Homicide Suspect: Hector Almazan 45 year old Hispanic male. Suspect vehicle 2013 Toyota pickup, red in color, bearing Ohio plate FXZ4953 (photo) pls RT

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Homicide Suspect: Hector Almazan 45 year old Hispanic male. Suspect vehicle 2013 Toyota pickup, red in color, bearing Ohio plate FXZ4953

The Cleveland Division of Police Homicide Unit is currently investigating the death of a 53 year old female.

Preliminary investigation reveals that at approximately 3 am neighbors in the 4000 block of E.57 reported hearing a female scream. Victim’s children also heard the screams coming from outside of their home. The victim was discovered by her children unresponsive outside in the rear area of her home. EMS and police responded and EMS pronounced the victim deceased on scene. Victim suffered trauma involving cutting/stabbing.

Sex Crimes Detectives Seek the Public’s Help in Identifying Rape Suspect – NEW VIDEO

Sex Crimes Detectives Seek the Public’s Help in Identifying Rape Suspect – NEW VIDEO

It is important to note that this video does NOT depict a sexual assault. It depicts actions prior to a sexual assault.

The Cleveland Division of Police Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit is currently investigating a rape which occurred on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at approximately 5:25 on West 104th Street near Lake Avenue. The victim, a 46 year old female, was jogging on West 104th street when a male ran up and attacked her from behind, knocking her to the ground in the street. The suspect punched the victim several times in her face and body and pistol whipped her before dragging her behind a building and raping her. The suspect then fled the area on foot.
You may notice in the video that the victim seems to disappear from view as she passes a tree; there is a lapse in visual due to the obstruction of the tree and the camera system being activated by motion. Also, the time stamp on the video is incorrect.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5’6 – 5’7 in height. The video being released in connection with this incident shows the actions prior to initial attack. Anyone with information regarding the identification of the suspect is asked to contact the Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit at 216-623-5154. 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).

REWARD INFORMATION: Crimestoppers is offering a $2,000.00 reward in this case; in addition, the running group ‘Mothers Run This Town’ has donated an additional $1,000.00 to Crimestoppers bringing the award up to $3,000.00.

Investigators Seek Information from Drivers Regarding Fatal Motorcycle Accident

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Investigators Seek Information from Drivers Regarding Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Cleveland Police Accident Investigators are asking the operators of a grey / silver late model Chevrolet Impala and an 18 wheeler tractor trailer with a white cab and bulk carrier style trailer- who were on I-77 Northbound on September 8th 2014 at 8:03 am to contact the Accident Investigation Unit at 216-623-5290.

Based on witness statements, investigators believe that these drivers may have information on the crash.

Sex Crimes Detectives Seek the Public’s Help in Identifying Rape Suspect (video)

Sex Crimes Detectives Seek the Public’s Help in Identifying Rape Suspect

It is important to note that this video does NOT depict a sexual assault. It depicts the attack prior to a sexual assault.

The Cleveland Division of Police Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit is currently investigating a rape which occurred on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at approximately 5:25 on West 104th Street near Lake Avenue. The victim, a 46 year old female, was jogging on West 104th street when a male ran up and attacked her from behind, knocking her to the ground in the street. The suspect punched the victim several times in her face and body and pistol whipped her before dragging her behind a building and raping her. The suspect then fled the area on foot.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5’6 – 5’7 in height. The video being released in connection with this incident shows the initial attack. Anyone with information regarding the identification of the suspect is asked to contact the Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit at 216-623-5154.

2014 Gun Buy Back Announced

2014 Gun Buy Back Announced

CLEVELAND – Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Chief of Police Calvin D. Williams proudly announce that the 2014 City of Cleveland Gun Buy-Back will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2014, at Public Safety Central located at 2001 Payne Avenue. In exchange for operable handguns or semi-automatic weapons (Assault weapons), citizens will be given a either a $100 (handguns) or $200 (semi-automatic weapons) Target, gas or food gift card and two tickets to an upcoming Cavaliers and Lake Erie Monsters game.
Cleveland Police have partnered with the Cleveland Police Foundation, ArcelorMittal, the Cleveland Gladiators, Burt Saltzman owner of Dave’s Supermarkets, the Lake Erie Monsters, Clear Channel Outdoor, the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department and the Cleveland Police Patrolman’s Association to organize this year’s Gun Buy-Back.

“This community partnership will help us to prevent a tragedy in the city of Cleveland,” said Chief of Police Calvin D. Williams. “This is a strategy the City of Cleveland and the Division of Police have employed previously. As a result of the Gun Buy-Back someone’s life will be saved.”
“ArcelorMittal is proud to partner with the Cleveland Division of Police on the gun buy-back program. It is a natural extension of our commitment to make Cleveland a safer place for our employees and neighbors. After the guns are collected, we are pleased to melt down the weapons and recycle them into new steel which will eventually become consumer goods that improve the quality of all our lives,” said Eric Hauge, Vice President & General Manager, ArcelorMittal Cleveland.

How to Participate:

1. Bring a working handgun or semi-automatic rifle (Assault Rifle) to Public Safety Central located at 2001 Payne Avenue on Saturday, September 6, 2014, between the hours of 8:30a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
2. The weapon must be unloaded in a clear plastic bag inside a second container (gym bag, backpack, etc.)
3. Transport the unloaded and properly bagged weapon locked in the trunk of your vehicle.
4. Pack ammunition separately. Non semi-automatic rifles and shotguns can be turned in but NO incentive will be given.
5. Cleveland Police Officers will inspect the weapon to ensure that it is operable.
6. After the officers determine that the weapon is operable a $100 gift card will be given to those who turn in a handgun and a $200 gift card to those who turn in a semi-automatic rifle (Assault Rifle).
7. Everyone surrendering a gun will be provided with a ticket voucher for a pair of tickets to a Lake Erie Monsters or Cleveland Gladiators game.