Saturday, December 7 2013 6:35 PM EST2013-12-07 23:35:59 GMT
There's a new name and a new image for what for years has been called 'the Lucas County Dog Warden's Office.' The office has been re-named 'Lucas County Canine Care and Control.' Julie Lyle, the head ofMore >
The office has been re-named 'Lucas County Canine Care and Control.'More >
The cast of Disney on Ice will be performing at the Huntington Center all weekend, but on Friday, they made a special visit to the Boys and Girls Club.More >
(Toledo News Now) -
A dangerous fugitive was taken into custody on the Fourth of July after a standoff with police and SWAT teams.
On July 4 around 10:30 a.m. members of the U.S. Marshals and Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force went to an address in the 5600 block of White Street in Cleveland, in attempts to arrest 29-year-old fugitive Melvin Allen.
Allen had been wanted by the Lake County Sheriff's Office and Painesville Police Department since October 2012, for warrants charging him with three counts of rape, burglary, and gross sexual imposition.
After several months of investigation developed no promising leads, investigators called on the public's help by making Allen fugitive of the week. Tips began flooding in and led the task force to numerous locations in Cleveland, Ashtabula and Painesville.
On Wednesday, investigators learned they had just missed Allen at an Ashtabula residence and were told he fled to an unknown location in Cleveland.
Early Thursday morning, a concerned citizen provided the task force with information that led them to the White Street address.
When task force members arrived at the house, they could hear people upstairs. They began talking to a female that was known to be Allen's girlfriend.
After almost 10 minutes of negotiation, the female came out, but Allen would not. Task force members could see that Allen had entered the attic, however, he refused to speak with officers. Task force members continued to try to talk to Allen and the Cleveland Police Department SWAT was called to assist.
After almost three hours of no contact with Allen in the extreme heat, officers became concerned for his well being. The SWAT began systematically searching the attic and eventually located him.
Allen was taken into custody without further incident and was transported to Painesville, where he was turned over to detectives from the police department.
"I am proud of the men and women of the task force, as well as the officers of the Cleveland Police. They could have been spending time with their families for the holiday, but instead chose to work to get this dangerous and violent sex offender off the street," said U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of a known fugitive is encouraged to contact the NOVFTF at 1-866-4WANTED or text keyword "WANTED" with the tip to TIP411. Tipsters may remain anonymous. A cash reward may be available.
Mugshots of wanted criminals listed as "Fugitive of the Week." Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of a fugitive is encouraged to contact their local authorities. More >
Mugshots of wanted criminals listed as "Fugitive of the Week." Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of a fugitive is encouraged to contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED or local police department. More >
Saturday, December 7 2013 4:04 PM EST2013-12-07 21:04:08 GMT
A small town came together Friday night to do something that a special little girl will likely never forget. Outside Oak Grove, MO's city hall, the signs of Christmas are up with lights and wreaths everywhere.More >
A small town came together Friday night to do something that a special little girl will likely never forget.More >
Saturday, December 7 2013 5:36 PM EST2013-12-07 22:36:06 GMT
Police say two men are in custody after a mother and her 7-year-old son were kidnapped while leaving a Walmart.Warrensburg, MO, police said the two men showed a handgun and knife and forced the motherMore >
Two men have been charged after a mother and her 7-year-old son were kidnapped while leaving a Walmart.More >
Saturday, December 7 2013 12:55 PM EST2013-12-07 17:55:02 GMT
A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper shot and killed a man he found walking in the middle of the road who claimed he was carrying drugs and a gun. Officials said Saturday about 3 a.m. the trooper stoppedMore >
A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper shot and killed a man he found walking in the middle of the road who claimed he was carrying drugs and a gun.More >
Friday, December 6 2013 8:26 PM EST2013-12-07 01:26:01 GMT
The extent of a Kansas City police officer's injuries from a fight with an off-duty firefighter became more apparent Friday.Officer Donald Hubbard has been released from the hospital but still needs facialMore >
The extent of a Kansas City police officer's injuries from a fight with an off-duty firefighter became more apparent Friday. The officer suffered serious facial injuries before firing the shots that would take the life of Anthony Bruno who was laid to rest on Friday.More >
Saturday, December 7 2013 2:00 PM EST2013-12-07 19:00:08 GMT
Kansas City police are investigating after a man was found dead inside a home. Friday about 11 p.m., Kansas City Police Department officers were called to Quincy Avenue between 24th and 26th streets onMore >
Kansas City police are investigating after a man was found dead inside a home.More >
Saturday, December 7 2013 8:11 PM EST2013-12-08 01:11:28 GMT
By DAVE SKRETTAAP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- One of the participants in the MLS championship game went through a long-term rebuilding project under new ownership, complete with a rebrandingMore >
Sporting KC beat Real Salt Lake 7-6 on penalty kicks to win MLS Cup Saturday.More >
Saturday, December 7 2013 3:17 PM EST2013-12-07 20:17:00 GMT
Several fires overnight kept firefighters metro-wide busy. The first fire was reported shortly before 1 a.m. at a house on Maggie Lane, just off of North 47th Street in Kansas City, KS. Crews arrivedMore >
Several fires overnight kept firefighters metro-wide busy.More >