Man Wanted for Shooting Daughter

Man Wanted for Shooting Daughter

Roderick Gilcrease wanted for Felonious Assault-Arrest Warrant Issued

The Cleveland Division of Police Third District Detective Bureau is currently investigating a felonious assault shooting incident which occurred on April 11, 2015 at approximately 9:40pm at 1350 Russell Road.  The preliminary information reveals that there was an argument outside of the residence between one of the victims and her father (the suspect) and other individuals.  The argument escalated, becoming a physical fight, at which point the suspect drew a handgun and fired, shooting his 20 year old daughter in the groin area and a family friend twice in the leg.  The suspect then fled the area.

Both victims were conveyed to MetroHealth Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.  Roderick Gilcrease is a 44 year old black male; he is 5’7, 195 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.  Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Mr. Gilcrease is asked to contact Third District Detectives at 216-623-5318.


Police Seek the Public’s Help in Identifying Aggravated Robbery Suspects

Police Seek the Public’s Help in Identifying Aggravated Robbery Suspects

The Cleveland Division of Police First District Detective Bureau is currently investigating an aggravated robbery incident which occurred on April 13, 2015 at approximately 11:00pm at the Convenient Food Mart located at 3584 West 105th Street. Suspects are seen on store surveillance video entering the store, pointing a silver handgun at the clerk, taking money from the register and leaving.

One suspect appears to have tattoos with script type writing across the top of both wrists.

These suspects are wanted for other aggravated robberies as well, including one at a west side McDonald’s and one at a west side Verizon store.

Anyone with information regarding the identification of these suspects is asked to contact First District Detectives at 216-623-2509 or 216-623-5118.

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Vehicle Auction This Saturday, April 18, 2015 (PHOTOS)

Need a Car, SUV or Mini-van?

Hummer, Cadillac, Volvo, Audi and more!

 Approximately seventy-six (76) vehicles including motorcycles and ATV’s will be up for sale 

CLEVELAND – On Saturday, April 18, 2015, beginning at 9:00 a.m., the Cleveland Division of Police will be auctioning off vehicles that have been abandoned or forfeited to the City of Cleveland.  The public is invited to the Cleveland Division of Police Impound Lot #2 located at 4300 Bradley Rd. Cleveland, Ohio, where the event will take place rain or shine.

Approximately seventy-six (76) vehicles will be auctioned off. The impound lot will open at 8:00 a.m. to view the vehicles and the auction will begin at 9:00 a.m. sharp.  All sales are final.  None of the vehicles come with a warranty or guarantee.  As always there is 10 % cash down payment for the winning bid and the remainder within five (5) days.

Monies generated from the sale of the forfeited vehicles will go to the Law Enforcement Trust Fund (LETF).  The LETF is used to purchase items and to fund investigations in furtherance of law enforcement. The fund has been used to purchase such items as personal body armor, on-board mobile computers for police patrol cars and has funded investigations involving internet crimes against children.  Monies generated from the sale of abandoned vehicles will go the General Fund.

For more information, the public can contact the Cleveland Division of Police Vehicle Custodial Unit at 216.623.5342.

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Traffic Advisory: Morning Commute/E. 6th Street

Due to the current unstable and hazardous condition of the building at 1912 E. 6th the Bureau of Traffic has announced the following road closures.


E. 6th street Euclid to Superior

Westbound traffic on Euclid Ave from E. 9th to E. 6th.

These road closures will remain in effect until further notice.

Motorists and pedestrians are being asked to avoid the area and seek alternate routes.

134th Cleveland Police Academy Begins Today

134th Cleveland Police Academy Begins Today

Rigorous twenty-seven week training will prepare Forty-one recruits for service to city residents 

CLEVELANDMayor Frank G. Jackson, Safety Director Michael McGrath and Chief of Police Calvin D. Williams proudly announce the start of the 134th Police Academy class of the Cleveland Division of Police on Monday, April 13, 2015.  Forty-one new recruits reported to the Justice Center at 8 a.m. today for the first day of what will be twenty-seven weeks of intensive police training.

Those attending the academy were selected from a Civil Service exam for the position of Patrol Officer administered in March, 2013. Candidates underwent a battery of tests and a comprehensive background check before being tendered a conditional offer of employment.  Those selected will be given over 1100 hours of instruction in police tactics, criminal law, community diversity and crisis intervention training.  Cleveland Police recruits will receive training specifically to prepare our future officers to be responsive to the needs of our community. The new officers are scheduled to graduate from the Cleveland Police Academy in October of 2015.