Police Seek Public’s Help in Identifying B&E/Theft Suspects

The Cleveland Division of Police First District Detective Bureau is currently investigating a Breaking and Entering/Theft case which occurred on December 15, 2014 at approximately 7:30 am at Tom’s Food Market, 8202 Denison Avenue.  The males seen in these surveillance video photos are suspected of breaking into the business, damaging property and stealing merchandise.  Anyone with information regarding the identification of these suspects is asked to contact the First District Detective Bureau at 216-623-5118.

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Cleveland Police Chief to Browns Player Andrew Hawkins: “No apology is necessary”

A quote from Cleveland Division of Police Chief Calvin D. Williams regarding comments made by Cleveland Police Patrolman’s Association President Jeffrey Follmer toward Cleveland Browns Player Andrew Hawkins:

“It is important to note that the comments made by Mr. Folmer do not represent the views of the Cleveland Division of Police. The Division of Police respects the rights of individuals to peacefully demonstrate their personal views and opinions. Mr. Hawkins was certainly well within his rights to express his views and no apology is necessary.”

Police Seek the Public’s Help in Locating Missing Male

Police Seek the Public’s Help in Locating Missing Male

The Cleveland Division of Police is currently seeking the public’s help in locating a male missing since September 28, 2014.  John Vitanza is a white male, age 41, 5’6” and 145 pounds.  He has brown hair and blue eyes.  Mr. Vitanza was reported missing by family members.

John J. Vitanza

Cleveland Division of Police Seeks Public’s Help in Providing Information in Homicide Cases

FF Walker Wright

Cleveland Division of Police Seeks Public’s Help in Providing Information in Homicide Cases

The Cleveland Division of Police is asking for the public’s assistance in providing information relative to the murder of William Walker, A Cleveland Firefighter who was shot and killed last November in the driveway of his home and Firefighter Theodore Wright, who was shot and killed while driving in the area of E. 71/Claasen Avenue in May of this year.

“Last November, we lost two members of the Division of Fire.  Firefighter William Walker was a 15-year veteran of the Division.  His life was taken in a tragic and senseless act.  In addition, Firefighter Theodore Wright was killed.  Firefighter Walker and Firefighter Wright leave behind not only their own families to grieve, but their brothers and sisters here within the Division of Fire as well.  Through the fundraising efforts of Cleveland Firefighters, $20,000.00 has been raised to add to the existing Crimestoppers reward.  We sincerely hope that someone will step forward to help bring these killers to justice.” – Chief Patrick Kelly, Cleveland Division of Fire

“Homicide Investigators within the Cleveland Division of Police have remained dedicated to this case and to finding these suspects and taking them off of our streets.  We have conducted many interviews and followed up on many leads.  Our officers have gone out into the community and conducted knock and talks, conferring with area residents, but have yet to obtain information that leads to an arrest in either case.  The Crimestoppers reward now totals $12,000.00 for each case.  We are asking that anyone with information call our homicide unit at 216-623-5464.” – Deputy Chief Edward Tomba, Cleveland Division of Police