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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
State Department Issues Travel Alert for Sochi Olympics

State Department Issues Travel Alert for Sochi Olympics

Americans traveling to the Games this year should be vigilant of their surroundings, officials said.
100 Stories About Gun Violence Since Newtown

100 Stories About Gun Violence Since Newtown

We looked at stories from across America in the year since the shootings at Sandy Hook School to try to illustrate the scale of the problem.
Across the Country, Police Use Cell Phone Data to Snoop

Across the Country, Police Use Cell Phone Data to Snoop

'Cell tower dumps’ are causing Americans to ponder their basic rights of privacy.
FEMA Asks Medics to Enter Mass Shooting ‘Warm Zones’

FEMA Asks Medics to Enter Mass Shooting ‘Warm Zones’

FEMA issues new guidelines for first responders of mass attacks.
What You Need to Know About Marijuana ‘Dabbing’

What You Need to Know About Marijuana ‘Dabbing’

A look at ‘dabbing,’ a new trend in marijuana consumption.
‘The Knockout Game': Real Threat or Viral Legend?

‘The Knockout Game': Real Threat or Viral Legend?

Facebook feeds and cable networks are full of coverage of innocent people being sucker punched. But there’s not much evidence of this “game” sweeping the nation.
World’s 2nd Global Police Tweet-a-thon Is Here

World’s 2nd Global Police Tweet-a-thon Is Here

The force will be strong on Twitter for the 2nd Global Police Tweet-a-thon.
Ice Cold Beer Becomes a Clue, Fighting on Detroit Road: Northeast Ohio Police Blotter

Ice Cold Beer Becomes a Clue, Fighting on Detroit Road: Northeast Ohio Police Blotter

A round-up of incidents from area police departments
Fake Tree Trimmers Strike Again, Woman Uses Force With 81-Year-Old Homeowner

Fake Tree Trimmers Strike Again, Woman Uses Force With 81-Year-Old Homeowner

The man and woman posing as tree trimmers to steal from Mentor homes visited an 81-year-old man on Forest Lane for the second time in less than two weeks.
Mentor Police Investigate Duo Posing as Tree Trimmers & Burglarizing Homes

Mentor Police Investigate Duo Posing as Tree Trimmers & Burglarizing Homes

The suspects are described as a white man and woman who drive a '90s red F-150 and/or a light-colored SUV.
Man Arrested For OVI, Crashing Into Library Sign Fails to Appear in Court

Man Arrested For OVI, Crashing Into Library Sign Fails to Appear in Court

Ryan Fitzpatrick is wanted by Mentor Police.
'Dead' Person in Car; Man Hit with Hammer: Northeast Ohio Police Blotters

'Dead' Person in Car; Man Hit with Hammer: Northeast Ohio Police Blotters

A round-up of incidents from area departments
Mentor Man Reports $35K Burglary From Home After Visit From 'Tree-Trimming Business'

Mentor Man Reports $35K Burglary From Home After Visit From 'Tree-Trimming Business'

A home health aide also saw an unknown man leaving a room in the house
Police Looking for Discount Tobacco Robbery Suspect

Police Looking for Discount Tobacco Robbery Suspect

The suspect demanded and got away with an unspecified amount of cash.
Man Not Naked, That's His Speedo: Best of the Blotters

Man Not Naked, That's His Speedo: Best of the Blotters

Also, man heats fake urine, gets busted for pot.
Illinois Man Pleads Guilty to Raping 9-Year-Old Mentor Girl

Illinois Man Pleads Guilty to Raping 9-Year-Old Mentor Girl

Brandon Phillip Lee will be sentenced Oct. 30.
Update: Mentor-on-the-Lake Man Wanted for Probation Violation Arrested in Willoughby

Update: Mentor-on-the-Lake Man Wanted for Probation Violation Arrested in Willoughby

Brandon Muncy's most recent charges include possession of a drug abuse instrument and complicity to theft.
Euclid Man Arrested for Using False Identities, Passing Bad Checks in Mentor

Euclid Man Arrested for Using False Identities, Passing Bad Checks in Mentor

Thomas Rainey had three identities, two of which he used to buy furniture at Value City.
Concord Man Arrested in Mentor for Sixth OVI

Concord Man Arrested in Mentor for Sixth OVI

Michael Murray faces felony OVI and drug possession charges.
Police Chief Addresses Car Stomping in Mentor

Police Chief Addresses Car Stomping in Mentor

Chief Knight says it's not an ongoing issue, despite department's Facebook post.