Cleveland, OH – Early this morning, members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested Alex Serrano, 35. Serrano was wanted on numerous law violations including assault on a police officer.
On September 12, a burglary and felonious assault stabbing was committed in the city of Sandusky in the 1400 block of Campbell St. The victim was transported to the hospital due to the severity of their injuries. Approximately two weeks later, Serrano was identified as the suspect in those crimes and warrants were issued of his arrest.
Approximately one week after the warrants were issued for Serrano's arrest, Serrano had contact with a Trooper from the Ohio State Highway Patrol near Ravenna, Ohio. When the Trooper approached Serrano's vehicle Serrano backed into the Trooper and then fled at a high rate of speed, over 100MPH. Troopers were able to identify Serrano as the driver and additional warrants for his arrest were issued.
This morning, members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) were able to locate a possible address in the 3400 block of Bosworth Ave. in Cleveland for Serrano. When law enforcement made contact with another occupant in the home Serrano attempted to hide. Eventually, task force officers were able to locate Serrano hiding in the attic of the home. He was arrested there without further incident.
U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “This suspect has no regard for the lives of our community members or our law enforcement officers, which is clear by the crimes he is accused of committing. The communities in northern Ohio are safer now with this suspect off the streets.”
Anyone with information concerning any wanted fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833), or you can submit a web tip. Reward money is available and tipsters may remain anonymous.
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The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force – Cleveland Division is composed of the following federal, state and local agencies: U.S. Marshals Service, Cleveland Police Department, Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department, Euclid Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Independence Police Department, Parma Police Department, Aurora Police Department, Solon Police Department, Cleveland RTA Police Department, Westlake Police Department, Bedford Police Department, Middleburg Heights Police Department, Newburgh Heights Police Department and the Metrohealth Police Department.