Cleveland Police Thank the Community for Effort in Locating Missing Girl:
Last night, officers responded to the gas station at 30/Carnegie for a vehicle taken with a 3 year old girl in the rear seat. The child’s uncle went into the gas station to pay for gas with the child inside and left the keys in the vehicle’s ignition. The vehicle was taken by unknown suspects.
The child was found at the intersection of Broadway and Morton walking in the street alone a short time later by an observant citizen, Latina Miller. Ms. Miller saw the child and quickly stopped to aid her and contacted law enforcement immediately.
Popeye’s restaurant, which is near that intersection and was open only in the drive through capacity at the time, opened their doors to allow the child inside with Ms. Miller and officers to await the arrival of her mother. The restaurant also provided the little girl a free meal.
Today, the vehicle was recovered, unoccupied, in the area of East 99th Street and Dickens Avenue.
The Cleveland Division of Police thanks the citizens of this city for being observant and involved. Policing is a partnership and we must all work together to keep our community safe.