Bellville Police Department

  • Agency: Bellville Police Department
  • Address: 320 Bell Street, Bellville, 44813 OH
  • Chief: Ron Willey (Chief of Police)
Phone: (419)886-3801
Fax: (419)886-2144
Email:

Bellville Police Department is located at 320 Bell Street, Bellville, 44813 OH. The Chief of Police of the department is Ron Willey. The Bellville Police Department phone number is (419)886-3801.

Bellville Police Department News

Please see this page for more information regarding the Refer a Family, Secret Santa 2017 event. We would also like to clear up any confusion in regards to the two entities. The Law Enforcement Association of Bellville is the one who is hosting the event. While we are working closely with them, we are a completely separate entity. The stuff-a-cruiser event that will be taking place on November 24th and November 25th, from 10am until 1pm, at Walmart on Possum Run Road, is being hosted by the Law Enforcement Association of Bellville. At this event, we are hoping to stuff their cruisers with many holiday gifts, decorations, clothes, toys, and everyday life essentials. The items collected will then be donated to the Bellville Police Department to divide among the families that are referred. We, as the Bellville Police, will be dropping the gifts off to each family with the help of the members of the nonprofit organization. The food baskets will be prepared and donations for them are being made to the Law Enforcement Association of Bellville. While we plan to share information back and forth, sometimes you will be directed to their page for the most accurate, up to date information.

Thank you for all the inquiries and questions. Here is the form and information we are looking for when you refer a family: REFER A FAMILY SECRET SANTA 2017 INFORMATION FOR FAMILY BEING REFERRED: NAME ___________________________________________________ ADDRESS ___________________________________________________ PHONE ___________________________________________________ This form must be completed and returned to the Law Enforcement Association of Bellville, 320 Bell St. Bellville, OH 44813 by Monday, November 27, 2017. This allows us time to review the applications and begin shopping. Please be sure that your referral is delivered to the department by the deadline. We will need the first weeks of December to complete the shopping and wrapping. If this deadline is a problem for your family, you must contact us at 419-886-2813 before Dec. 1. Thank you for participating in this project and for allowing us to help your nominated family have a Merry Christmas. All information is kept CONFIDENTIAL. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF WHY YOU ARE REFERRING THIS FAMILY: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Thank You Bellville voters for your support tonight ! It is very appreciated.

Good Morning Facebook friends! We have decided that this year, we are partnering with Walmart on Possum Run for an event to help with Secret Santa, Refer a Family. Walmart is graciously allowing us to be at Walmart on Friday, November 24th and Saturday, November 25th with a cruiser for you to stuff full! Will you please join us and help us to stuff these cruisers? We are looking forward to helping these families have a very Merry Christmas. Anything will be appreciated from toys to clothes to arts and craft items, anything really! We'd like to thank Walmart and it's amazing staff for allowing us to stand outside their establishment and for assisting with Secret Santa, Refer a Family!

We hope that all Bellville residents will go to the polls tommorow and vote Yes for the Bellville Police Levy. We need your support to keep our community safe and keep the quality of life we all enjoy. We appreciate all the positive comments we have received leading up to the election. Thank You!

We are now accepting referrals for Bellville's 1st annual Secret Santa, Refer a Family!!! Please make sure you get those referrals in on time so we can make sure this holiday season is a special one for those in need! If you have questions, or need anything, please contact us at 419-886-2813. Feel free to leave a message and we will return your call as soon as we can.

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For Immediate Release: Police Calls *45 calls for service for 10/16/17 – 10/22/17 *Police calls consist of citizen complaints and officer initiated activity that warrant investigation or arrest. They do not include minor misdemeanors, traffic citations or calls for service without an arrest.* 10/17/17 - Duke and Duchess on Main - Officer was dispatched to this location due to someone passing a counterfeit $100 bill. This bill passed the counterfeit pen test but felt “off” to the clerk. Due to passing the test, the bill was accepted. This case is under investigation. 10/18/17 - SR 97 and I-71 – An Officer was dispatched to this location due to a one vehicle crash. Upon arrival, a squad was requested for neck and back pain. The other two passengers, a 3 year old child and a 38 year old male, were unharmed. The child was taken to the hospital for medical clearance. Officers located drug paraphernalia and miscellaneous medications during the stop. The driver was issued a citation for operation of a motor vehicle without being in reasonable control and a summons for drug paraphernalia. The female, a 27 year old female, was issued a summons for drug paraphernalia and being in possession of a schedule I or II drug. The child was to be released to Dad. 10/19/17 - Main St – This department received information in regards to a telecommunications harassment case. This case is currently under investigation. 10/20/17 - SR 97 E – A traffic stop was initiated due to a vehicle having an exceptionally loud exhaust and a license plate light that was not working. As the officer pulled out, the vehicle seemed to be speeding up, almost as if they were attempting to elude the officer. During the stop, it was found that the driver, a 23 year old Bellville man, was driving under suspension. Both he and the driver were under suspension but the driver was able to contact a valid driver to retrieve the vehicle. The driver was issued a citation for driving under suspension and advised of his court date. Bell St – A traffic stop was initiated for failure to utilize turn signals when making a turn. Upon approach of the vehicle and the driver, an 18 year old female, rolling the window down, the officer detected a very heavy odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. The occupants, all 18 and 19 year old females, were asked to sit in the police cruiser while a consented search was conducted of the vehicle, one of the occupants had an overly strong odor of marijuana about her. A female deputy was requested and arrived on scene. When asked, she admitted to having marijuana in her undergarments. Two of the three occupants admittedly had marijuana concealed in their undergarments. The marijuana was given to the female deputy who then handed it over to the Officer for evidence. During the search of the vehicle, drug paraphernalia was located. The driver was issued a citation for failure to use turn signals and driving under the influence. She was also issued a summons for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. One of the passengers was issued a summons for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The other passenger was issued a summons for possession of drug paraphernalia. 10/21/17 - Huron St – A call came in for a fire being set to the front porch of a home belonging to a disabled individual on oxygen. While on foot patrol, the officer was able to see two, possibly three, individuals sneaking around the area. Before the officer could make contact, the individuals fled. 10/22/17 - Duke and Duchess on SR 97 W – A report came in for a stolen auto from said location. While talking with the owner of the vehicle, it was learned that the suspect took money from him the night before outside of Bellville. The owner of the vehicle was trying to help the suspect, a 39 year old female, and give her a ride back to Wooster, Ohio. While stopping for cigarettes, the suspect took the vehicle as the owner went inside. This case is under investigation.

BELLVILLE’S REFER A FAMILY SECRET SANTA 2017 Christmas is a time for sharing, a time of peace and joy. It is Christmas presents for the children wrapped and bowed beneath the Christmas tree to celebrate the birth of Jesus. It is the giving spirit in our little Village. Law Enforcement Association of Bellville is partnering with the Bellville Police Department for the 1st annual holiday project. Law Enforcement Association of Bellville is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization serving the Village of Bellville, Ohio. Our organization has decided to try and help families in the local area during the holiday season by joining together with local area businesses and residents to help provide families who are in need with gifts for their children. We realize that there are families who have come upon hard times and aren’t able to provide the Christmas they would like for their children. Our goal is to target those families who have fallen upon hard times and have limited resources, and provide gifts for the children that their families wouldn’t otherwise be able to provide. We will do our very best to make sure all nominated families are helped but please understand that resources are limited. If you feel that we can help a certain family this holiday season, please fill out a referral form (available at Village Hall, the Police Department, by calling 419-886-2813 or by emailing Heather John at hjohn@bellvillepd.com) and return it by Monday, November 27, 2017 to the Bellville Police Department, attention Heather John. Please see the following guidelines for referring a family in need and what information we will need about each family that is nominated: 1. This is a SECRET referral 2. You cannot refer your own family 3. We ask that you give a brief description of what the parents are facing 4. How many children there are in the immediate household (i.e. living there year round) 5. How old each child is 6. You may refer more than one family but no more than two families. PLEASE make sure all information is provided or we won’t be able to accept that referral 7. Families must be from the Clear Fork School District. Referrals will be on a first come basis. We will keep everyone’s information on hand and will go right down the list until our resources are maxed out. Due to the number of referrals that we anticipate receiving, we will only be furnishing the families with gifts for children, ages birth thru twelfth grade. Each family will also receive a food basket for their holiday meal. We will be accepting donations in the form of new toys and clothing, personal hygiene, non-perishable food items as well as monetary donations. You can drop your donations off at the Bellville Police Department or Village Hall. Everything donated will be dispersed among the families that are referred. If you are interested in donating any perishable food items, please call (419-886-2813) or email (hjohn@bellvillepd.com) ahead of time and set up arrangements for those donations to be taken. All donations are tax deductible and 100% of all donations will go directly to the referred families. Families will be notified of their referral for “Refer a Family, Secret Santa,” upon their acceptance and additional information is provided regarding sizes, needs and wants, we will place “Giving Trees” around town in local businesses with these items listed. All gifts will be delivered Christmas Eve by none other than our Villages finest, the Bellville Police Officers! Remember, this is a SECRET and we will not divulge who referred what family.

For Immediate Release: Police Calls *43 calls for service for 10/9/17 – 10/15/17 *Police calls consist of citizen complaints and officer initiated activity that warrant investigation or arrest. They do not include minor misdemeanors, traffic citations or calls for service without an arrest.* 10/8/17 - Duke and Duchess on 97 W - Officer was dispatched to this location due to someone driving off with the gas pump nozzle still in their gas tank. Both parties agreed to handle the matter in a civil manner. Case is closed and no charges were filed. 10/10/17 - Main St – An Officer was dispatched to this location due to possible suicidal threats being made. After speaking with the individual and the family, it was determined that it was in the best interest of everyone involved if the individual was taken to the hospital for an evaluation to determine if further treatment would be necessary. - Duke and Duchess on Main – An Officer was dispatched to this location due to the gas station attendant locating a credit card skimming device inside the pump. This device has been removed and the pump has been fixed. All other remaining pumps were checked and given the all clear. This case is under investigation. - Economy Inn – A caller stated that while bow hunting on the property, he located a shed with an old tarp on it. When he went to move the tarp someone grabbed him. The caller stated he believed that he knew who grabbed him and that he typically has a weapon of some sort on his person. Upon arrival, police made contact with the suspect and issued him a no trespass order for the establishment. 10/11/17 - Main St – A traffic stop was initiated due to an officer observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. During the stop, the officer detected an odor of marijuana. After running the driver’s information, it was determined that he was driving under suspension. The occupants were asked to exit the vehicle while the conducted a search. Before the search began, the driver, a 33 year old Mansfield man, admitted that there was a bag of marijuana and a pipe under his seat. That is all the officer located during the search. The driver was issued a citation for driving under suspension and speeding. He was also issued a summons for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. 10/12/17 - SR 97 West – A traffic stop was initiated due to an Officer witnessing a vehicle that was swerving and crossing over the fog lines. During the stop, it was found that the driver, a 24 year old Bellville woman, was driving without a license. She was issued a citation for driving without a license and marked lanes. Her vehicle was parked in a safe location and she was transported via a valid licensed driver. - Bellville – This department received a call for a case of physical child abuse. The case is currently under investigation and Children Services has been notified. 10/13/17 - SR 97 West – While at the gas station, the officer heard a car alarm going off and was frantically approached by a patron stating someone was stealing a vehicle. The officer looked outside and noticed a car that was driving off as the lights flashed and the horn sounded. He quickly caught up to the vehicle and made contact with the driver, a 48 year old Missouri woman, who stated it was just a misunderstanding and that the car belonged to her and her husband. After verifying this information with dispatch, it was also learned that the driver was driving under suspension. The officer gave her the opportunity to call someone to help her retrieve the vehicle. She refused resulting in the vehicle being towed. The officer transported her and her 10 year old daughter to a local hotel. - SR 13 and SR 97 East – While on routine patrols, the officer on duty witnessed a driver who was swerving on the roadway. The officer initiated a traffic stop and watched as the driver quickly reached for and began spraying something inside the vehicle. Upon approach of the vehicle the officer was overwhelmed with the smell of perfume emitting from inside the car. The officer spoke with the driver, a 43 year old Mansfield woman for a few minutes while she frantically searched for her ID, registration and insurance information. As the perfume began to dissipate, he was able to detect an odor of alcoholic beverage. The driver claimed to have not had anything to drink and was unsure what the officer was smelling. The officer performed some field sobriety tests and a breathalyzer and then searched the vehicle due to smelling alcohol. During the search, the officer found a half open and very cold to the touch can of beer plus a full, unopened can. The driver was issued a citation for OVI and marked lanes as well as a summons for open container. She was released to family at her home. 10/15/17 - McDonalds on SR 97 W – Two juvenile males went to the said establishment requesting to speak with one of the workers. When the worker walked to the front, the two juveniles threw their cokes on the worker and left. Police responded, making contact with all parties involved and learned that the juveniles were retaliating due to an incident that had taken place previously. Both juveniles were issued a summons for disorderly conduct.

For Immediate Release: Police Calls *52 calls for service for 10/1/17 – 10/8/17 *Police calls consist of citizen complaints and officer initiated activity that warrant investigation or arrest. They do not include minor misdemeanors, traffic citations or calls for service without an arrest.* 10/2/17 - Der Dutchman - Officer was dispatched to this location due to several vehicle break-ins. Upon arrival, the officer located a vehicle with the passenger window broken. Owner of the vehicle will be providing a list of missing items. - Deer Ridge Golf Course – Officer was dispatched to this location due to a vehicle break in. Upon arrival, the officer located a vehicle with the rear passenger window broken. Owner of the vehicle was able to provide this department with a list of items stolen from the vehicle. - Der Dutchman – Officer was dispatched to this location due to several vehicle break-ins. Upon arrival, the officer spoke to the owner of the vehicle who stated she believes her car doors were unlocked and several items had been taken. She stated she could not be 100% sure but would contact us once she got home to verify that the items weren’t there. A short while later, the victim called and stated that she was able to locate everything and nothing was taken from her vehicle. - Der Dutchman – Officer was dispatched to this location for several vehicle break-ins. Upon arrival, the officer located a minivan with the passenger sliding door window broken. The victim stated she had just put a lot of items in her van and would need to provide a list of missing items to the officer once she was able to inventory the van. This list was provided to the officer. - Duke on 97 W – A traffic stop was initiated due to a motorist who did not use his turn signal when pulling from a parking lot. When the officer made contact with the driver, he learned that the driver was driving under suspension. The driver, a 40 year old West Salem man, was cited for driving under suspension and failure to use his turn signal. He was released to a valid driver. 10/4/17 - Mock Rd – A traffic stop was initiated due to an officer observing as a vehicle traveled at a high rate of speed. During the stop, the officer was able to detect an odor of alcoholic beverage emitting from the driver. The driver was unable to participate in the physical field sobriety tests but agreed to a portable breath test, which indicated that he was in fact intoxicated. The driver, a 34 year old Mansfield man, insisted that the officer should take him to jail for the evening so he could avoid family problems when he arrived home. The officer told him that if he cooperated he would be able to be released to a sober driver. While the officer searched the vehicle, the man was in the back of the cruiser kicking the windows and stating he needed to urinate. While waiting for another unit to arrive, the man urinated in the cruiser, after attempting to kick the back windows out. The driver was then transported to the Richland County Jail and issued a citation for OVI, speed, and no seatbelt. He was also issued summons for disorderly and open container. 10/5/17 - KC Steak and Ribs – An officer was approached by a man stating that he believes there is stolen vehicle that was at KC Steak and Ribs. He stated he believed that the vehicle had been spray painted to avoid recognition. After further investigation it was determined that the vehicle was, in fact, reported stolen and had been spray painted. The current driver of the vehicle stated that the vehicle had been sold to him and that he was unaware that it had been stolen but would cooperate and help in any way he could. 10/8/17 - Duke on 97 W – After pumping gas, the patron forgot to remove the nozzle from his gas tank and drove off, damaging the pump. The establishment requested that something be on file just in case the patron did not pay the restitution, as they had agreed to do.

For Immediate Release: Police Calls *44 calls for service for 9/24/17 – 9/30/17 *Police calls consist of citizen complaints and officer initiated activity that warrant investigation or arrest. They do not include minor misdemeanors, traffic citations or calls for service without an arrest.* 9/24/17 - Bellville, OH – Lexington Police Department made a traffic stop and learned that the driver’s wife, a 53 year old Bellville resident, had a warrant for her arrest. Lexington asked for Bellville assistance to wait at the residence for their arrival due to the couple having children in the home. Once other units arrived, the suspect was taken into custody and transported to the Richland County Jail without issue. - SR 97 W – While dealing with a crash, a pedestrian, a 53 year old Glouster, Ohio man, approached the officers and asked for assistance with his broke down vehicle. The officers explained to the man that in order to take him anywhere they would need to check him for weapons. While conducting the search the officer located a pill bottle with unknown pills in it. The man was issued a summons for possession of schedule 1 or 2 drug and possession of schedule 3, 4 or 5 drug. 9/26/17 - Markey St – A family member was concerned when they located some unknown, non-prescribed medications in the home. This concern led to a phone call to the Police Department. During the investigation, it was learned the medication was purchased online and mailed to a PO Box. The pills will be sent to BCI for further testing to determine if charges will be filed. 9/27/17 - Bellville, OH – A concerned mother inquired about inappropriate Facebook messages that her daughter had received. The department looked into the matter and determined that at no time was the minor child lured into giving out her home address, nor was she persuaded to meet this individual anywhere. Based on the information learned, no charges are being pursued at this time. - SR 13 and Honey Creek Rd – A traffic stop was initiated for a vehicle that was observed to not have a working license plate light. When the officer made contact with the driver, he learned that the driver, a 39 year old Mt. Vernon man, was driving under suspension and did not have a county sticker on his license plate. The driver parked the vehicle and waited for a licensed driver to retrieve him and the vehicle. 9/28/17 - Markey St – During a home visit by a Probation Officer, the resident was taken into custody for a probation violation. During the search, additional contraband was found in the home. A guest of the offender was found to be in possession of several unlabeled medications, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The guest, a 52 year old Mansfield woman, was issued a summons for being in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. She was also informed that pending the results of the BCI testing, she may be issued further charges for the unknown medications found in her possession. 9/30/17 - Main St – While stopped at a red light, an officer witnessed the passenger of a vehicle get out, walk back to the vehicle behind their car, knock on the window and wake the driver up, who appeared to have nodded off. The officer initiated a traffic stop to the individual and inquired as to why it appeared as if he had fallen asleep while at a red light. The officer was able to detect an odor of alcoholic beverage and marijuana emitting from the vehicle. The driver was asked to step out of the vehicle and participate in some tests to determine if he was under the influence or not. During the search of the vehicle, the officers located an open beer bottle, some marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The driver was issued a citation for OVI, driving under suspension and marked lanes. He was issued summons for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released to a sober and licensed driver.

Ofc. Wallis and Lexington's Off. Martin participating in a role playing exercise during Crisis Intervention Training (CIT).

Bellville Police Department participated in this year's Crisis Intervention Training (CIT).

For Immediate Release: Police Calls *41 calls for service for 9/17/17 – 9/23/17 *Police calls consist of citizen complaints and officer initiated activity that warrant investigation or arrest. They do not include minor misdemeanors, traffic citations or calls for service without an arrest.* 9/17/17 - Fitting Ave – While leaving the Bellville Street Fair, a 17 year old Mansfield male was attacked from behind. The attacker attempted to rob the victim. They engaged in a fight and the attacker took off in an unknown direction. No money was taken but injuries were sustained. - Huron St – While on patrol, an Officer noticed someone moving erratically inside of a vehicle. Being familiar with the residents, the officer knew this person did not belong in the vehicle. The Officer approached the occupant and questioned his intentions to find that the man was related to the owner and was looking for his wallet. The officer also noticed that the man had an open alcoholic beverage with him. He was informed of the laws of physical control and issued a summons for open container. 9/18/17 - Main St - Officers were dispatched to a location for a message left referencing a male that was threatening to harm himself. Caller was concerned due to the fact that the male had her child and in the message she could hear the child crying in the background. Officers made contact with male and determined he needed to be evaluated. 9/22/17 - Main St – A call came into dispatch referencing a domestic disturbance between a male and his wife. The officer arrived on scene and learned that the male half was upset with the female half for undisclosed reasons and had thrown food at her, hitting her on the side of the head and in the face. While attempting to leave, with their infant, the male half grabbed the female by the arm and drug her back into the residence. The male was arrested for domestic violence. The female was advised of what steps the department would take and what steps she needed to take for the safety of her and her child.

*Police calls consist of citizen complaints and officer initiated activity that warrant investigation or arrest. They do not include minor misdemeanor traffic citations or calls for service without an arrest.* During the 4 days of the Bellville Street Fair, our officers handled a total of 41 calls for service. This does not include traffic stops. 9/10/17 - Comfort Inn – A Police Officer was requested to this location due to a man sleeping in the hallway. Upon arrival, the Officer woke the man up and found out that the man was intoxicated and locked out of his room. He stated his room key didn’t work so he sat down and fell asleep. The officer assisted him in getting into his room and left the man in the care of some family who was also staying in the same room. 9/12/17 - Myers Ave – A complaint came into this department from the Street Department in Bellville due to someone dumping trash at the listed location. Upon arrival the officer located a black trash bag full and some other miscellaneous trash with the offender’s address on it. This Officer was advised that it has been an ongoing problem and they would like for it to be stopped. The owner was issued a summons for prohibited disposal of trash and garbage. 9/14/17 - Main St – A missing person was reported to the Fair Board office who contacted the Bellville Police Department. We were informed that an elderly male had been reported to them as missing. A short while later, after formation of a search team, we were informed that the elderly man had been located and our assistance was no longer needed. 9/16/17 - Main St – While on foot patrol, Officers witnessed a vehicle back out of a parking space, stop and heavily press on the accelerator, backing into a parked vehicle. As the officers approached to handle the crash, the driver put the vehicle into drive and quickly accelerated. While Officers were attempting to get the driver’s attention, they had to jump out of the way to keep from being hit. After a short time, both suspects, one from Zanesville and one from Grove City, were located, issued summons for obstruction and disorderly conduct and taken to the Richland County Jail. Once the investigation is completed, the driver will be cited for the traffic offenses.

For Immediate Release: Police Calls: 9/3 - 9/9 *Police calls consist of citizen complaints and officer initiated activity that warrant investigation of arrest. They do not include minor misdemeanor traffic citations.* 9/3/17 - Yorkshire Rd – A Bellville Police Officer was dispatched to said location for property damage. Upon arrival, the owner showed the officer damage to a back window. It appeared to have possibly been damaged by a bb/pellet gun or a thrown rock. There were no active suspects and it is believed that a lawnmower of a nearby home may have thrown a rock and hit the window. No charges are being filed. 9/6/17 - East St – A complaint was called in due to someone stopping and tossing a kitten from their vehicle at a house. A description was given of the person and vehicle being driven. The kitten was rescued and given a good home. 9/9/17 - Wendy’s – A Police Officer was requested to this location for a duffle bag that was shoved into the outside drive thru trash can by a patron. The officer retrieved the bag and found several sets of clothing and a set of dentures. - W Durbin – A traffic stop was initiated for several turns being made without the use of turn signals. Upon contact with the driver, a 28 year old Bellville resident, it was determined that he did not have a valid driver’s license. The driver was cited for driving under suspension and given a warning for the turn signal violations. - Main St – A traffic stop was initiated due to subject vehicle travelling without their headlights. The vehicle immediately pulled over and was cooperative. The driver, a 16 year old Bellville resident, was found to be driving without a licensed driver and only having a temporary permit. Driver was cited for temporary permit violation and required headlights and advised of her mandatory court date.

Bellville Police calls 8/27 - 9/2 *Police calls consist of citizen complaints and officer initiated activity that warrant investigation of arrest. They do not include minor misdemeanor traffic citations.* 8/27/17 - SR 13/Spayde Rd – A traffic stop was initiated due to a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed. As the vehicle passed the officer, it quickly slowed and swerved, crossing the center line. During the stop, the officer witnessed the rear passenger moving about in the back seat. After contact was made with the occupants in the vehicle, it was learned that the back seat passenger, a 32 year old male out of Mansfield, had a warrant for his arrest. The officer requested back up due to previous violent tendencies listed on his warrant. Due to the odd movements of the rear passenger, the officer requested that he exit the vehicle. Once he was detained and the other occupants exited the vehicle, the officer conducted a search of the vehicle and located a pocket knife, opened, and concealed. The driver, a 20 year old Mansfield woman, and the passenger, a 23 year old Mansfield woman, were given a warning for speed and marked lanes. Both females were dismissed from the scene while the back seat passenger was arrested on his warrant. - Speedway – An officer’s presence was requested to the rear parking lot of Speedway for a male subject yelling at passing cars. When the officer was able to make contact with the individual, the officer noticed that the man was possibly sleeping in his vehicle. The subject explained that he was, in fact, sleeping out of his car but he just obtained employment. The subject told the officer that he had no intentions of harming himself and was advised by the officer about sleeping in his vehicle on private property. Nothing criminal had taken place. 9/1/17 - SR 97 E – A traffic stop was initiated for an obstructed license plate. During contact with the driver, a 51 year old Columbus male, the officer could detect an odor of alcoholic beverage. Both, the driver and passenger, denied consuming alcohol or any being in the vehicle. After conducting the field sobriety tests, the driver was determined to be impaired and issued a citation for OVI, driving under suspension and obstructed license plate. They were released to a sober driver. - Speedway – During a scheduled meeting for parenting visitation, the male half was upset with the ex-wife, accusing her of stealing the children’s clothes. The male half was pointing his finger in her face. Due to previous encounters with one another, she became scared and called the police. No physical harm or threats were made to either party. The female half was advised of domestic violence shelters and how to obtain a protection order, if needed. 9/2/17 - 71 NB Ramp/Kochheiser – Car stop was made due to motorist not using his turn signals. During the stop, the driver, a 32 year old Massillon man, told the officer that none of the turn signals work and also admitted that his license was suspended. He was issued a citation for driving under suspension and not using his turn signals. A licensed driver took over and they left the scene.

: Police Calls: 8/20 - 8/26 8/20/17 - SR 13 – An officer observed a vehicle swerving on the roadway. The officer initiated the traffic stop and made contact with the driver, a 19 year old Lucas man. During this time the officer was able to detect an odor of marijuana and alcoholic beverage. Both driver and passenger, a 19 year old Mansfield male, denied having any alcohol or marijuana in the vehicle. After a search of the vehicle, marijuana was located in a compartment within the door. Both occupants were issued summonses and released to sober individuals. 8/21/17 - Comfort Plaza Dr. – While on patrol, an officer observed a male sitting in a vehicle, in the parking lot. While checking on the well-being of the individual, the officer smelled a strong odor of alcoholic beverage. The 46 year old Mansfield man stated he was just sitting in the car listening to music and talking on the phone. When asked if he was intoxicated, the man stated he had been drinking. Due to the male admitting he had been drinking, and driving, with slurred speech, he was issued a citation for physical control. 8/22/17 - SR 13 – A traffic stop was initiated due to a vehicle not having a functioning license plate light. During the stop, the officer smelled an odor of marijuana. The driver, a 26 year old Parma man, admitted to smoking earlier in the day but stated there wasn’t any in the vehicle now but he did have possession of paraphernalia. While searching the car, the officer found marijuana as well as other paraphernalia items. The driver was not impaired and was able to drive. He was issued a citation for the license plate light and a summons for drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. 8/24/17 - Economy Inn – While conducting business checks, the on duty officer noticed a vehicle parked in the lot that was unsecured with its windows down, which is not typical. When he ran the license plate, the vehicle came back as stolen. After determining which room was registered to the driver of the vehicle, it was learned that the occupant had a warrant out of Knox County. Bellville Officer called for backup and gained entry to the room, taking the wanted man from Knox County into custody. During a search of the room, suspected drugs were found with large sums of money. 8/25/17 - Burger King semi parking lot – An officer was dispatched to the aforementioned location due to complaints being made by those pulling into the lot. The officer approached the vehicle to find the occupants inside fornicating. Both occupants, an 18 year old Lexington girl and 35 year old Lucas man, were issued summonses for public indecency and advised of their court date. - Miller Court – Report was taken for a lost military ID. If found, please turn into the Bellville Police Department. - Stoodt’s – A report was taken for bad checks that had been written to this establishment. The suspect, a Bucyrus male, has agreed to pay the full amount to the market or face charges being brought against him. 8/26/17 - Church St – A traffic stop was initiated for a non-working license plate light. The officer approached the car and immediately detected a heavy odor of marijuana. He could see a glass pipe in the cup holder as well as an open alcoholic beverage on the passenger floorboard. The driver, a 28 year old Lexington man was found to have a warrant and be driving with a suspended license. Backup was requested. Both individuals were found to be intoxicated and unable to drive. A citation was issued to the driver for suspended license and not wearing a seatbelt. The summons for open container was issued to the passenger, a 22 year old Mansfield woman, and to the driver, as well as summons for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia - Speedway – An officer witnessed a male standing outside of a vehicle drinking what appeared to be an alcoholic beverage. When the officer approached the man, he claimed to be doing nothing wrong, as he was not driving. The officer explained that one cannot consume an alcoholic beverage in a public place. After a consensual search of the vehicle a can of beer was found. He was issued a summons for open container in a public place. - Bellville PD – A rifle was anonymously turned into this department after being found on their property. The weapon was ran through the system and returned as stolen out of Richland County. Richland County Sheriff arrived at the department, examined the weapon and released it back to the owner.