Public Square Renovation Traffic Advisory

On March 9th, 2015  the renovation  of Public Square will begin. During the renovation,  Superior Avenue and Ontario Street within the square will be closed to all traffic. The surrounding Public Square Roadways and Rockwell Avenue will offer access to bus traffic and local vehicular traffic only. The downtown rush hour parking ban will be strictly enforced during designated hours. City of Cleveland public safety officers will be on hand to direct traffic during rush hour and other high traffic times.  

For up-to-date information on all downtown construction projects and street closures along with route suggestions: http://www.downtowncleveland.com/development/downtown-renovations/public-square.aspx

Public Square

Worst. Disguise. Ever. Seriously, though, D2 needs your help identifying this guy:

MITCHELLS ICECREAM

Police need your help identifying a suspect in a Burglary/Theft that occurred on 2-25-15 at Mitchell’s Ice Cream, located at 1867 W.25th Street. The suspect entered the “employees only” area leading downstairs and went into the employee’s locker, taking an Apple iPhone. The surveillance video shows this suspect coming up the staircase from the basement. If anyone recognizes the suspect in this photo, please contact Detective Janet Murphy at 216-623-5218 or e-mail at Jmurphy3@city.cleveland.oh.us.

Snow Emergency Parking Ban

CLEVELAND – Michael McGrath, Director of Public Safety for the City of Cleveland, has declared a Snow Emergency Parking Ban for the city of Cleveland effective at 12 p.m.. on Sunday, March 1, 2015. As a result, stopping, standing, and parking of vehicles will be restricted and prohibited on City streets with posted red and white signs UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Parking is prohibited on designated Snow Emergency streets, which are identified as necessary for transportation, the movement of food and fuel supplies, medical care, fire, health and police protection and other vital facilities of the City.

Significant snowfall can cause streets to become congested and un-passable. Vehicles left parked in the roadway prevent snowplows from clearing streets, which can make driving down these streets impossible. The resultant bottlenecks and gridlock can hamper response by emergency vehicles.

For this reason, citizens are encouraged to avoid parking vehicles on all city streets to allow snow plows sufficient time to remove snow and ice from the roads.

Homicide Investigation Update

The Cleveland Division of Police issued an arrest warrant today for 36 year old Dana Johnson in connection with the homicide of William D. Williams. A Be On The Look Out (BOLO) was issued for a vehicle that Johnson was believed to be driving. The Pennsylvania State Police observed the vehicle operating just outside of Pittsburgh. A traffic stop was initiated and the driver of the vehicle produced a gun and shot herself. The individual operating the vehicle has been identified as Dana Johnson.  Johnson was flown to a Pittsburgh area hospital where she is being treated. Johnson is listed in critical condition.

Homicide Investigation

The Cleveland Division of Police is sad to announce that the brother of Police Chief Calvin Williams was the victim of a homicide this morning at 10619 Grantwood.

The Cleveland Division of Police Homicide Unit is currently investigating the death of 34 year old William D. Williams.

We ask that the media please respect the privacy of the Williams family at this time.

Original Release:

The Cleveland Division of Police Homicide Unit is currently investigating the death of a 34 year old male victim of a shooting in the 10600 block of Grantwood. Police and EMS initially received a call for a male shot at approximately 2:50 am . Upon arrival Police and EMS discovered the male victim expired.

The homicide unit was immediately notified and responded. Homicide detectives are on scene investigating. At this time there are no additional details available and no reported arrests.
The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner will determine final cause of death and identify decedent.

UPDATE:

The Cleveland Division of Police issued an arrest warrant today for 36 year old Dana Johnson in connection with the homicide of William D. Williams. A Be On The Look Out (BOLO) was issued for a vehicle that Johnson was believed to be driving. The Pennsylvania State Police observed the vehicle operating just outside of Pittsburgh. A traffic stop was initiated and the driver of the vehicle produced a gun and shot herself. The individual operating the vehicle has been identified as Dana Johnson.  Johnson was flown to a Pittsburgh area hospital where she is being treated. Johnson is listed in critical condition.