Police Seek the Public’s Help in Identifying and Locating Victim & Suspect in Abduction Case

The Cleveland Division of Police Third District detective bureau is currently investigating an abduction which occurred on January 12, 2017 at approximately 9:45pm at 3608 Woodland Avenue.  A store clerk reported that a female entered the store and was crying, asking to use the phone.  While victim was on the phone, a male entered the store, grabbed her, picked her up and took her outside.
Video later obtained from the store shows the female arrive at the store in the suspect’s vehicle.  She exits the vehicle and walks into the store.  A short time later, the suspect enters the store, grabs her and carries her out, the male is then seen carrying the female to a vehicle and throwing her into the passenger side front seat.  The vehicle then leaves the lot.
The victim is described as a black female approximately 40 years old with black hair,  approximately 5’2″ and about 90 pounds.  She is seen wearing a black jacket and black furry boots.  The suspect is a black male, 6’2″ approximately 30 years old, with a beard.  He is seen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and a red knit hat.   The suspect vehicle is a gold Chevy Trailblazer.
Anyone with information relative to the identity of the suspect or victim is asked to contact investigators at 216-621-1234 or call 911.

Dangers of Celebratory Gunfire!


What Goes Up Must Come Down!

As New Year’s Eve approaches, the City of Cleveland wants to actively remind the public that not only is celebratory gunfire illegal, it is dangerous. The consequences and risks of celebratory gunfire can be significant and serious.
In a densely populated urban area like Cleveland, the consequences of celebrating New Year’s Eve or any other occasion with a gun can be devastating.  The intention may be a celebratory shot toward the sky, but the consequences of that moment can be disastrous for a neighbor or someone blocks away. When a firearm is discharged, the bullet will travel a path until it strikes someone or something. Not only can someone get hurt, it is illegal to discharge a firearm in the city of Cleveland (Codified Ordinance 627.20).
Our safety forces will be on duty throughout the neighborhoods of the city of Cleveland on New Year’s Eve. Our police, fire and emergency medical service personnel will be alert, patrolling and ready, but safety starts at home in your neighborhood. So celebrate safely this New Year’s Eve and ring in an enjoyable New Year.


The Cleveland Division of Police Second District Detective Bureau is currently investigating the missing person case of 39 year old Ali Hussein Ahmed. Ahmed who was last seen on Sunday December 18, 2016, suffers from schizophrenia, and does not speak English  It is unknown when he last took his medication.  Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Ali Hussein Ahmed are asked to contact 2nd District investigators at 216-623-5218









Snow Emergency Parking Ban Declared

Parking prohibited on streets on which signs are posted

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 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 15, 2016. 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.

Cleveland Police K9s Now Have Ballistic Vests Thanks to A. Ripepi & Sons Funeral Homes, Inc. and SRT K9 Unit

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CLEVELAND: Police Chief Calvin D. Williams and Executive Director Chas W. Lane, Jr., of the Cleveland Police Foundation are proud to announce that funding for the purchase of ballistic vests for the Cleveland Police Canine Unit has been generously donated by A. Ripepi and Sons Funeral Homes, Inc., located in Cleveland and Middleburg Heights, and by SRT K9 Unit. The specialized vests were personally fitted to each canine and are now a part of daily operations. The vests will provide ballistic protection for our canine partners as they patrol each day to keep the citizens of the city of Cleveland safe.

“We rely on our canines each day to assist their human partners in efforts to reduce crime in the city of Cleveland,” said Police Chief Calvin D. Williams. “It is important to ensure the safety of each of our dogs.”

“A. Ripepi and Son’s and SRT K9 are especially happy to be a part of the effort to keep the canine officers safe,” Said Ed Ripepi. “We are proud to support the Cleveland Division of Police by providing the vests for the Canine Unit.”

“Our sincere thanks to A. Ripepi and Son’s Funeral Homes, Inc. and to SRT K9 for their generosity and making the availability of these vests possible,” said Chas W. Lane, Jr., Executive Director of the Cleveland Police Foundation.

The canines are now equipped with the vests and will utilize them daily during the course of their duties. Canine officers perform dangerous duties each day on patrol. The ballistic protection is a much needed addition to the tools utilized in routine canine law enforcement duties.