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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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Mansfield Police Adjust Records Request Policy

25 Mar , 2020  

The Mansfield Division of Police shared an update on Monday about how the department will be handling the release of records for the time being.

Due to the COVID-19 virus and the city’s State of Emergency status, the Mansfield Division of Police Records Section has made adjustments to their operational process. These changes are being done to better assist the public with obtaining needed records during the closing of the Municipal Building. More…

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Telecommunicator Retires After 31 Years

13 Feb , 2020  

We have become accustomed to the assumption that we can call 911 and receive assistance for whatever emergency necessitated the call. Part of this process is, of course, the operator who answers the call and dispatches the police, fire or medical assistance that is needed.

We should take a moment to thank those people for the service they provide. Mansfield City Council did just that as they recognized telecommunicator Suzanne P. Meister at their February 4 meeting. More…

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UPDATED: Mansfield Police Ask For Assistance In Search For Missing Persons

30 Jan , 2020  

UPDATED: Mr. Whitt and Zane Clay have been located and are safe.


On Thursday morning, the Mansfield Division Police shared the following call for assistance and an update on Facebook:

“The Mansfield Division of Police is currently searching for Timothy Lee Whitt (W/M/44) and his 6 year old nephew, Zane Clay, who left with Mr. Whitt yesterday morning. 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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