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Richland County Sheriff Expresses Thoughts on Second Amendment

8 Feb , 2020  

Richland County Sheriff Steve Sheldon posted his views regarding the Second Amendment (the right to keep and bear arms) on Facebook this week, and received a high number of responses. Sheriff Sheldon alluded to the news from Virginia, where gun rights advocates held a rally in January in response to gun-related restrictions and control measures proposed by the Virginia legislature, as the reason for his Facebook message. More…

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Smiley Among Peace Officer Graduates

3 Feb , 2020  

Members of the 143rd Basic Peace Officer Class received training certificates during a graduation ceremony held Thursday afternoon at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Training Academy. The 39 graduates will assume duties as peace officers for 23 Ohio agencies.

Included in those 39 was Brian K. Smiley of the Richland County Sheriff’s Office. More…

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Sheriff Asks for the Public’s Help In Two Similar Crimes

8 Nov , 2019  

Two crimes involving break-ins at nature parks, where stolen credit cards were then used at Kroger. That’s the information that has been shared recently by the Richland County Sheriff’s Office via their Facebook page. More…

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Armed And Dangerous Inmate Accidentally Released From Jail

6 Sep , 2018  

Cornelius J. Phillips was released from the Richland County Jail yesterday. Unfortunately, that release was a mistake and as a result a man considered to be armed and dangerous is now at large, according to the Richland County Sheriff’s Office. More…

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Sheriff’s Office And Commissioners Discuss Budget Items

5 Aug , 2018  

Sheriff Steve Sheldon and his staff met with the Richland County Commissioners last week, as detailed in minutes from the July 31 meeting.

Included in the discussion were the following specific topics: More…

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METRICH Serves Warrant, Seizes Drugs, Currency, Handguns And More

28 Jul , 2018  

At approximately 8:46 PM on Thursday evening the METRICH Enforcement Unit, with assistance from the Richland County Sheriff’s Office served a drug related search warrant at 2724 Holtz Road in Shelby.

The search warrant was the result of a short term investigation after several complaints of drug trafficking in the area. More…

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Sheriff, Shelby Police Receive Drug Use Prevention Grants

3 Aug , 2017  

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced on Wednesday that he is awarding more than $2.7 million in grant funds to a number of law enforcement agencies across the state for drug use prevention education programs in public schools.

A total of 130 sheriffs’ offices and police departments will receive a portion of the $2,742,649 in Drug Use Prevention Grant funds. More…

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Sheriff’s Office Receives Certificate Of Commendation

12 Apr , 2017  

The outstanding work of the Richland County Sheriff’s Office was recognized this past week by the Ohio Secretary of State’s office when the office received a Certificate of Commendation on receiving the Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. More…

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Search Warrants Yield Arrest, Counterfeit Cash

21 Jan , 2017  

On Friday at 10:31 PM, the METRICH Enforcement Unit, assisted by the Richland County Sheriff’s Office, executed a search warrant at 1813 Richard Drive. The search warrant was signed by the Honorable Judge Ardis, and was the result of a short term investigation in response to several overdoses that have occurred in the Mansfield and Madison Township area. Fentanyl is the suspected cause of the overdoses. Prior to executing the search warrant, METRICH detectives arrest Michael Bolden at an address on Armstrong Avenue in the City of Mansfield. He was charged with two (2) counts of Drug Trafficking. More…

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Prosecutor’s Office Sponsors Sheriff’s Office K9 Vest

25 Oct , 2016  

From the Richland County Sheriff’s Office:

Richland County Sheriff’s Office K9 Rahko will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.. K9 Rahko’s vest is sponsored by the Richland County Prosecutor’s Office in Mansfield and will be embroidered with the sentiment “This protection donated by Richland Cty. Prosecutor.” Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks. More…

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