CRIME & SAFETY
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.
Two Brook Park neighbors harass each other, face misdemeanor charges
BROOK PARK, Ohio – Two West 149th Street neighbors face misdemeanor charges after engaging in a dispute at about 7:30 a.m. Nov. 16 outside their homes. The younger neighbor, 25, told police he was in his driveway when his across-the-street neighbor, 70, started yelling profanities at him. The younger man, who said he and his neighbor had a history of feuding, yelled profanities back.
Cleveland Man Sentenced for Attempted Break-In of Coworker's Hotel Room
A Cleveland man receives a two-year prison sentence after attempting to break into a coworker's hotel room using a key he obtained without question. The victim shares her terrifying experience and how this incident has forever changed her life.
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.
‘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.
Unidentified biker leads police on chase; suspicious man walks into car dealership: Brook Park police blotter
Crash on State Route 2 kills Lorain man
The Ohio State Highway Patrol released new information on the crash that shut down State Route 2 near Middle Ridge Road Friday.
Weekly Safety Report: Shootings, Infant Deaths, and Assaults Raise Concerns in Cleveland
This week in Cleveland, Ohio, several incidents occurred that raised concerns about safety in the city. These incidents include a 19-month-old child being shot, the cause of death being determined for two infants, a reward being offered for information on a murder suspect, two teens being shot in Public Square, a wanted woman guilty of raping a young boy, and the sentencing of a man who kidnapped and assaulted a woman. These incidents highlight the need for increased vigilance and safety measures in Cleveland.
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.
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.
Man Admits Guilt in Drunk Driving Incident Injuring Off-Duty Firefighter
A local firefighter is still recovering after a drunk driver crashed into him while he was on his motorcycle. The suspect, charged with aggravated vehicular assault and DUI, pleaded guilty in court, seven months after the incident. The firefighter suffered severe injuries, including brain bleeding and spinal cord damage.
Thief has medical emergency: Fairview Park Police Blotter
On Nov. 23 an unwanted guest was reported at a residence. When officers arrived, they spoke with the caller, a 25-year-old Berea resident. He said that his ex-wife showed up at the home and started an argument. She was asked to leave and she went outside and damaged the man’s girlfriend’s car by ripping the windshield wiper blades off the car. The ex-wife was arrested.
Ohio Woman Sentenced to Work at a Fast Food Restaurant
The Chipotle Bowl the suspect threw at a Parma, Ohio restaurant employee was chucked full of Karma. I would consider the age of 39 years old to be grown adult age. I would hope most people, even in Ohio would agree. This 39-year-old Ohio woman was unhappy with her Chipotle burrito bowl. After shouting at the Parma, Ohio Chipotle employee she hurled the burrito bowl at her face. This action left the employee stunned and covered in food. One of the customers who witnessed this childish, yet violent behavior ran to the door to stop the suspect from leaving. You can see video footage of the incident below.
Fatal Semi-Truck Crash on I-77 South Leaves Two Dead, Two Hospitalized
• A crash involving a semi-truck on I-77 South has resulted in at least two deaths and two people being hospitalized. • The crash occurred at 12:41 a.m. on Friday. • The initial crash involved another car, driven by a 37-year-old man from Broadview Heights.
Car accident on Memphis Avenue in Cleveland sends two people to the hospital
EMS responded to 5203 Memphis and transported a 75 year-old female and a 20 year-old male both to Metro in stable condition.
Watch: 9 new Cleveland police officers sworn in
Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb on Friday welcomed the city's newest police officers, swearing in graduates of the city's 153rd academy class.
Amtrak engine that hit car in Holland involved in second incident, east of Cleveland
An Amtrak train pulled by the same locomotive involved in a fatal car-train crash Thursday morning in suburban Toledo had a minor derailment Friday morning east of Cleveland after a piece of equipment dislodged from that locomotive. The eastbound Lake Shore Limited from Chicago to New York and Boston was officially canceled at 8:05 a.m., a little more than two hours after it left the Cleveland station. It had stopped in Toledo earlier Friday morning. The train stopped near Wickliffe, Ohio, shortly after leaving the Cleveland station at 5:52 a.m. Its crew reported hitting a crossing “hard,” with damage to the lead engine and one wheel assembly on a cafe car near the front of the train derailing. Whether the incident in Wickliffe was related in any way to the collision Thursday in Holland, Ohio, was not immediately known. But photos Steven Heister, a rail enthusiast, took of the damaged engine after it stopped near a crossing at Lloyd Road showed damage in the same part of the locomotive that hit an automobile the day before.
Drunk Driver Sentenced For Crash That Paralyzed 11-Month-Old Girl
At his sentencing, the girl's mother gave an emotional speech about her young daughter and the accident that left her severely injured.
VIDEO: Woman found dead in Cuyahoga River
Cleveland authorities recovered a woman's body from the Cuyahoga River on Wednesday morning.