Second District Clothing Drive for the Homeless: Week One = a Great Success!


Second District Clothing Drive for the Homeless

The first week of the Second District’s effort to gather clothing for Cleveland’s homeless men and women is a great success! The effort, lead by Sergeant Mitch Sheehan, has gathered 679 pairs of socks and almost 500 pair of underwear (socks and underwear are the most requested items of clothing in shelters). For those still considering donating, items of clothing can be dropped off at the Second District now through February 2, 2015, 3481 Fulton Road.

Many thanks to those who have donated!

Sex Crimes Detectives Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Suspect

Sex Crimes Detectives Seeking ID of Suspect  15-001195 5 4705D218

Note: offenses occurred within last 3 months (approximately). Dates and exact addresses omitted to protect victim’s identities.

The Cleveland Division of Police Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit is seeking the public’s help in identifying a male wanted for aggravated robbery, burglary and theft.

The male suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’1” with a stocky build wearing a hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled tight and a black face mask. The suspect seems to target women as they are entering their homes. Thus far, three cases have been connected to this suspect occurring in public housing in the area of East 55th Street and Woodland Avenue.

The suspect has, in each case, approached the women on a silver and black bicycle. The suspect threatened the victim with a silver and black gun in each case. The suspect has made some of the victims enter their homes at gunpoint and in each case has forced the victims to remove some or all of their clothing. He has also forced one of the victims to touch herself in a sexual manner. In each case, he took their money or property from them.

This photo depicts an image of who investigators believe to be the suspect. Although the photo is blurry, investigators hope that anyone with information will contact the Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit at 216-623-5630; Cleveland Police Detectives are also working closely with the CMHA Police Department on these cases and information can be provided to their investigators as well by calling 216-391-2642.

Just look at this face! Puppy found by police now available for adoption at the Cleveland Division of Animal Control


Just look at this face!

On January 22, 2015, Cleveland Patrol Officer Jeffrey Petkac was on patrol in the Third District when he received a call to respond to the area of West 24th Street and Riverbed Road to assist an outreach worker who was checking on the homeless who stay in camps in the area.  Officer Petkac spoke with Mr. Jim Schlect, who dedicates countless hours to helping the homeless.

Mr. Schlect was concerned that a puppy had been left abandoned in one of the camping areas.  Although they could not see the puppy, they could hear her whining.  After a search of the area, they located this little gem.  She was hungry and very cold!  Her nickname is “Snowball” and she will be waiting at the Division of Animal Control to be adopted.  Remember, there are lots of animals at the kennel awaiting adoption, so if you are in the market for a new furry friend, check them out!