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

WPD Employees Compete in Ohio Police and Fire Games Last week, Ofc. Parr, Ofc. Baker, Ofc. Dillon, & Dispatcher Holman competed in the Ohio Police and Fire Games Golf event. The Games offers more than 35 events to participants and draws competitors from Ohio and beyond. Congrats to Dispatcher Holman and Officer Parr for taking home the Silver in their respective divisions as well as the Silver for the doubles group.

CAN YOU IDENTIFY THEM? Please share The trio shown here was involved in a "Quick Change" scam that resulted in a $500 theft from a local business. If you can identify the suspects, please give us a call at 614-237-6333. You can also text your tip to: 614-440-4853 or contact us through our anonymous tip line.

UPDATE 6/12/18 9:31am - Our phone lines are now working. Thank you for your patience! *PHONE OUTAGE* Our non-emergency lines are down. If you need police assistance please call 614-342-4240. Please use 911 for emergencies only.

Congrats to the WCPAAA Class of 2018!

PSA - IF YOU BRING DRUGS TO WHITEHALL....OUR NARCOTICS UNIT WILL FIND YOU The Whitehall Division of Police Narcotics Unit along with the Columbus Division of Police InTac Unit executed a search warrant on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 stemming from an investigation into Trafficking in Cocaine in the City of Whitehall. Detectives seized 273 grams of cocaine, $12,670 in cash, 21 grams of marijuana and 1 loaded handgun. Richard Watts, age 40, was arrested and charged with Possession of Drugs (F-1), Trafficking in Drugs (F-4) and Tampering with Evidence (F-3). He could later be indicted on a charge of Having Weapons under Disability (F-3) The Whitehall Police Department Narcotics Unit continues its fight against drugs in and around the community. Deputy Chief Dan Kelso stated “This is another example of a drug dealer that lived outside of the City of Whitehall but his drugs were making its way into our city. Our narcotics unit will go find dealers that bring it to 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

UPDATE 6/5/18 3:31pm Mr. Smith has been located Missing adult alert - Please Share Whitehall Police request help in locating Francis L. Smith, age 55. Francis walked away from his home in the 4000 block of Doney St. in Whitehall on 6/5/18 at approximately 6:00AM. Francis is considered a missing endangered adult due to health issues and medication he needs, but does not currently have. He should be approached with caution and could be suffering from hallucinations. He is described as a 55-year-old black male, 5-09, 212 lbs, bald, with brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a grey long sleeve shirt with white stripes. He wears glasses but does not have them with him. Anyone who sees Francis is requested to call the closest police department immediately as he may need medical attention.

This past Saturday, Ofc. Dompier and his partner K9 Summit had the privilege of participating in the 3rd Annual First Responders Day with Buddy Ball League of Grove City. Looks like Ofc. Dompier, K9 Summit and their buddy Hailey had a wonderful time. K9 Summit is now the fourth K9 Officer with our department.

A resident reported to us that they received a robo call from a number claiming to be the IRS and informed them they had issued a warrant for their arrest. This is a SCAM. If you receive calls like this you should hang up and NOT give out any information. For more information click on the link below.

If you are a the parent of a child with a phone you need to check this out. Great information on some apps that your kids might have on their phone that could put them in danger.

HAPPY FRIDAY! Future Officer Miller-Harrington stopped by last week and and got a picture with Officers Runyan and Schwarz. Thanks for stopping by!

PRESS RELEASE - Narcotics Unit Strikes Again The Whitehall Division of Police Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at 8131 Willow Brook Crossing Dr., Blacklick, OH 43004 on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018, stemming from an investigation into trafficking in drugs. Detectives discovered a large indoor marijuana grow in the basement of the residence. Detectives seized approximately 150 mature plants and approximately 30 lbs. of marijuana prepared for sale. Detectives also seized $3000 in cash and 19 grams of psilocybin mushrooms. Also found were various packaging materials, sprayers, gallon bags, lamps, bulbs, fans and other equipment commonly utilized in marijuana growing operations. Spencer Yingling, age 32 was arrested at the residence and charged with for Possession of Marijuana (F-2). The Whitehall Police Department Narcotics Unit continues its fight against drugs in and around the community of Whitehall. Deputy Chief Dan Kelso stated, “Whitehall Police will remain vigilant to stop illicit drug trafficking that is affecting our 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 #SaferWhitehall

Please welcome Officer Stonerock to the Whitehall community. #SaferWhitehall

Please take a few minutes and check out "Change the World". This video was made by ReAct students from Whitehall City Schools as they speak out against hate and bullying. You may notice a familiar SRO face in there! #makethechange

K9 Zara enjoying some outdoor time at the park with her partner Ofc. Jacobs. #SaferWhitehall #K9Zara

THESE AREN'T THE DRUGS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR (shameless Star Wars reference) The Whitehall Division of Police Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant on Thursday, May 24th, 2018 stemming from an investigation into Trafficking in Heroin and Fentanyl. Detectives seized $17,835 in cash, 190 grams of heroin/fentanyl, 122 prescription pills, 1 gram of crystal methamphetamine, numerous fraudulent credit cards and 1 stolen 9mm Sig Sauer handgun. The target of the investigation, Julian Sullivan, 28 years old, was arrested and charged with Possession of Drugs (F-1), Trafficking in Drugs (F-5) and Having Weapons under Disability (F-3). Further charges of Receiving Stolen property and Fraud are pending. The Whitehall Police Department Narcotics Unit continues its fight against drugs in and around the community. Deputy Chief Tracy Sharpless stated “This is another drug dealer taken off the streets whose heroin was making its way into Whitehall”. 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

PICTURE PERFECT Looks like Officers Medina and Scott made a new friend. Thanks to Officer Medina for sharing. “Channing walked out of target, walked over to me, opened her arms up and gave me a hug. Channing told Officer Scott and I she wanted to be a police officer when she grows up. She was so excited when she saw us and speaking to us. She definitely made my night!”

PHONE SCAM ALERT! A citizen reported to us that they received a phone from call from an individual who identified themselves as "Whitehall Legal Support" and our department's telephone number showed up on the caller id. This individual claimed that the citizen had a warrant through our agency and a bond needed to be paid immediately or they were going to be arrested. They even provided a case number to the victim. KEEP IN MIND 1 - We NEVER demand payment over the phone, nor have the ability to accept payment over the phone. All payments are made in person at our station. 2- Officers do make phone calls to individuals who have warrants with our department. They are instructed to turn themselves in at our department. No demand for payment over the phone is ever made. 3 - If you receive a call like this and are unsure, hang up and contact us on our non-emergency line at 614-237-6333.

CRIME ALERT - Please Share Over the past few weeks multiple car break-ins have been reported in the area of and surrounding Country Club Village. Don't make it easy for these thieves! Lock your doors and take your belongings inside so you don't become their next victim. If you have any information on these crimes, give us a call at 614-237-6333 or message us here.

REMEMBER HIM? Pedro Vega-Ramos has been identified as the suspect in our May 4th post. Thanks to the help of one of his victim's, officers were able to arrest Vega-Ramos and turn him over to the Franklin County Jail on multiple charges. You might also recognize him from a post last year where he was arrested for the same thing, and by the same officer.

Did you know that our K9 unit was paid for by our Law Enforcement Trust Fund and not taxpayer dollars?

CAN YOU IDENTIFY HIM? This male was observed on a home surveillance video trying to gain access into a car in the 3900 block of E Mound St. The male has a tattoo on his right forearm and appears to be carrying something in this left arm. If you can identify this person please give us a call at 614-237-6333 or send us your tips here.