Ryan Lang

Ryan Lang

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 12:48

Gun Indictments Soar in 2017 Across No. Ohio

The U.S. Attorney's Office out of Cleveland has released data from 2017 regarding gun indictments, and the report is showing a drastic jump in cases across Northern Ohio. 

In 2017, 202 people across the northern part of the statewere indicted on gun charges. That is an increase from 105 the previous year, and the highest number of indictments since 2013 when there were 207. 

Cleveland lead the way with 116, while Akron was a distant second place, logging 35 gun indictements over the year, followed by Youngstown (27) and Toledo (24). 

The average sentence for a gun sentence in 2017 was 9 years in Northern Ohio, according to the Attorney's Office. 

 

Friday, 05 January 2018 05:19

Missing Adult Alert for Massillon Man

A Missing Adult Alert has been issued by the Massillon Police Department for Stark County and surrounding counties: Carroll, Columbiana, Holmes, Mahoning, Portage, Summit, Tuscarawas, and Wayne.

Information as of: January 5, 2018 at 1:30 AM

Be on the lookout for a missing adult. On January 4, 2018 at 5:00 PM, Mr. Andrews left a business on foot and failed to return home.

The incident took place in Stark County, OH On Whipple Ave NW in the city of Canton.

The adult's name is Carl Andrews and the individual is missing. The adult is a Black male, age 71, is 6'00" tall, weighs 215lbs, and has gray hair and brown eyes. Mr. Andrews suffers from Dementia. He was last seen wearing a red and gray hat, red coat, gray jacket underneath his coat, and white shoes. 

Call or dial 911 if you see the adult. You can also call 1-866-693-9171 or 911 to be transferred directly to the investigating law enforcement agency or to hear the alert information.

To view photographs, visit the Endangered Missing Adult Alert website at: http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Law-Enforcement/Local-Law-Enforcement/Missing-Adult-Alert

To unsubscribe reply to this email with "unsubscribe" as the subject or call (800) 325-5604.

Missing Adult

Wednesday, 03 January 2018 09:59

Akron Enters Deal to Protect Your Service Lines

The following is a press release from the City of Akron: 

 

The City of Akron has partnered with Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA) to offer homeowners optional residential external water service line warranties. The coverage is voluntary and available at affordable monthly or annual prices. Founded in 2003, SLWA has partnered with over 400 leading cities and municipalities in the U.S. to provide repair service plans that offer peace of mind and convenience.

“Far too many homeowners are unaware that they are responsible for any repairs needed as a result of damage to the water service lines on their property,” said John O. Moore, Akron’s Director of Public Service. “This means that homeowners can be stuck with the hassle and expense of the repair – from identifying a good contractor and scheduling time for the repair to be done to finding extra money in the budget to cover the cost of the repair. As Akron homes age along with the infrastructure serving them, SLWA repair plans provide homeowners with an optional peace of mind solution so they can be better prepared in the event of these unexpected repairs.”

The SLWA Service Line Warranty Program protects against damage to pipes on homeowners’ property. Repairs to these pipes are not covered by basic homeowners insurance or by the City of Akron. If a customer’s line is in need of repair, a simple call to the SLWA 24-hour hotline will dispatch a local, licensed contractor familiar with local code. The coverage features include:

  • ·Up $8,500 per covered incident with no deductibles or annual caps
  • ·Hotline access 24 hours per day, 365 days a year
  • ·Normal 30-day waiting period waived for immediate coverage
  • ·All for $3.47 per month

Many factors contribute to the life expectancy of a service line including the age, type of piping material, soil conditions and installation quality – all factors which are covered through the SLWA protection program. This program is voluntary for residents and provided at no cost to the City of Akron and no public funds are used to promote or administer the program.

“Our service plans not only cover the cost of the repair, they also provide homeowners with reputable, local contractors who will do the best possible job,” said Tom Rusin, CEO of SLWA parent HomeServe USA. “We’re thrilled to partner with the City of Akron and look forward to the opportunity to provide Akron homeowners with the assistance they need when faced with a home repair emergency.”

SLWA has been recognized as the nation's largest and most trusted source of utility line plans endorsed by the National League of Cities (NLC). The company is committed to customer service, ethical marketing practices and maintaining an A+ accredited rating with the Better Business Bureau. For questions about this service, or to enroll, please contact SLWA at 866-922-9006 or visit www.slwofa.com.

About Service Line Warranties of America

Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA) is part of HomeServe USA Corp (HomeServe), a leading provider of home repair solutions serving over 3.4 million customers across the US and Canada. Founded in 2003, SLWA is the trusted source of utility line protection programs endorsed by the National League of Cities. Together with HomeServe, SLWA is dedicated to supplying best-in-class repair plans and delivering superior customer service to consumers through over 500 leading city, municipal and utility partners.

The cold isn't going anywhere, so the City of Akron has extended hours for four local community centers throughout the city that have been converted into "Warming Centers" for those stuck outside in the dangerous cold. 

Below is the press release from the City of Akron, including a statement from Mayor Dan Horrigan: 

 

Akron, Ohio, January 2, 2018 – Effective today (Tuesday, January 2) and continuing through Saturday, January 6, the City of Akron will be extending hours in four community centers to provide warming centers for residents who are in need.

“As we continue to face temperatures in the teens and single digits, we will be extending the operating hours of our community centers throughout this week in order to provide our residents with a warm place to drop in and escape the cold,” Mayor Dan Horrigan said.

The following centers will be open between the hours of 8:30 AM and 10:00 PMJanuary 2 - 6, 2018:

 

Mason Park Community Center

700 E. Exchange Street

Akron, OH 44306

330-375-2821

 

Patterson Park Community Center

800 Patterson Avenue

Akron, OH 44310

330-375-2819

 

Summit Lake Community Center

380 W. Crosier Street

Akron, OH 44311

330-375-2826

 

Lawton Street Community Center

1225 Lawton Street

Akron, OH 44320

330-375-2825

 


The City will continue to monitor for continuous frigid temperatures and will extend community center hours as necessary.  Unless otherwise specified, the centers will return to their normal business hours starting Sunday, January 7, 2018.

Friday, 29 December 2017 09:36

Akron Extends Warming Center Hours

Akron is in store for more bitter cold temps as we make are way toward the New Year, with overnight lows in the single, even negative digits Saturday and Sunday. In response, the City of Akron has extended cold shelter hours at various community centers throughout the city.. Mayor Horrigan said, in a press release, "The City of Akron would like to do our part in making sure we provide a warm place to drop in and escape the cold." 

Meanwhile, Haven of Rest Ministries is under a "Code Zero", reminding Akron area residents who may be looking for a break from the cold, that their doors are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Haven is located at 175 E. Market Street in Downtown Akron. 

See the full press release and list of community centers below: 

(CITY OF AKRON) Akron, Ohio, December 28, 2017 –

Effective Saturday, December 30, 2017 and continuing through Monday, January 1, the City of Akron will be extending hours in three community centers to double as warming centers for those residents who are in need.

“As temperatures are slated to drop significantly, and some citizens may not have adequate access to a properly heated facility throughout the day, the City of Akron would like to do our part in making sure we provide a warm place to drop in and escape the cold,” Mayor Dan Horrigan said. “Specific centers will now be open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, when many other public spaces may be closed.”

The following centers will be open Saturday, Dec 30 – Monday, Jan 1, 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.:

Mason Park Community Center 700 E. Exchange Street Akron, OH 44306 330-375-2821

Patterson Park Community Center 800 Patterson Avenue Akron, OH 44310 330-375-2819

Summit Lake Community Center 380 W. Crosier Street Akron, OH 44311 330-375-2826

The City will continue to monitor for continuous frigid temperatures. Unless otherwise specified, the centers will return to their normal business hours starting January 2, 2018. 

Wednesday, 27 December 2017 09:03

APD: Suspect Shot Victim After Robbery

UPDATE: The following is an update from the Akron Police Department: 

With the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Office Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, the suspect involved in last night’s homicide outside of Luei’s Carryout, located at 1012 Hammel Street, has been arrested.

Task force officers and officers from the Akron Police Department arrested Jarvell Henderson, 27, with an unknown address in Akron. Henderson was taken into custody on Akron’s west side without incident. Henderson will be charged with aggravated robbery and aggravated murder and booked into the Summit County Jail.

Shortly after 4:00pm yesterday evening, Henderson entered Luei’s Carryout armed with a handgun. Henderson robbed the clerk and fled the store. While Henderson was fleeing the store, a customer who witnessed the robbery sprayed Henderson with a chemical mace. Henderson fired a shot, striking the victim. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later died. Henderson fled through a neighboring apartment complex.

Henderson was identified after he dropped an out of state identification card at the scene of the robbery/homicide.

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Akron Police Detectives are investigating a deadly shooting that happened after an alleged robbery outside a carryout store in Akron. 

According to the report, the suspect robbed Leui's Market about 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. As he was leaving with the cash, the suspect was confronted by a man who witnessed what had happened. That man sprayed the suspect with what is thought to be pepper spray, trying to stop him. The suspect then shot the victim and ran. The victim was taken to Akron City Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. His name hasn't been released, pending an autopsy and positive identification from the Summit County Medical Examiner. 

The suspect (pictured) is described as a black male, between 25 and 30-years-old, about 5'3", 13-140 pounds, with a short beard. He was wearing a plaid shirt, black Carhartt jacket, blue jeans, and white sneakers. 

Anyone with any information or who may have witnessed the incident is asked to call Akron Police Detective's Bureau. 

 

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 12:21

Ken Ball Named Akron's 16th Police Chief

Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan has officially named Ken Ball the 16th Police Chief for the City of Akron's police department Wednesday. 

Ball, who has been with Akron Police for 26 years, has been serving as interim chief since the abrupt resignation of former Police Chief James Nice back in August. Nice was asked to resign by Mayor Horrigan after allegations of professional misconduct and was said to be criminally involved with his nephew's car dealership in the city. Nice's attorney has denied any criminal wrongdoing. 

During the press conference, Mayor Horrigan said that when deciding to promote within, he knew that he needed someone who understood that while the Akron Police Department is an outstanding law enforcement agency, wouldn't accept the status quo and would always be looking to move the department in a forward direction. 

Of the appointment, Chief Ball said that he will approach the office with "quiet disconent," meaning he will not be the chief that is banging on doors, demanding change. Instead, Chief Ball says he will be someone who, "internally, not satisfied with where they're at," and always seeking improvement and to get better. 

The initial term for Chief Ken Ball's office is four years. 

Kent State University has announced a "tuition guarantee" program, similar to the University of Akron and Youngstown State University, along with several other statewide universities and colleges, that made announcements on their plans recently.

The tuition increase, which will be rolled out for incoming freshman starting Fall semester, 2018, and will freeze undergraduate tuition, mandatory fees, and room and board rates, including meal plans, for four years. Eric Mansfield with KSU says that there could be additional costs for specific programs, but the tuition guarantee applies to the base tuition.  

The Kent State Board of Trustees is meeting again in March of 2018 to discuss what the tuition hike will be. Mansfield added in an interview with the Ray Horner Morning Show on 1590 WAKR that while in-state, undergrad tuition has not increased since 2014, and the tuition guarantee does not affect current students, the Board will discuss in that meeting in March what will happen with the tuition for current students. 

 

Thursday, 07 December 2017 06:22

Missing 14 Year Old Barberton Girl Found

Update: 12-22-17

The 14 year old Barberton girl who has been missing since December 4th, and has been on the run with her 33 year old convicted felon cousin, has been found.

US Marshals caught up with Analys Clay, and Louis Jakab, when they were spotted at a Cleveland area Denny's restaurant last night. They fled, but were caught after a chase during which Jakab crashed his car, and the couple then tried to escape on foot.

The girl, who is believed to be pregnant by her cousin, who was taken to the hospital as a precaution. But, US Marshal  Pete Elliot, says--she appears to be OK. Jakab, meanwhile, is in custody on previously filed charges, and faces more now.

Update: 12-19-17

US Marshals are still searching nationwide for 14 year old Analys Clay of Barberton, and her 33 year old convicted felon cousin, Louis Jakab. In addition, US Marshal Bill Boldin tells us, they now have a new description of the car they believe Jakob is driving.

While it was first reported as a 2017 Black Audi A-3, with stolen Ohio license plates, Boldin says that now they're looking for a midnight blue, but appears black in color, 2013 Audi A-7, license plate # HED-3844.

Boldin says they believe the Vehicle was stolen by Jakab, during a test-drive from a dealership in Brunswick.

Please see below for more information, and updates that show how this story has unfolded over the past two weeks:

Update: 12-18-17

The nationwide search continues for a missing 14 year old girl from Barberton, who is with her 33 year old cousin, who's wanted for crimes in 8 different jurisdictions.
 
Senior Inspector Bill Boldin from the US Marshall's says a tipster called them last week to tell them that Analys Clay and her cousin Louis Jakab, had been seen at a hotel in Fairfax County, Virginia, on December 12th.
 
But he says since then; there have been no further clues as to their whereabouts. See below for pictures and more details. 

Update:12:14-17

Akron police have issued an arrest warrant for the mother of the 14 year old Barberton girl who went missing last week, and is with her 33 year old cousin, who is a fugitive now being sought by Federal Marshals. 


Police say 36 year old Helena Clay initially lied about where and how her daughter took off with her cousin, who has charges pending against him in eight different jurisdictions, and has a number of past felony convictions, including manslaughter. 
 
Authorities are concerned about the girl's safety, say she may be missing important medication, and that she is pregnant--by her cousin, Louis Jakab. See below for more info.
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US MARSHALS SEEKING ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING MISSING JUVENILE GIRL BELIEVED TO BE WITH WANTED FUGITIVE Cleveland, Ohio –The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is offering a reward for information leading to the capture of fugitive Louis Jakab and the recovery of missing juvenile Annalys Clay. Jakab, 33 is wanted by the United States Marshals Service on felony warrants in 8 different jurisdictions charging him with interference with custody, robbery, theft, fraud, passing bad checks, and receiving stolen property. Jakab is also wanted for violating his parole, and he has a prior conviction for manslaughter. Clay, 14 is a reported missing juvenile from Barberton. On Dec. 4, Helena Clay reported her daughter Annalys missing to the Akron Police Department and believes she is with Louis Jakab. Helena Clay reported that her daughter is pregnant, and that Jakab, who is her cousin, is believed to be the father. It is believed that Clay is currently with fleeing fugitive Jakab. They were last seen in a 2017 Black Audi A3, with Ohio license plate HED-3844. The plates had previously been reported as stolen in Cleveland. Investigators believe that they are still together and have left the State of Ohio. Jakab is a white male standing approximately 6 feet 4 inches, weighing approximately 190 pounds, with a shaved head and blue eyes. Clay is a white female standing tall 5 feet 5 inches, weighing 125 pounds with red hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information concerning any wanted fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1- 866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833). You may also anonymously text in a tip by texting the keyword "WANTED" and your tip to TIP411 (847411), or you can send a web tip at the following webpage http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/ohn/index.html. Reward money is available and tipsters may remain anonymous.

Update: 12-11-17

US Marshall's are on the trail of a 33 year old wanted fugitive believed to be on the run with a 14 year old girl from Barberton, and they're offering a reward for information leading to his capture.

Louis Jakab is wanted on felony warrants in 8 different jurisdictions, including parole violation, robbery, fraud, passing bad checks, and receiving stolen property. He also has a past conviction for maslaughter.

Jakab is a white male standing approximately 6 feet 4 inches, weighing approximately 190 pounds, with a shaved head andblue eyes. Clay is a white female standing tall 5 feet 5 inches, weighing 125 pounds with red hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information concerning any wanted fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833). You may also anonymously text in a tip by texting the keyword "WANTED" and your tipto TIP411 (847411), or you can send a web tip at the following webpage: http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/ohn/index.html.

See below for more detailed information.

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  US MARSHALS SEEKING ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING MISSING JUVENILE GIRL BELIEVED TO BE WITH WANTED FUGITIVE

Cleveland, Ohio –The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is offering a reward for information leading to the capture of fugitive Louis Jakab and the recovery of missing juvenile Annalys Clay.

Jakab, 33 is wanted by the United States Marshals Service on felony warrants in 8 different jurisdictions charging him with interference with custody, robbery, theft, fraud, passing bad checks, and receiving stolen property.
Jakab is also wanted for violating his parole, and he has a prior conviction for manslaughter.

Clay,14 is a reported missing juvenile from Barberton.
On Dec. 4, Helena Clay reported her daughter Annalys missing to the Akron Police Department and believes she is with Louis Jakab.

Helena Clay reported that her daughter is pregnant, and that Jakab, who is her cousin, is believed to be the father.

It is believed that Clay is currently with fleeing fugitive Jakab. They were last seen in a 2017 Black Audi A3, with Ohio license plate HED-3844. The plates had previously been reported as stolen in Cleveland.

Investigators believe that they are still together and have left the State of Ohio.

Jakab is a white male standing approximately 6 feet 4 inches, weighing approximately 190 pounds, with a shaved head andblue eyes. Clay is a white female standing tall 5 feet 5 inches, weighing 125 pounds with red hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information concerning any wanted fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833). You may also anonymously text in a tip by texting the keyword "WANTED" and your tipto TIP411 (847411), or you can send a web tip at the following webpage: http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/ohn/index.html.

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According to reports, Annalys was driving with her mother on the highway Sunday, and the two were arguing. During the argument, Annalys reportedly exited the car and got into 33-year-old Louis Jakab's car. Jakab, 33, of North Royalton, was reportedly driving behind Annalys and her mother in a silver Cadillac STS with Ohio license plates HAA8369

Reports indicated Annalys was last seen in Barberton with Jakab. 

A warrant has been issued for Jakab on Interference with Custody charges. 

This is not an Amber Alert, but police again believe that Annalys is in danger. Anyone with information is asked to call Akron Police at 330-375-2490. 

Wednesday, 06 December 2017 11:49

UA Student Sentenced in Roommate's Stabbing

Kendal Scheid, 23, who pleaded guilty to First Degree Felony Involuntary Manslaughter in the stabbing death of his University of Akron roommate, 23-year-old Duncan Unternaher, was sentenced to three years in prison Tuesday. 

Back on December 3, 2016, Scheid stabbed Unternaher in the chest during an argument over fast food, according to witnesses. A third roommate called 911, and said that the two had been drinking and began arguing. That is when Scheid stabbed Unternaher multiple times; he died a couple of days later in the hospital. 

After his death, there was an outpouring of support for Unternaher and his family from students across the University of Akron, who called him a sociable, friendly, and kind person. 

“This was a horrible tragedy. No one expects when they send their child off to college that they will be stabbed to death by their roommate,” said Prosecutor Walsh. “In his 23 years, Duncan left behind a legacy of helping others as well as his positive outlook on life.  The outpouring of love and support for Duncan from the community has been truly heartwarming, and a testament to his kindness and generosity.”

According to a release from Walsh's office, Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands stated during sentencing that she would consider judicial release for Scheid in six months, the first time he would be eligible. Prosecutors had asked for a prison sentence of eight years.

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