We would like to recognize our dispatchers this week for all their hard work and dedication. Thanks you for all that you do.
Mayfield Heights Police Department is located at 6154 Mayfield Road, Mayfield Heights, 44124 OH. The Chief of Police of the department is Joseph Donnelly. The Mayfield Heights Police Department phone number is 440-442-2323.
We would like to recognize our dispatchers this week for all their hard work and dedication. Thanks you for all that you do.
Please take a look at the pictures below. These two are wanted for thefts of wallets in several cities in northeast Ohio. One of the thefts occurred in our city on 2-18-2018. Please remember always be aware of your surroundings and if you have a purse keep it closed and near you at all times. Any information on these two suspects please call Detective Rotunno at 440-442-2323 ext. 229.
Congratulations to the newest members of our Auxiliary Police Unit!! Dan Loprich, Amy Loprich, Paul James and Jim Mackenzie. Thank you!!
Do you know a kid that has an interest in Law Enforcement? Whether they have expressed an interest in Law Enforcement as a career or just want something cool to do on a couple Saturdays in April, sign up for the 2-day C.A.T.S. academy (Citizens Academy for Teenage Students). This will be our 3rd annual teen police academy. Teens living in the Mayfield School District (Mayfield Hts, Mayfield Village, Highland Hts, or Gates Mills) in the 8th thru the 12th grade are eligible to participate. They will experience many hands-on activities including processing a mock crime scene, being a member of the SWAT Team, Bomb Squad, or Hostage Negotiation Team. There will also be a K-9 demonstration and will meet many of the officers on the Mayfield Heights Police Department as well as a few from Mayfield Village PD. C.A.T.S. will be held on Saturday, April 14th AND Saturday, April 21st from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. If interested you can register on-line through the Mayfield Heights city website under the Parks & Recreation Department’s Programs: 2018 Youth Community Classes: https://www.activityreg.com/selectactivity_t1.wcs Lunch will be provided both days. Class size is limited to 20 kids.
In light of the recent school shooting in Parkland Florida, we have decided to spend the next Neighborhood Watch meeting conducting A.L.I.C.E training. A.L.I.C.E. stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate. It is a nationally recognized training program for responding to an active shooting in schools, places of business, or other public places. A.L.I.C.E. teaches a mindset that maximizes your chance for survival if ever faced with an active shooter situation. Lt. Rodney Leonard is a certified instructor for the program and will be presenting the A.L.I.C.E. training. All of the students and teachers in the Mayfield School District have been through the training but we thought that residents may want to attend this informative training as well. Please join us on Tuesday, March 6th at 6:00pm in the Mayfield Heights City Hall Council Chambers for this free program. The presentation will last approximately one hour.
NOTICE! We had a full size iPad in an OtterBox case turned in as Found Property on Saturday 2/17. This was found on Mayfield Road in front of Dairy Queen. It still works. If you lost your iPad or know someone who did, please contact Ptl. Fratantonio at #440-442-2323. You will need to verify ownership before picking this up. Thank you!
JUST A REMINDER UNBUCKLED TRAFFIC CRASHES THIS YEAR: 1,252
Neighborhood Watch Meeting: Tonight @ 6pm in the City Hall Council Chambers (the meeting will begin promptly at 6pm) Meeting Agenda • Assistant County Prosecutors and Detectives will give factual information and answer questions about the homicide that occurred on Ranchland Drive in December 2017 • Detectives will also discuss other cases that they have been working on • Mayor DiCicco and Chief Bittner will present two residents with Community Partnership Awards for their roles in crime prevention • Information about the C.A.T.S. Academy (teen police academy) • Tips to prevent being a victim of car theft / car-jacking • Information about the Safe Passages Initiative for those suffering from opioid addiction The Neighborhood Watch meets the first Tuesday of every month at 6pm in the City Hall Council Chambers (6154 Mayfield Road, Mayfield Heights). The meeting typically lasts about an hour. This is your chance to ask questions and receive information about what’s going on in our community. Hope to see you there!
Just a reminder for the big game this weekend.
At around 2:20 p.m. our officers responded to a Marnell address involving an elderly male. The incident could have posed a safety risk to all involved. Lander school was called and the delay of afternoon dismissal was put on hold until the all clear was given to the school. The situation was resolved without incident. Thank you for your understating during this incident.
Good morning. We just wanted to remind everyone that we will be having our first Neighborhood Watch Meeting of the year on Tuesday February 6th at 6:00pm. It will be held in the City Hall Council Chambers. Please come out and see us, we look forward to seeing some new faces along with our long time members!
Please contact our Community Operations Office to schedule an assessment on your home.
Official Release: On Friday Dec. 22nd, 2017 at 7:14pm MHPD received a 911 call from the resident at 1310 Ranchland Dr. reporting that he had just come home and discovered his house was broken into and there was a dead body inside. The Coroner’s Office later identified the body as Phillip Moore, a 17yr. old Euclid resident. Our investigation led to the arrest of Dewayne Gatson (3/28/1998). The victim Phillip Moore and suspect Dewayne Gatson had been working together and planned the burglary of the Ranchland home. On Dec. 29th, 2017 an arrest warrant for Murder 2903.02 F-1 was issued for Gatson. On Dec. 30th, 2017 Gatson was arrested without incident at his residence (666-8 Turney Rd.) in Bedford. Gatson is currently being held without bond at the Mayfield Heights Police Department. Special thanks to the FBI and the Bedford Police Department for their assistance with this investigation.
Safe Passages Initiative Police-assistance for opiate addiction The police departments of Highland Heights, Lyndhurst, Richmond Heights, Mayfield Heights, and Mayfield Village announce the launch of a “Safe Passages Initiative,” a program that encourages opioid addicted persons to seek help and can expedite their placement into treatment. Starting December 19, 2017, persons in these Hillcrest communities suffering from an opioid-related addiction and want help, may walk into any of these Police Departments, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm, and receive expedited placement into an appropriate detox or treatment program, without fear of arrest. Persons coming in will be interviewed by a trained department member who has received special training. Paperwork and a short interview will be completed, followed by arrangements for placement with the most appropriate detox or treatment provider. Placement may not be immediate, but is expected to take less than 72 hours. The Police Departments of Highland Heights, Lyndhurst, Richmond Heights, Mayfield Heights, and Mayfield Village, in 1972, joined together to form a law enforcement partnership known as the Suburban Police Anti-Crime Network (S.P.A.N.). Since then S.P.A.N. has shared training and resources to maximize law enforcement and crime prevention services, while reducing costs. Our “Safe Passages Initiative” is supported by the S.P.A.N. mayors and police chiefs who recognize the need to also provide assistance to those suffering with opioid addiction who are ready to seek help. The “Safe Passages Initiative” will be overseen by S.P.A.N.’s Drug Enforcement Unit - which will continue to aggressively target drug traffickers who prey on our communities and our residents. Members of the drug enforcement unit recently participated in the inaugural law enforcement summit hosted by PAARI (Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative) in Boston, MA. “Our officers were able to network and learn best practices from law enforcement professionals who traveled to Boston from 27 different states, sharing with us how they manage and implement their outreach and intake programs.” – According to Michael Scipione, Commander of the S.P.A.N. Drug Enforcement Unit. Similar programs are currently in use by the Berea, Olmsted Township, Bedford, Newburgh Heights and Strongsville Police Departments. Residents of Highland Heights, Lyndhurst, Richmond Heights, Mayfield Heights, and Mayfield Village, seeking help through the Safe Passages Initiative, may appear at any S.P.A.N. Police Department, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 p.m., or call anytime for more information. We encourage them to bring a friend or family member who supports their path to recovery. Highland Heights Police Department 5827 Highland Road Highland Heights, Ohio 44143 440-442-1221 Lyndhurst Police Department 5301 Mayfield Road Lyndhurst, Ohio 44124 440-442-1234 Mayfield Heights Police Department 6154 Mayfield Road Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124 440-442-2323 Mayfield Village Police Department 620 SOM Center Road Mayfield Village, Ohio 44143 440-461-1234 Richmond Heights Police Department 27201 Highland Road Richmond Heights, Ohio 44143 216-486-1234 Any further questions or media inquiries regarding the S.P.A.N. “Safe Passages Initiative” can be directed to Detective Michael Scipione of the Lyndhurst Police Department 440-442-1234 or email@example.com
http://fox8.com/2017/12/18/cleveland-teacher-working-two-jobs-surprised-with-donations/ Helena Mitchell, is a 24 year old employee at Giant Eagle in Mayfield Heights is also a full-time high school teacher at Horizon Science Academy in Cleveland. She is an amazing example to us all! We’d like to thank Erin Sipos, a Mayfield Heights resident, for bringing Helena’s efforts to our attention and for organizing this special surprise.
Come out to Walmart on Saturday the 9th from 10:00am to 2:00pm for our 3rd annual Fill the Cruiser Food Drive event to help the less fortunate. The last couple years were a huge success and we were able to give to many needy families in the city. We will have a shopping list on for you on Saturday to look at. Come and set a new donation record for 2017!! We will see you all there!
UPDATE FROM LAST NIGHT As most of you have heard one of ours officers was injured on the freeway last night. He was injured while assisting another officer who was out investigating an accident. The officer was in his vehicle when he was struck from behind by and alleged impaired drive. The officer was taken to Hillcrest and released without any serious injuries. We would like to thank everybody for the phone calls and your continued support of our department.
To all those that have and are serving, Happy Veterans Day! Thank you for protecting our freedom and for the sacrifices that you and your families have made. For those that would like to give a little something back to our service men & women serving overseas, please consider stopping at the Mayfield Heights Walmart today between 11am-3pm to donate a couple items to the USO’s care packages. Lists of recommended items will be given out at the doors.
*********TRAFFIC ALERT******** This Sunday at 9:00 a.m. the girls on the run 5k will be taking place on Ridgebury. This will be the third year we have done this. Ridgbury Blvd. from Som to Lander will be closed for approximately an hour and a half. If you live on Ridgebury and need to get out at that time please park your car on one of the side streets before 8:45 am.
This Saturday, six local police departments – Gates Mills, Highland Heights, Lyndhurst, Mayfield Heights, Mayfield Village, and Richmond Heights, as well as the Cleveland Heights police academy cadets – are partnering with the United Service Organization of Northern Ohio (USO), the nation’s leading organization to provide support to servicemen and women overseas, for a care package donation drive. Join forces with local police and help bring a little bit of home to our soldiers by donating toiletries, snacks and more this Veteran’s Day from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Mayfield Heights Walmart (6954 Mayfield Road, Mayfield Heights, Ohio). Care package distribution request forms will be available on-site, courtesy of USO. Participants can sign up to add a family member or friend stationed overseas to the mailing list. Individuals will receive “care packages” of snacks and toiletries, letters and other donations from citizens grateful for their service to our country. “The support from the community through this Veteran’s Day Donation Drive sponsored by the Police and Walmart is so important,” said Anne Marie Hammond, USONO West Geauga Care Package Facility volunteer. “Our goal is to send ‘a bit of home’ to our deployed service members as they spend the holidays separated from loved ones. They are always appreciative of the donated items contained in the care packages.” The collection will kick off at 11 a.m. this Saturday at the Mayfield Heights Walmart.
Come in this weekend for your free Halloween glow sticks. While supplies last.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Girard Police Department along with the family and friends of Officer Justin Leo, who was killed in the line of duty on Saturday night.
http://www.cleveland19.com/clip/13788845/mayfield-heights-rolling-out-widespread-video-surveillance-law Thank you Channel 19 for a great story!