Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Trial for Ramone Clements, 42, of Cleveland, began Monday with jury selection.
Jury selection began Monday in the trial of a man accused of chaining a dog to a tree and shooting him in a Cleveland Heights park. Ramone "Raymone" Clements pleaded not guilty to charges of illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition by a felon, according to The Plain Dealer. The ammunition charge carries a greater sentence if Clements is convicted than his original animal cruelty charge, which was dropped after his federal indictment. Animal rights activists have balked at the charges, arguing that Clements should face hard time for how he treated Forrest the dog, not because he possessed bullets. Clements, 42, of Cleveland, is not allowed to own guns or ammunitions because he has previous convictions in the Cuyahoga County Court of …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Cleveland Heights Police announced this afternoon that three women were charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with a shooting at IHOP Saturday
Three suspects have been charged in a Cleveland Heights shooting that left one person dead early Saturday morning. Sharon Moore, 24; Rachella Womack, 20; and Natosha Williams, 22, all of Cleveland, have been charged with involuntary manslaughter, inciting to violence, vandalism and robbery. According to police, the three women were escorted out of the IHOP at 3452 Mayfield Road just before 3 a.m. because they were fighting verbally. As the security guard walked with them outside, the four began to fight physically. The security guard, Gary Williams, 41, of Mayfield Heights, fell to the ground and his gun discharged, hitting Nadia Williams, 25, of Cleveland, in the head. She was transported to University Hospital and pronounced dead on …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Cleveland Heights Police incidents March 8 to 12
The Cleveland Heights Police Department supplied the following information. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. Several men fighting on Coventry March 8, 1:58 a.m. — Police responded to the 1800 block of Coventry Road on a report of several people fighting. When police arrived, they told the group to disperse and two men continued to fight: one man pushed another and, across the street, witnesses said that a second man kicked another in the head. Both were arrested for disorderly conduct. Man threatens another with gun March 10, 7:41 p.m. — A man flagged down police on the 1800 block of Coventry Road and reported that a man had threatened him with a gun. The witness appeared to be drunk, the report …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Police say altercation started at Shell station and continued on Beechwood Avenue.
A South Euclid man was arrested for firing a gun on Beechwood Avenue.* Police say Devin O’Neal, 18, was involved in an argument March 10 at around 4 p.m. with teen boys and fired the gun, though there was no report of anyone being struck. O’Neal fled home after he shot the gun. The boys report that a verbal altercation started at the Shell gas station at S. Taylor and Blanche. One of the boys involved later went to Beechwood Avenue to find the other teens, bringing along O’Neal and his gun. Police went to his home, where O’Neal’s father let them search. They saw a jacket in the home that matched the description of the shooter and asked O’Neal’s father to call him. O’Neal answered the call and told police that he was hiding behind the home’…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Cleveland Heights Police incidents Jan. 17
The Cleveland Heights Police Department supplied the following information. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. Report: Drunken woman breaks home window, takes child Jan. 17, 12:42 a.m. — A man called police after he said his child’s mother came to his house on the 900 block of Montford Road. He said she was drunk and broke a window of his home and then drove away with their two-year-old child. Police located the suspect and charged her with drunken driving and child endangering. Man reports menacing with a gun Jan. 17, 12:01 p.m. — A caller reported that a man pulled a gun on him near Cain Park. The incident is under investigation. School broken into Jan. 17, 9:51 p.m. — Officers responded to an …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Robin Stone: If animal cruelty were a felony in Ohio, we wouldn't need the ammunitions charge.
The new owner of a dog that was shot and left for dead in a Cleveland Heights park called news that his alleged shooter faces a federal charge "bittersweet." Ramone Clements was charged in December with shooting the dog, now adopted and named Forrest, in the face and shoulder at Forest Hill Park. During the police investigation, authorities say they found one round of .357-caliber ammunition and two rounds of .22-caliber ammunition in his home. See all stories on the Forest Hill dog shooting. The ammunition charge carries a greater sentence if Clements is convicted, but the animal cruelty charge, as well as two other firearms charges, were dropped by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor. "I feel that Forrest really handed [Clements] to them on …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Raymone Clements' previous felony conviction means that he faces a felony charge stemming from accusations that he tied a dog to a tree and shot it at Forest Hill Park.
The man accused of tying up and shooting a dog at Forest Hill Park last fall faces a third felony charge because of a previous conviction, Cleveland Heights Police said. Raymone Clements, 42, of Cleveland, was arrested Dec. 19 and charged with discharging a firearm within city limits and animal cruelty, both misdemeanor crimes. This week police announced that he has been charged with a felony: having weapons under disability. Under Ohio law, convicted felons may not have a gun. The offense carries a maximum prison term of five years. Clements was convicted of two counts of rape in 2006 and sentenced to serve five years in prison. Court documents indicate that the victim was under the age of 13. He's also been convicted of theft and drug …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
One man was taken to the hospital after the shooting Dec. 5.
Police are searching for a man who shot another in the parking lot of a convenience store last week. Cleveland Heights Police said the incident happened at Noble Food Deal at 2230 Noble Road in Cleveland Heights just before 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5. One man was shot and transported to MetroHealth Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police said other people were in the area at the time of the shooting.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Police say someone took hundreds of dollars from an employee leaving the store.
The Cleveland Heights Police Department supplied the following information. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. Police say an employee was robbed at gunpoint in the parking lot of Lube Stop just after closing Nov. 26. The man had closed the store and was leaving with the bank deposit bag just before 7 p.m. when another man approached him in the parking lot. The man showed the employee a handgun and demanded the money, then ran south on Lee Road.* The employee was not injured in the incident. Police responded but their search of the area yielded no results. The suspect is described as a 5-foot, 6-inch tall, 200-pound black male wearing a navy blue windbreaker with the hood up. Anyone with information …