At about 10:16 p.m Sunday, two Uniontown Police Officers responded to a domestic violence call at 10599 Lela Avenue NW. When the officers arrived, the suspect, 28-year-old Ryan Probst opened fire on them. Both officers returned fire, killing the suspect, but not before Sergeant David White with UPD was hit four times.
(Ryan Probst, 28 - Photo Credit: Stark County Sheriff's Office)
After the shooting, the officers called for back-up and the Stark County Sheriff's office, along with other Uniontown Police officers arrived on the scene. Sgt. White was transported to an Akron-area hospital. He had surgery at about 5:30 a.m. Monday and has since been listed in stable condition.
During a press conference Monday morning, Stark County Sheriff George Maier noted that this was not Probst's first encounter with the law. He'd been arrested for violent offenses in the past and had a long RAP sheet. Sheriff Maier added that this wasn't the first domestic incident that they were called for at the home on Lela.
Both Sgt. Smith and the other officer involved in the shooting are on paid administrative leave while the investigation continues.
Sgt. Smith is a 25-year veteran of law enforcement and had been with the Uniontown Police Department since 2002.
The Stark County Sheriff is investigating two separate robberies which may be connected.
The first, according to the Sheriff's report, happened Friday, June 30th just before 6 p.m. at the PNC Bank at 2800 Whipple Avenue NW in Plain Township. A white male entered the bank wearing a hooded sweatshirt, dark glasses, a white T-shirt over his face, and white gloves.
Witnesses told investigators that the suspect never showed or indicated that he had a weapon.
The second robbery happened Monday, July 3rd, just after 6 p.m. at the Dairy Queen 4110 Hills and Dales Rd. NW., also in Plain Township.
Deputies responded to the Dairy Queen where witnesses say a man wearing a T-shirt and shorts with dark sunglasses and a white shirt over his face and head demanded the cash drawer. The report indicates the suspect in this robbery did say that he had a weapon, but never showed one. He left with the drawer in a maroon four-door SUV-type vehicle, possibly Kia Rio.
In both robberies, the suspect is described as a white male, in his late 20's or early 30's, between 5' 6" and 5' 10", with a slender build. Anyone with information or who recognizes the suspect is asked to call the Stark County Sheriff's Office at 330-430-3800 or the Anonymous Tip Line at 330-451-3937.
Akron Police are asking the public's help finding suspects in an Aggravated Robbery that happened earlier in October.
According to police, on October 7, 2016, two men entered Bel Air Motors on Exchange St. One pulled out a gun and demanded money and then struck the victim over the head with the pistol and him several times.
The two men got away with a couple thousand dollars in cash.
See the video below for more details:
Akron Police are looking for the public's help in finding the suspect in a shooting near the University of Akron main Campus.
It happened back on September 7, 2016, in the 200 block of Power St. near Rentschler St. One person was shot. The victim was not a University of Akron student, police say. As you see on the police surveillance video below, three men are shown. All three men were described to police by witnesses, but those witnesses say the man in the blue hooded sweatshirt was the shooter. An alert issued by the University stated that the three men fled the scene in a silver car that went north on Rentschler St.
Anyone with any information is asked to call Sergeant Forney with the Akron Police Department at 330-375-2490. The suspect is to be considered armed and dangerous.
Akron Police is looking for the public's help identifying the person they say robbed the Carnegie Pantry at 959 Carnegie Avenue last Wednesday afternoon just after 4 p.m.
As shown in the video below, the suspect entered the store and pointed a gun at the clerk, demanding money from the register and Newport 100 cigarettes.
The suspect is described as a black male, about 5'5", between 250 and 300 pounds. He was wearing gloves and a bandana over his face. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Magaw with the Akron Police at 330-375-2490.