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The Westerville Division of Police publishes news and information on current topics, crime prevention tips, investigations and public safety issues. This page provides access to news releases from 2014-2018. Releases dating back to 2011 are available from the Westerville Division of Police Records Division. To request a news release, please contact WPD Records at (614) 901-6450. 

For more information, please contact the Community Services Bureau at (614) 901-6879. Members of the media may contact the City of Westerville Community Affairs office at (614) 901-6411. 

 Date          Press Release Log Number
2019 
June 7, 2019 WPD Investigating Kanpur Place Homicide 19-004
Feb. 27, 2019 WPD Seeks Information on Gary "Michael" or "Mike" Hill 19-002
Feb. 5, 2019  CVS Robbery 19-001 
2018
Dec. 3, 2018 Surveillance Video: WPD Seeks Information on Watch Thief 18-019
Nov. 14, 2018 WPD Arrests Former Whitehall City Schools Drama Instructor 18-018
Nov. 1, 2018 WPD's K9 Fiji Donation of Body Armor (Part II) 18-017
Aug. 10, 2018 WPD's K9 Fiji Receives Donation of Body Armor 18-015
Feb 23, 2018 UPDATE: Weapon Referenced in School Threat Recovered; Student Facing New Charges 18-010
Feb 19, 2018 NEWS CONFERENCE 2 p.m. Westerville City Hall Council Chambers
18-009
Feb 15, 2018 Media Coverage: Funeral
18-008
Feb 13, 2018 NEWS CONFERENCE 4 p.m. Westerville City Hall Courtyard
18-007 
Feb 12, 2018 Statement from Families 18-006
Feb 11,2018 Suspect Charged with Two Counts of Aggravated Murder 18-005
Feb 10, 2018 Officers Morelli and Joering (Photos) 18-004
Feb 10, 2018 Officer-Involved Shooting 18-003
Feb 2, 2018 ADVISORY: Westerville Division of Police Searches Massage Business 18-002
Feb 2, 2018 Westerville Division of Police Search Massage Business 18-001
 2017
Nov 8, 2017 Investigation Closed on Allview Road Fire 17-008
Sept 28, 2017 Westerville South High School Lockdown 17-007
Aug 31, 2017 Theft from Vehicles 17-006
Aug 1, 2017  Westerville Police Charge Suspect with Aggravated Vehicular Homicide  17-005 
July 31, 2017  Westerville Police Make OVI Arrest; Identify Hit-Skip Victim  17-004 
July 25, 2017  Thefts from Vehicles Increase in July in Westerville  17-003 
June 27, 2017  Columbus Man Indicted for Felonious Assault 17-002 
March 22, 2017 Westerville Police Forward Warning on Old-Style Counterfeit $100 Bills  17-001 
 2016
June 16, 2016  UPDATE Missing Westerville Adult Found  16-008
June 14, 2016  Missing Person Alert   16-007
May 2, 2016  Westerville Police Seek Information on Robbery at Sears Optical  16-006
April 11, 2016  Home and Property Security and Safety Reminders  16-005
April 3, 2016  Westerville Police Arrest Troy J. Smith  16-004
March 23, 2016  Safety Reminders: School Lockdown Procedures  16-003
Jan. 7, 2016 Westerville Police Offer Active Shooter Class for Community  16-001-02
 2015  
Dec. 10, 2015   Westerville Police "Fill-A-Cruiser" for Families in Need  15-006
Nov.  4, 2015 Emergency Alerts; HABIT    15-005
Aug 6, 2015   Westerville School Zone Safety and Traffic Enforcement 15-004 
Aug 3, 2015  Robbery: Westerville Jimmy John's Restaurant 15-003
July 13, 2015   PHOTO OPP: 2015 Youth Police Academy 15-002 
March 23, 2015
 Westerville Police Arrest Robbery Suspects
 15-001
2014
Dec 12, 2014
Westerville Police Charge Student in Social Media Threat 14-024
Dec 11, 2014
Westerville Police Continue Investigation Into Social Media Threat
14-023
Oct 29, 2014
UPDATE: Westerville Police Charge Woman on Report of Attempted Assault at COTA Bus Stop   14-022
Oct 23, 2014
Westerville Police Seek Information on Attempted Assault at COTA Bus Stop  14-021
Oct 23, 2014
Westerville Police Arrest Deputy Fiscal Officer, Westerville Public Library 14-020
Sept 18, 2014
Westerville Division of Police Partners with Nextdoor  14-019
Sept 15, 2014
Westerville Police Make Arrest in School Threat
14-018
Sept 8, 2014
Westerville Police Investigate Death of Resident
14-017
Aug 22, 2014
Westerville Division of Police Seek Information on Hit and Run  14-016
May 15, 2014
Westerville Division of Police Investigate Death 14-015
May 14, 2014
Westerville Division of Police Officers Graduate STEP Training  14-014
April 30, 2014 Westerville Youth Police Academy Accepting Applications 14-013
April 10, 2014 Westerville Police Make Arrest in Kroger Robbery 14-012
April 10, 2014
Westerville Police Make Arrest in Burglary 14-011
March 22, 2014
Westerville Police Seek Information Related to Suspected Arson  14-010
March 15, 2014
Body of Missing Westerville Adult Found 14-009
Feb 6, 2014 Westerville Police Make Arrest for Felony Theft 14-008
Feb 6, 2014 Westerville Police Announce Arrests in Aggravated Robberies 14-007
Jan 29, 2014 Aggravated Robbery: Speedway Gas Station 14-005
Jan 21, 2014 Westerville Police Announce Staff Appointments, Promotions 14-004
Jan 14, 2014 Aggravated Robbery: Yogi's Hoagies 14-003
Jan 6, 2014 Westerville Police Seeking Missing Adult 14-002
Jan 4, 2014
Aggravated Robbery: BP Gas Station
 14-001