Suspects Arrested in Rash of Crimes in Tremont Neighborhood
CLEVELAND – Cleveland Division of Police Chief Calvin Williams announced that five individuals have been arrested on various felony charges for a rash of crimes occurring recently in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood. These suspects will be charged with crimes including Aggravated Robbery, Grand Theft Motor Vehicle and Receiving Stolen Property.
The crime spree ran from July 25, 2015 through August 20, 2015; a total of seven cars were taken at gunpoint while other victims were robbed at gunpoint while walking. Five of the car-jackings occurred within 500 feet of one another in the Tremont neighborhood. These violent crimes involved not only the loss of property, but saw victims suffer injuries as they were assaulted.
Officers of the Beachwood Police Department located one of the vehicles taken in a carjacking and subsequently arrested both Turvante Taylor and D’Wan Dillard. Property and evidence inside of this stolen vehicle linked the suspects to other Tremont crimes.
Investigators worked tirelessly to identify and arrest the remaining suspects, interviewing victims and witnesses, analyzing video surveillance and tracking evidence. Kenneth Jackson and Antoine Palmer were arrested and Calvin Rembert turned himself in to investigators yesterday at the Justice Center.
“The investigators in this effort are to be commended for their relentless pursuit of these suspects. We thank our law enforcement partners throughout Northeast Ohio for their support; it is through teamwork and partnerships that crimes like these are solved,” said Police Chief Calvin Williams.
The arrests are a result of a collaborative effort between investigators from the Cleveland Division of Police, the Cuyahoga County Sherriff’s Office, the Beachwood Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Marshals Service.