Akron Police are investigating an expensive heist last Friday, that left a woman without her nearly $30,000 engagement ring! 

According to the report, a burglar, or burlars, hit the home on Jennifer Street in Akron on Friday, May 11th, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., while the victim was at work. 

In addition to the $28,000 ring, other jewelry, including a thousand dollar diamond ring, were taken in the burglary. Police say a suspect entered the home through a rear window, but didn't specify whether it was locked or not. 

Police haven't identified any suspects or leads in the case just yet, but the investigation is ongoing. 

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UPDATE Police arrested Marock Wednesday evening.

Springfield Township Police are looking for 55-year-old John Michael Marock. A warrant has been issued for Marock on on assault, robbery, burglary, and violation of a protection order charges. He's a white male, 6'2", 200 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes, and a black goatee. Police believe he may be in the Akron area and are asking to keep a look out and call 911 if you see him.

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Tuesday, 24 January 2017 10:23

Wayne Co. Man Arrested In Steak Break-In

Jerry Grassick, 51, of Green Township is in jail, arrested for allegedly breaking into a woman's home, hiding in her bathroom, and attempting to steal her Salisbury Steak... The kind with the gravy! 

According to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office, upon returning home, the female resident noticed someone or something moving in her bathroom. She thought it was her cat. Turns out, Grassick was hiding in her bathtub behind her shower curtain.

The Sheriff's Office report states that Grassick was attempting to steal Salisbury Steak, frozen chicken, and pork chops. 

Grassick is charged with burglary and is due in court January 30th. 

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Tuesday, 11 October 2016 17:46

Picture Of Green Burglary Suspect

Summit County sheriff's detectives hope to find someone who broke into a home in Green.

The burglar first rang the doorbell at the home on Bob White Trail on Saturday evening at about ten until eight PM.

He forced entry after no one answered - but a surveillance camera snapped a picture of him.

Anyone who recognizes him should call the Summit County Sheriff's Office.

(Summit County Sheriff's Office, news release) On October 8, 2016, at approximately 7:51 p.m., an unknown male suspect forced entry into a residence located on Bob White Trail in the city of Green. The suspect rang the front door bell prior to forcing entry through the front door. The security system captured the attached photo of the suspect as he forced entry into the residence. The Summit County Sheriff's Office responded and processed the scene.

Anyone with information on the identity of this suspect should contact Detective Jason Kline or Detective Larry Brown at 330-643-2131.

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An aggravated burglary suspect was shot at after he allegedly punched his neighbor in the face and walked into his home.

Police said a 66-year-old man reported that his neighbor, 36-year-old Daniel Givens, knocked on his door around 7:30 Sunday morning on Sullivan Avenue.

The victim told police he refused to answer the door and Givens left -- only to return several minutes later. When the man opened the door, Givens punched him and entered the home. That's when the victim pulled out a .45 caliber handgun and fired a shot, striking the neighbor in the ankle.

According to police, Givens was treated for non-life threatening injuries and was later charged with aggravated burglary and assault.

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Friday, 09 September 2016 15:57

APD Seeking North Hill Gun Burglar

Akron police are looking for a suspect in the theft of three guns from a North Hill home earlier this week.

Police say the burglary took place on Mount Vernon Avenue on Monday morning, between the hours of 9 and 11 AM.

The burglar forced his way into an east side front door, and then fled after taking the gun.

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(APD) The Akron Police Department is requesting the public's help in identifying a suspect possibly involved in a burglary that took place on September 5, 2016 between 9:00am and 11:00am in the 1100 block of Mount Vernon Avenue. The suspect entered the residence by forcing open an east side front door. Once inside the residence, the suspect took three guns and fled.

The suspect is a white male, 18 – 23 years old, 5'9" – 6'1", with a goatee and tattoos on his forearms and legs. He was wearing a green t-shirt, light colored shorts, and white shoes and carrying a black backpack.

The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is asked to contact our department.

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The man who's accused of killing Canton police K9 officer Jethro appeared in Canton Municipal Court this morning for his arraignment.

A preliminary hearing for Kelontre Barefield has been scheduled for January 22nd at 1:30 p.m. and his bond remains at $5 million.

Barefield is accused of shooting K9 Jethro three times during a burglary at Fisher Foods in Canton last weekend.

Hundreds attended Jethro's funeral service Thursday afternoon.

Previous Coverage: 

VIDEO End Of Watch: Canton Police K9 Jethro

Bond Set at $5 Million For Alleged K9 Killer

AUDIO: Jethro Donations Pour In

UPDATE Canton Police K-9 Jethro Passes Away

Police K-9, Suspect Shot in Canton Burglary

 

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A Mogadore Road business that was in the spotlight for being near the site of the jet plane crash earlier this month is now dealing with damage to its own building.

Akron police say J. Bowers Construction was found damaged early Saturday, by a front loader police say someone stole from a company on Darrow Road. The burglars stole a safe after damaging J. Bowers.

Police say it started after a pickup truck was stolen from a car repair business, and that the burglars used that pickup to steal two front loader truck keys and some torches from the second business.

After the first front loader was wrecked, police say burglars took the second one, and used the front loader's bucket to damage the J. Bowers building, and steal the safe inside.

Police say they found the pickup truck, torches and the empty safe off Mogadore Road, and railroad tracks nearby were damaged. The first front loader was found with damage as well.

A surveillance camera at J. Bowers had captured the jet plane crash nearby earlier this month. The video is being examined by NTSB investigators.

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Wednesday, 18 November 2015 14:55

Neighbors Help APD Get Burglary Suspect

Akron police say some observant neighbors helped them arrest a man they say assaulted and robbed an elderly woman at her home in Firestone Park.

Police say the 81 year-old woman says a man followed her into her home when she returned from grocery shopping, grabbed her and demanded her purse and jewelry.

The robber pulled some jewelry off her wrist and the woman had minor injuries.

Police say a few neighbors called with a description of the suspected robber and his vehicle.

They found the vehicle at an apartment on Nadia Court, and found their suspect hiding in the attic crawl space.

Police say 26 year-old Brandon Elkins of Nadia Court tried to get away while being taken from the police station to a patrol wagon, pushing an officer and running....but was taken into custody again after a foot chase.

Elkins faces aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and escape. Most of the victim's property was found at the Nadia Court address, and they hope other items found will link him to similar burglaries and robberies.

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