Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Two charged in death of local cyclist

A Plain Dealer article in cleveland.com today reports that:

Garfield Heights police said they have arrested two people involved in the death of Michael Gedeon Oct. 26, when he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle.

This is what happened, according to Capt. Tom Kaiser:
Samantha Rauch, 19, of Richfield, was driving about 8:30 p.m. on Granger Road. She struck Gedeon in the curb lane.

Her boyfriend, Anthony Hominsky Jr., 19, of Maple Heights, then got behind the wheel. He drove to an apartment in Broadview Heights. He smashed out the car's windows and removed a CD player to make it look like the car had been damaged by a thief. He reported the "theft" to Broadview Heights police and took the car to a junk yard.

Rauch is charged with vehicular homicide. Hominsky is charged with obstructing justice and tampering with evidence. Both were in jail Monday.


Ray Huang said...

This will really piss you off. It did me: http://www.velonews.com/article/73458/questions-about-the-cupertino-crash-

ds said...

I read that today. It is so sickening that I didn't even want to post it, but I'm glad you brought it up.

Don said...

After following this story since the beginning I thought the police would never catch whoever committed this crime. Yet the Garfield Heights Police Department came through and needs to be commended for the fine detective work. With very little evidence and no witnesses they were able to put the pieces together … Nice job!

Another local death that still has me thinking is Charles Barr’s. To my knowledge the Cleveland Heights police still haven’t figured out that what happened or have any suspects. It makes you think if road riding is really worth it after reading the California story and considering our local cycling environment.

Anonymous said...

The sad part is the female did 6 months for killing gedeon and the male did 5 years and they are both pieces of shit still. They both feed off the government. And use public housing and welfare. Anybody wants there addresses let me know.