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Wanted Suspect - Murder Warrant

UPDATE: Sunday January 28, 2018

Tevin Jackson turned himself in to Springfield PD and is being held at the Tri-County Jail. Arraingment will be held in Madison County Municipal Court.

NEWS RELEASE                                                           Jackson Wanted Person Flyer
HOMICIDE – Lamplight Court
January 26, 2018 1430hrs                                                             

An arrest warrant has been issued through Madison County Municipal Court for Tevin Howard Jackson, 24, at-large, formerly of London, for one count of murder. The warrant was filed today, January 26th, as a result of an investigation into the shooting incident on Lamplight Court on Monday the 22nd. Jackson is charged with the death of William N. Benson, 28, of London. Investigators were able to utilize witness information along with various video sources and forensic evidence in determining Jackson’s role in the shooting. Jackson and another suspect, Justin Coffey, 24, who was killed as a result of the crime, had attempted to rob the residents of marijuana and cash. A vehicle that was used in the crime was recovered on January 27th. Jackson is still at large.

The investigation is ongoing with the participation of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Madison County Sheriff’s Office and the Madison County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

 

Update Your Business Contacts

We are constantly struggling to maintain accurate phone numbers for business after hours or emergency contact information. Recently we have experienced unsecured buildings, active break-ins, and other activity with no way to promptly contact appropriate parties. We encourage you to maintain up to date emergency contact information with our office. You mail call, fax, email, or use our MyPD app to supply the information. The information will be maintained confidentially for our use only. A form for you to use if you desire is found at the following link:

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Cowling Park Public Safety Video

park shelterVideo cameras have been installed near the shelter house and gazebo at Cowling Park located on N Main at Park Ave.

The cameras were installed in late July and are operational. The city administration and police division decided to utilize technology money from the police capital budget to initiate the newly created Public Safety Video Surveillance program in an effort to reduce vandalism and enhance the safety and quality of the city's main park. The program allows video surveillance in an effort to complement an anti-crime strategy, and to enhance public safety and security in public areas.  The software chosen for the video system allows for future expansion to enable surveillance of other areas that would benefit from the public safety program without purchasing additional licensing. The total cost including installation and software set up was approximately $6,600.  Specific usage guidelines of this policy are to prevent, deter and identify criminal activity, respond to critical incidents, assist in identifying, apprehending and prosecuting offenders, augment resources in a cost effective manner, and monitor pedestrian and vehicle traffic activity.

Ohio Collaborative LEA Certification

The London Division of Police was awarded a final certification for compliance with standards set by the Ohio Collaborative Community Police Advisory Board. 

London PSenateDocolice members worked diligently in adapting policies and completing training and documentation to meet and exceed the standards. The standards involve minimum policy, training and compliance requirements of law enforcement agencies throughout Ohio in regards to use of force, training and hiring of police officers.

Visit the Ohio Collaborative Community Police Advisory Board web page to learn more.

 

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