Collingdale Police Department


Wednesday, January 14, 2015  The Chief and members of the Collingdale Police Department wish Dan Leicht, Sr good luck on his retirement. Dan was injured in May 2014 while arresting a wanted person. He is unable to continue to serve as a police officer. Dan spent more than 16 years with the department. He will be kept busy with his family. Good luck!!



New Officers

Friday, December 19, 2014  Collingdale Police Department have added two officers to the department recently. Ofc. Anthony Gray is a 10 year Navy veteran. He is currently employed in the security field. Ofc. Anthony Hughes worked in the food service field prior to joining the department. Best wishes to both officers.



Congrats to Cheerleaders

Monday, December 15, 2014  Collingdale Police wish to congratulate the Collingdale Cheerleaders and their coaches who attended a competition at Downingtown on December 14. The Senior and Pee-wee teams took first place. The Midgets and Juniors both took second place in their divisions. All the teams put in long practices and worked hard together.



Toys for Tots Fundraiser

Thursday, October 23, 2014  Collingdale Police in conjunction with Ridley Township Police are conducting a fundraiser to purchase toys for needy local children for the upcoming holiday season. All proceeds will be used for the Toys for Tots program. The raffle tickets are $5 each. First place prize is a 42" flat screen television donated by McDowell's Auto. Second place prize is a Mother's Day Brunch for 6 at the Drexelbrook, donated by the Drexelbrook. Third place is a $50 gift card for Barnaby's of Ridley. The drawing will be at Tom and Jerry's Sports Bar on December 6, 2014, winner need not be present.

To purchase tickets you can stop at McDowell's Auto located at 1000 MacDade Blvd in Collingdale, call Ofc. William Carter 610-586-0502 ext. 29, Ofc. Pat Kilroy or Ridley Township Ofc. Michael Callahan 610-532-4000. Thank you in advance.

Also Ofc. Carter is accepting donations of clothes for homeless veterans. If you can help out with old winter clothes or jackets that may have shrunk in the closet since last year, they will be put to good use. Please contact him at the number above.



Safety Day/9-11 Ceremony

On Saturday September 13, 2014 Collingdale Fire Companies along with the Police and Borough officials will host a Safety Day starting at 10am. There will be fire demonstrations along with free refreshments. There will be a brief ceremony at noon to remeber all those that died on September 11, 2001 and for all first responders from Collingdale who have made the ultimate sacrifice. There will be several bicycles raffled off at no cost. Please make plans to attend. Any questions please call the fire house at 610-583-2323 or the police station at 610-586-0502.




New Officers

Friday, June 13, 2014   Collingdale Police want to wish the best to Ofc. Richard Mengini. He has accepted a position with SEPTA Police Department. We would like to welcome several new members to the department. Ofc. Carl White, Ofc. Stephen Dougherty and Ofc. Kevin Consentino have completed training and are now working the street. Ofc. James Gallagher is currently training and will be hitting the street soon. Good luck to all the officers.



New Curfew Time

Tuesday, June 3, 2014  Collingdale Police would like to advise all residents that Borough Council has changed the curfew time for the Borough. The new time is 10pm every night of the week. Anyone under the age of 18 must be in by 10pm unless accompanied by an adult. If you have any questions please contact the police department or Borough Hall.



Operation Clean Streets

Saturday, April 12, 2014  On Saturday April 12, 2014 officers from the department joined Chief Adams, the Mayor, Council members, Church groups, Community organizations and Collingdale No. 1 in Operation Clean Streets. This program is done each year to help clean up the town after a long winter. Nearly 125 people took part in this years event. Officers had a great time and are looking forward to the next "clean up".



Under Age Party Bust

On Friday February 28, 2014 at 9:26pm three adults and 13 juveniles were busted at an underage drinking party on Jackson Avenue.

 Mohammed Fakolee, 20, and Nichols Finsterbusch, 19, are charged with resisting arrest, simple assault, aggravated assault and related offenses in connection with the incident that occurred in the 100 block of Jackson Avenue. Andrew MacNeal, of the 600 block of Beech Avenue, Glenolden, is facing charges of possession of marijuana and possession of narcotics. The 13 juveniles were not named.

It was 9:26 p.m. Friday when police received reports of a large underage drinking party at the house on Jackson Avenue. As responding officers arrived, several people wearing backpacks ran inside of the house.

A man wearing a white hoodie ran from the back of the house toward MacDade Boulevard. When officers reached him, he allegedly began swinging, striking Officer William Christie several times. Taken into custody and smelling of alcohol, he was identified as Nichols Finsterbusch, of Bear Creek, Pa., police said.

When Officers Donald Beese and Thayer McCauley went inside they found a group of juveniles and several open bottles of liquor and two bags of suspected marijuana.

As police rounded up the partygoers, Fakolee, who resides at the house, ran toward the officers swinging at them with a closed fist, police said. He was also taken into custody and transported to police headquarters.

Fakolee and Finsterbusch were arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Vincent Gallagher and remanded to Delaware County prison in lieu of 10 percent of $50,000 bail. MacNeal will be sent a summons and the juveniles will be cited



Council Meeting Moved

Tuesday, March 4, 2014  Due to the weather the Collingdale Borough Council Meeting scheduled for Monday March 3, 2014 has been moved to Wednesday March, 5, 2014 at 7:30pm. Any questions please feel free to call Borough Hall at 610-586-0500.



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