The Cleveland Division of Police is committed to providing up to date information regarding the safe return of Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Georgina DeJesus. This will be the last update of the evening as the Joint Information Center will be standing down between midnight and 6 a.m. The JIC will be activated again at 6:00 a.m. We do not anticipate any breaking news overnight. However, media can monitor @CLEPolice in the event that news does break.
Reminder: Media are encouraged to confirm reports from unofficial sources prior to presenting information to the public. For example, we have received multiple media inquiries regarding reports of naked women and women in chains at the Seymour home. Upon researching our call intake system extensively, only two calls for service from police are shown at that address. One call was from the resident, Ariel Castro, reporting a fight in the street. The second call was in relation to an incident regarding Ariel Castro and his duties as a bus driver. Police investigated the possibility that Castro had left a child unattended on a school bus. The investigation included an interview with Castro; however, officers did not enter the home. No charges were filed in that incident.
At this time, there have not been charges filed against the males arrested. All three males remain in police custody in the Central Prison Unit at Cleveland Police Headquarters. Although the usual protocol between the Cleveland Division of Police and the Cleveland Municipal Court is that detectives file charges within 36 hours, Administrative Judge Ronald B. Adrine has extended the charging period in this case to 48 hours, which is within the federal mandate for charging time.