Albany Police Department

  • Agency: Albany Police Department
  • Address: 5358 W Clinton, Albany, 45710 OH
  • Chief: Robert C Deardorff (Chief)
Phone: 740-698-6127
Fax: 740-698-6047
Email:

Albany Police Department is located at 5358 W Clinton, Albany, 45710 OH. The Chief of the department is Robert C Deardorff. The Albany Police Department phone number is 740-698-6127.

Albany Police Department News

Tomorrow, the Richland Area Fire Department will be having their annual Firefighters for Families boot drive on East State Street in Athens, along with The Plains Fire Department. The Firefighters for Families program started a few years ago with RAFD to provide Christmas for a few struggling families in the area. Since then, other fire departments have partnered with the program to help families in their areas. This year, the Albany Area Volunteer Fire Department will also be a part of the program and hosting a separate boot drive in the Albany area, for families in our part of the county. These drives will run from 10 AM to 2 PM. If you look carefully in the Albany area, you may run across an Albany Police Officer helping out as well. Chief Deardorff

Happy birthday Marines! Thank you for taking care of business for the last 242 years.

Get out today and let your voice be heard! Wherever you live, please remember to support your public safety services. Most agencies in our area could not exist without your support.

We welcome this new business to town.

Come to the Wells Public Library tomorrow, Tuesday November 7th for a community forum on the Athens Transit System and their proposed growth into the Albany Area. This forum runs from 5-6 PM.

While “falling back” tomorrow night, remember to change your smoke detector batteries. A little time now could end up saving you in the end. A safety message from your Albany public safety partners.

Have a safe and spooktacular Halloween!

On Friday 10/27 and Saturday 10/28 your Albany officers took part in a traffic blitz to help ensure safety on our roadways during the Halloween weekend. I am happy to say, despite the efforts of Sgt. Calendine, PO I Chesser, PO I Gilbreath and PO I Hewitt and myself, our numbers for the blitz were fairly low. Here are the statistics from the weekend. 34 Traffic Stops 12 Speeding Citations 5 Expired Registration Citations 1 Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device (Stop Sign) Citation 2 Driving Under Suspension Citations 1 Failure to Wear A Seat Belt Citation 1 Felony Possession of Methamphetamine Charge Sgt Calendine and PO I Gilbraith arrested two Albany residents for theft after a shop lifting incident at the Little General. Officers were advised to look for a vehicle that the Ohio Highway Patrol was involved in a pursuit with that had struck a State Patrol cruiser on Columbia Road. Officers located a large trash fire on Mill Street (Lee Township). Albany Fire Department was called to the scene and extinguished the fire due to the violation of the open burning regulations. Officers heard what was believed to be a faint verbal dispute in the Washington Road/State Street area. Officers were able to track the source of the noise to a heated TV show argument heard through an open upstairs window from an apartment. Chief Deardorff

Tomorrow is the big night! Albany trick or treat will be the place to be from 6-7 PM. Get your best costume and grab your biggest candy bucket (or king sized pillow case, we won't judge) and come get in on the action. Chief Deardorff

Activity Report 20-22 October 20 October Citation issued, Route 32 for speeding 74 MPH in a 60 MPH posted zone. Citation issued, Washington Road for driving under suspension, expired registration and driving left of center. Warning issued, Lee Street for improper display of a front license plate. Warning issued, Washington Road for loud exhaust. Officers responded to Broad Street for an unruly juvenile complaint. Contact was made with the juvenile and they were transported to O'Bleness Hospital for a mental health evaluation. Citations issued, Washington Road for a driver and passenger for failure to wear a seat belt. Warning issued for two headlights required. Warning issued, Washington Road for two headlights required. 21 October Warning issued, Route 32 for a non-operating license plate light. Citation issued, Route 32 for speeding, 87 MPH in a 60 MPH posted zone. Driver advised that they did not like driving after dark and had not seen a speed limit sign on Route 32 since entering the highway from Route 35 in Jackson County. Officer first responded to a one vehicle injury crash with entrapment on Meadowbrook Road in the area of Hebbardsville Road in Alexander Township. Officer confirmed entrapment and assisted fire, EMS and directed traffic. The scene was released to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Citation issued, State Street for driving under suspension. Warning issued, Washington Road for non-operating license plate light. 22 October Citation issued, Carpenter Road for speeding, 38 MPH in a 25 MPH posted zone. This was the area between State Street and Shawnee Drive. Citation issued, Carpenter Road for speeding, 40 MPH in a 25 MPH posted zone. This was near the area of Raymar Drive. Citations issued, Carpenter Road for driving under suspension, fictitious registration, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The vehicle was impounded until the registration was corrected and proof of insurance could be provided. Chief Deardorff

***Candy Alert*** Mrs. Chief was working on Operation: Candy Drop today using her extreme couponing skills (no coupons were harmed in this pre-op supply run) and picked up all this candy today at Kroger’s. Evidently, there was a sale today for half off candy, and she had additional coupons for candy deals. We were only able to raise $50 in donations to use for candy purchases for officers to give out during trick or treat this upcoming Thursday night. This picture shows $135.10 in candy. After all of the discounts, Mrs. Chief was able to walk out of Kroger’s for $58.55. This photo does not include a candy donation from Albany Councilman Larry Payne and community member Mark Walls. Hopefully this will be enough to get us through the night, but not enough to line the pockets of our local dentists. Chief Deardorff

Hard to believe that this is the next to last weekend in October. Next week is trick or treat, then we will be looking forward to eating a large bird while watching football, then leaving milk and cookies for a world renowned jolly old guy who sneaks into our houses through the chimney, takes the cookies in trade for presents. I have yet to figure out how he gets in houses without a chimney. Any-who, it's gonna be a great weekend to get out and enjoy some of our local fall and Halloween activities this weekend. Libby's Pumpkin Patch https://www.facebook.com/Libbys-Pumpkin-Patch-187680671416829/ http://vintoncountytravel.com/midnight-at-moonville/ Here are links to just a couple area attractions that are open today. If anyone has any additional ideas or activities to share with our neighbors, comment away! Chief

We are coming up on the last candy shopping weekend before trick or treat, so it's time to stock up on treats.

Swing by the library this evening to learn about some of our area’s haunted history.

Looking to scare up some fun and excitement this afternoon after school? Head on down to the Wells Public Library on Washington Road to decorate your very own jack o’lantern.

You never know what may go bump in the night.....

This is a great article about a local, nearby department. Hamden faces the same crime issues as Albany, but without the four lane highway coming through, or the proximity to Athens.

This is a good one!