The Cleveland Division of Police First District Detective Bureau is seeking the public’s help in locating a missing male. Michael J. Hodge has been missing since March 21, 2004 and was last seen at his home in the 4500 block of West 172nd Street. Michael is now 51 years old. he is a white male, 5’10” tall and weighs about 140 pounds. He has red hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Michael Hodge is asked to contact investigators at 216-623-5118.
Victim: female, age 28
The Cleveland Division of Police Fourth District Detective Bureau is currently investigating a robbery incident which occurred on February 10, 2016 at approximately 1:40 am at East 93rd Street and Carton. Victim reported she was walking home from the store and noticed two vehicles following her. She continued walking east on Carton when a black male, late teens or early 20s, exited one of the vehicles and ordered her to give up her money, pointing a silver handgun at her. The suspect then began searching through her pockets, taking $64.00, 2 cans of sprite and 3 black and mild cigars.
The suspect then got into one of two vehicles which fled: a white Kia Sole which was followed by a black Kia Optima. A total of four suspects were in the two vehicles and as they passed the victim, one suspect said “Maybe you should get into the back seat and suck our dicks.” Victim continued walking home when the black Kia returned and suspects offered victim a ride. Victim refused but was able to obtain the license plate, GGC2974, which lists to a black Kia Optima reported stolen. (The Optima was taken last evening from 5319 Broadway Avenue, the victim parked the vehicle, leaving it running, went into a pizza shop to purchase food and returned to find her vehicle was missing.)
The white Kia Sole was located was located in a field at East 89/Laisy unoccupied. (This Kia was reported stolen on February 7, 2016 from 1840 E. 86th Street.) While in the process of towing this vehicle for evidence, the black Kia passed officers.
The vehicle was spotted again at East 110/Union at which point officers followed the vehicle until back up zone cars arrived and a pursuit of the vehicle occurred. The pursuit of the vehicle was terminated and reengaged several times as officers would lose sight of the suspect vehicle, according to pursuit policy, and to ensure the safety of citizens travelling on the roadways. The vehicle was not located and no arrests have been made. The vehicle has been spotted multiple times in the Fourth District, most recently at about 12pm today.
During the course of the pursuit there was a collision that occurred damaging two zone cars. No civilian vehicles were damaged, no other property damage occurred and no injuries were reported. Both zone cars remained drivable.
Cleveland Police Thank the Community for Effort in Locating Missing Girl:
Last night, officers responded to the gas station at 30/Carnegie for a vehicle taken with a 3 year old girl in the rear seat. The child’s uncle went into the gas station to pay for gas with the child inside and left the keys in the vehicle’s ignition. The vehicle was taken by unknown suspects.
The child was found at the intersection of Broadway and Morton walking in the street alone a short time later by an observant citizen, Latina Miller. Ms. Miller saw the child and quickly stopped to aid her and contacted law enforcement immediately.
Popeye’s restaurant, which is near that intersection and was open only in the drive through capacity at the time, opened their doors to allow the child inside with Ms. Miller and officers to await the arrival of her mother. The restaurant also provided the little girl a free meal.
Today, the vehicle was recovered, unoccupied, in the area of East 99th Street and Dickens Avenue.
The Cleveland Division of Police thanks the citizens of this city for being observant and involved. Policing is a partnership and we must all work together to keep our community safe.
Third district officers are investigating a theft of a motor vehicle with a child inside which occurred at 8pm today. The child has been found.
Officers responded to the gas station at 30/Carnegie for a vehicle taken with a 3 year old female child in the rear seat.
The child’s uncle went into the gas station to pay for gas with the child inside and keys in ignition. The vehicle was taken by unknown suspects.
The child was found at Broadway/Morton walking in the street alone a short time later. She is being checked by EMS but appears unharmed.
Vehicle is still missing. It is a Chevy Equinox, gold in color with Ohio license plate GML9618
Need to ID Aggravated Robbery/Kidnapping Suspects (VIDEO)
The Cleveland Division of Police First District Detective Bureau is currently seeking the public’s help in identifying two Aggravated Robbery/Kidnapping suspects.
On February 3, 2016 at approximately 310am, officers received an assignment to respond to 10606 Bellaire for a robbery at gunpoint. Upon arrival, they spoke with victim who reported that two masked men entered the GasWay at gunpoint and took the money from the cash register. One suspect was a black male, 20s, 5’8/140 pounds wearing a red jacket, red hoodie, black pants and a black mask or hat completely covering his face. He entered the store brandishing a silver revolver, demanding she open the cash register. The second suspect, black male, 20s, 5’8/140 pounds, wearing a black jacket, black jeans and had a white face mask with an opening just to show his nose and eyes brandished a black semiautomatic handgun and stood at the door as a lookout.
Anyone with information regarding the identity of these suspects is asked to contact First District Investigators at 216-623-2532. 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).