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  • I-Team exclusive video shows how police found man after 911 call that he was tied up

    CLEVELAND- The FOX 8 I-Team has obtained exclusive video showing how Cleveland police found a man tied up after a 911 call that seemed almost too incredible to believe. It happened a couple of weeks ago off East Boulevard. A man called 911 saying he’d been tied up and left for dead in the back of a truck. The video shows officers pull up to a truck parked on the street matching the description given. Police heard a man moaning […]

  • I-Team: Convicted criminals working with or near kids

    CLEVELAND – The FOX 8 I-Team is raising new questions about the City of Cleveland’s hiring after we found convicted criminals working for the Parks and Rec Department and for Parks Maintenance and Property. Mayor Frank Jackson has told us repeatedly he is proud of the city hiring people with criminal records and giving them second chances. And many council members and taxpayers support that. But the mayor could not tell us which jobs go to people with records even […]

  • I-TEAM: Cleveland Heights police investigate shooting that sent juvenile to hospital

    CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — Cleveland Heights police are investigating a shooting of a juvenile male. Sources tell the FOX 8 I-TEAM that the juvenile was shot around 1 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of Noble Road and Monticello Boulevard. After being shot he reportedly kept driving and struck another vehicle. Sources say a third vehicle pulled up on scene, took the victim from his car and drove him to the hospital. Police say a man they believe was involved in […]

  • Carjackers strike in Ohio City and Tremont

    CLEVELAND–  There were carjackings this week in two of Cleveland’s most popular neighborhoods. One of the victims was a valet working for a busy restaurant. On Thursday night, the valet went to get a customer’s van from a parking lot, but two robbers demanded the keys and his tip money at gunpoint. That happened at West 26th and Lorain in Ohio City. “I didn’t know what to do in the moment. Gave them what they asked. Don’t want to do […]

  • Video: What it took to stop wanted man in Brooklyn police chase

    BROOKLYN, Ohio– Exclusive video shows what it took to stop a driver in a police chase and we’ve found he had no right even to be behind the wheel. It happened last Saturday. Brooklyn police got a call for an accident near Ridge Road and Interstate 480 with one driver slumped behind the wheel. But police said when they got there, the driver in a pick-up took off. The video shows multiple officers chasing the truck with lights and sirens. […]

  • Listen: Desperate 911 caller forced to hold for help

    CLEVELAND — The FOX 8 I-TEAM has found a desperate woman called Cleveland 911 for an ambulance, but she had to wait to talk to EMS. Rescuers later found the patient dead although it’s unclear if the delay was a factor in any way in the death. So, we’re investigating what happened with that call and why we’ve seen similar Cleveland dispatch delays now for years. The latest case happened late last month in the wee hours of the morning. A […]

  • Man indicted in 2012 triple homicide in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND – A man was indicted in connection with a 2012 triple homicide, the FOX 8 I-Team learned on Tuesday. Jesse Melton, 34, was indicted Monday on several charges including aggravated murder, murder, felonious assault and kidnapping, according to Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court records. He’s expected to be arraigned on Dec. 24. Sources said Cleveland’s homicide review task force , which includes officials from the FBI, were involved in the case. The indictment states Melton is accused of killing three […]

  • I-Team: Where’s the money? What we found at local airport

    CLEVELAND – The FOX 8 I-Team is investigating what’s happening at the Cuyahoga County Airport that has left taxpayers on the hook for hundreds of thousands of dollars. And we’re asking what are local leaders doing about it? The questions revolve around the main company helping to run the Cuyahoga County Airport. The county confirms Cleveland Jet Center owes $290,000 in rent dating back to 2014 and 2015. All that back rent owed even as the company makes money selling […]

  • I-Team: Street justice after 72-year-old woman robbed outside church

    CLEVELAND- The FOX 8 I-Team has found a 72-year-old woman got robbed outside her church Sunday, but she then ended up getting some street justice. The victim told the I-Team she walked around her car to walk into church when a man with a knife jumped her and demanded her purse. It happened outside the Cleveland Korean Presbyterian Church on Pearl Road. The victim said, “I’m afraid to open the door (for) anybody now. I’m so scared, you know?” She […]

  • I-TEAM: Man left tied up in truck calls 911

    CLEVELAND — The FOX 8 I-TEAM is investigating a 911 call made to Cleveland Police as you’ve never heard before. A man who was kidnapped, tied up and left in the back of a truck managed to call 911. He says on the recording, “I need the police. I’m in the back of a truck. They think I’m dead, but I’m not dead.” David Mitchell told the dispatcher he got jumped from behind off of East Boulevard and thrown in the […]

  • I-TEAM: Employee with gun at juvenile court

    CLEVELAND — The FOX 8 I-TEAM has uncovered an investigation into a court employee stopped with a gun at the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Justice Center. It happened last week.  Guards stopped a man with a gun who works as a bailiff, the top aide to a judge. Sheriff’s Deputies made him take the gun out to his car. The man claimed he had a right to carry the gun since he’d been through state training for bailiffs. But, deputies took […]

  • I-TEAM VIDEO: New look at former Judge Lance Mason in jail

    CLEVELAND — The FOX 8 I-TEAM has obtained new video of former Judge Lance Mason in jail where he’s facing charges for killing his ex-wife, and we’ve obtained records showing how corrections officers are keeping watch on him. The new video just released shows Mason getting booked into the Cuyahoga County Jail. He walks in wearing a hospital gown and bandages on his arm. A week ago we saw him wearing that outfit as he got booked into jail by […]