Crestline Village Council Appoints Interim Police Chief

  • 9/17/2018 9:14:11 PM
  • Jesse Smith
  • Local News

CRESTLINE, OH - In Monday night's Village Council meeting, Crestline officials appointed a new interim police chief in Chief   Joseph Butler's absence.

In a resolution, Mayor Allen Moore confirmed the appointment of Jeff Shook to the position, effective immediately. Shook, a former detective for the Mansfield Police Department until 2011, also serves as chief of police for the village of New Washington. The appointment is said to be for "a period not to exceed 90 days, subject to the Mayor's recommendation and Council's concurrence thereof."

Mayor Allen Moore was asked to comment on the appointment of Jeff Shook as interim Police Chief but declined to comment.

The appointment came after the current Crestline Police Chief, Joseph Butler, was placed on administrative leave and escorted from the premises of Crestline Police Department by Crawford County Sheriff's Office personnel in August.

Village officials and the sheriff's office were both asked to comment on Butler's situation at the time but declined to comment, leaving residents scratching their heads.

It was later made public after Butler was placed on leave, several firearms belonging to the village were recovered from his home, including a revolver, a semi-automatic rifle, and others.

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