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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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Mansfield Police Seeking Patrol Officers

11 Feb , 2021  

The Mansfield Division of Police has announced that they will be accepting applications for O.P.O.T.A. Certified Officers for the position of Patrol Officer.

Candidates must possess a valid O.P.O.T.A. Basic Peace Officer Certificate and a valid driver’s license.

The City offers many benefits and competitive wages. Interested candidates can obtain an application by visiting the City’s website (https://ci.mansfield.oh.us/). Applications will be accepted through Friday, March 05.

The city of Mansfield is an equal opportunity employer. Any questions or concerns please contact the Human Resources Department at (419) 755-9695 or Lieutenant Michael Napier at (419) 755-9724.

Application: https://ci.mansfield.oh.us/apply/job-openings/

Source: Mansfield Division of Police

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Accident At A Mansfield McDonald’s Results In Fatality

10 Sep , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse, with sources

A tragic situation earlier today at a Mansfield McDonald’s resulted in a fatality.

The Mansfield Division of Police shared this statement late this afternoon:

“This afternoon at approximately 12:27 PM, the Mansfield Division of Police responded to an injury crash at the McDonald’s restaurant located at 540 North Trimble Road. More…

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Telecommunicator Retires From Mansfield Division Of Police

28 Jul , 2020  

The following was posted today by Mansfield Police Chief Keith Porch:

Telecommunicator Lewanda Jefferson (has) announced her retirement from the Mansfield Division of Police effective August 1.

Lewanda was hired by the Mansfield Fire Department May 13, 1989 as a Dispatcher and was transferred to the Public Safety Communications Center as a Telecommunicator in May of 1991, when public safety dispatching combined with 9-1-1 to form one communications center. More…

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COPS Grant Approved By Mansfield Council

22 Jul , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse

Tuesday’s marathon set of meetings for Mansfield City Council saw that body review over 20 pieces of legislation. Over the coming days, we will review several of those measures.

One of those ordinances with a significant impact for the City involved possible acceptance of a COPS Hiring Program Grant in the amount of $ 1,083,097 through the Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (“COPS”).

As explained by Police Chief Keith Porch, the monies represent a three-year grant which will cover the wages and benefits for four new police officers. In the fourth year, the City has to agree to keep those officers employed in the Division of Police and to cover 100% of those same expenses. More…

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Mansfield Police: Mask Reminder And Hotline Established

18 Jul , 2020  

The following news release was shared by the Mansfield Division of Police late on Friday afternoon concerning Richland County’s move to Level 3::

The Mansfield Division of Police wants to remind the community that effective at 6:00 PM this evening, masks or facial coverings are required for everyone when they are out in public. We want to encourage the community to be mindful of the mandate and wear a mask or face covering. While the Mansfield Division of Police can enforce the mandate, it is our hope that the community will voluntarily comply with the public health order as enforcement is the last option. More…

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Mansfield Police Investigating Three Saturday Morning Gunfire Incidents

12 Jul , 2020  

The Mansfield Division of Police is again seeking your assistance in learning more about three separate incidents involving gunfire which took place on Saturday morning. The Division shared the following on social media:

From the Mansfield Division of Police:

Early this morning at approximately 0105 hours, Mansfield Police Officers responded to the American Legion at 460 Harmon Avenue in reference to an Injury Crash. Upon arrival, officers found a chaotic scene in the parking lot with multiple cars damaged and several individuals injured. More…

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Mansfield Police Torch Run Honors Special Olympics Athletes

23 Jun , 2020  

The Special Olympics Ohio Summer Games have been canceled, but that didn’t stop the Mansfield Police Department from having their annual Torch Run to support the athletes in Richland County.

The Torch Run was held last Friday, June 19. About a dozen of Mansfield’s police officers and Richland Newhope staff started the Torch Run at The Mansfield Art Center and ended at the Fraternal Order of Police Memorial at the southeast corner of the square downtown. More…

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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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