Wickliffe Police Department

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After a competitive and rigorous testing process and background investigation, Wickliffe Police Department swore in Kait...
01/07/2021

After a competitive and rigorous testing process and background investigation, Wickliffe Police Department swore in Kaitlyn Peacock as our newest police officer on Wednesday night. Congratulation Officer Peacock.

We will be at Spinner's Beverage, 29726 Euclid Ave., on Sunday, 12/20/20, from 10 am- Noon, accepting non-perishible foo...
12/08/2020

We will be at Spinner's Beverage, 29726 Euclid Ave., on Sunday, 12/20/20, from 10 am- Noon, accepting non-perishible food items for our annual Stuff the Cruiser event. All items will be donated to the Mt. Carmel Food Pantry. Please stop by and give whatever you are able.

This male, husky mix was found at the corner of Drenik and Rogers.  Please call the WPD at 943-1234 if you are the owner...
11/18/2020

This male, husky mix was found at the corner of Drenik and Rogers. Please call the WPD at 943-1234 if you are the owner or you know who the owner is. He is being held at the city indoor kennel.

Everyone at the Wickliffe Police Department would like take a moment and acknowledge our appreciation and thanks to all ...
11/11/2020

Everyone at the Wickliffe Police Department would like take a moment and acknowledge our appreciation and thanks to all military members active and retired in our community and in these great United States. We would also like to recognize our current members of the Wickliffe Police Department who have served or are currently serving. This country would not be what it is if it wasn't for the blood, sweat, and tears of our military personnel. THANK YOU!!!
Detective Donald Dondrea- United States Army
Ptl. Anthony Regnier- United States Marine Corp
Ptl. Robert Kuhse- United States Marine Corp
Ptl. Nicholas Merrifield- United States Marine Corp
Ptl. Nathaniel Heaton- United States Army
Ptl. Anthony Pecnik- United States Marine Corp
Ptl. Nicholas Paull- United States Army
Spec. Ptl. Leonard Nosse- United States Air Force
THANK YOU VETERANS AND HAPPY VETERANS DAY!!!

11/10/2020

In recent events, a 46 year old male from Wickliffe was arrested for a burglary that occurred on 10-30-2020 after investigation by a patrol officer and the Detective Bureau. In the early morning hours of 11-7-2020, officers were dispatched to the area of Frances Ct. and Overlook Dr. for a report of persons going through vehicles. On officers arrival, two persons fled the scene. Officers caught the two individuals, a 19 year old male and a 15 year old female from Euclid, after foot chase that lasted close to half a mile. Both were charged with numerous counts of theft, obstruction of official business and criminal trespass. Both were found with property belonging to residents.

A LOOK AT POLICE ACTIVITY OVER THE LAST WEEK OR SO:On Thursday, October 29, 2020 at about 11:30 am, Wickliffe Detectives...
11/03/2020

A LOOK AT POLICE ACTIVITY OVER THE LAST WEEK OR SO:

On Thursday, October 29, 2020 at about 11:30 am, Wickliffe Detectives assisted Parole Officers with the Ohio Department of Corrections, as they met with a parolee at a Wickliffe address. During the course of the investigation, detectives and parole officers located a loaded Taurus 9mm handgun, about one ounce of crack cocaine, and roughly $2,300 dollars in cash (pictured below). The parolee; a 51 year-old Wickliffe man, was arrested on a parole violation charge, and Wickliffe Detectives will pursue drug and weapons charges in the near future.

On October 30, 2020 at about 9:30 pm, an officer on routine patrol located an unoccupied Lexus sedan parked in a parking lot. The car had earlier been reported stolen to Broadview Heights Police. The car was towed, and no suspects were found. Two days later; on November 1, 2020, a second stolen car was located abandoned in a business parking lot. This car was also a Lexus, and had been reported stolen earlier to Cleveland Police. The two recoveries in two days highlight a recent trend where we are seeing an increase in the number of stolen cars recovered in the city.

On November 1, 2020 at about 2:15 am, an officer observed a hit skip car crash, and officers pulled the suspect vehicle over on Bishop Road near IS 90. After investigation, a passenger in the car was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon when a loaded Taurus handgun was found near the front passenger seat. Marijuana, a digital scale, and an open container of alcohol were also found.

On the same date at about 5:30 pm, officers were dispatched to a Wickliffe residence to check for possible drug activity. After investigation, a 53 year-old Wickliffe woman was arrested for possession of heroin, crack cocaine, and a digital scale.

Also on November 1, 2020; between 8:15 and 9:15 pm, officers made two separate OVI arrests; one on Euclid Avenue near East 286th Street, and the other on Bridle Path Trail. In one of the incidents, the driver submitted to a breath test and had a blood alcohol content of 0.435%, which is more than five times the legal limit.

Finally, on November 2, 2020, patrol officers took reports of house burglaries at two Wickliffe homes. It was quickly learned that the two crimes were related, and the suspect was someone known to the residents. Patrol officers and detectives worked on the cases throughout the day, and at about 4:30 pm, detectives arrested the suspect without incident at a hotel near IS 90 and Rt. 306. Patrol officers and detectives recovered stolen items, including a car taken during one of the crimes. The suspect is cooperating with police, and multiple charges of burglary, auto theft, and theft are anticipated.

GUN AND DRUGS SEIZED DURING OVERNIGHT TRAFFIC STOPS:On October 15, 2020 at about 10:45 pm, officers were dispatched to c...
10/16/2020

GUN AND DRUGS SEIZED DURING OVERNIGHT TRAFFIC STOPS:

On October 15, 2020 at about 10:45 pm, officers were dispatched to check for an erratic driver in the area of Bishop Road and IR 90. An officer made contact with the driver of a car in a nearby parking lot, and smelled an odor of marijuana coming from the car. Further investigation led to the discovery of marijuana, a baggie of suspect ecstacy pills, and a loaded Taurus .22 caliber handgun. The gun was found wedged between the driver's seat and the center console. The driver; a 32 year-old Cleveland man, was barred from possessing a firearm due to a prior felony drug conviction. He was arrested and charged with improper transport of a firearm in a motor vehicle, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, and drug charges. He was held for court at the Wickliffe jail and his car was towed.

On October 16, 2020 at about 2:45 am, an officer stopped a car on Euclid Avenue for traveling without headlights on. Investigation led to the discovery of a baggie containing roughly 25 ecstacy tablets. The driver; a 32 year-old Wickliffe woman, was arrested on felony drug charges. She was processed at the Wickliffe Jail and later released on bond.

The attached pictures are from the gun arrest.

10/13/2020

Our non-emergency phone lines are currently down. Contact if you need NON-EMERGENCY assistance. 911 lines are working. The problem should be corrected shortly.

PHONE LINES ARE BACK WORKING PROPERLY, sorry for any inconvenience.

On October 11th, 2020 between the hours of 6PM and 8PM Lake County First Responders will be hosting their first annual T...
10/08/2020

On October 11th, 2020 between the hours of 6PM and 8PM Lake County First Responders will be hosting their first annual Trunk or Treat event at the Captain’s Stadium. Free public parking will be available in the city municipal lot (35010 Vine St Eastlake, OH 44095). Additionally, limited handicap parking will be available from the E 355th entrance for those who present a valid handicap placard. The Stadium parking lot will only be accessible by crossing the bridge which is located at the South East side of the City Municipal Parking lot UNLESS a Valid Handicap placard is presented at the E 355th St Entrance. There will be NO access to the Stadium lot from SR 91.

This very friendly, well fed, pit bull was located on Frank Dr.  Please contact the PD if you are the owner or if you kn...
10/07/2020

This very friendly, well fed, pit bull was located on Frank Dr. Please contact the PD if you are the owner or if you know the owner. She will be keeping our dispatchers company for a little while and then have to go to doggie jail until the owner is located.

10/05/2020

A LOOK AT POLICE ACTIVITY OVER THE WEEKEND:

On Friday, 10-02-20 at about 5:45 pm, all on-duty Wickliffe Patrol officers and Detectives responded to Daniel Drive near Bayridge Blvd. in Willowick to assist with a shooting incident where a Willowick Police Officer was shot in his bulletproof vest and a suspect was shot multiple times. Officers remained on scene assisting Willowick PD for a couple of hours. We are relieved that the Willowick Officer and a second back-up officer, escaped the incident without serious injuries.

On the same date at about 11:30 pm, an officer observed a subject urinating next to a car in the parking lot of a closed Euclid Avenue business. Investigation revelaed that the car involved had been reported stolen to Cleveland Heights Police. A 38 year-old Cleveland woman was arrested for receiving stolen property-auto, resisting arrest, obstructing police, and possession of PCP. Her male passenger was cited for having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle, and released.

On 10-03-20 at about 10:30 am, officers were dispatched to a Euclid Avenue address for a domestic disturbance between a man and woman. The incident was resolved without any arrests.

On the same date at about 2:00 pm, officers responded to a residence in the city for a male who was thought to be suicidal. The man was taken to an area hospital for a mental health evaluation.

On 10-04-20 at about 8:10 am, an officer located a car in a parking lot with stolen license plates. After investigation, a 27 year-old Cleveland man was charged with receiving stolen property. The man was cooperative with police and was later released on bond.

On the same date at about 4:30 pm, officers were dispatched to a one car crash on SR 2 eastbound near Lloyd Road. It was learned that the driver struck the median wall and drugs/alcohol were suspected. An officer completed an OVI investigation, and criminal charges are pending.

At about 7:05 pm, officers responded to a disturbance at a residence, and a female was arrested for domestic violence.

At about 8:10 pm, officers and paramedics responded to a Wickliffe home for a suspected heroin overdose. An officer administered narcan to the unconcious subject and drug related items were found in the home. The matter remains under investigation.

At about 10:34 pm, an officer on patrol along Ridge Road was flagged down and notified of a hit skip accident that occurred in South Euclid. The suspect driver fled and was being followed on Ridge Road. The officer stopped the car on Ridge Road near Bishop Road and the driver was arrested for OVI.

At about 11:35 pm, officers were dispatched to assist Euclid PD at an apartment complex just across the city line after calls were received of a disturbance with shots fired. Nobody was found to be injured and officers assisted Euclid PD without incident.

In addition to the above, officers arrested a couple of people on outstanding warrants and responded to a couple of other domestic related issues. Officers also made several traffic stops and followed up on a few reports.

Please bring your children and join us for this fun event! It will be in the Eastlake City parking lot on the west side ...
09/22/2020

Please bring your children and join us for this fun event! It will be in the Eastlake City parking lot on the west side of SR 91 and Vine St.

09/10/2020
09/08/2020
In honor of Cleveland Police Detective James Skirnivitz. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children o...
09/04/2020

In honor of Cleveland Police Detective James Skirnivitz.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

This bike was taken overnight from a patio at Pine Ridge Apartments. If anyone located it, please contact us at 440-943-...
09/02/2020

This bike was taken overnight from a patio at Pine Ridge Apartments. If anyone located it, please contact us at 440-943-1234.

09/01/2020

A LOOK AT YESTERDAY'S POLICE ACTIVITY:

On 08-31-2020 at about 2:00 am, an officer on patrol located an occupied car parked at Orlando Park. Investigation led to the discovery of an open container of alcohol and a loaded Smith and Wesson .45 caliber handgun. A 26 year-old Cleveland man was charged with improper transportation of a firearm in a motor vehicle. He was held at the Wickliffe Jail for bond.

At about 11:00 am, detectives observed drug activity in a Euclid Avenue parking lot. After investigation, a 42 year-old Euclid man was arrested for trafficking in crack cocaine and possession of criminal tools. Charges of possession of crack cocaine will be filed against a second man.

At about 11:30 am, an officer was dispatched to a trespassing complaint involving a former tenant and a landlord. The issue was handled without criminal charges.

At about 1:10 pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a suicidal female at a Wickliffe home. After investigation, a female resident was taken to Lake West Hospital for a mental health evaluation.

At about 1:15 pm, an officer took a report from a male that his personal property was stolen from his residence while he was incarcerated. The matter remains under investigation.

At about 2:00 pm, a female reported her debit card lost or stolen while she was shopping at a Wickliffe business. Several unauthorized charges were made on the card shortly after it was taken. A patrol officer is investigating, and has obtained security video of the suspect.

At about 2:30 pm, a woman and her teen daughter came to the PD to report that her daughter's Apple watch had been stolen during an altercation that occurred a day or two earlier. A patrol officer is investigating the incident.

At about 9:00 pm, an officer stopped a car on Euclid Avenue at IS 90 for driving without headlights. After investigation, a 25 year-old Cleveland woman was arrested for possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

In addition to the incidents above, officers took reports regarding a noise complaint and a telephone scam. Officers also followed up on cases, made several traffic stops, and completed an accident report. This represents a fairly typical day of police activity.

08/31/2020
SOME INCIDENTS FROM THIS WEEK:On Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at about 10:45 am, a patrol officer stopped a car at Ridge Hil...
08/28/2020

SOME INCIDENTS FROM THIS WEEK:

On Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at about 10:45 am, a patrol officer stopped a car at Ridge Hills Drive and Bishop Road, as the registered owner was wanted by the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office on a weapons offense. Investigation led to the discovery of a Ruger 9mm handgun with a loaded 30 round magazine, a loaded Colt .38 revolver, methamphetamine, and about $1,700 in cash. The driver; a 24 year-old Bedford man was arrested on two counts of improper transport of a firearm in a motor vehicle and one count of being a felon in possession of a weapon. CCSO placed a hold on the male related to their warrant. A female passenger was arrested on drug charges.

On Thursday, August 27, 2020 at about 2:00 am, an officer checked on a male who was asleep in a car in Euclid Avenue parking lot. Investigation led to the discovery of a loaded Sig Sauer .40 caliber handgun in the driver's door pocket. The male was arrested on charges of improper transport of a firearm in a motor vehicle.

At about 1:50 pm on the same date, officers were dispatched to check on a suspicious male in the area of the Ridgewick Garden Apartments. The caller said the male appeared to be hiding in some trees and had a large basket full of clothes. The male had also asked a couple of people for a ride. As officers arrived in the area, the male left behind the laundry basket and fled on foot. Officers checked the area for several minutes, and a detective eventually saw the suspect walking on Euclid Avenue near Rockefeller Road. The detective tried to speak to the suspect, but he ran on foot through several backyards. The detective caught the suspect in a backyard near Euclid Avenue and Bellview, and he was arrested without further incident. It was learned that the suspect had stolen about $1,200 worth of clothing from a store at the Town Square shopping center. The 20 year-old Cleveland man was charged with felony theft and obstructing police.

The pictures below are from the gun seizures and the conclusion of the foot chase.

The Wickliffe Police Department will be giving an entrance exam 9/23/2020.  See the attached notice.  Pick up applicatio...
08/24/2020

The Wickliffe Police Department will be giving an entrance exam 9/23/2020. See the attached notice. Pick up applications at the WPD, 28730 Ridge Rd., Wicklffe, Oh 44092 or go to www.cityofwickliffe.com to download.

08/14/2020
OFFICERS ARREST THREE PEOPLE DURING A DRUG INVESTIGATION

OFFICERS ARREST THREE PEOPLE DURING A DRUG INVESTIGATION:
On August 13, 2020 at about 5:00 pm, a detective observed suspected drug activity in the parking lot of Wickliffe Town Center. He requested patrol officers to assist him in approaching two men and a woman. As officers approached the three, a white male fled on foot northbound, toward Euclid Avenue. A patrol officer and detective gave chase, and the man was tackled on the sidewalk. He was handcuffed after a brief struggle.

Investigation revealed the detective interrupted a drug deal between the subjects. The suspect who ran; a 28 year-old Wickliffe man, was charged with obstructing police and possession of needles. The second suspect; a 31 year-old Madison Township man, was charged with possession of heroin, trafficking in heroin, and possession of needles. Finally, a 28 year-old Mentor woman was charged with possession of methamphetamine.

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Thank you for keeping us safe
I’d call ghostbusters before I called these clowns
Honestly, the Wickliffe police are nothing more than parking ticket writing meter maids masquerading as police officers preying on their own citizens from 2-5 a.m. every morning. They don't need service revolvers all they really need are ball point pens! I've literally paid over 500$ in fines, had multiple vehicles towed ( 1 car destroyed during the towing process which cost my daughter-in-law 1000$ to fix because SSS towing destroyed the linkage and denied doing it). We live on a dead end cul-de-sac and have not enough space in our drive. Of course, the police are aware of this because this is the first place they stop at 2:01 a.m. to dole out their parking tickets. It feels like and literally is 🤮harassment from the city. Instead of looking for crime in the early hours of the morning they are out writing parking tickets. Bravo Wickliffe PD! While you're writing parking tickets, drunk drivers and criminals get a free pass. In fact, if I was a criminal I'd be pulling my heists from 2-5 because it's a safe bet the police will be preying on the residents of the city for a 10 $ fine It's actions like this which leave a sour taste in the mouths of some residents in this city towards the police.
If you are a Law Enforcement Officer and need a break, you can come park outside our house. If you are thirsty, we will bring you a drink. If you are hungry, we will fix you something to eat and serve you a good strong cup of coffee. If you are hot, we will invite you inside to cool off. If you need backup, we will stand with you 100%. If you need to cry, we will hug you and let you. If you need to talk, we will listen. If you need to pray, we will kneel with you. If you are wrong, we will tell you. If you are right, we will support you. We only ask that you don't lose faith in Americans. We are NOT all against you. Take off your sunglasses and see the good people that are here for you. We are not as loud and obnoxious as these media seekers. We are strong and waiting to follow your lead. Some of you are our husbands, brothers, uncles, friends, and we personally know how good your heart is. God bless you and your family and Thank You all for all you do to keep me and my family safe! Copy and paste and change the city and state..in support of our good men and women in blue. 💙
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My daughter and nephew making cookies for our wickliffe police dept. We appreciate everything the police do for our community. Thank you for your dedication to our great city.
Can you tell me of how many pools does the city of Wickliffe Have?
Please stay safe. Watching the stress from NZ.
I wanted to send some positive vibes your way and say I thank yall for your consistent efforts to keep our community positive! I have lived here for three years and appreciate your kindness and calmness when handling conflict or lending a helping hand!
My daughter and I were walking along Bishop and a baby deer had just wobbled off of the road and into the grass across the street from the PD. I couldn’t tell if the baby was hurt or just awkward baby deer walking and I hesitated because the mom was nearby and I didn’t want to scare her but also had to make sure she was coming back for her baby. So I cautiously walked further down the sidewalk and watched from afar to see what happened. The baby continued to lay there for a couple of minutes and policeman pulled up and checked on the situation. He said the baby didn’t appear to be injured but that he’d keep an eye out. I wanted to say thank you to that officer! I prayed the whole walk home.
Thank for your continued support ! Mimi Hicar Ulrich- Wickliffe Country Place