Avon Lake Police Department News

Avon Lake police assist residents with burglary prevention strategies

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Avon Lake

By Michele Murphy

Dozens of neighbors on Bay Hill Drive in Avon Lake gathered last week to hear members of the Avon Lake Police Department present strategies to reduce the chances of their homes being burglarized.

Police Chief Duane Streator, Det. Justin Ludwig and patrol officer Tom Anadiotis offered safety tips to 36 neighbors, then broke them into smaller groups to walk around homes looking for …Read More

Local police and fire mutual aid efforts, communication enhanced through state grant

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Sheffield Lake/Avon/Avon Lake

By Michele Murphy

Police chiefs in Sheffield Lake, Avon and Avon Lake decided early last year to join forces to address what had been a stubborn issue with communications systems that did not interface well, or, put another way, didn’t “talk” to each other.

That posed another problem. They needed someone to help write a grant to the Ohio Development Service Agency for funding under …Read More

Police offer tips to thwart ‘break-in Grinches’

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

Lorain County

by Michele Murphy

Local police have a list of tips to share with residents in an effort to thwart Grinches intent on breaking into homes and cars.  Avon Lake Police Detective Sgt. Reed Reikowski believes following these tips will lessen the likelihood residents will experience a break-in or burglary. The tips are basic, for the most part, and well-known to many, but as he says, …Read More

A four-letter word for cops: Hero

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Police in Avon, Avon Lake, Sheffield Lake and Sheffield Village responded to more than 165 calls for service every day last year, on average. When those calls come, they go, frequently not knowing what a situation will bring. Will the seemingly simple stop for speeding end up being a weapons or drugs bust? Will a domestic disturbance turn violent? Will an assist with the fire …Read More

For the love of Daisy, Bella, and all our dogs

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

I wish we could see into the future so we could be spared from events that hurt us. I think about the folks who lost their dogs, their neighbors, dog owners like me, and those who apparently have not read the Harvard University study that determined through hard science that our dogs positively impact our physical and mental health. Wish as we might, we cannot …Read More