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BHS students show support for local police
A group of students at Brunswick High School decided that amid all the negative publicity lately, police needed to see some support. They organized an event held on the school's football field, teens locking arms with Brunswick police officers. According to Newsnet5:
It was the idea of freshman Isaiah Catania and school resource officer Derek Zelenka. "This is to show that officers like him and people like me aren't always going to be in a feud," said Catania.
Riots in Baltimore, protests in Cleveland but peace in Brunswick. Students arm-in-arm with cops in Medina County for a picture.
"These are my kids, my teenagers and, uh, all I can say is it means a lot," said Zelenka.
The kids who stood with the police officers are athletes, musicians, artists and leaders in their school. Now they are hoping to lead by example.
It's not "just" a false alarm...
While home alarm systems are becoming increasingly commonplace, so are false alarms turned in to police departments. In fact, one estimate found that between 94-99% of all burglary alarm activations end up being false alarms.
However unintentional, false alarms waste taxpayer dollars and, more importantly, police officers' time, which can be of better use on patrol or answering other calls. Some communities even charge alarm owners for sending in repeated false calls. The good news is that many of these false alarms are avoidable. Find out how.
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Brunswick Police auctioning gear
The City of Brunswick will be auctioning police equipment that is no longer in use. Click here.
Sign up for the Blue Alert system
The Ohio Blue Alert is a notification system that is intended to enlist public assistance in the event of a law enforcement officer's being critically injured or killed or missing and the suspect(s) are still at large. Click here to sign up!
Turn in prescription drugs safely anytime at the Brunswick Police Station
The Brunswick Division of Police in conjunction with the Medway Drug Enforcement Agency is pleased to announce the implementation of a full time prescription drug turn in program. Located in the lobby of police headquarters, a secure collection box has been placed to accept all unwanted and/or expired medications.
To take advantage of this program, simply bring these items to police headquarters and deposit them in the collection box. Please note that BPD staff will not handle your medication for turn in. Prior to disposal, remove or black out the information on the prescription label. Ensure that all bottles or bags are securely closed and place all items in a clear zip lock bag. Do not deposit any needles or sharps as these items will not be collected.
This program has been funded by the Medina County Anti-Drug Levy.
The Division of Police is currently investigating several instances where attempts are being made to defraud senior citizens. The scam consists of a caller and/or mailer advising that the homeowner has won a lottery and is requesting $2,000.00 be sent via Western Union to cover expenses. Please take note that this is a scam and the money is being sent out of the country making prosecution extremely difficult. The Division of Police is advising all residents to ignore these phone calls and mailings. Also, check out these other scam alert tips.