Police Blotter

June 17, 2019 13:05- 4700 block of Liberty: Property damage complaint involving a car backing into Goodwill. 13:17- 4700 block of Liberty: Property damage complaint involving a spray-painted wall. 14:08- 1100 block of Jackson: Trespassing complaint. June 18,2019 13:00- 5200 block of Shoreline Way: Property damage complaint. 14:10- 3900 block of Liberty: Traffic stop resultingContinue reading “Police Blotter”

Police Blotter

June 3, 2019 06:33- 900 block of Decatur: Vandalism complaint involving school buses. 10:08- 2400 block of Sunnyside: Traffic stop resulting in citations for DUS, Open Container, and Littering from an auto. 12:54- 4200 block of Telegraph: Property damage complaint. 16:09- 4600 block of Liberty: Traffic stop resulting in citations for DUS and Drug ParaphernaliaContinue reading “Police Blotter”

Mayor’s Notes

By Mayor Jim Forthofer You and I may love Vermilion. But the past couple weeks of coping with winter have stressed out residents and city workers alike. VPD Police Chief Hartung appreciates the cooperation of the citizens who respected the emergency warnings during the Level 3 snow storm the weekend of the 19th& 20th. CommunityContinue reading “Mayor’s Notes”

Administrators and SRO respond quickly to threat of violence at Sailorway

By Melanie Williamson On Tuesday, October 23, Sailorway Middle School students, teachers, and administrators were preparing to participate in a district-wide evacuation drill, which involved every student leaving the school and walking to a secondary location. This type of drill requires a great deal of preparation and practice to ensure that in the event ofContinue reading “Administrators and SRO respond quickly to threat of violence at Sailorway”


October 22, 2018 06:20- Liberty: Minor Car Vs. Deer accident. 15:39- 1800 block of Liberty: Warrant arrest. 16:42- West River: Juvenile Complaint. 17:32- 3000 block of Liberty: Warrant arrest.   October 23, 2018 07:42- 5000 Liberty: Criminal mischief complaint. 16:01- 5300 Sailorway: Menacing complaint resulting in charges for Menacing and Inducing Panic. 20:59- 5100 Liberty:Continue reading “Blotter”


October 15, 2018 12:48- 4300 block of Edgewater: Squad assist. 15:50- 1100 block of Sweetbriar: Warrant arrest. 18:42- 900 block of Jefferson: Fraud complaint. 20:44- Liberty: Traffic stop resulting in an Possession of Marijuana citation.   October 16, 2018 14:30- 300 block of Niagara: Minor 2 vehicle accident. 15:04- 5700 block of Liberty: Fraud complaint.Continue reading “Blotter”

Police Blotter

October 8, 2018 09:21- 4200 block of Liberty: Warrant arrest. 18:22- 1000 block of Wayne Trail: Fraud complaint. 19:00- 3800 block of Edgewater: Domestic Violence complaint resulting in an arrest.   October 9, 2018 14:13- 4400 block of Liberty: Minor 2 vehicle private property accident. 17:14- 600 S. Shore Ct.: Theft complaint.   October 11,Continue reading “Police Blotter”

VPD K-9 Unit helps apprehend fleeing suspects in mutual aid request

By Melanie Williamson Sgt. Scott Holmes and K9 Miro spend hours every week training for every possible situation they may encounter on the job. On Wednesday, August 22, the Vermilion Police Department K-9 Unit had the honor of once again participating in the Lorain County Fair K-9 Demonstration alongside the K-9 Units of the LorainContinue reading “VPD K-9 Unit helps apprehend fleeing suspects in mutual aid request”

Local teens help save boardwalk from fire

By Melanie Williamson Residents who ventured down to Main Street Beach over Fish Festival weekend may have noticed the northeast corner of the boardwalk was scorched and marked off with caution tape. This was the result of an evening fire that took place on Saturday, June 9. The fire appeared to have started in aContinue reading “Local teens help save boardwalk from fire”

Police Blotter

March 26, 2018 2:18- 4800 block of Liberty: Traffic stop resulting in arrests for Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia. 5:15 -600 block of Decatur: Warrant arrest. 6:53- Liberty/ Elberta: Minor 2 vehicle accident. 9:10- 4800 block of Pineview: Criminal Damaging complaint involving a fence. 13:13- 3200 block of Edgewater: Criminal Damaging complaint involving aContinue reading “Police Blotter”