Crime

Strongsville Catholic priest placed on leave after charges filed

Rev. Robert D. McWilliams, a Catholic priest working in Strongsville, was placed on leave by the Cleveland Catholic Diocese, after he was handcuffed and charged on Thursday.

  CMSD substitute teacher on trial for groping underage student

  Akron Police looking for boys who attacked and robbed pizza delivery man

  $1 million bond for Cleveland man accused in deadly drive-by of 6-year-old girl shot while sleeping in South Collinwood home

  Armed robbery in Solon parking lot leads to police chase that ends with suspects crashing car into concrete wall

  Police working on possible connection of break-ins among 4 West Side communities

  Mother of two run down and left for dead on Cleveland’s East Side

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Former RTA board president pleads guilty to theft in office

Elyria High School teacher accused of calling student racial slur in front of peers

  Accused arsonist on trial for deaths of 9 people faces Summit County judge

Akron woman sitting on her couch, punched by burglar

2nd suspect charged in Cleveland triple murder appears in court

  Cleveland man gets jail time for throwing hot coffee on a McDonald’s employee

Sentencing continued for former Twinsburg teacher convicted of sexual battery

The former home economics teacher began working for Twinsburg Schools in August of 2017.

Man accused of brutally attacking woman wanted for attempted murder in Cleveland Heights

The bloody assault occurred on Staunton Road and De Shun was gone when officers arrived, according to Cleveland Heights Police Chief Annette Mecklenburg.

  Dashcam: Macedonia officer lucky to be alive after getting hit by distracted driver (graphic)

A Macedonia police officer was hit while he was directing traffic. It happened this past Saturday, and 19 News just got the dashcam video.

  15-year-old charged in shooting death of 11-year-old Cleveland boy during birthday party

The teen is charged with reckless homicide.

Former CMSD teacher on trial, accused of groping student

Akron uncle shot and killed by his nephew, police say

Berea police looking for hit and run driver

  17-year-old charged after 17-year-old boy shot dead in the face in Elyria garage

  Shots fired in front of off-duty officer starts police chase across Cleveland that ends with crash and arrest

19-year-old woman dies in Cleveland after getting shot twice by man also shot outside bar that night

Suspected impaired driver crashes into pole, plows through guardrail and slams into house in Willoughby

The Willoughby Police Department is using a suspected impaired driver as an example of the importance of being responsible and driving sober, especially during the holiday season.

  Cleveland woman warns shoppers after robber stole her wallet right out of her pocket

When we’re in a hurry, or sometimes just out of convenience, we throw a wallet or phone in a pocket and rush out the door.

  3 men in custody after Akron standoff

Police said a gun was found in the basement where a suspect was hiding.

Akron attorney suspended for 2 years for helping couple avoid paying taxes

Attorney Gregory Plesich admitted his actions were "100 percent wrong"

Judge rejects guilty plea from Ashland teacher charged with voyeruism

Teacher accused of allegedly getting video under student's clothing.

  20 officers surround Akron home during standoff to arrest intoxicated man, police say

Akron Police shut down the 200 block of High Grove Boulevard on Tuesday night, after a man who was possibly armed refused to emerge from a residence.

  Man convicted for drunken driving sentenced to 13 years for deadly wrong-way crash in Lake County

The man convicted for causing a crash that killed a 32-year-old woman learned his fate from a judge on Tuesday afternoon.

Ohio man gets 4 days in jail for assaulting fan outside Cleveland Browns game

Zebulon Music will spend four days in jail and give up his Browns tickets.

  Suspected bank robber involved in crash on Cleveland’s East Side

Accident happened at East 123rd and Harvard.

Amherst police warning people about scammers using police phone number

The scammer tries to get personal information from the resident.

  Tree trimming trucks stolen and stripped as wave of thefts drag on in Cleveland’s industrial parks

Tree trimming trucks were stolen from an industrial park on Walford Avenue early Monday morning. Security cameras caught the thieves in the act. The trucks were found shortly afterwards through GPS monitoring.

Cleveland Police open homicide investigation after 28-year-old man fatally shot

Police said the shooting happened in the 16000 block of Harvard Avenue around 5:40 p.m.

  Clevelanders trapped in cycle of gun violence search for answers after 11-year-old shot to death at birthday party

Tyshaun Taylor was shot and killed in an apartment building at 1877 East 97th St., in the city’s Hough neighborhood.

  Person of interest in custody for deaths of 20-year-old pregnant woman, her boyfriend who were missing from Mansfield

Dayton police say a person of interest is in custody in connection to the deaths of a 20-year-old pregnant woman and her boyfriend who were missing from Mansfield.

  Cleveland Heights woman indicted for stabbing victim over faux fur boots she thought were real

Meredith Lowell is being held on a $1 million bond.

Driver turns himself in for killing a cyclist in Summit County

Akron police say the driver was drunk.

Police investigating murder of 46-year-old Akron man

The victim was shot during an argument with another man, police say.

UPDATE: Fugitive of the Week who severely beat 1-year-old surrenders to authorities

Noah Daniel's last known address is near the 100 block of Brittain Road in Akron.

  Homicide investigation underway after 11-year-old boy fatally shot at birthday party in Cleveland

What was supposed to be a celebration of turning another year older turned into a tragedy that ended an 11-year-old boy’s life in Cleveland.

  Man found guilty of murder after failed suicide attempt triggered deadly crash in Willoughby Hills

A failed attempt at suicide; that’s why a man accelerated and plowed into another car, according to prosecutors.

Stark County Sheriff deputies investigating a shooting in Nimishillen Township

The Stark County Sheriff’s office is investigating a shooting that just before 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The deputies responded to a call with one person injured.

Cleveland man stabbed to death, ex-girlfriend claims self-defense

Denee Carson says it started when her ex-boyfriend, 48-year-old Ben Cooper, knocked on her door Friday evening to get money for fixing her car.

  Missing Mansfield couple update: body found in vacant Dayton house identified as boyfriend’s

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office told 19 News that the body was that of 28-year-old Todd Burkhart.

Massillon Tigers football player arrested for assaulting 58-year-old Akron man

A senior Massillon Tigers football player was arrested for felonious assault on Thursday and released on just in time to play in his team’s victory against Archbishop Hoban in the Division II Region 5 championship game on Friday, according to Akron Police report and Massillon athletics.

Garfield Heights police arrest woman who claims she fatally stabbed 48-year-old man in ‘self-defense’

An investigation is underway after a 39-year-old woman claimed she fatally stabbed a man she had a previous relationship with in “self-defense," according to the Garfield Heights Police Department.

  Multiple cars ransacked in downtown Cleveland parking lot

Smashed-in windows was not the after work surprise at least 15 commuters were expecting to find when they returned to their vehicles following a day of work.

  Missing Mansfield couple update: One body found in vacant Dayton house

Police would not say whether the body was that of 20-year-old Kyla Hayton or her boyfriend, 28-year-old Todd Burkhart.

Westlake robber shows his face during KeyBank holdup; FBI investigating

Fifteen minutes before closing, a man walked into a Westlake KeyBank and handed the teller a note demanding money.

Shaker High School under lock down Friday

Officials say no weapons were involved.

  Akron man confesses to killing live-in girlfriend, police say

The victim was found dead inside their Chittenden Avenue home.

59 people taken down in massive drug bust in Ohio

A highly coordinated undercover drug task force operation recently resulted in 59 arrests in southern Ohio.

Canton home invasion victim dies hours after 4th suspect with lengthy criminal history was arrested

According to police, the crime happened at the hands of four suspects, three of which have lengthy criminal histories in Canton.

Akron teen arrested for punching cyclist in the head, causing serious injuries

Assault happened Aug. 4, teen arrested Thursday.

Police looking for man who attacked woman leaving a Summit County Subway

Police said he also stole her purse.

Akron police charge father and daughter who tried to steal dog from gas station

The dog's owner was injured fighting with the dad.

Cleveland fire truck rammed numerous times by suspected drunken driver, who has yet to be caught

A driver went berserk and rammed a Cleveland fire truck several times Wednesday night in Cleveland’s Collinwood neighborhood.

  Berea family fighting to keep cold-blooded killer behind bars

The family of a murdered Berea teenager is fighting to keep her killer in jail. Warren Paxton Brown murdered Robyn Field in 1986. Robyn was 13. Brown was 15.

  Prosecutors drop felony charges against North Royalton officer accused of lying on police report

For the next year North Royalton police officer Steve Zahursky will be back at work, but he’ll be on restricted duty.

Notorious armed robbers get 33 years each after Cleveland crime spree

Two Cleveland men were each sentenced this week to more than 33 years in federal prison after they were found guilty of committing numerous armed robberies at MetroPCS stores throughout Cleveland.

Cleveland Police searching for suspect and accomplice who punched Target employee during robbery at Steelyard Commons

The Cleveland Division of Police said a Target employee was punched in the head while trying to stop two suspects at Steelyard Commons.

Newburgh Heights Police partnering with Tiffin University, Crime Stoppers to investigate 1981 cold case

Police said a professor of criminal justice will be leading a dozen student scholars to analyze and evaluate evidence from the nearly 40-year-old case with investigators from the Newburgh Heights Police Department.

2 Lorain teens accused of shooting into 4 Elyria homes

Police say the teens have confessed to the shootings.

41-year-old man dies after being found unconscious in yard on Cleveland’s East Side

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner will determine a cause of death.

  North Royalton police officer pleads guilty to misdemeanor, felony charges dropped

Felony charges are dropped.

  Bond reduced for woman accused of hitting 2 construction workers on I-71, killing 1 of them

Sabra Tolliver is now being held on a $50,000 bond.

9 charged in connection with 2018 hazing death at Ohio University, including Westlake man

On Nov. 12, 2018, OU student, Collin Lewis Wiant, age 18, died at a residence occupied and run by the Sigma Pi Fraternity.

  Man accused of fighting Rocky River officer during drunken driving arrest

Driver was pulled over on Wooster Road

Elderly Twinsburg couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide

Couple was found dead in their Ridgewood Court home.

Bond reduced again for Cleveland man charged in connection with the death of woman on I-90

Vonnashia Akins was killed in the Oct. 21 incident.

Woman pleads guilty to killing cyclist in Avon Lake

Sharan Carr will be sentenced Jan. 10.

  Man accused in demolition derby-style crash in Shaker Heights decides to change plea

The bench trial for the man suspected of crashing into several parked cars in a Shaker Heights lot was supposed to begin on Tuesday, but it has now been delayed.

  Avon Police run down the Home Depot bandit

An Avon police officer ran down a man accused of stealing tools from the Avon Commons Home Depot, and it turns out the man had allegedly robbed multiple Home Depot locations in Northeast Ohio.

Masked gunman demands cash and tobacco during convenient store holdup on Cleveland’s West Side

A gunman stormed into a Cleveland convenient store, stuck a gun in a clerk’s face and demanded all the cash in the register.

Carroll County deputies shoot suspect during traffic stop

Shooting happened on Nov. 16.

Akron clerk shoots and kills robbery suspect, police say

Second robbery suspect remains on the loose.

  $1.5 million bond for Cleveland man charged in triple murder

Kielonte Harris shot and killed the victims on Lorain near W. 78.

  Man pleads not guilty to leading East Cleveland police on a chase with a baby in the car

Danny McCall, 54, is being held on a $25,000 bond.

Cleveland police dispatcher fired after criminal mischief conviction

John Haney III was hired in Oct. 2013.