Lima Police Department

  • Agency: Lima Police Department
  • Address: 117 E. Market St, Lima, 45801 OH
  • Chief: J.Gregory Garlock (Chief of Police)

Lima Police Department is located at 117 E. Market St, Lima, 45801 OH. The Chief of Police of the department is J.Gregory Garlock. The Lima Police Department phone number is (419)227-4444 .

Lima Police Department News

On 11/06/2017, at about 9:20 a.m., the Lima Police Department responded to a 911 call, from 114 N. Cole Street, in reference to a double stabbing. Officers arrived to find two individuals, unconscious and stabbed, on the front steps. The resident, 47 year old Austin Hill Sr, of Lima, and 34 year old Amber Myers, of Middlepoint, both suffered stab wounds, during the incident. They were transported to St. Rita’s Medical Center for medical treatment. Ms. Myers has been admitted, but Mr. Hill died shortly after, apparently as a result of the stab wounds. The preliminary investigation suggests they were involved in a domestic dispute, during which edged weapons became involved and both Myers and Hill received stab wounds. Mr. Hill’s body has been sent to the Lucas County Coroner for a autopsy, which will most likely occur sometime tomorrow morning. There is a history of domestic violence between the estranged couple. No other information is being released it this time, and the investigation is still underway. For additionaly information, please contact Det. Steve Stechschulte, at the Lima Police Deparmtment. Further information will be released later this week.

Thank you for your help, Lima!! We have located the young man’s mother and he will be returned with her shortly!! We truly thank you all!! Have a great Friday!!

It was very difficult but we finally narrowed down our top three favorite Trick or Treat photos with Chief Martin! Here they are! Now we need your help determining 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Vote for your favorite of the three by "liking" it.

Chief Martin was the guest speaker during the 2017 Fall CASA Swearing-In Ceremony today.

Thursday, November 2, 2017 Lima man indicted for selling fentanyl, fentanyl analogues, heroin and cocaine, including fentanyl analogue that resulted in overdose. A Lima man was indicted for selling fentanyl, fentanyl analogues, heroin and cocaine, including a fentanyl analogue that resulted in an overdose, law enforcement officials said. Lloyd T. Turks, Jr., 23, was named in five-count federal indictment. He was indicted on one count of distribution of fentanyl, methylfentanyl, heroin and cocaine; one count of distribution of methylfentanyl; one count of distribution of cocaine and two counts of distribution of U47700, a fentanyl analogue. One of the distribution of U47700 counts carries a sentencing enhancement for causing serious physical harm, which could result in a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years in prison. That charge alleges that on Aug. 23, Turks sold U47700 in Lima that resulted in someone overdosing. The indictment further alleges that Turks sold drugs on several occasions between February and August 2017. "The opioid epidemic has ravaged every corner of our state, and we will continue to pursue comprehensive solutions to turning the tide," U.S. Attorney Justin E. Herdman said. "One tool we will use is the aggressive prosecution of those who sell the opioids that kill or injure our neighbors, friends and relatives." "This is another example of an individual willing to distribute deadly drugs into our neighborhoods," said FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen D. Anthony. "Law enforcement will continue to partner with the community in an effort to bring those that deal poison to justice." "With Ohio being at the epicenter of the heroin epidemic killing thousands, it is only by working together that a difference can be made," said West Central Ohio Crime Task Force Commander Kevin Litsley. "The West Central Ohio Crime Task Force works closely with its counterparts at the local, state and federal levels. It is this collaboration that sends a strong message to drug dealers, who continue to illegally traffic the substances that ruin people's lives across the nation." If convicted, the defendant's sentence will be determined by the Court after reviewing factors unique to this case, including the defendant's prior criminal record, if any, the defendant's role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum, and in most cases, it will be less than the maximum. The investigating agency in this case is the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the West Central Ohio Crime Task Force. The case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tracey Ballard Tangeman. An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government's burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt -Press release from the United States Attorney's Office

This little guy was found in the RTA parking lot around 3:30 pm today. He has a collar but no tags. If you recognize him please call the Allen County Dog Warden as that is where he was taken. Thank you!!

We had a blast on Trick or Treat Night! The photo contest with Chief Martin was a lot of fun!!! We got to see so many great costumes and meet great people! This was another great opportunity for us to interact with the public. The Social Media Team will now vote for their top three favorites. We will then post those three and allow you to vote for your favorite by "liking" the photo. Stay tuned!

The female pictured below walked out of the Walmart on Allentown Rd on 10-26-2017 concealing clothing on her person from the store without paying for it. If you recognize the individual please contact the LPD or Crimestoppers reference case number 17-38280. Thank you!!

Good evening, followers! Wanted to provide a quick update for those curious as to the progress of the photo contest. We have hundreds of pictures from Trick-or-Treat night and we are diligently making any editing changes which need accomplished and then providing the multitude of photos to our staff. Our Social Media team will decide on the top three costumes over the next several days and next week the voting will be handed over to you! Please keep the questions coming, and we are looking forward to announcing the winners!

On 10/27/2017, at about 1:30 a.m., members of the Lima Police Department patrol division were attempting to serve a warrant on 28 year old Darrell Purdy, of that address. Mr. Purdy refused to exit the residence and barricaded himself inside, along with his live-girlfriend. As a result, the Enhanced Tactical Unit and Crisis Negotiations Unit were called to the scene, and after approximately 4 ½ hours, they were successful in resolving the incident, talking Mr. Purdy into coming out peacefully, and surrendering to the police. Darrell Purdy was taken into custody for an order of arrest through the Adult Parole Authority, and two active warrants resulting from a previous domestic violence incident. Mr. Purdy is also under investigation for a shots fired incident, which occurred on October 17th, in the 1200 block of E. Kibby Street. No one was injured during the incident and the investigation is ongoing.

REMINDER: The LPD Trick-or-Treat Photo Contest is only a few hours away! Starting at 5pm in front of the Lima Police Department, Chief Martin will be ready to take photos with any ghouls, goblins or anything in-between. If you see the Chief's vehicle in your neighborhood, wave us over! 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm @ In front of the Lima Police Department, 117 E. Market St. 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm @ Precinct 2 COP Substation, 1003 E. Kibby St. 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm @ Precinct 1 COP Substation, 1110 N. Metcalf St. 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm @ Woodlawn & Lakewood 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm @ Precinct 3 COP Substation, Bradfield Center, 550 S. Collett St.

The LPD is currently investigating a theft from a vehicle that occurred at 810 W North street around 1:30 am on 10-18-17. A Jeep was parked in the lot and a silver HP laptop and flash drive were removed from the vehicle. The two individuals below are suspected to have removed the items. If you recognize them please contact the LPD reference case #17-37237, or contact Crimestoppers. Thank you!

LT Green here with a quick hijack of the page: I am a member of the 270th session of the FBI National Academy. We are currently in week 3 of our 11 weeks of training. The class is made up of officers from across the US and around the world. Today we had the honor of visiting the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington DC for a Memorial service. It was an experience I won’t soon forget. The names of all officers killed in 2017 were read. Officers from across the US has the chance to also read names. I read each of the 5 names of Lima Police Department Officers who were killed in the line of duty. We all left the memorial with a renewed sense of honor for those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Please visit the officer down memorial page for more information about America’s fallen officers. I am proud to represent Lima here at the NA.

We are excited to announce we will once again be having the LPD Trick-or-Treat Photo Contest on Thursday, October 26th, during the City's Trick-or-Treat event. We will be getting started a little early, to let people come see us first before heading out to trick-or-treat in the City. We invite you to join us at one of the locations listed during the listed times with your favorite costume! We will be taking photos of kids with Chief Martin, and then will post them all to Facebook. We will have a contest with the photos, and the top 3 photos will win prizes! Members of the LPD social media team will narrow the photos down to the top 3. We will then post those 3 in a contest post onto Facebook and Instagram. The photo with the most likes will be the winner! Get your best costume ready, and we hope to see you on Thursday evening! Below are the locations and times for the event: 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm @ In front of the Lima Police Department, 117 E. Market St. 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm @ Precinct 2 COP Substation, 1003 E. Kibby St. 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm @ Precinct 1 COP Substation, 1110 N. Metcalf St. 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm @ Woodlawn & Lakewood 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm @ Precinct 3 COP Substation, Bradfield Center (550 S. Collett St.)

The Lima Police Department is currently searching for 18 year old, Tobias Griffin Jr. He has an active warrant for robbery, resulting from his involvement with the September 14th robbery at Rite Aid Pharmacy, on W. Robb Avenue. If you have any information on his location, please contact the Lima Police Department or CrimeStoppers.

We need your help identifying the person in this video. On Wednesday the 11th, between 3:30pm and 6:00pm, the suspect entered the female locker room at Lima Central Catholic and stole multiple items. If you have any information that would contribute to the investigation, please message us on here or call 419-221-5264.

What are you doing this morning!? Join us at the FOP Hall on W Robb Ave for PANCAKE DAY!! All you can eat pancakes, sausage, and coffee (Thanks, Bigby)!! Come on out now through 1:00 pm!! A special thanks to all of our sponsors!!

K9 King needed a break!

The suspect has been identified! Thank you! The individual pictured below in the orange shirt was involved in the theft of a television from Walmart on Allentown Rd earlier in the week (Ref CFS# 17-35442). If you know who this individual is, or have any information regarding this crime, please contact the LPD at 419-227-4444 or via any social media site. You may also contact Crimestoppers. Thank you!!

Great work Engine 3!

On 9/27/2017, at about 9:10 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Holmes and Reese, in reference to several shots being fired. Shortly after arriving in the area, a 911 call alerted them to a shooting victim at the apartments at 758 and 760 E. 4th Street. The 17-year-old black male was shot in the leg and transported to Lima Memorial Hospital for treatment. He and another juvenile were walking in the area of Reese and Holmes when two unknown suspects began shooting at them, ultimately striking one of the juveniles in the leg. They continued to run southbound through yards, until reaching the apartments and asking one of the residents to call 911. Evidence was located and collected in the area of the original shots fired call, just off of the 1100 block of Hughes. The juvenile, whose name will not be released, was in stable condition at the time of the report. The incident is still under investigation and it is being considered as possibly gang-related. We are asking if anyone who has information about the incident to contact Det. Steve Stechschulte, at the Lima Police Department or CrimeStoppers.

UPDATE: On 9/25/2017, just before 2:00 a.m., officers were dispatched to apartment 46, at the Lima West Apartments, 1855 N. Cole Street, in Lima, in reference to a man not breathing. The officers arrived to find 27 year old Stephan D. Kimble-Childress, unconscious and the victim of an apparent stabbing. Mr. Kimble-Childress, of Toledo, was transported to St. Rita’s, where he was pronounced dead, shortly after his arrival. The investigation revealed that Mr. Kimble-Childress was involved in an argument with his girlfriend, 19 year old Autumn Spears, of Lima, who lives at the apartment. The argument turned physical and Ms. Spears stabbed Mr. Kimble-Childress, with a kitchen knife. Ms. Spears was taken into custody and is currently being held for suspicion of murder, at the Allen County Jail. An autopsy performed by the Lucas County Coroner confirmed the 27 year old Kimble-Childress, died from the stab wounds. The investigation is ongoing. Any further inquiries can be directed toward Detective Steve Stechschulte, at 419-812-0059, or 419-221-5181.