MOSCOW – The total number of 911 calls went up from last month. February's total was 122 and January was 107. 118 were cleared this month. There were more written warnings and traffic citations this month, but fewer man hours needed.

Chief Ivy Brenzel responded to a burglar alarm, one missing person case, one case of disorderly conduct, two cases involving drugs and one court order.

Brenzel completed two house check requests, found property, assisted in an EMS emergency and provided a police assist.

Brenzel completed five follow-up investigations, two investigations, one validation and four warrant services.

She also responded to a noise complaint, one case of terroristic threats, one case of property damage, a vehicle repossession, a suspicious male and a suspicious vehicle, a street light out, two parking violations, one open 911 line, a landlord/tenant dispute and one protection from abuse order.

Patrolman Brian Layland assisted police, responded to an ATV on the road, one person locked out of a vehicle, one case regarding property damage and one case of truancy.

Ptlm Martin Cieless Assisted Children and Youth Services, Lackawanna County Probation, Penn State Police, Roaring Brook Police and Scranton Police, and assisted in two EMS emergencies.

Cieless investigated one case of fraud, one disorderly conduct, one missing person, an overdose and one suicide.

Cieless responded to two suspicious vehicle calls, fourteen traffic complaints, one case of trespassing, a neighbor dispute and a child custody dispute.

He also investigated an ATV on the road, two road hazards, one street light out, one person peddling without a permit and two parking related offenses.

Cieless completed five investigations, two police assists and a welfare check.

Ptlm Justin Zeiler assisted Covington Police and Roaring Brook Police. He responded to a parking violation, two road hazards, two suspicious vehicles and one welfare check.

Ptlm Janniel De Jesus assisted Covington Police, Roaring Brook Police and an EMS emergency. He responded to a child welfare check, a background check, a snow ordinance violation, two incidents regarding traffic control, found property and thirteen traffic complaints.

Ptlm Robert Kratzer investigated a burglar alarm.

Ptlm Aleksey Dmitriev issued one warrant service.



Chief Ivy Brenzel attended the “Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement” leadership series by Kevin M. Gilmartin Ph.D presented by the Lackawanna College Police Academy and sponsored by the Scranton Police Department on February 7th.

Chief Brenzel, Ptlm Layland, Ptlm Cieless, Ptlm Zeiler and Ptlm Cianfichi completed the cognitive and skills evaluations in accordance with the curriculum of the American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR and AED) Program and the AHA Heart Saver First Aid Program.

These courses held at the borough police department were taught by C.R. Stokes Jr. on February 21.