Thursday, 09 February 2017 11:28

Teen Arrested For Rape In Child Neglect Case

Summit County Sheriff's Detectives respoded to a home in Coventry Township last month after they received information of children being sexually abused.

Detectives and Summit County Children's Services found 9 kids living in the home in "deplorable" conditions. They've since been removed from that home and an investigation found that 18-year-old Cody Haupt was abusing three of the young children, including a 5-year-old boy, a 6-year-old girl, and an 8-year-old boy.

According to the Sheriff's Office report, Haupt is the half-brother of the victims. He has been arrested, charged with three felony counts of rape and more charges are pending. He's in Summit County Jail.

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Sunday, 08 January 2017 12:37

Deputies Look For Hit-Skip

An early morning Sunday hit-skip has Summit County deputies asking for help finding the driver of what's believed to be a Subaru Forrester who hit a man walking on South Main Street in Coventry Township.

The incident occured around 3:30 a.m. near the intersection of North Turkeyfoot Road; the victim suffered life-threatening injuries and was not carrying identification with him at the time he was hit. The unidentified man was taken to Akron General Hospital and police are also asking for help identifying the man as well as the driver of the hit-ski.

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(Summit Sheriff) On Sunday January 8, 2017, at approximately 3:30 a.m., the Summit County Sheriff's Office responded to a call that a pedestrian had been hit by a vehicle in the southbound lanes of South Main Street near North Turkeyfoot Road in Coventry Township. The Summit Metro Crash Response Team is currently investigating the crash.

The victim is described as a white male and he had no identification with him at the time of the crash. He was transported to Akron General Hospital with life threatening injuries. The vehicle involved is believed to be a 2010-2013 Subaru Forrester.

Anyone with any information regarding this crash, including the identity of the driver of the vehicle or the identity of the victim is asked to contact Sergeant Lee Hoskins at the Summit County Sheriff's Office at 330-643-2181.

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Wednesday, 21 September 2016 10:20

Coventry Twp. Man Arrested For Child Pornography


After receiving a tip back on August 17th from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the Summit County Sheriff's Detective Bureau launched an investigation into the alleged downloading in child pornography in Coventry Township. 

Throughout their investigation, detectives found that Craig J. Provence, 67, had knowingly downloaded inappropriate images and other materials that exploited children. A warrant was issued and the Sheriff's Office executed a search of a residence at Alma Avenue. They seized a computer, CDs and other electronic storage media from the home and placed Provence under arrest. 

He is currently in Summit County Jail, charged with two counts of Pandering Obscenity Involving a Minor, both felonies. Investigators say additional charges could be handed down pending the outcome of the complete investigation.

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Thursday, 01 September 2016 08:19

Coventry Twp. Fatal Fire Under Investigation

A fatal fire in Coventry Township is under investigation.

The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office reports 33-year-old Dana Lonteen was found inside the Portage Lakes Drive apartment when firefighters responded to a fire with heavy smoke around 6 o'clock Tuesday evening.

The victim was taken to Akron City Hospital where she later died from her injuries shortly after 9 p.m. on Wednesday.

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Thursday, 14 July 2016 08:44

Search Continues For Missing Teen

Crews are searching for a teen who disappeared while swimming in the Portage Lakes Wednesday afternoon.

Summit County Sheriff's deputies say an 18-year-old woman reported that her and her boyfriend had been swimming off of a boat in the Portage Lakes between the Akron Yacht Club and the Sandy Beach Marina in Coventry Township.

She called 9-1-1 to report that the boat began to drift and he was unable to swim back to the boat. The woman told officials that she tried to rescue him, but she was unable to locate him.

The Coventry Fire Department and the Summit County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol Unit are currently trying to locate the 18-year-old.

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A fatal crash left one person dead and three others injured in Coventry Township early Wednesday morning.

The Summit County Sheriff's Office reports an SUV went off the right side of the roadway and struck the Swartz Road bridge on I-77 northbound.

A 74-year-old Elyria man, a passenger in the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and two passengers were taken to Akron area hospitals by the Coventry Fire Department. Deputies said the driver and one passenger were listed in critical condition.

The third passenger was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The crash is currently under investigation by the Summit County Sheriff's Crash Team.

Authorities say speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash at this point.

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A Coventry Township teacher at an early learning and childcare facility is facing charges of child endangering and was fired from her job after reports of misconduct.

Summit County Sheriff's deputies said another teacher at Little Steps Big Dreams Academy reported that she witnessed the misconduct and alerted school officials.

Deputies said an investigation revealed that 22-year-old Keira Davis of Akron was involved in three separate incidents during the kids' nap time where she dragged a child by an ankle, another was held down on a mat, and another child had her mouth taped shut and suffered minor injuries. All three victims are 3-years-old.

The incidents happened between April 8th and 11th.

Davis was arrested and charged with 3 counts of child endangering.

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Summit County Sheriff's deputies say they have arrested a Coventry Township man who is believed to be involved in at least a dozen break-ins in Summit County.

Joshua Collmar, 36, was arrested after a month long investigation and two incidents where he fled from authorities. On February 11th, deputies say Collmar tried to strike a cruiser when he was caught in a stolen vehicle with stolen property inside after a break-in in Green. Less than a week later, Collmar was pulled over in another stolen car with several car keys from a local dealership.

Several items were recovered including hand tools, power tools, a U-Haul moving truck full of stolen property, and a 2016 Winnebago camper.

Collmar has been charged with breaking and entering and receiving stolen property. He was booked into the Summit County Jail. 


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Tuesday, 16 February 2016 10:26

Three Rescued From Freezing Water

Last weekend's bitter cold temperatures and icy lakes left Summit County Sheriff's deputies with a rescue mission Friday night.

Deputies responded to a report of a man drowning in the "Iron Channel", located in the east reservoir of Portage Lakes in Coventry Township, late Friday night when temperatures were hovering around 15 degrees and the wind blowing at approximately 20 miles per hour.

Sheriff's Inspector Bill Holland said a pair of good samaritans tried to help rescue the 24-year-old man before deputies arrived, but they were unsuccessful and ended up partially in the water. A deputy helped to pull up the two good samaritans and was assisted by another resident to rescue the unresponsive 24-year-old.

The deputy and resident provided first aid to the victim until Coventry EMS arrived on scene.

The victim and one of the rescuers were taken to Barberton Citizens' Hospital for treatment. Both are expected to make full recoveries.

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A 32-year-old man is dead after authorities say he barricaded himself inside a Coventry Township home Sunday night.

Summit County Sheriff's Inspector Bill Holland said Ryan Perkins of New Franklin was found with what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head after a four-hour standoff.

"Our dispatch center received a call from a woman who said her 32-year-old husband was walking around outside in the yard of a Coventry Township residence with a rifle in his mouth," said Holland.

According to deputies, the man was reportedly making threats to harm himself and law enforcement inside the East State Street house.

Deputies were able to get in the home through a bedroom window to safely bring the mother and a child outside. Authorities tried to communicate with Perkins, but were unsuccessful and later found him on a couch with what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident remains under investigation.

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Tuesday, 27 October 2015 11:25

Marijuana, Cash Found In Coventry Home

A search warrant at a Coventry Township home led to the discovery of several pounds of marijuana and more than $40,000 in cash.
Summit County's drug unit was called in to search a home on Elora Avenue after a anonymous tip, according to Summit County Sheriff's Deputies.
Authorities found several pounds of marijuana packed for sale, scales, over $40,000 in cash, suspected cocaine, and a firearm.
Dexter Cooley, 24, of Coventry Township, was arrested and charged with trafficking in drugs. Additional charges are pending the outcome of the investigation.
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