CRIME & SAFETY
Former Shaker Heights police officer forced to surrender beloved police dog
SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio — Almost immediately, there was a strong connection between Igor and his handler Chad Hagan. SUBSCRIBE: Get the day's top headlines sent to your inbox each weekday morning with the free 3News to GO! newsletter. They have been together since Igor was a year old. There...
Newly released bodycam video shows officers save unresponsive driver after crash
Newly released body camera video shows local police officers from two departments working to save a driver who was trapped and unresponsive after a car crash.
Cleveland woman hit by car on her way work at University Heights’ Geraci’s
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A mother, a hard-worker, and a woman who is “always on her feet,” Michelle Gantt has worked tirelessly for much of her life, raising her five kids. Now, she helps provide for her 15 grandchildren at University Heights’ Geraci’s Restaurant. She’s worked there for...
17-year-old hospitalized following Cleveland shooting: Police
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A 17-year-old boy is in the hospital following a shooting in Cleveland Sunday morning, according to police officials. Cleveland Police Sgt. Wilfredo Diaz says the shooting occurred in the 11200 block of Greenview Avenue, in the city’s Glenville neighborhood. The shooting occurred around 4 a.m.,...
Woman who wouldn’t yield to funeral procession stopped, assaults officer: University Heights police blotter
Cleveland police find missing 11-year-old boy
The Cleveland Division of Police located a missing, endangered 11-year-old boy who was last seen Friday.
FBI Investigates Emailed Bomb Threats to Multiple NE Ohio School Districts, Deemed Not Credible
• Six Northeast Ohio school districts received bomb threats via email on Sunday morning, prompting an investigation by the FBI. The districts affected were North Olmsted City School District, Akron Public Schools, Strongsville City Schools, Riverside Local Schools, Lakewood City Schools, and North Ridgeville City School District.
Former Euclid Lounge Owner Shot Dead in His Driveway
• A man, identified as Derek Wooten, was found dead in his driveway in Euclid, Ohio, with gunshot wounds late Thursday night. • Neighbors in the 26500 block of Aaron Drive reported hearing gunfire around 10:40 p.m. and called the police.
Teen girl attacked at Cleveland tree-lighting: Police
The Fox 8 I-Team has found that yet another person was hurt in November after the holiday tree lighting in Downtown Cleveland on Public Square.
Teen shot on Allston Road Cleveland Heights
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (WOIO) - A 16-year-old was shot in Cleveland Heights Friday evening, according to Mike Thomas, the Director of Communications and Public Engagement for the city. The shooting happened in the 1040 block of Allston Road. The teen was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police...
Stolen Delivery Van's Wrong-Way Wreck on I-90 Kills Doctor: Police Video Reveals
• A stolen delivery van, driven by Jalen Jackson, led police on a high-speed chase through Cleveland, Ohio, before crashing head-on into a car driven by Dr. Curtis Birchall, killing him.
Cleveland police officer accidentally pepper sprayed in The Flats
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A Cleveland police officer was accidentally pepper sprayed Sunday morning in The Flats. Cleveland Police Sgt. Wilfredo Diaz says it happened around 2:45 a.m. in the 1100 block of Front Avenue. Diaz says the officer accidently got exposed to the pepper spray as crowds dispersed from...
Armed robbers hit same store twice within four hours: Shaker Heights police blotter
SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio -- Robbery: Chagrin Boulevard. At 12:55 a.m. Dec. 5, an employee of the BP/7-Eleven store, 20420 Chagrin Blvd., reported that two masked, male suspects, both displaying firearms, threatened the employee, and demanded and stole money from the cash register. The suspects left the area on foot. The...
Cleveland Officer Honored for Role in Arresting Key Suspect in Kia, Hyundai Car Thefts
A Cleveland police officer has been honored for his pivotal role in tackling a surge in Kia and Hyundai car thefts. The officer's diligent investigation led to the arrest of a juvenile linked to dozens of thefts, resulting in a significant decrease in auto thefts in the city's Second District.
Weekly Safety Report: Gas Station Clerk Removed and Murder Indictment Shake Solon, Ohio
This week in Solon, Ohio, two incidents occurred that required police intervention. In the first incident, a gas station clerk was removed from her position after being rude to customers and subsequently kicked jailers. The second incident involved a man being indicted for the murder of his father, with charges including aggravated murder, murder, felonious assault, and offenses against a human corpse.
Missing children advocates push for change in Ohio as more children go missing
According to Attorney General David Yost’s office, 15,335 children have gone missing in Ohio in 2023. There were 1,698 reports of missing children in October, up from 1,621 in September. Ninety-five percent of missing children in Ohio have been safely found so far this year, said deputy press secretary...
Suspects realize there are consequences to actions: Middleburg Heights Police Blotter
Woman Sentenced to Work at Fast Food Chain After Assault on Chipotle Worker
Have you ever gone out to dinner with someone who was rude to the server? It makes the entire table uncomfortable. If only they could work a day in the service industry to understand what it's like. Well, that is exactly what happened to this rude, rude is an understatement, Chipotle customer who had major consciences for her actions.
Weekly Safety Report: Unsolved Homicide, Domestic Violence, Assaults, and Sentencing in Cuyahoga County, Ohio
This week in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, several incidents occurred, including an unsolved homicide, domestic violence and obstruction, a rude gas station clerk being removed, a sentencing for a car dealership employee guilty of shooting a customer, an assault at a bowling alley, and a man sentenced for causing an overdose death. These incidents highlight the importance of safety and the need for vigilance in the community.
Woman gives valid excuse for not properly identifying herself in theft incident: Richmond Heights Police Blotter