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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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Gorvernor DeWine Awards $3.6 Million To Combat Illegal Drug Activity

18 May , 2022  

Special to 1808Delaware

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has announced over $3.6 million in funding for 41 local law enforcement agencies to help their drug task forces enforce the state’s drug laws and combat illegal drug activity.

The Mansfield Division of Police was among the recipients.

Grants from the 2022 Ohio Drug Law Enforcement Fund will support drug task forces that impact 67 counties on issues of drug trafficking, pharmaceutical diversion, and other organized criminal activity associated with the drug trade.

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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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Mansfield Police Receive Crime Reduction Grant

26 Apr , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse; Office of Governor DeWine

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today awarded more than $3.7 million to 21 local law enforcement agencies to help them strategically combat violence in their communities. 

One of those agencies is here in Richland County.

The 21 agencies are the first to receive funding through Governor DeWine’s new Ohio Violent Crime Reduction Grant Program. Governor DeWine, in partnership with the Ohio General Assembly, created the program last year to give local law enforcement additional tools to hold accountable the small number of criminals responsible for most violent crime in the state.  

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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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Governor Awards Body-Worn Camera Grants To 109 Agencies, Including Mansfield Police

24 Jan , 2022  

Office of Governor DeWine; additions by 1812Blockhouse

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today awarded more than $4.7 million in grant funding to 109 local law enforcement agencies for expenses associated with launching or maintaining body-worn camera programs

One of those recipients was the City of Mansfield Division of Police.

“Body cameras have quickly become a necessary tool for modern policing,” said Governor DeWine. “With these grants, more than four dozen law enforcement agencies that have never had body cameras before will be able to invest in this technology to help protect their officers and offer transparency to the public.”     

Of the 109 local law enforcement agencies receiving grants, 49 will use funding to create new body-worn camera programs. The other 60 agencies will dedicate funding toward expanding or upgrading existing technology. In total, this funding will help agencies purchase around 1,700 new body cameras, as well as computer equipment, software, video storage, and more.

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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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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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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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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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