Wadsworth Police Department

  • Agency: Wadsworth Police Department
  • Address: 120 Maple St, Wadsworth, 44281 OH
  • Chief: David Singleton (Chief of Police)

Wadsworth Police Department is located at 120 Maple St, Wadsworth, 44281 OH. The Chief of Police of the department is David Singleton. The Wadsworth Police Department phone number is 330-335-2790.

Wadsworth Police Department News

*********UPDATE - DOG RETURNED TO OWNER************ A tan shepherd pup was picked up at S.Lyman near Chestnut St. If you lost one, please contact the Street Department at 330-335-2842.

**Owner Located!*** This friendly girl was found earlier near Isham Elementary School and placed in the city kennel. If this dog belongs to you contact WPD at 330-334-1511.

****WEATHER ALERT HAS BEEN CANCELLED******** The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Medina County, including the City of Wadsworth. The radar has located severe thunderstorms along a line extending from near Avon Lake to near Lodi, moving northeast at 100 mph. Residents should expect 70 mph wind gusts with the possibility of considerable tree damage and damage to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings likely. This warning is in effect until 7:00 PM tonight. Tune in to local weather for additional details. Please do not call the police department for weather-related updates. Thank you!

Please see the following press release in reference to today's accident on Akron Road:

Akron Road has reopened for through traffic. Thank you for your patience!

There is a major accident on Akron Rd. at Interstate 76. Please avoid the entire area until further notice. There are multiple road closures at this time. ***UPDATE**** Akron Rd. will be closed from west of the 76 overpass to Medina Line Rd. The Interstate 76 WESTBOUND ramps will be closed until further notice.

The Wadsworth Police Department is participating in "No Shave November" this year for the first time in our department's history. This is an annual national campaign that is designed to raise awareness of cancer and the struggles that families endure as a result. Department employees pay $30 and will simply forego shaving for the month of November. The official website for No Shave November says, "The goal of No-Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free. Donate the money you typically spend on shaving and grooming to educate about cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the battle." Any donations made by citizens toward this cause will be added to the collective donation amount. We simply ask that you make your check payable to "Wadsworth FOP Lodge 45". On the memo line mention "No Shave". Our department's Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) is also planning on adding to the total donation amount at the end of November. All monies raised this year will be donated to the Sandmann family of Wadsworth. Leigh Sandmann and her husband Walt lost their 22 year old daughter Kelsey Sandmann in November of 2016, after a courageous battle with Epithelial Serous Ovarian Cancer. 9 days after Kelsey passed, her sister Erin Goff, was diagnosed with Stage IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. This family has granted us their blessing for this endeavor and are very grateful for the consideration. The Sandmann family has a Facebook page dedicated to their daughters that you can visit: "Team Kelsey and Erin's Entourage". This campaign is designed to not only honor Kelsey and Erin but to bring awareness to all those who are struggling with cancer related loss and those families currently fighting. So, if you see some officers with some rugged looking beards in November, you'll know why. Thank you.

Please join WPD for "Hidden In Plain Sight," an awareness program for parents and adults designed to help identify items in a child's bedroom that may be indicative of dangerous or risky behaviors. This interactive exhibit, presentation, and discussion will be held on January 18th at the Wadsworth High School Performing Arts Center. Presented by Bath PD and Copley PD, this fantastic program is a must for all parents who want to stay informed!

*********OWNER LOCATED********* This sweet boy was just located on Broad Street and is currently relaxing in the city pound. If he belongs to you, please contact the street department at 330-335-2842. Thank you!

Found in Wadsworth on 10/24 and brought to Rittman by a concerned citizen. This adult female beagle mix is at the Rittman Holding Kennels 330-925-8040. If this dog is not claimed it will go to the Wayne Co Dog Shelter tomorrow 330-345-1018

******* UPDATE******* Owner located- dog returned home This dog was found on E. Bergey earlier today and placed in the city kennel. If it is yours please contact the WPD at 330-334-1511.

National Teen Driver Safety Week October 15-21 2017 To recap the "5 to Drive" rules for a safer teen driver: a. NO cell phones b. NO extra passengers c. NO speeding d. NO alcohol e. ALWAYS buckle up #DriveSafeOhio

National Teen Driver Safety Week October 15-21 2017 Underage drinking and driving…the ultimate party foul. Don’t lose your driving privilege. #DriveSafeOhio

National Teen Driver Safety Week October 15-21 2017 Put the phones away! In 2013, 318 people were killed in a crash involving a distracted teen. #DriveSafeOhio

This morning at approximately 9:00 AM, the Wadsworth Police Department received a report of a suspicious person in the Tiberon Trace development who had offered a ride to a juvenile who was waiting by herself at the bus stop. The juvenile declined the ride and the subject subsequently drove away. The suspect’s vehicle was described as a silver 2-door car. The suspect was described as a white male with a buzz cut and goatee, brown/blonde hair, and possibly wearing a tank top. Officers checked the surrounding areas for the vehicle but were unsuccessful in locating it. The actual incident was believed to have occurred shortly before 8:30 AM. The investigation is ongoing and we ask that if you have any information to please contact WPD at 330-334-1511. We also ask that you use this opportunity to start a conversation with your children outlining appropriate safety precautions.

National Teen Driver Safety Week October 15-21, 2017 Seat belts save lives! Almost 60% of teens killed in a crash were unrestrained. Buckle up! #DriveSafeOhio

National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 15-21, 2017 Speeding was the factor for 30% of teen fatal crashes in 2014. Stay safe and drive the speed limit! #DriveSafeOhio

****THE APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED***** The City of Wadsworth is announcing a civil service examination for the full-time position of POLICE OFFICER. The details of the application procedure and the examination process can be found on the City's website under "Job Opportunities" or by clicking the link below: https://www.wadsworthcity.com/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=100&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=2017-Police-Officer-Civil-Service-Examin-7 The deadline to apply for the examination is Thursday, November 9, 2017. The examination will be conducted on Monday, November 13, 2017.

National Teen Driver Safety Week is October 15-21, 2017 This week, we are emphasizing the top rules that teen drivers need to follow to stay safe behind the wheel in a car, truck, or SUV. First up, we warn against multiple passengers in a teen's vehicle. The more the merrier? The more the scarier! The risk of a fatal crash is increased with each additional passenger. #DriveSafeOhio

****** UPDATE ****** DOG HAS BEEN PICKED UP BY THE OWNER This dog was found earlier on N. Lyman and placed in the city kennel. If this dog belongs to you contact WPD at 330-334-1511.

****************UPDATE ************** Subject has been located, and is safe and well. *** Thank you to everyone who shared this post. ******************************************************************************* "MISSING/RUNAWAY: Jenna Kaczynski, 17yr old w/f brown eyes & brown curly hair usually worn in a ponytail. She was last seen wearing a tie-dyed t-shirt, blue skinny jeans and converse shoes. It is believed that she was picked up in Rittman some time today in a Blue Ford Focus by 2 male acquaintances. She has been listed as a missing person. If you have any information, please call Wadsworth Pd @ 330-334-1511. Thank you

This pup was just picked up on E. Bergey Street. If he belongs to you, please contact the Street Department at 330-335-2842. Thank you!

Summa is sponsoring the National Drug Take Back Day on October 28th, 1000-1400 hrs at the Wadsworth YMCA . WPD and Summa officers will be there collecting unwanted medications. An officer will take the medications directly from your vehicle's window, so there is no need to worry about parking or carrying anything.

Please use caution when approaching crosswalks, especially during times that school is in session. Always check twice for children in the area who may dart out quickly from the sidewalks. Also be extra careful when backing or pulling from driveways, make sure to stop at the sidewalk before cautiously pulling out. We have already had at least two accidents this Fall involving children on sidewalks being struck by cars exiting driveways.