Police nabbed another man -- this time from Akron -- in their continued investigation of the theft of a front loader from a construction company as part of a heist that caused a million dollars in damages to J. Bowers Construction on Mogadore Road the week of Thanksgiving.
44-year old Ryan Benton of 13th Street Southwest faces theft and safecracking charges; police charge he and an accomplice drove the construction vehicle down railroad tracks that also included theft of a pickup truck from Gary's Car Kare, theft of two front-loaders and welding torches from Osbourne Stone used to crash into the Bowers Construction building to get a safe.
47-year old David Cogarill of Tennessee was named last week on warrants related to the theft. He remains at-large.
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(APD) Ryan K. Benton, 44, of 13th Street SW in Akron, was charged with four counts of breaking and entering, three counts of auto theft, vandalism and safecracking.
Benton and another male entered Osbourne Stone on Darrow Road and took a front loader. They drove the front loader down the railroad tracks and cause over a million dollars damage to J. Bowers Construction on Mogadore Road. The
incident occurred back on 11/21/15.