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County Law Enforcement Agencies Adopting Use Of Force Standards

3 Apr , 2018  

More than 500 agencies – employing 82 percent of Ohio’s law enforcement officers – are in the process of implementing Ohio’s first-ever statewide standards on use of force, including deadly force, and hiring and recruitment according to a report issued late last week by the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS). More…

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Sheriff’s Office Seeks Assistance With Note Writer Identification

21 Mar , 2018  

From the Richland County Sheriff’s Office:

Attached is the note left in the girls bathroom at Madison High School of a bomb threat. Anyone with suspect information is asked to contact the Richland County Sheriff’s Office at 419-524-2412.

Madison High School Students are asked to take a very close look at the note. More…

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Highway Patrol Reports On 2017 Drug Arrests; Increase Noted

6 Feb , 2018  

Numbers released this week by the Ohio State Highway Patrol paint a sobering picture when it comes to felony drug cases it handled during 2017.

In fact, troopers made a total of 16,653 such arrests, a number which represents a 25% increase over the previous year and a 35% increase over the previous three year average. More…

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Mansfielder Among Five Indicted For Federal Firearms Violations

17 Jan , 2018  

Five people have been indicted for firearms violations, including one from Mansfield, according to the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio.

Indicted are: Marriece L. Ellis, 25, and Warren J. McCray, Jr., 23, both of Akron; Shauntare Davis, 31, of Warren; Frank Arthur Thompson, III, 45, of Conneaut, and James D. Butler, 55, of Mansfield. More…

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Mansfield Police Seek Assistance; Release Robbery Video

14 Nov , 2017  

On Monday afternoon, the Mansfield Police Department issued the following call for assistance in finding a robbery suspect:

On Sunday, November 12, 2017, between the hours of 6:00pm and 6:20pm, two businesses in our city were robbed within .6 of a mile of each other. The suspect in both robberies was described as a white male between the ages of 30-50 years old, wearing a red pull over type of jacket with a gray hoodie underneath and blue jeans. More…

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Joint Law Enforcement Effort Leads To Drug Bust; 39 Indicted, Most From Mansfield

25 Oct , 2017  

Thirty-nine people have been indicted in federal court for their roles in two separate conspiracies to obtain large amounts of heroin, and in some cases, other drugs, from out of state and sell the drugs in Mansfield, law enforcement officials said.

Eighteen people are charged in a 41-count indictment with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin. More…

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RCI Inmate Profiled By NPR

12 Jul , 2017  

Waymann Washington, an inmate at Richland Correctional Institution in Mansfield, was profiled this past weekend on NPR’s All Things Considered in a piece entitled “Earning A 2-Year Degree While Serving A 6-Year Sentence.” More…

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Federal Charges Pending For Bank Robbery Suspect

3 Jun , 2017  

A man suspected in three local bank robberies has been arrested and is facing federal charges.

In a Friday press release, the FBI and the Mansfield Police Department announced that Christopher E. McCarthy, age 29, is in custody based on charges in one of those incidents. More…

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Ohio Highway Patrol Numbers Holding Steady Year To Year

18 May , 2017  

The Ohio Highway Patrol is seeing a shift in activity in Richland County over the first four and a half months of this year as compared to 2016. As of May 14, enforcement stops by the Patrol had decreased almost five percent, while non-enforcement activity, including warnings and motorist assists, has risen almost 11 percent. More…

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Mansfield Man Arrested On Child Poronography Charge

11 May , 2017  

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Mansfield Police Department, and the Richland County Sheriff’s Office announce the arrest of Dennis J. Northover, II, 27 years of age, for receipt and distribution of child pornography. More…

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Mansfield Division Of Police Announces Arrests In Shooting Incidents

14 Apr , 2017  

The Mansfield Division of Police announces the arrests of two individuals believed responsible for shooting incidents within our city.

On Saturday April 8, Mychael Martin (B/M/26) was arrested in Pensacola, Florida by members of the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Task Force on a “Felonious Assault” warrant out of this agency. Mr. Martin was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit. He is a suspect in a shooting a few weeks ago in which the victim was shot several times. More…

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Ohio Attorney General Warns About Tax Scams

21 Mar , 2017  

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned that more consumers are reporting tax-related scams with about four weeks remaining until the April 18 filing deadline. In 2017, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office has logged more than 150 tax scams thus far in March, compared to 80 in January, and 175 in February.

“As we get further into tax season, we’re seeing more of these scams,” Attorney General DeWine said. “What we want people to remember is that if callers are threatening you, saying you have to pay immediately, or saying they’re going to put you in jail, it’s not the IRS.” More…

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Murder Suicide Coverage Roundup

10 Mar , 2017  

A collection of coverage about the Wednesday night murder-suicide in Mansfield from local, regional, and even international media. More…

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Police Seek Information In Reference To Homicide

17 Feb , 2017  

At 8:26 AM on Thursday, the Mansfield Division of Police responded to 1247 Dillon Rd in reference to a call about a “person possibly in distress” at that location.

Upon Officers’ arrival, they found Denise Reed, a 45 year old white female, inside the residence, deceased. Also located inside the residence was Mrs. Reed’s husband, Michael J. Reed, a 46 year old white male, who was taken into custody in reference to this investigation. More…

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