Kettering Police Department

  • Agency: Kettering Police Department
  • Address: 3600 Shroyer Road, Kettering, 45429 OH
  • Chief: James M. O'Dell (Chief of Police)
Phone: (937)296-2555
Fax: (937)296-3219

Kettering Police Department is located at 3600 Shroyer Road, Kettering, 45429 OH. The Chief of Police of the department is James M. O'Dell. The Kettering Police Department phone number is (937)296-2555.

Kettering Police Department News

Throw Back Thursday This TBT is devoted to remembering Ptl. Michael D. Stewart #219 who honorably served KPD from February 1975 until September 1996. Sadly "Stewy" passed away earlier this week. Stewy was known for his selflessness to help others and wonderful sense of humor; as seen in some of his Detective ID photos from 1986. He is still quoted at KPD for his "Safety never takes a holiday" slogan. Stewy will be missed but is forever a part of our KPD family.

Teamwork pays off... On Wednesday February 21, 2018, The Tactical Crime Suppression Unit along with the assistance from the Kettering Police Department, Dayton Police Department, Moraine Police Department, West Carrollton Police Department, Oakwood Police Department, Springboro Police Department, Miami Township Police Department, Germantown Police Department, Miamisburg Police Department, Centerville Police Department, The RANGE Task Force and the Warren County Drug Task Force executed seven (7) simultaneous search warrants at residences located in Kettering, Springboro and Dayton. Detectives recovered 16 firearms, a large quantity of processed marijuana, a large amount of marijuana plants, U.S. currency, equipment to grow marijuana in-doors and six (6) vehicles. These seizures were the result of a seven-month investigation conducted by the Tactical Crime Suppression Unit, which involved a large marijuana in-door grow and distribution organization.

Project Blue Light was started many years ago to honor fallen law enforcement officers. Since that time it has been adopted by many citizens to not only respect those officers lost in the line of duty but demonstrate their support for officers protecting their streets. Our officers have noticed dozens of houses throughout Kettering with blue porch lights and we all wanted to say THANK YOU. We will continue to uphold the honor of "Ohio's Finest".

Today, Ted Mullins was found guilty of Kidnapping (F1) and three counts of Rape in the Montgomery County Courts. This stems from a 2009 incident which turned into a cold case...after a DNA hit returned to Mullins years later, Detective Mason took on the investigation. Through his hard work and the assistance of many, Mullins will now be held accountable for his horrific crime.

ThrowbackThursday - 1996 Go 4th...Fireworks, Fanny Packs and a Crime Dog...

******************Great KPD Police Work****************** Last night at around 5:35PM an officer located suspicious persons near the Cricket Store, 2290 Patterson Rd. Upon approaching them, he discovered that Jesse R. Lee (W/M/25) was wearing a lead weighted vest and had a loaded handgun tucked in the front of his pants. It was discovered that Lee had an active warrant through Dayton for DUS, which was confirmed. He was taken into custody. A search incident to arrest revealed he was in possession of suspected Klonopin. A second subject, Joseph Hartz (W/M/25) was also detained. He was found to have a loaded magazine, but no firearm, in his possession. The vehicle that they arrived in was towed. During an inventory search of the vehicle, numerous drugs were located (methamphetamine, marijuana, Xanax, Gabapentin); Also located in the vehicle was a stolen handgun . Lee was arrested for the warrant, Possession of Drugs, CCW, Weapons Under Disability, and Felony RSP. Hartz was arrested for RSP and Possession of Drugs.

Friday we are sending representatives from KPD to the funeral services of Westerville Police Officers Eric Joering, 39, and Anthony Morelli, 54. We continue to send our condolences to the Westerville Police Department. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families, friends and fellow officers during this difficult time. Their memories will live on through every officer who wears a uniform across the country.

On February 5, KPD officers were dispatched to a suspicious device located in the area of Hemphill. The device was deemed suspicious enough to have Dayton Bomb Squad called to the scene. The device was removed safely and destroyed by Dayton Bomb Squad, shortly after the device was destroyed it was determined that the device was not in fact an explosive. On February 9, officers were dispatched to an explosion in a similar area. KPD has been in contact with other agencies, including the ATF, to assist in the investigation. Evidence collected has led us to believe the suspect used household items to construct these devices; one of the possible materials recovered is consistent with those found in paint ball equipment. We are working hard, and utilizing many resources, to locate the person(s) making these devices. Please be vigilant and aware, and if you see something…say something. If you have information which could assist us in this investigation please contact KPD at 937-296-2555 or call 911.

On 2/12/18 at approximately 4pm, the pictured suspects fled Belmont Gold & Coin with approximately $4500 in gold coins. Please contact Det. Vandegrift at 296-2497 if you can identify the suspects

The 2017 Kettering Police Department and Communications (Dispatch) Center Community Survey is now on available on the KPD website. You are invited to participate in the survey if you reside in the City of Kettering. The link is www.ketteringoh.org/kpdsurvey. The link will be available through March 31, 2018. We value and appreciate your feedback which helps us provide top quality law enforcement and emergency communications for our community. Results will be shared and we thank you for your participation.

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ThrowbackThursday ---- to last week when KPD recognized Ashley Anderson with a Citizenship Award. Ashley is employed by Walmart and in November of 2017 she helped our road officers identify suspects involved in a theft utilizing the surveillance equipment. She came in on her own time to help us solve the crime which allowed our officers to make the arrest... thanks Ashley, we appreciate the assist!!

Today marks 19 years since Erica Baker went missing from Kettering. On February 7, 1999 Erica was walking her dog near the Kettering Recreational Center when she disappeared. KPD’s thoughts and prayers continue to be with her friends and family. The investigation into her whereabouts will not stop until Erica is found. Anyone with any information that could assist in the investigation, please contact KPD.

Please help us ID the subject in the photo below. There is also a picture of the vehicle used by the subject. He was observed using stolen credit cards. If you can ID him, or have other information, please contact Det. Marcum at 937-296-2564

The 2017 Kettering Police Department and Communications (Dispatch) Center Community Survey is now on available on the KPD website. You are invited to participate in the survey if you reside in the City of Kettering. The link is www.ketteringoh.org/kpdsurvey. The link will be available through March 31, 2018. We value and appreciate your feedback which helps us provide top quality law enforcement and emergency communications for our community. Results will be shared and we thank you for your participation.

***********************************UPDATE**************************** Thanks to your help... we have ID'd this subject! *******Purse Theft Suspect******* WE ARE AWARE THESE PHOTOS ARE NOT CRYSTAL CLEAR.....Please help if you can On 1-14-18, a purse was stolen from a shopping cart at Meijer. Within minutes the suspect used the stolen credit card to make two purchases at a Kroger. Attached are photos from video surveillance. The suspect is believed to have arrived at Kroger as a front seat passenger in a Toyota Camry. Anybody with information is encouraged to contact Detective Burke 937-296-3370.

*********************************UPDATE***************************** Keys was located safely.... Thanks for all of the messages and calls. ***Missing Adult*** 29 year old Kelly Keys, white female, 5'02", 140 lbs was reported missing by her family who have not heard from her in over a week after she was released from a local medical facility. Kelly may be in the west Dayton or Huber Heights area. If you have any information about Ms. Keys please contact Det. V. Mason 937-296-2583.

Just KFD doing KFD things...

***********************Update**************** Willie has been located... Thanks for the help! ************Missing Endangered Adult********************* Yesterday, William "Willie" Coble (9/24/1932) left his home in Kettering and has not returned. Willie is diabetic and does not have his medications with him; He also suffers from dementia. he left in a light green GMC Acadia...Plate# FBJ1984 If you see him please call 911!

****************************UPDATE********************** *********The second suspect has been identified as Michael Hobbs...charges against him have been filed with the courts. We appreciate all of the tips that came in! ************* On January 17, 2018 at 3:50 P.M. the subjects in this video forced their way into the home of an elderly Kettering resident while she was home and stole several items from her. Bradley Scott has been arrested & charged with Aggravated Burglary and Aggravated Robbery but we need your help identifying his accomplice. If you can identify the subject in the white hat please contact Det. D. Kowalski at 937-296-2572.

ThrowbackThursday to a few crashes from back in the day...stay safe out there...