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Second Shooting On Tuesday; Mansfield Police Investigating Possible Connection To First

18 Jun , 2020  

By: Mansfield Division of Police; 1812Blockhouse Staff

On Wednesday morning, Mansfield Police issued the following press release concerning an additional shooting taking place on Tuesday. As noted, investigators are considering the possibility that the shooting incidents are interrelated.

“The Mansfield Division of Police is investigating a second shooting incident which occurred in the 200 block of Parkway Drive last night at approximately 10:43 PM. Upon arrival, officers and emergency personnel located a 27 year old black male victim suffering from at least one gunshot wound and he was transported to an area hospital for treatment. More…

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Shooting With Multiple Victims Tuesday Afternoon

17 Jun , 2020  

From: Mansfield Division of Police

The Mansfield Division of Police is actively investigating a shooting incident which occurred in the 500 block of Louise Avenue on Tuesday. Officers responded to this area at approximately 2:46 PM in reference to multiple people being shot. Upon arrival, officers and emergency personnel located two gunshot victims, a 71 year old black female and a 22 year old black male, both suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. A third gunshot victim from the shooting, a 16 year old black male, was located a short time later at an area hospital. More…

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Social Media Posts Lead To Arrest For Inducing Panic, Other Charges

5 Jun , 2020  

By: Mansfield Division of Police; 1812Blockhouse Staff

On Friday, the Mansfield Division of Police issued a news release sharing additional information about the statement it had issued the day before.

That statement, which can be accessed via our previous post, referred to social media posts which suggested that some sort of violent activity had been scheduled to take place on Friday evening. Since that time, the Division of Police has tracked down the source of those posts and has taken steps to bring that person to justice. More…

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Mansfield Police Issue Statement On Possible Planned Violence

5 Jun , 2020  

By: Mansfield Division of Police; 1812Blockhouse Staff

Stating that no additional comments will be forthcoming at this time, Mansfield Police Chief Keith Porch issued a statement Thursday on the City’s website and on social media.

The statement concerns statements suggesting that violence of some type is planned for a location or locations within the city of Mansfield on Friday evening, June 5. It reads as follows: More…

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Assault, Drug Charges Result From Thursday Night Police Call

31 May , 2020  

From the City of Mansfield Division of Police:

On Thursday evening at approximately 7:30 PM, Mansfield Police responded to a “shots fired” call at 640 King Street. As officers approached the apartment building they heard screaming at which time they observed (through a window) a male subject standing over a female victim in the common hallway area, holding her by the hair and striking her about the head with a firearm as they struggled just inside the apartment building entry door. The male then attempted to exit the building while dragging the female by the hair. More…

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Mansfield Police Seek Assistance In Identifying Suspects

12 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff; Mansfield Division of Police

The Mansfield Division of Police is asking for help in identifying suspects in two separate incidents, one taking place last December and the other occurring last week.

The first is a male who is sought in reference to a “Breaking and Entering” at the Mansfield Family Restaurant at 948 South Main Street. More…

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Assistance Sought In Credit Card Theft Investigation

7 May , 2020  

From the Mansfield Division of Police:

The Division is attempting to identify the female and two male subjects in the surveillance photos posted below in reference to a couple of “theft/fraud” cases from August of last year.

These individuals are believed to have information and/or may be involved in credit card thefts from area hospitals, including one in Mt. Gilead. More…

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Mansfield Has First Homicide Of 2020

11 Apr , 2020  

The Mansfield Division of Police shared the following statement on Friday afternoon:

At approximately 1:10 PM on Friday afternoon, the Mansfield Division of Police received notification that stabbing victim Cindy Powell, age 46, had passed away as a result of her injuries. Ms. Powell was a victim of a stabbing attack that had occurred this week on Altamont Avenue. More…

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Mansfield Police Report Overall Decrease In Crime Statistics

30 Jan , 2020  

Mansfield Mayor Tim Theaker and Chief of Police Keith Porch have released 2019 statistics for crime and police service. The data was compiled by the Records Section of the Mansfield Division of Police.

The offenses that are tabulated as part of the crime statistics report are determined by the FBI Uniform Crime Report Program and are classified as crimes against persons (violent crime) and crimes against property. The offenses of murder (homicide), rape, robbery and assault make up the violent crime category. The offenses of arson, burglary, larceny and auto theft make up the property crime category. Both of these categories are referred to as Part 1 Offenses. More…

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Mansfield Experiences Another Shooting Event

7 Jan , 2020  

Less than a week into the new year, Mansfield has already experienced two shootings; though this is disconcerting news, neither shooting has resulted in a loss of life. The afternoon of January 1, Mansfield Police responded to the area of 111 North Walnut Street after receiving a call in reference to a person being shot. Witnesses stated that the victim was in a verbal argument with the driver of a white car; the victim was shot and the white car sped away from the area. More…

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Mansfield Police Officer Shoots, Kills Sword Brandishing Assailant

28 Nov , 2019  

On Wednesday at approximately 5:46 AM, the Mansfield Division of Police received a call from residents at 275 Poplar Street advising that a male subject had been causing a loud disturbance outside of their apartment and had broken out their apartment window. They further advised the subject was still outside the apartment and causing a disturbance as they continued to hear glass break.

Shortly after arriving at the apartment complex, officers attempted to make contact with the subject, who was in an adjacent apartment. The subject opened the door and directly came at an officer with a sword. This immediately escalated the confrontation and resulted in the subject being fatally shot.  More…

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Sheriff Asks for the Public’s Help In Two Similar Crimes

8 Nov , 2019  

Two crimes involving break-ins at nature parks, where stolen credit cards were then used at Kroger. That’s the information that has been shared recently by the Richland County Sheriff’s Office via their Facebook page. More…

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Twenty-Eight Suspects Indicted After METRICH Drug Sweep

7 Nov , 2019  

On Wednesday, November 6 the METRICH Enforcement Unit with assistance from the U.S. Marshal’s Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF), the Ohio State Highway Patrol Special Response Team (OSP-SRT), the Mansfield Division of Police, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted a large scale drug sweep.

METRICH Commander Lt. Jason Bammann stated that METRICH detectives targeted 28 suspects during this sweep and conducted a total of 2 search warrants. The 28 suspects were indicted by the Richland County Grand Jury on 56 counts of drug trafficking and other related charges. More…

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Record Number Of Violent Crime Indictments Filed In Northern District Of Ohio

28 Oct , 2019  

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio filed a record number of violent crime indictments in Fiscal Year 2019 as part of a strategy to help drive down homicides and fatal overdoses. This is reflected in places like Mansfield, which has experienced a decrease in one of those areas.

The office indicted 1,061 people in FY 2019. That includes 308 people indicted for violent crime offenses, the highest number in the office’s records, which date back to 2004. More…