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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.  Read More

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Mansfield Police Seek Assistance In Locating Children Services Impersonators

24 Oct , 2019  

For the second time in recent weeks, police are warning of individuals claiming to be from Richland County Children Services who have approached Mansfield residents in their homes and attempted to gain entry. The full news release from the Mansfield Police is as follows: On Tuesday at approximately 1620 hours [4:20 PM], the Mansfield Division of Police responded to the 1700 block of Middle-Bellville Road in reference to three individuals claiming to be from Richland County Children Services (RCCS). The two white females and one white male advised the resident that they needed to come inside her home and speak to her about an open case she had with their agency. Read More

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Justice Department Awards $17 Million In Grants; Mansfield, Area To Benefit

3 Oct , 2019  

The Justice Department recently announced more than $17 million worth of grants to agencies in Northern Ohio that will pay for the citywide expansion of the Cleveland Division of Police’s domestic violence high risk team, improve DNA testing capabilities in Richland County and other areas, expand drug courts in several cities, allow the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office to build a database to track violent crime trends, provide transitional housing in Ottawa County and Canton for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, and numerous other programs. Read More

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Pull-Up Event to Honor Former Mansfield Police Officer

12 Sep , 2019  

The third annual Reps For Ryan event to honor Ryan Garner, a former Mansfield police officer who passed away in May 2018 after being diagnosed with stage four lung cancer, will include a pull-up marathon in Ryan Garner's name. The event is scheduled for Saturday, October 5 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Crossfit Katana (67 N. Main Street, Mansfield). Read More

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Police Share Details On Fatal Crash; Seek Witnesses

4 Sep , 2019  

The Mansfield Division of Police has shared details about a fatal crash this past Saturday: On Saturday at approximately 9:36 AM, the Mansfield Division of Police responded to a crash in the area of 414 W. Cook Road involving a 2013 Kia Soul and a 2005 Chevrolet 2500 pick-up truck. A front seat passenger in the Kia, 44-year-old Judy A. Brown of Mansfield, was transported by EMS to Ohio Health where she was later pronounced deceased. Read More

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Mansfield Police Share Homicide Update; Victim Identified

2 Sep , 2019  

The Mansfield Division of Police shared this update late on Sunday afternoon: At approximately 2153 (9:53 PM) hours last night, the Mansfield Division of Police responded to the 300 block of W. 3rd Street in reference to a “man down” and possible shooting. Once on scene, officers found an unknown black male victim laying in an unnamed alley next to 318 W. 3rd Street. The victim, who was later identified as 17 year old Tralynn D. Smith (AKA: Traylynn Smith), had suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Read More

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Community Meeting On Police And Community: Video

28 Aug , 2019  

On Monday and Tuesday, local media have covered what was shared at a public meeting was held Monday at Ocie Hill Neighborhood Center. That meeting took place in the aftermath of a traffic stop involving Mansfield Fourth Ward Council candidate Alomar Davenport. Read More

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Missing Person Alert

7 Aug , 2019  

Image may contain: 1 person, closeupThe Mansfield Division of Police has posted the following press release:

****FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE****

Date: August 07, 2019

Subject: Missing Person

The Mansfield Division of Police is asking for the community’s assistance in locating Gabriella Silcox.

Investigators have reached out to friends, family, and neighbors in an effort to locate Gabriella, to no avail. Gabriella is 20 years old, 5’06” tall and 100 pounds (Please see photo below).

Anyone with information on the current whereabouts of Gabriella Silcox is urged to call the Mansfield Division of Police Dispatch at (419) 522-1234 or the Major Crimes Unit, Det. Ron Packer at (419) 755-9729.

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Mansfield Police Ask For Help In Finding Missing Person

6 Aug , 2019  

UPDATE: Angie France has been located and is safe. The Mansfield Division of Police has expressed its appreciation for the community and media response to its request for assistance in these types of situations, saying "Thank you." This was the original notice: Your help is needed in finding a missing person. The Mansfield Division of Police is asking for the community’s assistance in locating Angie France. Read More

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Fugitive Arrested; Wanted In Connection With Mansfield Felony Warrant

30 Jul , 2019  

On Friday, July 26, the United States Marshal’s Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Taskforce (NOVFTF) located Tremayne E. James (B/M, 36 YOA) at a motel in Columbus. Mr. James was wanted on two felony warrants, one in reference to a “Felonious Assault” warrant (F-1) out of the Mansfield Division of Police and the other a felony parole violation warrant out of the state of Alabama for distribution of drugs. Read More

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Arrests Made In Fatal Arson Fire Investigation

28 Jun , 2019  

On Thursday, the Mansfield Division of Police arrested 18 year old Roscoe D. Hunter II (photo below) and charged him with “Aggravated Arson” (F-1) in reference to the fatal arson fire that took the life of 3 year old Chloe Williams on Wednesday, June 26. Read More

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Mansfield Police Seek Information About Wednesday Fatal Fire

27 Jun , 2019  

Your help is requested in a fatal fire investigation. The Mansfield Division of Police responded to the area of 212 South Foster Street at approximately 2:23 AM on Wednesday morning in reference to a request from the Mansfield Fire Department to assist at a fire scene. Upon arrival, it was learned that a fire that had started at 212 South Foster Street, a vacant house, had spread to 208 South Foster Street which was an occupied residence. Read More

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Mansfield Division Of Police Shares Caution About Stolen Vehicles

14 Jun , 2019  

The Mansfield Division of Police has noticed an increase in stolen vehicles occurring within our city over the past several months. From January 1 through June 10, there were 52 stolen vehicles reported in our city as compared to the same time period as last year when 25 vehicles were reported stolen. This is an increase of over 108%. Read More

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Police Asking For Help In Locating 13-Year-Old Mansfield Youth

29 May , 2019  

The Mansfield Division of Police is asking for the community’s assistance in locating 13 year old King Lipscomb. Lipscomb was last seen on May 9 in the Harker Street area of Mansfield. However, he previously lived in Akron, Ohio and may have traveled to that area as he still has many friends in the Lakeshore Boulevard area of that city. Read More

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