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5/11/19

STATE CLICK IT OR TICKET CAMPAIGN STARTS MAY 20th
WITH BORDER TO BORDER KICKOFF EVENT


[Ashland, OH] - As an integral part of this year's national Click It or Ticket seat belt campaign, which will take place May 20 through June 2, 2019, the Ashland County Sheriff's Office will be teaming up with law enforcement nationwide for a Border to Border (B2B) kickoff event. The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is asking all states to participate in B2B, a one-day national seat belt awareness event on May 20, which is coordinated by participating state highway safety offices and their respective law enforcement liaisons. The B2B program aims to increase law enforcement participation by coordinating highly visible seat belt enforcement and providing seat belt fact sheets for drivers at heavily traveled, highly visible state border checkpoints.

According to NHTSA, in 2017, there were 10,076 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in the United States. In that same year, 55 percent of passenger vehicle occupants killed at night (between the hours of 6 p.m.- 5:59 a.m.) were not wearing their seat belts. That's why one focus of the Click It or Ticket campaign and the B2B kickoff event is night time enforcement. Participating law enforcement agencies will be taking a no-excuses approach to seat belt law enforcement, writing citations day and night. In Ashland County Ohio, the maximum penalty for a seat belt violation is $98.

"The Border to Border component of the Click It or Ticket campaign is so important because it raises awareness about seat belt safety during the time period when seat belts are least used," said Sheriff E, Wayne Risner. "With an increased number of cars flooding the streets due to the Memorial Day holiday, it's imperative we get the word out about the importance of seat belt safety." "In 2017, we lost 385 lives in the state of Ohio because they did not buckle their seat belts," said Sheriff Risner. Almost twice as many males were killed in crashes as compared to females, with lower belt use rates, too. Of the males killed in crashes in 2017, more than half (51%) were unrestrained. For females killed in crashes, 39 percent were not buckled up.

"If the enforcement crackdown wakes people up to the dangers of unrestrained driving, we'll consider our mission to be a success," said Sheriff Risner. "If you know a friend or a family member who does not buckle up when they drive, please ask them to consider changing their habits. Help us spread this lifesaving message before one more friend or family member is killed as a result of this senseless inaction. Seat belts save lives, and everyone-front seat and back, child and adult-needs to remember to buckle up-every trip, every time."

For more information on the Click It or Ticket mobilization, please visit nhtsa.gov/ciot




8 May 2019

MEMORIAL CEREMONY


You are cordially invited to join fellow law enforcement officers in honoring Ashland County's Fallen Law Enforcement Officers. Being a supportive member of our family is extremely meaningful to surviving family members.

This years event will be held on

TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2019 @ 6:00 P.M.

at the

Calvary Baptist Church

210 Davis Road

Ashland, Ohio 44805

The ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m.

Guests are Welcome

Refreshments will be served immediately following the service.


E. Wayne Risner

Ashland County Sheriff



Utility Scams and Fraud




FAKE WARRANT SCAMS IN ASHLAND COUNTY

The Ashland County Sheriff's Office has received reports from Ashland County residents who received a phone call from someone representing themselves as a "deputy from the Ashland County Sheriff's Department". The caller claimed that there was a warrant out for the complaintant and demanded immediate payment to avoid arrest.

 

This is not a practice of the Ashland County Sheriff's Office or any other law enforcement agency. This is a scam that is victimizing citizens throughout the United States. If someone identifying themselves as a deputy from the Ashland County Sheriff's Office, calls you and threatens to arrest you if you do not pay them money, HANG UP IMMEDIATELY and call 419-289-3911 to report this SCAM. Or call your local law enforcement agency to report the incident.

You may also report scams to The Ohio Attorney General's Office by clicking on the following link:

http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/About-AG/Contact/Report-A-Scam


How Can You Avoid Being Scammed?

Do not give credit card or bank information over the phone for payment to anyone representing themselves as being from the sheriff's office or any law enforcement agency. Also, we will not collect payments from you at your door or during a traffic stop.

 

You will never receive a phone call from a law enforcement agency that tells you there is a warrant issued for your arrest or demanding payment to avoid arrest. These matters are handled via paper documentation and are typically served in person, by a uniformed officer.

 

Never agree to meet someone at a strange address.

Especially someone who calls and demands cash payment.

If you should have any questions about any business with the Ashland County Sheriff's Office
call 419-289-3911 or stop by to talk to a Deputy in person.




8/9/2017

THANK YOU!!!

We would like to extend a big heartfelt THANK YOU to the residents of Ashland County for passing the Ashland County Jail Sales Tax. We truly appreciate the support you have given us not only for this issue but in nearly every aspect of Law Enforcement through the years. At times the job is difficult and demanding, sometimes it is nearly impossible, but we do our best. Knowing that you support us and have our backs makes everything we do possible. That makes Ashland County stand out as truly Someplace Special.

Again, Thank You!


 

United Way 2-1-1 is available in Ashland County

2-1-1 is a free community service you can use to get information about

social, health and government resources 24 hours a day, every

Serving Ashland, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Holmes, Medina, and Wayne Counties

Simply dial 2-1-1 or click on the link below to find the resources you need.

www.211oh.org




"Can you hear me?" scam has police urging people to hang up immediately

Published January 27, 2017 FoxNews.com

"Can you hear me?" Police in several states are urging people to avoid answering this simple question from a phone number they do not know. Authorities in Virginia say the question is aimed at getting unsuspecting victims to say "yes" -- an answer the fraudster then records as a way to authorize charges on a phone, utility or credit card bill. Click here for more.




Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force


Most Wanted


DANGEROUS DOZEN




Flash Flood Safety

IF YOU ARE INSIDE:

If ordered to evacuate or if rising water is threatening, please leave immediately and get to higher ground!

IF YOU ARE CAUGHT OUTDOORS:
Go to higher ground immediately! Avoid small rivers or streams, low spots, dry riverbeds, etc.

Do not try to walk through flowing water more than ankle deep.

Do not allow children to play around streams, drainage ditches or viaducts, storm drains,or other flooded areas!

IF YOU ARE IN A VEHICLE:

DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH FLOODED AREAS!

Even if it looks shallow enough to cross. The large majority of deaths due to flash flooding occur with people

driving through flooded areas. Water only a foot deep can displace a 1500 lb. vehicle!

Two feet of water can easily carry most automobiles! Roads concealed by water may not be intact.




PREVENT CRASHES


* Drugs and alcohol never mix with driving.
* Slow down and increase distances between cars.
* Keep your eyes open for pedestrians walking in the road.
* Avoid fatigue – Get plenty of rest before the trip, stop at least every three hours, and rotate drivers if possible.
* If you are planning to drink, designate a sober driver.

PROTECT YOURSELF


* Buckle up and use child safety seats properly.
* Never place a rear-facing infant seat in front of an air bag.
* Children 12 and under are much safer in the back seat.

Remember, Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.

- According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 32,367 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2011, and 31 percent (9,878) of those fatalities occurred in drunk-driving-related crashes.


- Even one drink can increase the risk of a crash while driving. Remember: Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.


- Designate a sober driver before the party begins; plan a way to get home safely at the end of the night.

-If you are impaired, call a taxi, phone a sober friend or family member, use public transportation or call your local free ride program.

 

-Be responsible. If someone you know is drinking, do not let that person get behind the wheel.


-If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement. Your actions may save someone’s life, and inaction could cost a life.

-Drunk driving can result in arrest, loss of driving privileges, higher insurance rates, lost time at work, court costs, fines, and attorney’s fees, and many other unwanted consequences.

For more information on Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving, please visit

www.TrafficSafetyMarketing.gov



Snow Emergency Classifications



Pursuant of Ohio Attorney General Opinion 86-023, the sheriff of a county may declare a snow emergency and temporarily close county and township roads within his jurisdiction for the preservation of the public peace. Attorney General Opinion 97-015 allows the sheriff to close state and municipal roads.

Snow Emergency Classifications

LEVEL 1: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.

LEVEL 2: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be very icy. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work. Motorists should use extreme caution.

LEVEL 3: All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be driving during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel or a personal emergency exists. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roads may subject themselves to arrest.


Real time Traffic and Road Conditions in Ohio


CRASH REPORTS AVAILABLE ONLINE

 

Ashland County Sheriff's Office Crash Reports are now available Online.
Crash Reports can be view or printed from the following website once they have been completed and reviewed. If you do not find your report, you may need to wait a day or so until the Crash Report has been approved.

 

 

Go Here to : Retrieve Ohio Crash Reports

Ohio Department of Public Safety



Full Time Prescription Drug Turn In Box

    

The Ashland County Sheriff's Office

in conjunction with the

Ashland County Mental Health and Recovery Board

is pleased to announce the implementation of a full time prescription drug turn in program.

A secure collection box has been placed in the main lobby of the Sheriff's Office,

to accept unwanted and/or expired medications.*

To take advantage of this program, simply bring your unused medications to the

Sheriff's Office Main Reception Lobby during normal business hours. Mon. - Fri. 8AM-4PM

The Main Lobby is also open during the following times.

Wednesday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday: 6:45 pm - 10:45 pm
Saturday: 8:00am -12 Noon
Sunday: 12:45 pm - 4:45 pm

These are Visitation or Background Check Hours but the drop off box is accessible.

 

The collection box is located on the right just as you enter the lobby. Please note that the staff will not handle your medication for turn in. Prior to disposal, remove or black out your personal information on the prescription label. Ensure that all bottles or bags are securely closed. Place all items in a clear zip lock bag. Deposit into the collection box. 

*DO NOT DEPOSIT ANY LIQUIDS, NEEDLES OR SHARPS.

These items will not be collected

A collection box is also located in the Loudonville Police Dept.




United Way 2-1-1 is available in Ashland County

2-1-1 is a free community service you can use to get information about

social, health and government resources 24 hours a day, every day.

Serving Ashland, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Holmes, Medina, and Wayne Counties

Simply dial 2-1-1 or click on the link below to find the resources you need.

www.211oh.org




Sheriff E. Wayne Risner and his entire staff wish to show their support to all of our military troops who are serving to protect our country both overseas and here at home.

To the men and women of our Armed Forces - past, present and future:

Thank YOU for YOUR Service!




  

Ashland County Sheriff's Office
1205 East Main Street
Ashland, Ohio 44805
Non-Emergency Phone: (419) 289-3911

Fax Number: (419) 281-2060

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