Crime

  Nearly 9 million Ohio license and ID holders to be added to facial recognition database

15-year-old arrested for West Side crime spree, police searching for more suspects

Akron Police: $5,000 reward for information that puts Copley Road robber behind bars

  Shaker Heights man posing as Uber driver arrested for rape

Hit-and-run driver strikes 3rd-grade student after speeding past stopped school bus in Cleveland

3 down, 2 to go: US Marshals on the hunt for escaped Stark County inmates

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Akron man sentenced to 20 years in prison for having sex with a teen he met online

2020 Murder rate in Northeast Ohio (interactive map)

Deadly shooting outside Cleveland auto repair shop under investigation

Former RTA bus driver guilty of fighting with a passenger

  Chardon man pleads guilty to 8th OVI during Geauga County court hearing

  Bay Village man found with pipe bombs in his home dies by suicide, medical examiner rules

Akron woman arrested for vandalizing dentist’s office, assault

Deputies said she also struck a dental office employee

South Carolina man arrested for scamming Westlake resident with mental disabilities

Police said there are other victims in multiple states.

Akron son shot mom during argument, police say

The mom has non-life threatening injuries.

  New DNA evidence reveals Twinsburg cold case victim from 38 years ago

A major breakthrough in a homicide cold case, thanks to some unlikely evidence

Baby-faced suspect robs North Royalton bank with pen

  Masked man strong-arms clerk while robbing Lorain gas station (video)

Teenager with autism robbed playing basketball in Canton

FBI looking for man believed to have robbed banks in Wickliffe and Willoughby Hills

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

  Pipe bombs located in home near body of Bay Village man; potentially dangerous chemicals triggered hazmat evacuations

Akron man arrested for punching and robbing health aid worker with her wheelchair-bound patient

Police said David Florence has confessed to the crime.

  Bold thief caught on camera stealing from Parma resident

A thief wasn’t shy when he decided to blatantly steal property from a Parma resident last week.

  Woman repeatedly calls 911 after parents cut off cell phone service, Jackson Township Police say (911 audio)

Selino Khetarpal, 36, was arrested by Jackson Township Police after she repeatedly called 911, because her parents cut off her cell phone service.

Akron woman found guilty of murder after fatally shooting man in the head

On Tuesday, a Summit County jury found Hedy Moss guilty of a cold-blooded murder.

Former Crestview Local Schools bus driver convicted of assaulting a 14-year-old boy

The incident happened in Mansfield's South Park.

Multi-state gang strikes in Macedonia and Akron, police say

Police said gang members are after purses inside vehicles and are 'targeting moms'

  Longtime fugitive sentenced to 18 years in prison for death of 23-year-old East Cleveland man

The suspect convicted for the death of a 23-year-old East Cleveland man is due in court on Tuesday for sentencing.

Cleveland man indicted for December murder in city’s North Collinwood neighborhood

The victim's body was on the ground outside of a muffler shop on East 185th Street for two days before police were called, according to police records.

Akron police looking for homeless man who tried to rob a bank, threatened to kill everyone

Marcus Evans is accused of trying to rob the Key Bank on S. Main Street.

Jury selection begins for Akron arson suspect accused of killing 9 people

The youngest victim was a 1-year-old child.

Lorain man convicted of trafficking in cocaine for 3rd time after month-long narcotics investigation

A Lorain man previously convicted for trafficking in cocaine in 2012 and 2014 is behind bars for the third time for the same crime, according to police.

  Suspected drunken driver accused of electrocution deaths in Olmsted Township charged with vehicular homicide

The Columbia Station man accused of killing two people and seriously injuring another last October was charged with OVI, aggravated vehicular homicide and vehicular assault, according to the Lorain County Prosecutor’s Office.

  Cat dies after being shot and stabbed in South Euclid

The cat died in emergency surgery on Feb. 10.

Suspects caught using stolen credit cards after 28-year-old Cleveland woman with young son was carjacked by armed robbers

The Cleveland Division of Police said officers need help identifying the armed men who robbed a 28-year-old woman alongside her young son in their driveway, and the suspects who used her stolen credit card later that day.

Update: Stark County jail inmate turns herself in

Helina Marie Roethel didn't return from her supervised work release.

Man wanted for using counterfeit money in Cuyahoga Falls

Police say he has used the bogus money at several locations.

Man sentenced to 13 years in prison for burglaries in Geauga County and other counties

Stephen E. Blazo was sentenced to 13 years in prison this past week for burglaries that were reported back in June of 2018 in Geauga County, specifically in Parkman Township, Auburn Township and Bainbridge Township, the Geauga County Sheriff said.

Upper Sandusky Police searching for serial candy thief

According to police, they have been caught on camera stealing candy from an Upper Sandusky business on several occasions.

  Medina County Sheriff Office says 2 juveniles taken into custody after threat towards Cloverleaf High School

Two juveniles have been taken into custody without incident after a threat was aimed at Cloverleaf High School, the Medina County Sheriff said.

Akron Police searching for suspect who robbed a CVS store, and responsible for 3 other reported robberies

A male suspect is on the run after he threatened to shoot an employee at a CVS store on Copley Road Wednesday afternoon, and then took an unknown amount of money from the register and fled on foot, Akron Police said.

  Old Brooklyn Winery owner faces criminal charges after couple claims he ripped them off

Old Brooklyn Winery owner faces criminal charges after couple claims he ripped them off

Middleburg Heights Police and Cleveland Division of the FBI searching for suspect who robbed Key Bank Friday afternoon

A suspect is on the loose after demanded money from two tellers at Key Bank on Bagley Road in Middleburg Heights Friday afternoon, Cleveland Division of the FBI said.

  Update: 2nd inmate caught after 5 prisoners escape from the Stark County Regional Community Correction Center

The escape happened between 8:45 p.m. Monday at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

  FBI arrests Akron Public Schools custodian for child pornography

Akron Public Schools confirmed the FBI arrested a night custodian of Miller South School for Visual and Performing Arts on a federal charge relating to child pornography on Friday.

  Akron police looking for suspect tied to 4 robberies on Copley Road

Akron police are looking for a man they believe has robbed four Akron stores in the last two weeks, and threatened to shoot clerks in the process.

  Tallmadge woman scammed out of $12,000 in online dating relationship (part 1)

This Valentine’s Day, experts are warning you not to let anyone steal more than your heart.

North Olmsted cop hospitalized after being struck by getaway driver at Great Northern Mall; suspects at large (photos)

A North Olmsted police officer was hospitalized Thursday, after being struck by a getaway car at Great Northern Mall.

Woman screams for help during armed robbery at Mentor Giant Eagle

Three young suspects approached a Giant Eagle shopper and tried to rob her at gunpoint in the grocery store’s parking lot on Wednesday night, according to Mentor Police.

  1 inmate captured, but 4 still on the loose in Stark County

Four inmates are still on the run after escaping from Stark Regional Community Correctional Center.

Brook Park police looking for man who beat a 4-year-old boy

The victim had bruises on his head, face, neck, arms, buttocks and hip.

Lorain County man pleads not guilty to having a hidden camera in his bathroom

Paul Churchill remains out on a $70,000 bond.

  Lyft driver tried to prevent woman from exiting car, sprayed something making her ‘dizzy and light-headed’, according to Cleveland police report

Passenger also said after she was in the car, she received a notification saying the ride had been cancelled.

Lorain County man facing trial after allegedly installing camera in girls bathroom

A man accused of filming his friends, relatives and minors in his bathroom will appear in court tomorrow.

Cleveland drug dealer who killed billionaire’s son with laced cocaine gets 15 years in prison

The Cleveland drug dealer convicted of killing a Greek billionaire’s son in 2018 with spiked cocaine was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday in federal court.

  Court rejects guilty plea from Richland County man accused of killing his wife and dumping her body

The cause of death for Gaberien Clevenger has not been released.

Masked gunman pistol whips store clerk during chaotic robbery on Cleveland’s West Side (photos)

A violent and chaotic armed robbery took place Sunday night, when two masked men stormed into a Convenient Food Mart in Cleveland’s Clark-Fulton neighborhood.

Richland County man kills wife as divorce loomed, police say

Alec Blair, 21, was charged with murder on Monday after he led police to his wife’s body in Shelby, Ohio.

  Teens injured by reckless hit-and-run driver in Warrensville Heights

Following an initial car crash, a teen driver, Amadou Ly, got out and went to see if the other driver was OK.

Akron man guilty of murdering woman and setting her on fire

Daniel Lee Jones killed Kerri Blondheim in Sept. of 2018.

‘Armed and dangerous’ suspect on the loose after pointing sawed-off shotgun at Portage County deputy

Deputies said they also found meth and marijuana at his home.

Maple Heights man who plotted al Qaeda-style attack on Cleveland’s July 4 parade sentenced to 14 years in prison

A Maple Heights man convicted of attempting to provide material support to terrorist groups and making threats to the president was sentenced to 14 years.

Stark County judge deciding if man accused of killing his mother and brother is competent to stand trial

A psychologist testified Jacob Timothy Stockdale is competent.

22-year-old man accidentally shot and killed his father, Akron police say

Brendan May is charged with negligent homicide.

  UPDATE: Missing Maple Heights children found alone in van parked at Cleveland gas station; missing mother also located

A child endangerment investigation is underway after three children reported missing in Maple Heights were found alone in a van parked at a gas station on Cleveland’s East Side on Monday, according to police.

  East Cleveland councilwoman says, by law, officers should not be allowed to chase suspects into her city

Other departments say her interpretation of the law is incorrect

31-year-old man pleads guilty to shooting a Cleveland police officer multiple times

Officer Shane McNea survived being shot in both legs.

Fugitive of the Week is wanted for killing a woman over a loud music complaint

Andrew Barker is considered armed and dangerous.

Akron health aid worker punched and robbed while with her wheelchair-bound patient

The man fled with the victim's purse.

  Former Windham Schools superintendent sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexual battery conviction involving student

Laura Amero pleaded guilty last November.

Lake Catholic High School coach placed on leave after accusations of sexual conduct with student surface

A Lake Catholic High School team coach was placed on leave after allegations of engaging in sexual activity with a student surfaced, according to Cleveland Catholic Diocese Deacon Jim Armstrong.

Lorain County CSI needs help identifying suspected accomplice of Home Depot theft

The Lorain County Crime Scene Investigation Unit said officers need help identifying the suspected accomplice of a Home Depot theft that happened on Saturday morning.

28-year-old Cleveland man in critical condition after getting shot at Maple Heights sports bar

The Maple Heights Police Department confirmed a 28-year-old Cleveland man is in critical condition after he was shot at Politics Lounge and Kitchen in the early morning hours on Sunday.

  Akron vandal wanted for bending parking gate level until it broke

An Akron vandal is on the police department’s radar after he broke the parking gate of the lot at 80 Summit St. on Jan 11.

South Euclid Police, Cleveland Division of the FBI searching for suspect who robbed PNC Bank Friday afternoon

A male suspect who was wearing gloves and a hooded black coat robbed PNC Bank with an undisclosed amount of money, Cleveland Division of the FBI said.

Cleveland firefighter suspended without pay pending criminal charges of sexual assault against teens

Gonsor, 30, worked as a wrestling coach at St. Edward High School in Lakewood and was a member of the Cleveland Fire Department.

Cleveland Police searching for killer after 20-year-old man found on his front porch with multiple gunshot wounds

The search for a killer is underway after a 20-year-old man was found with multiple gunshot wounds on the front porch of his home on Cleveland’s East Side on Thursday night, according to police.

  Cleveland Police need your help identifying carjacker

Cleveland Police are asking for the community’s help to get a dangerous criminal off the streets. They’re searching for a man responsible for carjacking a woman at gunpoint in the middle of the day on Cleveland’s East Side.

Medina Township Police searching for 2 suspects stealing $600 worth of clothing merchandise at Kohl’s

After stealing $600 worth of clothing merchandise at Kohl’s, Medina Township Police need help in identifying these two suspects.