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Man found shot dead in Brooklyn home

November 19th, 2017 - Comments »

BROOKLYN, Ohio – Authorities say a 19-year-old man was found shot to death in a Brooklyn home early Saturday morning.

Brooklyn police reportedly identified the victim as Jordan Taylor who was found shortly after midnight in a home on Elizabeth Lane near Saybrook Drive.

According to a news release, investigators believe the incident was not a random act.

Dispatch logs provided by the Parma Police Dispatch Center reportedly state that a woman called 911 and said her boyfriend was shot in the upstairs of the home. The woman reportedly told police a dog was also shot.

Cleveland gang member charged in alleged home invasion

November 18th, 2017 - Comments »

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A suspected Cleveland gang member is charged in connection with an alleged home invasion where he forced his way into a home by pointing a gun at a 14-year-old boy, stole $10,000 and shot at the teen as he drove away.

Randall Hines, 26, is charged with aggravated burglary and is being held in the Cleveland City Jail on $75,000 bond after his first court appearance on Friday. Court records show Hines is a suspected member of the Lakeview/TMG gang.

The break-in happened about 1 p.m. Aug. 31 in the 700 block of East 117th Street in the city’s Glenville neighborhood.

Cleveland teens charged in Lyndhurst bank robbery

November 18th, 2017 - Comments »

LYNDHURST, Ohio – Authorities in Lyndhurst reportedly charged two Cleveland teens in a bank robbery that involved a fake bomb.

Police said Taaja U. Anderson, 18, of Cleveland, is charged with aggravated robbery in the Wednesday incident at a PNC Bank on Mayfield Road at Richmond Road.

Lyndhurst Lt. Norman Alexander said Friday a 16-year-old boy is also facing juvenile charges in the incident. The boy reportedly walked into the bank just after 1 p.m. and told employees he had a bomb.

Man gets 1M bond for raping, killing 13-month-old Conneaut girl

November 18th, 2017 - Comments »

ASHTABULA COUNTY, Ohio – A 37-year-old Conneaut man accused of raping and killing a 13-month-old girl last month reportedly gets at $1 million bond for the alleged crime.

Gurto is charged with two counts of aggravated murder, three counts of murder and one count each of rape, felonious assault and domestic violence in the Oct. 7 death of Sereniti Jazzlynn-Sky Blankenship Sutley.

Gurto reportedly made his first appearance in Ashtabula County Common Pleas Court Friday afternoon. He could face the death penalty.

Ashtabula County Prosecutor Nicholas Iarocci said the $1 million bond he requested is appropriate given that Gurto is a flight risk since he spent three weeks on the run.

2 Cleveland men accused of shooting murder suspect

November 18th, 2017 - Comments »

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Two Cleveland men are charged in connection with the shooting of a murder suspect at a gas station, and later of another man in the face as the victim stood inside his apartment building.

Ra’Shawn Wilson, 21, and Lester Rembert, 22, are both charged with two counts of felonious assault stemming from the two shootings.

Rembert is jailed on $50,000 bond and a warrant was issued Thursday for Wilson’s arrest.

Rembert had been on house arrest but removed his court-ordered house arrest GPS tracking device on Nov. 14 and has not been found.

Suspects flee after drive-by shooting on the Northeast Side

November 12th, 2017 - Comments »

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Authorities in San Antonio are looking for four suspects they say fled the scene of a shooting after crashing their vehicle on the Northeast Side Sunday afternoon.

Police Sgt. David Renn said officers reportedly responded about 3:47 p.m. to the 4000 block of Sunrise Creek where they found a man in his 20s shot in both legs.

The young man  reportedly told police that he and his friend were standing outside his home when a blue Ford Taurus allegedly drove by and someone inside the car started shooting, hitting them both.

Man fatally shot during argument at Pleasant Grove apartment

November 12th, 2017 - Comments »

DALLAS, Texas – Dallas police say a 21-year-old was fatally shot  during an argument with another man early Sunday at a Pleasant Grove apartment.

Police said the argument reportedly escalated about 5 a.m. at El Rancho Apartments in the 9900 block of Bruton Road where the suspect allegedly pulled a gun and shot the victim.

The gunman reportedly fled and police have not provided a description of him. Detectives have interviewed witnesses and have been looking into whether there is video of the shooting.

In an unrelated incident, police said a Dallas SWAT officer accidentally shot himself in the leg during a drug raid in east Oak Cliff Saturday morning.

2 armed men allegedly robbed jewelry store in Hays County

November 11th, 2017 - Comments »

DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas — Authorities in Hays County are searching for two men they say robbed a jewelry store at gunpoint in Dripping Springs on Saturday morning.

Hays County Sheriff Gary Cutler said in the release that his office reportedly got a call of an aggravated robbery at Vik’s Jewelers on 598 E. U.S. 290 around 11:30 a.m.

The sheriff said the two men entered the store, brandished handguns and ordered store employees to raise their hands.

One suspect allegedly tried to break out the glass in a counter display case, but was unsuccessful. The other suspect then shot two rounds into the display case.

Kemah man charged with burglary and assault

November 11th, 2017 - Comments »

BRYAN, Texas — A 29-year-old man from Kemah is accused of breaking into a woman’s home before allegedly threatening to rape her and set her house on fire.

Police reports say a 54-year-old woman living on Applecreek Circle in Bryan contacted police at 2 a.m. Thursday.

Police had been to the woman’s home Sunday night, ejecting Robert Michael Acosta after he refused to leave.

Acosta reportedly came back to the home Thursday morning, arguing with the woman while her two young sons hid in their bedroom. The woman reportedly told the officers Acosta was upset with her for not allowing him to stay in the home.

Cleveland man with lengthy criminal record allegedly broke into music venue

November 11th, 2017 - Comments »

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A 52-year-old Cleveland man with a lengthy criminal history is accused of stealing hundreds of dollars in merchandise during a break-in at the downtown House of Blues.

Rodney Butler is facing a felony charge of breaking into the East 4th Street music venue on Oct. 27 .

Court records show a Cleveland Municipal Court judge set his bond at $10,000 during his initial appearance Thursday. He was also ordered to have no contact with the business, records show.

According to a police report, an intruder forced his way into the House of Blues about 9 a.m. by yanking the door of its merchandise shop.