News Releases

Murder/Suicide - Landis Lane

On Wednesday April 17, 2019 at 12:33pm, London Police were dispatched to a report of shots fired at 386 Landis Ln, London. First responders located two adult female individuals that had been shot outside of the residence. Yaisa Cordero, 40, from London and Joceline Cordero, 25, also from London were pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses described a suspect that was observed arguing with the victims, prior to firing shots. The suspect then fled the location in a 2015 White Dodge Ram pickup bearing Ohio registration plates, EAM3682. The suspect, James S. Evans, Jr, 54, also from London, was found around 1450 hours behind a church building on US 40, outside of the city. Suspect was found deceased with a suspected self inflicted gunshot wound.

London Police are investigating the incident in cooperation with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, along with the assistance of agents from Ohio BCI&I, Madison County Coroner’s Office and the Madison County Prosecutor’s Office. More information will be released as soon as it is available.

UPDATED 4-18-19 at 1300hrs.                              

Additional information has revealed that a 21 year old male resident, a son of the murdered Yaisa Cordero, was also shot at by the suspect, Evans. The male approached the truck as Evans was leaving the residence with a ball bat and at this point Evans fired one round at the male, grazing him near the shoulder. The male was not treated for the slight injury.

All autopsies were conducted on 4-18-19 by the Montgomery County Coroner's office. No further information will be available at this time.


The city has a new email domain that should be used for our addresses. The address is This change was made to get all the various city departments under one domain and ensure a highler level of security for our accounts. The old emails will be forwarded for a few days to assist with the changes. londonohiogov

2018 Year End Report

We would like to thank the community and area agencies for your support in 2018 and we look forward to a great 2019. 

Please click this link for our 2018 year end report.

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:

Business Contacts Form

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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