Tuesday, 26 September 2017 12:17

UPDATE: Arrest Made in Akron Stabbing

Akron Police have arrested Crystal Bruce, 33, of Garfield Street, in the death of a man found with a stab wound to his chest on an Akron porch early Tuesday morning. 

Tuesday, around 12:45 a.m., APD was called to the home in the 700 block of Garfield Street. Upon arrival they found 44-year-old Shawn Belville with a stab wound to the chest. He was pronounced dead about 30 minutes later. Detectives ruled his death a homicide. 

Later in the day on Tuesday, APD arrested Bruce and she was charged her with murder, tampering with evidence, and illegal cultivation of drugs. She's been booked in Summit County Jail. 

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Tuesday, 06 December 2016 10:21

U Of A Student Stabbed By Roommate, Dies

University of Akron student Duncan Unternaher, 23, was allegedly stabbed by his roommate in their apartment on Grant Avenue on campus. Police say it happened on Saturday, December 3, juat about 12:30 a.m., and stemmed from an argument that started over fast food. 

A third roommate called 911 to report that his roommate, 22-year-old Kendall Scheid, stabbed Unternaher. 

Unternaher, from Newark, Ohio, was transported to Akron City Hospital where he died from his injuries on Monday, December 5. 

Scheid was arrested and booked into Summit County Jail on Felonious Assault charges. Bond has been set at $1,000,000 and he is reportedly facing more charges following the death of Unternaher. 

The Monday Unternaher died, University of Akron students held a candlelight vigil outside of the Phi Delta Theta house on campus, where students remembered him as fun-loving, outgoing, and friendly to everyone. 

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Wednesday, 17 February 2016 17:32

Hospital Guard Recovering, Investigation Starts

The St. Thomas Hospital security guard stabbed by a patient at the hospital on Tuesday night is recovering.

Summa Health officials say Art Belcher Jr. is in stable condition, and is expected to make a full recovery.

They say the stabbing was "unprovoked".

Akron police say that 33 year-old Andrew Wallace was arrested and charged with felonious assault. He was taken to the Summit County Jail.

Summa Health says it's conducting a "thorough review" of the incident.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it has also opened an investigation, due to it being an incident of workplace violence.

An OSHA spokesman says they'll try to determine if proper OSHA procedures were in place at St. Thomas when the stabbing happened.

Scott Allen tells WAKR.net that OSHA thinks the incident "could have been prevented had the employer used all precautions they could to protect their workers."

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