D. Brown

The Cleveland Division of Police is currently investigating a complaint of possible fraud being conducted by the wife of a retired Cleveland Police Officer.  The female is suspected of making fraudulent claims regarding her medical condition(s).  She is also suspected to have solicited donations via social media with online campaigns. Investigators are still gathering evidence pertaining to the female’s medical records. 

The Police Officer associated with the case retired as of February 7, 2018. 

Area hospitals have issued statements to their employees and patients to be aware of her presence in order to ensure that their patients are safe.  Charges have not been filed in this case.  The Investigation remains ongoing. 

Investigators continue to work to identify victims of this fraud.  Anyone who believes they have contributed to accounts on behalf of Dawn Brown, or anyone with information regarding this matter,  is asked to contact the Division of Police at 216-623-5346 .



Asia Plaza 3

Police seek the public’s help to identify a male wanted for felonious assault. On January 31, 2018 at approximately 11am, the victim, who owns a jewelry store inside of the Asia Plaza at 2999 Payne Avenue, was approached from behind as he walked into the store.  The male suspect then sprayed the victim with pepper spray and ran out of the store.  The suspect is seen in the attached photo.  Anyone with information regarding the identity of this male is asked to contact detectives at 216-623-5318.  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).


Missing Adult: Aurea Cruz

Missing: Aurea E. CruzHispanic female age 74, 5’2, 140 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes. 

Has not been seen for several weeks. 
On February 15, 2017 at at 8pm, officers responded to the missing person’s home in the 2000 block of W. 105th Street for a welfare check. Family reported she had not been seen or heard from in several weeks. The missing female was last seen on or about January 25, 2018. Anyone with information regarding this matter is asked to contact investigators at 216-623-5118. 

Kidnapping incidents – near west side, early morning. 

The Cleveland Division of Police Second District Detective Bureau is investigating two kidnapping/robbery incidents which occurred in close proximity, same time of day and involving a similarly described suspect. It is unknown at this time if the suspect is the same in each incident. 
On February 1, 2018, an 18 year old male was walking in the area of W. 67 and Clark Ave. at approximately 7am when he was grabbed by a black male and punched, the male dragged the boy down the street and threatened him with a knife. The boy was able to break free and run. 
On February 13, 2018, a at approximately 630am, a 12 year old male was walking in the area of W. 39/Denison Ave when he was grabbed by a black male and taken to an abandoned home. The suspect attempted to rob the child, but the child had nothing other than school supplies. The child was able to break free and run. 
In both instances the suspect is described as a black male, 6’2, approximately 200 pounds. 
Anyone with information regarding this matter is asked to call detectives at 216-623-5218. Criminal activity should be reported immediately by calling 9-1-1. 
Parents are asked to be mindful of their child’s path of travel to school. Kids should be advised to travel lit roads when walking and not to take shortcuts through yards, etc. Young children should be accompanied by an adult or older children. Children walking to school should travel in groups or pairs whenever feasible.