Willoughby Police Department is located at 36700 Euclid Ave, Willoughby, 44094 OH. The Willoughby Police Department phone number is (440) 953-4212.
In anticipation of a predicted snow storm, a snow emergency is likely to occur so a parking ban is now in effect for city streets. Please make sure vehicles are not parked on the street while plows are active. Thank You.
Today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. As Law Enforcement Officers, we appreciate you, our faithful Facebook Fans, the citizens that we serve, and everyone else that we come in contact with on a daily basis that offer a kind word and thanks. Without you and your support, our jobs would be much more difficult. We'd also like to thank the great people behind the Lake County Sea of Blue organization for their awesome breakfast this morning - Biago's Donuts!!! https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-law-enforcement-appreciation-day-january-9/
Willoughby PD is investigating the theft of a bird from Pet Paradise on Euclid Avenue at around noon today. Three men distracted the clerk while a fourth stole the bird. The suspects are described as three white males in their 20's and a white older male. The bird is a baby and must be hand-fed or it will not make it. It is a Pineapple Green-Cheek Conure valued at $329. Anyone with information please contact Willoughby PD at 440-953-4212.
Attorney General DeWine Warns of Sweepstakes and Lottery Scams as Jackpots Rise (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—As the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots rise, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning consumers to beware of phony calls and letters saying they’ve won millions of dollars. The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has received several reports of the scams this week. “We just warn people to be careful,” Attorney General DeWine said. “In most cases, if you’re getting a call saying you’ve won millions of dollars, it’s a scam.” The scam generally begins with a call or letter claiming a person has won millions of dollars in a lottery or sweepstakes. The person is asked to wire a few hundred dollars or more to cover “processing fees” or taxes in order to receive the winnings. In reality, there is no prize and any money the person sends will go to a scam artist. In 2017, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office received about 150 complaints about sweepstakes or prizes. Reported losses often topped several thousand dollars. Tips to avoid sweepstakes and lottery scams include: • Don’t send money to receive a prize. Don’t trust people who contact you unexpectedly, claim you’ve won a lottery or sweepstakes, and ask you to pay to receive the prize. If you truly won, you shouldn’t need to send your own money in advance to receive your winnings. • Be wary of requests for wire transfers, money orders, or gift cards. These payment methods are used frequently in scams. Once the money is sent, it is difficult to trace or recover it. Also, be wary if you receive an unexpected check in the mail. It may be a counterfeit check used as part of a scam. • Talk to friends and family about scams. Older adults can be especially vulnerable to lottery and sweepstakes scams. If you have older relatives, talk to them about scams and look for signs that they have been targeted. Red flags include unusual banking activities, wire transfer receipts, and an increased number of phone calls made to them. Report potential scams to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office at www.OhioProtects.org or by calling 800-282-0515.
***Update: Pete is back home safe*** We have another missing dog to report. Pete ran away this evening while on a walk at Osborne Park. He has a black collar and his tags. Please call Willoughby Police if located 440-951-1234
Willoughby Police are attempting to identify two males that are suspected to be involved in a theft. They left in a silver Mitsubishi Galant sedan. If you have any information helpful to identifying the suspects, please call Ptl. Stevenson at 440-953-4212; reference 17-38714. Thank you.
Willowick Police are attempting to identify the male who robbed the Willowick Subway at gunpoint. If you have any information helpful in solving this case, please call the Willowick Police Detective Bureau at 40-585-1234. https://www.facebook.com/177003612347278/videos/1571012916279667/
***Update: Puppy has been reunited with her owner.*** Please look out for a 3 month old lab/pit mix female puppy who got loose from Seminole Trail area (south of Lakeshore Blvd). She has been missing for about 45 minutes. She is light brown in color with a gray collar with flowers.
The Willoughby Police Association would like to thank the Champa Family this Christmas for their generous support of the Willoughby Police Department. Thank you and we appreciate everything you do for our great Community!!
K9 Rex stops by Standard Law to pick up his new badge.
For the past 3 weeks, the Willoughby Police Association has been collecting new toys for Cleveland area boys and girls for the US Marine Reserves "Toys for Tots" program this Christmas. We live, work, and play in a beautiful community and we'd like to thank everyone who stopped by to donate toys at the Willoughby Police Department and at the Lake County Crime Lab. As seen in the attached photos, your donations were overwhelming!! There are others that we'd loved to thank as well. The Willoughby Police Association thanks again the Lake County Crime Lab, the Mentor Police Association, the Willoughby Target store, the Mentor Toys R Us store, and WEWS News Channel 5. The Mentor Police Association donated hundreds of brand new kid's backpacks and lunchboxes. All of those lunchboxes and backpacks were provided to the Mentor Police Association by Toys R Us this Christmas. Last evening, members of the Willoughby Police Association and their expert shoppers (THE KIDS!!!) went to Target and bought close to $1200 in toys for the Toys for Tots program. Thanks to the Target Team members working last night for all of their assistance and support. The great folks at WEWS News Channel 5 also joined us to film our night at Target. Our lil shoppers had a blast shopping for the very best toys that will go to many needy boys and girls this Christmas. We will continue to collect toys at the Willoughby Police Department through Christmas if you'd like to stop by. Thank you again to everyone who donated and Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays