Police Seek the Public’s Help in Locating Aggravated Murder Suspect
The Cleveland Division of Police Homicide Unit is currently seeking the public’s help in locating Barry Blevins. Blevins is wanted for the October 11, 2014 shooting death of David Garret which occurred in the 3600 block of West 117th Street outside of the Lavish Ultra Lounge at approximately 3:30am.
Barry Blevins is a black male, age 30. He is 5’11” and weighs 170 pounds. Blevins has black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Barry Blevins is asked to contact Homicide investigators at 216-623-5464. Anonymous information can be given to Crime Stoppers by calling 216-252-7463 or via text message: text TIP657 plus your message to Crimes (274637).
Cleveland Division of Police, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor and Partnering Law Enforcement Agencies Announce Arrest of Over 30 BBE 900 Gang Members
Today, officers from the Cleveland Division of Police along with the US Marshals Service and in partnership with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District executed search warrants for the arrest of over 30 members of the BBE 900 Gang who are responsible for crimes ranging from robbery to murder. Detectives from the First and Second District Detective Bureaus worked tirelessly to identify individuals who have been committing violent crimes concentrated along the 1st and 2nd District borders.
Officers identified the most violent and most frequently involved suspects and then worked collaboratively with the Cuyahoga County Prosecutors to ensure a case was well documented and presented. Throughout the past month, officers and prosecutors have diligently detailed the involvement of the identified suspects in these violent crimes.
The arrests included both adult and juvenile suspects and those arrested range in age from 13 to 34. ALL suspects were charged with participating in a criminal gang, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and two counts conspiracy with criminal gang activity specification.
The Cleveland Division of Police thanks the Cuyahoga County Prosecutors Office and our law enforcement partners including the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office, Parma Heights Police Department, East Cleveland Police Department, Pepper Pike Police Department, the FBI Violent Crime Task Force and the US Marshals Service for their participation and help in taking these violent criminals off of our streets.
Thanks you all for a job well done.
Cat Abuse Video
We have received numerous inquiries regarding a video recently posted to Liveleak.com of a cat being abused by a young man. The Division of Police is aware of the incident and the matter is being investigated:
The Cleveland Division of Police is currently investigating an incident involving animal cruelty which possibly occurred on Portage Avenue. Officers received a radio assignment to respond to a home on Portage Avenue for animal abuse; the call was received via police radio from an anonymous caller who reported that a video was posted to Facebook of a young man holding a cat by the neck and then throwing it. Upon conferring with neighbors, officers obtained a possible identification of the suspect, who is thought to be a 16 year old who resided in the area. A “Cruelty to Animals” report was generated and the case will be followed up by investigators from the Cleveland Division of Police and the Animal Protective League.
Police Seek Identity of Robbery Suspect:
The Cleveland Division of Police Second District Detective Bureau is currently investigating a robbery which occurred at Target in Steelyard Commons on October 1, 2014 at approximately 5:45pm. Officers responded to the store for a male shoplifter fighting with security guards. Upon arrival, they were advised that the male had just fled. Several zone cars, along with the mounted unit and Newburg Heights PD searched for the suspect, he was not located.
The security officer for Target reported that he observed a male take several items and place them in a shopping cart; he then walked past the cash registers and out the door. The security officer attempted to stop and detain the suspect, who then fought with the security officer and fled toward the area of the steel mill.
The suspect is described as a white male with brown hair and a short goatee. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a gray t-shirt with a picture of Marilyn Monroe on it.
Anyone with information regarding the identity of this suspect is asked to contact the Second District Detective Bureau at 216-623-5218.
Missing Juvenile Alert
The Cleveland Division of Police is currently asking for the public’s help in locating a missing juvenile female. Angeleka Smith is a 12 year old female who was last seen on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at approximately 4:30 pm. Angeleka’s great grandmother reported that she may have left home due to being in trouble over a family matter. Angeleka Smith is a black female with brown hair and brown eyes. She is approximately 4’11” tall and weighs about 89 pounds. Anyone with information as to her whereabouts is asked to contact the Fourth District Detective Bureau at 216-623-5418.