Wickliffe Police Department

  • Agency: Wickliffe Police Department
  • Address: 28730 Ridge Road, Wickliffe, 44092 OH
  • Chief: Randy E Ice (Chief of Police)
Phone: 440-943-1234

Wickliffe Police Department is located at 28730 Ridge Road, Wickliffe, 44092 OH. The Chief of Police of the department is Randy E Ice. The Wickliffe Police Department phone number is 440-943-1234.

Wickliffe Police Department News

UPDATE: DOG IS RETURNED TO OWNER. Thank you for your help!Found dog. Male very friendly. Found on Lloyd rd by state route 2. If this is your dog or know the owner, please call the Wickliffe police department. 440-943-1234

Convicted felon found asleep in car with loaded gun in his hand and more items from the weekend: On Sunday morning, 02-11-18, at about 2:00 am, an officer on routine patrol located an occupied car in a hotel parking lot. He found two people asleep in the car. A loaded .38 cal. revolver was found in the passnger's right hand. Several additional officers arrived and the occupants were awakened and removed from the car at gunpoint. The passenger; a 29 year-old Cleveland man, was found to be a convicted felon, and the gun was found to be stolen. The man was charged with improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property, and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. He was held at the Wickliffe Jail. Wickliffe officers seized about 50 firearms in 2017 and four have been seized so far this year. Most of the seizures occur on vehicle stops. The above incident highlights the ongoing dangers officers face when approaching vehicles that often contain weapons. Additional arrests over the weekend included three people with outstanding warrants, one male for OVI, and another male for obstructing police.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families, friends, and colleagues of the two Westerville, Ohio officers killed in the line of duty today. As you go about your day’s routine, please take a moment to reflect on the ultimate sacrifice they made in serving their community. https://www.10tv.com/article/2-westerville-police-officers-shot-and-killed-suspect-custody

A look at police activity over the weekend: On Friday, 02-02-2018 at about 10:00 pm, an officer stopped a car on Euclid Avenue at Rockefeller Road for a traffic violation. After investigation, the driver was cited for driving with a suspended license, one passenger was arrested for obstructing official business after lying about their identity to try and hide the fact they were wanted by Cleveland Police, and another passenger was arrested for felony carrying a concealed weapon after a loaded Jimenez .380 handgun was found on their person. Finally, two other occupants were cited for possession of marijuana paraphernalia and having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle. On Saturday, 02-03-2018 at about 10:45 am, a Wickliffe officer met a Warrensville Heights Police car at I271 and Chagrin Blvd to take custody of a man wanted by the Wickliffe Police on an outstanding warrant. The man was returned to the Wickliffe PD and processed into the jail. On the same date at about 11:00 am, officers were called to a Euclid Avenue parking lot for a possible auto theft call; a male was trying to get into a car with a metal hanger. It turned out that the keys had been locked in the car and the man was trying to open the door. On checking the male through a computer database, he was found to be wanted by the Mentor Police. He was taken into custody without incident and later turned over to Mentor PD. The officer used a police tool to unlock the car and retrieve the keys for the owner. At about 12:55 pm, an officer was dispatched to the 10100 block of Detroit Avenue in Cleveland to meet a Cleveland RTA Police Officer who had a man in custody who was wanted by the Wickliffe Police. The man was returned to the Wickliffe PD and booked into jail. At about 5:00 pm officers were dispatched to a family dispute on Truman Avenue. Officers were able to mediate the dispute without charges being filed. At about 6:50 pm, officers and paramedics were dispatched to a Wickliffe residence for a report that a 33 year-old woman had overdosed on heroin. The first patrol officer on scene administered two doses of narcan and the female eventually regained conciousness. She was treated by paramedics and the matter remains under investigation. At about 7:00 pm, an officer took a report anout a runaway 15 year-old boy. He left for school at about 7:00 am on 02-02-18 and hadn't returned home since. Officers located the young man at a friend's house and he was returned home. At about 10:20 pm, officers responded to a motor vehicle accident on East 286th Street. A car struck a telephone pole causing a two hour power outage in the area. On Sunday, 02-04-2018 at about 1:00 am, officers were dispatched to a Euclid Avenue apartment building for a report of an intoxicated male in the hallway who was causing a disturbance. Officers arrested the 56 year-old man for disorderly conduct and he was held at the Wickliffe Jail until he could "sleep it off." At about 5:30 am, officers assisted the Wickliffe Fire Department with a car fire at an East 293rd Street impound lot. Several cars at the lot were damaged in the fire, and an officer completed a report for insurance purposes. At about 4:10 pm, officers were dispatched to a domestic dispute at a Euclid Avenue apartment. The matter was resolved without criminal charges. At about 11:25 pm, an officer stopped a car near Lakeland and Worden and learned that the driver had just left the scene of an accident in Willowick. Officers stood by until Willowick PD arrived on scene and the driver was arrested for OVI. On Monday morning, 02-05-2018 at about 12:30 am, an officer stopped a car on Euclid Avenue near East 290th Street. Investigation led to the discovery of ten suboxone strips (a prescription drug) and the driver was arrested for possessing the items without a prescription, which is a felony drug abuse offense. The 28 year-old man's license was also suspended and he was wanted by the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office on felony charges. He was held at the Wickliffe Jail. In addition to the above incidents, officers stopped numerous cars and issued warnings and/or citations for offenses, and they resonded to other routine calls for service like business alarms, disturbances, and general reports. The above represents fairly typical police activity, and we thought you'd appreciate our "police blotter" for the weekend.

ARREST MADE IN C/W ATTEMPTED CAR JACKING: On 01-31-2018 at about 10:30pm Wickliffe Detectives and patrol officers arrested a 20 year-old Wickliffe man in c/w the attempted car jacking of a 66 year-old female that occurred on Talmadge Avenue on 01-30-2018. Detectives had been analyzing the videotape posted earlier on this page showing the suspect vehicle; a navy blue Chrysler 200 sedan. One of our supervisors who specializes in IT also viewed the video and we were eventually able to determine the license plate number on the car. Additionally, a Willoughby Police Officer and two Wickliffe residents contacted us with information about the vehicle. All of that led to a Grand Boulevard home in Wickliffe late last night. There, detectives located the car and a 20 year old suspect, who lives at the address with his girlfriend and her family. The male was taken into custody without incident, and follow up investigation led to the discovery of a Ruger semi-automatic handgun, surgical gloves, and a ski mask believed to have been used in the crime. A 15 year-old male from Euclid was identified as the driver of the suspect car, and the investigation will be forwarded to the Lake County Juvenile Court for possible charges against him. The 20 year-old was held at the Wickliffe City Jail and will be arraigned on a felony aggravated robbery charge later this date.

Crime alert: attempted car jacking. On 01-30-2018 at about 4:00 pm a 66 year-old female was unloading packages from her car parked in a driveway in the 900 block of Talmadge Avenue. She turned around and saw a tall, thin black male, about 16-20 years old, pointing a handgun at her. He demanded her car keys. The female was startled and her first instinct was to tell the male no. He demanded the keys again while putting the gun to her chest. After she would not give up the keys, the male fled southbound on Talmadge. Based on witness information, we are trying to identify the owner of the navy blue Chrysler 200 captured on video turning around in a nearby drive. Anyone with information is asked to call Wickliffe Detectives at 440-943-1234.

Some incidents from over the weekend: Four people were arrested on warrants, one male was arrested in connection with two counterfeit $50.00 bills that had been passed at a Wickliffe store, and one male was arrested for possession of cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and carrying a concealed weapon following a traffic stop. An officer stopped a car for speeding and the driver was arrested for OVI, and one juvenile was arrested for obstructing official business. Finally, two different drivers fled from officers on traffic stops. The first incident occurred at about 4:30 am on 01/27/2018 when an officer tried to stop a Mercedes leaving a Wickliffe hotel. The driver fled westbound onto IS 90 and the officer pursued for a few miles before breaking off due to the excessive speeds of the suspect car. The driver has been identified and arrest warrants are being obtained. The second incident occurred on 01/28/2018 at about 2:45 pm. An officer stopped a car on Lakeland Blvd. at the Lloyd Road freeway ramps. The officer had prior knowledge that the male driving the car was wanted by the Lake County Sheriff's Office. The suspect was also wanted by the Wickliffe Police on charges related to an earlier pursuit. The driver of the car initially stopped, but took off when the officer tried to order him out of the car. Wickliffe and Willowick officers pursued the suspect eastbound on SR 2 until the SR 44 exit. Officers stopped chasing at that time as the suspect's reckless driving was putting others at risk. Officers worked with Willoughby Police and the suspect was later located at a north Willoughby home and taken into custody. Multiple felony charges are pending against the man; who is currently in the Lake County Jail. The two incidents show that while officers may choose to stop pursuing a fleeing suspect, that does not mean he wont be held responsible for his actions.

Please join us in wishing Dispatcher Sandy Aker best wishes on her well deserved retirement. Dispatcher Aker retired after 30 years of public service, 28 of those years with the city of Wickliffe as both a dispatcher and a detective bureau specialist. Dispatcher Aker worked her last shift this evening and we all wish her the best. Enjoy your retirement Sandy, you've earned it!

OVER THE WEEKEND: Four people were arrested on warrants for failing to appear in court and other offenses; one runaway juvenile from Garfield Heights was found and returned home; one man was arrested for felony OVI; a man and a woman were arrested on various charges following a domestic related issue--he was charged with assault and criminal damaging, and she was charged with theft from an elderly person; a female was arrested for shoplifing from an area store, and another female was arrested on drug related charges after being found at a Wickliffe motel.

Officer fights with shoplifter and some other things from yesterday: On 01-17-18 at about 9:20 pm, Willowick Police received a report of a shoplifter at a grocery store on Lakeshore Blvd. The suspect was last seen on foot and a Wickliffe patrol officer spotted the man a short time later on Worden Road near Enid. The officer confronted the man who tried to run. The officer tackled the man and a short struggle ensued. The man was tasered and eventually handcuffed after additional officers arrived. A thanks goes out to the two citizens who came forward to help an officer in need. The man was held at the Wickliffe Jail on charges of assaulting an officer, obstructing police, and resisting arrest. The video is an example of how quickly an incident can escalate and it shows how officers must make quick decisions under stress. Luckily, nobody was seriously injured during the encounter, but the officer and the suspect received some scrapes and bruises. Also yesterday, a Wickliffe woman was arrested for domestic violence and two people were arrested for outstanding warrants.

Wickliffe/Willowick officers work together to rescue man from burning trailer: On 01-12-2018 at about 4:35 am, a man called 911 and reported that his mobile home was on fire. The incident occurred at Johnson’s Mobile Home Park located at the corner of East 305th Street and Euclid Avenue, in Willowick at the Wickliffe border. A Wickliffe patrolman arrived on scene within 20 seconds of the call and was joined by additional Wickliffe and Willowick officers. The 75 year-old resident was trapped by flames and the officers broke out a small window and used a halligan tool carried in patrol cars to enlarge the window opening enough for the man to be pulled from the burning trailer. The man was not injured during the incident. This is once again an example of how we operate closely with our neighboring agencies to provide critical response in times of need.

MAN ARRESTED FOR BURGLARIZING NEIGHBOR'S HOUSE AND SOME ADDITIONAL ITEMS FROM THE LAST SEVERAL DAYS: On Friday, 12-29-2017 at about 3:30 am, a Coulby Court resident awoke to noises and upon checking, found that a suspect had removed a window screen from the rear of the house and had forced open a window, gaining access to the home. The residents called 911 and officers were able to track footprints in the fresh snow as they traveled through several yards and crossed two different streets. The footprints eventually led to a house in the 1500 block of East 289th Street where officers located a 32 year-old Wickliffe man. After investigation, the man was arrested for aggravated burglary and held at the Wickliffe Jail. He was arraigned at the Willoughby Municipal Court later that same day and his bond was set at $50,000 cash/surety. The man had been staying with relatives at the East 289th street address for a few weeks before this incident occurred. Additional incidents over the weekend included the arrest of two people on firearms charges after an officer stopped a car and smelled marijuana. A search revealed some of the drug as well as a loaded handgun. A 36 year-old female; from Euclid, was charged with improper transportation of a firearm in a vehicle, and her 34 year-old passenger was charged with having weapons while under disability. Both subjects were held at the Wickliffe Jail. Other people were arrested over the weekend for domestic violence, carrying a concealed weapon, underage possession of alcohol, and outstanding warrants.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Douglas County Sheriffs Office and the friends and families of the officers involved. A tragic end to the year. http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/31/us/colorado-shots-fired/index.html

On 12-20-2017 at about 11:00 am a patrol officer located a grey Chrysler 200 in the parking lot of one of our hotels. The car had been reported stolen in an armed carjacking. Officers attempted to stop the car and a pursuit ensued. The car’s tires were spiked but the driver continued on the rims. He was chased westbound on IS 90 until the East 185 street exit where he struck two patrol cars before jumping out and fleeing on foot. He was caught after a foot chase and brief struggle. Two officers sustained minor injuries while placing the suspect into custody. A loaded Taurus handgun was found in the stolen car. The 21 year-old suspect, from Euclid, was charged with two counts of felonious assault, RSP-Auto, improper transport of a firearm in a motor vehicle, and fleeing and eluding police. He was arraigned at the Willoughby Municipal Court on 12-21-2017 and his bond was set at $100,000. The suspect is also wanted by five other area departments for failure to appear on a theft and traffic cases.

....."Coffee with a Cop"..... come join us for a cup of fresh brewed coffee on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 10 AM until noon. We will be at the cafe inside of Antiques and Uniques (30200 Euclid Ave). We look forward to seeing everyone!

A huge thank you to everyone who stopped by and donated to the "Fill the Cruiser" food drive. As usual it was a great success. The Our Lady of Mount Carmel food pantry was extremely grateful for all the donations.

Thank you so much to Brownie Troop #70950 for the visit and the delicous cookies and brownies that you brought by to the station today. They were delicious and it was very much appreciated!

***Reminder - Holiday Food Drive*** Today at Spinner's Tobacco (29726 Euclid Ave) from 10:00-12:00pm

POLICE / FIRE DISPATCHER The Wickliffe Police Department will be testing for police/fire dispatcher. The position is full-time, requires shift work and work on weekends and holidays. Duties are to monitor communications networks, relay information to officers in the field, and work fluently with computer systems. Applicants must have a high school diploma and computer experience. General knowledge of communication systems, computer aided dispatch, and prior safety forces dispatching is preferred but not required. Must possess the ability to communicate with others in a professional manner and demonstrate good written and verbal communications skills. A proven history of regular, reliable, and punctual attendance required. High level of alertness, flexibility to change, and multi-tasking is required. Salary starting at $19.76/hr and maxing at $24.15/hr. The applicant must pass the written test, background check, CVSA test, and pass a post offer physical exam and drug screening. Applications are available at the Wickliffe Police Department, 28730 Ridge Rd, Wickliffe, OH 44092, or at www.wickliffepolice.com or www.cityofwickliffe.com. Completed applications must be returned to the police department IN PERSON by January 12, 2018. After review of the applications, 40 candidates will be notified and invited to take a test at the police department on Monday, January 22, 2018. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Come join us for this event next Saturday 10am at Spinners Tobacco (29726 Euclid). Let's have another great turn out like we've had the past few years. We look forward to seeing everyone.

Let’s help this guy get back home. Do you have any info? Call us or the Lake County Dog Shelter. https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t34.0-0/p280x280/24899109_1961482730547227_2106888618_n.png?oh=e1ec0356547bfd43dc6cac8f13464003&oe=5A2C97F7

A Couple of things from yesterday: On 12-05-17 at about 3:00pm, Wickliffe Detectives observed suspected drug activity. A marked patrol car assisted by stopping a suspect vehicle on SR 2 eastbound. After investigation, two men were arrested on outstanding warrants and drug charges. Needles and a small amount of heroin was recovered. At about 3:25 pm, a patrol officer ran the license plate on a Ford SUV and learned that the car had been reported stolen the day before in East Cleveland. The officer tried to stop the SUV but the driver fled and a short car chase ensued. Four suspects were taken into custody after the SUV became stuck on the railroad tracks at the north end of East 289th Street. The driver, a 16 year-old from Maple Heights, was held at the Lake County Juvenile Detention Center on charges of RSP-Auto and Fleeing and Eluding.

Over the weekend: Three people were arrested on outstanding warrants, and two people were arrested for obstructing police. One man was arrested for operating a vehicle impaired (OVI) after an officer observed him committing a traffic violation and stopped his car. Another man was arrested for OVI after he was found asleep behind the wheel of his running car at a gas station. Inside the car, officers located two glock handguns, one of which had been stolen in a house burglary in NewtonTownship, Ohio. In addition to the OVI charge, he was also charged with receiving stolen property and improper transport of firearms. On Friday afternoon, an officer tried to stop a car that had just been stpolen from a Willoughby gas station. The driver feld westbound on IS 90. Two officers briefly chased the stolen auto, but the pursuit was discontinued due to the dangerous driving of the suspect. Early Sunday morning, an officer stopped a car on Euclid Avenue for several traffic violations. As the officer exited his car and approached the suspect, he fled in his vehicle. The officer gave chase, but again the pursuit was discontinued due to the suspect's dangerous driving. Both chases are under investigation and a suspect has been identified in one of the two incidents. Felony charges will be sought against the identified suspect.

Over the holiday weekend: Four people were arrested on outstanding warrants, one female was arrested for robbery after tussling with a loss prevention officer at a store, one man was arrested for filing a false police report, two people were arrested for possessing needles, and one female was taken to the hospital for a mental health evaluation. Crime alerts: An unknown suspect(s) burglarized a house in the 800 block of Bryn Mawr Avenue. The homeowner discovered the crime after returning home on Thanksgiving evening. There is no suspect information at this time and the crime may be linked to other recent house burglaries in the area. Please call us if you see anyone in your neighborhood who seems suspicious or out of place. We took a few reports of cars being entered and items being stolen in the areas of Rickey Lane, Ridgewick, and Frank Drives. This occurred overnight from 11/24 into 11/25/17. A Ridgewick resident saw a black male (about 6' tall, 160-185 pounds) walking north on Ridgewick, near Twin Lakes, at about 4:00 or 5:00 am on 11/25/17. Officers also recovered a bicycle on Ridgewick Drive on the same date, and it is possible the suspect took it from somewhere and abandoned it in the area after committing the thefts.

This female dog was found in Coulby Park last night. If you know who owns her, please tell them we have her.