POLICE SEEK TO IDENTIFY DRIVER IN FELONY HIT SKIP WHO CRITICALLY INJURED A 13 YEAR OLD BOY

The Cleveland Division of Police is seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect wanted in a felony hit skip which critically injured a 13 year old boy. On February 22, 2018 at approximately 9:20pm, a vehicle being pursued by East Cleveland Police entered the City of Cleveland and struck the boy as he crossed St. Clair Avenue near Eddy Road.  The boy suffered severe injuries and remains hospitalized.  The driver fled the scene and the vehicle was later discovered to have been burned and abandoned. Investigators within the Accident Investigation Unit urge anyone with information to contact police at 216-623-5809.  Anonymous information can be given to Crime Stoppers by calling 216-252-7463 or via text message: text TIP657 plus your message to Crimes (274637).

FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK: JOHN FOBEL- WANTED FOR PAROLE VIOLATION, FAILURE TO REGISTER AS SEX OFFENDER

J. FobelFUGITIVE: JOHN FOBEL

 

 

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is offering a reward for information which would lead to the capture of fugitive John Fobel. Fobel is wanted by the United States Marshals Service and the Ohio Adult Parole Authority for being a violator at large with an underlying charge of failure to register as a sex offender.

 

Fobel, 48, is a white male, standing approximately 5 feet 8 inches and weighing 210 pounds. Fobel’s last known address is the 10200 Block of Champion Ave, Cleveland.

 

If you have any information in reference to John Fobel, please contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED or Text keyword WANTED and tip to 847411 (tip411). Tipsters can remain anonymous and reward money is available.

 

FRAUD INVESTIGATION – INTERNET SCAM- PHONE LINE ADDED FOR POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL VICTIMS

D. Brown

The Cleveland Division of Police is currently investigating a complaint of possible fraud being conducted by the wife of a retired Cleveland Police Officer.  The female is suspected of making fraudulent claims regarding her medical condition(s).  She is also suspected to have solicited donations via social media with online campaigns. Investigators are still gathering evidence pertaining to the female’s medical records. 

The Police Officer associated with the case retired as of February 7, 2018. 

Area hospitals have issued statements to their employees and patients to be aware of her presence in order to ensure that their patients are safe.  Charges have not been filed in this case.  The Investigation remains ongoing. 

Investigators continue to work to identify victims of this fraud.  Anyone who believes they have contributed to accounts on behalf of Dawn Brown, or anyone with information regarding this matter,  is asked to contact the Division of Police at 216-623-5346 .

 

SUSPECT ID NEEDED: ASSAULT AT ASIA PLAZA 2999 PAYNE AVE

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Police seek the public’s help to identify a male wanted for felonious assault. On January 31, 2018 at approximately 11am, the victim, who owns a jewelry store inside of the Asia Plaza at 2999 Payne Avenue, was approached from behind as he walked into the store.  The male suspect then sprayed the victim with pepper spray and ran out of the store.  The suspect is seen in the attached photo.  Anyone with information regarding the identity of this male is asked to contact detectives at 216-623-5318.  Anonymous information can be given to Crime Stoppers by calling 216-252-7463 or via text message: text TIP657 plus your message to Crimes (274637).

 

Missing Adult: Aurea Cruz

Missing: Aurea E. CruzHispanic female age 74, 5’2, 140 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes. 

Has not been seen for several weeks. 
On February 15, 2017 at at 8pm, officers responded to the missing person’s home in the 2000 block of W. 105th Street for a welfare check. Family reported she had not been seen or heard from in several weeks. The missing female was last seen on or about January 25, 2018. Anyone with information regarding this matter is asked to contact investigators at 216-623-5118.