Thursday, 15 February 2018 12:10

Police Seek Teens in Akron Murder

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Akron police are looking for two teens in connection with the murder of 18 year old Shpetim Ramadani of Inman Street, Tuesday night.

He was shot in the 1000 block of Herberich Avenue.

Warrants have been issued for the arrest of 16 year old John Smith, East Archwood Ave.; and 18 year old Tyler Morgan of Talbot Avenue.

If you have any information about the shooting; please call Akron police.

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Detectives are asking for the publics help in locating two males involved in the shooting death of Shpetim Ramadani. Warrants were signed for murder, felonious assault and aggravated robbery on John Smith, 16, with a last known address on E. Archwood Ave.; and Tyler Morgan, 18, with a last known address on Talbot Ave. Smith and Morgan are wanted in the recent shooting death of Shpetim Ramadani, 18, of Inman St. in Akron.

Around 7:00pm Tuesday night, officers responded to the 300 block of Margaret St. for a shooting. The victim, Shpetim Ramadani, was found in the back seat of a Chrysler 300 with a gunshot wound. He was transported to Akron City Hospital where he later died.

The other individuals in the car reported they stopped to talk to two males in the 1000 block of Herberich Ave. One of the males pulled out a handgun and fired it into the Chrysler, striking Ramadani in the torso. The driver drove off and called police on Margaret Street.
John Smith is a white male, 5’9”, 130 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. Tyler Morgan is a black male, 5’11”, 150 LBS., with brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone knowing their whereabouts is encouraged to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490; the U.S. Marshals Service at 1-866-4-WANTED; or the Summit County Crimestoppers Inc. at 330-434-COPS. You can also text TIPSCO with your tips to 274637 (Crimes). Callers can remain anonymous. If you see the suspects, they should be considered ARMED and DANGEROUS! Do NOT approach; call 911.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 09:13

US Marshalls "Dirty Dozen"

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U.S. Marshalls have released an updated version of their "Dangerous Dozen" list of most wanted fugitives.
 
It includes Elijah Butler, who is from the Akron area, and is wanted for drug trafficking and parole violations. 
 
More details below.
 
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U.S. MARSHALS TASK FORCE
“DANGEROUS DOZEN”
February 2017
Cleveland, Ohio – U.S. Marshal Peter J. Elliott has released the July 2017 updated “Dangerous Dozen” list of most wanted fugitives for the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF). A flyer is attached with the photo, name, date of birth, charge
and area of interest for the current “Dangerous Dozen”. With internet access, anyone can click on each photo on the flyer and view full wanted posters for each fugitive, which contain larger pictures and moreinformation on the fugitive. The public can also go to www.usmarshals.gov/district/oh-n/fugitives to view the fugitives and wanted posters.
 
The following fugitives were added to replace the five vacancies:
Clarence Bennett is a Cleveland area fugitive wanted by the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals for homicide. In August of 2017, Bennett allegedly opened fire on a group of people gathered outside a Cleveland bar. As a result, one person was died and four others were wounded. Bennett has ties throughout Cleveland.
 
Courtney Ware is a Mansfield area fugitive wanted by the Mansfield Police Division of Police and the U.S. Marshals for assault. In November of 2017 Ware allegedly beat a female victim severally
causing her to lose consciousness. Ware has ties to the Richland County area. 
 
Elijah Butler is an Akron area fugitive wanted for drug trafficking and parole violations stemming
from a conviction of robbery. Butler had ties throughout the Akron area.
 
Demarkus Hodge is a Lorain area fugitive wanted by the U.S. Marshals for Violations of Supervised Release stemming from a federal conviction of failure to register. Hodge is required to
register as a convicted sex offender as a result of a conviction of rape of a child. Hodge has ties in the Lorain area as well as Buffalo, NY.
 
Christopher Terry is a Canton area fugitive wanted by Canton Police Department and the U.S.Marshals for Rape. It is alleged that Terry used a firearm to force his victim to encage in sexual
intercourse. Terry has ties throughout Canton and New Philadelphia.
 
All of the fugitives on the “Dangerous Dozen” should be considered dangerous individuals and should not be approached by the general public. If anyone has information concerning the location
of these fugitives, they are encouraged to contact the NOVFTF toll free at (866) 4WANTED or text keyword WANTED and your tip to TIP411 (847411). Tipsters may remain anonymous and cashrewards are available for information leading to the arrest of any of these fugitives. 
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 09:13

US Marshalls "Dirty Dozen"

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U.S. Marshalls have released an updated version of their "Dangerous Dozen" list of most wanted fugitives.
 
It includes Elijah Butler, who is from the Akron area, and is wanted dor drug trafficking and parole violations. 
 
More details below.
 
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U.S. MARSHALS TASK FORCE
“DANGEROUS DOZEN”
February 2017
Cleveland, Ohio – U.S. Marshal Peter J. Elliott has released the July 2017 updated “Dangerous Dozen” list of most wanted fugitives for the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF). A flyer is attached with the photo, name, date of birth, charge
and area of interest for the current “Dangerous Dozen”. With internet access, anyone can click on each photo on the flyer and view full wanted posters for each fugitive, which contain larger pictures and moreinformation on the fugitive. The public can also go to www.usmarshals.gov/district/oh-n/fugitives to view the fugitives and wanted posters.
 
The following fugitives were added to replace the five vacancies:
Clarence Bennett is a Cleveland area fugitive wanted by the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals for homicide. In August of 2017, Bennett allegedly opened fire on a group of people gathered outside a Cleveland bar. As a result, one person was died and four others were wounded. Bennett has ties throughout Cleveland.
Courtney Ware is a Mansfield area fugitive wanted by the Mansfield Police Division of Police and the U.S. Marshals for assault. In November of 2017 Ware allegedly beat a female victim severally
causing her to lose consciousness. Ware has ties to the Richland County area. 
 
Elijah Butler is an Akron area fugitive wanted for drug trafficking and parole violations stemming
from a conviction of robbery. Butler had ties throughout the Akron area.
Demarkus Hodge is a Lorain area fugitive wanted by the U.S. Marshals for Violations of Supervised Release stemming from a federal conviction of failure to register. Hodge is required to
register as a convicted sex offender as a result of a conviction of rape of a child. Hodge has ties in the Lorain area as well as Buffalo, NY.
Christopher Terry is a Canton area fugitive wanted by Canton Police Department and the U.S.Marshals for Rape. It is alleged that Terry used a firearm to force his victim to encage in sexual
intercourse. 
Terry has ties throughout Canton and New Philadelphia.
All of the fugitives on the “Dangerous Dozen” should be considered dangerous individuals and should not be approached by the general public. If anyone has information concerning the location
of these fugitives, they are encouraged to contact the NOVFTF toll free at (866) 4WANTED or text keyword WANTED and your tip to TIP411 (847411). Tipsters may remain anonymous and cashrewards are available for information leading to the arrest of any of these fugitives. 
Monday, 12 February 2018 11:26

FOTW: Police Looking for Medina Co. Man

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The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is offering a reward for this week's Fugitive of the Week, 59-year-old Charles "Tony" Miller.

The U.S. Marshals Office out of Cleveland say that Miller, whose last known address was along Avon Lake Rd. in Litchfield, Ohio, is wanted for the shooting death of a man in the Steelyard Commons parking lot back on October 27th, of last year. 

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Miller is a listed at 6 feet, 6 inches tall, weighing about 250 pounds, and is possibly driving either a full size van or a blue Mercury Grand Marquis with an Ohio temp tag or a Georgia license plate. 

If you have any information in reference to Charles Miller, please contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED or Text keyword WANTED and tip to 847411 (tip411). Tipsters can remain anonymous and reward money is available.

Friday, 09 February 2018 14:42

Akron Firefighter Charged in Domestic Dispute

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An Akron Firefighter has been charged with felonious assault after a domestic dispute inside a home in the 700 block of McKinley Avenue last week.

Police say 31 year old Enrique Green was visiting a female friend, when her ex-boyfriend showed up, and there was an argument.

When the ex threw a brick at Green; Green allegedly shot him in the shoulder. Green, who does not have a concealed carry permit, has been with the city of Akron's fire department for six years, and is currently on unpaid leave.

 

 

The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the convictions and death sentences for Richard Beasley, the Akron man who posted fake employment ads to Craigslist, luring four men to a rural property in southeastern Ohio, killing three and attempting to kill the fourth.

Scott Davis managed to escape Beasley after being shot; he'd eventually testify against him. Brogan Rafferty, who Beasley claimed was his nephew, was an accomplice to the crimes when he was just 16, was sentenced to life in prison.

This week, we're taking a look at an ambitious new retail and online initiative in Akron, that's a first-ever for the US, efforts to make Ohio ready for self-driving vehicles, and the second scary emergency mobile alert in the past month.

Click here to listen.

Thursday, 08 February 2018 13:42

This Week in Tech With Jeanne Destro-2-2-18

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This week, we're taking a look at what is possibly THE most significant Cybersecurity issue--ever--and what's being done about it, some cutting edge medical technology out of the University of Akron, what social media providers are doing to protect users from horrible, graphic videos, and new guidelines for using drones to fight crime.

Click here to listen.

Wednesday, 07 February 2018 12:35

Charges Dropped Against Twinsburg Husband

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A Summit County Grand Jury has decided against charges for 69-year-old Anthony Demchak of Twinsburg in the death of his wife, Marilyn. 

Back on October 25th, 2017, Anthony Demchak called 911 to report his wife unresponsive on the floor of their bedroom. He told emergency dispatch that he thought she'd fallen and that she was bleeding and not answering him. 

When police and EMS arrived, they found Marilyn Demchak on the floor,  unresponsive, with trauma to the back of her head. After a brief investigation, Anthony Demchak was arrested and charged with murder, felonious assault, involuntary manslaughter, and reckless homicide. 

Police had been called to the Demchak home in Twinsburg before on domestic violence reports after neighbors had reported instances of Anthony Demchak threatening, even hitting or knocking down Marilyn. One report claimed that Demchak had threatened to punch his wife in the face if she left the garage to come back in the house. The most recent incident, before the October 25th call, was July of last year. 

After months, the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office found that the cause of Marilyn Demchak's death could not be determined, and the grand jury dropped all charges against Anthony. He has since been released from custody. 

Wednesday, 07 February 2018 12:00

Briggs Elected Summit DD President Again

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From the Office of Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan:

Members of Mayor Dan Horrigan’s cabinet have a demonstrated commitment to giving back to the greater Akron community by volunteering their time and talent to diverse non-profit organizations. As just one example of this commitment, Randy Briggs, Deputy Mayor for Labor Relations for the City, was recently elected to his sixth term as the President of the Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board (“Summit DD”).

Originally appointed to the Board by late County Executive Russ Pry, Mr. Briggs has been working to advance the mission and vision of Summit DD since January 2009.

“I’ve had some of the most rewarding experiences of my career through this volunteer position,” Briggs said. “Working with my fellow board members and our leadership team to find ways to better serve our clients and ensure that each of our neighbors are treated with respect, dignity, and equality, regardless of ability, has become a true passion for me. This work has made me a better professional and a better person, and I’m grateful for this opportunity to give back, while gaining so much in return.”

The volunteer service of City staff complements the work they do for the City every day. “I’m proud to say that my cabinet, and so many other City employees, know the value of community service,” Mayor Horrigan said. “It is important to me that I am surrounded by leaders and advisors who ‘walk the talk’ and truly care about making Akron a better place – both in their official positions, and through their personal pursuits.”

For more information about Summit DD, please visit http://www.summitdd.org/ or contact Billie Jo David, Director of Communication, at (330) 634-8073 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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