Black Bear Sighting in Newberry Township

Black Bear Sighting in Newberry Township

On 06/28/13, at approximately 10:20am, Newberry Township Police were dispatched to the 700 of block of Garriston Road, for a report of a black bear sighting. Upon arrival, Officers spoke to the home owner who indicated he observed a black bear to the rear of his residence, entering the woods. The home owner provided  a picture of the bear which appears to be a cub. Police would like to advise […]

2012 Awards Presented at Annual Ceremony

2012 Awards Presented at Annual Ceremony

 On June 25, 2013, The Newberry Township Police Department hosted its 2012 awards ceremony at the monthly township meeting. During the ceremony the following officers received awards for their service: Sergeant Steven Lutz- Officer of the Year K-9 Officer Tazer –  Metal of Valor Detective Braxton Ditty – Metal of Valor Officer Jesse Bloom – Metal of Valor Officer Daniel Grimme – Metal of Valor Sergeant Steven Lutz – Meritorious […]

Officers Receive Award at Philadelphia Banquet

On June 24, 2013, the Pennsylvania Shield and Square Club held it’s annual Officer of the year awards ceremony at the Cannstatter facility in Philadelphia. At the banquet, Detective Braxton Ditty from Newberry Township Police and Officer Tyson Baker from Fairview Township Police were presented the 2012 Officer of the Year award for their involvement in and incident with a suicidal subject.  

Suspect Arrested for Multiple Burglaries

Suspect Arrested for Multiple Burglaries

Between January 2013 and May 2013 The Newberry Township Police Department took several reports of burglaries that occurred to foreclosed properties.  While investigating these incidents it was noticed that the actor(s) would force open a door or window to make entry into the residence. Once inside the residence the actor(s) would remove copper tubing from waterlines and heating coils causing extensive damage to the interior walls and other parts of […]