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Operating as usual

10/15/2020

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team, along with the Painesville City Police Department, assisted the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force in apprehending a barricaded suspect on N. Settlers Ln. in Painesville City. The suspect had skipped trial on a felony assault and was apprehended without incident.

Chief Deputy Jeff Sherwood

On October 30, 2020 Nurse Diane Snow will retire from the Lake County Adult Detention Facility.  Diane has served as a r...
10/14/2020

On October 30, 2020 Nurse Diane Snow will retire from the Lake County Adult Detention Facility. Diane has served as a registered nurse in our jail’s medical unit since January 1, 2008.

For the past ten years Nurse Snow has served as the medical coordinator of the jail’s medical unit. She was responsible for the management of a medical core team that sees over 7,000 inmates each year, an average of 625 people each month. Besides the daily medical problems that normally exist (colds, flu, etc) the medical staff treats health conditions such as: numerous pregnant females at one time, pregnant females that are addicted to heroin, daily maintenance of numerous diabetic inmates (8-10) requiring daily insulin injections, treatment of inmates with HIV and/or AIDS, gunshot wounds received prior to incarceration, heart problems, an aging inmate population, and dental treatment. The medical staff sees inmates that are withdrawing from benzodiazepine, heroin, and alcohol, a significant growing problem with jails and prisons across the United States.

Diane has done an amazing job in meeting the medical needs of jail population in the very difficult area of Correctional medicine. We want to extend our thanks to her such phenomenal work. We wish her all of the best as she starts her new life in retirement !

Sheriff Frank Leonbruno

Scheduled siren testing will be conducted today, 14 October 2020.   At 11:00 a.m. local emergency sirens will be sounded...
10/13/2020

Scheduled siren testing will be conducted today, 14 October 2020. At 11:00 a.m. local emergency sirens will be sounded in Lake, western Ashtabula and northern Geauga counties. A steady siren tone will be heard at this time for approximately three minutes.
Siren testing is part of the local emergency preparedness program, conducted to ensure that the sirens around the Perry Power Plant are working properly.

10/13/2020

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Sunday in our patrol area ... Paine Falls ... a picturesque site right here in Lake County ...a fantastic place to live ...
10/12/2020

Sunday in our patrol area ... Paine Falls ... a picturesque site right here in Lake County ...a fantastic place to live !

Sheriff Frank Leonbruno

Some photo shots from around our Corrections Division over the past few years
10/12/2020

Some photo shots from around our Corrections Division over the past few years

10/09/2020

The accident scene is cleared and all lanes of N. Ridge Rd. are open.

10/09/2020

ROAD CLOSURE: West bound lanes are closed in the area of 4022 N Ridge Rd. for a multiple vehicle accident. Please seek alternate routes.

Sheriff Edwin Cunningham and Road Patrol Deputies from the 1980's
10/08/2020

Sheriff Edwin Cunningham and Road Patrol Deputies from the 1980's

10/07/2020

ROAD CLOSURE : Prouty Road in Concord Twp. is closed between Stonehedge & Southmeadow due to a water main break. Please avoid the area.

The person pictured below is Wanted by the Lake County, Ohio Sheriff's Office.Nathan RobinsonDOB:  10-22-92B/M  5' 09" /...
10/07/2020

The person pictured below is Wanted by the Lake County, Ohio Sheriff's Office.

Nathan Robinson
DOB: 10-22-92
B/M 5' 09" /145lbs Blk/Bro
(LKA) Washington Square, Richmond Hts.
Bond Revocation / Weapons under disability / Improper handling of firearm

The Lake County Sheriff's Office needs your help in locating these suspects. Warrants have been issued for their arrest.

NEVER ATTEMPT TO APPREHEND A FUGITIVE YOURSELF !

If you have information regarding this individual contact the Lake County Sheriff's Office at 440.350.5620 or 1.800.899-5253 extension 5620

Do not try to apprehend this individual yourself.

You can see an expanded list of our Most Wanted on our website at ( https://www.lakecountyohio.gov/sheriffoffice/Most-Wanted) or the Lake County Sheriff's Office mobile phone app under Lake County OH (you download the app for free)

The person pictured below is Wanted by the Lake County, Ohio Sheriff's Office.HOMMES, MICHAELIllegal Conveyance of Drugs...
10/07/2020

The person pictured below is Wanted by the Lake County, Ohio Sheriff's Office.

HOMMES, MICHAEL
Illegal Conveyance of Drugs 19 CR 1378
Race: Caucasian Date of Birth: 06-17-85
Height: 6’ 1” Weight: 210 lbs Hair: Blonde Eye: Blue
Last Known Address: W. 25th Street Ashtabula, Ohio

The Lake County Sheriff's Office needs your help in locating these suspects. Warrants have been issued for their arrest.

NEVER ATTEMPT TO APPREHEND A FUGITIVE YOURSELF !

If you have information regarding this individual contact the Lake County Sheriff's Office at 440.350.5620 or 1.800.899-5253 extension 5620

Do not try to apprehend this individual yourself.

You can see an expanded list of our Most Wanted on our website at ( https://www.lakecountyohio.gov/sheriffoffice/Most-Wanted) or the Lake County Sheriff's Office mobile phone app under Lake County OH (you download the app for free)

Old Jail and Lake County Court House viewed from Mentor Avenue.  Old jail was torn down around 1992 is now the parking l...
10/02/2020

Old Jail and Lake County Court House viewed from Mentor Avenue. Old jail was torn down around 1992 is now the parking lot behind the court house

Our Court Services Division has been doing an exceptional job during the COVID-19 in providing court security, inmate tr...
10/02/2020

Our Court Services Division has been doing an exceptional job during the COVID-19 in providing court security, inmate transports to court and the Ohio prison system, hospital and medical transports to outside physician services and exams, as well as handling extraditions from around the United States.

To give you an idea of what they are dealing with, in the past three months they have:
• 80 Medical Transports
• Nine (9) out of state extraditions including San Diego, New York, and Miami. Total cost was $3,200.
• 514 inmate transports to Lake County courts
• 79 inmates transported to the Ohio Prisons
• 93 Stalking Protection Orders served
• 61 Criminal Indictments served
• 49 Domestic Violence Protection orders served
• 216 additional criminal and civil subpoenas
• 17 Warrants for removal served at various prisons in Ohio

Excellent work by these men and women !

Sheriff Frank Leonbruno

Congratulations to Corrections Officers Melissa Chernis, Matthew Zarbock and Brian Leonard who have completed 20 years o...
10/02/2020

Congratulations to Corrections Officers Melissa Chernis, Matthew Zarbock and Brian Leonard who have completed 20 years of service in the Adult Detention Facility. As well, we want to recognize Correction Officer Paul Sansalone for his 15 years of service in October. We applaud them for the excellent service and professionalism.

Sheriff Frank Leonbruno

10/02/2020

CONCORD TWP: AUBURN RD IS SHUT DOWN JUST NORTH OF PROUTY RD. DUE TO A GAS LINE STRUCK. BOTH LANES OF TRAVEL WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL REPAIRED.

Update on CHL/CCW Permits and Renewals ... new House Bill 614 extends renewal periods and expands places to registerPlea...
10/02/2020

Update on CHL/CCW Permits and Renewals ... new House Bill 614 extends renewal periods and expands places to register

Please note that the Governor DeWine signed House Bill 614 which extends the expiration date of Ohio Concealed Handgun Licenses that falls during the state of emergency in Ohio, declared by Executive Order 2020-01D.

​If your concealed handgun license (CHL) is scheduled to expire between March 9, 2020 and June 30, 2021, the expiration date is extended by 90 days or until June 30, 2021, whichever is later.

Until June 30, 2021, you can apply for a Concealed Handgun License OR renew your Concealed Handgun License at ANY sheriff office in Ohio. You are not limited to your home county or an adjacent county.

Our online schedular only schedules up to 90 days in advance. If you attempt to schedule an appointment and the scheduler shows there are no open appointments then we are currently booked out please feel free to keep checking back for any cancelations.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.

https://www.lakecountyohio.gov/sheriffoffice/Concealed-Carry

Correction Officer Robert Guthleben Retires ...Corrections Officer Robert Guthleben retired yesterday from the Lake Coun...
10/01/2020

Correction Officer Robert Guthleben Retires ...

Corrections Officer Robert Guthleben retired yesterday from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office with over 31 years of service. Bob was one of the few remaining Corrections Officers who has worked in all three of our jail facilities during his tenure. He started in 1989 in the “old jail” facility that is now the parking lot behind the Lake County Court House. He helped us move into the current jail at 104 East Erie Street in January of 1990.

Whether as a Correction Officer, Field Training Officer, or Dispensary Officer he has served as a true professional. He has helped shape the field of Corrections here in Lake County as true profession and career. We wish Officer Guthleben all of the best as he begins this new part of his life and we thank him for his service to the citizens of Lake County !

Sheriff Frank Leonbruno

The Lake County Sheriff’s office is requesting assistance with identifying the male seen in the pictures from an investi...
09/26/2020

The Lake County Sheriff’s office is requesting assistance with identifying the male seen in the pictures from an investigation stemming from GetGo, in Painesville Township. If anyone recognizes this male, please contact Deputy Majewski #21 at our office at (440) 350-5620 (Reference Case # 2020-053789) Thank you for your continued help!”

09/25/2020

Auburn Rd in Concord Twp has been reopened but units are still on scene

09/25/2020

Auburn Rd in Concord Twp is closed at Concord-Hambden Rd due to an accident with injuries

09/25/2020

Lake County Sheriff's Office Hiring Openings for:
• Nurse (RN or LPN with experience)
• Jail Cook (Starting at $17.80 per hour)
• Part-Time Deputy Sheriff in Courts
• Female Corrections Officers

All fulltime positions include: Health Insurance, PERS Retirement, Vacation, Holidays, paid sick time and elective deferred compensation programs

https://www.lakecountyohio.gov/sheriffoffice/Employment-Opportunities

09/25/2020

Our Sheriff's Office ... Honored to Serve !

Lake County Sheriff's Office  Sheriff Frank Leonbruno's cover photo
09/25/2020

Lake County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Frank Leonbruno's cover photo

09/25/2020

Townline Rd in Perry Twp is closed between N Ridge Rd (US 20) and Middle Ridge Rd due to a garage fire

Reflections on National Issues and Lake County Law EnforcementLast night in Louisville, Kentucky two more police officer...
09/24/2020

Reflections on National Issues and Lake County Law Enforcement

Last night in Louisville, Kentucky two more police officers were shot in the performance of their duties. They got up, put their uniforms on, and walked out of their homes knowing the violence they would face. In the back of their minds were the other officers across this nation who have been shot, killed, and injured, like the two officers shot in their heads and faces on the streets of Los Angeles. Yet, they still got up, put the uniform on and went to work to help insure the safety and security of their community.

Each day across Lake County men and women of law enforcement go through the same process. Those same fears are in the back of their minds on each traffic stop, response to a domestic violence call, assault response, or shots fired report. Their families share this growing fear for their safety. Yet, they still get up, put the uniform on and go to work to help insure the safety and security of their community.

I want to express for all of them how much it means to have the tremendous support of our citizens here in Lake County. The appreciation that has been shown by so many for their work makes them realize the risks they take are not in vain, that their work throughout our County makes this community a safer place for their families, friends and neighbors. Understand that your support does not go unnoticed and it means a great deal in helping them to find the courage to face the growing risks and unknowns for law enforcement today.

To everyone here in Lake County understand that you have tremendous leadership here in every Lake County police chief, in every community from Willoughby to Madison Township. They continue to work diligently to hire the best officers possible, train them to work to the highest standards, and work closely together to insure Lake County is the greatest place to live, have a business, and raise your family. Their ethical standards, values, and search for excellence is outstanding and worthy of your trust. The men and women who work alongside them care deeply about their neighborhoods and work hard everyday to perform their duties to the highest standards possible.

Finally, to all of our young men and women, despite the national rhetoric of our media and disturbing violence on the streets of our major cities, consider investing your life in a career of law enforcement or corrections. It is extremely rewarding, and you make a difference everyday in the life and safety of so many around you. It was Martin Luther King Jr. who said, “The ultimate measure or a person is not where they stand in moments of comfort and convenience, but where they stand in times of challenge and controversy.”

My friends and neighbors, we will get through these times of turmoil and we will come out better and stronger as a community and as a nation. Have confidence and know that all of Lake County law enforcement stands with you.

Sheriff Frank Leonbruno

Lake County Sheriff's Office SWAT Team under Commander Greene around the summer of 2000
09/21/2020

Lake County Sheriff's Office SWAT Team under Commander Greene around the summer of 2000

We are saddened by the passing of retired Lake County Sheriff’s Office Commander Larry D. Greene.  He died this past Fri...
09/21/2020

We are saddened by the passing of retired Lake County Sheriff’s Office Commander Larry D. Greene. He died this past Friday suddenly at the age of 67. Larry had a very distinguished career here at our Sheriff’s Office and continued to serve our County in various capacities after long he retired from the LCSO.

After graduating from Mentor High School and obtaining his Associates Degree in Criminal Justice, he became a member of the Miami Dade Sheriff’s Office in Miami, Florida where he served for 4 years. In 1978 he returned here to Lake County and joined our Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy Sheriff where he would serve for the next 26 years.

During his career Larry served as Deputy, Deputy Sergeant, Deputy Lieutenant, Road Patrol Commander, Detective Bureau Commander, and Central Communications Commander. During his tenure he served as the head of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team and led the team on nearly 100 call-outs over his time as Commander.

When retired from the Sheriff’s Office he became the Director of the Lake County Emergency Management Agency. Over the next 16 years he re-energized the EMA helping to lead the County emergency response to the 2006 flood, train derailment, and Fairport Harbor gas fires. His leadership was instrumental in numerous FEMA Nuclear Plant exercises which resulted in Lake County being lauded at the national level over its preparedness, and that planning served as a role model across the United States. Just last week he participated in the first ever virtual FEMA drills where Lake County earned a its first ever perfect review.

We extend our prayers and thoughts to the Greene family; his wife Pat, son David, daughters Amanda and Katie, his parents Dave and Irene, and all of the Greene family.

So many here at the Sheriff’s Office have reflected on their careers spent with Commander Greene and the influence he had on their development and professionalism. For me he was a great co-worker and good friend. This past weekend brought back many memories of SWAT, daily morning command briefings, and ideas we shared on leadership. His influence on Lake County will be greatly missed.

Sheriff Frank Leonbruno

Picture of the Lake County Sheriff's Office SWAT Team under Lt. Larry Greene around 1992
09/21/2020

Picture of the Lake County Sheriff's Office SWAT Team under Lt. Larry Greene around 1992

Press Release  … Stolen VehiclesSeptember 18, 2020Over the past few weeks, throughout the Lake County area, there have b...
09/18/2020

Press Release … Stolen Vehicles
September 18, 2020

Over the past few weeks, throughout the Lake County area, there have been numerous vehicle thefts from both car dealerships and private residences. We want to get this information out to all of our residents so that they can be aware of what is occurring.

The most recent occurred this morning on Concord Hambden Rd. in Concord Township. The owner had left the keys in the vehicle and it was stolen at approximately 5 am. The suspect vehicle was located by a patrol unit on Interstate 90 but the pursuit of that stolen vehicle was stopped in heavy traffic when speeds reached over 100 mph. Earlier in the morning a vehicle was stolen in Madison from a residential driveway after keys had been left in that vehicle overnight as well. Similar incidents have been reported in other counties as well.

What is common in every incident is that keys were left in the unlocked vehicles, and that these thefts occurred in the early morning hours between 3am and 7am. We are asking that everyone insure they are locking their vehicles and not leaving any keys inside to make them an easy target.

If you have any information regarding these vehicle thefts please contact the Lake County Sheriff’s Office at (440)350-5620 and ask to speak with a Deputy Sheriff. You can also use our Sheriffsapp (available on the App Store at Lake County OH) to submit an anonymous tip.

Sheriff Frank Leonbruno

I received both exciting news and bad news today at the same time.  Not sure if I should be happy or sad.  According to ...
09/16/2020

I received both exciting news and bad news today at the same time. Not sure if I should be happy or sad. According to Mr. Bombadier, a partner at FJB International in Canada, my uncle Amos Leonbruno died 9 years ago BUT he left me $11,030,900 and apparently, I am his only living relative. Great news for me don’t you think?😂😂

This is an old Nigerian based scam. I copied the letter and posted it here as an example of scams unfortunately people fall prey to everyday throughout the world. What is laughable is that it got faxed to me here at the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. This is why they put my name in bold so it would be sure to reach my desk.😳

Believe it or not, people fall victim to numerous scams as ridiculous as this. They email or text these criminals back and scam begins. Unfortunately, it isn’t until they have been taken for hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, that they suddenly realize they are a victim of crime.

Don’t fall prey to these scams, there is no free money coming your way, even if your dear old Uncle Amos dies and leaves you millions. Check with your local police department before you give money over the phone, send bail money for your grandchild in jail in another State, pay social security fees to a stranger on the phone, by a health product guaranteed to work miracles … you get the idea.

Sheriff Frank Leonbruno

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