Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Thank you to our military veterans,

Today we pause to recognize our military veterans. Some may be elderly, some still in their teens and many in between.

These men and women have played an important role in the history of our nation. Chances are you have one of these important people as a friend or family member. If so, you know that they are generally modest about their contribution. It's easy to recognize and thank those in uniform who rightfully deserve it. But it's not always so easy to spot all the heroes.

Today is THEIR special day. Extend a hand of friendship and thanks.  

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Rif visits Northwestern

Today Deputy Peterman and K9 Rif paid a visit to Northwestern High School. While visiting, Rif sniffed some lockers and vehicles. We are happy to say that no drugs were found. Good job Northwestern Students!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sheriff Travis Hutchinson urges parents, “Check sex offender registry before Halloween”

Sheriff Hutchinson judging a costume contest.
Did you know according to statistics, an estimated 80% of all addresses have at least one sex offender within one mile? Forty-five percent of sexual assault victims are under twelve, and 75% of victims know their attacker. Over half of all sexual assaults occur within one mile of the victim’s home. Did you know currently there are over 170 registered sex offenders in Wayne County?

So before your children Trick-or-Treat this Halloween, the Sheriff wants parents to have real-time access to information on sex offenders in your area.

“We do our best to ensure sex offenders live where they tell us, but it is up to our citizens to utilize these online tools to see who the registered sex offenders are and where they are living,” says Sheriff Travis Hutchinson.

 While you are on the website, Sheriff Hutchinson encourages you to take one extra step and register for the site’s free e-mail alerts. “You can enter your home, school, grandparents’ addresses to receive real-time e-mail notifications any time an offender moves within one mile of any address you register,”

Monday, October 27, 2014

Creston Woman Missing

Nov 3rd update. This case is now being investigated by the Wadsworth Police Department.


Our active and ongoing investigation continues into the search for Lorrie L. Pratt:

Lorrie L. Pratt, 49 year old white female, 5’2”, 130 pounds, brown/’dirty blond’ hair and blue eyes.

Lorrie Pratt
A review of video footage from Saturday October 25, 2014 revealed that she was wearing what appears to be a tight white pullover shirt, desert-camouflage pants, a long (mid-thigh) black jacket with a darker-colored collar/hood, dark-colored boots (approximately six inches high). A portion of her mid-shoulder length wavy hair was pulled back and secured with a black scrunchie. She was wearing sunglasses on the top of her head, ‘dog tags’ around her neck, two sweatbands on her right forearm and a watch on her left wrist. She was also carrying a dark-colored purse.

Her yellow Chevrolet Cobalt was located this past weekend in the city of Cleveland on E. 122nd Street. There is no one else associated with Lorrie Pratt that is considered ‘missing’.

A request for special attention to be on the lookout for Lorrie Pratt in the city of Cleveland, particularly the University Circle neighborhood, and surrounding areas of Cuyahoga County is being made.

Persons with any information are asked to contact the Wadsworth Police Department at (330) 334-1511.
Anonymous information can be left in a voice mail box at (330) 335-2769. Information can also be provided to departmental personnel via e-mail, wadsworthpd@gmail.com or via the department’s Facebook page.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Burglary suspects caught on camera

Cameras are nearly everyplace and these two daytime burglars are about to learn just how effective cameras and social media can be. These two were caught on camera just moments before breaking the window of this Plain Twp (west of Wooster) home and making entry.

Please take a look at this photo and if you can identify the suspects please give us a call. 330-287-5701 or email Capt. Hunter at dhunter@wcjustice-center.org

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Over 130 Marijuana plants found by a hunter

Dear Chippewa Twp. marijuana growers...We have your dope (over 130 plants if you are writing this off on your taxes) and makeshift tent after it was found by a hunter yesterday. Lets not forget about those “trail cameras” that many hunters have nowadays! They take pictures of all kinds of folks walking in the woods

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Phone Scams continue. Do not be a victim!

We have issued this warning before but its time for a reminder.

NEVER ... provide your bank account information, Medicare number, Social Security number or any other personal or financial information to unknown individuals over the phone. Remember government officials DO NOT call and request payments via credit cards or wire transfers.

* Wire transfers and prepaid debit transactions cannot be tracked or reversed. Scammers often demand money by wire transfer because it is like sending cash, once the transfer is sent it cannot be undone and the victim is out of the money. Prepaid debit cards are similar to wire transfers, once you give the access numbers to the scammer to remove the funds, they cannot be retrieved. If someone is demanding payment by wire transfer or prepaid debit card, it is a MAJOR red flag that it may be a scam.

* Just because the caller says they are with a branch of the government doesn't mean they are. Take a moment to check your telephone directory, or do a Google search to check if the government entity exists.

* Do not always believe what shows up on the caller ID. Scammers having spoofing technology that can change the name and phone number that shows up. If you are unsure if a call is legitimate, be sure to ask question about the companies name and contact information and research this information before proceeding.

* If a scammer has personal information including your social security number, or you think your identity may be compromised, contact the FTC to report the issue and the three credit bureaus to have a Fraud Alert placed on your report; TransUnion 800-680-7289, Experian 888-397-3742 and Equifax 800-525-6285

* Contact your bank(s) and credit card companies if you believe this information has been compromised

* File a complaint at www.IC3.gov, they monitor and investigate internet crime and schemes.

* Before doing business with a payday lender, or any other business, check out the company's BBB Business Review at bbb.org to see its BBB rating, complaint history and more.