PROGRAMS

Bad Check Restitution Program

Berks County District Attorney John T. Adams has announced a new countywide program to combat the problems of bad checks through a new Bad Check Restitution Program.  The primary goal of the program is to obtain full restitution for the victim of a bad check without adding to the already overburdened criminal justice system.

You may contact the program Bad Check Restitution Program Office:
PO Box 1259, Reading, PA  19603-9998 or 1-877-295-4767

FORMS, REPORTS & RECORDS

  • Click to download a PDF: Copy of a Police Accident Report Form
  • Effective October 3, 2011- The Wyomissing Borough Police Department is digitizing its crash reports through a partnership with Car Fax Police Crash Assistance Program. The crash reports are stored electronically in a secure database and available for purchase online at crashdoc.orgFiling electronic crash reports reduce overhead cost for police departments while increasing access and efficiency by involved parties, insurance companies, and insurance adjustors.Person(s) that do not wish to purchase an online report may still obtain a copy of an accident report by completing a “Request for Copy of Police Accident Report” form.  The completed form along with payment may be turned in at the Police Department during business hours.
  • Reports for any other type of incident (other than accidents) may be requested, HOWEVER, the only information that will be released is a report indicating the police department responded to a call for service.  Absolutely no other information will be released.

Accident Reports

Accident reports come in two different forms, reportable and non-reportable.  A reportable accident is generally one that involved any injury or a vehicle needed to be towed from the scene.  A non-reportable accident is one that does not meet this criteria.  This is a very basic explanantion of the criteria, and the police officer will make a final determination as the accident investigation proceeds.  At the time of the accident, the investigating officer will provide you with a case/report number.  It is very important to keep this number as this is what we use to identify the case.

Copies of reportable accidents are prepared on a PA State Police AA-500 form.  Officer will prepare this report within 7 working days after the accident investigation is completed.  This may be longer depending on the severity of the accident.

Copies of non-reportable accidents, which are prepared on a Wyomissing PD form, are considered an informational exchange only.  These are usually available with 24 hours of the accident, and will usually only provide the information about the drivers and vehicles involved.

The Police Department makes every attempt to process accident report requests within a few days of the request being received, however there may be unforeseen delays.  Mail your request, along with payment, and we will process the request as soon as possible. It is not necessary to call the police department to determine whether a report is available or that it was sent out unless it has been 30 days since your request was mailed.

When reviewing either type of report, please keep in mind that the Police Department does NOT determine “fault” in an accident.  The investigating officer will observe and document information from the operators, witnesses, and personal observations.  A traffic citation may or may not be issued.  The determination of “fault” is up to the insurance companies as this has to do with subrogation, or simply who will pay the bill.  If upon receiving your report, you have a question regarding the contents or information contained in a report you need to contact the investigating officer directly.

Accident reports picked up or mailed from the Hall cost $15.00.  Payment may be in the form of cash or check made payable to “BOROUGH OF WYOMISSING”.  To request a copy of an accident report, you may download the  report_request_form.  When completed, mail to:

WYOMISSING POLICE DEPARTMENT
22 READING BOULEVARD
WYOMISSING, PA  19610-2083

You or CARFAX.com will need to include information in your request, such as names of involved parties, and the date, time and location of the accident.

CRIMINAL HISTORY - BACKGROUND CHECKS

In general terms, criminal history (arrest) reports are NOT available for review.  These types of records are handled in accordance with the laws established by the Criminal History Records Act of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and other Federal laws.

To obtain copies of arrest information, you CANNOT come to the police department to do so.  If you need a copy of a criminal history for whatever reason, you will need to go to the PA State Police website.  There you can download and print the Criminal History Request Form – SP-164.

To obtain information from the police department, you will need to subpoena the records.