Grafton Police Department

  • Agency: Grafton Police Department
  • Address: 1009 Chestnut St., Grafton, 44044 OH
  • Chief:
Phone: 440-926-2261

Grafton Police Department is located at 1009 Chestnut St., Grafton, 44044 OH. The Grafton Police Department phone number is 440-926-2261.

Grafton Police Department News

We have received several complaints about a telephone SCAM. The scam consists of the caller stating the victim owes the IRS money, and a warrant is being issued by the Grafton Police Department or other agencies. The IRS will never contact you by telephone. Please share this information with family and friends. If you have any concerns please contact the Grafton Police Department.

Tick or Treat...some of our spooky visitors at the Grafton Police Department.

Grafton Halloween celebration.

Grafton Halloween parade.

The Grafton Police Department welcomes new Patrol Officer Jason Ballachino.

The Grafton Police Department is seeking assistance from the public in identifying a suspect in a recent B&E. Anyone with information on this crime or the identity of the suspect in the photo's should contract the Grafton Police Department investigators at (440) 791-7025 or Dispatch at (440) 926-2662. On 9/9/17 at approximately 5:05 am, two unidentified black males committed a Breaking and Entering of Convenient Express on North Main St.

Our department has received multiple reports of attempted burglaries this weekend. We are asking all residents to ensure their vehicles and homes are secured while unattended. Anyone with information on any of these incidents should call the Grafton Police Department at 440-926-2662.

Update. Owner and dog reunited. This male dog was found in Grafton on Novak Rd. near North Park. The dog has no collar or tags. If you have information on the owner please contact the Grafton Police Department at 440-926-2662.

A few pictures of Grafton's July 4th Parade.

Several Grafton Police Officer's received their certificates for completing Life Care's Emergency Medical Responder Course. These Officers and instructors, Kathy Justy and Jason Strah, volunteered to attend the academy for 6 months, to better serve our community during medical emergencies. Pictured from left to right Officer's Dan Janik, Jessica Krug, Scott Kilgore, Sergeant Ken Jake, and Chief Dan Clark. (Officer Jesse Bynum not pictured) We can't thank Kathy and Jason for their teaching and volunteer service enough.

Village of Grafton Memorial Day Parade.

Once again, our Officers and Deputies from the Lorain County Sheriff's Office responded to calls for individual(s) attempting to enter homes in the Grafton area. The latest attempt happened in the early morning hours of 4/5/2017. Over the past 2 weeks residents in the Township's surrounding Grafton have reported similar crimes. These incidents are not isolated to any one area and all Grafton residents and surrounding residents should ensure their homes and vehicles are locked and secure. Do not leave any valuables in your vehicles. It is known that on at least two of these incidents the suspect(s) used a bicycle as their mode of transportation, which allows him/her to travel silently, off of roadways, and through fields and yards without being noticed. Anyone with information should contact the Grafton Police Department at 440-926-2662. Anyone who sees suspicious activity are encouraged to call while the activities are occurring. One of the best methods of protecting your property at night is exterior lighting. All residents should illuminate the exterior of your homes to help deter criminal activity.

The Lorain County Sheriff has issued a Level 1 snow emergency. Roads are icy and snow covered with blowing and drifting. Please delay your travel if possible.

The Grafton Police Department thanks all of the hard working men and women who make up our staff. We recognize your commitment to serving Grafton and this department.

***UPDATE*** Additional home invasion/burglary attempts. In the early morning hours of today March 3, 2017 our Officer and Officers from other local departments responded to a burglary in progress in the Village of Grafton. A resident reported someone attempting to break in to their home. Officer's engaged in a foot pursuit, but were unable to apprehend the suspect. Evidence in the area indicated the unknown suspect(s) attempted to enter multiple homes. We are not releasing any further information about this latest incident at this time, as it remains under investigation. We are again encouraging residents to lock their homes and vehicles while unattended at all times of the day. We also encourage residents to contact this department by calling 440-926-2662, (911 for emergencies) with any information on these and all incidents, which they feel are suspicious. It is important to report suspicious activity while it is happening or as soon as possible following the incident.

The Grafton Police Department is encouraging all residents of Grafton to make sure their vehicles and homes are locked while unattended and over night. Several incidents have been reported over the past week. Two unsecured homes and several unlocked vehicles have been entered over night and early morning hours. We have no suspects at this time. Residents are encourage to report suspicious activity by calling (440) 926-2662, and 911 for any emergency.

Press Release Reference: Grafton Bank Robberies On Monday January 30, 2017, the Grafton Police Department arrested and Charged Mark D. Wilson, age 53, of Lagrange Twp. In connection with both the Talmer Bank Robbery on November 4, 2016 and the First Merit Bank robbery on November 25, 2016. Mark Wilson was Charged with two counts of Robbery and two counts of Felony Theft. He was arraigned in Elyria Municipal Court on January 31, 2017 and is currently being held in the Lorain County Jail. The Grafton Police Department would like to thank the public for their assistance in this investigation. We would also like to thank the Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cleveland Field Office for their assistance. Anyone with further information regarding these investigations should contact Sgt. Ken Jake or Det. Jesse Bynum of Grafton Police Department at (440) 926-2662.