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Bank Robber Gives Teller Note with Name On It

Bank Robber Gives Teller Note with Name On It
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CLEVELAND, OHIO – A man accused by Cleveland Police of robbing a local bank was identified and apprehended by officers. As luck would have it for the Cleveland Police Department, the note the bank robber suspect offered the teller demanding money also had his name and address written on it.

According to the Cleveland Police Department, Michael Harrell, 54, presented a note which outlined demands for the teller to give him money at the U.S. Bank located at 7993 Euclid Avenue. The incident went down at around 11:15 in the morning.

Detectives go on to say the teller, as is protocol, complied with the suspect’s demands. She turned over what amounted to an undetermined pile of cash, hoping the suspect would quickly flee. In this case, the suspect did exit the bank without incident.

The FBI official appointed to this particular case did validate that the note provided by the suspect had his name and address on the rear of it. Certainly, it was a good piece of fortune for the prospects of catching the robber. And it did, in fact, help accelerate the investigation. Harrell was captured by the Cleveland Police Department later that day.

Any updates on the case will be provided as they become available.

Arrests Made After Shots Fired at Cops

Arrests Made After Shots Fired at Cops

CLEVELAND, OHIO – A Cleveland Police Officer shot a man in the arm and five additional people were arrested during an incident on Thursday. The police were attempting to execute a search warrant when the suspects fired several rounds at them.

According to the Cleveland Police Department, all of this went down around 7:30 in the morning on Thursday. The Cleveland Division of Police and Swat attempted to execute a search warrant intended for a male who had a violent felony warrant issued. Officers attempted to enter the address at 4340 W. 132nd Street when the melee broke out.

During their attempt to execute the warrant, the officers were confronted with a barrage of gunfire from an unknown male assailant. Cleveland Police officers responded with their own gunfire and somewhere in the exchange wounded the male suspect in the arm.

The police supplied the suspect with the necessary medical treatment until EMS personnel arrived on the scene. From there, the suspect was transported to the hospital. Currently, he’s admitted into the hospital and being cared for with what are termed non-life threatening injuries.

Police officers also arrested the five other suspects on the premises when gunfire erupted. This included the man who was named in the original warrant.

As far as the officers involved in the shootout, all were medically checked while at the scene. They were all deemed fine.

Officials are still investigating the incident.

Odell Beckham purchases custom Rolls Royce

Odell Beckham purchases custom Rolls Royce

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cleveland Browns player Odell Beckham Jr. bought a Rolls Royce. Additionally, he had it customized.


Specifically, 26-year-old wide receiver Beckham ordered a Browns-themed vehicle. Beckham also goes by the nickname OBJ.


Dreamworks Motor Sports (DMS) delivered the vehicle recently. Furthermore, the auto company made a post on their Instagram page. The post described the vehicle in more detail.


Additionally, DMS added that the Rolls Royce features 26″ wheels, floating Rolls Royce center caps, and a customized OBJ catch emblem. Moreover, the car has a custom Dog Pound orange wrap.


Also, Beckham posted his own Instagram video. The video shows his emblem popping out of the car’s hood. OBJ captioned the video: ” ‘Picture me on da frontta da roof like this!!!’ Preciate u family !!!!’ “


Additionally, OBJ recently appeared at the Met Gala in New York City. The night’s theme was “Camp: Notes on Fashion”. He wore a tuxedo jacket without sleeves. He added a black hat and kilt to the look. Finally, he added a diamond bracelet and cross necklace.


Previously, OBJ skipped Cleveland’s voluntary workouts in April. He was criticized for not taking part in these workouts. OBJ used Instagram to fire back at his critics. He posted pictures and videos of him working out in Los Angeles, California.


However, he was back to practicing with his teammates by mid-May.


Two Dead in Early Morning Shooting

Two Dead in Early Morning Shooting

CLEVELAND, OH – Two men were fatally shot and two other people were injured by gunfire in an early morning shooting. Apparently, the violence erupted in a parking lot outside a social club in Cleveland’s Clark-Fulton area.

The gunfire started at roughly 1 a.m. at Club Alma Yaucana. It’s located on West 25th Street and Barber Avenue. As it turns out, the club is exclusively for Puerto Rican residents, according to its Facebook page.

Currently, police have made no arrests. Though police allege that there was a fight in the parking lot that spurred the gun violence. Unfortunately, Giovanni Santana-Rojas, 36, died from the shooting, per officials at the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s office. Additionally, Rojas’s wife also confirmed the news. Police discovered his body in the parking lot.

Furthermore, a 32-year-old man died at the MetroHealth Medical Center. Medical personnel rushed him from the scene, according to police. However, police haven’t identified the man yet.

Additionally, an ambulance transported a 26-year-old male to Metro Health. The man is listed in critical condition. Also, the hospital lists a 25-year-old woman in serious condition from the incident. Her status was confirmed by Cleveland EMS.

Detectives at the scene identified at least 26 pieces of evidence in the ongoing investigation. Included among the evidence were bullet casings, clothes, and bullet-riddled cars. In fact, officials removed five cars and trucks from the scene.

A dozen family members of the victims showed up later in the parking lot. They cried and hugged at the loss. Also, a man, who remained anonymous, says his mother heard two loud booms, like shotgun blasts, followed by gunfire.

According to Cleveland police, the owner of the club is cooperating.

Cleveland Woman Kidnapped from Gas Station

Cleveland Woman Kidnapped from Gas Station

CLEVELAND, OHIO – A 27-year-old man informed police that his girlfriend, 24 years old, was kidnapped from a gas station Sunday morning on the city’s West Side.

According to a post on the Cleveland Police First District Facebook page, Christine McKeever was last spotted at the Speedy Gas Station at West 136th Street and Lorain Avenue at about 1:30 a.m. The station is located in the city’s Jefferson neighborhood.

The boyfriend indicated that while they live in the Buckeye-Woodhill neighborhood, Christine was on the West Side for a visit with her children. Apparently, she then called her boyfriend upset that she’d gotten the visitation dates confused and wasn’t allowed to see her children.

Police then say the man reportedly drove to the West Side and picked up McKeever. From there, the couple visited Bar CLE on Lorain Avenue. Here the boyfriend says they played pool and enjoyed a couple of drinks.

Visit to Gas Station

Afterwards the couple was outside the bar, discussing an argument, when, according to the boyfriend, McKeever walked to the nearby gas station. He says he was sitting in the driver’s seat when he noticed McKeever in his rearview chatting with somebody in a car at the station.

The post on the Cleveland First District Facebook page, then says the girlfriend waved her arms above her head and looked in the boyfriend’s direction. After that, the boyfriend says a man got out of the car and threw the woman into the backseat. Then they sped away.

The report also says the boyfriend chased after the car only to lose it before getting close. He claims not to have seen its make or model. The boyfriend headed home hoping to find her at home, though she wasn’t.

Finally, the Facebook post indicates that when calls are made to McKeever’s phone it goes right to voicemail. The boyfriend has no idea where she could be.

Cleveland police are currently investigating the mysterious disappearance. Anyone with information should call First District detectives at 216-623-5118 or 216-623-2508.

Child Starts Fire in Cleveland Home!

Child Starts Fire in Cleveland Home!

CLEVELAND, OH – A dangerous fire tore through a Cleveland home this morning, in the Old Brooklyn neighborhood. And, fire investigators believe that a child was the cause of the Cleveland fire. A child was playing with a lighter, which ignited a fire and caused the house to go up in flames.

The fire started around 9:30 in the morning, when four people were in the home. According to the fire investigators, this occurred on Hood Avenue near Broadview Road. The home was a duplex with a bottom and upper unit. Luckily, a man escaped from the upper unit, and a family consisting of a woman, her fiancé, and her four-year-old son escaped from the bottom unit. Fire investigators believe that the four-year-old boy playing with a lighter started the accidental fire.

Neighbors of the family hurried to the scene when they saw flames from their residence. However, the residents inside escaped only moments later. Emergency medical personnel evaluated those who were in the building. It is unclear if anyone suffered any major injuries.

Unfortunately, the home endured a lot of damage due to the fire. As a result, emergency crews called the American Red Cross to the scene. They are going to provide assistance to the residents of the home.

Residents are encouraged to remember fire safety tips, especially when it comes to children. In fact, the Ohio government provides helpful information regarding children and fire safety, as well as life-saving tips. Luckily, everyone escaped from the burning home after this accidental fire. It is important to prevent similar situations from happening to other families.

Cleveland Officer Charged with 11 Counts of Solicitation and Prostitution!

Cleveland Officer Charged with 11 Counts of Solicitation and Prostitution!

CLEVELAND, OH – Monday morning, February 4, 2019, a Cleveland Police Officer was charged for solicitation of a prostitute 11 times. Sadly, the court charged the officer with 11 counts of prostitution.

The officer, Sgt. Michael Rybarczyk is 58 years old. Not only is this man an officer, but he is also a veteran. Cleveland Municipal Court issued a summons to Rybarczyk on first-degree misdemeanor charges. Unfortunately, the court did not announce a date for the trial.

The court’s charges lie anywhere between probation and six months in jail. The court charges a $250 fine that could easily increase to $1,000 by the judge.

Sergeant Michael Rybarczyk is a 29-year veteran officer. He is the supervisor of the First District. As of Friday, February 1, 2019, during the Internal Affairs investigation, the court put Rybarczyk on restricted duty.
Rybarczyk is on restricted duty until the case is over.

The sergeant has no former citations. Rybarczyk’s only offense in the past two years were warnings. These warnings were for failure to notify supervisors that he was the sergeant in monitorization of car chases.

Interestingly, in 2012 Rybarczyk received the Distinguished Service Medal. He recieved this award when he arrested two men who fired gunshots at Cleveland Security Guards.

Sadly, they have not released details of the crime yet. Cleveland Division of Police Internal Affairs Unit is handling the case.

Homicides in 2018 One Fewer Than in 2017

Homicides in 2018 One Fewer Than in 2017

CLEVELAND, OH — Just before the clock struck midnight to close out 2018, Cleveland reached its 129th homicide. Three people were killed 15 minutes before the end of the year outside a New Year’s Eve party at an Air BnB. The total of 129 killings is one fewer than the total in 2017.

The Cuyohoga County Medical Examiner and Cleveland police shared the grim total. To compare, there were 130 homicides in 2017 and 135 in 2016. The city has exceeded 100 homicides for the last seven years. This is the first time this has occurred since a 42-year stretch ended in 1996. The death toll at that time was high due to the war on drugs.

Out of the 129 2018 homicides, 114 people (88%) died due to gunfire. This figure is according to police records and the medical examiner.

Five deaths occurred during mass shootings. One mass shooting was outside a bar after a music video shoot. Six were shot in that incident. Another incident happened at a downtown strip club. Eight people were shot. The triple-homicide that occurred on New Year’s Eve is also considered a mass shooting. Two others were shot. However, they survived.

A full list of all of the victims for 2018 can be found here. The list includes 2-year-old Lorenzo Ealom. He was killed after ingesting drugs (cocaine, suboxone, and Benedryl). On the older side of the age range, a burglar beat 94-year-old Eucebia Garcia Gutierrez to death while she slept.

The homicide count may change due to a couple factors. One is that the Cuyohoga County Medical Examiner may rule on several questionable deaths. The number could rise if the medical examiner rules some of those deaths homicides.

Men Arrested in Connection to 2015 Murder

Men Arrested in Connection to 2015 Murder

CLEVELAND, OH: On Saturday, police issued a warrant for the arrest of three men charged in the fatal shooting of California man, Nicholas Rowe, in November of 2015.

 

The men: Walter Watkins, 22, Nicho Fulton, 26, and David Dillworth, 23 – all from Ohio.

 

The Crime

According to court records, the men allegedly buried Rowe back in 2015. Officials found his body in the back of an abandoned home. three feet underground, beneath twenty pounds of concrete. He suffered several gunshot wounds to his head. Police spotted a handgun in the yard of the home, alerting to suspicious activity. Then, they brought a cadaver dog to the home to help search for the body.

 

Rowe – also known as Joshua Luckey – was 41 years old. He was from Chula Vista, California. Apparently, Rowe frequently flew to Cleveland to conduct drug deals. He was meeting with an associate on his trip that November, and supposedly paid the associate over 8 grand.

 

After a couple of days, Rowe’s friends and family alerted the associate that he was missing. Officials used a GPS tracking device on Rowe’s phone, which led them to his abandoned car. They found broken windows and blood inside the car. When the associate returned to the scene the next day, he called police. An officer noticed a disturbance in the backyard of the home, where they later discovered the body.

 

Arrests

Officials charged a fourth man, Andrew Watkins, age 23, with aggravated murder for the case back in March.  After his arrest, he pleaded not guilty to the charges. He is waiting on a trial date. Now, Fulton is on probation for the illegal possession of a gun in 2017. Dillworth was also sentenced to a probation period back in 2017, for an attempted breaking and entering.

 

However, it is unclear what is in store for these other men allegedly involved as the case unfolds.

 

Police Investigation: Is Famous Cleveland Reporter’s Death a Homicide?

Police Investigation: Is Famous Cleveland Reporter’s Death a Homicide?

cleveland shootingCLEVELAND, Ohio – In Pittsburg Township, OH, Nikki Delamotte, 30-year-old and her uncle Robert J Delamotte, 67, were found dead inside a trailer, about 10 miles southwest of Toledo. Nikki Delamotte was a reporter from Cleveland.com.

 

The news website was told that the case is under an investigation as a homicide.

 

Nikki traveled to reconnect with her father’s brother in Wood Count, recently. They met about a month ago and the two were planning to meet up again Sunday at a bar to watch a football game, said Delamotte’s mother.

 

Joanne Ullman, Delamotte’s mother, stated her daughter’s missing report Monday after not getting responses to her text messages. Someone also texted her mother to inform their concerns about Nikki Delamotte’s missing.

 

According to Ullman, she went to the trailer and found her daughter’s car with her cell phone and wallet inside. After few minutes, police arrived at the scene and confirmed 2 dead bodies inside the trailer.

 

Some of Nikki’s co-workers describe her as the “embodiment of kindness” with “a knack for telling stories that highlighted the city’s diversity.”

 

According to her colleagues, she was well-known, and her stories were widely liked and read. Nikki’s stories were one of the most shared on social media.

 

No further information is known at this moment as the case is under investigation.

 

Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown posted a tweet with his condolences.