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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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Officer, Two Others Hurt In Friday Evening Crash

14 Jun , 2020  

By: Mansfield Division of Police; 1812Blockhouse Staff

A Mansfield Police Officer and two others were injured on Friday night in an accident which took place on East First Street.

According to information shared by the Mansfield Division of Police, at approximately 8:22 PM Officer Justin Cikity was responding to a “call for assistance” from other offices who had placed a radio call for help at the scene of a fight. 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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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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Protest Apparently Scheduled For Saturday Morning In Downtown Mansfield

30 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff; Mansfield Division of Police

According to a news release from Mansfield Police Chief Keith Porch, a protest is being planned for Saturday morning in downtown Mansfield.

This protest comes after a period where protests have turned violent in Minnesota and other locations following the death of George Floyd while in the custody of local law enforcement. Those events have also occurred in Ohio, and particularly on Thursday evening in downtown Columbus. 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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