Garfield Heights Police Department

  • Agency: Garfield Heights Police Department
  • Address: 5555 Turney Road, Garfield Heights, 44125 OH
  • Chief:
Phone: (216)475-1234
Fax: (216)475-4472

Garfield Heights Police Department is located at 5555 Turney Road, Garfield Heights, 44125 OH. The Garfield Heights Police Department phone number is (216)475-1234.

Garfield Heights Police Department News

Please be aware of the numerous phone scams that have been going around as of late. They range from people posing as family members to claiming to be from the IRS. Usually, simply hanging up the phone solves the problem. However, should you want more peace of mind, feel free to contact the agencies listed below or your local police department. Thank you.

16 year old female Tresjhor Thomas was reported missing by her family. If you have any information on her location, please contact the Garfield Heights Police Department Youth Bureau at 216-475-5840.

Scam Victims can get refunds from Western Union CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH – The Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs is encouraging scam victims who wired money to scammers through Western Union to apply for refunds by the Feb. 12 deadline. Western Union agreed to pay $586 million to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Justice Department that the company looked the other way while scammers used its money wiring system, despite receiving hundreds of thousands of complaints about scam activity. The Justice Department is refunding the money to fraud victims who wired money to scammers through Western Union between Jan. 1, 2004, and Jan. 19, 2017. To receive funds, wronged consumers must submit a claim by Feb. 12. “It’s rare for scam victims to get their money back,” said Sheryl Harris, Director of the Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs. “We want to make sure that county residents who are eligible for these refunds don’t miss the deadline to apply.” Consumers who believe they are eligible for refunds should visit for claim forms and updates. Those who have power of attorney can apply on behalf of an eligible scam victim. Consumers can file a claim online or print out a claim form to return by mail. Consumers can contact the claims administrator at 1-844-319-2124. Scams that commonly relied on money wire transfers include impostor cons in which scammers posed as friends or family members in trouble, romance scams, and a wide range of scams involving fake checks, including mystery shopping, government grant and sweepstakes or lottery scams. The Department of Consumer Affairs and its Cuyahoga County Scam Squad partners remind consumers that no legitimate government agency accepts funds through money wires or gift cards. To report a scam, please call the Scam Squad at 216-443-SCAM (7226).

Karrianne Lambert, the missing juvenile from yesterday's post, has been located. Thank you.

GHPD is requesting assistance to locate a missing juvenile. Karrianne Lambert has been missing since 11/26/17 at approximately 1000hrs. Karrianne was observed climbing out of a window of her residence near E. 93rd and Grand Division and has not been seen or heard from since. Karrianne is described as a 14 year old female last seen wearing multi-colored pajama pants, tennis shoes and a white puffy jacket with a fur lined hood. Karrianne is 5’4 and weighs 160 lbs. (school photo attached). If you have any information regarding her whereabouts please contact the Garfield Heights Youth Detective Bureau at 216-475-5686. Thank you.

Garfield Hts. Police Officer initiated a pursuit of a stolen vehicle reported to Maple Hts. PD in the area of Transportation Blvd. & I-480. The vehicle fled on I-480 west to 176 north. Due to the subject traveling at a high rate of speed the pursuit was terminated . However the vehicle continued and crashed on I 176. The subject was transported to Metro Health Medical Center and was pronounced dead. Officers determined that the individual operating the vehicle was the escaped prison from Garfield Hts. Garfield Heights Police Department is continuing to investigate all the facts surrounding this incident.

The Garfield Heights Police Department is investigating the escape of a prisoner which occurred at 7:49 A.M. on November 24, 2017. The subject attacked a jailer and was able to escape the jail. He was last seen running east from on Oakpark Blvd. The subject was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and black jeans; a light gray stocking cap; and maybe without shoes. SUBJECT Donnie J. Thomas; a black male; age: 34; last known address: 8500 Eaton Dr. Sagamore Hills, OH 44067; 6’00; 240 lbs; bald; brown eyes. The subject was originally arrested for a robbery offense earlier today Anyone with that information or location of the male may call: (216)475-1234. If seen do not approach call 9-1-1.

The Garfield Heights Police are looking for help in identifying two male suspects who robbed the Sunoco gas station at Turney/Rockside on 11/10/17. If you have any information please contact the Garfield Heights Detective Bureau at 216-475-5686. Thank you.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN HINTS The City of Garfield Heights will celebrate Halloween on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. The following hints are provided by the Garfield Heights Police Department to assist in everyone's safety: 1. Young children should be accompanied by parents or other responsible adults on the “treating” visits. 2. Treating visits should be confined to your neighborhood. 3. Treating visits should be confined to the 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. timeframe. 4. Residents who wish to welcome treaters should light their front exterior light as a sign of their hospitality. 5. Children should call only at homes with their outside lights glowing. 6. Halloween costumes should be light in color, short enough to prevent tripping and non-flammable. Reflection tape, so they “glow” in the beam of a car’s headlights, should be placed on clothing. 7. Follow the basic pedestrian rules: a. Cross only at corners, never between parked cars, and never diagonally across an intersection. b. Look in all directions before crossing the street. c. Watch for and obey all traffic lights and stop signs. d. Walk, never run, across the street. e. Use sidewalks, not the street, for walking. f. Wait on the curb, not in the street, until the street is clear to cross. 8. Motorists should be alert and use extreme caution during the treating time. 9. Children should carry a flashlight in their bag for added visibility. 10. Bring your treats home so parents can see them and don’t eat treats that are not wrapped. Please report all suspicious activities to the Police Department at once by calling 9-1-1 or 216-475-1234. .

In memory of Garfield Heights Patrolman Hubert J. Smykowski, End of Watch 10/5/1976

The male pictured stole a large amount of candy from Speedway on 9-21-17. If anyone can identify him please contact the Garfield Heights Police Detective Bureau at 216-475-5840.

Garfield Heights Detectives are looking for help in the identification of this man who has stolen several thousand dollars worth of candy from Speedway over the past several months. If you have any information please contact the Garfield Heights Detective Bureau at 216-475-5686. Thank you.

There have been numerous houses broken into during overnight hours on the southern portion of Garfield Heights. In the incidents, the homes are entered through unlocked windows and purses are then taken. Surveillance video has captured the individual shown in the photo. If anyone can identify him please contact the Garfield Heights Police Department Detective Bureau at 216-475-5686.

Today we remember our fallen brother: Dennis N. Glivar. EOW: 08/14/1994.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the safety fair at Summer Fest 2017. A special thanks to our future Police Officers.

Handel's Ice Cream at 5050 Turney Rd. is looking to hire a manager for that location. The salary is $30,000/year and includes a full benefits package. The hours are 2 PM to 10 PM and will include some weekends. If you have any interest please contact Leonard Fisher at the phone number or email below. Thank you. Handel's Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt 3830 Starr Centre Drive Canfield, OH 44406 330.702.8270 Fax 330.702.8290 E-mail:

On 7/16/2017 the BP Gas Station at 11250 Granger Rd. was robbed. The suspect was a white male wearing a red sweatshirt with a purple mask over his face. He brandished a tire iron and left eastbound on Granger with an unspecified amount of money. If you have any information as to his identity, please contact the Garfield Heights Detective Bureau at 216-475-5686. Thank you.

We are looking to identify two suspects from a burglary which occurred on 6/6/17 at the Boulevard Convenient store on Garfield Blvd. If you have any information as to their identities please contact the Garfield Heights Detective Bureau at 216-475-5686. Thank you.

Thank you to the American Legion Riders for this certificate of appreciation. It truly was our honor and our pleasure.

We thank everyone for their help in this matter.

PLEASE BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR : 2010 Nissan Rogue black in color with Ohio plate DHF6086 Driven by a 77-year old male, Henry Fryerson, who suffers from dementia. He left in the above vehicle with his two-year old grandson at approximately 2:49 PM from 13005 Oak in Garfield Heights. Mr. Fryerson does not have cell phone and no possible destinations are known at this time. If you know the whereabouts of Mr. Fryerson or this vehicle please contact the Garfield Heights Police Department at 216-475-1234. Thank you.

Missing Person Missing since 05/17/2017 Last seen in the area of Thraves and Alice Ct. Alice Franklin: 80 year old female. 5'3, 160lbs white and brown hair cut short. Known to frequent Sunoco (Turney/Rockside) and also the Garfield Mall area (Save A Lot, Marcs, Big Lots). Franklin doesn't drive and typically walks everywhere. If seen please contact Garfield Hts Police Department 216-475-1234.