Crime

Charges pending against owner of dog found abused in Willoughby

Accused Cleveland carjacker indicted by the grand jury

Football player, 16, accused of fatally stabbing classmate pregnant with his baby

Getting Answers from Land Bank on delay to tear down home where Alianna DeFreeze killed

2nd trial for convicted serial killer Shawn Grate has been continued

Accused Akron rapist named Fugitive of the Week

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Cleveland Police searching for driver in hit-and-skip, victim 5-year-old boy

Young girl caught on camera stealing package off MD front porch

Cleveland police investigating fatal shooting from Saturday in Union-Miles neighborhood

‘Your instinct is to protect’: Man fired from CVS after tackling robber

North Ridgeville Police investigating report of attempted abduction of a 3rd grade student

House where Alianna DeFreeze was murdered scheduled for demolition

U.S. Marshals continue search for Ohio child killer who escaped over 40 years ago

Prison officials took Eubanks on an unescorted shopping trip as a reward for good behavior and he never returned.

East Cleveland Police arrest 4th suspect tied to murder of Bedford man, 14-year-old girl

Sheeley is the fourth suspect arrested in connection with the deaths of Paul and Paris Bradley.

  Are there serial killers living in Cleveland? New stats show there could be

It took nearly 2 years for a sophisticated analysis of crime statistics to conclude that there could be as many as three serial killers on the loose in Cleveland.

Garfield Heights man pleads not guilty to killing his elderly parents

44-year-old man pleaded not guilty to killing his parents inside their North Royalton home.

  Security expert says working street lights could have helped prevent theft from the Boys and Girls Club

‘I had to go to a cemetery to tell him I missed him and tell him ‘Happy Birthday’’

Ohio woman with unforgettable mugshot arrested again on drug, theft charges

Man accused of killing Florida woman captured in North Olmsted

Akron Little Caesars restaurants robbed three times in past 48 hours

Suspect snatches purse from elderly woman in Cleveland church parking lot

Troopers find vehicle involved in Sheffield Township fatal hit and run accident

Roslyn Arroyo was struck and killed while crossing SR 57 in Sheffield Township.

Are there more victims of Cleveland school security guard charged with raping student?

A Cleveland school’s security guard is in jail on a $250,000 bond for a charge of raping a 15-year-old student.

2 men connected to car break-ins, Shaker Heights burglary caught on video

Shaker Heights police are trying to identify two men who were caught on surveillance video.

Small tear gas device found at North Olmsted High School

North Olmsted High School student being disciplined after allegedly bringing a small tear gas device to school.

Lance Mason held on $5 million bond after pleading not guilty in murder of ex-wife Aisha Fraser

Lance Mason appeared via video for arraignment in a Cuyahoga County courtroom Tuesday afternoon in the murder trial of his estranged wife.

Two vans stolen from Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland is asking anyone with information about their two stolen vans to contact Cleveland police.

  Cleveland cop who fatally shot Tamir Rice will not get job back

The Cleveland police officer who was fired after fatally shooting 12-year-old Tamir Rice won’t get his job back with the department, according to a case arbitrator.

CMSD security guard charged with rape has bond set at $250,000

He worked as a security guard at East Tech High School.

Bond remains at $5 million for man charged in deadly arson in Mayfield Heights

Dominique Swopes can be sentenced to death or serve a life sentence in prison if he is convicted of the charges.

Woman rushed to hospital after kidnapping in Cleveland

The Cleveland Police Department said a woman was rushed to the hospital after she was kidnapped in the city.

Cleveland man guilty of murdering his ex-girlfriend

Dale Peters found guilty of stabbing his girlfriend to death. The victim had a protection order against him.

Akron man to spend the rest of his life in prison for raping young girl

A Summit County judge sentenced an Akron man to life in prison for raping a young girl.

Cleveland man pleads not guilty to assaulting a toddler

Cleveland police say a mom's boyfriend violently attacked her toddler earlier this month.

Houston mother accused of drowning, decapitating 5-year-old son

The woman reportedly confessed to drowning her son in a recorded interview with authorities.

Heartbroken Lorain woman’s family wants to find deadly hit-and-run suspect

Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who, they say, killed a Lorain woman.

Woman fatally stabbed after giving money to apparent young mother in need

Police say after the good Samaritan rolled down her window to give the woman money, a man approached, tried to take the victim’s wallet and stabbed her in the chest.

CMSD security guard indicted on rape and sexual battery charges

An East Tech High School security guard has been indicted on rape and sexual battery charges.

Police chase ends in crash; two suspects in police custody

Two people in custody after leading North Olmsted police on a chase down Lorain Road.

Charity change jar for The Children’s Miracle Network stolen

Willoughby police say a man stole a charity change jar from a gas station.

Lockdown lifted at Youngstown State University after armed suspect turns himself in

Youngstown State University was placed on lockdown Monday morning after an armed suspect was spotted on campus, but the lockdown has since been lifted.

Akron police believe same armed suspect robbed two businesses this weekend

Akron armed robbery suspect stabbed a clerk in the arm.

Burglar escapes with shirts after smashing windows at downtown CLE Clothing Co. shop

Cleveland police are looking for a suspect who threw a rock through a window and stole merchandise from a downtown clothing store.

  Lorain woman struck and killed in Sheffield Township, police searching for driver

According to police, she was struck and killed by an unknown, northbound, white vehicle.

Euclid police, SWAT surround house after man shot

Dozens of officers were on scene after shots were fired inside the house on Sunday.

Police: Woman picked up knives off MO store shelf, fatally stabbed stranger

Police believe the suspect chose a victim at random from the customers inside the store.

Man shot and killed in Cleveland’s Corlett neighborhood

The Cleveland Police Department said a 41-year-old man was shot and killed in Cleveland’s Corlett neighborhood on Friday night.

Man stabbed after suspect attempts to burglarize home

The incident took place on the 1300 block of West 76 street in Cleveland.

3 Ohio prison staff members given Narcan after exposure to fentanyl

Ohio paramedics treated three staff members at a prison facility north of Columbus for exposure to the potentially-lethal drug fentanyl.

Cleveland cop sentenced to community service for inappropriate relationship with teen girl

A Cleveland police officer is expected to learn his fate from a judge at a sentencing hearing on Friday.

Cleveland police searching for suspect of multiple car break-ins

The Cleveland Division of Police is asking for the public’s help to identify the man that allegedly broke into and stole items from a car on 568 East 185th Street on Oct. 29.

Prosecutors say a Toledo man used Facebook to lure in kids, who he then molested

Prosecutors say a Toledo man used Facebook to lure in kids, who he then molested. One of the victims is someone he met through church.

Lance Mason formally charged with aggravated murder of ex-wife Aisha Fraser

The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office says Lance Mason has been indicted on six charges, including aggravated murder, for the death of his estranged wife.

Man arrested for killing woman in Stark County hit-skip

The Stark County Sheriff’s Office confirms the suspect of the fatal hit-skip crash that occurred on July 14 in Canton Township has been arrested.

Sex offender changed identity to get job at North Canton library

The Stark County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 34-year-old registered sex offender who violated the terms of his registry.

I-77 road rage: Massillon driver arrested for shooting at man in front of family

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man accused of being the instigator during a road rage incident on I-77.

2 victims flown to MetroHealth Hospital by helicopter after stabbing near Amherst bar

Officers responded to an Amherst bar for reports of a stabbing early Thursday morning.

Two people shot, 1 dead on Cleveland’s East side

Cleveland police have not yet released a suspect description on Thursday's double shooting on the east side.

Man accused of running over and killing woman during Cleveland carjacking has bond set at $2 million

The judge said the suspect is not allowed to have any contact with the victim’s family or any witnesses at the scene.

Man shot and killed on Cleveland’s West Side, homicide unit investigating

Police said around 7:30 p.m. officers responded to the 7800 block of Lawn Avenue.

Brunswick Police investigating man accused of running a fence scam

Matthew McMillen also goes by the name Jacob and Dan when performing estimates for fence installation, according to police.

Update to cold case from 1998, woman found dead in Utah was from Ohio

The sheriff’s office said a woman found dead in a sleeping bag off a road near Ticaboo, Utah.

Innocence Project has record of helping free wrongfully convicted people in Cuyahoga County

On Tuesday, Charles Jackson walked out of prison a free man after 27 years behind bars for a crime he says he did not commit. Jackson received help on his case from the Innocence Project, which works to free from prison people who have been wrongly convicted.

1972 Maryland murder latest crime linked to confessed killer from Lorain

The FBI says Little “may be among the most prolific serial killers in U.S. history.”

Olmsted Township arsonist avoids prison time

Robert Wey will spend time in a Community Based Correctional Facility, whose goal is to prepare low level, non violent offenders to prepare to re-enter the community.

$5 million bond for accused arsonist charged with killing neighbor, burning daughter in Mayfield Heights

Two counts of aggravated murder and arson charges have been filed against Swopes.

Video gamer arrested after fellow online player says he overheard alleged rape

A 16-year-old boy told authorities he overheard a man, with whom he was playing “Grand Theft Auto” online, assault a teenage girl during a break in gameplay.

Man accused of killing neighbor’s caged dog for attacking his own dog

The suspect said the neighbor’s pit bull escaped and bit his Chihuahua, causing it severe injuries and an $8,000 bill from the veterinarian.

Man caught on camera stealing $14,000 diamond ring from Elyria store

Police are attempting to identify a man accused of stealing an expensive diamond ring from an Elyria jewelry store.

Convicted killer claiming innocence released from prison while awaiting retrial

A man who spent nearly 27 years in prison for a murder he says he did not commit is being released from jail on Tuesday while he waits for a new trial.

Cleveland postal employee going to prison for stealing gift cards

A 25-year-old Cleveland mail carrier going to prison for stealing gift cards.

Fugitive accused of running over woman during deadly carjacking turns himself in

A suspect who allegedly ran over a woman, killing her with her own vehicle during a carjacking in Cleveland has turned himself into authorities.

Caught on camera: ‘Inchworm bandits’ crawl across floor to rob Houston restaurant

The three suspects stole $450 in tip money for servers who worked shifts over the weekend.

Death penalty hearing set for man charged with murdering North Royalton woman, daughters

Court records revealed that Brinkman slit Suzanne’s throat, smothered Taylor to death, and used a telephone cord to strangle Kylie.

Neighbor charged in Mayfield Heights arson where mother, daughter found dead

Rebecca Pletnewski, 41, and her 8-year-old daughter Olivia Schneider were found inside their Longwood Road residence on Nov. 20.

Missing Akron woman’s body found in New Franklin woods; 2 charged with murder

Danny Hamby and Tony Kenney now charged with the murder of Samantha Guthrie, 18.

$5M bond for 2 suspects charged in the grisly murder of a Bedford dad and his daughter

Two of the three suspects in custody for the murders of a Bedford dad and daughter have pled not guilty.

Suspect in deadly Cleveland carjacking identified; reward for information leading to arrest

Dejesus was with her two kids and their father volunteering at Archwood United Church when Preston and another man tried to steal their car.

Ex Judge still not in court for assaulting a Shaker Heights officer while fleeing murder scene

Mason is the suspect in the stabbing death of his estranged wife Aisha Fraser, 45.