The Wickliffe Police Department will be hosting our annual holiday Blockwatch Meeting December 14th at 7pm.
The Wickliffe Police Department will be hosting our annual holiday Blockwatch Meeting December 14th at 7pm.
The WPD will be accepting donations for the Family Resource Center of Wickliffe. All that contribute can write their name or family name on an ornament that will be hung in the dispatch center. Thank you for your continued support for the community and institutions that help others in need.
We are testing for new hires using the National Testing Network through January 8, 2024 and are still currently accepting Lateral Transfers.
The Police Department will NOT be enforcing overnight parking on Wednesday and Thursday this week to help encourage people to not drink and drive and leave your vehicle parked. Please enjoy the holiday and drink responsibly. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
We are still accepting Lateral Transfer applications and we will be posting information soon for conventional testing opportunity.
Coffee With a Cop tomorrow, November 8th at 10:00am at Couchland Coffee located at 29933 Euclid Ave. Free house brew coffee to attendees. Come chat with police officers in a relaxed environment while supporting a local business.
We need your assistance in identifying this individual. Early Monday morning (10/27/23) at 3:48am, a resident on Homewood Dr was alerted to motion in his driveway. He found that someone had entered his truck and stole several items. If you can recognize this person, please call the WPD detective bureau (440-943-1234) or private message us.
The Wickliffe Police Department participated in two trunk-or-treat events last week and we had a great time with all the families and kids who attended! Dispatchers have reflective bags available at the department. Remember to be safe tonight and stay warm. Happy Halloween!
*An officer met with the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office to pickup an individual who had a warrant with our department. They were transported to the Lake County Jail to be held until their next court hearing.
*Officers responded to a disturbance at a residence between family members. One of the individuals was found to have an active warrant with our department and was subsequently arrested.
*A resident reported someone had entered his vehicle overnight and stole items. A report was made and the incident is under investigation.
*Officers responded to a domestic disturbance. After investigating, one individual was arrested for domestic violence and strangulation.
*An officer was notified of two individuals walking on the railroad tracks near Lloyd Rd. As the officer was speaking with the two, a male fled from officers. After a brief foot pursuit, the male was taken into custody. He was found to have an active warrant with the Sheriff's Dept.
*An officer responded to a business for a theft report after an employee reported her wallet was missing. A report was taken and the incident is under investigation.
*Officers responded to several noise disturbances for loud parties. The residents were advised of the complaint and warned that further violations could result in citations being issued.
*An officer stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation. The driver was found to not have a valid license and suspected narcotics were found in her possession. She was arrested and held in the city jail pending her arraignment at court.
*Officers assisted the Euclid PD with a vehicle driving the wrong direction on IR90. The vehicle, which had been travelling e/b in the w/b lanes, came to a stop near Bishop Rd and two individuals were taken into custody.
*Officers were notified of an individual experiencing a mental health crisis after sending concerning messages to family members. The individual was located nearby and was subsequently transported to a hospital by the WFD to receive treatment.
*Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance. While investigating, officers learned that a theft and assault had taken place prior to this incident in the city of Euclid. One individual was arrested for criminal damaging after it was learned he had kicked and dented a vehicle in Wickliffe. He was transported to the city jail to be held for arraignment and the victim of the assault was forwarded to the Euclid PD for the previous incident.
*Officers responded to a family disturbance. Officers mediated the situation and provided advice to those involved.
**In addition to the above, officers also took several fraud reports from residents, resolved a harassment report, responded to an unwanted guest incident, resolved a neighbor dispute, returned a dog-at-large, and took a motor vehicle accident report. Several traffic stops also occurred in which the drivers were cited for driving without a license and ma*****na possession citations were issued.
***This is a relatively routine weekend, despite all of the rain, and is posted to keep you informed of the activity of your police department.
We wanted to make you aware of several recent scam attempts targeting the elderly. In one instance, an individual called over the phone pretending to be the grandson of the victim. The caller claimed that they had been in a car accident and had been arrested. The caller said that cash was required for him to be released and the case against him dismissed. The caller then said a courier would arrive to receive the cash. The victim explained to us that the caller sounded like his grandson and was very believable.
A second scam reported to us was the victim's computer became "locked up" with a message directing them to call a support number. Once the victim called this number, they were directed to allow access to their computer remotely and to purchase gift cards and provide the activation number to the individual claiming to be fixing their computer. They were also directed not to notify any family, bank employees, or law enforcement as this could jeopardize their computer. They were then instructed to withdraw money from their savings accounts and turn the money over to a courier that would be sent to pick it up and transfer it to a secure account.
These types of scams are not new nor are they uncommon. We have learned that this type of scam is being attempted all over the area recently and is likely being perpetrated by individuals from out of the country. As a reminder, please do not provide personal account information to anyone over the phone if you are not absolutely certain with whom you are speaking. You should also never turn over cash to a "courier service" as this is likely a scam.
If you have family members that you feel may be at risk of this type of scam, please take the time to speak with them about it. If in doubt, call your local police department to inquire if you are potentially being scammed before taking any type of action.
Special thank you to Willoughby PetSmart for recently donating several stuffed animals to our department. Officers and Dispatchers will be giving these plush toys to dogs we take custody of in an attempt to keep our furry friends calm.
A LOOK AT POLICE ACTIVITY OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS
*On Wednesday afternoon, a 911 call was received reporting an assault that had just occurred. Patrol officers responded and located a female victim who had been assaulted by her boyfriend. The male was found a short time later by detectives in a vehicle behind a closed business and he was arrested. A subsequent search of his vehicle revealed approximately 40 grams of suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. The male was held in the city jail until his arraignment the following morning.
* On Friday afternoon, patrol officers took a report of a theft of a cellphone which occurred at a local bar. Security video was obtained which captured the theft. The theft suspect was observed later in the day at a different business by an employee who called the police. The male was stopped by officers and later arrested for the theft.
*On Friday night, a patrol officer attempted to stop a vehicle traveling on the freeway for a moving violation and for not displaying a license plate. The vehicle refused to stop and a pursuit was initiated which involved several area departments assisting. Tire deflation devices were used which struck the suspect vehicle causing it to come to a stop in the city of Euclid where two of the three occupants ran from the vehicle. Both males were apprehended as well as the driver who remained with the vehicle. During the pursuit, an item was thrown from the vehicle which was later found to be a loaded handgun. The three males will face a variety of charges stemming from this incident.
*Officers also handled numerous neighbor disputes, harassment reports, health and welfare checks, motor vehicle accidents, and juvenile reports. In between these calls for service, officers made traffic stops which resulted in warrant arrests, traffic tickets for driving without a valid license, and criminal minor misdemeanor citations for possessing open alcohol containers and possessing ma*****na.
Congratulations to Patrolman Nick Merrifield who was awarded the Lake County Chiefs of Police Life Saving Award along with two officers from the Willoughby Hills Police Department for their actions during a welfare check in July.
On Thursday, July 13th 2023 at 2:30am Ptl. Merrifield responded to the area of IR90 and SOM Center Rd to assist the Willoughby Hills PD with a 911 call reporting a suicidal male armed with a knife had exited a family member's vehicle, jumped the guardrail and ran down a hill into an area covered in heavy brush. After setting a perimeter, officers spotted the male and began speaking with him in an effort to de-escalate the situation. The male, who was found already bleeding, quickly turned around, began to scream and started stabbing himself with a knife. Ptl. Merrifield and WHPD officers quickly approached the man and a WHPD officer successfully deployed a Taser on him causing him to drop the knife. Officers moved in and were able to secure the male and provide him with the medical care he needed.
We commend Ptl. Merrifield along with WHPD Sgt. Vachet and Ptl. Harmon for their selfless actions and absolute professionalism during this incident.
The Wickliffe High School homecoming parade will kick off tonight at 6pm. The parade will leave Coulby Park heading E/B on Ridge Rd., turn n/b on Rockefeller, w/b on Euclid Ave, to s/b Lincoln, back to Ridge Rd w/b and end back at Coulby Park. Please be patient with the road closures.
We are still accepting applications for Lateral Transfers.
We are still looking for school crossing guards. If interested please contact Sgt. Petric at 440-943-1234. Starting wages are $12/hr. Typically you would work no more than two hours in the morning and two hours in the afternoon.
Wickliffe Officers got the honor of participating at the Miracle League this Saturday. What an awesome experience and tons of fun.
Please keep Willowick Officer Maddie Orton in your thoughts and prayers.
PUBLIC NOTIFICATION - Dept of Defense Training in our area
Please be advised that there will be an increase in flight activity in and around the Cuyahoga County Airport from Sept 17th through the 23rd. The Department of Defense, in conjunction with local and federal law enforcement, will be conducting training in and around the greater Cleveland area. This is a planned exercise in cooperation with local authorities and is not in response to any current world events. The exercise is expected to have minimal impact to the public.
To maintain the highest level of safety, there are no public viewing or media opportunities planned during this event.
Worden Rd will be closed to all traffic at the SR 2 bridge starting this Tuesday, 09/12/23, at 6PM. This is necessary for the pouring of concrete for the new portion of the bridge.
There will be police blocking n/b traffic at Lakeland Blvd. during this time.
Worden will be opened back up to ONLY N/B TRAFFIC at approximately 0400 hrs on Wednesday.
This male black lab/pitbull mix was found tonight in the area of Lloyd and Euclid. He was wearing a collar with no tags. He is currently at our city kennel next to the police station. ￼
28730 Ridge Road
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