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Mansfield Police Seek Help In Solving Jennings Avenue Shooting

27 May , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse, Mansfield Division of Police

Yet another shooting has left one dead and local law enforcement searching for answers.

The Mansfield Division of Police patrol officers responded to the 300 block of Jennings Avenue at approximately 7:02 AM on Friday morning in reference to a “man down” call. Upon arriving, an unknown suspect was laying across 375 Jennings Avenue, dressed all in black, wearing a mask and obviously deceased. The Richland County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene which was then processed for evidence.

The victim, later identified as 19-year-old Joseph A. Andrews, Jr.. had been reported as a “missing person” that morning by his family. Prior to the victim being reported missing, a vehicle matching the description of the one the victim had been known to drive was found engulfed in flames at North Lake Park at approximately 12:44 AM. Detectives are working to identify the owner of that vehicle but the fire damage has delayed their efforts.

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Mansfield Man Sentenced To 30 Years In Child Pornography Case

12 May , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

An Ohio man, a previously convicted sex offender, was sentenced today to a 30-year prison term on a federal charge of distribution of child pornography.

The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves and Wayne A. Jacobs, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office’s Criminal Division.

Joshua McCarty, 38, of Mansfield pleaded guilty in January 2022, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He was sentenced by the Honorable Christopher R. Cooper. Upon completion of his prison term, McCarty will be placed on 10 years of supervised release. He was ordered to pay $18,000 in restitution to the victims depicted in the images that he distributed. McCarty also must register as a sex offender following his release from prison. 

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Mansfield Police Seek Assistance In Finding Man On Attempted Murder Warrant

2 May , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Mansfield Division of Police is looking for a man wanted on a Felony warrant.

According to a press release from the Division posted on Monday afternoon, the man, Michael A. Childress, is suspected in another recent shooting in the city of Mansfield.

The release reads in part: “The Mansfield Division of Police responded to a 911 call for assistance at the Moto-Mart at 1050 West Fourth Street on Sunday morning, May 1, at approximately 2:51 AM, in reference to a 31-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound. Once at the location, officers located the victim, Kenneth D. Norris (B/M, 31 years old), near the door of the business suffering from a bullet wound to the head. The victim was immediately transferred to a local hospital where he underwent surgery and was left in the care of hospital staff. No further information on his condition is available at this time.

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Mansfield Police Receive Grant Under New Crime Lab Efficiency Program

28 Apr , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse; Office of Governor DeWine

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has announced a new plan to eliminate evidence-processing backlogs and increase the speed at which criminal evidence is analyzed in crime laboratories across the state.

As part of Governor DeWine’s new Ohio Crime Lab Efficiency Program, Ohio’s 14 certified crime laboratories will receive a combined total of $10 million to reduce and eliminate backlogs, increase overall lab efficiency, and decrease evidence processing time.

The Mansfield Division of Police is one of those recipients.

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Third Shooting In 24 Hours Takes Place In Mansfield; Victim Killed

15 Apr , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

The following was shared by the Mansfield Division of Police Friday afternoon concerning another shooting.

This makes three such incidents in less than 24 hours. Our first story can be read here:

Friday afternoon. The Mansfield Division of Police is currently investigating a shooting which occurred in the 700 block of King Street on Friday afternoon.

“The PSCC/Dispatch Center received several 911 calls at 2:42PM in reference to this shooting. The 15-year-old juvenile victim suffered numerous gunshot wounds to the upper body and was transported by EMS to a local hospital where he has succumbed to his injuries. Major Crimes is currently investigating this Homicide and working to determine a motive as well as the identity of the shooter, who is believed to be a female, based on the preliminary investigation.

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Mansfield Police Respond To Two Shooting Incidents In Nine Hours

15 Apr , 2022  

Mansfield police officers were busy Thursday night and Friday morning responding to two separate shooting incidents, both with victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Division of Police press releases detailing these incidents are shared below.

As noted, both are now under investigation.

Friday morning. The Mansfield Division of Police patrol officers responded to a ShotSpotter activation of “shots fired” in the area of 426 Henry Street at 3:57 AM this morning. While enroute to that area, a caller advised that there was a male subject on his front porch on Massa avenue who was suffering from a gunshot wound. Once in the area, officers located the Black male victim, in his 20s, on a porch on Massa avenue. The victim, who was uncooperative and refused to identify himself, was transported to a local hospital by EMS personnel where he underwent emergency surgery and was left in the care of hospital staff. No further information on his condition is available at this time.

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Suspect In Felonious Assault Case Found Hiding In Crawl Space

15 Mar , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

On Tuesday morning, City of Mansfield Police joined representatives of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force in the arrest of 22 year old Tyler Morley.

Morley was found hiding in a crawl space at 228 Clermont Avenue in Mansfield and was promptly taken into custody as a search warrant was executed at that residence. He was arrested on both outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants including a “Felonious Assault on a Police Officer” in reference to a February incident at the same location.

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Police Seek Assistance In Investigating First Mansfield Homicide Of 2022

10 Jan , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Deanna Holm

Mansfield Police Chief Keith Porch issued a press release on Monday afternoon related to a Sunday homicide. The Division of Police seeks your assistance in obtaining evidence to see that the perpetrator is apprehended and faces consequences for the crime.

The press release read as follows:

At approximately 6:11PM yesterday (Sunday), the Mansfield Division of Police responded to 183 Rowland Avenue Apt 2 in reference to a deceased person.

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Mansfield Man Sentenced For Sending Threats Through Facebook

17 Dec , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Brennan has announced that Bryan Shane Wolfe, 45, of Mansfield was sentenced on Thursday by Judge Donald C. Nugent to 46 months in prison after he pleaded guilty in August of 2021 to sending threatening communications to three individuals and possession of a firearm after having been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. 

“This defendant deliberately chose to send threats to his victims due to their race, religion and ethnicity,” said First Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle M. Baeppler. “These actions were targeted, occurred on more than one occasion and caused lasting harm.  Today’s sentence illustrates that threats made online have real consequences and may result in real prison time.”

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Suspect Arrested After Threats Temporarily Close Northeast Ohio Goodwill Stores

11 Dec , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Goodwill outlets in Richland County, as well as others in Summit, Portage, Medina, and Ashland Counties, were closed on Wednesday and Thursday of this week after an employee received a phone call threatening to “shoot up” a store, several news outlets and Goodwill social media shared.

The store in question is on 9th Street Southwest in Canton, while another location also received a threatening phone call.

The decision was made by Goodwill officials to close all area stores until the matter could be investigated and employee/patron safety could be assured. The store made the following statement:

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Shelby Police Need Help In Identifying Bank Robbery Suspect

23 Nov , 2021  

From the Shelby Police Department

On Tuesday morning at approximately 9:07 AM, an individual entered the PNC Bank Branch at 29 N. Gamble and slipped a note to the teller demanding cash.

The teller complied with her cash drawer, and the suspect fled the bank on a bicycle. No weapon was seen, and there were no threats of harm.

Photos taken on the scene are below. He appears to be between 5’7″ and 6′ tall, and between 150 and 160 lbs..

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Missing Mansfield Man Sought

6 Nov , 2021  

From the Mansfield Division of Police

Mansfield Police are looking for a missing person and turning to you for assistance.

The Mansfield Division of Police is asking for the community’s assistance in locating the below missing person.

Christian Dodson was last seen at his home on Willowbrook Drive on Thursday November 4 at 1130 AM. Christian’s family has not heard from him since that date and time.

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Mansfield Police Needs Assistance In Identifying Suspect

3 Nov , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Mansfield Division Police posted the notice below on social media on Tuesday afternoon:

The Mansfield Division of Police is asking for the community’s assistance in identifying the individual in the attached photos (below).

On Saturday, October 30, this male suspect entered the front door of Chase Bank located at 800 Ashland Road at approximately 9 AM. The male was in the lobby a short time, when he was asked if he needed assistance. The male abruptly advised he had forgotten his wallet and immediately left the bank.

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Mansfield Police Respond To Gunshots On Scholl Road

25 Oct , 2021  

From Mansfield Division of Police

At approximately 3:31 PM this afternoon, the Mansfield Division of Police responded to the 600 block of Scholl Road after a person called 911 and advised [that] a female had just shown up at their residence and was suffering from gunshot wounds.

Officers, along with Mansfield Fire/EMS personnel, responded to the area. Upon contacting the 75-year-old female victim, it was learned that she had fled her residence at 614 Scholl Road after being shot several times by her 64-year-old husband.

Officers responded to the residence at 614 Scholl Road and attempted to contact the victim’s husband with negative results. A perimeter was set up around the residence and nearby homes were evacuated for safety. The Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) attempted to coax the suspect from home using a PA system as well as by phone.

Officers and CNT staff at the scene were never able to establish contact [with] the suspect and at approximately 6:45 PM entry was made into the residence. It was at that time [that] the subject was found deceased. Investigators and crime scene personnel remained at the scene for some time and no additional information is available at this time.

The female victim, who suffered multiple gunshot wounds, was alert and speaking with investigators at the ER. Her injuries are not believed to be life threatening and she remains in the care of medical professionals.

Image by Roddy Mcgillivray from Pixabay

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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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