Welcome to Question Mark, Ohio

Public Safety

Police & Fire

Our town is served by a dedicated team of police officers and firefighters who work tirelessly to keep our community safe.

Police Department

The Question Mark Police Department is committed to providing professional and effective law enforcement services to everyone in our community. Our officers are trained to handle a wide range of things, from minor disturbances to major emergencies.

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The Question Mark PD is always ready to run into danger.

We also have a number of community outreach programs designed to engage with residents and build positive relationships. One of these programs is Officer Ron Dublowski's 80’s Hard Rock Record Enthusiast Meet-up, which will be part of our effort to build a strong connection between the community and the police (please note: due to personal reasons, this community outreach program is temporarily paused).

In addition to traditional policing, the Question Mark Police Department also offers a variety of specialized services, including traffic enforcement, criminal investigation, and community policing. If you have any questions or concerns about police services in our town, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Fire Department

The Question Mark Fire Department is staffed by a team of highly-trained professionals who are dedicated to protecting life and property in our community. They are equipped with the latest technology and equipment in order to be able to respond quickly and effectively to fires, medical emergencies, and other hazards. They also offer fire prevention and safety education to our community, including our in-school program "OK, There's Been a Fire." If you have any questions or concerns about fire services in our town, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We are committed to working closely with our community to keep Question Mark a safe and secure place to live, work, and visit.

Crime Report

February 17

3:58 p.m. — 1000 Center Ave., disorderly conduct. Question Mark Town Hall evacuated due to policy dispute and removal of mayor. Officers R. Dublowski and T. Holland reported to the scene.

February 16

7:15 p.m. — 710 County Route 54, possible parole violation. Titus Towns, a Question Mark man (28), reported to have broken parole. Officer B. Lindholm reported to the scene.

February 9

12:15 p.m. — 1000 Tower Avenue, criminal trespass and assault. A professor visiting from Chicago was attacked by two masked assailants who had broken into the clock tower. Officer D. Holland reported to the scene.

February 1, 2024

11:01 a.m. — 671 Tower Avenue, crowd control. Large numbers of people converging on newly-opened restaurant. Officers B. Lindholm and R. Dublowski reported to the scene.

December 10

12:15 p.m. — 730 Main Street, bomb threat. Question Mark Public Library evacuated due to bomb threat sent via email. Officers B. Lindholm and T. Holland reported to the scene.

December 7

4:15 p.m — 1 Zisk Way, arson. A large explosion was reported just outside the main entrance to The Void attraction. Attraction had been closed earlier in the day due to port-a-potty incident. No injuries reported. Officers D. Holland and T. Holland reported to scene.

December 2

3:41 p.m. — East Avenue and 20th Street, boy recovered alive. At British colonial ruins in woods, Federal Agent A. Oberman recovered Q. Quinn from inside a well. Boy appeared healthy and alert, 10 years older.

December 1

8:15 a.m. — Washington Avenue, disturbing the peace. Loud music reported playing from the home of Tanner Pratt, 78. Officer B. Lindholm reported to the scene and performed a wellness check. No one appeared to be on the premises and the loud music continued.

November 26

7:15 a.m. — Third Avenue and Eastwood, theft. A Question Mark woman, Mabel Vickery Dupree (70) reported her priceless historical spoon collection missing. No signs of forced entry. Officer D. Holland reported to scene.

November 25

12:01 a.m. — 2100 Center Ave. Assault and attempted kidnapping. A 17-year-old Question Mark person reported her and her companion were attacked by three men wearing masks. Said assailants attempted to force the victim into the car. Victim bit hand of one of the assailants. Officer T. Holland reported to scene.

November 4

3:05 p.m. - 4500 County Route 54, trespassing. Question Mark residents Glenn Warner, Art Compton, and Owen Brandt were discovered in condemned building. Cache of explosives on premises. Investigation ongoing. Officer R. Dublowski reported to scene.

November 3

12:17 p.m. — County Route 54 and Grand Avenue, body discovered. A 43-year-old person was found dead in his motel room, with an apparent cause of death by multiple bee stings. Officer T. Holland reported to scene.

October 28

6:43 p.m. — East Avenue and 20th Street, human remains discovered. A 45-year-old Question Mark woman reported discovering human remains in the Question Mark woods near the Falls. Officer R. Dublowski at scene. Medical examiner dispatched. Investigation underway.

October 25

8:22 a.m. — Grant Avenue and Main Street, house demolished. Private property belonging to the Lindholm estate destroyed by underground fungus. Officers T. Holland and B. Lindholm reported to scene.

October 14

12:53 p.m. — East Avenue and 20th Street, body discovered. A body was discovered by a 58-year-old Question Mark man in the Question Mark Woods. Lacerations and bruises indicate homicide. T. Holland reported to scene.

October 7

8:22 p.m. — East Avenue and Zisk Way, assault. A 17-year-old Question Mark woman reported being attacked by several unknown assailants in the Question Mark Woods. Officer R. Dublowski reported to scene.

October 4

2:25 p.m. — East Avenue and 20th Street, suspected detonation of an explosive device. Employees from the Greenberg Yarn factory reported an explosion emanating from the recently-repaired sinkhole that upended the building. Nearby Willey Envelope was also affected by the blast. Officers T. Holland and D. Holland reported to scene.

October 1

10:31 p.m. — East Avenue and 1st Street, suspicious activity. A 17-year-old Question Mark woman reported a strange glowing light in the Question Mark Woods. Officer R. Dublowski reported to scene.

September 26

2:42 p.m. — Tower Avenue and 21st Street, keys missing. A 35-year-old Question Mark man reported that the keys to his apartment had gone missing. D. Holland reported to scene.

September 16

8:25pm — Tower Avenue and 1st Street, destruction of public property. Several Question Mark residents reported that the town's water tower had fallen due to neglect or had been purposefully destroyed through the use of an explosive device. T. Holland reported to scene.

September 14

9:33 p.m. — Grant Avenue and 21st Street, appearance of strange light A 45-year-old Question Mark woman reported that a strange purple light appeared as she was playing music in her backyard. Officer B. Lindholm reported to scene.

September 2

5:45 a.m. — East Avenue and 20th Street, statue missing. The British soldier statue from the British Soldier Field memorial reported missing. Officer T. Holland reported to scene.

August 31

4:22 p.m. — Lotus Avenue and 13th Street, keys missing. A 26-year-old Question Mark woman reported a set of car keys had gone missing. Officer R. Dublowski reported to scene.

August 28

6:45 a.m. — Green Avenue and 7th Street, keys missing. A 72-year-old Question Mark High School employee reported a set of locker keys had gone missing. Officer D. Holland reported to scene.

July 22

9:17 p.m. — East Avenue and 20th Street, possible backpack belonging to missing person discovered. A backpack presumed to belong to missing person Quentin Quinn was found in the Question Mark Woods near the Falls. Officer R. Dublowski reported to scene.

July 16

3:12 p.m. — 950 25th Street, possible arson. Gladys Parker, 71, of Lotus Avenue, reported thick smoke at New Tomorrow Industries construction site. Officer B. Lindholm and D. Holland reported to scene.

July 9

5:00 p.m. — West Avenue and 4th Street, missing person. Lawrence Quinn, 40, of West Avenue, and his wife, Gloria Quinn, 39, reported their 6-year-old son, Quentin Quinn, missing. Boy left with older brother around 9am. Went to abandoned amusement park at 4500 County Route 54. Older brother claims the missing boy entered what is believed to be the former House of Dazzling Glass appx 12pm and did not reappear. Officer T. Holland and Officer B. Lindholm reported to scene. APB issued.

July 6

8:30 a.m. — Tower Avenue and 14th Street. Vandalism, missing electric sign from Question Mark Foods. Officer D. Holland reported to scene.

July 1

6:45 a.m. — East Avenue and 4th Street. Vandalism, theft. Town fireworks stolen from Department of Streets and Sanitation maintenance and storage shed. Britt Warner, 27, a Department of Streets and Sanitation worker, reported theft. Officer Ron Dublowski reported to scene.

June 27

12:00 p.m. — Grant Avenue and 20th Street, missing lawn statue. A Question Mark woman, 55, reported one of their lawn statues, shaped like a deer, had disappeared. Officer B. Lindholm reported to scene.

June 18

12:15 a.m. — East Avenue and 20th Street, remains of cat discovered. Body of cat found somewhere within Question Mark Woods. Cat missing its head. Officer R. Dublowski reported to scene.

June 14

7:30 a.m. — Third Avenue and Eastwood, missing cat. A Question Mark woman, Mabel Vickery Dupree, (70) reported her 7-year-old cat, Miss Mozart, had been missing for several hours. Victim suspects kidnapping and possible ransom, as missing cat is “highly-talented and very well known for playing beautiful piano on the internet.” Officer T. Holland reported to scene.

June 9

2:00 p.m. — Sixth Avenue and Eastwood, missing antique grandfather clock. A Question Mark man reported their prized antique clock had been stolen from property. Officer T. Holland reported to scene.

June 3

10:00 a.m. — Tower Ave and 7th Street, missing statue. The large ice cream statue in front of Mr. Freeze-E ice cream store reported missing. Officer R. Dublowski reported to scene. APB issued.

May 25

7:19 p.m. —Tower Avenue and 14th Street, disturbing the peace. Tanner Pratt, 78, of Washington Avenue, was ticketed for noise violation for shouting aggressively outside Question Mark Foods. Claimed “everything was falling into an endless circle.” Officer D. Holland reported to scene.

May 18

5:15 p.m. — East Avenue and 18th Street, treehouse reported missing. A 45-year-old Question Mark woman reported her children’s treehouse, located in an oak tree behind their residence, had gone missing. Officer B. Lindholm reported to scene.

May 13

10:29 a.m. — East Avenue and 20th Street, pet collar recovered. The collar belonging to a missing Question Mark cat was found several hundred yards from British Soldier Field in Question Mark Woods. Recovered tags match the missing cat. Officer R. Dubowski present at scene at time of discovery.

May 7

7:35 a.m. — West Avenue and High Street, several shoes missing. A 48-year-old Question Mark man reported all the shoes belonging to his family of four were missing, a total of at least twenty pair. Vandals suspected, but no signs of forced entry. Officer D. Holland reported to scene.

May 1

12:13 p.m. — Grant Avenue and 8th Street, disturbing the peace. A 67 year-old Question Mark woman reported strange sounds coming from woods at the edge of her property. Complainant suggested it was teenagers playing loud classical music. Officer R. Dublowski reported to scene.

April 29

4:55 p.m. — East Avenue and 5th Street, missing pet. A 25 year-old Question Mark woman reported her Siberian Husky has been missing for two days. Dog is white with blue eyes and beloved by the children in the neighborhood. Officer T. Holland reported to scene.

April 27

10:49 p.m. – QM Police Department received a phone call regarding a stop sign missing at the corner of 5th Avenue and Eastwood. Officer D. Holland filed.

11:38 p.m. - QM Police Department received a phone call from a Question Mark woman who reported her wedding ring missing. Officer D. Holland filed.

April 22

2:25 p.m. — West Avenue.and 3rd Street, missing pet. Parents of a 12 year-old girl reported that the girl’s cat has been missing for several days. Cat is tiger-striped and named Mr. Business, approximately 10 years old. Officer R. Dublowski reported to scene.

April 19

8:43 p.m. — Grant Avenue and 18th Street, theft. A 67 year-old Question Mark woman reported all the spoons in her home had been stolen, approximately eight in total. Officer D. Holland reported to scene.

April 16

6:22 a.m. — Tower Avenue and 11th Street, theft. A 38 year-old Question Mark man reported all the passenger side front tires of the vehicles on his street were missing. Ten tires appeared to have been stolen in all. Officer T. Holland reported to scene.

April 10

10:55 a.m. — East Avenue and 5th Street, missing pet. A 78-year-old Question Mark woman reported her three-year-old cat was missing for several days as well as commenting on strange sounds coming from the woods behind her house. Officer T. Holland reported to scene.

April 7

9:12 p.m. — Washington Avenue, disturbing the peace. Tanner Pratt, 78, of Washington Avenue, was arrested on disturbing the peace. Pratt was standing in the middle of Washington Avenue in his pajamas, claiming he had found a way to make himself invisible. Suspect refused to yield right of way to traffic. Officer T. Holland and Officer B. Lindholm reported to scene.

April 3

3.45pm — Lotus Avenue and 8th Street, missing pet. Dog reported missing by 81-year-old owner for several days. Dog is small and described as "brown and yappy." Officer B. Lindholm reported to scene.

March 18

3:01pm — East Avenue, Washington Street, missing person found. Ron Dublowski, a 48 year-old man and Question Mark police officer, reported his wife, Beth Dublowski, 47 years-old, had returned after missing for three days. Officer R. Dublowski filed report.

March 16

12.01am — East Avenue, Washington Street, missing person. Ron Dublowski, a 48 year- old man and Question Mark police officer, reported his wife, Beth Dublowski, 47 years- old, missing after a period of twenty-four hours. Missing person went to Elyria, Ohio, for a CPR certification class but did not immediately return. Officer R. Dublowski filed report.

March 10

5:45 p.m. — East Avenue and 17th Street, missing pet. A 57-year-old Question Mark man reported his five-year-old cat had been missing for a week. Officer R. Dublowski reported to scene.

March 8

10 a.m. — Green Avenue, theft. A 77-year-old Question Mark woman reported the license plates on her 2018 Honda Accord were missing from where it was parked on Green Avenue. Officer B. Lindholm reported to scene.

March 1

5:26 p.m. — East Avenue and 15th Street, bicycle theft. Victim’s parents reported stolen bicycle. Officer R. Dublowski reported to scene.