Police Seek The Public’s Help in Locating Male Wanted on Warrant for B&E and Theft

The Cleveland Division of Police Fourth District Detective Bureau is seeking the public’s help in locating a male wanted for Breaking and Entering and theft at the Bethany Christian Church located at 3940 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.  Lenel Barnes is described as a black male, 41 years old, standing 5’9” tall and weighing 162 pounds.  Barnes is also the suspect in other related offenses.  Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Lenel Barnes is asked to contact the Fourth District Detective Bureau at 216-623-5418.  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).

Lenel Barnes

Thanks from a Citizen:

This morning, a woman called Chief Michael McGrath’s office to give her thanks to Sergeant Robert Bartos for helping her son on Monday, May 20, 2013.  The woman was quite emotional in recounting this moving story.  She said that her son became extremely ill as he was driving to his home in Cleveland.  Her son had experienced internal bleeding which had caused his blood pressure to drop dramatically.  He stopped his vehicle and asked Sergeant Bartos for help.  The Sergeant called for EMS to assist and after they transported the man to the hospital, Sergeant Bartos called his mother to inform her of her son’s experience.  The woman caller said she was completely petrified and therefore became confused as to how to get to the hospital.  Sergeant Bartos, realizing she was frightened, provided her directions and then met with her and escorted her directly to the hospital.

The woman caller said “First and foremost, he saved my son’s life and secondly he helped me personally through probably the worst day of my life. Please acknowledge this gentleman for his professional and caring mannerism. I respect your Police force and have told my story to many on how this tragedy for my family had a happy ending because of Sergeant Bartos”.

Thank you to this citizen for taking the time to call in to thank one of our members.  And to Sergeant Bartos, Nice Job!

Police Seek the Public’s Help in Solving Hit-Skip of Bicyclist

The Cleveland Division of Police Accident Investigation Unit is currently investigating the possible hit-skip of a 42 year old male bicyclist.  The accident occurred on May 16th 2013, between 10:30 am and 11:00 am in the area of West 112th Street and Madison Avenue.  Investigators believe the bicyclist was traveling Eastbound on Madison Avenue.  He was found seriously injured after he was apparently struck by an unidentified vehicle.  Due to his injuries, the victim has not yet been able to speak with police.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Cleveland Division of Police Accident Investigation Unit at 216-623-5290.