CLEVELAND - Three brothers were in custody Monday night in connection with the kidnapping of three Cleveland women.
Cleveland police said Ariel Castro, 52; Pedro Castro 54; Onil Castro, 50 are in police custody in connection with kidnapping of Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus.
Cleveland Police Chief Michael McGrath said that officers had been called to the house at 2207 Seymour Avenue twice before, in 2000 and 2004.
In January 2004, police followed up on a complaint by the Department of Children and Family Services related to his employment as a bus driver for Cleveland Municipal School District. A child had been left on a school bus at the bus depot. Officials determined that there was no criminal intent in that case.
A search warrant was executed Monday night Aerial Castro's home on Seymour Avenue. Charges are expected to be filed.
Cleveland Police Deputy Chief Ed Tomba said that the FBI was at the scene on Seymour Avenue assisting with canvassing and interviews. He said statements were made that led officers to arrest the men.
The house at 2207 Seymour will be an active crime scene for the next couple of days, he said.
Tomba also said that there was no indication that any neighbor had ever called police in regards to activity at the home.
The missing women have been interviewed. They are in good health and sound mind. Police said it seemed like they had been at the Seymour location the entire time.
"It's a great day," Tomba said, talking about the officers who went in to find the girls. "It's a blessing to the community."
Amanda Berry told a 911 dispatcher Monday that the man who kidnapped her is Ariel Castro. Castro, 52, owns the 2207 Seymour Avenue home in Cleveland, where three women were found 10 years after they disappeared.
NewsChannel5 Investigators found that Castro was arrested in December 1993 for domestic violence. That case was later dismissed.
Castro was also arrested in December 1993 for disorderly conduct. He pleaded guilty to the charge.
NewsChannel5 Investigators also found Castro was stopped six times by Cleveland Police between 1995 and 2008 for traffic violations.
A representative with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District said that a man named Ariel Castro used to work as a bus driver for the district. However, spokesperson Roseann Canfora could not confirm Castro was the same Castro who was named by Berry.
The district is expected to release a statement and have more information on Castro Tuesday morning.
Castro is currently being held in the Cleveland City Jail, Central Prison Unit.
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