the backpack theft we posted yesterday. Thanks to you, we have apprehended a suspect in this crime.

On Monday, 10/01/2018, a backpack was stolen from the James Earl Grey Preserve, from the victim while he was working out. Said backpack was taken against the victim’s will carrying vehicle keys, wallet with an ID card and a credit card along with personal property inside. These subjects then utilized the stolen credit card at three different establishments within 20 minutes of the theft. The subject’s vehicle is observed as a dark Nissan Altima. PLEASE help identify these subjects as they are wanted for questioning. If any information is known on these individual’s please contact Detective D. Corbino from the NPRPD at telephone number 727-232-8935 or 727-809-2665.

On Saturday the Wellcare office held a Halloween pizza party for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Pasco County, where the participants engaged in holiday crafts, watched Halloween movies and had a costume fashion show. They were gracious enough to invite the New Port Richey Police Department to the event to spend some time with participants. Thanks for having us!

The New Port Richey Police Department is honored to receive the Agency of the Month award today from Staywell, a WellCare Company, for partnering with them throughout the year at community events. The department is thankful for this recognition and hopes to continue our joint efforts to better our local community!

*WARNING* We have been notified that scammers are calling pretending to be the New Port Richey Police Department. Please be aware that the New Port Richey Police Department will NOT call you to ask for your social security number. When in doubt, please call us. Do not provide personal information to an unknown person on the phone.

On 9/24/18, Jose’s silver “Raleigh” bicycle was stolen from McDonald’s in Southgate Shopping Plaza. The suspect cut the bicycle lock and pedaled off while Jose was at work, stranding him without any transportation. Since then, Jose has had to walk to work with a daily commute of about two hours. The New Port Richey Police Department admires Jose’s determination and work ethic and were able to donate a new bike to help him get to and from work. We are still actively investigating Jose’s stolen bicycle.

Officer Hazime responded to an animal complaint regarding a small dog being left in a cramped crate with little ventilation on the side of a motorcycle. Concerned citizens heard the dog barking and panting within the crate and contacted the New Port Richey Police Department. Officer Hazime gained the pup’s trust and learned her name to be ‘Bitsy’. Bitsy happily joined Officer Hazime in his air conditioned patrol car until the owners were located. Bitsy was reunited with her owners who were provided with thorough information about animal safety and new laws regarding unattended animals. We appreciate and encourage calls to check on our four legged friends!

On August 26th 2018, New Port Richey Police K-9 Officer Golembeski observed a silver Chevrolet Camaro traveling at a high rate of speed north on Congress Street. K-9 Officer Golembeski attempted to catch up to the vehicle and conduct a traffic stop, however the driver accelerated and fled at a high rate of speed continuing north on Congress Street. The driver lost control of his vehicle after passing through the intersection at Massachusetts Avenue and struck a concrete wall barrier. The driver, identified as 24 year old Ramiro Castillo Jr., attempted to exit the vehicle and flee however he suffered a broken leg from the crash and collapsed near the vehicle. Castillo was taken into custody without further incident or injury to the public. A search of Castillo revealed a plastic baggy in his front pocket with a substance that tested positive for Methamphetamine. Within the vehicle was a black nylon bag on the passenger floorboard. The bag contained a silver Ruger 9mm with a full magazine of ammunition. The bag also contained pills that tested positive for MDMA (Ecstasy), Marijuana, Cocaine, THC oils, and Marijuana edibles. Ramiro Castillo Jr. was arrested and charged with: Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Violation of Probation, Aggravated fleeing to Elude, Possession of Controlled Substance X 2, Possession of Marijuana over 20 grams, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of MDMA, Leaving Scene of crash/property damage, and DWLSR with Knowledge.

A big thank you to the wonderfully creative rock painting club we met out at Sims park - the officers loved these little masterpieces!

Our buddy Connor got the patches we sent him a couple weeks ago. Connors father, Deputy Rohrer, was shot and killed in the line of duty. Connor wanted to collect law enforcement patches to honor his dad by. Here’s hoping we could send a little bit of sunshine his way ☀️

The New Port Richey Police Department is looking for help in identifying the below pictured females. The females are suspects in a fraudulent use of a credit card and burglary investigation. Females were seen getting out of a white small four door vehicle, similar to a Toyota Prius. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective E. Campbell at (727) 232-8902. Thank you.

The New Port Richey Police Department is looking for help in identifying the below pictured vehicle and occupants involved in a hit and run crash on 08/04/18. The incident occurred at 7206 U.S. Highway 19 (Hookah Sensation Smoke Shop). The driver was a female suspect who fled the scene after the crash occurred. Driving what is believed to be a black four door Acura. Anyone with any information is asked to please contact K-9 Officer A. Eck at (727) 232-8973. Thank you.

On 04/07/2018, the pictured subject entered UHaul at 6118 US 19. The subject tendered the victim's cloned credit card to rent a van. The rented van was ultimately entered as Failure to Return/Stolen. On 05/30/2018, the vehicle was located by Tampa Police. The victim of the cloned credit card is out $1100.00. U-Haul is out a total of $9171.00. If you can identify this female please contact Detective J. Ioppolo at 727-232-8905.

On June 12th 2018 at 1312 hours an elderly female was a victim of a robbery while she was at Wells Fargo Bank on U.S. Highway 19. The crime was committed by an unknown white male suspect (pictured). The suspect is described as mid 30’s, thin build, 5’09”- 5’10”, wearing a blue tank top, black shorts and a black and white baseball style hat. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective J. Ioppolo at (727) 232-8905. Thank you.

A big thank you to these wonderful ladies of Faith Lutheran Church for bringing donuts to recharge our officers. We call donuts "cop food".