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Mansfield Police Ask For Help In Finding Suspect Who Fired Shots: Video

28 Jun , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Mansfield Division of Police responded to the 300 block of Bulkley Avenue in reference to a “Shots Fired” call at approximately 3:25PM on Sunday.

A witness at the scene was able to capture an unknown White female firing two rounds from a semi-automatic handgun during an altercation. The female suspect then fled in the gray colored vehicle which appears to be a Dodge Journey.

Mansfield Police is asking for the community’s assistance in identifying the female suspect in the below video who fired the two rounds. She appears to be wearing gray spandex-type shorts with a blue bathing suit like top that has light colored, possibly white, dots on it. It is our hope that the female suspect will come forward and turn herself into police. More…

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Bellville Police Engage In High Speed Pursuit On I71; Driver Commits Suicide

17 Jun , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse:

From Bellville Police Chief Ron Willey (revisions to make more clear):

On Tuesday, June 25 at 5:31 PM Bellville Police initiated a car stop on St Rt 97 West in the area of I-71. The stop was made for traffic violations observed by the officers.

The 2000 Buick four door vehicle pulled into the Love’s Travel Stop, where officers made contact with the operator of the vehicle, a 48 year old Hancock County man. The man then accelerated out of the parking lot and entered I-71 southbound. More…

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Stabbing Suspect Apprehended, Charged, Jailed

13 Jun , 2021  

From the Mansfield Department of Police:

At approximately 8:02 AM Saturday morning, the Mansfield Division of Police and Major Crimes Detectives with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested the suspect in the June 3 stabbing of a 74-year-old woman on Brookfield Drive.

The suspect, 19-year-old Izzac Lawhorn, was located in an apartment at 135 E. Cook Road and was taken into custody without incident.

Mr. Lawhorn has been cooperative with the investigation and has provided detectives with a statement concerning his actions during the assault. Mr. Lawhorn has been charged with “Felonious Assault” (F-1) and was incarcerated at the Richland County Jail pending his first court appearance. Due to the ongoing investigation, we are not releasing any additional details concerning Mr. Lawhorn’s statement. More…

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Police Release Photo Possibly Related To Stabbing; Seek Assistance

8 Jun , 2021  

The Mansfield Division of Police is asking for assistance in identifying the person in the attached photo.

The person is wearing a dark colored hoodie (possibly black in color) with a light colored (possibly white or light gray) front pocket. The person appears to be a male suspect and is wearing shoes with a distinctive light colored pattern. This photo was taken from a camera in the Brookfield apartment complex on Brookfield Drive on Thursday morning, June 3, around the time that a 74-year-old victim was stabbed by an unidentified male assailant(S).

It is unknown if this person is involved in that assault but may have seen or heard something and be able to provide additional information in this case. The Detectives would like to speak to this person. If you are this individual or anyone may know the identify of this person, they are asked to call Detective Scheurer at 419.755.9748 or the Mansfield Police Department at 419.755.9724.

The investigation remains ongoing and there is no additional information to provide at this time. We do appreciate the community’s assistance in this case. Please reach out if you feel you may have something helpful for investigators.


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Mansfield Police Seek Assistance Concerning Thursday Morning Stabbing

4 Jun , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

From the City of Mansfield Division of Police:

Earlier this morning at approximately 7:20 AM, Mansfield Police responded to the 900 block of Brookfield Drive in reference to an assault. Upon arrival, officers were advised by Mansfield Fire medical personnel on scene that that the female victim, who is in her 70s, had been stabbed.

The victim stated that a male had entered her apartment by unknown means and began stabbing her as she laid in her bed. The victim described the suspect as a light skinned male possible bi-racial or Hispanic, in his late teens to 20s. She further advised that she believed she heard another person inside the apartment during the assault. More…

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METRICH Seizes Drugs, Guns, And More In Sherman Place Search

23 Apr , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Law enforcement officials associated with the METRICH Enforcement Unit conducted a successful search of a Sherman Place residence on Thursday evening.

While the search was going on, the occupant, 27 year old Desanjay N. Taylor, lept from a second story window in an attempt to flee the scene.

The search netted 601 grams of suspected methamphetamine, 18.5 grams of suspected Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) wax, 36 grams of suspected cocaine, 140 grams of suspected crack cocaine and 20 grams of suspected marijuana. The street value of these drugs is over $70,000. More…

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Mansfield Police Share Details Of Wednesday Stabbing

8 Apr , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Earlier Wednesday afternoon at approximately 12:15 PM Mansfield Police responded to the YMCA located at 750 Scholl Road in reference to a stabbing. Once on scene, officers were advised that a verbal altercation inside the location resulted in subjects leaving the building and continuing the argument outside, near the entrance. At some point during this outside altercation, a 36 year old male victim was stabbed at least once. The victim was transported to a local hospital and left in the care of Emergency Room staff for treatment.

Patrol Officers at the scene detained a 21 year old male believed to be involved in the altercation. This was an isolated incident and initial indications are that an online argument and/or posts led to the altercation which resulted in the victim being stabbed. More…

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Sunday Morning Gunplay On South Diamond Street

23 Mar , 2021  

From a Mansfield Division of Police Press Release

The Mansfield Division of Police responded to a “shots fired” call in the area of 220 South Diamond Street early Sunday morning, March 21, at approximately 12:23 AM.

Officers on patrol had heard several gunshots from the area before being dispatched.

The City’s 911 service had also received several calls about the gunshots. More…

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Melinda Kay Davis Case Latest Updates

17 Mar , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

What follows is a roundup of coverage concerning the news shared at the Richland County Sheriff’s Office on Monday afternoon about the discovery of the body of missing Shelby resident Melinda Kay Davis. Davis had been the target of an 18 day search by multiple law enforcement agencies.

This is a selection of the large number of media sources covering this crime and the ongoing investigation. This post will be updated regularly over the next few days as new information is shared, and will remain pinned to the top of our home page on desktop, tablet, and mobile. More…

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The Ohioans Charged In Connection With The US Capitol Breach

27 Feb , 2021  

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than 250 federal cases have been brought against individuals who allegedly took part in or helped plot the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump. At least 10 of those cases were against Ohio residents identified through social media and surveillance footage to the FBI.

In the days and weeks following the assault, a Whitehall man was arrested after he was seen on video wearing a jacket with his painting company’s name on the back while he kicked in a Capitol building window. A Cleveland school occupational therapist was arrested after social media users linked her to photos taken in the chamber of the U.S. Senate. Two Columbus-area men were charged after one was caught on Capitol surveillance footage allegedly stealing a coat rack.

The group of Ohio residents also include four people linked to the far-right Oath Keepers militia group who have been indicted on charges that they planned and coordinated with one another in the attack. More…

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METRICH Raid Yields Arrests, Drug Seizures

29 Dec , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

A Monday raid on the northwest side of Mansfield resulted in the arrest of three individuals, as well as the seizure of 24 grams of suspected heroin, 44 grams of suspected methamphetamines, 10 grams of suspected marijuana, other pills, $105 and drug paraphernalia.

The METRICH action at 814 Lenox Avenue resulted in three men being taken into police custody — James Brown, 27; Jeffrey Boehm, 32; and William Adkins, 38. The three are suspected of drug trafficking, possession, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Intelligence collected by METRICH detectives and the Patrol Bureau of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department resulted in a search warrant, which in turn led to the apprehension and seizure. More…

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METRICH Operation Results In Drug Seizures, Charges

1 Dec , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

A METRICH operation on Monday, acting on search warrants, led to thousands of dollars seized from an accused drug trafficker.

The operation was carried out by METRICH, the Richland County Sheriff’s Office, and the Allied Special Operations Response Team (ASORT).

Lieutenant Jason Bammann said that the search warrants at two locations on Grace Street in Mansfield netted over nine ounces of crack cocaine, over 300 Percocet pills, and other miscellaneous drugs. The total street value of the drgs was over $40,000, Lt. Bammann indicated. More…

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Hundreds Of New Leads Reportedly Appear About Escaped Mansfield Child Killer; Reward Raised

27 Oct , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

After the recent airing of an “Unsolved Mysteries” episode regarding local escaped convict Lester Eubanks, hundreds of potential leads have emerged, according to popculture.com and TMZ.com.

1812Blockhouse has previously covered work aimed at unearthing new details regarding the December 7, 1973 escape of Eubanks, who walked away from authorities during a Columbus shopping trip given for good behavior. Last year, the escape was the focus of an episode on the podcast “Have You Seen This Man?,” which can be listened to here: More…

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Texts Show Ex-House Speaker Pushed Lawmaker To Pass Bailout

25 Sep , 2020  

By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio lawmaker leading the charge to repeal a nuclear bailout bill was unsuccessfully pressured by the former House speaker to vote in favor of its passage, newly released records show.

In late May 2019, former House Speaker Larry Householder texted his fellow GOP colleague Rep. Dave Greenspan to ensure he had his vote for the bill that is now at the center of a $60 million federal bribery probe, according to a series of text messages released by the Ohio House on Thursday. More…

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25 Missing And Endangered Children Recovered, Including From Here In Mansfield

28 Aug , 2020  

The U.S. Marshals Service shared on Thursday that over two dozen children from northeast Ohio have been recovered in the last 20 days through Operation Safety Net.

The announcement came from US Marshal Pete Elliott, as well as the offices of the Cleveland, East Cleveland, and Newburgh Heights Police Departments and the Cuyahoga County Sheriff.

The recovered children are between the ages of 13 and 18, and were found in Cleveland, East Cleveland, Akron, Mansfield, Euclid, Willioughby, and as far away as Miami, Florida. More…