What are the Police Department's phone numbers?
All EMERGENCIES should be called in to 911. This will, in most cases, enable the dispatcher to know the location where the call is originating. We ask that people remain on the line if 911 is called accidentally. A police officer will be dispatched, regardless, to insure that there are no problems. All non-emergency and other calls should be made to 440-585-1234.
What are the Police Department's hours of operation?
The police department is operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Where is the Police Department located?
The Willowick Police Station is located at 30435 Lakeshore Boulevard in the building directly behind the Fire Station. The police and fire dispatch center is on the first floor and immediately to the left as you enter the building. City Hall is located on the 2nd floor of the same building.
What is Willowick's noise ordinance?
The general noise ordinance is subjective and will vary according to the individuals affected and the time of day. However, certain noise issues are specifically addressed. Construction work can only be done between the hours of 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Grass cutting / landscaping / similar functions are allowed between the hours of 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM. In the winter, snow blowers can be used between 5:00 AM and 10:00 PM. Garbage collection at commercial establishments is permitted from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM.
What are residential rubbish collection times?
Your trash/yard waste may be put out no sooner than 4:00 PM the day prior to your scheduled pick-up day. Trash/yard waste must be out no later than 7:00 a.m. on your schedule pick-up day, and will be picked up no later than 6:00 p.m. Please note your pick-up may not be at the same time every week, they have until 6:00 p.m. Empty containers must be removed from the treelawn no later that 8:00 AM the day after your scheduled pickup day.
What are Willowick's curfew hours for juveniles?
- Under 12 years old – 9:30 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
- 12 years to 14 years old – 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
- 15 years to 17 years old – 12:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.
What are the parking prohibitions?
In 2009, ordinance 351.03 PROHIBITED PARKING OR STANDING PLACES, was revised so that a parked vehicle had to be at least 50 feet from the crosswalk at an intersection and / or 50 feet from a traffic control device such as a stop sign, or traffic light. In general, the average Willowick residential lot is 50 feet wide so a vehicle should be at least one house width distance from these markers.
Although there are other parking restrictions such as for handicap, firelane, night parking etc. I am posting the general parking prohibitions below so that residents can be aware of them and call the Police Dept. to report violations.
(a) No person shall stand or park a vehicle, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or to comply with the provisions of this title, or while obeying the directions of a police officer or a traffic-control device, in any of the following places:
(1) On a sidewalk or street lawn area, except a bicycle;
(2) In front of a public or private driveway;
(3) Within an intersection;
(4) Within 10 feet of a fire hydrant, under any circumstances, on the fire hydrant side of any street. The “fire hydrant side” of a street, as used in this subsection, means the entire length of that side of a street which abuts the portion of the right-of-way in which fire hydrants are located.
(5) On a crosswalk;
(6) Within 50 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
(7) Within 50 feet of, and upon the approach to, any flashing beacon, stop sign, or traffic-control device;
(8) Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within 30 feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless a different length is indicated by a traffic-control device;
(9) Within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing;
(10) Within 20 feet of a driveway entrance to any fire station and, on the side of the street opposite the entrance to any fire station, within 75 feet of the entrance when it is properly posted with signs;
(11) Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when such standing or parking would obstruct traffic;
(12) Alongside any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street;
(13) Upon any bridge or elevated structure upon a highway, or within a highway tunnel;
(14) At any place where signs prohibit stopping;
(15) Within one foot of another parked vehicle;
(16) On the roadway portion of a freeway, expressway, or thruway.
(17) Upon that area of private property located within a state or city “right-of- way” at any time other than during the posted hours or operation of the business having title or interest in said private parking area.
Can I park on the street all night?
No, parking on the City’s public roads, streets and highway is prohibited between the hours of 2:00 AM. and 6:00 AM. Limited permission may be granted by the Police Department for things such as driveway work, construction, a disabled vehicle, etc. However, the type of vehicle, license plate and its location must be called in to the Police Dispatcher at 440-585-1234.
Do you have a bicycle lost and found?
Yes, below is a list of the bicycles we have at the station:
- DYNO “AIR” BOY’S 20″ BIKE BLACK
- ROADMASTER “MT. FURY” 15 SPEED BLUE
- HUFFY “TEMPAS” BOY’S 21 SPEED BLUE
- MONGOOSE BOY’S 21 SPEED BLUE/SILVER
- MAGNA “EQUATOR” GIRL’S 21 SPEED DARK GREEN
- SCHWINN “FRONTIER” MEN’S 15 SPEED RED
- NEXT “POWER CLIMBER” GIRL’S MTN. BIKE LIGHT BLUE
- ROADMASTER “GRANITE PEAK” GIRL’S BIKE LIGHT GREEN
- MONGOOSE “MGX” 21 SPEED SILVER
- DYNO “NSX” BOY’S BIKE WITH PEGS SILVER
There is a dog running at large. Can the Police Department do anything?
The police department does not have the resources to catch any animals. If a dog at large is vicious or has injured anyone, we will contact the Lake County Dog Warden and attempt to keep a visual of the animal. If the dog is not dangerous and can be caught, it can be taken to a temporary dog kennel at the Service Garage at 31419 Vine St. However, for safety and health reasons, the officers cannot transport the animals themselves.
There is an injured sick animal. Can the Police Department do anything?
In most cases, as with dogs at large, we cannot trap animals. If the animal poses a risk to people, such as a sick raccoon or skunk, an officer may destroy the animal in a humane manner if there are no risks. Otherwise, we or the Service Department can contact a local pest control company.
We are leaving for vacation. Are there any suggestions from the Police Department?
We recommend that you notify the police department on our non-emergency phone line if your house will be vacant during a vacation. We maintain a log for informational purposes. The dispatcher will ask for the dates involved, any vehicles on the premises, who to contact and who will have a key and any other pertinent information in case there is a problem. A trusted neighbor or family member should also be made aware of your plans. We also ask that people notify us when they return.
My electricity went out. Can the Police Department do anything?
In most cases, the police department will not be aware of what caused the power to go out. It may be local or general in nature. In most cases, the Cleveland Illuminating Company prefers that the affected individuals call 1-800-589-3101for any downed wires or power outages as CEI will have questions to ask that the Police Department will not be able to answer. However, if unable to make the call, the Police Department may be able to fax the information to CEI on your behalf.
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