Crime

  Cleveland Police track down suspect after rash of sexual assaults and break-ins

U.S. Marshals find Newburgh Heights girl, 15, who left Ohio with 19-year-old man in NC

Cleveland police make arrest in burglary, sexual assault incident

  Warrant issued for woman who failed to show up to sentencing for dog attacks in Akron

Retired Cleveland police lieutenant dies after hit-and-run crash in Ashtabula County

  Suspect convicted in assault of Cleveland priest during egg robbery sentenced to 6 years in prison

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Parma police arrest 2 men who are accused of at least 8 home burglaries

Broadview Heights police searching for bank robbery suspect in Chief Wahoo hat

  Cleveland’s police chief could face Ohio Ethics Commission investigation if he does not hand off murder case involving Mayor Frank Jackson’s grandson

  Sandy Hook Promise releases powerful, gut wrenching back-to-school video

  Suspected rapist believed to be stalking women and children on Cleveland’s East Side (map)

  Mentor Police searching for two thieves with expensive taste in wallets from Great Lakes Mall

  $100,000 bond for Cleveland mom accused of trying to drown son

The 25-year-old is also accused of trying to smother him with a pillow and beat him with a broom.

Jury reaches verdict in 30 minutes in fatal road rage beating

Cronie Lloyd was then sentenced to life in prison.

  North Olmsted teen’s death considered ‘suspicious’ by police

Maura Lang, a 19-year-old from North Olmsted, was found hanging in her backyard shed last week.

Cleveland mom accused of trying to drown son

The 25-year-old is also accused of trying to smother him with a pillow and beat him with a broom.

Police searching for 2 suspects who killed man, injured second victim in shooting near Cleveland’s University Circle

  Driver convicted for 6th OVI offense sentenced to 30 months for crashing into Stow police officer

  Opening arguments in trial for 2 corrections officers accused of beating an inmate

Jury selection continues in trial for Garfield Heights man accused of killing his girlfriend’s 2 children

  Geauga County man arrested for 8th DUI

No charges for former Lakewood High School student who made threats on Snapchat

  Cleveland mother sexually assaulted by suspected serial rapist in ski mask

A Cleveland mother is reeling after she was sexually assaulted in her own home, and she thinks the attacker will strike again.

  Cleveland Police consent decree and it’s possible role in murder investigation involving Mayor Frank Jackson’s grandson

Elected officials were mum at Cleveland City Hall on Monday as detectives continue to investigate a murder where Mayor Frank Jackson’s grandson is a prime suspect. As this hangs over the city, the police department is still under the microscope for its consent decree with the feds.

Man gunned down in broad daylight on Cleveland’s West Side; homicide unit investigating

According to Cleveland Police, the man -- who was in his 30s -- was shot multiple times in the 3600 block of West 32nd Street.

Brunswick police looking for suspect who stole a coin machine

Theft happened at the Clothesline Laundromat.

Jury selection begins in trial for Garfield Heights man accused of killing his girlfriend’s 2 children

The teenagers were murdered at their home.

Convicted sex offender indicted on new charges involving an 11-year-old girl

Police say he touched a girl who showed up at his home collecting money for charity.

Cleveland police officer indicted for disorderly conduct

Officer Daniel Lentz was arrested in June for felonious assault.

Former Lakewood High School student arrested for Snapchat threat

Snapchat alerted the FBI about the threat.

  New lawsuit claims Cuyahoga County corrections officers threatened to murder inmate and ‘make it look like a suicide’

A former inmate at the Cuyahoga County Jail has filed a lawsuit claiming that corrections officers threatened violent retaliation for reporting misconduct.

75-year-old man appeared in court for 1970s cold case murders

Sapharas is accused of murdering two Tallmadge women in the 1970′s and was arrested at his Jackson Township home by Tallmadge police on Sept. 6.

Highway Patrol investigating Sandusky Township hit-skip that claimed life of 18-year-old man

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said authorities are searching for the small silver pickup truck that struck and killed an 18-year-old man in Sandusky Township.

Portage APL helping 7 kittens and their mom fight for their lives after being thrown out like trash

The Portage Animal Protective League has one simple message after “some horrible person put a mother cat and 8 babies in a cat carrier, screwed it shut, put it in a trash bag, tied it shut, and threw them out:" “Animals are not trash!”

  East Cleveland city councilman arrested for back-to-school fundraiser featuring exotic dancers

East Cleveland City Council Vice President Ernest Smith was arrested Tuesday night on a charge of unlawfully selling of alcohol out of a property on Euclid Avenue. According to sources, there may have been more illegal activity going on inside of the building.

Bratenahl Police cruiser struck by drug-impaired driver in broad daylight

This is the third Bratenahl police cruiser to be struck by an OVI driver since April 7.

Police seize enough fentanyl to kill 14,000 people during drug raid at Ohio home

Police took nine people into custody while executing a search warrant at a suspected drug den in Ohio.

Former Bedford city worker who embezzled $50,000 sentenced to 2 weekends in jail

A former Bedford city employee will spend the next two weekends in jail after admitting she stole thousands of dollars from the city’s water department.

  Cuyahoga County Corrections Officer pleads not guilty to extortion and intimidation

Idris-Farid Clark is also accused of assaulting an inmate.

  $1 million bond for the brother of Olympic gymnast Simone Biles

Tevin Biles-Thomas is accused of killing 3 people on New Year's Eve.

  Accused killer found incompetent to stand trial for allegedly sexually assaulting Medina County girl in 1997

Accused killer Samuel Legg appeared in court Friday morning on accusations of raping a Medina County girl in 1997.

Lawyer: School threat was an attempt to get girl’s attention

A lawyer says a Pennsylvania man's social media threat to shoot suburban Cleveland high school students was a misguided attempt to get in touch with a female at the school, and no harm was intended

  Woman punched and choked after going for a jog in Ohio City

Cleveland Police are investigating after a woman was chased down and jumped by an attacker this morning in Ohio City in the area of West 41st Street and Bailey Avenue.

  Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson won’t talk to local media about family problems

Is the mayor stonewalling media from behind giant pillars at City Hall because of the controversy surrounding his grandson? We wanted to ask him about that and a few other important questions.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection arrest Parma Heights man for having car full of illegal firearms

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said a 33-year-old Parma Heights man was arrested at the PEace Bridge Port of Entry in Buffalo NY after officers found he was in possession of a slew of illegal firearms.

  Cleveland Police still searching for suspect that robbed Metro PCS at gunpoint back in August

The victim said the suspect had a gun in his hand and pointed it at her, demanding she give him all the iPhones in the store, according to police.

Medical Examiner identifies man found dead in a bag on Cleveland’s East Side

Victim died from blunt force impacts to the head.

  Burned out car allegedly involved in West Side murder is similar to Volkswagen Cleveland mayor’s grandson says he sold months ago (bodycam)

Cleveland Police have released new bodycam video, which shows a burned out Volkswagen that was allegedly used in the Aug. 28 murder of Antonio Parra on Clark Avenue.

  Council members pressuring Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams to hand off August homicide investigation involving mayor’s grandson

A growing number of city leaders are joining 19 News in putting the pressure on Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams.

Appeals court: Ohio lethal injection method constitutional

A federal appeals court says Ohio's current lethal injection system does not pose an unconstitutional risk of suffering to condemned inmates

Convicted serial killer Shawn Grate pleads guilty to Marion County murder

Shawn Grate has now been convicted of killing 5 women.

Suspected shooter on the run after leaving victim to die at Akron park

Guy Foster, 21, died of a gunshot wound to the torso.

Summit County mom and daughter indicted in dog attack on grocery store worker

The 55-year-old employee was bitten in the groin.

Bond reduced for Carroll County man accused of killing a 14-year-old boy

Jonathan Minard died of acute fentanyl intoxiciation.

75-year-old Jackson Township man arrested for the murders of 2 women in the 1970’s

Police said both women were stabbed to death.

Co-workers face questions about Ohio State doctor, sex abuse

Former supervisors and colleagues who weren't interviewed in the investigation about widespread sexual abuse by an Ohio State University team doctor now face questioning under oath and scrutiny from a medical board

  Painesville Police working with state investigators to find suspect who murdered local businessman

The case involving a longtime businessman who was found murdered over the weekend continues.

  Sources say Cleveland mayor told officers not to use body cams while investigating grandson

Police are investigating a homicide on the west side of Cleveland that killed a 33-year-old man. There are now questions on whether Mayor Jackson may have interfered with that homicide case after it led officers to his doorstep.

Charges dropped against East Cleveland man accused of imprisoning woman in basement freezer

Attempted aggravated murder and kidnapping charges have been dismissed against Eric Glaze, the East Cleveland man accused of holding a woman captive in his basement for several days last month.

  Cleveland mayor’s grandson named as ‘prime suspect’ in West Side murder case; police not planning to hand over investigation to another agency

Now, prosecutors and some city council members want the police to hand over the investigation to an independent organization.

Cleveland brothers plead guilty to killing the cook at a restaurant on the city’s East Side

Michael Reese was stabbed to death outside the Academy Tavern.

  Registered sex offender sentenced to 18 years in prison for raping woman at downtown Cleveland bus stop

The convicted sex offender who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a woman outside of Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse was sentenced to 18 years in prison.

75-year-old Jackson Township man arrested for the murders of 2 women in the 1970’s

Police said both women were stabbed to death.

  3 ‘armed and dangerous’ men lead police departments on chase after robbing Parma store at gunpoint (video)

Three “armed and dangerous” men are behind bars after robbing a store at gunpoint and leading Parma police on a chase that ended with crashing their getaway car in Cleveland, according to the Parma Police Department.

  Shooter gets 14 years for emptying gun into woman in North Ridgeville

Jacqueline Dienes was simply sitting in her car on Taylor Industrial Parkway at Bender Road. She was on a break, talking on the phone to her mother when she saw Christian Martinez approach her car.

  Violent criminal appears to pose with money and gun near police, outside Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson’s home

19 News uncovered more questions and concerns surrounding criminal cases that have embroiled members of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson’s family.

  CMHA Police deny withholding evidence in Frank Q. Jackson case after Cleveland Law Department levels accusation

When the Cleveland Law Department was questioned on why it didn’t press charges against Frank Q. Jackson -- Mayor Frank Jackson’s grandson -- a spokesperson on Friday. said the CMHA Police Department withheld evidence surrounding the alleged June 10 attack.

Fugitive of the Week is a convicted sex offender who failed to register his address

Hultz was convicted of using the internet to try and solicit sex from a minor.

Police: Hostage held in SC home freed, armed man arrested following 3 hour standoff

The suspect has been identified as Dean Ryan Daugherty, 46, of Newberry.

Drunken driver sentenced to 3 days in jail for crashing into Bratenahl police officer

Natisha Carter drove across two lanes of the interstate and crashed into the back of the cruiser.

  Richmond Heights police investigating murder of a 62-year-old woman

A 62-year-old man was also found deceased in the home.

  Man sentenced to 14 years in prison for shooting woman 6 times at North Ridgeville workplace

The man who pleaded guilty to shooting a woman sitting in a car at her North Ridgeville workplace faced a judge Monday morning.

  2 men sentenced for shooting Case Western University student during attempted carjacking

The two men who pleaded guilty to shooting a Case Western University student in the stomach faced a judge on Monday morning.

Kids find a body in a bag on Cleveland’s East Side

After finding the body, kids told a relative, who called police.

Cleveland Police searching for alleged detergent thief that tried to make a clean getaway

Police said the suspect in the photos below entered the Home Depot at Steelyard Commons on Aug. 13. and loaded up a blue plastic tote with liquid detergent while riding a store scooter.

  Cleveland Law Department says CMHA detective withheld evidence relating to felony assault case against Mayor Frank Jackson’s grandson

Questions continue to swirl over whether Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson was involved in his grandson’s most recent criminal case.

  Lorain woman allegedly assaulted by neighbor says police refuse to press charges

It has been a traumatic week for Nicole and Adam Shaffer after a dispute among neighbors led to some pretty serious injuries.

Teen shot near Glenville High School in serious condition

A 17-year-old boy was shot near Glenville High School on Friday afternoon, and Cleveland Police shut down a part of the East Side neighborhood to investigate.

Student ejected from Mayfield school after bringing knife to class, according to district

A student was removed from Center Elementary School on Friday morning, after a resource officer found a knife in his book bag.

  Illegal dumping mess cleaned up, Cleveland police investigation begins

There is a right way and a wrong way to do just about anything. It comes down to a choice.