Bridgeville police had a busy 2018, based on the department’s year-end crime stats.
The borough’s officers responded to 3,234 calls for assistance—a 15.9% increase from 2017.
Officers made 323 arrests—a 44% jump from the previous year.
DUI arrests increased by 81%, and police issued 39% more traffic citations.
Bridgeville police chief Chad King presented the 2018 year-end numbers at the January borough council meeting. Last year’s stats are available here.
3,234 calls for police assistance
323 total arrests made
- 58 DUI arrests
- 25 of those DUI arrests involved drugs
- 30 retail theft arrests (a significant decrease, which is linked to a new loss prevention strategy at Rite-Aid)
5 opioid overdoses treated with Narcan
631 traffic citations issued
- 14 traffic citations for school bus violations
- 131 non-reportable vehicles crashes (mostly fender-benders with no injuries)
- 27 reportable vehicle crashes
- 1 fatal motor vehicle accident