Friday, January 4, 2013
The State Police increased enforcement efforts between Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.
MEDIA–The Pennsylvania State Police in Troop K handled 45 crashes, with four being alcohol related, made 12 DUI arrests and issued 469 citations between Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. Troop K covers highways in Philadelphia, Delaware and Montgomery counties and numerous municipalities without police departments. During this time, extra efforts were made to ensure citizens could safely travel along the Commonwealth’s highways given the increased volume of traffic associated with the holiday. Through enforcement of motor vehicle laws, the Pennsylvania State Police attempted to reduce speeding, impaired driving and failure to use safety restraints. This press release was provided by Pennsylvania State Police-Media Barracks.
Monday, December 17, 2012
The 'Operation Safe Holiday' campaign kicked off in Delaware County on Dec. 12 in front of the county courthouse.
MEDIA–PennDOT (Pennsylvania Department of Transportation), police and Delaware County officials kicked off regional impaired and aggressive-driving enforcement at the Delaware County Courthouse in Media last week as part of “Operation Safe Holiday,” a campaign encouraging safe driving through the holiday season. Police discussed the use of sobriety checkpoints, roving patrols and regular traffic safety patrols to crack down on motorists who are driving aggressively or driving while impaired. The Pennsylvania State Police and hundreds of municipal police departments statewide partner with PennDOT during “Operation Safe Holiday” to increase traffic safety enforcement from Thanksgiving through the New Year’s holiday. The Pennsylvania DUI …
Monday, December 3, 2012
This year's 13 fatalities is an increase compared to last year's 10, during the official Thanksgiving holiday driving period.
HARRISBURG—Thirteen people were killed in crashes investigated by state troopers during the five-day Thanksgiving holiday driving period, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan announced last week. In addition to the 13 fatalities, 349 people were injured in 1,124 crashes troopers responded to during the official holiday driving period, Wednesday, Nov. 21, through Sunday, Nov. 25. Five of the people killed were not wearing seat belts and two of the 13 fatal crashes were alcohol-related. Overall, 86 of the 1,124 total crashes were alcohol-related. "Drivers must insist that all passengers wear a seat belt. They work best when everyone is buckled and children are properly restrained in the back seat,’’ Noonan said in a press release. State …
Friday, November 23, 2012
The Pennsylvania State Police will step up its traffic enforcement over the Thanksgiving holiday.
MEDIA–The Pennsylvania State Police will aggressively enforce motor vehicle laws over the Thanksgiving weekend due to increased traffic on the roadways. Troopers will be targeting DUI, speeding and seat belt violations. Troopers will also seek out and citing careless and aggressive drivers. The Thanksgiving holiday weekend also falls during the National Click It or Ticket campaign, which is underway until Dec. 2. Click It or Ticket focuses on the proper seat belt and child safety seat usage. Certified car seat technicians from PSP-Media Barracks will hold a child car seat event on Monday, Nov. 26, from 3 to 7 p.m. in the lot adjacent to the barracks at 1342 W. Baltimore Pike in Media. Please call 610-558-7074 for more information. …
Monday, November 19, 2012
The Pennsylvania State Police-Media Barracks will also hold a car seat event on Monday, Nov. 26.
MEDIA–The following is a list of October incidents reported by the Pennsylvania State Police-Media Barracks. There were a total of 1,437 incidents in October. Traffic Crime The Media Barracks will also hold a car seat event in the parking lot adjacent to the station at 1342 W. Baltimore Pike on Monday, Nov. 26 from 3 to 6:30 p.m. State Police remind everyone to wear seatbelts at all times and obey the posted speed limit. If you see suspicious activity please call 911.
Friday, August 31, 2012
The Pennsylvania State Police will step up its traffic enforcement in Delaware County over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
During Labor Day weekend, the Pennsylvania State Police-Media Barracks will increase traffic enforcement within Delaware County due to the increased traffic on the roadways. The increased patrols will run from Friday, Aug. 31 through Monday, Sept. 3. Police will seek out and cite careless and aggressive drivers and arrest any alcohol or drug-impaired motorists. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will also be involved with police on the Labor Day DUI enforcement campaign. PennDOT, along with police, will participate in the national "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign through Sept. 3. During the Labor Day holiday enforcement, Pennsylvania’s effort will highlight the increasing issue of drug-impaired drivers and conduct …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Following several burglaries in the area recently, Pennsylvania State Police offer tips to avoid being a victim of the crime.
Following a number of residential burglaries in the area recently, Pennsylvania State Police-Media Barracks offer tips to avoid being a victim of the crime. Several items were taken in two home burglaries in June in Marple Township. In addition, several business burglaries were reported in Marple in May and June. Another set of attempted burglaries at local businesses in Broomall were reported in July. In Newtown, police were on the hunt for a man involved in a daytime home burglary on St. David's Road in May. Burglaries that occurred earlier this year in the township brought residents together to create a Facebook neighborhood watch group. Most of the burglaries have happened during the daytime and entry to the residences is usually made …
Monday, July 2, 2012
If you have any questions about buying fireworks, the State Police might have the answer.
The following information comes courtesy of the State Police-Media barracks. Due to the upcoming July 4th holiday and summer season, here are some FAQs regarding fireworks. Q: Can I use fireworks in Pennsylvania? A: State law prohibits the use of Consumer and Display Fireworks in Pennsylvania without a permit. Items defined as “ground and hand-held sparkling devices”, “novelties” and “toy caps” in American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) Standard 87-1 are not currently regulated by State Law; therefore, their sale and use are permissible. These “non-fireworks” are the only types allowed to be sold from tents, stands, convenience stores, retail establishments and other various outlets not licensed by the Department of Agriculture. Q: Can I …
Monday, June 25, 2012
The following information has been supplied by the Pennsylvania State Police-Media Barracks.
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Monday, June 25, 2012
During the summer months, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania unfortunately plays host to transient criminals who travel great distances in search of victims for their various money-making scams. In many cases, their targets are older people. Our greatest defense against these scam artists is the sharing of some basic crime prevention tips. Some of the more prevalent scams perpetrated by transient criminals include the following: Home Repair Scams—Victims are approached through door-to-door solicitation, and the suspects advise they have been working in the area and noticed the victim’s roof, driveway, barn, etc. are in need of repair or maintenance. The suspects say they have left over material (paint, asphalt, etc.) from a previous job and …
Friday, May 25, 2012
The Pennsylvania State Police will step up its traffic enforcement and conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Delaware County over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
The Pennsylvania State Police-Media Barracks will conduct a sobriety checkpoint within Delaware County during the Memorial Day weekend. The State Police will also step up traffic enforcement over the holiday weekend due to the increased traffic on the roadways. Police will seek out and cite careless and aggressive drivers and arrest any impaired motorists. The State Police reminds everyone to wear a seat belt and drive safely. Motorists are also reminded that they are required to slow down and use caution when they see law enforcement or an emergency vehicle stopped alongside the road with its lights flashing. Drivers must move over to the other lane if possible and reduce their speed as they pass. If you'll be traveling this weekend, be …