Cleveland Catch-Up: Burglaries, the RNC and Progressive Field
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Teens arrested after burglaries
Three teen boys were arrested after a University Heights woman walked in on them burglarizing her home.
Police report that the teens were also suspected in two other burglaries. In one them, a woman caught the burglars and was able to chase one teen down. He begged not to call the police and she asked for her things back. Police arrested him after neighbors called.
Shortly after, a resident in Warrensville Center Road called the police after seeing two suspicious-looking people with duffel bags. The boys were caught and residents from the two burglaries were able to identify the content that belonged to them in the duffel bags.
Greenhouse Tavern rented out for RNC
Social media giant Twitter has decided to rent out the Greenhouse Tavern to host the Republican National Convention.
The company wanted to have hip, local place to work out of around mealtime. For this Greenhouse Tavern was the perfect place; menu items include everything from tabasco fried chicken to handcrafted Ohio goat cheese.
Cleveland expects to have many other venues booked by high-profile companies in the coming months .
Happy Dog, Ohio City Burrito, Cleveland Pickle to open stands at Progressive Field
The home of the Cleveland Indians, Progressive Field, is set to get much tastier this season. Team officials announced that local favorites Happy Dog, Ohio City Burrito and Cleveland Pickle will be added to the stadium as part of phase II of its renovations.
These additions come a year after the Indians added Great Lakes Brewing Co., Dynomite Burgers, Melt, Barrio and Sweet Moses to the Right Field District.
Happy Dog owner Sean Watterson told cleveland.com that three to four hot dog options will be offered, including a vegatarian option and a breakfast dog covered in fried egg, bacon and fruit loops.
Six Cleveland police officers fired over deadly 2012 shooting
Mayor Frank Jackson, Police Chief Calvin Williams and other Cleveland officials announced Tuesday that 12 police officers were disciplined for their actions in the shooting of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams. Six were fired and six suspended.
Thirteen officers fired more than 137 shots into Russell’s car after they engaged Russell in a high speed chase. 23 bullets hit Russell and 24 struck Williams, killing both. According to Plain Dealer reports, the chase went up to speeds of at least 100 miles per hour, with 62 cars being involved in the pursuit.
Cleveland police had received reports that a gunshot was heard coming from Russell’s car. Officers said they fired when they thought they saw a weapon, and believed that Russell was going to run them over. No weapon was found however.