Montville Township Police Department - Geauga County

  • Agency: Montville Township Police Department - Geauga County
  • Address: 6665 Wadsworth Road, Medina, 44256 OH
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Montville Township Police Department - Geauga County is located at 6665 Wadsworth Road, Medina, 44256 OH. The Montville Township Police Department - Geauga County phone number is 330-725-8314.

Montville Township Police Department - Geauga County News

Effective tomorrow, Thursday June 28th, 2018, the Montville Township Service Department will have Guilford Road closed between Paradise Road and Good Road, for three separate culvert replacements. They anticipate having the roadway opened some in the middle of next week. Those that live on Guilford Road will still have access to their homes.

Last night, Trustee Brandon swore in Officer Jacob Getto and Auxiliary Officer Andy Brenner to the force. Both men recently completed the Police Academy and we are excited to welcome them to the force. If you are from the area and recognize either of these two names, it may be because Officer Getto is following in his father's and brother's footsteps in becoming a police officer, here in Medina County; and Officer Brenner is also well known to many Medina High School students and graduates, as his full-time job is Associate Principal of Medina High School. We are please to welcome both men to the force. Good Luck gentlemen and Stay Safe!

YOU'RE INVITED: Thursday is the Grand Opening of Spokes II, at Austin Badger Park. This unique collaborative effort between Montville Township and the owner of PeaceWorks - Spokes, brings coffee and refreshments along with bike and snow shoe rentals to the outdoor enthusiast. Spokes is a non-profit program that provides opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to do meaningful work here in Medina. David Clardy the director of the non-profit said "We want to bring our individuals into the community and give them a place where they can fit in and be gainfully employed". Montville Trustees and Staff are excited and proud to publicize this unique, collaborative accomplishment. Please join us on Thursday between 5pm and 10pm for the Grand Opening, and tour the new building.

Yesterday morning members of the Montville Police Department and Wadsworth Police Department participated in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics. The Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competition to 3.7 million adults and children with intellectual disabilities in more than 180 countries. We are proud to show our support to the Special Olympics athletes.

Spokes Cafe 2 employees stopped in to say hello! You can see from their smiles everyone is excited about the grand opening next week!! Please join us at Austin Badger Park Thursday, June 21st from 5-10pm

The Montville Police Department is seeking public assistance: Last Thursday, May 24th, a Good Samaritan stopped and helped change a tire on a blue Nissan Versa that was disabled on Sunburst Drive, (between Windfall Road and Montville Drive). If this was you, or someone that you know, we would like to speak with you to get more information. We would ask that you please contact Officer Joel Eckstine at 330-725-8314 Ext:1618. There may have been more to this than just a flat tire. Thank you in advance.

OFFICERS WEAR WHITE UNIFORM SHIRTS TO SHOW RESPECT FOR THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIFE: If you happen to see a Montville Police Officer today you will notice that they are wearing their white uniform shirt in observance of Memorial Day. Besides when they wear their “Class A Uniform” for funerals and other necessary occasions, Montville Officers wear their white uniform shirts on Memorial Day, 4th of July and Veteran’s Day to show respect to those whom the holiday is honoring. From all of us at the Montville Police Department, Happy Memorial Day.

Today, Officer Searle was recognized by Life Support Team (LST) for going above and beyond in helping an elderly township resident. As most of our residents know, our officers respond to most LST calls, as we typically get to the scene first, and all of our officers are trained in First Aid, CPR, Narcan, AED, Tactical Trauma Care and some of them are even certified EMTs. On one particular early morning call last year, Officer Searle responded with LST to a home where an elderly resident really needed to go to the hospital, but was afraid to leave her dog home alone - she had no family in the state. After over an hour of building a rapport with the resident, Officer Searle and the LST Medics finally convinced her to allow LST to transport her to the hospital, as long as Officer Searle came back when he got off work to check on her dog. What some thought was only going to be a short stay in the hospital for the woman, turned into an over three week stay. During those three weeks, Officer Searle took the dog home and integrated it with his family until the woman was released, all-the-while calling her to give her regular updates on how the dog was doing, and how it was getting along with his dogs. The woman has been in and out of the hospital several times since then, and to this day Officer Searle regularly calls and/or stops by her house to check on her. We share with LST in our appreciation of Officer Searle’s dedication and commitment to our residents and we appreciate the recognition by our partners at LST. This is just one of many examples that prove that we are stronger, and we serve the community better, when we all work together.

ICE CREAM WITH OFFICER PINKAS: Earlier in the school year Ralph Waite Elementary held a fundraiser in which over a dozen students won a raffle where the prize was "Ice Cream with Officer Pinkas". Today, School Resource Officer Pinkas, Chief Grice and Lieutenant Neil took the first round of raffle winners to McDonald's for Ice Cream Sundays.

The crash on Wadsworth Road at Sharon Copley has been cleared and the roadway is now open.

Montville Police, Fire and Life Support Team are on scene of a serious crash at Wadsworth (SR57) and Sharon Copley (SR162). Please avoid the area while we work to extricate the victims and clear the intersection.

In honor of National Police Week (MAY 13th-19th 2018) our officers will be wearing mourning bands around their badge to remember and honor those killed in the line of duty. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. The Memorial Service began in 1982 as a gathering in Senate Park of approximately 120 survivors and supporters of law enforcement. Decades later, the event, more commonly known as National Police Week, has grown to a series of events which attracts thousands of survivors and law enforcement officers to our Nation's Capital each year. The National Peace Officers Memorial Service, which is sponsored by the Grand Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police, is one in a series of events which includes the Candlelight Vigil, which is sponsored by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) and seminars sponsored by Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) National Police Week draws in between 25,000 to 40,000 attendees. The attendees come from departments throughout the United States as well as from agencies throughout the world. This provides a unique opportunity to meet others who work in law enforcement. In that spirit, the Fraternal Order of Police DC Lodge #1 sponsors receptions each afternoon and evening during Police Week. These events are open to all law enforcement personnel and are an experience unlike any other.

School Resource Officer Pinkas and Lieutenant Neil celebrated National Bike to School Day today with 170 other bicyclists who rode their bikes to school today at Ralph E. Waite Elementary. The first-ever National Bike to School Day took place on May 9, 2012, in coordination with the League of American Bicyclists’ National Bike Month. Almost 1,000 local events in 49 states and the District of Columbia joined together to encourage children to safely bicycle or walk to school. The event builds on the popularity of Walk to School Day, which is celebrated across the country – and the world – each October. Many communities and schools have been holding spring walk and bicycle to school events for years. National Bike to School Day provides an opportunity for schools across the country to join together to celebrate and to build off of the energy of National Bike Month. In celebration of Bike to School Month Ralph E. Waite Elementary is having a bike to school this week and H. G. Blake Elementary is having Bike to School Week next week. We plan on being in the neighborhoods and riding with the students both to and from school.

The entrance to Austin Badger Park off of River Styx is closed for a few days while a new driveway is poured. The park is still open and may be accessed via Blue Heron Trace utilizing the park parking lot and trails adjacent to the Blue Heron Event Center.

Congratulations to Ralph E. Waite's 5th grade DARE graduates. Chief Grice and Officer Pinkas enjoyed today's graduation ceremony.

UPDATE: 2PM THE ROAD IS NOW OPEN. We are on scene on a single vehicle non-injury crash on Bear Swamp south of Sharon Copley (SR 162). We will have the Bear Swamp closed for a couple hours.

The Montville Police are looking for another witness who was driving a small black SUV/Crossover (possibly a Kia Soul), traveling north on S.R. 57, at the time of Friday's head-on crash. The small black SUV was the vehicle that was passed by the silver pickup truck that caused the accident with the other two vehicles. We are asking for anyone who may have been driving this vehicle or knows who was, to contact Sgt. Chris LaFond at 330-661-0135 as we would like to speak with them to see if they could provide any additional information or observations of the crash.

UPDATE ON TODAY'S CRASH: At 5:51am the Montville Police Department along with Life Support Team and the Medina Fire Department responded to an injury crash in the 7000 block of Wadsworth Road. Preliminary information obtained thus far indicates that a 23yo female from Rittman was traveling north on Wadsworth Road (State Route 57) in a 2017 Black Kia Forte, when a light colored pickup truck passed another vehicle on a hill, over a double yellow line. As that vehicle was being passed, a southbound 2001 Tan Chevy Prizm, driven by a 21yo female from Medina, rapidly decreased speed and veered slightly off the right side of the roadway, in what appears to be an attempt to avoid colliding head-on with the truck. As the Prizm re-entered the roadway it collided head-on with the northbound Kia. Both drivers were the only occupants in their respective vehicles, and both were alert and conscious while on scene. The Kia's driver was transported by Life Support Team to Medina Hospital where she was flown to an area trauma center. The driver of the Prizm was entrapped in her car for an hour and was extricated by the Medina Fire Department. She was flown from the scene to an area trauma center. The truck that is believed to have caused the crash did not stop. ******************** Shortly before 1:00pm, with the help of witness information, our investigators located the light colored pickup truck, mentioned above, at a construction site in the City of Medina. The driver was identified as Michael J. Hostetler, age 23 of Fredricksburg, Ohio. As the result of our investigation Mr. Hostetler was arrested and incarcerated in the Medina County Jail on two counts of Aggravated Vehicular Assault. Our investigators are working closely with Medina County Prosecutor Forest Thompson’s Office for review of potential additional charges

UPDATE: AT 1PM THE SUSPECT IN THE PICKUP TRUCK WAS LOCATED AND ARRESTED. SEE ADDITIONAL POST ON MONTVILLE POLICE FACEBOOK FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. UPDATE: AT 0915HRS THE ROADWAY WAS CLEARED AND REOPENED. Montville Police, Fire, LST and Life Flight are on scene of a serious head-on crash on State Route 57 North of Tower Road. State Route 57 will be closed for several hours, between Tower Road and Poe Road, while we investigate the crash. If this is your normal route of travel please find a new route and avoid the area. The Ohio Department of Transportation is setting up road closed signs.

Montville Police, Fire and Life Support Team are on scene of a minor injury crash at Wooster Pike and Lexington Ridge. Parents traveling to HG Blake Elementary should use caution in the area. The intersection is open with one lane blocked.

This is such a great way for our community to honor our Veterans, First Responders and all that perished on 9/11.

UPDATE: AS OF 2PM THE ROADWAY IS NOW OPEN. - State Route 57 is closed at Tower Road (between Poe and River Styx) due to a two-vehicle crash. We will have it open as soon as the vehicles can be removed from the ditch.

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Don't end up like Hanna, put the phone down and drive!