Investigators arrest Craig Beach police chief following search

CRAIG BEACH, Ohio (WYTV) – Craig Beach’s police chief is free on $1,000 bond after his arrest Thursday night.

Chief Andrew Soloman, 36, is facing a charge of dereliction of duty, according to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. The Attorney General’s Office said more charges could be coming.

The Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) arrested him after searching the police department, according to Major Jeff Allen, with the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Department.

“Chief Soloman has been arrested for the described charges. There is still an investigation pending that I cannot speak on at this time,” Allen said.

The Mahoning County Prosecutor’s Office will be handling the case.

Craig Beach Mayor Dave Spencer said it’s too early to say what he and the village’s council will do about the chief’s position. Council will meet this Tuesday evening to discuss it.

In the meantime, Soloman is due in court Monday afternoon.