Cleveland Police Dispatchers provide Merry Memories and Christmas Joy to Families in Need
Chief Dispatcher Renee Foley and Dispatcher Jennifer O’Malley wanted the dispatch center adopt some families in need during the holiday season. They requested that their Commander approve a $30.00 dollar per dispatcher dress down fund to meet the monetary needs to accomplish their goal. Just three short weeks ago, they decided to host a small fund raiser to try and collect more funding. The Cleveland Police Patrolman’s Association allowed the dispatchers to use the union hall to accommodate guests. $20.00 tickets were sold to include dinner for all that attended and ticket sales exploded. Requests were sent out to all districts to supply information on needy families throughout the city.
The goal was set to provide each family with a Christmas that would include a Christmas dinner and gifts. Over 15 families will be provided for with help from PAL and the CPPA. Over 50 businesses in the Cleveland area made donations including gift certificates and goods to raffle off at the fund raiser, which was held on Friday, November 29, 2013 to collect money to accommodate more families. Funds leftover will be contributed to the annual Cops, Kida and Christmas function on December 21, 2013.
Stay tuned for photos and updates on how many families receive Merry Memories from CPD Dispatch! Wonderful job, ladies!
Aggravated Robbery Suspect Arrested:
Angel David Santana Maisonet was arrested this morning by a Grafton Police Officer and an Auxiliary Police Officer. A resident called Grafton PD stating that his barn had been entered and rummaged through. Officers arrived and checked the premises, locating the suspect inside of a camper. The Cleveland Division of Police will transport Maisonet back to Cleveland where he will face multiple charges.
Suspect Wanted for Aggravated Robbery:
Cleveland Division of Police Second District officers responded to the area of West 32nd Street and Lorain Avenue for a suspect who is wanted for Aggravated Robbery/Motor Vehicle and is a suspect in several other Aggravated Robberies. The suspect had been seen in the area earlier in the day and broadcasts to check the area for the suspect/vehicle were repeated throughout the day. Upon arrival, officers located the suspect’s vehicle, a burgundy 4 door Honda, driven by the suspect. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle by activating their overhead lights and sirens. The driver of the vehicle refused to stop and fled from officers.
Cleveland Division of Police officers were joined in the pursuit of the vehicle by assisting agencies as the pursuit left the City of Cleveland. The Ohio State Highway Patrol assumed the lead in the pursuit. Stop sticks were deployed by North Ridgeville PD and OHSP and were effective in deflating all of the tires on the suspect vehicle; however the suspect vehicle continued to flee at a low rate of speed. The suspect vehicle came to a stop near the intersection of Route 57 and Route 83 in Grafton Township and the suspect fled into a wooded area on foot.
The area in which the suspect was last seen was searched extensively by officers and canines from multiple agencies. The suspect was not located.
Suspect: Angel David Santana Maisonet HM 44, last seen wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and khaki pants. Suspect is possibly armed with a handgun.
Happy Thanksgiving from the men and women of the Cleveland Division of Police! Remember that not everyone gets to spend Thanksgiving Day at home with their families. Please take a moment out of your day and give thanks to the Police Officers, Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers and other safety force members who work today to keep us safe. Remember, also, our troops throughout the United States and overseas far from their families and loved ones on this holiday. “Thank YOU” to all who are serving us today.
Please use good judgment during your celebrations today:
- Don’t drink and drive. We have room for you in the jail if you do and private rooms are going fast. Your roommate will likely be drunk and will probably smell.
- Don’t punch out your relatives.
- Don’t burn down your house with the turkey fryer.
- Don’t burn down your garage or neighbor’s house with the turkey fryer. Fire is busy enough.
- Don’t drink and drive.
Happy Thanksgiving! That is all!
Sobriety Checkpoint Tonight:
The Cleveland Division of Police Bureau of Traffic will be operating a sobriety checkpoint at Clark Avenue and West 30th Street. The checkpoint will start at 11:00 pm and end at 2:00 am.
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.