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

On 04-20-2018 at about 10:58 pm, the Wickliffe Police Department received a 911 call from a Euclid Avenue hotel indicating that a two year-old child had been shot. Patrol officers, paramedics, and detectives responded to the scene. The first patrol officer on scene began CPR, and paramedics took over rescue efforts upon arrival. In spite of best efforts, the two year-old girl was pronounced dead at Lake West Hospital a short time later. Initial investigation indicates that the child’s mother was handling a firearm when it discharged and the child was struck in the chest. The firearm was legally possessed and the mother is a concealed carry permit holder. All indications at this time are that the shooting was accidental. Upon completion of a full investigation, the matter will be reviewed to determine what; if any, criminal charges should be filed. The Lake County Crime Lab and Prosecutor’s Office assisted on scene during the investigation. We are not releasing any names at this time as extended family is still being notified. This is truly a tragic situation; please keep this beautiful young child and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

A look at police activity over the weekend: On Friday morning, 04-13-18 at about 1:20 am, Wickliffe officers responded to a Lakeshore Boulevard bar to assist Willowick Police with a reported shooting victim inside the bar. Wickliffe officers assisted at the scene of the homicide until additional Willowick officers arrived. On the same date at about 11:00 am, an officer stopped a car on Euclid Avenue for an equipment violation. The driver and passenger in the car were both found to be wanted on active felony warrants, one from the Geauga County Sheriff's Office and the other from Mayfield Heights Police. Both warrants were for theft offenses, and the two subjects were arrested without incident. At about 2:45 pm, an officer assisted paramedics in treating an 87 year-old man who tripped and fell while walking on Euclid Avenue near Robindale Drive. The man was taken to the hospital for a facial laceration. At about 6:20 pm, offcers were dispatched to a retail store on Euclid Avenue for a theft complaint. After investigation, two females were arrested for stealing roughly $120.00 in merchandise. On 04-14-2018 at about 12:45 am, officers were dispatched to a Euclid Avenue motel for a disturbance. After investigation, a 26 year-old man from Euclid was arrested for domestic violence. He was held at the Wickliffe Jail. At about 2:00 am, officers responded to a dispute at an apartment on Empire Road. It was learned that a man and his girlfriend had been arguing, and the matter was resolved without criminal charges. At about 8:00 pm, officers met with Mayfield Heights Police on Rt. 91 near IS 90. Wickliffe officers took custody of man and woman wanted by Wickliffe Police who had been stopped by Mayfield Heights officers. The man and woman were brought to the Wickliffe Jail and processed on their charges. At about 9:25 pm, an officer stopped a car IS 90 for driving without headlights on. The female driver had an active warrant from our agency and she was placed under arrest without incident. At about 10:00 pm, officers were dispatched to a Euclid Avenue bar for a report of a suspicious patron. Officers identified the male and escorted him away from the premises at the request of staff. On 04-15-2018 at about 5:30 am, officers were dispatched to a Wickliffe hotel for a disturbance in a room. The incident was found to be a domestic situation and was resolved without criminal charges. At about 12:50 pm, officers were dispatched to an argument between two people on Green Ridge Drive. The matter was resolved without criminal charges. At about 5:10 pm, officers were dispatched to a dispute between a mother and her 15 year-old son. The matter was resolved without criminal charges. At about 7:20 pm, officers were dispatched to a dispute at a Euclid Avenue apartment. The matter was handled without criminal charges, but one man was arrested on a Willoughby Police Department warrant and was turned over to that agency. The above incidents represent a fairly typical weekend of activity. In addition to the above, officers responded to a few other "routine" incidents and stopped several other cars for traffic offenses.

TRAFFIC STOPS LEAD TO SEIZURES OF GUN, DRUGS, AND CASH: On Friday, 04-06-2018 at about 4:45pm, an officer on routine patrol stopped a car for speeding and illegal window tint on Euclid Avenue at the Euclid/Wickliffe border. The officer smelled marijuana while speaking with the driver. After investigation, officers located marijuana, crack cocaine, cash, and a loaded Jimenez 9mm handgun. An 18 year-old Cleveland man was arrested on drug and weapons charges and he was held at the Wickliffe Jail. On the same date at about 11:00 pm, an officer stopped a car on SR2 for an equipment violation. After investigation, a 29 year-old female from Lorain, Ohio was arrested after cocaine, heroin, and drug paraphernalia were found. The female was held at the Wickliffe Jail. Additional arrests over the weekend include four people arrested on warrants, one man arrested for criminal damage, one female arrested for theft, one man arrested for disorderly conduct, and one man arrested for domestic violence and violating a protection order.

Big thank you to Cory and Cub Scout Pack 161 for dropping off all the delicious carmel corn and popcorn this afternoon!

Tan/brown male Pitbull mix located in the area of E. 298th. The dog has a tag with the name "King." The dog is currently being housed by a resident. Please contact the WPD if you have any information regarding the dog owner.

The attached flyer is for an event this weekend here in Wickliffe. Excellent information that we all hope we never need. Our officers are all trained in tourniquet use and other methods to “stop the bleed,” and it’s good information for all to have.

DISPUTE CALL LEADS TO FOOT CHASE, GUN AND DRUG CHARGES: On 03-30-2018 at about 2:10 pm, officers and detectives responded to a retail store at the Town Square shopping center for a reported dispute. Officers encountered four males who were involved. During the incident, a 26 year-old male from Cleveland tossed a bag he was carrying and ran from police. A detective chased the male on foot from the shopping center to Ridgeview Drive, and then across Drenik and Arbor Drives. The detective lost sight of the male but he was located a short time later hiding in a garage on Rush Road. A Willowick K9 assisted in locating the suspect, who was arrested without further incident. Officers located the bag the man tossed and it was found to contain marijuana, pills, and a loaded .45 caliber handgun. Officers also located additional marijuana and suspected ecstasy that the man tossed in a backyard on Ridgeview Drive. The 26 year-old Cleveland man faces felony charges of carrying a concealed weapon, drug trafficking, and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. He also faces misdemeanor charges of obstructing police and criminal trespass. A second man with the suspect was found to be wanted by the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office on a felony probation violation warrant. He was also arrested. It is believed that the initial dispute stemmed from a drug transaction.

MAN SHOOTS AT TRUCK IN ROAD RAGE INCIDENT: On March 29, 2018 at about 1:20 pm, a truck driver was traveling westbound on SR 2 in Wickliffe when a suspect fired a shot at the cab of his truck. The victim told officers that he was westbound on the freeway at the East 305th Street on-ramp, when he noticed a black older model pick-up attempting to enter the freeway. The truck driver was not able to change lanes due to traffic, and this apparently upset the driver of the black pick-up, who eventually pulled alongside the truck and fired a shot into the cab of the tractor-trailer. The suspect then exited at the Lloyd Road exit ramp, while the victim pulled to the side of the freeway and called 911. The suspect is described as a black male in his 20's or 30's and the pick-up is described as an older style Nissan pick-up truck with an extended cab. The victim was not able to obtain a license plate, and detectives are reviewing video from businesses near the freeway exit. A bullet was recovered from inside the cab of the truck, and it will be sent to the Lake County Regional Forensic Lab for testing and evaluation. The attached photos show a pick-up that is similar to the suspect vehicle, and the hole left by the bullet as it entered the semi cab. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who has information on the suspect is asked to call Wickliffe Detectives at 440-943-1234.

A quick look at police activity over the weekend: Five people were arrested for warrants, one male was arrested for domestic violence following an altercation with his live-in girlfriend, one man was arrested for obstructing police for lying about his identity to conceal the fact that he was wanted by the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office, one man was arrested on drug and weapons charges after a disturbance at his residence, one female was arrested for theft from a retail store, and another female was arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI). Officers also responded to several other incidents including a couple of domestic disturbances which were handled without charges, a report was taken regarding a man's credit card number being illegaly accessed, and a man was taken to the hospital for a mental health evaluation after he was found wandering a residential area at night. In addition to the above, officers stopped several cars and issued traffic, alcohol, and marijuana related citations.

Reminder: As of 0800 this morning we are accepting completed applications for the position of Patrolman. We are only accepting 80 applications so please turn yours in as soon as possible!!!

Any resident who is interested in getting a crime watch placard can pick one of these up at our station between 3-16-18 and 3-18-18. Any questions contact Ptl. R. Veri at (440) 943-7134.

This dog was found this morning at the Severn condominiums. Very friendly. Please contact the police department at 440-943-1234 if you know the ownwr.

POLICE OFFICER EXAMINATION CITY OF WICKLIFFE The Wickliffe Civil Service Commission announces an examination to establish an eligibility list for the position of Police Officer. The written portion of the exam is scheduled for Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 9 a.m. DETAILED INFORMATION ON THE EXAMINATION PROCESS IS AVAILABLE WITH THE APPLICATION. Applications will be available for pick-up at the Wickliffe Police Dept. 28730 Ridge Road, Wickliffe or are also available on the website at www.cityofwickliffe.com, beginning Monday, March 12, 2018. COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN PERSON beginning Monday, March 19, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. No applications will be accepted after 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 30, 2018 Examination fee of $25 payable upon submitting application. Minimum qualifications to take the written examination: . Minimum age of 21 and less than 32 years of age on date of written examination . High School Diploma or GED Certificate . Citizen of United States . Valid Driver’s License AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

BLOCK WATCH MEETING....On Wednesday March 21, 2018 at 6:30 pm we will be having our first meeting of the year at the police station. Ptl. Petric will be discussing ALICE training and giving details about how this is used in the schools to keep our children safe. Also Mayor Barbish will be in attendance, so we are hoping to have another great turn as we have in the past. All are welcome to attend.

Car chase ends with arrest of suspect and more from the weekend: On Friday, 03-02-2018 at about 5:00 pm, Wickliffe and Willowick patrol officers and Wickliffe detectives assisted the Ohio Adult Parole Authority in attempting to arrest a 35 year-old Wickliffe man wanted on a parole violation warrant. Patrol officers located the man driving a silver SUV near Euclid Avenue and Empire Road. Officers initiated a traffic stop but the man fled s/b on Empire and Rush, and then west on Ridge Road. He continued north on East 300th Street and Worden Road before turning westbound on Robert Street. The driver attempted to pull into a driveway on Robert Street and was struck from behind by a police car. The man was arrested after a brief struggle. He is being held at the Lake County Jail on the parole violation case and additional felony charges related to the car chase will be filed. Also over the weekend, a 19 year-old Cleveland man was arrested for improper transport of a firearm in a car after a loaded .40 caliber handgun was found on a traffic stop. The man was also wanted by East Cleveland Police for felony assault. Additional arrests were made for OVI and leaving the scene of a crash, four people were picked up on warrants, and two runaway juveniles from Maple Heights were found at a Wickliffe Hotel and returned to their parents.

This big guy was found this morning on Johnson Drive (behind Coulby Park). He has been helping us out in dispatch for an hour or so but his skills are limited and he’s a bit smelly, so we will be sending him over to the animal shelter soon. Call the Lake County Dog Warden at 440-350-2640 if you know the owner.

The Lake County Water Dept. contacted our station today and advised of a water shutdown while they replace new water valves. Starting at 9 am today, throughout most of the day the following streets may not have water. On Rockefeller from Eddy Rd. to Luxona, Jackson, Delaware, Miller (west), Orchard, Stanford, E.290, and Larchmont.

We would like to thank Denise Zak for taking the time out of her day and bringing us lunch to the station today. We appreciate your thoughtfulness.

The Wickliffe Police Department would like your assistance in identifying the male shown in this picture in regards to a theft report. If you can identify him, please contact us at 440-943-1234. Reference report #18-00386. Thanks!

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.