Whitehall Police Department

  • Agency: Whitehall Police Department
  • Address: 365 S. Yearling Road, Whitehall, 43213 OH
  • Chief: Richard Zitzke (Chief of Police)
Phone: (614)237-6333
Fax: (614)237-6455

Whitehall Police Department is located at 365 S. Yearling Road, Whitehall, 43213 OH. The Chief of Police of the department is Richard Zitzke. The Whitehall Police Department phone number is (614)237-6333.

Whitehall Police Department News

Will you be attending tomorrow? Shared Hope International will be at Newlife Church Saturday from 1pm-3pm discussing Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking and How It Affects Our Kids, Families and Communities. #SaferWhitehall

MEET OUR NEWEST PAW PATROL! Pictured left to right are K9 Youg-al with handler Sgt. Wardlow, K9 Zara with handler Ofc. Jacobs, and K9 Bretti with handler Ofc. Hackney. Our K9's will be accompanying their handlers as they patrol the city daily. Two of the K9's are narcotics detection and the other is bomb detection. In addition, all of the K9's have the ability to track, suspect apprehension, find articles recently touched by humans, and handler protection. In the coming months a 4th K9 will be added to the force. #SaferWhitehall #PawPatrol

Don't Forget! This Saturday December 9th, Shared Hope International will be presenting Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking and how it affects our Kids, Families, & Communities. This will take place at 1pm at Newlife Church Whitehall.

CRIME DOES NOT PAY IN WHITEHALL On 12/02/17 the Whitehall Police Department with the assistance of the Reynoldsburg Division Of Police, conducted a fourth “retail theft blitz” concentrating on three (3) specific retail corridors in Whitehall. This blitz is a police saturation effort with a focus on shoplifters, thieves stealing from vehicles, and any other crimes occurring around retail establishments. The three areas targeted were the Great Eastern Shopping Center, the Town & Country Shopping Center, and the E. Main Street retail complexes around Walmart, 3567 E. Main St. The blitz took place with the cooperation of the retail establishments who work with police in identifying shoplifters and other criminal suspects. Over 20 officers and police support personnel were used for the operation. The operation produced 14 total arrests, 22 charges, with two wanted felons apprehended on warrants. Charges included theft, possession of drugs- crack cocaine, obstructing official business, and complicity to theft. A total of 10 shoplifters were arrested and slated into the county jail. Sgt. Chad Huntzinger, stated, “Our partnerships with the local retailers and the Reynoldsburg Division Of Police in conjunction with this theft blitz, yielded a large number of arrests resulting in a positive impact on our community.” This is an ongoing operation by the Whitehall Police Department as part of an overall police strategic plan that includes a concentrated effort to reduce theft. Whitehall Police have increased arrests for theft by 55%, resulting in a 16% reduction in robberies and a 35% reduction in burglaries. More theft blitzes, along with other covert theft reduction operations, will be planned in the coming weeks and months. If you are planning on coming to Whitehall to steal, you have been warned! #SaferWhitehall

**UPDATE** Yearling Road is now OPEN in both directions. Mayflower is CLOSED between Pineview and Yearling Rd.

ROAD CLOSURE Yearling Rd is closed in both directions at Mayflower Blvd due to gas leak in the area. It is unknown when the road is scheduled to be reopened. Please use Hamilton Rd or Robinwood Ave as an alternate. Updates will provided as soon as they become available.

DID YOU KNOW? In 2016, it was estimated that 1 in 6 endangered runaways were likely sex trafficking victims. Shared Hope International will be hosting an awareness event on Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking and how it affects our kids, families and communities. This event is scheduled to take place at New Life Church Whitehall this Saturday, December 9th from 1:00pm - 3:00pm.

NEED HELP IDENTIFYING ARSON SUSPECT Please share, your help is needed in identifying this arson suspect. On November 23rd at 8:34pm, the male in these photos was seen setting fire to a dumpster in the area of 882 S. Hamilton Rd. The male is described as heavy set, 250-300 lbs, with a beard. It appears he walks slowly with a limp and is believed to be slightly bow legged. If you have any information on this suspect please contact Det. McKittrick at 614-246-7428. You can also provide a tip anonymously through our anonymous tip line at 614-237-6333 or our text to tip line at 614-440-4853.

Did you know you can view crime activity in Whitehall? Check out the link below so to see all of the features Community Crime Map has to offer.

LOOKING FOR OWNER This wedding set was found by a citizen last week who had located it somewhere on E. Broad St. If you are the owner, please contact us at 614-237-6333 and reference report 17WHI-31555-OF. Note - you will need to provide proof of ownership! 📑

**UPDATE** The individuals in this photo have been identified. Thanks to everyone who shared!

WANTED PERSON - PLEASE SHARE Kavon Bosley M/B, 20 y/o 6'0/150 Bosley is wanted for 2 counts of Domestic Violence, Assault, and Aggravated Menacing. If you have any information on the location of this person please contact Whitehall PD at 614-237-6333.

K9 Youg-al has been here 2 weeks and walks around like he owns the place. #welcometowpd

LOOKING TO IDENTIFY SUSPECTS On Sunday, November 19th around 1:30pm, the suspects were seen on video causing significant damage to vehicles on the Byers lot. The suspects appear to be juveniles. They are seen approaching the lot from the south and exiting to the west towards Whitehall Drive. If you have any information on their identity, please contact Det. McKittrick at 614-246-7428.

MADD AWARD WINNER! Congratulations to Whitehall Police Officer Dustin Willis who recently received the MADD Award of Excellence. The MADD Award of Excellence is awarded to police officers who represent MADD's mission to end drunk driving, Officer Willis was nominated by Deputy Chief Dan Kelso for the award because of his commitment and dedication to making Whitehall a safer place. To date, Officer Willis has made over 600 traffic stops and 250 arrests. Of the arrests 21 were for OVI. Keep up the good work!

**UPDATE** The individuals in this photo have been identified. Thanks to everyone who shared! CAN YOU IDENTIFY THEM? On September 13th the individuals in the photo gained entry into the home of a developmentally disabled person by posing as door to door salesmen. While inside the home they took a 32" television. If anyone can identify them or has had similar incidents, please contact Det. Miller at 614-246-7427.

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PRESS RELEASE The Whitehall Division of Police Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant on Tuesday, November 7th stemming from a lengthy investigation. The search warranted was executed at 6493 Castenea Way, Canal Winchester, OH 43110. Seized in the search warrant was $4,095 cash along with 29 grams of cocaine and 3 firearms. One of the firearms was reported to be stolen. One arrest was made on the target of the investigation, Randall Odom. Pending charges include possession of cocaine, receiving stolen property, and having weapons under disability. "This man is responsible for bringing, selling, and distributing cocaine to Whitehall and the near east side of Columbus" said Narcotics Sergeant Jon Earl, "We are thankful to have him off of the street." The Whitehall Police Department Narcotics Unit continues it's fight against drugs in and around the community. Anyone with information may Text-A-Tip (anonymously) to the Whitehall Police Department at: 614-440-4853 or submit an anonymous tip online at http://www.whitehall-oh.us/194/Police

WHITEHALL WELCOMES INTERNATIONAL VISITORS Mayors from various cities in Columbia spent some time last week with Deputy Chief Sharpless to learn about local government in the United States.

ICYMI Our newest Auxiliary Officers were sworn in yesterday. Please give them a big welcome to Whitehall!

Look who stopped by to say hello! Whitehall Police Department's newest K9 Youg-al paid his new co-workers a visit today! In just a few short weeks you will see around the City with his handler Sgt. Wardlow.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is tomorrow October 28th. As a convenience to the community, we have a prescription drop box located in our lobby that is open 24/7. Feel free to stop by to safely dispose of your unused medication or check out where you can find an alternate location if you are not in the Whitehall area.

Congratulations to Whitehall Police Officer Nicol on receiving this well deserved award!

When NOT to Call 911 Although our dispatch center only handles a fraction of the call volume that CPD does, we certainly get our fair share of unnecessary 911 calls. Please take the time to watch this video and become familiar about when it is OK to call 911 and when it is not. For calls that are not an emergency, we do have a non-emergency line that goes directly to our dispatch center at 614-237-6333 which is available 24/7. Thanks to CPD for putting this together!