Tallmadge Police Department

  • Agency: Tallmadge Police Department
  • Address: 53 Northeast Avenue, Tallmadge, 44278 OH
  • Chief: Donald Zesiger (Chief of Police)
Phone: 330-633-2181
Fax: 330-633-4002

Tallmadge Police Department is located at 53 Northeast Avenue, Tallmadge, 44278 OH. The Chief of Police of the department is Donald Zesiger. The Tallmadge Police Department phone number is 330-633-2181.

Tallmadge Police Department News

Good morning folks! Ofc. Quillen here on this nice beautiful morning. Wish our Exploring post good luck! Today is the Heart of Ohio Law Enforcement Exploring Competition in Medina. Our department has a combined post with Stow and Munroe Falls PD and we have two teams ready to compete! This is the first time we are competing in this.

Sergeant Bohon and Officer Heatwall both received the Meritorious Service Award last night at the City Council meeting. The Meritorious Service Award is granted to an officer for outstanding performance. Sergeant Bohon was honored for his actions when responding to a fire call. Sergeant Bohon entered an apartment which was full of smoke. Inside the apartment, Sergeant Bohon located two occupants, one of which was an eight-month old child. Sergeant Bohon's actions potentially saved the lives of the occupants. For your actions, we thank you Sergeant Bohon. Officer Heatwall was honored for his actions when responding to an armed burglary call. Due to Officer Heatwall's quick response, the suspect was located. Officer Heatwall got into a short foot pursuit with the suspect, and was able to place the suspect under arrest after a physical confrontation. The suspect was found to be in possession of a firearm at the time of the incident too. Officer Heatwall's actions took an armed burglar off the streets, and out of our community. For your actions, we thank you Officer Heatwall.

SAFETY SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENT! Parents of kids entering kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year please read: If your child is entering kindergarten next school year, have we got an event for you! Tallmadge Police and Fire is hosting our annual Safety School at the Tallmadge Rec Center July 16-20. If your child lives in Tallmadge or is registered to attend kindergarten in Tallmadge PLEASE sign them up! If you don't have a packet already, they're available in the police department lobby. Safety School will work on some safe habits with your kids - police and fire safety, online and neighborhood safety, bus safety, and bicycle safety! We have two class sessions Monday through Thursday - one from 9:30-11:00 AM and a second class from 1:00-2:30 PM.Friday we have a combined graduation for both classes. The classes have limited space - once they're full, they're full - so don't wait. Register soon!

Last night Officer Dave Quillen was recognized by the Six District Educational Compact at their Community C.A.R.E. Awards Dinner. Dave has been the School Resource Officer for the past two years and has done outstanding work. Thank you to the Tallmadge City Schools for recognizing him.

Media Release Tallmadge Bank Robbery Arrest April 6, 2018 , A 48-year-old Tallmadge resident has been arrested and charged with the robbery of U.S. Bank on South Ave. in Tallmadge which occurred on April 5th. Steven Daugustino of Barnes Drive has been charged with Aggravated Robbery and is incarcerated in the Summit County Jail. Daugustino was arrested last night at 9:30 at a hotel on Manchester Road in Coventry Township. Tallmadge detectives along with the US Marshall’s Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force and the Summit County Sheriff’s Department arrested Daugustino without incident. He has an extensive criminal history and is on parole for prior bank robberies. The FBI Akron Office is assisting with the investigation.

Sergeant Jeremy McGee and Detective Patrick Fairhurst will participate in this year’s Police Unity Tour as members of Chapter IV. Both McGee and Fairhurst will ride a bicycle from Richmond, VA for two and a half days, ending at the National Police Memorial in Washington DC (about 220 miles), which kicks off National Police Memorial Week on May 12, 2018. The purpose of this ride is to honor the men and women in law enforcement who have paid the ultimate sacrifice of dying in the line of duty. The funds raised by both McGee and Fairhurst will help raise awareness to those law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty and providing financial support for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and Museum. If you would like to donate and/or write some words of encouragement to both Sergeant McGee and Detective Fairhurst, you may do so at their Police Unity Tour Chapter IV Team Page at: https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?teamID=796248&langPref=en-CA You may also visit the Police Unity Tour Chapter IV at the webpage listed below and select “Donate Today.” Please select the Team name “Tallmadge Police” so Sergeant McGee and Detective Fairhurst both get credit for your kind donation. http://policeunitytourchapter4.com/ Sergeant McGee will be riding in memory and honor of Twinsburg (Ohio) Police Officer Joshua Miktarian, who was killed in the line of duty on July 13, 2008 during a traffic stop. Detective Fairhurst will be riding in memory and honor of Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher Hill, who was killed in the line of duty on January 18, 2018 while serving an arrest warrant. Detective Fairhurst will also be riding in memory and honor of Westerville Police K9 Officer Eric Joering and Westerville Police Officer Anthony Morelli, who were killed in the line of duty while responding to 911 hangup call. You can read each of their stories on the Officer Down Memorial Page at: Ofc. Joshua Miktarian: https://www.odmp.org/officer/19451-police-officer-joshua-t-miktarian Dep. Christopher Hill: https://www.odmp.org/officer/23514-deputy-us-marshal-christopher-david-hill Ofc. Eric Joering: https://www.odmp.org/officer/23568-k9-officer-eric-joseph-joering Ofc. Anthony Morelli: https://www.odmp.org/officer/23569-police-officer-anthony-pasquale-morelli

**UPDATE 9:36pm: Water is currently on, but will be shut off again at 11:30pm and will be off until the repair is complete.** There is a water main break at Barnes Drive and Ann Drive. It appears to be affecting a large area, which may be including Southeast Avenue, Alling Road, and Elm Avenue. The water department has been notified, but they do not have an estimated repair time. We will try to keep you posted on any updates. Thank you.

Thank you to Girl Scout Troop 90819; Adrianna Fast, Aschertyn Sixt, Clara Flores, and Cheyenne DuBach for donating eight large bags of stuffed animals. As you might imagine, we run into some kids who are distressed and having a tough day. Hopefully by sharing these stuffed animals with them we can brighten some those days.

Hey folks! This little girl came to Dunbar School to play during recess. She is very sweet and appears to be lost. If she’s yours or your neighbors or if you recognize her, please help us get her home! Dispatch is 330.633.2181.

Hey folks, Ofc. Quillen here... as the School Resource Officer for Tallmadge City Schools I wanted to reach out to you regarding Kindergarten Registration which is being held at Dunbar Primary School on Thursday, April 5 at 5:30pm. See the attached flyer for important information! Future kindergarten students are encouraged to attend with their parents and will have the opportunity to visit the kindergarten classrooms and meet with the teachers while their parents are in a meeting. Babysitting will also be provided for siblings of the kindergarten students. See, they've got you covered...no reason to miss! Looking forward to seeing you all on April 5th!

Good afternoon! Ofc. Quillen here...this week is National Consumer Protection Week! The Summit County Office of Consumer Affairs is holding a free seminar “How to Spot and Stop a Scam” from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Shaw JCC of Akron, 750 White Pond Drive. Residents will learn how to protect themselves and their families from common scams. For more information, call 330-643-2879 or visit consumeraffairs.summitoh.net.

Good evening, folks! Ofc. Quillen here - I'm really loving this nicer weather we've been having! You know who else appreciates this nice weather and clear nights? The folks breaking into your unlocked vehicles, that's who! Ok, I have posted this quite a few times in the past, but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE - LOCK YOUR VEHICLE when it is parked on the side of the road, in your driveway, or anywhere - ESPECIALLY overnight... the patrol officers have been responding to an increased number of calls regarding theft from unlocked motor vehicles. Some things to keep in mind when parking your car: -Did you leave anything visible that someone may want? (change, valuables, cords to an electronic device, backpacks, etc?) -Did you lock your vehicle? I know some people say, "I don't keep anything of value in my car, so it doesn't matter..." What about that garage door opener? Does that open up your garage? Is there anything in your garage you don't want stolen? -Is your garage door down for the night? While some people will surely appreciate you leaving your garage door open for an all night show and tell of your possessions, don't make it easier for people to take your stuff! -If you see something, call us! Our patrol shift works 24/7 - we have units available to respond literally every hour of the day, don't wait until later in the day to call us. We look forward to introducing ourselves to some of these folks that like to ransack your vehicles. -330.633.2181 is our nonemergency line to call (it goes to the same folks that will answer on a 911 line) One thing we get from these posts are usually some other good ideas to curb criminal behavior in your neighborhood - if you have a tip you would like to share, please comment below with it! I look forward to hearing your good ideas!

Good afternoon! Ofc. Quillen here... I’m over at one of the other schools and we had a special “guest officer” stand in for me at Tallmadge HS this afternoon. He better make sure to keep the fur off my chair!

This fella was found near Eastwood and Washburn MONDAY and has been staying with some friends down that way... from the lady who found him: "small black male with a few tan/beige spots and some paws have white tips. He looks younger. Maybe a weiner dog/terrier mix?? Very tame,affectionate,house broken and well maintained,nails,etc. so someone has to be missing the lil fella." If this little guy is yours - or you know who he is, can you PM us so we can get you in touch with the people who have him? He misses his home! Thanks, Ofc. Quillen

The Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education (N.O.P.E.) Task Force event scheduled for Thursday, February 22, at THS has been canceled and will be rescheduled for a later date.

On Tuesday evening (Feb 20), the Tallmadge Police Department was made aware of a rumor of a threat of gun violence directed at Tallmadge High School. Working with Tallmadge City Schools, an investigation was immediately undertaken by the police department and no credible information was found to support the validity of this threat. “The safety of our kids is our highest priority,” said Police Chief Ron Williams, “and even suggestions of threats like this are taken very seriously.” The rumor apparently arose from an off hand comment made by a student. As a precaution, the police department is maintaining additional police presence at the schools throughout the day. Students are encouraged to tell an adult immediately if they see or hear anything of concern, and we very much appreciate the individual who brought this to our attention. Call 9-1-1 for an emergency, and contact the police department to pass on other information (330-633-2181).

An emergency snow parking ban is in effect in the City of Tallmadge until 8am on Thursday, February 8. In order to keep the streets clear for snow removal, emergency access, and safe travel, please adhere to this parking ban. For more info, visit Tallmadge-Ohio.org.

Good morning folks! Ofc. Quillen here - I just got in and let me tell you - it's snowing! Tallmadge Schools are closed today and the roads are snow covered. If you have to go out this morning, PLEASE give yourself extra time to get your vehicle cleared off and extra time to get to your destination as it's definitely safer to go slowly. Also, remember - four wheel drive doesn't mean four wheel stop! Be safe!

Welcome to our newest Tallmadge P.D. Patrol Officer, Ofc. Charles Stack! Ofc. Stack was sworn-in yesterday by Mayor Kline and was joined by his family and numerous City employees for the ceremony.

Folks, this dog was found earlier this evening on Maple. If it is yours, your neighbor’s, or a friend’s, please help us out by getting it back home! This dog is currently at the police department in puppy lockup - and while that’s better than being lost outside, being home would be better! Thanks! **** UPDATE - 1/23/18 Thanks everyone for helping locate the pup’s owners. While we weren’t able to locate the owners, one of the officers initially involved was able to find a place where the pup will be taken care of and have a nice family. Should that not work out or if the pup’s original owners are found, I will update this thread so people know! These posts always bring a lot of attention because so many people care about these animals and you deserve to be kept up to speed. Thanks and be safe!