City of Cleveland Daily News Updates - #309

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

The City of Cleveland continues to take numerous precautions across multiple departments and divisions amid increasing cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). Below are some important updates. Mayor Frank G. Jackson signed an order on Feb. 24, 2021 extending the City’s Proclamation of Civil Emergency through March 31, 2021Click here to view the order. Essential services such as Police, Fire, EMS, waste collection and Utilities will remain operational. 

City of Cleveland to Host Facebook Press Conference March 11

The City of Cleveland will host a press conference on March 11 at noon to provide updates on COVID-19 vaccines and more.

The press conference will be livestreamed on the City of Cleveland Facebook page and media may ask their questions into the comments section. Please include the name of your outlet when you post the question. We will also take questions from members of the public as time allows.

Mayor Jackson Congratulates Congresswoman Marcia Fudge on Presidential Appointment

On behalf of the Citizens of the City of Cleveland, I want to congratulate the Honorable Marcia L. Fudge on her historic confirmation as the new Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Secretary Fudge brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role, having worked hard for the citizens of the 11th Congressional District. I wish her much success and look forward to continuing our work to create a better quality of life for all citizens.

Suspects Connected to Multiple Carjackings Arrested

On March 9, 2021, the Cleveland Division of Police conducted a city-wide operation targeting multiple suspects wanted for vehicle thefts and carjackings throughout the city and surrounding suburbs. The initiative was directed by the Fourth District Violent Crimes Reduction Team and was assisted by the five neighborhood police districts, the Neighborhood Impact Community Engagement Unit, Gang Impact Unit, Canine, Aviation, and partnering law enforcement agencies.

Three juvenile suspects were apprehended. They and approximately seven others are suspected in over 30 Grand Theft a motor Vehicle and Aggravated Robberies, at times shooting at or striking their victims. The suspects range in age from 14-19 years old.

Investigators continue to seek out other offenders. Anyone with information regarding criminal activity is asked to contact law enforcement or Crimestoppers by calling 216-25-CRIME. Information can be reported anonymously.

City of Cleveland and Cleveland Cliffs, Inc. Hold Gun Melt

Today, the City of Cleveland and Cleveland Cliffs, Inc. held a gun melt to recycle approximately 400 guns from various sources. Some of the guns include those surrendered at the 2019 Gun Buy-Back, in which citizens exchanged firearms for gift cards.  A Gun Buy-Back was not held in Cleveland in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The guns were placed into the No. 1 Basic Oxygen Furnace iron ladle and were melted by approximately 200 tons of molten iron, at temperatures of about 2,400 degrees Fahrenheit. The molten iron, along with scrap, is then charged in the basic oxygen furnace to make steel.

Click here to download video for b-roll, which will be available at this link until noon on March 11.

Click here to view images.

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