Need a Car, SUV or Mini-van? Cadillac, Honda, Jeep, Dodge and more! Vehicle Auction June 28, 2014

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Approximately sixty-four (64) vehicles will be up for sale

On Saturday, June 28, 2014, beginning at 9:00 a.m., the Cleveland Division of Police will be auctioning off vehicles that have been abandoned or forfeited to the City of Cleveland. The public is invited to the Cleveland Division of Police Impound Lot #2 located at 4300 Bradley Rd. Cleveland, Ohio, where the event will take place rain or shine.

Approximately sixty-four (64) vehicles will be auctioned off. The impound lot will open at 8:00 a.m. to view the vehicles and the auction will begin at 9:00 a.m. sharp. All sales are final. None of the vehicles come with a warranty or guarantee. As always there is 10 % cash down payment for the winning bid and the remainder within five (5) days.

Monies generated from the sale of the forfeited vehicles will go to the Law Enforcement Trust Fund (LETF). The LETF is used to purchase items and to fund investigations in furtherance of law enforcement. The fund has been used to purchase such items as personal body armor, on-board mobile computers for police patrol cars and has funded investigations involving internet crimes against children. Monies generated from the sale of abandoned vehicles will go the General Fund.

For more information, the public can contact the Cleveland Division of Police Vehicle Custodial Unit at 216.623.5342.

Fourth District Officers Rescue Abused Dog, Charge Suspect with Cruelty to Animals

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Fourth District Officers Rescue Abused Dog, Charge Suspect with Cruelty to Animals
On June 15, 2014 at 2:30 am, Fourth District Officers Neil Pesta and Brian Kellums responded to East 138th Street and Harvard Avenue for a call for a male beating a dog in the middle of the street. Upon their arrival, they were met by witnesses, one of whom had the dog. The witnesses reported to officers that they had witnessed a male beating the dog with a leather belt and then strike the dog in the face with a brick and choke him. One of the witnesses had convinced the suspect to give him the dog.

The dog had injuries to his face, legs and paws. Officers reported that the dog jumped into the front seat of their zone car and took a seat on the floor. Officers were able to ascertain the name of the suspect through witness statements, but when they went to his door, he was not home.

Officers James Thomas and John Mullin responded to the area for further investigation and were instrumental in obtaining additional witness statements. Thanks to witnesses coming forward, Officer Pesta was able to confer with the City Prosecutor’s Office and obtain a warrant for the suspect.

Peris Rice was arraigned today in Cleveland Municipal Court. He plead not guilty to charges of Cruelty to Animals and was given a $5,000.00 bond.
The dog was treated for his injuries at VCA Great Lakes Vet Specialists and was taken in for fostering by Patrol Officer Brandon Melbar. Officer Melbar has since decided to adopt the dog and has named him Harvard. Judging from the photos, Harvard seems to be settling into his new home quite comfortably!

Costs for treatment and follow-up care were paid for by Badges for Bullies. To get involved and donate to Harvard’s care, contact the organization at

You are on the HOT seat if you want to apply to be a Cleveland Firefighter! Only TWO days left to apply:

Fire Academy
Cleveland Firefighter Entrance Examination
•Date: Saturday, June 28, 2014
•Location: Cleveland Public Auditorium
•Address: 500 Lakeside Avenue, 44114
•Time: 9:00 a.m.

Cleveland Firefighter Applications Now Available
•Filing Period: June 2, 2014 thru June 12, 2014
•Location: Cleveland Public Auditorium
•Address: 500 Lakeside Avenue, 44114
•Weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
•Saturday, June 07, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Additional Application Filing Locations
Date: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
•Location: Estabrook Recreation Center
•Address: 4125 Fulton Road
•Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
•Date: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
•Location: John F. Kennedy Recreation Center
•Address: 17300 Harvard Avenue
•Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

@CLEpolice Homicide Unit Investigating Death of 2 Year Old Child (video-Chief Speaks to Media)

The Cleveland Division of Police is currently investigating the death of a 2 year old male child which occurred on June 10, 2014 at approximately 5:30am. Below are the circumstances of this incident:

• Officers responded to Lutheran Hospital for a 2 year old victim of a GSW at 530am
• Shooting occurred at 2522(B) Division
• Mother and father engaged in verbal argument and physical altercation
• At some point during the altercation the father was outside and fired a weapon into the window of the residence
• Victim was awake and standing on a landing when he was struck in the head with a single shot
• Suspect gave child to another relative and he was transported via private auto to Lutheran
• Suspect discarded weapon into a garbage can in the rear of 2822 Division and then fled in a car
• Suspect located at 1245 W 45 near the Garret Morgan Water Treatment Plant and detained by a Public Utilities Police Officer
• Weapon was seized and taken as evidence

Chief Williams in a media advisory today noted that the suspect, who is the victim’s father, is a convicted felon who should not have been in possession of a weapon at all. See the full interview here: