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

Do you have information about this Arson? Contact fire investigators.

The Lima Police Department is excited to announce that the 2018 Summer High School Police Academy sign up is now open!!!! This academy is open to incoming freshman through outgoing seniors. The dates will be June 12th through 15th 8am- 3pm at Lima Senior High School. There are three ways to sign up. 1. Click on this link: http://www.cityhall.lima.oh.us/Activities/Activity/Detail/2018-Lima-Police-Department-High-School--4 Complete a profile and sign up. 2. Go to the City of Lima’s web site and search Summer Police Academy 2018. Complete a profile and sign up. 3. Every high school has a packet in the office. Fill out the packet and turn it back in to your high school office or you can drop it off at the Lima Police Department.

As National Communications Operators week comes to an end, we would like to introduce you to the amazing dispatchers we are privileged to have at the LPD. These individuals do a job every day that very few are able to do. They are the front line for first responders and have dedicated themselves to keeping the public & first responders safe. Please take the time to read about these great Communications Operators & their accomplishments!!

Yesterday afternoon, Chief Kevin Martin gave a presentation to the Lifelong Learning Institute at The Ohio State University-Lima Campus. The presentation was on Community Policing in Lima. Chief Martin's presentation covered the history of Community Policing and the history of the program here in Lima. If you would like more information about our Community Policing program, please reach out to us! The Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) at Ohio State Lima began in 1991. A Road Scholar® program, LLI traditionally offers classes for seniors on four Tuesdays and Thursdays in April and October.

On Thursday, April 12, 2018, at approximately 1200 hours, the Lima Police Department’s SWAT Team executed a search warrant at 345 S. Pierce Street, Lima, Ohio. The search warrant was the culmination of an investigation conducted by members of the Lima Police Department’s Detective Bureau and First Shift Patrol, The U.S. Marshal’s Service and the West Central Ohio Crime Task Force. Two men, Alonza Luster, 18 years old from Lima and Jonathan D. Odom, 27 years old of Forrest, Mississippi were taken into custody. Mr. Luster was housed in the Allen County Jail on drug-related charges and Mr. Odom was housed in the Allen County Jail for a Murder Warrant out of Hillsboro, Mississippi.

For #WarrantWednesday today we are sharing one of the subjects from last week. Candice Ditto is still wanted for her charges of Possession of Drugs and OVI. According to the warrant, Candice violated the conditions of her suspended jail sentence. She is now WANTED and should turn herself in. In the event she decides not to do that, we are asking you, our Facebook loyal to help us locate her. If you know where to find Candice, let us know so we can help her take care of this situation. Information may as always, be given through Social Media and Crimestoppers.

This week is National Communication Operators week. We are lucky enough at the LPD to have 10 of the most skilled, talented, and professional Communications Operators in the country. Please take a moment this week to say ‘Thank You’ to a dispatcher & never forget their vital role in the law enforcement community!!

COP Officers were honored to be a part of the Converge movement today. Area youth handed out boxes of food and prayed with people throughout the Lima community. It was inspiring to watch the youth engage with the community.

Two 3rd shift employees were honored by Major Baker in roll call tonight. Communications Operator Lori Keith received the Outstanding Civilian Employee of the Year (2017) Award & Patrolman Kelly Ricker received the Third Shift Officer of the Year (2017) Award. Congratulations!!

Today we are featuring three individuals for #WarrantWednesday. Do you have any information as to their whereabouts? Call LPD if you have Information. You may also give information through private message or by calling Crimestoppers. If this is you, do the right thing

With the heavy rain that we have had over the past day and the possibility of more storms coming through the area, there is a good possibility that we could have flooded roadways. This photo is from a past event, however, it is always something to watch out for. If you see water on the roadway, please do not drive through. It is difficult to tell how deep the water is, and your vehicle could become disabled like the one you see in the photo. #TurnAroundDontDrown

On 4-3-18 around 5:30 pm Lima Police Officers responded to 207 W Grand in reference to a stabbing. Officers learned Joshua McPheron (27) and Dalton Crowe (26) became involved in an altercation. Joshua was located at the residence and transported a local hospital to be treated for stab wounds. His injuries did not appear to be life-threatening. Dalton was located and transported to a local hospital to be treated for injuries sustained in the altercation. At some point during the altercation, Dalton stabbed Joshua. Dalton was placed under arrest for Suspicion of Felonious Assault. Detectives continue to investigate this incident

Today, Lima Police Department Detectives have filed a charge of Murder against Gabriel W. Salyers. Mr. Salyers is 31 years of age and lived at 826 Oak St. in Lima. On April 1st at approximately 7:30 pm the Lima Police Department responded to the residence of 826 Oak St. for an unresponsive infant. The infant was transported to St. Rita’s Medical Center by ambulance. At St. Rita’s, Officers learned the infant suffered several significant injuries and was in critical condition, and was later transferred to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Toledo. Detectives were contacted and began an investigation. In the early morning hours of April 3, 2018, the infant passed away, as a result of his injuries. Detectives learned Gabriel W. Salyers was the live-in boyfriend of the infant’s mother. The investigation led detectives to file a murder charge on Mr. Salyers who will be arraigned in Lima Municipal Court tomorrow at 1:30 pm.

Sgt. Garlock stopped by St Marks United Methodist Church with a donation for their food and clothing pantry/resource center. He got to meet Braydon who is an absolutely awesome young man! Braydon loves the police and got to check out Sgt. Garlock’s cruiser. St Marks food pantry/resource center is open, Monday 9:00am-12:00pm & 4:00pm-6:00pm Tuesday 9:00am-12:00pm Wednesday 9:00am-12:00pm On Thursday’s the have a food distribution from 10:00am-12:00pm. Thank you St Marks for everything you do for the community. And a special thanks to Braydon for brightening our day!!

WEATHER NOTICE: There is a chance of severe weather tomorrow, April 3. The greatest threat is Tuesday afternoon-early evening. At this time, the greatest risk appears to be damaging wind gusts and large hail. Confidence in isolated severe weather is medium, but low confidence on severe weather coverage. In addition, some locally heavy rainfall is possible from late Monday night into early Tuesday evening. Information provided by the National Weather Service out of Northern Indiana VIA Allen County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

On March 31, 2018, Third Shift officers began a short term investigation into the sale of marijuana to minors from 615 Lewis Ave, Lima, Ohio. The West Central Ohio Crime Task Force (a joint drug investigative unit comprised of Officers from the Allen County Sheriff's Office, Lima Police Department, Van Wert County Sheriff's Office, Delphos Police Department and Ohio State Patrol) with the aid of the Allen County Sheriff’s SWAT Team, executed a search warrant at this residence. Marijuana, currency, and paraphernalia was located inside the residence. Four individuals were taken into custody at the residence also and were charged with various offenses.

Sgt. Hillard did commend Third Shift Communication Operator Page in reference to her actions on an armed, suicidal subject. On February 1st, 2016, Comm. Op. Page received a phone call from a crisis center about a suicidal male. The call originated in a different area, but Comm. Op. Page found a possible address for the subject. Officers attempted to contact the male inside the residence. While doing so, Comm. Op. Page made contact with the male by phone. The male was inside the residence and armed with the gun. He advised if he saw any officers, he would keep his gun on him. After several minutes, Comm. Op. Page was able to convince the male to put his gun down and come outside. A loaded sub machine gun was found inside the residence next to the front door. Comm. Op. Page actions brought the situation to a safe conclusion.

Today the COP Officers were at Freedom Elementary School. School Resource Officer Luegers had children color and decorate cookies for Easter! They were a lot of fun to hang out with! They did an awesome job and were able to enjoy the cookies they made afterwards!

This morning the sign was unveiled in front of the Chief William K. Davenport Hall of Justice Building. In May of 2017, Lima City Council authorized and passed a resolution to permanently memorialize the late Chief William K. Davenport for his professional accomplishments, integrity, and commitment to our community. As William K. Davenport was the Chief of Police at the time the current Hall of Justice Building was opened, we believe this is a fitting and appropriate recognition of his commitment and service to our community.

On March 28, 2018 at approximately 8:30 AM, the West Central Ohio Crime Task Force (a joint drug investigative unit comprised of Officers from the Allen County Sheriff's Office, Lima Police Department, Van Wert County Sheriff's Office, Delphos Police Department and Ohio State Patrol) with the aid of the Allen County Sheriff’s SWAT Team, executed a search warrant at 2300 Kimberly Dr. Apt. #7 Lima, Ohio. This warrant was obtained after a short term investigation by the West Central Ohio Crime Task Force into the illegal sale of narcotics from this home. Suspected marijuana, suspected fentanyl, U.S. Currency, a firearm, and drug paraphernalia was seized during the raid. One adult resident, Dominique Quentez Simpson (Date of Birth 3/13/1990) and several small children were in the home at the time the search warrant was executed. No suspects were taken into custody during the raid. The case will be presented to an Allen County Grand Jury at a later date.

The Safety City Sponsored By Lima Noon Optimist Summer Academy 2018 is fast approaching! This is a great opportunity for children ages 5-9 to learn valuable lessons! Be sure to get your child registered!

Just a few more pictures from the LPD vs. LFD basketball game! We want to thank the Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana for the beautiful banner they gave us of the Policeman's Prayer!!

The annual LDP vs. LFD Basketball game 2018 for the Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana was a great success! Congratulations to the Lima Fire Department for taking home the trophy for the third year in a row! And a HUGE thank you to everyone who attended! We were able to raise over $2,000.00 to go towards a child's wish!! Both teams played their heart out and gave a great performance!