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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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Heroin Seized As Search Warrant Yields Mansfield Arrests

16 Feb , 2017  

On February 14, 2017 the METRICH Enforcement Unit assisted by the Mansfield Division of Police executed a search warrant at 151 Ohio St. in the City of Mansfield. The search warrant was signed by the Honorable Judge Ardis. The search warrant was a result of numerous complaints in reference to drug trafficking.

During the search, METRICH detectives seized suspected heroin and an assortment of drug paraphernalia and drug abuse instruments. METRICH detectives arrested and charged Tabatha L. Simmonds and Justin M. Simmonds with several counts each of Trafficking in Drugs. Both were incarcerated at the Richland County Jail where they await their court appearances. More…

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Three Sentenced In Federal Court For Robbery, Kidnapping, And Hostage Situation

13 Feb , 2017  

Three people were recently sentenced to prison for their roles in a 2015 bank robbery, kidnapping and hostage situation, said U.S. Attorney Carole S. Rendon and FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen D. Anthony.

  • Taylor Crisman, 19, of Galion, was sentenced to 37 years in prison.
  • Chris Hill, 24, of Galion, was sentenced to 25 years in prison.
  • Sarah J. Garrett, 42, of Bucyrus, was sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison.

Crisman broke into the home of the manager of the KeyBank branch in Ontario and held his family hostage at gunpoint on Nov. 5, 2015. More…

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Search Warrants Yield Arrest, Counterfeit Cash

21 Jan , 2017  

On Friday at 10:31 PM, the METRICH Enforcement Unit, assisted by the Richland County Sheriff’s Office, executed a search warrant at 1813 Richard Drive. The search warrant was signed by the Honorable Judge Ardis, and was the result of a short term investigation in response to several overdoses that have occurred in the Mansfield and Madison Township area. Fentanyl is the suspected cause of the overdoses. Prior to executing the search warrant, METRICH detectives arrest Michael Bolden at an address on Armstrong Avenue in the City of Mansfield. He was charged with two (2) counts of Drug Trafficking. More…

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Mansfield Police Seek Assistance In Identifying Suspect

18 Jan , 2017  

The Mansfield Division of Police responded to an Aggravated Robbery on 01/17/2017 at the First Merit Bank located at 100 Park Avenue West. An unknown black male suspect entered the bank just after 1pm and approached a bank employee at which time he indicated that he possibly had an unknown explosive device and proceeded to rob the bank of an undisclosed amount of money. Upon fleeing the bank, the suspect was observed entering an older black sedan, possibly a Ford LTD or Lincoln model vehicle, at which time he fled eastbound on Park Avenue West. More…


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Mansfield Police Seek Information On Shooting

4 Jan , 2017  

The Mansfield Division of Police is actively investigating a shooting that occurred Monday morning on Florence Avenue.

Police Dispatch received a call from a Corie Patton (white male, age 24) at approximately 0144 hours at which time he advised he had been shot at the incident location. Upon officers’ arrival, Mr. Patton was found in front of 47 Florence Avenue, suffering from a gunshot wound to his chest area. More…


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Mansfield Police Seek Suspect; Your Help Requested

14 Dec , 2016  

The Mansfield Division of Police responded to a Robbery on 12/06/2016 at the Richland Bank at 50 Marion Avenue. An unidentified white male entered the bank and walked up to the teller. The male gave a note to the teller at which time an undisclosed amount of money was handed over. The male suspect exited the bank and fled. More…

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Good And Bad News Results From Underage Purchase Checks

29 Nov , 2016  

The good news is that the vast majority of the 91 business in Richland County where underage alcohol or tobacco sales were attempted passed the test by refusing the purchase.

The bad news is that 15 of those establishments failed the test.

METRICH has released the following: More…

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Drivers Eye View Of An I71 High Speed Car Chase

15 Nov , 2016  

As this recently posted on Monday clearly shows, the Ohio State Highway Patrol had their hands full on October 2.

This episode occurred on I71 not far from Mansfield; the offender lost control of his or her automobile in a dramatic climax to the chase. Even on a small screen, the speeds shown are not for the faint of heart. More…

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Circle K Robbery Suspect Arrested

4 Nov , 2016  

The Mansfield Division of Police has announced the arrest of a suspect in a recent robbery at gun point.

Police responded to an Aggravated Robbery on October 31 at the Circle K Convenience store at 98 Lexington Ave in Mansfield Ohio. One male entered the store and robbed it at gun point. More…


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City Says Overall Crime Down

2 Nov , 2016  

While some areas saw a rise in activity, including homicide, rape, and auto thefts, Mansfield officials are emphasizing that “overall” crime was down 4.4% in the third quarter of 2016. Police Chief Kenneth Coontz released those numbers earlier this week.

The numbers for service calls and crime were compiled by the Records and Data Section of the Mansfield Division of Police. More…


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Ohio Radio Host Purportedly Pepper-Sprayed, Arrested At OSR

21 Oct , 2016  

Cleveland media is reporting that Bill Squire, co-host of the popular The Alan Cox Show on radio station WMMS, was arrested early Sunday morning outside of the Ohio State Reformatory’s Paranormal Pentientiary.

Coverage from can be accessed here.

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Annual METRICH Meeting in Mansfield Yesterday

28 Sep , 2016