Lancaster Police Department

  • Agency: Lancaster Police Department
  • Address: 130 S Broad Street, Lancaster, 43130 OH
  • Chief: David W Bailey (Chief of Police)
Phone: 740-687-6680
Fax: 740-687-6687

Lancaster Police Department is located at 130 S Broad Street, Lancaster, 43130 OH. The Chief of Police of the department is David W Bailey. The Lancaster Police Department phone number is 740-687-6680.

Lancaster Police Department News

**UPDATE ON FIRE INVESTIGATION** On March 3, 2018, at approximately 02:52am the Lancaster Police Department received a 911 call from persons located at 603 McKinley Avenue, Lancaster, Ohio. The caller reported the the house was on fire while speaking with dispatchers. The Lancaster Police Department and Lancaster Fire Department responded to 603 McKinley Avenue in response to the active fire. Upon arrival, Lancaster Fire Department personnel located a deceased male inside the residence. Lancaster Police Department investigators responded to the scene and worked with the Fairfield County Coroner's office investigator to assess the incident and speak with witnesses. The deceased was identified as 64 year old, Carl R. Fauble. Mr. Fauble was the only casualty of the fire and additional person(s) inside the residence escaped without injury. Lancaster Police Department investigators will continue to gather information relating to the incident.

On March 3, 2018, at approximately 02:52am the Lancaster Police Department responded with the Lancaster Fire Department to the 600 block of McKinley Avenue. At this time, Lancaster Police Department investigators are collecting information surrounding the fire that ultimately led to the death of a male subject. Further details will be released at the appropriate time(s).

Sgt. Remington was hired by the City of Lancaster January 18, 1993. He moved to Lancaster, Ohio from Tacoma Washington to be closer to family in September of 1991. He served in the United States Navy and the Army. He attended Basic Peace Officer Training at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy Class 81, where he received his O.P.O.T.A. certification. Sgt. Remington has worked in various assignments throughout his tenure with the department. He has served in DARE and the Community Services Unit. He taught DARE classes at Rushville Middle School on his own time to provide the service to that area. He served in the Detective Bureau, the property room, and in the patrol division, both as an officer and supervisor. He was awarded the Brett Markwood Award in 2003. He was nominated for it again in 2007. Mark was promoted to Sgt. On June 5, 2017. He has assisted with the Fairfield County Coroner’s Office as an investigator since 2005. He volunteered with the Bremen-Rushcreek Volunteer Fire Department volunteering as a Paramedic from 2001 until 2015. During that time he was the association president twice and received the K of C Blue Coat Award. Mark was severely injured when he was struck by a car on December 28, 1995. 15 months and 13 surgeries later Mark returned to the street. Serving is such a large part of his fabric that he could not step away from the job. Mark has always maintained his honor and a sense of duty. Congratulations on your retirement, Mark! Well done.

Our 2017 Annual Report is available for viewing via this link!

LOCATED: 12 year old reported missing yesterday. Thank you!

The Lancaster Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred at 7:38 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at the Casa Grande Motel (2479 E. Main St. Lancaster, OH). We can confirm one female victim was dead on arrival. We are not releasing her name at this time pending contact with next of kin. A weapon was recovered at the crime scene, and a male found at the scene has been detained. The Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) has been consulted and is sending their crime scene processing unit to assist.

***Anonymous School Shooting Threat*** On Thursday, February 22, 2018, a female student from Lancaster High School received a phone call on her cell phone at approximately 6:50 P.M. She did not recognize the number, so she did not immediately answer the call. She later returned the call and heard the voice of another female. The female suspect asked the student who was calling. The suspect replied, “Don’t go to school tomorrow. There’s going to be a shooting.” The suspect did not mention any particular school. The student told her parents and police officers about the call. Unsuccessful attempts were made to call back and reach the suspect. The female student’s brother then sent out text messages to his contacts warning others the caller claimed Lancaster High School was going to be the target of a shooting. His message was repeatedly shared on social media and texting applications until dozens of callers notified Lancaster Police Department about the threat. As a result, classes at Lancaster High School were cancelled today. Detectives were called in last night to investigate the threat. Working throughout the night, detectives followed up leads until 5:30 A.M. However, no suspect has been arrested at this time. The Lancaster Police Department’s Detective Bureau is continuing to investigate the threat. Anyone having additional information regarding this case is asked to call Detective Kurt Humbert at (740) 687-6680, Ext. 4539.

It is with a heavy heart that we ask your thoughts and prayers for fellow officers and their families at the Westerville Police Department. Two of their officers were shot and killed today on an otherwise quiet Saturday afternoon. This job changes lives in an instant. We will never back down and continue to change the lives we are responsible for, our community, for the good. We will stay vigilant and steadfast in our effort to stand in path of every evil that threatens our cause. We have your six, City Government of Westerville, Ohio

The missing person reported earlier this evening (02.07.2018) has been located. Thank you for all of your assistance!

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A big congratulations to our very own, Officer Ernie King #1287! Ofc. King received the first ever Rising Dawn award this morning for his efforts in utilizing a life saving medication to an unresponsive individual just last month resulting in a life saved. Representatives from the Fairfield Medical Center were on hand to present the award accompanied by Ofc. King’s shift mates.

The Lancaster Police Department is excited to announce the hiring of two new police officers. Congratulations to Officer Greg Zingarelli and Officer Luke Ayers, as they were sworn in to the Lancaster Police Department, by the honorable Judge David Landefeld, at the Fairfield County Municipal Court, on Monday, January 22, 2018. Officer Greg Zingarelli will be attending the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy on Monday, January 29, 2018. Officer Luke Ayers will begin working second shift with his Field Training Officer on Monday, January 29, 2018.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” ~Martin Luther King JR.

Please join us in congratulating Officer Rod Sandy #63 in his receipt of the Brett Markwood Award!

Fourth search warrant in as many weeks: On January 3rd, 2018, The Lancaster Police Department served a search warrant on a problematic residence in the South Mount Pleasant area netting four physical arrests for drug related crimes and/or outstanding warrants. This was the fourth search warrant served in four weeks by the Lancaster Police Department for drug related offenses. Warrants for problematic residences have been served in the areas of Second Street, Welsh Avenue, and Harrison Avenue in addition to this most recent action taken. Officers from the department’s third watch have conducted these investigations with tremendous input from community members. These residences created severe quality of life issues for the neighborhoods. The community worked hard to impact their operations. These investigations have been unique in that neighborhood members directly communicated with our officers as they were able to work hand in hand to come to a resolution. We would like to emphasize that operations like this take time, information, and most of all a willingness to not allow others to negatively impact our community.

Officer Jim Marshall #199 with his 2017 DARE graduating class at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School. The 5th grade class graduated Tuesday, December 5, 2017, after a 12 week curriculum. They ended their graduation ceremony with a chance to speak with four high school peer role models, and a Pizza Party. Congratulations graduates!

On Saturday, December 9, 2017, officers from the Lancaster Police Department, along with members of the Lancaster Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association (LCPAAA), participated in our annual “Shop with a Cop” event at Wal-Mart in Lancaster. Fairfield County Job and Family Services provided us with twenty five children who participated in this year’s event. Each child had the opportunity to shop with a Lancaster Police Officer, and an Alumni member. This event is made possible through donations from the LCPAAA, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 50, Wal-Mart, Fairfield Medical Center, Conner Insurance Agency, City of Lancaster employees, as well as numerous private donors.

FYI: Both juveniles (Heisa/Cook) we requested assistance in locating on December 6 have returned home. Thank you for your assistance.