Will this be your last text?
Mantua Police Department is located at 4650 W High St, Mantua, 44255 OH. The Mantua Police Department phone number is 330-274-2251.
Will this be your last text?
This month, the Mantua Police Department will focus on Distracted Driving. We will be presenting information on the current data revolving around what happens when drivers are distracted. According to the NHTSA, in 2015, Distracted Driving claimed the lives of 3,477 persons in the United States. Over 391,000 persons were injured as a result of Distracted Driving. Currently, Texting while driving is the worst distraction. Sending or Reading a Text can take your eyes off the road for a minimum of 5 seconds. That is like traveling the length of a football field with your eyes closed at a speed of 55 MPH. Cell Phone and Texting while driving is greatest for persons between the age of 16 and 24. https://youtu.be/jtQ9H1MrrPo
The Girard Police Department is in our thoughts and prayers tonight.
October 15th is the start of National Teen Driver Safety Week. This annual event is in its 10th year. It runs from October 15th through October 21st this year. Here are a few stats on teen related crashes: 1. Motor Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens (15-18 years old) in the United States. 2. In 2015, there were 1,972 teen drivers of passenger vehicles involved in fatal motor vehicle crashes. An estimated 99,000 teen passenger vehicle drivers were injured in crashes. 3. Teens who are dialing phone numbers on their cell phones were 6 times more susceptible to crashing their cars. 4. Teens who were texting while driving are 23 times more likely to be in a motor vehicle crash. What are the biggest risks for teen drivers? - Alcohol/Drugs - One out of five teen drivers involved in a fatal crash have been drinking or using drugs. - Seat Belts - In 2015, 531 passengers in vehicles driven by teen drivers died during a crash. - Distracted Driving - The number of distracted drivers is growing rapidly. In 2015, 10 percent of fatal crashes were attributed to distractions. - Speeding - In 2015, Almost a third (29%) of fatal crashes involving a teen driver was the result of a speed offense. - Passengers - The likelihood of teen drivers engaging in risky behavior triples when traveling with multiple passengers. - Drowsy Driving - Teens are busier than ever. Extra activities, work, and studying can be deadly when a teen driver is over tired. TALK TO YOUR TEEN DRIVERS. Remember, there are limitations in the Ohio Law for teen drivers. Find out where your teen driver falls in the Graduated Driving License program. As a parent or guardian, what can you do? 1. Lead by Example. 2. Talk Year Round to your Kids. 3. Set consequences for bad choices - and follow through. EYES ON THE ROAD - HANDS ON THE WHEEL - ALL THE TIME.
The following is a News Release. The Mantua Police Department has been contacted by the Crestwood Local School District, reference to an incident that was brought to their attention. The department at this time has opened a fact finding investigation looking into allegations made to determine if criminal acts have occurred, and to what level, and to whom. This investigation is ongoing and the School District has been cooperating completely. As Authorized by Police Chief HW Buchert.
If you have information on this juvenile, please call the Streetsboro Police Department.
Please keep the Officers and Dispatchers of the Streetsboro Police Department in your thoughts and prayers as they mourn retired Chief Richard Taiclet.
There was a thunder storm that moved through the Mantua community this afternoon. Multiple trees and power lines were brought down. Please remember that all power lines are to be considered energized until First Energy can assess the situation and determine if it is safe to be around these lines. If you see a downed power line, please report it. Do not drive over downed power lines and do not attempt to clear trees that are touching power lines.
On August 1st, Lt. Justus and K-9 Vader participated in the National Night Out held at the Birchwood Manor Mobile Home Park in Ravenna. Lt. Justus and Vader provided a demonstration to the participants of a narcotic search. Lt. Justus then answered questions about police dogs and how the K-9 unit was formed in Mantua.
Today, we remember Officer Josh Miktarian of the Twinsburg Police Department. He was killed by a coward on July 13, 2008. Officer Miktarian was killed just doing what we do. #miktarian
Happy 4th of July to the citizens of the Mantua Community. Please drink responsibly and be careful with fireworks.
Over the next few months, you may notice a few of our veteran officers are not around. Sergeant Bob Reitz retired from the Police Department in June. Sgt. Reitz had been with the department since July 1979. In that time, he had been a Patrolman, a K-9 Officer, and then a Sergeant. Some of you may know Sgt. Reitz from his ever friendly smile or his yearly participation at the Soap Box Derby. Patrolman Dan Forman has also announced his upcoming retirement from the Police Department. Patrolman Forman started with the Police Department in March 1986. In that time, Patrolman Forman has been our Evidence Technician, Field Training Officer, and has been the Police Department representative to the former Neighborhood Watch Program. If you see these two out and about around town, please wish them the best of the luck in their retirement as it is well deserved.
On June 17th, Lt Justus and K-9 Vader attended a Carnival held at the New Adventures Learning Center in Mantua Township. All of the proceeds from the event were donated to the Mantua Police K9 Fund.
New Adventures Early Learning and Child Development Center will be having a carnival on June 17th from 12-3 PM. Admission is $1. All proceeds from the event go to the Mantua Police K-9 Fund. The address for the New Adventures Center is 11767 Timber Pointe Trail. They will have games, prizes, bounce houses, scavenger hunts, face painting, fire truck display, a Chinese auction, a community booth, and free food. K-9 Vader will be there and will be doing demonstrations for the public.
This years Click it or Ticket Campaign across the State of Ohio starts on May 22nd. Officers across the State will be participating in a National Enforcement Mobilization to encourage drivers and passengers to wear their seat belts. The proper use of a seat belt has been proven to reduce injuries and to reduce the possibility of death during a motor vehicle crash. Remember, Click It or Ticket.
Today marks the start of the National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. These men and women are the backbone of any public safety agency. They are the glue that holds us all together. Thank you to each and everyone of you that answers the calls for help every day.
Both witnesses involved have contacted the Police Department - Thank you all for sharing our post.
Tonight, Lieutenant Justus made a traffic stop on a Silver PT Cruiser in the parking lot of the Circle K store on Main Street. Two gentleman in a black pickup truck witnessed the stop and the suspect in the vehicle throwing evidence from his vehicle. We need those two gentleman to contact the Police Department. Please call the Police Department at 330-274-2251 if you witnessed the driver of the vehicle throw evidence from his vehicle. Thank you.
With the election just around the corner, we feel it is important to review the rules in the Village of Mantua covering election signs. As outlined in the Mantua Village Zoning Code Section 450.4, Temporary Lawn Signs ( Such as Election Signs) do not require a zoning permit. However, the signs can be no bigger than 6 square feet per side and can be no taller than 4 feet in height. If the sign is two sided, both sides together can not total more than 12 square feet. The Village of Mantua does not permit large banners or large signs in the yards. As covered in Section 450.06 of the Mantua Village Zoning Code, All signs shall be located as pursuant to the following requirements: 1. No sign shall be located within or shall obstruct a right of way. 2. No sign shall be affixed to a fire escape, utility pole or structure, or tree, shrub, rock, or other natural object. 3. No sign shall be erected or placed as to obstruct free entrance and exit from a required door, window or fire escape. 4. Signs shall not be mounted on roofs or extend above the roofline. 5. Signs shall not cover architectural details such as, but not limited to arches, sills, molding, cornices, and transom windows. We believe in the democratic process and in keeping with that, feel that each side of every issue has the right based upon the laws of the Village of Mantua to post their political views. Please make sure you comply with the specific codes involved to ensure your signs are in compliance. Please make sure that you obtain permission from each property owner before placing any signs. If you disagree with a particular political view, please do not move, deface, damage, destroy or otherwise tamper with any signs. Entering private property without permission can be considered Criminal Mischief or Criminal Trespassing based upon circumstances. In addition, depriving a person of their temporary political yard sign is Theft and will result in arrest of any and all individuals involved. At the completion of the election, the owner of the property has three (3) days to remove the sign from their property.
We would like to say thank you to the Mantua Police Department NJ for the beautiful flower arrangement that they sent to Sgt. Urso in memory of K-9 Diablo.