Oakwood Village Police Department

  • Agency: Oakwood Village Police Department
  • Address: 24800 Broadway Ave, Oakwood Village, 44146 OH
  • Chief: Robert Semik (Chief of Police)
Phone: 440-232-1035
Fax: 440-232-6728

Oakwood Village Police Department is located at 24800 Broadway Ave, Oakwood Village, 44146 OH. The Chief of Police of the department is Robert Semik. The Oakwood Village Police Department phone number is 440-232-1035.

Oakwood Village Police Department News

Attention to all motorists traveling from Streetsboro, Twinsburg, on 480 westbound (towards Cleveland) - On Friday, April 20, crews will close all lanes of 480 westbound at SR 82/Aurora Road and the SR 82/Aurora Road and SR 91/Darrow Road entrance ramps to 480 westbound at 9 p.m. through 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21 in order to perform pavement repairs. 480 westbound motorists will be detoured via SR 82 westbound to I-271 northbound in Macedonia. On Saturday, April 21, the right lane will remain closed on I-480 westbound ramp to I-271 northbound from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. to complete pavement repair operations.

271SB Construction - The Contraflow lane will be open during the lane stripping BUT you will NOT be able to get off at the Broadway/Forbes exit!

271 CONSTRUCTION UPDATE Starting now til approx 2:30pm on 271SB at the 422 overpass lanes will be shutdown periodically for 10-15 minute increments for lane stripping.

271 Construction Update - The 271-southbound contra flow lane is now open. REMEMBER when using this lane, you WILL NOT be able to use the Broadway/Forbes exit! We ask that you are careful and pay attention to the lane markings and signs for ALL southbound lanes until November as they will change several times. Please do not be a distracted driver in this construction zone as it only increases the chances of unnecessary accidents.

271 N/S Road Construciton Overnight Tuesday, April 10 • From 7:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. there will be a left lane closure on I-271 southbound near the Broadway Ave. entrance ramp for paving. • From 9 p.m. to 7 a.m., there will be a right lane closure on I-271 southbound between the I-480 merge (mm 25) and south of Tinkers Creek (mm 24) for striping. • From 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. there will be a right lane closure on I-271 northbound between north of Ledge Rd. in Macedonia and the I-480 merge for striping. Overnight Wednesday, April 11 • At 6:30 p.m. there will be a left lane closure on I-271 southbound near the entrance ramp from Broadway Ave. for striping. • At 8 p.m. a left lane closure will occur on I-271 southbound near the I-480 overpass, extending down to Broadway/Forbes. When the lane reopens at 6 a.m. on Thursday, there will be a contraflow configuration in place, with the left lane of I-271 southbound maintained on the northbound side of I-271. Note: Motorists who take the left contraflow lane will not be able to exit at Broadway/Forbes. What is a contraflow lane? A contraflow lane moves in the opposite direction of the traffic surrounding it. Pictured right: Last year's I-271 northbound contraflow lane. For more information contact: D12.public.information@dot.ohio.gov ________________________________________ Upcoming pavement repairs... Beginning at 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, all lanes of I-271 southbound will be diverted to the left contraflow lane to repair pavement between Rockside Rd. and Columbus Rd. in the right lane. All lanes will reopen by 6 a.m. Friday. ________________________________________

Happy Birthday 3rd K9 Argo! Thank you to our friends at Grand Oaks/Embassy Healthcare in Oakwood Village for the gift of dog food and the cupcakes!

OVPD's K9 Argo & Officer Wendl will be showing off their abilities to catch the "bad guys" at the grand opening for AlphA and Omega Dog Training at 26405 Broadway Ave, in Oakwood Village on Saturday, March 24, 2018. The event starts at noon and demonstations will be at 1pm & 3 pm highlighting obedience - the most important foundaton of police dog work. It will help children and adults see the resourcfulness of a dully trained police dog. AlphA and Omega asks that you not bring your own canine to this event due to safety reasons. Canines will be invited to an event in April!

Thank you to our friends at Grand Oaks/Embassy Healthcare who celebrated National K9 Veterans Day on March 13, 2018 with the OVPD. K9 Argo and his handler, Officer Wendl demonstrated their drug detection abilities to the residents and staff. Officer Wendl was presented with a gift basket of treats and toys for K9 Argo. National K9 Veterans Day is the official birthday of the US Army K9 Corps, which was formed in 1942. Joseph White, a retired military working dog trainer, originated the idea for the day.

The Oakwood Police Department (Cuyahoga) is looking for a man accused of threatening to shoot his sister and leading police on a chase. Police were called to Wright Avenue in Oakwood Village at about 3:30 a.m. Friday. The victim told dispatch she got into an argument with her brother. Alphonso McPherson (Photo courtesy: Oakwood police) Oakwood police said the suspect, identified as 27-year-old Alphonso McPherson, got a gun from his room, racked a round into the chamber and put it against the woman’s head, threatening to kill her. The victim broke free and called 911. When police arrived, McPherson was backing into the street. As the two officers got out of the patrol car, the suspect accelerated and attempted to run down one of them, according to the department. The officers fired four shots at McPherson’s car, but it is unknown if he was hit. Police chased him through Bedford and into Bedford Heights, where he got onto Interstate 480 westbound. At one time, it appeared McPherson was slowing down to flee on foot, but then drove at speeds near 90 mph. The pursuit was called off because of the suspect’s reckless nature and the dangerous road conditions. McPherson should be considered armed and dangerous. He was driving a silver, four-door 2002 Ford Taurus with license plate HIB 9071. If you see the suspect or his vehicle, immediately call 911.

OVPD wants everyone to arrive home safely on Super Bowl Sunday. Just as the teams are preparing for the game, be sure you prepare and recruit a designated driver!

271 Construction Update I-271 Widening, Bedford, Bedford Heights, Warrensville Heights and Oakwood… TODAY, January 25, 2018 the following ramp and lane closures will take place to complete pavement repairs: • The ramp from Miles Rd. to I-271 south will close from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Westbound Miles Rd. traffic will be detoured to Northfield Rd. to enter I-480 eastbound/I-271 southbound. Eastbound Miles Rd. traffic will be detoured to Richmond Rd., north to Emery Rd. and then south on Northfield Rd. to enter I-480 eastbound/I-271 southbound. • Right lane closure on I-271 southbound near Rockside Rd. from 9 a.m. to noon. • Left lane closure on I-271 southbound near the U.S. 422 interchange from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. • Right lane closure on I-271 northbound near the Broadway/Forbes entrance ramp from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Winter Care for Seniors from FEMA https://www.fema.gov It’s a good idea to check on elderly loved ones regularly or, if you live out of town, make arrangements for neighbors to check in and provide their number to call in an emergency. With your help, older adults can enjoy the winter months safely. Winter is an especially important time to keep an eye on seniors to make sure they are living as safely as possible. In addition to cold weather, ice and snow, the winter season can bring health problems and injury to senior citizens. That’s why it’s important for relatives and friends to check in with their older adult family members, friends and neighbors. Here are a few things to keep in mind:  Falls are a concern for seniors. Putting road salt, cat litter or sand on sidewalks, steps and driveways will make these areas as slip-free as possible. Seniors should also wear boots with non-skid soles to make a fall less likely to occur. Older adults, especially those with heart disease or high blood pressure should LEAVE SHOVELING TO OTHERS!  Cold temperatures make senior citizens susceptible to hypothermia, a dangerous drop in body temperature. Older adults tend to produce less body heat than younger people and it’s hard for them to tell when the temperature is too low. Learn the warning signs of this weather related illness and how to prevent it.  Keep indoor temperatures no lower than 55 degrees. If going outdoors is necessary, dress in layers to stay warm. Wearing two or three thin layers of loose-fitting clothing is warmer than a single layer of thick clothing.

Please be safe for yourself and others on the road this New Year's Eve!

The OVPD urges you to be responsible when celebrating this holiday season. Use a designated driver to get everyone home safely if you are drinking.

The OVPD hosted its Shop with a Cop event on Saturday, December 16th. The department raised funds by selling raffle tickets for a 55" LG Smart TV along with donations made by area businesses. We want to thank R & T Roadside Service, Bedford Eagles Club, Rich's Towing, United Survey, Geotech, S & E Machine, Macedonia Target and Twinsburg Gionino's. After shopping, the kids returned for lunch a gift wrapping session! Also, thanks to the many Officers and volunteers who helped shop and wrap the presents!

271 Construction Update---- Widening, Bedford, Bedford Heights, Warrensville Heights and Oakwood… On Friday, December 8 the Rockside Rd. entrance ramp to I-271 northbound will close. Detour will be posted. Various lane closures will take place between Forbes Rd. and Solon Rd. to switch traffic between 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday. This traffic switch will eliminate the I-271 northbound far left “contraflow” lane.

So....Your headed to the family gathering and strategically packed the car with your belongings, the kids and even food! Don't forget to buckup for your safety. The OVPD wishes you safe and happy travels this holiday season.

FORBES ROAD CONSTRUCTION WORK Wednesday thru Friday Nov 1st, 2nd & 3rd from 7:30a-3:30p Construction will take place in the eastbound lane of Forbes between First Place and Fair Oaks. There will be one open lane in each direction at all times.

I-271 Construction Update for Bedford, Bedford Heights, Warrensville Heights and Oakwood… On Friday, October 26 at 8 p.m. through 6 a.m. a temporary traffic pattern change will take place within the I-271 widening work zone. At 8 p.m. the left lane of I-271 northbound will be closed from north of Forbes Rd. to I-480. Motorists who do not take the far left “contraflow” lane to remain on I-271 northbound will be directed to I-480 westbound. Signage will be in place on I-480 westbound to detour motorists wishing to head to I-271 northbound or U.S. 422. Various lane closures will take place on I-271 southbound overnight Friday for striping operations.

The OVPD partners with the Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center (DVCAC) to offer resources to those affected by abuse. The DVCAC offers programs, services and a 24 hour helpline for anyone in crisis. Check out their website for more information - https://www.dvcac.org/ Get Help Now! - If you need immediate assistance, please call our 24-Hour Domestic Violence Helpline at 216-391-HELP(4357). We can assist you with crisis intervention, intake for services, general information on domestic violence and referrals for resources in the community. Non-Emergency Help - If you have non-emergency questions, please go to https://www.dvcac.org. If you are outside of the Greater Cleveland area, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE.

Trick or Treating in Oakwood Village will be on Tuesday, October 31st from 6p-8p. Going trick-or-treating? Be safe by following these tips--- Swords, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible. Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult. Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you. Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat. Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. WALK and don’t run from house to house. Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation. Look both ways before crossing the street. Use crosswalks wherever possible. Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses. Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe. Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls. Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers. Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Never accept rides from strangers. Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

GAS LEAK UPDATE The leak has been repaired and Broadway has re-opened.