Willoughby Police Department

Willoughby Police Department 36700 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, OH 44094 440.951.1234 Call 911 for crimes or concerns in progress. Do not report on Facebook. Tipline is 440.975.0873.
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Operating as usual

01/19/2021
We Need Your Help!!

Last week, this suspect entered numerous vehicles in the housing development on Lost Nation Road and Hodgson Drive. We need your help in identifying this suspect. If you have any information that could lead to identifying this suspect, please call Detectiive Burrington at 440-953-4210; reference 21-01019.

Please make sure you lock your car doors before going to bed. Don't leave any valuables inside your car, especially in plain site. Leave an outdoor light on to ward off suspicious characters. If you see anything suspicious, please call 911 immediately. We wil come to see what's going on. We will protect our great community.

Also, if you own a home surveillance system, please consider registering your residence with Willoughby Police's Operation SCRAM. Registrations are available on the City's website at https://willoughbyohio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/videosurveillanceform_willoughby-10-20.pdf. Registering your surveillance system with the Willoughby Police Department just lets us know you have surveillance cameras and you're willing to help us out if a crime occurs in your neighborhood. We will not have access to your system. We are all in this together!

Stay safe, stay healthy!
#willoughbystrong

The Willoughby Police Department offers it's deepest condolences to the family of Officer Brandon Stalker and to the Tol...
01/19/2021

The Willoughby Police Department offers it's deepest condolences to the family of Officer Brandon Stalker and to the Toledo Police Department. Officer Stalker was taken from this world too quickly, paying the ultimate sacrifice protecting the residents, visitors, and businesses of the City of Toledo. May you rest in peace brother. Officer Stalker, you will not be forgotten.

Willoughby Fire Department
01/19/2021

Willoughby Fire Department

This morning we had the honor of Mayor Fiala swearing in our newly promoted officers following the retirement of Assistant Chief Scott Mlakar last Friday. Congratulations to Assistant Chief Mike Dorsey, Battalion Chief Joe Heil, and Lieutenant Ryan Ruthenberg!

01/19/2021

We are currently having phone issues. If you need assistance, please call 440-951-1234 or 911. 440-953-4212 is not working at this time.

Willoughby Fire Department
01/15/2021

Willoughby Fire Department

Today we congratulate two very important people from our department and community because it is their last day with the Willoughby Fire Department.

Assistant Chief Scott Mlakar started with our department in 1985 and was promoted to Lieutenant in 1996, Captain in 2005, and Assistant Chief in 2018. Scott has been instrumental in training dozens, if not hundreds, of firefighters on a local and national level for many years. He was also a part of Lake County’s first hazmat team, a member and instructor with the technical rescue team, and is the creator of the county UAS (drone) team.

Colette Ackroyd began her service with the City of Willoughby in 1975 as a police officer, clerk, and communications operator, and eventually an administrative assistant for the fire department in 1994. Although you may not have met Colette in person, her voice is familiar to everyone who calls or visits our department. Even though her official title says one thing, we all know who the real “boss” is in the administrate offices.

Both Scott and Colette mean a tremendous amount to our department, and while we will sincerely miss them, we wish each congratulations on a long and successful career and health and happiness in retirement.

A big thank you to our friends next door at Ohio Living Breckenridge Village for their generous donation of numerous box...
01/08/2021

A big thank you to our friends next door at Ohio Living Breckenridge Village for their generous donation of numerous boxes of hand sanitizer.

Identification NeededThe male and female pictured are believed to be involved in a theft at a drug store.  They left in ...
01/07/2021

Identification Needed

The male and female pictured are believed to be involved in a theft at a drug store. They left in the gray station wagon. If anyone can assist in identifying the individuals or the car, please contact Ptl. Lastoria at Willoughby PD at (440)953-4212 ref report #21-00514.

As a result of No Shave November collections, Willoughby PD was able to make donations of $870 each to The Cystinosis Re...
01/04/2021

As a result of No Shave November collections, Willoughby PD was able to make donations of $870 each to The Cystinosis Research Network and the Cystinosis Research Foundation in the name of Grace, who is almost two. She is battling the condition, and hopefully, the donations will help to further research into a treatment and cure. Thanks to all who donated and to all who took the time to look into cystinosis. Best wishes to Grace, who enjoys music and dancing and always has a smile on her face.

We need your help in identifying this vehicle and who drives it.  Notice the white sticker on the driver's side of the r...
12/23/2020

We need your help in identifying this vehicle and who drives it.

Notice the white sticker on the driver's side of the rear window. The lack of a front passenger hubcap. And only one luggage rack cross member on top.

The van has several unique features that should make this identification easy.

And as always..we welcome the owner of this van to stop into our Police Department to help us out with this case.

Thanks for the help and better photos to come.

Please contact Ptl. Shirey @ (440) 953-4212 in reference to case #20-29104 with any tips.

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On December 18th, 2020, patrol officers located a running vehicle in the parking lot of the Motel 6 on Maplegrove Road. ...
12/23/2020

On December 18th, 2020, patrol officers located a running vehicle in the parking lot of the Motel 6 on Maplegrove Road. Officers engaged in conversation with the driver of the vehicle, who provided false information to the officer regarding his identity.

During the conversation, K9 Loki and his handler arrived on scene, during which time K9 Loki detected the odor of narcotics coming from the vehicle.

During a subsequent search of the vehicle, a loaded .45 caliber Glock pistol, suspected marihuana, Xanax, and Ecstasy, empty and filled baggies with an unknown powdery substance, drug paraphernalia, a digital scale and cash were located and seized.

The 27 year old Cleveland resident was taken into custody for weapons violations, possession of drugs and drug trafficking, along with three outstanding warrants.

***URGENT***  Please read and share with everyone you know immediately!!!Don't be scammed!!  Tis the season for scam art...
12/22/2020
Phone Scams

***URGENT*** Please read and share with everyone you know immediately!!!
Don't be scammed!! Tis the season for scam artists, 24/7, 365 days of year. Some examples you DON'T want to fall victim to:
1. "Help!! Your grandchild is stuck in out of the country jail and you need to buy $5000 in "Enter any Big Box Store Here" gift cards." No one, absolutely no one, and never any prison, jail, police department, mayor's office, etc. accepts gift cards for bond. Never, ever, ever!!
2. "You're late on back taxes with the IRS, you owe the Social Security Admin, the Feds have a warrant out for your arrest" phone calls. "You need to purchase $10,000 in 'Enter any Big Box Store Here' gift cards to pay this off in order to avoid being arrested. Nope, Nope, Nope, not gonna happen. No local, state, or federal government agency accepts gift cards as payment. This goes for scam emails as well.
3. You've just won the "Some other country's lottery in the poorest reaches of the world." You only need to pay a small fee for the taxes. Why or how would anyone win these "lotteries?"

There is no shame or embarrassment in any of this. Scam artists are good at what they do. They sound professional and they know a lot of info about you from the internet. Everything "sounds" legit. They make a tremendous amount of money scamming thousands of innocent people. But together, we can stop them!!

For more info and examples, please go to https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0208-phone-scams

DON'T become a victim. If you ever have any questions on anything suspicious, please call your local law enforcement agency before doing anything you might regret. We are here to help YOU!

These tips can help you hang up on a phone scammer and hold onto your money.

On December 4th, 2020 a joint effort between the Willoughby Police Department and the Lake County Narcotics Agency led t...
12/22/2020

On December 4th, 2020 a joint effort between the Willoughby Police Department and the Lake County Narcotics Agency led to the arrest of two Cleveland residents, suspected of trafficking in narcotics.

The interdiction occurred near the SR 91 and Maplegrove area where officers observed 2 males parked in a parking lot. Upon approach to the vehicle, officers detected an odor of marihuana coming from the vehicle and furthered their investigation.

A subsequent search of the vehicle led to the seizure of an open container of alcohol, suspected marihuana, cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, a scale and a large amount of cash.

Both males were arrested and charged with trafficking in drugs.

12/21/2020
The City of Willoughby

Thank you to our Parks & Recs Director and Mayor Fiala for contacting Santa and scheduling some time with him to visit our City this past weekend!
https://fb.watch/2wu_J1rHsG/

Many thanks to the Willoughby Fire Department, Willoughby Police Department, Willoughby Parks and Recreation, our volunteers, Santa and all who waved along the route! We hope you had as much fun as we did!

The Willoughby Police Department would like to thank our great community and the Willoughby Target store for their gener...
12/16/2020

The Willoughby Police Department would like to thank our great community and the Willoughby Target store for their generosity this holiday season. For the past four years, we have partnered with the US Marine Corps Toys for Tots program to help provide toys for our community. This isn't a surprise, because again, you all stepped up this season and donated such an incredible amount of toys. We know many of you are hurting out there, and many of our local businesses have suffered because of this pandemic. Because of everyone's generosity, we'll be able to help hundreds of kids have a wonderful holiday season. Thank you again everyone!! Be safe and stay healthy. You need us, we'll be there for you.
#willoughbystrong

The Willoughby Police Department and the Willoughby Police Association thanks the Champa Family for their continued supp...
12/16/2020

The Willoughby Police Department and the Willoughby Police Association thanks the Champa Family for their continued support of our police officers and our nonprofit charitable organization. With their support, the WPA was able to purchase hundreds of new toys for our US Marine Corps Toys for Tots partnership this year.

12/14/2020

***Seeking Information on 2 suspects***

On December 10, 2020 at approximately 4 PM a package delivery driver was confronted by 2 males who fled the area on foot. The confrontation occurred behind building #32 of the Grove Avenue Apartments in Willoughby.

The suspects were described as two white males in their late teens or early twenties. Both were fairly thin and appeared to be around 5'7". One male had light red hair and the other male had light brown hair. Both were wearing masks. He believes that the red haired male was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and the other male had a green zip up.

If you witnessed anything or have any information regarding the two males described above, please contact Detective Sleigh at (440) 953-4210.

Thank you for any help you can provide.

12/09/2020
Vehicle theft overnight

We had a theft of a vehicle overnight from a residence in the area of Harmondale and Willodale. This video doesn't give you a good look at the suspect, but is posted to remind you to lock your car doors and don't leave any valuables in them, especially your keys! We've had a large number of vehicle thefts and thefts from vehicles lately all over the Willoughby.

Identification NeededThis male helped himself to some cash from one of our local motels.  These are the best pictures we...
12/09/2020

Identification Needed

This male helped himself to some cash from one of our local motels. These are the best pictures we have to date. If you recognize him, please contact Willoughby Police at (440)953-4212 ref report #20-27982. Thank you.

Applications will be accepted in person Monday through Friday from 7am to 3pm at the Willoughby Police Department until ...
12/08/2020

Applications will be accepted in person Monday through Friday from 7am to 3pm at the Willoughby Police Department until December 18, 2020.

The Willoughby Civil Service Commission announces an examination to establish a Communications Operator (Dispatcher) Eligibility list:
* Applications will only be accepted IN PERSON at Willoughby Police Department (36700 Euclid Ave)
* Applications accepted December 2 - 18, 2020
* Only the first 46 applications will be accepted
* Exam is scheduled for January 7, 2021 at the David E.
Anderson Senior Center
Click https://willoughbyohio.com/employment/ to download the Communications Operator (Dispatcher) Exam Information sheet and the Willoughby Employment Application (separate files).

Operation S.C.R.A.M.The Surveillance Camera Registration and Mapping (S.C.R.A.M.) Program provides the opportunity for r...
12/08/2020
City of Willoughby, Ohio - City of Willoughby, Ohio

Operation S.C.R.A.M.
The Surveillance Camera Registration and Mapping (S.C.R.A.M.) Program provides the opportunity for residents and business owners to help officers solve crimes that may occur in our community by registering your private surveillance system. Registering lets law enforcement know the location of the systems around the City, it does not grant access to your system. Please contact Captain Phil Smith at [email protected] with questions or visit the following website to download the form https://willoughbyohio.com/

This is not Big Brother trying to spy on you! An example of a common use of this program would be if your neighbor's home or car was broken into. If your camera was registered, you may be contacted by an officer from the Willoughby Police Department with the date and time of the crime. You would then be asked to voluntarily provide us with any video that may be of help to us in our investigation. You do not have to provide us anything at all if that is your wish. This is a partnership with citizens and their police department working together to try and make our neighborhoods safer.

Forms & Filings Permits Public Records Recreation Registrations More Parks & Recreation Program Registration Facility Rentals Senior Center More Boards & Commissions Board of Building Code Appeals Board of Zoning Appeals Planning Commission Design Review Board More Services Police Department Fire De...

Willoughby Parks and Recreation
12/08/2020

Willoughby Parks and Recreation

Willoughby Parks & Recreation is holding a
Holiday Lighting Contest for Willoughby Residents.
Call Parks and Recreation at (440) 953-4200 or go to willoughyohio.activityreg.com to sign up.

report #20-28032 ref previous video clip
12/07/2020

report #20-28032 ref previous video clip

12/07/2020
security video

This white car and the male associated with it were seen at a house on Third St. on 12/4 around 7:00 pm. The male was caught on security camera walking around the house. If either the vehicle or the male look familiar, please contact Det. Sgt. Chris Scozzie at (440)953-4210 ref report #20-28032. Thank you.

If anyone recognizes this pooch, please contact the Willoughby Police Department. The dog was found this morning at 1am ...
12/06/2020

If anyone recognizes this pooch, please contact the Willoughby Police Department. The dog was found this morning at 1am near the intersection of River and Ridge.

12/05/2020
Thank you Cast Nylons for your continued support of the Willoughby Police Department and law enforcement.  Cast Nylons h...
12/04/2020

Thank you Cast Nylons for your continued support of the Willoughby Police Department and law enforcement. Cast Nylons has been a trusted company for the past 40 years and they've been a great friend of the WPD since moving to Willoughby move than 25 years ago. Happy Holidays.

https://castnylon.com/

#willoughbystrong

12/04/2020
The City of Willoughby

The City of Willoughby

FEELING FESTIVE | The City is ready for the holidays! Visit DTW this holiday season to enjoy the lights and support our unique shops, bars and restaurants! Here's a glimpse of the transformation...

The City of Willoughby
12/03/2020

The City of Willoughby

The Willoughby Civil Service Commission announces an examination to establish a Communications Operator (Dispatcher) Eligibility list:
* Applications will only be accepted IN PERSON at Willoughby Police Department (36700 Euclid Ave)
* Applications accepted December 2 - 18, 2020
* Only the first 46 applications will be accepted
* Exam is scheduled for January 7, 2021 at the David E.
Anderson Senior Center
Click https://willoughbyohio.com/employment/ to download the Communications Operator (Dispatcher) Exam Information sheet and the Willoughby Employment Application (separate files).

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Willoughby, OH
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This guy is sitting on the bench by the playground at Todd Field, Hope his owner finds him!
Just to let you know, I have been getting phone calls from a Willoughby number per my phone from 440-725-9920 saying there is a pending charge on my Amazon account for $720.00 please call & verify. I called & told them to stop calling & that I didn't even have an Amazon account. Surprise they hung up on me.. I am sure this is a scam. I don't know if you can do anything with the phone number or not., but I thought I would report it. I would hate to see someone get scammed.
URGENT! Rescue dog LOST during transport this evening! I-90 rest stop East of 306.
I am forwarding this at the request of the owner. Please contact the phone number listed, or the facebook of Dawn Koenig if seen. Hi there, our dog Smokey ran off a couple of hours ago. He's a black lab mix, a little under a year old, and about 40 pounds. He slipped off his collar and took off. He is not microchipped. He ran off from Debonaire Drive in Mentor, near the willoughby border. He's very shy of people. If you see him, please call us at 440-554-3419! Thank you!
Thank you. About 10 days ago I discovered that fraud had been committed on my credit card. It was in excess of $2,000.00. I called to see if I should file a police report. Officer Kevin Crowley came to our house took the report and then called a few days later with an update. The professional, compassionate handling of this issue more than met all of my expectations. A very big thank you to the Willoughby Police Department and Officer Crowley!
Kids Power Wheels Demolition Derby 2 age groups-paying top 3 in each Biggest demolition derby in the Midwest right here at home! Join us October 17 & 18 at Lake Co. Fairgrounds In Painesville, Ohio Over $55,000 in purse $15 General Admission (kids 8 & under free)
How about a program to crack down on landscaping trucks and their trailers parking on the hydrant side of the street. Yesterday as I was coming back from Lowes there was a landscaper parked on Harmony Lane, less than 6 feet from the stop sign at Kilarny and Harmony, in front of a fire hydrant, causing a hazard to anyone driving north on Harmony. I see it all the time and never see anyone enforcing the 'no parking on hydrant side of street', much less the law about how far they are from the stop sign. Will it take an accident to get someone ticketed?
From: Sud-n-Clean Laundromat on Lost Nation Rd. My Thanks to the Willoughby Police Dept. for checking in on our business location all hours of the day and night. You are appreciated..
What were those big booms I heard not too long ago Euclid Avenue area?
Today I received not one, but 11 calls between 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. All from the same area code, all different numbers and all leaving voice mails professing to be an Apple supervisor. I know this is a scam especially since I do not own any Apple products, but what a nuisance!!
Quit arresting people for weed when theres pedophiles all over Ohio that you're letting run rampant. Ohio's crime rate is ridiculous. Find some real crime and actually do something beneficial to society instead of eating donuts and getting high off of weed you confiscate.
You guys suck at your job.