Police are seeking the public’s help to locate Mikala Brown, age 22. Mikala was last seen at her mother’s house on October 1, 2020 in the 700 block of East 128th Street. Mikala left with her eleven month old daughter, Skylar Weakly. She is possibly with her ex-boyfriend in the Toledo or Akron areas. Family believes she could be in danger. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Mikala Brown is asked to contact investigators at 216-623-5518 or 216-621-1234.
Male Wanted for Abduction, Aggravated Burglary, kidnapping and Gross Sexual imposition
Police are seeking the public’s help to locate Kevin Ballard, age 27. Ballard is wanted for Abduction, Aggravated Burglary, kidnapping and Gross Sexual imposition for two incidents occurring in tremont today. In the first instance he followed a woman leaving a coffee shop. He grabbed her and attempted to pull her and she threw coffee on him. The male then fled. In the second instance, Ballard approached a woman on a porch and pushed her inside of the residence, strangling her. She screamed and fought him off. He then fled in a vehicle. Further investigation revealed the male’s name. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Kevin Ballard should call 9-1-1.
Police are seeking the public’s help to locate Raymond Jamel Shepherd, age 33. Mr. Shepherd is 6’2, 190 pounds and is accused of violently assaulting a 17 year old girl on September 26th Street at the Gas USA on E. 123rd Street and St. Clair Avenue. Anyone with information regarding the Whereabouts of Raymond Jamel Shepherd is asked to contact investigators at 216-623-5518.
TITLE TO READ: FELONIOUS ASSAULT/AGGRAVATED ROBBERY
On Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 at 1255 HRS while assigned to 5A11 in the company of P.O. Jackson we received a code 3 radio assignment to go to 10900 Euclid Case Western University for a report of a felonious assault that occurred to the reporting person’s daughter.
Upon our arrival we were met by reporting person, Janean Hite, who explained to us her daughter, victim juvenile was assaulted on September 26th, 2020. Ms. Hite explained that her daughter, juvenile, told her that while she was at a gas station on St. Clair and East 123, (12307 St. Clair Ave Gas USA) a unknown male assaulted her. Ms. Hite said her daughter told her the unknown male tried hitting on her and that juvenile turned him down. After juvenile turned the male down he then slapped her in the face with a corn beef sandwich. Ms. Hite said that her daughter stated after the male hit her in the face with the corn beef sandwich he then pushed her and she pushed back to get away and that’s when the male grabbed her and threw her on the ground. While juvenile was on the ground the male began kicking her in the face and stomping on her multiple times. Ms. Hite said that juvenile tried to get away but the male knocked juvenile unconscious and when she woke up and gained consciousness she realized her purse was gone.
The first presidential debate of 2020 was held this evening in Cleveland. The Cleveland Division of Police partnered with law enforcement agencies at the local, state and federal levels in order to ensure the safety of Clevelanders and visitors, including those who came to our city to express their First Amendment right to free speech. The event concluded with no major incidents as demonstrations and attendees remained mostly lawful and peaceful.
Safety Update: Presidential Debate
City of Cleveland Press Conference on Pre-Presidential Debate Preparedness
Mayor Frank G. Jackson today held a press conference to discuss the City of Cleveland’s preparedness for the first 2020 presidential debate to be held at the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus on Sept. 29. The Mayor was joined by the following people:
• Public Safety Director Karrie D. Howard
• Chief of Police Calvin D. Williams
• Ohio National Guard Lt. Col. Audrey Fielding
• FBI Special Agent in Charge Eric Smith
• US Secret Service Special Agent in Charge Jonathan E. Schuck
The livestream is available for download and embedding on the City of Cleveland Facebook page at City of Cleveland – City Hall
A post-debate press briefing will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at noon via the City of Cleveland Facebook page. Media are asked to identify themselves, their media outlet and state their question in the comments section.
Reminder: Parking Restrictions and Road Closures Now in Effect
The Cleveland Division of Police began enforcing a parking ban at 6 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 28. The ban is in effect until 6 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30 for the following areas below.
• University/Cleveland Clinic Restrictions
o E. 89th Street from Carnegie Avenue to Cedar Avenue
o E. 89th Street from 2176 E. 89th St. to Cedar Avenue
o E.90th Street from 2205 E. 90th St. to Cedar Avenue
o E. 93rd Street from 2223 E. 93rd St. to Cedar Avenue
o E. 95th Street from 2225 E. 95th St. to Cedar Avenue
o E. 97th Street from 2221 E. 97th St. to Cedar Avenue
o E. 100th Street from 2197 E. 100th St. to Cedar Avenue
o E. 101st Street from Wain Ct. to Cedar Avenue
o E. 103rd Street from Wain Ct. to Cedar Avenue
o Euclid Avenue from East Blvd. to E. 118th Street
o Juniper from East Blvd. to E. 115th Street
o Wade Oval East Blvd. to East 108th Street
o Sterns Euclid Avenue to Cedar Avenue
o Cedar Avenue from E. 89th Street to E. 105th Street
o East Blvd from Jeptha to Euclid Avenue
o Martin L. King Boulevard from Chester Avenue to Jeptha
o Bellflower from East Blvd. to E. 115th Street
o Circle from Adelbert Road to Cornell
o Wade Park from Ansel to E. 118th Street
o Dearing from Stokes to Sterns
o East 101st Street from Chester Avenue to Ansel Avenue
o Ansel Avenue from E. 101st to Hough Avenue
Click here to view a map of the affected areas in the University Circle area.
• Downtown Parking Ban
o There is an extension of a parking ban for areas downtown. This ban was shared on the Cleveland Division of Police Facebook, Twitter and blog on Saturday, Sept. 26th
Lakeside Avenue south to Carnegie Avenue from E. 18th Street west to the Cuyahoga River
Instructions for Retrieving Towed Vehicle & How to Dispute a Parking Ticket
Residents who believe that a ticket was issued in error have a right to contest the ticket online. Residents are allowed to contest one ticket at a time and must wait 24-48 hours after receiving a ticket before attempting to submit a contest statement. Full instructions are available on the Parking Violations Bureau website, which is linked to the Cleveland Municipal Court website.
For more information, please contact the Parking Violations Bureau Customer Service Hotline at (216) 664-4744.
Residents who believe that their vehicle was towed by Cleveland Division of Police should contact the Cleveland Police Impound Unit at (216) 623-5079. If the car was towed, residents will be required to bring documentation and payment in order for the vehicle to be released. The Vehicle Impound Release and Parking Violations & Photo Violations Payment Center are located at 3040 Quigley Road (near Steelyard Commons).
Prohibited Items Zone Expanded
The City of Cleveland Division of Police has expanded its prohibited items zone to include additional parts of University Circle. Click here to view the map of the updated prohibited items zone.
The regulations, passed last week by the Board of Control, go into effect on Sept. 28 at 12:01 a.m. and end at 6 a.m. on Sept. 30. The debate is scheduled for the evening of Sept. 29.
The following items prohibited in the public spaces – such as streets and sidewalks – of this area include:
• Lumber larger than 2” in width and ¼” thick, including supports for signs;
• Metal, plastic, or other hard material larger than ¾” thick and 1/8” in wall thickness including pipe and tubing;
• Any air rifle, air pistol, paintball gun, blasting caps, switchblade or automatic knife, knife having a blade two and one-half (2-1/2) inches in length or longer, cestus, billy, blackjack, sword, saber, hatchet, axe, slingshot, BB gun, pellet gun, wrist shot, blackjack, metal knuckles, nun chucks, mace, iron buckle, axe handle, shovel, or other instrumentality used to cause property or personal damage;
• Any dangerous ordinance, weapon, or firearm that is prohibited by the laws of the State of Ohio;
• Any explosives, explosive device, or incendiary device;
• Fireworks and rockets;
• Sound Amplification Equipment;
• Drones and other unmanned aircraft systems;
• Containers of bodily fluids;
• Aerosol cans;
• Mace, Pepper Spray or other chemical irritant;
• Umbrellas with metal tips;
• Any projectile launchers, such as water guns and water cannons;
• Rope, chain, cable, strapping, wire, string, line, tape, or any similar material, in greater than 6’ lengths;
• Glass bottles, ornaments, light bulbs, ceramic vessels, and anything else frangible, regardless of whether the container holds any substance;
• Locks including, without limitation, padlocks, bicycle locking devices, chain locks, or similar devices, but not including: (i) an integral component of a conveyance or structure; (ii) locks when utilized by the owner of private real property to secure permanent or temporary fencing; or (iii) locks attached to a bicycle;
• Tents and other shelters, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, mattresses, cots, hammocks, bivy sacks, or stoves;
• Coolers or ice chests;
• Backpacks and bags exceeding the size of 18” x 13” x 7”;
• Non-plastic containers, bottles, cans, or thermoses;
• Grappling hooks, sledgehammers, hammers, and crowbars;
• Canned goods
Call to Report Suspicious Behavior
The City of Cleveland recognizes citizens’ First Amendment right to free speech and peaceful demonstration and will support those who choose to voice their opinions in a lawful manner. Violence and illegal activity will not be tolerated. Members of the public are invaluable partners to law enforcement. Report illegal and suspicious behavior by calling the Division of Police Real Time Crime Center at (216) 623-3377. Report emergencies by calling 9-1-1.
Law enforcement will work diligently and cooperatively to ensure the safety and security of all residents of and visitors to the City of Cleveland both in the event zone and throughout the city’s neighborhoods on Sept. 29.