First District Detectives Arrest Male Wanted for Aggravated Burglary and Theft; Victim is 91 Year Old Woman.

Dean Murphy

On September 17, 2013 at approximately noon, First District officers responded to a home in the 14400 block of Alger Road for a report of a place entered.  Upon arrival, officers found the 91 year old female victim kneeling on the floor, bleeding from the mouth and side of her neck.  She told officers that a male had entered her home through the back door.  She confronted him in the hallway and he punched her in her face, knocking her to the floor.  The male then went upstairs at which time the woman was able to get to a phone and call police.  The suspect then spoke to victim, even called her by her correct name.  He then took her purse and fled from the home.  Officers arrived quickly and searched for the suspect.  They interviewed neighbors, postal carriers, construction workers and UPS workers.

First District Detectives worked quickly to identify and arrest 40 year old Dean Murphy early this morning.  He was arrested for Aggravated Burglary and Theft and remains in the Central Prison Unit awaiting charges.

POLICE SEEK PUBLIC’S HELP IN LOCATING FEMALE; POSSIBLE ABDUCTION:

Prescious SA Johnson

The Cleveland Division of Police is currently seeking the public’s help in locating a female who stated that she had been abducted.  Today at 5:45 a.m., a female entered the Marathon Gas Station located at E. 55th & Woodland Avenue and made a purchase. While making the purchase the female stated to the clerk that she had been abducted. The female then exited the store and got into the front passenger seat of a red Saturn Vue SUV license plate EJD3640. The driver of the vehicle appeared to be a male, nothing further on his description. The clerk further stated that the female appeared to have an injury to her right eye.

Through an investigation by Third District Officers the female has been identified as Prescious Starr Alison Johnson, black female 27 years of age. Johnson was reported to be wearing a pink hooded sweatshirt and light blue jeans at the time of the incident.

The Cleveland Division of Police is asking that anyone with information as to the whereabouts of the Prescious Starr Alison Johnson  or the pink Saturn Vue SUV license plate EJD3640 is asked to contact the Cleveland Division of Police at 216-623-3092. Anonymous information can be given to Crime Stoppers by calling 216.252.7463 or Text messaging: Text TIP657 plus your message to Crimes (274637).