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30 Sep 2019

S.A.L.T. Council Meeting

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

11:00 A.M - 12:00 Noon

Ashland County Sheriff's Office Annex

1205 E. Main Street

Ashland, OH 44805

Speaker: Mark Rafeld, EMA Director

Ashland County Emergency Management

Upcoming Meetings

11/7/2019 Veteran's Trips - Elaine Hess
12/5/2019 Christmas Potluck at Kingston

Utility Scams and Fraud


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:

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.



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.

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

Published January 27, 2017

"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


Flash Flood Safety


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

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!



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.


* 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.


* 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

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



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. 


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.

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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