New Lexington Police Department

  • Agency: New Lexington Police Department
  • Address: 215 South Main Street, New Lexington, 43764 OH
  • Chief: William S Ervin (Chief of Police)
Phone: 740-342-4111
Fax: (740)342-0409

New Lexington Police Department is located at 215 South Main Street, New Lexington, 43764 OH. The Chief of Police of the department is William S Ervin. The New Lexington Police Department phone number is 740-342-4111.

New Lexington Police Department News

Update on the threats at New Lexington city Schools. On Tuesday February 21, 2018 at approximately 1030 pm we received a complaint. An investigation into incident began immediately. As a result of the investigation a New Lexington City School student was taken into custody. The Police Department requested that the juvenile be charged with one count of Inducing panic a felony of the second degree. The student had their hearing today and was sentenced by Juvenile court. The New Lexington Police Department worked closely with the New Lexington City School District during the investigation. Our common goal is to insure that our students and staff are safe. Thank You, Chief Ervin

National Stop the Bleed Day, FREE COMMUNITY training. Class size is limited.

Update on the Facebook threats to our Schools. We are continuing to receive additional threat's to our schools through Facebook. We are investigating these accounts as we receive the information. We are not the only area of the state receiving these posts. We have been in touch with school administrators and school will still be in session as usual. We ask for your continued support and rest assured we will continue to work with the schools to maintain a safe environment for all. Thank You, Chief Ervin

This morning we received information of a possible incident that is suppose to occur at our schools in Perry County. We always investigate these types of complaints thoroughly . We have reached out to our Law Enforcement partners and our School Administration. Steps have been taken to maintain a safe environment for our students and staff. As of this time we have found none of this information to be credible. We would like to thank those in the community that passed the information on. As always we ask the community to report any suspicious activity immediately Thank You, Chief Ervin

We would like to thank “We Love Pets” of Zanesville for their generous donation of Nutro dog food for our K9 team. Thanks again, Chief Ervin

We would like to thank Chad, Julie and their staff at Sideliners for their genorosity this evening, thank you for supporting the Local Law Enforcement Officers, very much appreciated. Chief Ervin

We would like to take a moment and recognize one of our community partners, New Lexington Elks Lodge 509. Friday, February 16 from 230 pm to 500 pm, they will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks. The public is invited.

Buyer beware, we have fake currency circulating throughout the area. Some of these bills are being mixed in with legitimate bills during various transactions. Thank you, Chief Ervin

K9 Training Day

What a busy morning, Patrol Officers encounterd three suspicious persons in the 500 block of North Main Street at approximately 5am, Upon further investigation a breaking and entering to one of the local businesses was discovered. Further investigation resulted in the arrest of a New Lexington man in his 30’s. Some of the property was recovered, the investigation continues. At approximately 6 am another breaking and entering was reported in the 900 block of West Brown Street, that investigation continues. At approximately 8am we were dispatched to a female with a knife who had barricaded herself in a room in the 500 block of West Brown Street. The female was taken into custody and transported to the hospital for a mental evaluation, without further incident. I would like to say thank you to the Street Department, the 911 EST’s as well as the Police Officers and EMS personnel. Everyone worked together under less than desirable weather conditions to serve our community. Thanks Again! Chief Ervin

Patrol Officers have been busy this week in the Village. On the 14th officers conducted a traffic stop for a minor traffic violation at approximately 330 am in the 7000 Block of St Rt 37 which resulted in two subjects being arrested on outstanding warrants and seizure of suspected heroin and crystal meth. On the 16th at approximately 700 pm law enforcement arrested a Parole violator in the 100 block of Imperial Street. In the early morning hours on the 17th in the 200 block of Academy Street officer conducted a traffic stop for a minor traffic violation and made another outstanding warrant arrest and confinscated pills, heroin and crystal meth. Great Job Everyone! Chief Ervin

We have received request from various organizations to provide some type of local training with regards to life threatening events that have been on the increase over the past several years. Civilian Response To Active Shooter Events is such a training that is available locally. Participants will be provided with strategies that can be used to prepare and respond to an active shooter event or other life-threatening incident. If your organization is interested in this type of training give us a call at 740-342-4111 and we will schedule a training date.

Update, Martin has been taken into custody, Thanks to the public for providing his location. Community and Law Enforcement working together. Thanks again!

We are investigating a purse snatching that occurred on December 15 at approximately 300 pm. This took place in the 600 block of Carroll Street. Attached is a picture of two persons of interest. Both of these subjects currently are wanted by local law enforcement. If you see these two people contact local law enforcement. Thank you.

Congratulations Polly and Dave!

On behalf of the New Lexington Police Department, we would like to say Thank You, to Councilman Dick Anderson for his many years of service to the village.

We would like to extend our sympathy to the family of Retired Detective Sergeant Myrtle Anne Craig. Detective Sergeant Craig served the village as a police officer from August 1996 to August 2006. Her service to the community as a Emergency Medical professional dates back to December of 1988. Funeral services will be held Monday December 4 at 1100 am. Winegardner Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Don't forget, this Friday is the Christmas Walk. Numerous events going on at the Courthouse, several of the businesses will also be open. Don't forget our friends at the VFW behind PNC bank. Parade lines up at Roberts Funeral home on Mill Street.

I would like to take this opportunity to say Thank You! To a community partner and his family who graciously donated gift cards to the Police Department to pass out to other members of the community during the holiday season. Thanks Again, Chief Ervin

On Sunday November 12 at approximately 0130 hours, the 911 center received a call in reference to a shooting in the 600 block of Mill Street. Witnesses provided leads on the subject who allegedly fired the shots and the subject fled the scene prior to the officers arrival. On November 14 th at approximately 2000 hours a 26 year old Corning, Ohio man was taken into custody without incident and is currently being transported to SEORJ. Once again we would like to thank the citizens who provided the information that led to the apprehension of the subject as well as the quick response of the officers and 911 Dispatchers.