Ashtabula, OH

Tactics Used

Buyer Arrests
Reverse stings
Shaming
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Letters
Cameras
Web stings
License suspension

Ashtabula, Ohio is a city of about 18,000 residents. It is on the southeast shore of Lake Erie, about midway between Cleveland, Ohio and Erie, Pennsylvania. At least seven street-level reverse stings have occurred in Ashtabula, between 2006 and 2015, in response to complaints from the community. Following each operation, the Ashtabula Police Department released the identities of those arrested to the media.

Key Partners

  • Ashtabula Police Department
    • Special Operations Group
  • Ashtabula Municipal Court
State Ohio
Type City
Population 18171
Location
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