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On Monday March 9, 2015 at the Eastern Pike Regional Police Commission Meeting, officers Harry Prey and Daniel Parks were presented commendations for Life Saving with Valor.

On February 5, 2015 these two officers responded to a structural house fire on Avenue O in Matamoras Borough. Upon arriving to an active fire the officers were told that there were two disabled individuals in the home. The officers entered the house and removed both residents from the home.

Their quick response and selfless act resulted in two lives being saved. “You are a great example of professionals who are dedicated to keeping are community safe”, said Chief Chad Stewart.

Chief Stewart presented both officers with a commendation bar and certificate for their actions. The Lifesaving bar with valor is awarded to officers who, with total disregard for their personal safety, attempt to save or save the life of another.Commendation Presentation

Game Plan for Super Bowl Sunday: Are You Drinking or Driving?

Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk

Matamoras, PA – The Super Bowl is America’s most watched national sporting event. On Super Bowl Sunday, February 1, there will be lots of game day socializing that may include drinking. That’s why the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Pike County highway safety and law enforcement officials are urging football fans to choose sides now: drinking OR driving. If you plan on drinking on Super Bowl Sunday, designate a sober driver to get you home safely.

NHTSA’s Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk campaign encourages people to make plans ahead of time that will prevent them from getting behind the wheel of a vehicle after drinking. Driving impaired could result in injury or death for you or others on the road.

According to data from NHTSA, in 2012 there were 10,322 people killed in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes in the United States—31 percent of all crash fatalities in the nation. A driver is considered alcohol-impaired with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher, the legal limit in all states. This February 1, don’t become a tragic Super Bowl stat.

“Drunk driving is completely preventable,” said Eastern Pike Regional Police Chief Chad Stewart “All it takes is a little planning. We want fans to remember that it’s a choice. Drink or drive—but never do both.”

For those who plan to drink, leave your keys at home. Designate a sober driver, whether it’s a friend, relative, taxi, or public transportation. For those who plan to drive, refrain from any alcohol. Instead, enjoy the game with food and non-alcoholic drinks. Being a sober, designated driver is a key role on Super Bowl Sunday. You might just save a life.

 

For more Super Bowl weekend safety information, visit www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/SuperBowl

elderOctober 7, 2014

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

  1. Vincent’s Parish hall (Across from Ray & Charles Deli)

101 St. Vincent Drive, route 739, Milford, Pa

Elder Justice Day is an informative seminar to educate and prevent Pike County seniors and those with disabilities from abuse and exploitation. By joining with experts from across the state and local leaders we bring information to share.

Print  The Port Jervis, New York and Eastern Pike Regional, Pennsylvania, Police Departments are conducting coordinated DUI and DWI enforcement along the Pennsylvania-New York border during the Nationwide Impaired Driving Crackdown campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, which runs from August 15, 2014 through September 1, 2014.

Chiefs Worden and Stewart recently met with the North Central Regional DUI Coordinator and the Orange County STOP-DWI Coordinator to plan enforcement strategies for the BORDER BLITZ. Police from both states will conduct Sobriety Checkpoints and Roving Patrols during the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over National Crackdown.

The Eastern Pike Regional Police Department is part of The North Central Regional DUI

Enforcement Program. The program coordinates and conducts Pennsylvania DUI enforcement in Berks, Carbon, Columbia, Monroe, Montour, Northumberland, Pike, Schuylkill, Snyder and Union Counties and is funded by NHTSA and PennDOT.

The Port Jervis Police Department is part of the Orange County, New York STOP- DWI Program. The program coordinates funding received as part of the New York State Special Traffic Options Program for DWI.

New York and Pennsylvania Police officials recently met to plan coordinated Impaired Driving Enforcement in Orange County, New York and Pike County Pennsylvania during the Nationwide Crackdown.

The Eastern Pike Regional Police Department received two awards for it’s participation in aggressive driving enforcement activities. The enforcement was conducted throughout Spring 2013 on roadways throughout Matamoras Borough and WestfallTownship.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded Officer Paul Martine and the department certificates of appreciation for their roll in continued efforts to curtail aggressive driving on state and local roadways in 2013.Paul_Award_edited-1

The aggressive driving enforcement is a part of the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project and is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

 

  • 07/20/14 Michelle Hettler, 34, of Port Jervis was charged with Retail Theft for an incident occurring at Wal-Mart.
  • 07/31/14 Sara Rowland, 23, of Matamoras was charged with Possession of drug paraphernalia for an incident occurring in Matamoras Borough.
  • 07/23/14 Randy Sherlock, 47, of Milford was charged with Harassment for an incident occurring in Westfall Township.
  • 07/23/14 Walter Vonignatius, 36, of Matamoras was charged with Harassment for an incident occurring in Matamoras Borough.
  • 06/29/14 Anthony Noto, 25, of Milford was charged with Receiving stolen property and Criminal Conspiracy to commit retail theft for an incident occurring in Matamoras Borough.
  • 07/24/14 Dalibor Rehovnek, 71, of Milford was charged with Disorderly Conduct for an incident occurring in Westfall Township.
  • 07/25/14 Nicolle Castillo, 19, of Milford was charged with 3 counts of Retail Theft for incidents occurring at K-Mart.
  • Michael Kurtz, 34, of Milford was charged with Public Drunkenness and Disorderly Conduct for an incident occurring in Matamoras Borough.
  • 07/27/14 Richard Suprenant Jr, 49, of Milford was charged with Disorderly Conduct for an incident occurring in Matamoras Borough.
  • 08/01/14 Angelica Robinson, 37, of Matamoras was charged with Burglary and Criminal Trespass for an incident occurring in Matamoras Borough.
  • 08/01/14 Jessica Gugliemino, 32, of Honesdale was charged with Theft by Deception for an incident occurring in Westfall Township.
  • 08/02/14 Steven Sosnowski, 25, of Forest City was charged with Public Drunkenness and Disorderly Conduct for an incident occurring in Westfall Township.
  • 08/03/14 Jessica Guglielmino, 32, of Hawley was charged with Retail Theft and Possession of Drug paraphernalia for an incident occurring at Wal-Mart.
  • 08/03/14 Christina Boyce, 43, of Port Jervis was charged with Retail Theft, Possession of a controlled substance, and Dispensing of a controlled substance for an incident occurring in Matamoras Borough.
  • 08/04/14 Maurice Rouse, 24, of Port Jervis was charged with Receiving Stolen Property for an incident occurring in Matamoras Borough.
  • 08/04/14 Albert Gjeloshi, 20, of New City NY was charged with Disorderly Conduct for an incident occurring in Westfall Township.
  • 08/04/14 William Devita, 73, of Staten Island was charged with Retail Theft for an incident occurring in Wal-Mart.
  • 08/09/14 David Sosiewicz, 43, of Greeley was charged with DUI and Endangering the welfare of children for an incident occurring in Westfall Township.
  • 08/10/14 Reid Gorish Jr, 31, of Matamoras was charged Disorderly Conduct for an incident occurring in Matamoras Borough.
  • 08/10/14 Amber Stickle, 20, of Glen Spey was charged with Retail Theft for an incident occurring at Wal-Mart.
  • 08/12/14 MaryAnn Spininger, 30, of Port Jervis was charged with Retail Theft for an incident occurring at K-Mart.

The Eastern Pike Regional Police Department, The Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission announce increased patrols over the summer. The Patrols will focus on Impaired Driving (DUI) and Boating under the influence (BUI). gcBoaters should be aware that under Pennsylvania Law the Penalties for BUI are the same as DUI. Whether Driving or boating use a designed driver if consuming alcoholic beverages.

  • 06/29/14 Anthony Noto, 25, of Milford was charged with Aggravated Assault, Resisting Arrest, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Retail Theft, and Disorderly Conduct for an incident occurring at Wal-Mart.
  • 06/29/14 Maria Noia, 55, of Shohola was charged with Retail Theft for an incident occurring in Westfall Township.
  • 06/30/14 Erica Ortiz, 24, of Sussex was charged with Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Retail Theft for an incident occurring at K-Mart.
  • 06/30/14 Luis Ortiz, 26, of Sussex was charged with Retail Theft for an incident occurring at K-Mart.
  • 06/29/14 Anthony Noto, 25, of Milford was charged with Prohibited Offensive Weapon and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia for an incident occurring in Matamoras Borough.
  • 07/01/14 Kate Ventre, 23, of Milford was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia for an incident occurring in Matamoras Borough.
  • 07/01/14 Kelly Dean, 46, of Matamoras was charged with Retail Theft and Receiving Stolen Property for an incident occurring at Price Chopper.
  • 07/04/14 Amanda Conklin, 28, of Port Jervis was charged with Retail Theft for an incident occurring in Westfall Township.
  • 07/04/14 Briana Hannigan, 28, of Wallkill was charged with Retail Theft for an incident occurring at Wal-Mart.
  • 07/06/14 Michael Aikens, 22, of New Paltz was charged with Receiving Stolen Property for an incident occurring in Matamoras Borough.
  • 07/09/14 James Read, 23, of Milford was charged with Driving Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance, False I.D. to Law Enforcement and Driving Under DUI Related Suspension for an incident occurring in Westfall Township.
  • 07/10/14 Jeanette Ulvila, 45, of Matamoras was charged with Disorderly Conduct for an incident occurring in Matamoras Borough.
  • 07/10/14 Steven Ulvila, 44, of Matamoras was charged with Disorderly Conduct for an incident occurring in Matamoras Borough.
  • 07/12/14 Phillip Powers, 27, of Port Jervis was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Public Drunkenness for an incident occurring in Matamoras Borough.
  • 07/14/14 Peter Williams, 43, of Milford was charged with Theft of Services for an incident occurring in Westfall Township.
  • 07/16/14 A 15 year old male from Milford was charged with Prohibited Offensive Weapon and Possession of Weapon on School Property for an incident occurring at the Delaware Valley High School.
  • 07/19/14 Joseph Flood, 32, of Sparrowbush was charged with Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Retail Theft for an incident occurring at Wal-Mart.
  • 07/19/14 Johnathan Morgan, 32, of Port Jervis was charged with Retail Theft for an incident occurring at Wal-Mart.

On May 25, 2014 at approximately 10:15p.m. the Eastern Pike Regional Police Department was dispatched to an armed robbery occurring on Pennsylvania Avenue between 2nd and 4th street  in Matamoras Borough.  The victim described the suspect as a male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and grey shorts with a black handgun.

The victim had stopped for a pedestrian in a crosswalk when the suspect opened the passenger door and pointed a gun at the victim demanding the victim to drive. The perpetrator had the victim drive him towards the river bank where he stole a credit card and  punched the victim in the face  before fleeing over the riverbank.

The Eastern Pike Regional Police Department is actively pursuing all leads and asks citizens with information to call Assistant Chief Stewart at 570-491-4040 or email your tip to tips@eprpd.org