Crime

Former Cuyahoga County Jail Director pleads not guilty to additional criminal charges

Student brought weapon to Garfield Heights High School

  Man indicted for leading East Cleveland police on a chase with a baby in the car

  ‘I couldn’t even commit suicide right’: Trial continues for man accused of intentionally crashing car into oncoming traffic, killing driver

Sheffield Lake home shot into in broad daylight by men forcing their way in while residents were inside

Canton teen pleads guilty to murdering 14-year-old girl

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  Canadian teen under investigation for allegedly calling in fake murder call to Parma police

Chase involving Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers ends in crash in Euclid

Euclid animal shelter pleads for donations to give severely emaciated puppy a fighting chance at life

  Judge sentences man to death for killing Garfield Heights siblings in front of their mother

  Court still deciding if accused Akron serial arsonist is competent to stand trial

Bedford High School teacher placed on administrative leave

Serial purse snatcher caught and slapped with felony charges, Summit County Sheriff reports

Jarod Lauderdale, who is accused of ripping purses from the arms of several elderly women in Summit and Stark counties, was arrested Tuesday by sheriff’s deputies.

  Man faces murder charges after failed suicide attempt triggered deadly crash in Willoughby Hills, prosecutors say

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

Sentencing for Brunswick man convicted in 2016 death of his co-worker

Starr Pawlickza was found dead in his apartment in April of 2016.

Akron man murdered while sitting in an SUV

Police said the victim was shot multiple times.

Police investigating daytime burglaries in several suburbs

Man wanted for forcefully stealing purses from the elderly in parking lots in Summit and Stark counties

Second person just now charged in 2012 Summit County murder of Army veteran

Amherst Police searching for stolen puppy and suspect who snatched him

  Wooster man destroys Veteran’s Day display by removing flags and throwing them on the ground

21-year-old man arrested for preying on elderly by demanding money for completing unsolicited bodywork on cars

Trial delayed for Olmsted Falls murder suspect

Antoine Pollard has been ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation.

  Cleveland Police on the hunt for cold blooded killer who shot 18 year old in his own home

The Cleveland Division of Police said authorities are searching for cold blooded killer that entered an 18-year-old man’s home and shot him to death early Saturday morning.

  Akron man firing shots into car, injuring man and 15-year-old boy, leads to officer-involved shooting

Officers returned fire after seeing suspect firing a weapon

Bedford Police are looking for a cigarette thief

Bedford Police is looking for a cigarette thief they call “Smoky.”

Cleveland Police open homicide investigation after West Side argument turns deadly

According to police, the shooting happened in the 1400 block of W. 84th Street around 8 p.m.

Cleveland Police open homicide investigation after West Side shooting turns deadly

According to police, the shooting happened in the 1400 block of W. 84th Street around 8 p.m.

Maple Heights Police investigating shots fired incident

Maple Heights Police are investigating a shots fired incident that occurred shortly before 3:30 Friday afternoon in the area of Libby Road (SR 17) and Lee Road.

$2 million bond set for Willoughby Hills man accused of stabbing 2 women and setting them on fire

Police said the victims were bound with duct tape before being attacked.

Pulitzer Prize Medal stolen from The Akron Beacon Journal

Akron Police say a Pulitzer Prize Medal was stolen from The Akron Beacon Journal sometime between Nov. 5th and 7th.

Man accused of murdering sister indicted by grand jury

Antonio Swanson, 32, is also accused of trying to kill two other people on Oct. 23.

Police warn of counterfeit bills in Ashland and Richland counties

Police said three fake $100 bills were used at businesses.

Bay Village police warn residents about daytime burglary

Police said suspects are usually after cash, jewelry and medication.

  70-year-old Geauga County man pleads not guilty to his 8th OVI

Gerald Zimmerman's last arrest was in 2011.

Cleveland Police searching for thief who sneaks into St. Ignatius High School and steals items out of backpacks

Police said surveillance footage showed the suspect standing by the side door of the school, waiting for the opportune moment to sneak inside.

  Lawsuit alleges Mayor Frank Jackson’s grandsons are running a gang out of his Cleveland home

The lawsuit essentially says the mayor’s grandson and other family members are running a dangerous gang right here in Cleveland and the mayor is letting them get away with it.

Police: Detective shot in drug-related raid dies

Police say a detective who was shot at a house in Ohio while serving a drug-related warrant has died after being taken off life support

  Driver pleads guilty to driving drunk and hitting a tow truck operator in Fairview Park (video)

Roy Hollingsworth was three times over the legal limit.

Bratenahl condominiums concierge pleads not guilty to stealing over $200,000 worth of jewelry from residents

Prosecutors say he entered four apartments when residents weren't home.

Trial scheduled for Cleveland couple accused of killing a 4-year-old boy

Joanne Vega and Romaine Tolbert are being held without bond.

U.S. Supreme Court denies former Akron police captain’s appeal in ex-wife’s 1997 slaying

Dr. Margo Prade was fatally shot inside her van that was parked in the lot of her Akron medical office the day before Thanksgiving in 1997.

  Details trickling out about fatal officer-involved shooting in East Cleveland (911 & body cam video)

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is taking over the case after East Cleveland Police Department confirmed their officers fatally shot a man on Tuesday afternoon.

3 Erie County Jail inmates overdose on suspected fentanyl

All three were transported to the emergency room at a local hospital and have since returned to the jail, according to the sheriff.

Euclid police investigating shooting at library

Victim was shot in the ankle in the parking lot.

8 and 9-year-old boys robbed after football practice, Akron police say

The suspects are believed to be teenagers.

  Cleveland police officer accused of rape met woman on Tinder, report says

Matthew Piter remains out on a $20,000 bond.

Mentor couple arrested for stealing money from a 14-year-old boy

Police said the teen left the money on the counter while ordering.

Bratenahl condominiums concierge indicted for stealing over $200,000 worth of jewelry from residents

“This defendant was hired to assist and protect the residents of Bratenahl Place,” said Prosecutor O’Malley. “He violated and exploited that trust by committing multiple burglaries in their homes.”

Maple Heights man caught wearing reflective traffic vests to blend into community he was robbing

A Maple Heights man’s crime spree is over after he was caught using reflective traffic vests to pose as a city worker to deter suspicion while robbing the Shaker Heights community.

  Murderer of a 15-year-old Cleveland girl still runs free as community continues to search for answers

Back in October, her body was found lying in an empty lot at East 93rd Street and Empire Avenue the morning after several neighbors heard shots and called police.

  East Cleveland Police officers shoot and kill man who refused to drop gun pointed at woman’s head

East Cleveland Police officers shot and killed man that refused to drop gun pointed at his alleged rape victim’s head

Solon Police deem concerning message written by middle school student was not a credible threat

The Solon Police Department said a boy may face disciplinary action from juvenile court after making a purported threat to a Solon school.

Maple Heights man pleads guilty to plotting Fourth of July terror attack in Cleveland to support al Qaeda

The Maple Heights man who said he wanted to “kill Americans” and wouldn’t lose any sleep about it plead guilty on Tuesday to the crimes related to his plot to launch a terrorist attack in Cleveland on Independence Day, according to a release from the Department of Justice.

2 men rob Garfield Heights CVS of a large amount of prescription drugs

Suspects forced employees to open a safe in the pharmacy.

90-year-old woman loses $25,000 to home repair company, Akron police say

The victim had hired the company White Glove.

70-year-old man accused of fighting with his Panera co-worker

Earl Dittman is charged with assault.

  Canton husband pleads for help during 911 call after his wife is shot while riding in the car with their kids

Canton Police are looking for the gunman who opened fire in the middle of a busy intersection In broad daylight.

US Marshals: Teenage murderer captured after pursuit in Slavic Village

A 14-year-old boy, wanted for murder and several other felony charges, was tracked down in Cleveland’s Slavic Village neighborhood on Monday.

Stash of psychedelic drugs seized during bust by Wickliffe police

Three people from Pennsylvania are in custody after being caught with various psychedelic drugs in Wickliffe.

Man indicted for shooting at Homeland Security agents in Cleveland

Agents were executing a search warrant at a home on Dove Avenue.

Teen sentenced for shooting behind Kenmore High School

A 19-year-old female was shot in the shoulder.

  Cleveland man pleads not guilty to weekend triple murder

Kielonte Harris is being held on a $1.5 million bond.

  Mother who blames son’s death on addiction to drugs inspires others at 4th annual Recovery Walk and Rally

It’s never too late to seek help, and in the words of Michael’s mother, “If the needle doesn’t get you, the bullet will.”

Stark County Sheriff investigating after car shot up with mother, father & their 2 children inside

The Stark County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a bullet was shot through a car and struck one of the family members inside.

  Carroll County farmer forced to euthanize multiple cows that suffered severe mutilation at the hands of an unknown suspect

The owner of the cattle is offering a cash reward to anyone that comes forward with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s).

Authorities seek Ohio Uber driver indicted for rape

Authorities are searching for an Ohio ride-sharing driver charged with raping a female passenger

Elyria Police arrest gunman after back-to-back robberies in Lorain County

The Elyria Police Department arrested Yuan Santiago for allegedly robbing a fast food restaurant and gas station.

Police cruiser in North Ridgeville struck in construction zone

A North Ridgeville police cruiser was hit on SR 10 westbound.

Parma man arrested with missing Iowa teenager

Police said they were located in hidden compartments inside the home.

Police need your help identifying two black male suspects who robbed the Dollar General on Fulton Road in Cleveland

Cleveland Police need your help identifying to black male suspects who robbed Dollar General on Fulton Road near Walton Avenue on Oct. 31.

Summit County man sentenced to life in prison for killing man during robbery

D'Andre Pete was murdered in June of 2018.

Man arrested in Ashland with his 11th OVI offense

A man in Ashland was arrested with his 11th OVI offense.

  Cleveland police officer pleads not guilty to rape

Matthew Piter remains out on a $20,000 bond.

Man wanted for murder in TN may be headed to NE Ohio

A suspected murderer from Medina is wanted by a Tennessee police department, and he could be headed toward Northeast Ohio right now.

  Mentor Police searching for shoplifters who drove away in stolen car

Anyone who can identify them is urged to call the Mentor Police Department Detective Bureau at 440-205-3293.

Lorain officer saves shooting victim with tourniquet

Hector Luis Aponte III, 18, has been shot in the upper leg.

Westlake city service worker accused of stealing money remains out on bond

Paul Johnson is charged with grand theft.

Canton teen pleads guilty in connection with murder of 14-year-old girl

Syliva McGee was shot in the head in a Canton alley

Criminal case against former Avon fire chief bound over to the grand jury

Frank Root is charged with pandering sexual oriented material involving a minor.