Rossford Police Department

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Friday March 22nd

Our City was hit with a rash of vehicle break-ins from late Thursday evening into early Friday morning. The suspect(s) broke several vehicle windows to gain access to the property inside. Bowling Green, Ohio experienced the same crimes over the past few days.
Please remember to remove any items that may look fruitful to the miscreants that are committing these acts. Do not leave large amounts of change in your center console or cup holders. Please call 911 immediately if you see or hear anything suspicious.
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Wednesday March 20th

BE ADVISED: A state wide tornado warning test will be conducted at 0950 hrs this morning. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sunday March 17th

Update: Traffic has resumed. Drive safe!

Toledo Police Department and Northwood Police Department are currently handling a multiple vehicle crash on NB I-75 at the DiSalle bridge (north of Miami Street Exit). At this time, traffic is restricted to one lane. Please use caution as crews clear the scene. 🚒🚓
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Friday March 15th

GOLF CART (SLOW MOVING VEHICLE) REMINDER: Golf carts are legal on city streets posted as 35 MPH or under. There are things that golf cart owners/operators must do prior to operating them on city streets/roadways and all rules/laws apply just as if you were operating any other motor vehicle.
1. Operator must have a valid operator's license and insurance on the golf cart.
2. The slow moving vehicle must first be inspected by an officer of the RPD or other police department. There are several requirements that it must meet to pass. Some of them include: tail light, license plate light, brake light, two headlights, horn, rear-view mirror, windshield and wiper, turn signals, brakes, and seat belts for each occupant. There is a $20.00 fee in Rossford for this inspection.
3. The slow moving vehicle must then be titled and licensed just like any other motor vehicle. Owners must have the RPD or other police department inspection prior to completing this.
4. All of this information can be obtained by checking Chapter 4501-30 of the Ohio Administrative Code, Section 4511.215 of the Ohio Revised Code and Rossford Municipal Code 331.45.
As milder weather approaches, we expect more citizens to use golf carts on the streets. Please be safe and follow all of the laws cited above. The RPD can and will take enforcement action if it is warranted. Please call me directly if you have any questions and contact the dispatcher if you wish to report violations.

Chief Kitzler
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Friday March 15th

State Route 795 at I 75 is now clear and open ... See MoreSee Less

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Friday March 15th

Crash at 795 and I 75 avoid state Route 795 at this location. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thursday March 14th

Forecast models indicate a line or area of thunderstorms will move into NW Ohio around/after 4:00 p.m. and be into the Wood County area between 5:00 and 6:00pm this evening. There is a strong potential that the SPC will issue a Tornado WATCH for our area within the next couple of hours. ... See MoreSee Less

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Wednesday March 13th

From Wood County EMA: By late afternoon and early evening Thursday, a strong cold front will move into the area triggering strong to potentially severe thunderstorms. Damaging straight line winds will be the primary threat; however, there will be a small tornado threat as well. ... See MoreSee Less

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Wednesday March 13th

Cell phone found on Orchard Drive. Call police department to claim it. ... See MoreSee Less

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Tuesday March 12th

#DontDriveDistracted #MoveOver 🚓🚒Northbound 75 in the area of Wales and Miami Streets will be a mess for the long haul during the construction project on the other side of the river. Please slow down, put your phones down, and be patient.

When passing an accident scene, it is NEVER safe to film or photograph the scene while driving by. Keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel. We had several vehicles pass by, occupied by people who had nothing to do with our scene, who nearly rear-ended others while we were blocking this scene today because they wanted to get this on IG 📸 and Snapchat 👻 .

Don’t be that guy. We’ll post it for you.

(There were no injuries here. Our crews contained the fluids and assisted the Northwood Police Department with blocking while waiting for the tow.)
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