CRIME & SAFETY
28-year-old man in custody after domestic violence incident, SWAT call-out
According to police, there was a SWAT call-out on the 700 block of Linn Drive after a 28-year-old man barricaded himself.
BCSO searches for missing family
Bernalillo County, NM (KKOB) — The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office urgently asks the public to help find a missing family. They may be with their mother, Sabrina Smith, who also goes by Sabrina Atkinson, or their father, David Rutledge. They are known to drive a gold Chevrolet Tahoe NM chili plate BGCD25. They are known to frequent Tijeras and Albuquerque, NM. They have strong ties in Florida and Ohio. Sabrina and the children were last seen in North Royalton, OH, on October 3rd, 2023, at 3:28 PM but are believed to be in New Mexico.
Brunswick City School District employee arrested Friday morning
Around 7 a.m., the district’s Coordinator of Special Education was arrested and charged with interception of wire, oral or electronic communications, according to the Elyria Municipal Court.
New friend not so friendly: Olmsted Falls Police Blotter
Ohio Dad's Deathbed Confession Reveals Secret Fugitive Past from 1969 Bank Heist
Ted Conrad, a father from Ohio, confessed to his daughter, Ashley Randele, that he was a fugitive from a 1969 bank heist. Conrad stole $215,000 from a bank in Cleveland, Ohio, living under a new identity in Boston for 52 years.
A wild family gathering ends up in three sisters being arrested for domestic violence and obstruction: Beachwood police blotter
BEACHWOOD, Ohio -- Disorderly conduct: Green Road. At 9:35 p.m. Nov. 23, dispatch took a call from a Cleveland woman who said she had been assaulted during a family gathering at her sister’s Green Road home. The woman met with police near her sister’s house and appeared to be intoxicated.
Drunk driver crashes into officer’s cruiser: Avon Lake police blotter
Cleveland EMT Kidnapping Case Remains Unresolved, Police Chief Expresses Frustration
Cleveland EMT Lelle Jordan's mysterious disappearance and subsequent escape from alleged kidnappers remains under investigation. Despite inconsistencies in the story and connections to a dismissed rape case, Cleveland's police chief expresses determination to find answers in this complex, nationally recognized case.
Stranger jumps into car in Berea, orders driver to provide ride and money
BEREA, Ohio -- A Brook Park resident called police Nov. 24 and said a strange man had entered his car uninvited earlier that day while he was driving his work van on Front Street in Berea. It happened at about 8:30 a.m. The victim said he was stopped at stop...
Weekly Safety Report: Payment Scam and Vandalism hit North Olmsted, Ohio
Two incidents occurred in North Olmsted, Ohio this week. In the first incident, a cashier at Best Buy was shorted thousands of dollars in a payment scam involving a sleight-of-hand artist. The suspect purchased items worth $4,622.34 and handed the cashier a handful of $100 bills. However, security footage revealed that the customer switched bills before the cashier placed them in the register. In the second incident, a man pleaded guilty to vandalizing a patio at a North Olmsted apartment by dumping oil, paint, and trash. The man was disgruntled after being fired by Uber.
‘So heartbroken’: Thieves targeting Hopkins Airport travelers
The FOX 8 I-Team has found thieves targeting travelers at Hopkins Airport. So, we investigated with so many of you travelling for the holidays.
Cleveland man with illegal handgun and narcotics arrested in Berea
BEREA, Ohio -- A Cleveland man, 27, was arrested at about 11 a.m. Nov. 25 after police found an illegal, loaded .38-caliber handgun and three large plastic bags containing suspected narcotics in his car. Police had pulled over the man’s BMW X6 at Henry and West Bridge streets after noticing...
Man crashes pickup truck into pole: Berea Police Blotter
Operating a vehicle under the influence: Prospect Street. A Columbia Station man, 39, was arrested Nov. 25 after he crashed his father’s Ford pickup truck into a utility pole on Prospect near Hartman Street. When police arrived, the truck was on its side against the pole. The driver, later...
A quiet end to a violent life: Cleveland mob enforcer, known as ‘the Surgeon’ for dismembering bodies, dies in prison
CLEVELAND, Ohio — He was known as “the Surgeon,” a man who seemed to gain joy from dismembering the bodies of his rivals as an enforcer for the Cleveland Mafia. Hartmut “Hans” Graewe’s violent life ended far from Northeast Ohio, in a federal prison in Texas. He died Oct. 27 at the age of 78, and court officials relayed the news in filings this week. His life offers a reminder of a time when warring factions victimized the city.
2 dead from Wadsworth, Rittman after early morning I-77 South crash near Cleveland
Two people are dead after an early morning three-vehicle crash Friday along I-77 South in Cuyahoga County, according to an Ohio State Highway Patrol news release. The crash occurred at around 12:32 a.m. when a 2017 Ford hatchback traveling south on I-77 veered left off the roadway, striking the median wall. It sat disabled in the far right lane, officials said.
Weekly Safety Report: Assault at House Party and Phone Scam Target North Royalton, Ohio
Two incidents occurred in North Royalton, Ohio this week. In the first incident, a 17-year-old girl was assaulted at a house party, resulting in a serious head injury. The North Royalton police have issued an arrest warrant for Jon "JJ" Berry in connection to the assault. In the second incident, a resident fell victim to a phone scam after being locked out of his computer. The scammer claimed to be from the FTC and convinced the resident to withdraw $10,400 in $50 bills.
Route 2 shut down for hours in Elyria after fatal early morning crash
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle crash that left a 30-year-old man dead.
Elyria man pleads guilty in 2022 crash that killed mother of four
Logan Townsley of Elyria pleaded guilty Thursday to aggravated vehicular homicide and six other charges stemming from an alcohol-related crash in 2022 that killed a mother of four and injured her son. Townsley, 24, changed his plea from not guilty to guilty in the courtroom of Lorain County Common Pleas...
Unruly customer demands free food: Rocky River Police Blotter
On Nov. 13 an officer saw a car stopped, running, at Hilliard Blvd. with the driver’s door open. The officer approached the open door and saw the driver in the seat, leaning out of the door. The driver told the officer he was okay. The officer observed indicators of alcohol impairment, including slurred speech, hiccupping, and red eyes. The driver was arrested for drunk driving after failing field sobriety tests.
Brunswick fire chief provides safety tips on holiday lights after family's home destroyed in fire
BRUNSWICK, Ohio — It happened just after 2 a.m. Friday. Brunswick firefighters returned to the 500 block of Maplewood Avenue, just 24 hours after Beverly and Billy Ray Watkins' home was destroyed in a fire. According to Brunswick Fire Chief Greg Glauner, the original fire spread to the walls,...