UPDATE: Arrest Made in Kidnapping/Attempted Rape Incident

UPDATE: Arrest Made in Kidnapping/Attempted Rape Incident

On Thursday, July 23, 2015, First District detectives arrested 23 year old Jeremy Frazier in connection with the kidnapping/attempted rape incident which occurred on July 6, 2015 on West 98th Street. Frazier was charged with Kidnapping and is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow, July 25, 2015. The Cleveland Division of Police thanks the public and the media for their attention to this matter. The suspect was arrested after detectives were able to identify him via numerous tips from the public.

Original Release:

The Cleveland Division of Police First District Detective Bureau is currently investigating a Kidnapping/Attempted Rape incident which occurred on July 6, 2015 at approximately 7:55am.

A 25 year old female victim reported that she was walking in the area of West 98th Street near Cudell Recreation Center on her way to the bus stop.  The victim reports she was wearing headphones attached to her cell phone.  She was grabbed from behind, with the suspect putting his arm around her neck and pulling a grey sweatshirt over her head and face.  The victim reports being pulled violently to the ground, the suspect dragged her behind a bush and attempted to rape her.  The victim was able to fight her way free of the suspect and run away, the suspect then fled on foot.  The suspect is possibly a Hispanic male, heavyset with dark short hair.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of this suspect is asked to contact the First District Detective Bureau at 216-623-5118.

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Vehicle Auction Saturday, July 25, 2015

Need a Car, Truck, Van or Motorcycle?

BMW, Cadillac, Infinity and more!

 Approximately sixty-seven (67) vehicles will be up for sale

 

 

CLEVELAND – On Saturday, July 25, 2015 beginning at 9:00 a.m., the Cleveland Division of Police will be auctioning off vehicles that have been abandoned or forfeited to the City of Cleveland.  The public is invited to the Cleveland Division of Police Impound Lot #2 located at 4300 Bradley Rd. Cleveland, Ohio, where the event will take place rain or shine.

Approximately fifty-five (67) vehicles will be auctioned off. The impound lot will open at 8:00 a.m. to view the vehicles and the auction will begin at 9:00 a.m. sharp.  All sales are final.  None of the vehicles come with a warranty or guarantee. As always there is 10 % cash down payment for the winning bid and the remainder within five (5) days.

Monies generated from the sale of the forfeited vehicles will go to the Law Enforcement Trust Fund (LETF).  The LETF is used to purchase items and to fund investigations in furtherance of law enforcement. The fund has been used to purchase such items as personal body armor, on-board mobile computers for police patrol cars and has funded investigations involving internet crimes against children.  Monies generated from the sale of abandoned vehicles will go the General Fund.

For more information, the public can contact the Cleveland Division of Police Vehicle Custodial Unit at 216.623.5342.

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Suspect Arrested in Ada Avenue Triple Homicide

Suspect Arrested in Ada Avenue Triple Homicide

Dalevon Artis was arrested today in connection with the murder of three people at 11108 Ada Avenue. The shooting victims were discovered on Friday, July 18, 2015. A warrant for Aggravated Murder X3 was issued for Dalevon Artis by Cleveland Homicide detectives today. Artis was arrested in Kirtland, Ohio by Kirtland Police officers on a separate charge and on the Aggravated Murder charges stemming from the Ada Avenue incident. Artis is currently being held in the Kirtland jail.

Police Seek the Public’s Help in Identifying Kidnapping/Attempted Rape Suspect

The Cleveland Division of Police First District Detective Bureau is currently investigating a Kidnapping/Attempted Rape incident which occurred on July 6, 2015 at approximately 7:55am.

A 25 year old female victim reported that she was walking in the area of West 98th Street near Cudell Recreation Center on her way to the bus stop. The victim reports she was wearing headphones attached to her cell phone. She was grabbed from behind, with the suspect putting his arm around her neck and pulling a grey sweatshirt over her head and face. The victim reports being pulled violently to the ground, the suspect dragged her behind a bush and attempted to rape her. The victim was able to fight her way free of the suspect and run away, the suspect then fled on foot. The suspect is possibly a Hispanic male, heavyset with dark short hair.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of this suspect is asked to contact the First District Detective Bureau at 216-623-5118.

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Operation Goodfella: Carmine “The Bull” Agnello of the Gambino Crime Family Arrested

Police Announce Arrest in Organized Crime Operation

Operation Goodfella: Carmine “The Bull” Agnello of the Gambino Crime Family Arrested

 

Cleveland– Today, Deputy Chief of Homeland Special Operations Edward Tomba and Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty announced the arrest of 54 year-old Carmine “The Bull” Agnello. Agnello is a confirmed member of the Gambino Organized Crime Family based in New York City.  Simultaneous with Agnello’s arrest, the Cleveland Division of Police executed search warrants at three Cleveland scrapyards in the area of East 116th Street and Harvard Avenue, as well as Agnello’s home in Bentleyville, Ohio.

Agnello was arrested for charges that include theft, money laundering, conspiracy, drugging animals before competition, cruelty to animals and corrupting sports.  Additionally, officers uncovered multiple weapons during a search of Agnello’s home, as well as evidence of illegal dumping at Agnello’s East 116th Street scrap metal operation.  Agnello, who has a prior record of federal convictions, is precluded by law from owning or possessing firearms.

These crimes were uncovered during an extensive covert investigation conducted by the Cleveland Division of Police Intelligence Unit, with assistance from the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office Public Corruption Unit.

BACKGROUND

Within the last three years, Cleveland Police observed a spike in auto thefts with no recovery of the stolen vehicles.  As a result, an investigation was initiated and multiple scrapyards were identified as likely participants in illegal activity.  The investigation focused on Agnello due to the scale of Agnello’s scrap metal operation and the amount of cars processed at Agnello’s scrap yards.  The investigation revealed that between 2014 and the present; Agnello systemically defrauded a regional scrap metal processing facility for more than $3 million.  Additionally, investigators learned that Agnello was injecting his race horses with banned substances that he imported to improve their performance at the track.

The Cleveland Division of Police Intelligence Unit collaborated with the New York City Police Department’s Organized Crime Investigation Division. NYPD provided Cleveland Police with detailed modus operandi and additional intelligence of the Gambino Organized Crime Family.

The investigation, which spanned 18 months, led to the identification and arrests of multiple individuals and anticipated future indictments of several others.

“Today’s arrest is a result of the culmination of the determination and efforts of members of the Cleveland Division of Police, the New York City Police Department and law enforcement agencies throughout the country.  These law enforcement partnerships ensure that these unlawful acts are stopped and criminals are brought to justice”, said Deputy Chief Edward Tomba.

“Organized Crime respects no local boundaries, as today’s arrests indicate”, said Police Commissioner William J. Bratton.  “The New York City Police Department remains committed to undoing organized crime regimes and will assist our law enforcement partners throughout the country in their efforts to do the same.”

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty said “we are not going to let the Mafia sink their teeth back into Cleveland and make this into an outpost for their New York-based corrupt enterprises. Thanks to the innovative and dedicated investigative work of the Cleveland Police, we’re going to root them out and put them back in the penitentiary where they belong.”

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