Halloween Observance Date, Time and Safety Tips
Halloween will be observed in the City of Cleveland on Thursday, October 31, 2013 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Listed below are recommendations for a safe Halloween:
• Adults should accompany young children and older kids should travel in groups
• Children should wear light colored clothing short enough to prevent tripping.
• Add reflective tape to increase visibility.
• Make sure children can see through their masks or use make-up.
• Avoid hard plastic or wooden props such as daggers or swords.
• Use foam or other soft and flexible materials.
• Carry and use a flashlight when it gets dark.
• Visit homes you know and stay within your own neighborhood.
• Be alert for vehicle traffic.
• Only give and accept wrapped or packaged candy.
• Parents examine all candy before allowing children to eat it and report anything
suspicious to police.
• Keep costumed children away from pets who may become frightened.
Fatal Hit Skip: 5 Year Old Victim
This morning at approximately 7:22 am, a five year old male was struck by a vehicle on Denison Avenue at West 37th Street while walking to school, crossing Denison Avenue north to south. The child was transported to MetroHealth Medical Center where he died as a result of his injuries. The vehicle which struck the child did not stop at the scene of the accident and instead continued eastbound on Denison Avenue. The vehicle is described as a light colored SUV or Caravan, license plate unknown. The vehicle may have damage to the grill or below.
The Accident Investigation Unit is on scene investigating the incident. Other vehicles were traveling in the area at the time of the incident and other drivers may have seen the hit skip vehicle. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the hit skip vehicle or the driver of the vehicle, or anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Second District at 216-623-5200 or the Hit Skip Unit at 216-623-5191. 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).
Groundbreaking Ceremony for the New 3rd District Police Headquarters: A Message from Chief McGrath
It is an honor and a privilege to announce today’s Groundbreaking for the new Third District Police Station. This is a joyous occasion, especially for the community and the officers of the Third District. Today, we break ground for an inspiring and critically needed new structure to better serve the community. The Third District started out on Payne Avenue and during the restructuring of the Division of Police, the Third District was moved to E. 105th & Chester which was the old Fifth District Police Station. The Fifth District was merged with District Three, Four and Five.
Now, a new building will be erected at 4501 Chester Avenue and will become the home of the Third District for years to come. This was a major endeavor and has been a long time coming and I want to personally thank the individuals and community partners responsible for this historic event: Mayor Frank G. Jackson, City Council, Midtown Corridor Project members, Panzica Construction, and the residents of Third District for coming together on one accord to turn the new Third District from an idea into reality. Thank you to the members of our City Council for approving this project and showing that they have faith in the Division of Police and are supportive of the hard work we do. I am very proud that the new district is in a centralized location helping officers to better serve the residents of the Third District and allowing residents easier access to the district.
In closing, I look forward to the successful completion of this project and cutting the ribbon together with our community partners. Thank you!
Photos by Steve Gusky
The Cleveland Division of Police Fourth District will operate a Sobriety Checkpoint today, Thursday, October 24, 2013. The checkpoint will operate from 7:00pm until 1:00am. The location of the Checkpoint will be on Fleet Avenue at East 57th Street.
The goal of the Division is to reduce the number of alcohol/impaired related accidents and to make the roadways safe for all drivers. Also, to educate safe driving habits and increase safety belt use.