Fatal MVA

On March 17, 2018 at approx. 23:20 hrs, 38 yr old Robin A. Johnson was crossing/walking on Quincy ave between E. 74th  and E. 75th streets when he was struck by vehicle that was traveling eastbound on Quincy ave. After hitting the victim, the suspect vehicle fled the scene last seen going eastbound on Quincy ave. Mr. Johnson expired from his injuries. The suspect vehicle is described as possibly a marron or similar in color mid or full size suv (Explorer or Expedition.) Anyone with information is asked to contact Cleveland Police Accident Investigation Unit at (216) 623-5290. TIPS can also be called into Crimestoppers.

2 Car MVA

Lee rd at Seville Rd. 2 car mva. Vehicle flipped at the intersection. Lee rd closed from Seville to Alberta. Victims taken to UH.

Abduction Suspect

On March 13, 2018 at approximately 0820h a juvenile female was walking northbound on E.81st towards Euclid Ave when she observed a black male wearing a black hooded zip sweatshirt walking southbound on E.81st. The male seemed to be talking to himself and making a gesture with his hands (continuously tapping his thumbs to the middle fingers on his respective hands). The juvenile also said that the male had a “low scraggly salt and pepper beard.” As the male passed the juvenile he grabbed her from behind around her neck with a sleeved arm and attempted to drag her behind a house near the empty field at the corner of E.81st & Euclid Ave. The juvenile was able to kick the male in the groin area and run away. The juvenile said that the male was thin build and approximately 5’9”.

A witness from the apartments at 2025 E.81st St. observed the incident from her window and described the male as wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and brown boots. Anyone with information is asked to call the Cleveland Division of Police 3rd District Detective Bureau.abduction suspect

Robbery Suspect

Cleveland Division of Police, 5th District need your help identifying a robbery suspect. On March 17th, 2018, an 86 year old female had just parked her car in the garage of her building, when the suspect reached in over her, through her open door and grabbed her purse. The victim had the purse in her hand and struggled with the suspect briefly but he was able to wrestle the purse away from her. He is seen arriving and leaving the area in a dark blue or green Mazda SUV with a temp tag or no tag. The victim sustained injuries to her hand. Please contact 5th District detectives if you have any information.


St. Patrick’s Day 2018: Your guide to keeping kids safe, not getting your car towed and staying out of jail.

St. Patrick’s Day 2018

City of Cleveland Encourages Safe, Enjoyable Celebration


CLEVELAND The City of Cleveland welcomes all participants and attendees of the 2018 St. Patrick’s Day Parade to downtown Cleveland on Saturday, March 17. The City, the Cleveland Division of Police and its law enforcement partners are providing tips to make the experience safe, memorable and enjoyable:

Road Closures and Traffic: In addition to increased traffic, parking downtown may be a challenge due to several road closures and “no parking” zones.  The Division will supplement their customary allotment of traffic officers with additional staff. Officers from both the Division and partnering law enforcement agencies will be detailed to the event for added security and crowd control.

The standing weekend parking restrictions in the Warehouse District will also remain in effect on St. Patrick’s Day.  The restrictions begin at 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings and apply until 4:00 a.m.  During daytime hours, street parking is legal and signage will be posted.

Parade Route: The parade route for the 2018 St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins at Superior Avenue at East 18th Street.  The parade travels west on Superior Avenue to Public Square, north on West Roadway, and east on Rockwell Avenue, ending at Rockwell Avenue and Ontario Street.  Roads crossing Superior Avenue throughout the route will be closed at Superior Avenue before and throughout the parade.  The entire parade route is closed, meaning that observers are not to enter the parade at any time.

Child Reunification: Parade goers who bring small children are reminded to be mindful of their whereabouts at all times.  Small children can disappear into a crowd quickly and become lost.  Attendees should remind children to find someone in uniform if they become separated.  There will be many uniformed law enforcement and safety personnel on site, as well as members of the Downtown Cleveland Alliance who can keep children safe and reunite them with loved ones.  The Child Reunification Center is located St. John’s Cathedral, 1007 Superior Avenue.  Members of the Bureau of Community Policing will care for lost children until reunification is established.

Impaired Driving:  The Cleveland Division of Police will have an overall heightened awareness for OVI offenders both on city streets and the highways.  Persons found to be driving impaired will be arrested and their vehicles impounded.  Celebrators are urged to plan ahead by utilizing RTA or other public transportation services.

Additional tips and advice:

  • Ride RTA. Park, ride or plan to commute with the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA).  Rail service will be increased to accommodate more riders as this is their busiest day of the year.  The last train leaves Tower City at 12 a.m. on the Red, Blue and Green Lines.  Bring exact change and prepare to buy a special St. Patrick’s Day $5 Round-Trip Ticket from RTA staff at major rail stations. All-Day Passes are also available on the RTA mobile app.
  • Arrive early to the destination.  Leave home early enough to allow ample travel time.
  • Become familiarized with downtown parking garages and surface lots – understand that the lots closest to the parade route will fill up first.
  • Be aware of increased pedestrian traffic in the downtown area.
  • Plan for the weather. The forecast calls for temperatures in the 30’s. Dress accordingly.About the City of Cleveland ###
  • The City of Cleveland is committed to improving quality of life its residents by strengthening neighborhoods, delivering superior services, embracing diversity and making Cleveland a desirable, safe city in which to live, work and play. For more information on the City of Cleveland, visit online at www.city.cleveland.oh.us, Twitter at @cityofcleveland or Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofcleveland.
  • Follow along on the Cleveland Division of Police Facebook and Twitter (@CLEPolice) pages for the latest information. Use the hashtag #CLEStPats.