Thursday, May 16, 2013
If the department knows where and when graduation parties are being hosted — it is easier to execute a successful patrol plan for officers.
Revere High School's graduation is on June 2 at 11 a.m. at the Akron Civic Center and after that, several parties will be planned to laud student's accomplishments. After all the preparations are done for the party, the Bath Township Police Department is asking party planners to do one more thing — register the party. The Bath, Richfield, Copley and Fairlawn police departments are providing a courtesy service for persons hosting parties in their jurisdiction for graduating seniors, according to the Bath Township police department website. "Efforts will be made to provide additional patrol to neighborhoods during events that are registered with the departments. This service may assist in making sure our young people have a safe graduation…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Based on the amount of sworn officers on the force, Bath is boasting a substantial following on Twitter.
Do you follow @BathPD on Twitter? You're not alone. The Bath Police Department has, as of May 14, 2,614 followers on Twitter. (The department also has 2,167 "likes" on Facebook.) The IACP Center for Social Media lists the department's account as seventh in a list of top 10 departments in the country with impressive Twitter followings with between 29 to 46 sworn officers. The Wayne County, Ohio, Sheriff's Office is the only other Ohio agency in that particular top 10 list. It sits at No. 8 on the list, just below Bath. "The Bath Police Department is committed to protecting life and property and to enhancing the quality of life for all residents and visitors," IACP reports. The Ohio State Highway Patrol also makes one of IACP's lists. It …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The following information was provided by the Bath Township Police Department
A sneaky scam paid off for a woman who went into a Medina Road business April 15 and said she was owed a refund. A report said the woman, who was with a boy who was about 10, told the clerk she was due $23.96 for four drinks she had purchased earlier in the day. She told the worker that she had spoken with an employee on the phone, who told her to come back in for her refund. The worker gave it to her. Another employee, though, became suspicious and followed the woman into the parking lot, where she got into a van driven by a man. They appeared to be counting money, the report said. Employees on the morning shift later said they had not promised a refund to anyone that day. The witness got a license plate number, but it did not match …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Find out how to apply for the part-time position.
The Bath Police Department has an opening and is accepting applications. They are looking for a part-time communications specialist to help answer phones, operate the radio and other equipment and relay information to police and fire personnel. More information can be found on the police department's website and in our PDF section. Applications will be accepted until May 1 at 4 p.m. You can also find an application for the fire department by going to the website.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The following was obtained from a Bath police report dated Feb. 12. It does not indicate a conviction.
Bath police responded to the 600 block of Lois Drive on Feb. 12 after an irate 16-year-old confronted his ex-girlfriend in her driveway. He reportedly screamed obscenities at her in relation to their recent break-up until the girl’s father intervened, according to the Bath police report. He shouted at the father as well, and flashed his buttocks before leaving the property. After taking the report, police found the teenager at his home, handed him a trespassing warning and informed him and his parents that he’d be arrested if there was any further contact between the young man and his ex.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Here are some of the most interesting police reports and incidents from departments across the region.
Here are this week's most bizarre police calls, reports and charges. All information was provided by police reports from departments in Patch communities. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. Finally, some good police news- A concerned witness alerted Strongsville police to a woman in a wheelchair riding in the street shortly before noon Jan. 27. The woman told police although the sidewalks were mainly clear, they were still slushy and her electric wheelchair was getting stuck. The officer drove behind the woman as she went so she could get a pizza for lunch, then followed her back to her apartment to make sure she got home safely. These coaches really fight for their players- Two basketball coaches …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Here are some of the weirdest police reports and incidents from departments across the region.
Here are this week's most bizarre police calls, reports and charges. All information was provided by police reports from departments in Patch communities. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. Driving the Tour de Franzia: On Dec. 21, officers pulled over a car for weaving in its lanes on Graham Road, according to a Stow police report. A 17-year-old from Independence was driving and had a passenger, also 17, from Independence, in the car, the report stated. Officers asked the driver to perform a breath test, and she blew at 0.107. The legal limit is 0.08. Officers also found a box of Franzia wine in the car, the report stated. Police charged the driver with drunken driving, prohibitions, curfew and …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Information provided by the Bath Township Police.
A clerk at the Shell True North gas station hit the hold-up alarm on Oct. 18 when a drunk Copley man stumbled in and demanded alcohol, according to a Bath police report. The clerk could tell the man was drunk and refused to sell him alcohol, the report said. The man became angry, started yelling profanities and slammed his hands on the counter before walking out. Police caught up with the man walking west on state Route 18 toward Interstate 77. Police cited him with disorderly conduct and he was taken back to his home in Copley.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The woman's dog was stolen by her neighbor's caregiver.
September 28 was a special day for a Bath Township woman: She was reunited with her dog, Cody, who had been missing for more than a year. According to News Channel 5, the woman's dog was stolen by her neighbor's caregiver, Colleen Dunn. The woman took the dog to her home in Akron and kept it there with numerous other cats and dogs, said Bath police Chief Michael McNeely. A tip lead Akron police to believe the dog was kept there, a search warrant was granted and the dog was found. Dunn turned herself in to Bath police on Oct. 16 and she was charged with theft, obstructing official business and falsification for originally lying to police about the dog, McNeely said. "We're happy to reunite the owner with her dog," McNeely said. "We …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Information provided by the Bath Township Police Department.
A Reserve Drive homeowner called Bath Township police on Oct. 8 to report a theft, a report said. The man said someone stole his two custom-made Mitt Romney signs from his front yard. Normally campaign signs are handed out for free, but these were valued at $20, the report said. The man told police he didn't know who stole the signs or what their motivation was. A photo of the special signs was not available. Stay up-to-date on crime and election news by "Liking" Fairlawn-Bath Patch on Facebook.