Tuesday, 09 October 2018 07:09

Akron Man Killed, Father Charged

Akron Police busy over this past weekend, responding to shots fired outside a home in the 900 block of East Archwood Avenue, a felonious assault early Saturday morning  at the Parklane Manor apartments on Wren Walk that left one man shot with serious injuries, two breaking and enterings, and murder.

Around 2 p.m. Sunday, Police were called to a home in the 1000 block of Silvercrest Avenue on a report of a shooting and found a man dead in the driveway.

The victim's name hasn't been released pending the results of an autopsy, but police confirm that it was his father, Leon Portis Senior, 75, who was taken into custody, was charged with murder.

According to the APD report, Portis told detectives that he and his son got into a fight and that he shot him.

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(City of Akron) The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, awarded  the City of Akron a 3-year Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) grant. The purpose of the grant is to develop a multidisciplinary working group that will be trained in a victim centered, trauma informed approach to review, prioritize, investigate, and prosecute sexual assault cold cases.

The grant will provide for:

  • Personnel to support a 3-year program including 3 investigators and partial funding for an administrative assistant, a victim advocate, and a prosecutor
  • A case management system database specifically designed for cold case SAK investigations and compatible with those used in the Summit County Prosecutor’s Office and the City of Akron Prosecutor’s Office
  • Technology and supplies to increase the efficiency of investigations 

Chief Kenneth Ball, Akron Police Chief, states, “The Akron Police Department is thrilled to receive this grant. The process was very competitive.  Our selection represents an organizational goal of providing the very best services for crime victims and our community.  There are still challenges ahead, but this is a very positive step toward securing justice in these cases.”

Currently, APD doesn’t have adequate staffing to support a comprehensive response to cold case sexual assault cases. Beginning in 2012, the Akron Police Department began assessing every sexual assault kit collected since 1993 in order to submit or re-submit the kits for DNA testing under the 2011 Ohio Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) Testing Initiative. All SAKs in APD’s inventory were submitted and returned.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) has tested and returned 1,822 tested sexual assault kits (SAKs) to the Akron Police Department (APD)—847 of which returned a CODIS eligible profile—from cases 1 year or older. 975 kits did not return a DNA profile, but additional evidence (clothing, linens, etc.) may exist that could be tested. There is a great need to provide follow up investigation for all kits and—where possible and desired by the victim—prosecution.

Mayor Dan Horrigan added, “This is an amazing accomplishment for our Akron Police Department. This will allow us to better meet the needs of victims of sexual assault and truly hold their abusers accountable.”

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Monday, 17 September 2018 11:57

Bond Set at $2M in Ex-Girlfriend Slaying

Bond has been set for David Callaghan who is charged in the murder of his ex-girlfriend whose body was found in a shallow grave in his Crouse Street home over the weekend.

During an initial appearance, that lasted just a couple of minutes in Akron Municipal Court via a live video feed from the Summit County Jail, Judge Annalisa Williams put the bond at $2 Million. 

 

Robin Freitag had been missing since July. Police say she was killed August 6th, and that's when Callaghan buried her body. Local authorities dug up her remains Friday in the back yard of the home at 606 Crouse Street. 

Judge Williams announced that she would appoint an attorney for Callaghan. 

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Monday, 10 September 2018 12:31

Akron Man Admits to Killing Girlfriend

Akron Police have arrested 35-year-old Jordan DeHaven for killing his girlfriend. 

According to the report, Amy Rowan, 41, was reported missing by her mother, whom she lived with on Darrow Road, Friday evening around 6:30. Initially, after APD had contacted DeHaven, he denied knowing anything about it. Later Friday, around 9:30 p.m., police went to DeHaven's home on Tompkins Avenue and asked if they could search the property. DeHaven reportedly consented and then confessed to stabbing Rowan to death and hiding her body in his basement. 

Police in fact found Rowan's body wrapped in a blanket in the basement. During their search they also found the murder weapon, a knife. 

The Summit County Coroner had scheduled an autopsy for Monday and DeHaven's been booked in Summit County Jail on aggravated murder charges. 

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(University of Akron) City of Akron and University of Akron police are asking for any information you may have related to two incidents that occurred between 3:15 and 4:15 a.m. today behind businesses in the 400 block of East Exchange Street.

In the first incident, a victim was reported to have been shot in the leg. The suspect is described as a light skinned black male wearing red pants with a white stripe and a white shirt. The victim, who is not a student, is being treated.

In the second incident, four or five men reportedly robbed a man and fled south of Exchange. The victim, also not a student, said he saw a gun. The suspects were described as black, possibly all wearing green bandannas. One was wearing gray sweats, a green bandanna and had short dreadlocks.

If you know anything about this incident, please call City of Akron police detectives at 330-375-2490.

You can submit a tip confidentially to police by texting it to 274637 (CRIMES), and beginning the message with the keyword ZIPTIP. You may also submit a tip confidentially online to provide more detailed information, including images. All the ways you can submit a tip confidentially.

The University sends these advisories to encourage students and employees to take precautions and to submit any tips they may have. Previous advisories have prompted people to submit valuable tips that have led to arrests.

The UA Police Department's Campus Patrol is available to escort you to and from your car to classrooms and labs at any hour. Call the service at 330-972-7123.

Our officers patrol campus and the neighborhoods near campus around the clock. See safety recommendations from our police

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Friday, 31 August 2018 12:03

Local "Drugstore" Owner NOT on "Cloud 9"

A local mom and pop "drugstore" next to Summa Akron City Hospital is closed for the foreseeable future after a raid by Akron Police Narcotics agents earlier this week.

The Akron Beacon Journal is reporting that police seized marijuana, edibles, CBD oil, cocaine, and a handgun during the raid at "Cloud 9 Herbal Gallery."

Lt. Rick Edwards with APD told the Beacon that resident filed multiple complaints about the store that advertised on Facebook, offering "everything you need to... elevate yourself."

DeShawn Stafford, who's registered on the lease of the building, is already in Summit County Jail on cocaine trafficking charges. 

Another employee of the store was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine and drug trafficking. A warrant has been issued for another woman on drug charges as well. 

 

 

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Akron Police updating us on the shooting at John's Barber Shop on East Cuyahoga Falls Avenue last night, saying two black males walked into the shop just before 7 last night, and started an argument with the victim who one of them shot and killed.

Another victim was shot in the leg during the argument, after which the suspects fled. That second victim was taken to Western Reserve Hospital by a barber shop employee.

No more suspect information has been released, while Police say the investigation is ongoing.

See the full updated press release from APD 

Detectives are investigating a double shooting that occurred inside John’s Barber Shop, located at 226 East Cuyahoga Falls Avenue.

Shortly before 7:00pm, officers responded to shots fired at the barber shop. When officers arrived, they found a male inside of the barber shop with a fatal gunshot wound.

Another victim, a 33 year old male, called police and stated he was shot in the leg while inside of the barber shop. The victim fled the barbershop and was transported to Western Reserve Hospital by an employee of the barber shop.

According to a witness, two black males entered the barber shop and started an argument with the victim (deceased). During the argument, one suspect pulled out a handgun and fired multiple shots. The suspects fled.

The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy. The victim’s name is being withheld pending positive identification and family notifications. The shooting remains under investigation.

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Monday, 27 August 2018 11:59

APD Looking for Akron Shooting Suspect

Early Saturday afternoon, Akron Police were called to the 900 block of Baughman Street on a report of a fight between two women, reportedly over a man.

According to the police report, the man that the two women were arguing over, identified as 24-year-old Shaquille L. Jones of Nesbitt Avenue (pictured), pulled a gun, pointed it at one of the females, and threatened to shoot her. That female victim fled the scene, followed shortly after by the second female.

Later that night, around 10:30, police say Jones was identified as the suspect who shot an 18-year-old man in the head and chest on Orrin Street. That victim was taken to Akron General, his status is unknown. Meanwhile, a warrant has been issued for Jones. 

Anyone knowing his whereabouts is encouraged to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490; 330-375-2TIP, the U.S. Marshals Service at 1-866-4-WANTED; or the Summit County Crimestoppers Inc. at 330-434-COPS. You can also text TIPSCO with your tips to 274637 (Crimes). Callers can remain anonymous.

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Friday, 24 August 2018 11:28

Shots Fired into Akron Home

Akron Police are asking residents along Sumner Street to come forward with any information about someone who fired multiple shots into a home in the 800 block last night.

According to the police report, the shooting happened about 9:30 p.m.

The resident of the home said several bullets went through the front wall of the house, near where her three children, ages 9, 11, and 16, were in the downstairs. No one was injured in the shooting, and police have no leads as of this morning.

Anyone with information is asked to call Akron Police. 

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Wednesday, 22 August 2018 11:47

Two Men Rob Akron Man of U-Haul Truck

Akron Police have little to work with as they're looking for two men who assaulted and robbed an Akron man early Tuesday morning on the southwest side of the city.

According to report, just after midnight in the 900 block of West Wilbeth Road, two suspects approached the 36-year-old victim from behind and pistol-whipped him. Then, the two took off in the man's U-Haul truck. 

The victim couldn't provide a description of the suspects, but told police the truck was a 2011 Ford E-450 with Arizona plate AE-20969. No word on whether or not there was anything in the truck.

Anyone with information as asked to call the Akron Police. 

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Thursday, 09 August 2018 12:08

Akron Mother Wanted in Drive-By Shooting

A warrant has been issued for 22-year-old Kayla Lenoir of Akron in connection to a Tuesday afternoon driveby shooting along Storer Avenue.

Police say Lenoir, who's a mother of three, was inside the car that drove by the victim's house in the 400 block of Storer. The 34-year-old man, who was the target of Lenoir, was standing on the porch along with two other men, none of whom were injured. The man Lenoir was targeting, according to reports, is the father of Lenoir's three children. 

Lenoir is wanted on two counts of felonious assault, discharging firearm into an occupied structure, and domestic violence.

Anyone with information is asked to call Akron Police.

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Akron Police are warning area residents of an Apple iTunes scam, where theives are asking for over-the-phone payments for unpaid taxese, hospital bills, bail money for a family member and more.

One victim told Akron Detectives that he received an email he thought was from his boss ordering him to purchase $500 worth of iTunes gift cards and send them through email. That victim contacted Apple, who told them to file a police report.

See the full press release from APD below: 

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(APD) The Akron Police Department would like to warn our residents of a scam that has been hitting the Akron area.

A string of scams are taking place asking people to make payments over the phone for things such as taxes, hospital bills, bail money, debt collections, and utility bills. The scams are committed using many methods, from phone calls to emails.

In the most recent scam, the victim reported he received what he thought was an email from his boss to go purchase $500.00 worth of iTunes gift cards to be given to select customers at the business. Once the victim got the gift cards, he was instructed to take a picture of the gift card codes on the back of the cards and send them back to the email address. The victim did just what the email instructed to do. When the employee got back to work, he talked to his boss. The boss had no idea what the victim was talking about. That’s when the victim realized he was scammed by an unknown person. The victim immediately contacted Apple about the scam and was told to make a police report

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Monday, 16 July 2018 11:51

Teen Homicide Victim Identified

The Summit County Medical Examiner has identified a weekend shooting victim as 15-year-old Tyrone Phelps of Akron.

According to the report from Summit County Foresnsic Investigator Supervisor Amy Schaefer, Akron Police and EMS responded to Noah Avenue and Copley Road in Akron just before 10:30 Sunday night. That's where they found Phelps with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to Akron Children's where he died about a half hour later.

No suspect information has been provided. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

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Former Akron Police Chief James Nice is suing the City of Akron, Mayor Dan Horrigan, and current Police Chief Ken Ball for defamation of character according to the suit that was filed in U.S. District Court in Akron Tuesday.

In addition the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office is looking to get Nice's guilty plea that was filed in February, tossed out. In the lawsuit, Nice said that he only pleaded guilty attempted unlawful use of property to avoid prosecution for more serious meritless offenses.

The City of Akron released a statement, pointing out that Jim Nice voluntarily resigned his position last August after "serious allegations" of conduct unbecoming an officer. The statement went on to say that "at no point did the City misrepresent any information or mislead the public" regarding those allegations.

Read the full text from the lawsuit and the full response from the City of Akron below: 

James Nice Complaint Filed

City of Akron Response: 

James Nice voluntarily resigned from the City of Akron on August 27, 2017, following serious allegations that he engaged in conduct unbecoming of a member of the Akron Police Department.  When asked to respond to the allegations against him, James Nice chose to resign rather than face disciplinary action. James Nice later pled guilty to a misdemeanor offense related to his criminal misuse of a police database and surrendered his Ohio Peace Officer Training Certification. Throughout this period, the various allegations against James Nice caused the City of Akron and the men and women of the Akron Police Department significant unwanted disruption and embarrassment.  At no point did the City misrepresent any information or mislead the public in any way regarding the former Chief’s apparent misconduct.

In 2018, the City of Akron and the Akron Police Department have moved on from that unfortunate chapter and are rightly focused on doing the critically important work of the Department – making Akron’s neighborhoods safer, protecting Akron homes and businesses, and improving the lives of Akron residents through engaged community policing.  While it is unfortunate that any additional taxpayer resources will be spent responding to a frivolous lawsuit by the former Chief, the City and Akron Police Department will not be distracted from fulfilling the work the community expects and deserves - responding to the pressing needs and concerns of our citizens and pursuing meaningful solutions to those truly important issues facing our city.

 

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018 12:15

APD Looking for Three Drive-By Suspects

Akron Police are looking for three suspects in a drive-by shooting that happened Tuesday evening, around 5:30, in the 800 block of Beardsley Street.

According to the APD report, a 43-year-old man was shot, though it is unclear how many times. He was taken to Akron City Hospital, treated, and eventually released.

The suspects are described as three black males in a silver or gray Dodge Stratus.

Police say the shots came from the front passenger-side window.

Anyone with information is asked to please call Akron Police.

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Akron Police are looking for the suspect in an attempted armed robbery of the Valley Mart at 1752 Merriman Road Monday afternoon. 

According to the APD report, the suspect walked into the Valley Mart with a scarf covering his face, threw a plastic bag in the clerk's face, pulled out a gun, and then demanded money. 

The clerk complied, and put an undisclosed amount in the bag. That's when the suspect took off running, but didn't realize the clerk was running after him... armed with a broomstick! The clerk chased down the suspect and hit him over the back of the head with the broomstick, causing the suspect to drop the bag of cash and continue running away northbound on Weathervane Lane. 

The suspect is described as a white male about 25-30 years-old, between 5'10" and 6'0" tall, with brown hair. He was wearing a black scarf over his face, black hoodie with white horizontal stripes, black shorts, and flip flops. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Akron Police Department. 

 

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An Akron man is under arrest, facing multiple felony charges, after Akron Police say he held his girlfriend against her will and threatened her life. 

According to the APD report, police were called to the home at 26 West Dalton Avenue around 9 a.m. Tuesday. As officers pulled up to the home, they noticed 56-year-old Leon J. Newsome on the porch and a woman running from the home. That's when Newsome reportedly ran back into the home and locked the door. 

The female, who is believed to be Newsome's girlfriend, told Police that Newsome had held her against her will all night, that he had a gun and that he held the gun to her head and pulled the trigger... For some reason, Police say, the gun did not fire, sparing the woman's life. 

S.W.A.T. was called to the home and after a short time Newsome surrendured without further incident. He's being held in Summit County Jail on charges of felonious assault, aggravated menacing, kidnapping, unlawful restraint, assault, having weapons while under disability, and menacing.

 

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Akron Police have identified one of two suspects in a deadly shooting outside the Spring Hill Apartments on Everton Drive back on June 5th. 

Police first responded to the call of a man shot around 5 p.m. June 5th, and found 27-year-old Diamond Smith of Everton Drive lying near the apartment's pool area with several gunshot wounds. He was shortly after pronounced dead on the scene. 

Detectives spoke with Smith's girlfriend after the shooting who said two men broke into her apartment, pushed her around, and then took cash. Smith, the robbery victim's boyfriend, ran after the two men and was shot while he chased them. 

APD Detectives have since identified one of the two men as Cenqunn Woods (pictured), who is listed at 5'9" and 150 pounds. Anyone with more information on Woods whereabouts, the shooting, or the other suspect, is asked to please call APD Detectives Bureau at 330-375-2490. You can find more information here

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Akron Police believe they have the man who stole an AMR Ambulance from St. Thomas Hospital early Tuesday morning. 

According to the APD report, officers responded to the hospital at 444 North Main Street Tuesday around 1:30 a.m., regarding a stolen medical unit. An EMS worker, employed by Physicians and Surgeons (AMR), told them that while they were dropping off a patient inside the hospital, someone jumped into their ambulance and drove off. 

While taking a report at St. Thomas, APD Officers were notified of an accident involving an ambulance at Merriman Road and Treaty Line Road. The suspect reportedly crashed the ambulance into a utility pole and then fled the scene. 

Later Tuesday morning, around 3:30 a.m., officers were called to the University of Akron, Polsky's Parking Deck about a suspicious person. Shortly after, APD found 32-year-old Durelle Johnson of Cuyahoga Falls. With him, Johnson had a backpack with him that contained medical supplies that was taken from the EMS unit. 

Johnson is currenly charged with receiving stolen property, but is facing additional charges pending the investigation, according to APD. 

 

 

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Wednesday, 02 May 2018 12:14

Akron Taxi Driver Pepper Sprayed, Robbed

An female Akron taxi driver was pepper sprayed by a female passenger early Monday morning, according to an APD report.

The driver, who works for Rides-4-Less, picked up two women along Noah Avenue, and after driving for about half a mile, one of them sprayed her in the face while the other reached over the seat and grabbed her purse. Both passengers then jumped out of the back and ran.

This is the second Rides-4-Less driver that's been robbed in the past few months; a driver back in October was hit with a stun-gun.

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Akron Police are looking for the public's help finding a suspected bank robber. 

According to a press release from the police, the suspect walked into the PNC Bank at 1 Cascade Plaza around 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon and handed the teller a note. The note reportedly demanded $8,000 in cash and claimed that the man had a gun. 

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The suspect (pictured) is described as a black male, between 40 and 45 years old, around 6 feet tall, approximately 190 pounds with a mustache. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Akron Police. 

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Watch your speed along Akron City streets in the coming months, as APD is starting to crack down on speeders. 

The request is coming from Akron City Council, who will be working with the Police Department's Traffic Commander to decide which areas to target. 

Akron Police Chief Ken Ball tells the Akron Beacon Journal that the department is adding three, four-hour patrols each weekday, to rotate between Akron's 10 wards. Typically, shifts will run late afternoon, which is a high-volume time around the city. 

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Monday, 12 March 2018 12:34

APD Looking for Domestic Assault Suspect

Akron Police are looking for 33-year-old Marcus Brooks, who is wanted on a Domestic Violence charge.

According to the APD report, a 25-year-old woman walked into the station about 3:30 Sunday morning, crying, bleeding from her head, and her right eye swollen and bruised. She reported that Brooks, who is her live-in boyfriend assaulted her during an argument, and then grabbed a pistol and threatened to shoot her. After she begged him not to shoot her, the victim told police Brooks hit her with the butt of the

The victim was able to get out of the house and then went right to the police. Brooks, meanwhile, left the house in the victim's car; a dark blue 2005 Nissan Maxima. He's listed as a 6 foot, 260 pound black male. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490; the U.S. Marshals Service at 1-866-4-WANTED; or the Summit County Crimestoppers Inc. at 330-434-COPS. You can also text TIPSCO with your tips to 274637 (Crimes). Callers can remain anonymous.

 

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Akron Police are asking for anyone who may have witnessed a Sunday evening shooting to come forward. 

Officers responded to a call of "shots fired" in the 2100 block of 4th Street Southwest Sunday evening, just before 8 p.m. When they arrived on the scene, they found the victim, who had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to a local hospital where he was last listed in critical condition. 

Police have not offered any suspect description, but again are asking any possible witnesses to come forward. 

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018 10:50

APD: Young Girl Abducted, Dropped Off Unharmed

Akron Police are looking for a suspect who abducted an 11-year-old girl in the city's East Neighborhood Tuesday afternoon and then let her go unharmed.

The victim's mother says the girl was walking home from David Hill Elementary School on East Archwood Avenue about 2:35 p.m. According to reports, the suspect grabbed the girl from behind, covering her mouth, and threw her in the passenger side of his van.

The victim says the man who took her was yelling at her for screaming so loudly and then he dropped her off not long after - along South Arlington near East Wilbeth Road.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 30's, wearing a navy blue shirt and black shorts. He's said to have been driving a black cargo van with no windows on the sides and possibly tinted windows on the front and back. Anyone with info is asked to call Akron Police.

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018 10:19

APD: Two Women, One Child Shot in Akron

Akron Police are looking for anyone that may have witnessed a shooting along Hamlin Street Tuesday afternoon to come forward. 

According to the press release, two young women, 22-years-old and 19-years-old, were sitting in a car along with a 7-year-old girl, in the 800 block of Hamlin Street in Akron on Tuesday afternoon. At about 4:45 p.m., gunshots were fired from a passing vehicle, hitting all three of the victims inside the car. Two of the three suffered non-life-threatening injuries, while the third is reportedly in serious condition. Akron Police did not specify which of the victims was in serious. 

There is no description of the suspect or suspects at this time, so APD Detectives are looking for witnesses to come forward. 

Anyone with information is asked to call APD at 330-375-2490. 

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An Akron toddler who managed to get outside of the apartment she lived in at Willow Run Apartments on Doty Drive in Ellet Friday afternoon, and was later found by her mother, died at the hospital. 

Officials identified the young girl as 2-year-old Wynter Parker. Her mother, who found her out on the porch, called 911 around 3:30 Friday afternoon. She was taken to Akron Children's Hospital where she later died. She told Akron Police that she wasn't sure how the young girl got outside. 

The Summit County Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy on Monday to determine the cause of death. 

No charges have been filed. 

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Wednesday, 31 January 2018 09:47

APD Looking for Daughter who Broke Mom's Arm

Akron Police looking for Courtney Marie Magrell, 21, of East North Street for allegedly beating up her mother, and breaking her arm.

Police were called to the home on Kingsley Avenue about 4 p.m. Tuesday, where the victim says she was dragged out of a UHaul truck by her daughter, and then repeatedly punched and kicked. The victim told police she put her arm up to block a kick to the face and that's when her arm broke.

Magrell is reported to have broken the victim's cellphone and then stole her ID before leaving the home.

The victim was taken to Akron General and treated for the broken arm.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call Akron Police.

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Tuesday, 30 January 2018 11:35

Bank Robbery Suspect Turns Himself In

It wasn't long after Akron Police circulated his photo that Deandre L. Garrett, 26, turned himself in, they say. 

According to a police report, Garrett is alleged to have walked into the PNC Bank at 889 West Market Street last Friday just before 3 p.m., handed the teller a note demanding money, and walked out with cash. According to the report, Garrett made threats of a gun, but no gun was seen during the robbery. 

During the alleged robbery a very clear photo of Garrett was snapped. He turned himself in Monday. He's facing multiple charges. 

 

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Friday, 19 January 2018 10:31

APD Investigating Thursday Night Shooting

When Akron Police arrived at the home in the 1100 block of Bethany Avenue Thursday night on a call of a man shot, they found the victim sitting on the porch of the home with mutliple gunshot wounds, holding a gun. 

The call first came in around 10 p.m. The victim was sitting on the porch and had suffered gunshot wounds to the face, chest, and arms. Upon approaching the home, officers noticed that the man was holding a handgun. They secured the gun and then the victim was transported to Akron City Hospital. According to the APD report Friday morning, the victim, whose name hasn't been released, was in serious condition. 

According to that report, detectives were not given any suspect description or any more information. Now, they're asking for anyone who may know something to call them. 

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We have an update on the shooting in Akron's West Hill neighborhood this morning.

According to the report, just before 5 this morning Akron Police responded to the 300 block of Gold Street near Nickel, on a call about a shooting.

There were two male victims that were shot; one in the head, the other in the arm. The first victim is at Akron General in Critical Condition, while the second was taken to Akron City Hospital and is in serious condition. A short time later, Akron Police arrested Hedy Moss, 49, who fled the scene after the shooting, and charged her with two counts felonious assault.

She's in Summit County Jail.

The victims' names have not been released, pending the notification of their families. 

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Akron Police were called to a home in the 1300 block of Waterloo Road Friday night around 11:30 about a man with a gun, inside the home, acting irradically, possibly on drugs, and threatening to shoot someone. 

The female caller, who hasn't been identified, said that Michael Higgins (pictured) was acting crazy and tearing up the home. She could be heard in a recording sent the the WAKR Newsroom by Akron Police yelling at Higgins, telling him to get out of the house. 

When police arrived, Higgins opened fire, to which Akron Police officers returned shots. After the shootout, Higgins reportedly barricaded himself inside the home. Akron SWAT was called, but it is unclear if they were needed, as Higgins gave himself up peacefully shortly after he locked himself inside. 

Higgins was arrested and taken to Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital with a minor injury; he reportedly was grazed with a bullet from an Akron Police officer's gun. He's charged with felonious assault on a police officer and more charges are expected. Higgins was booked in Summit County Jail. 

The officers involved in the shootout have been placed on adinistrative leave, per APD protocol. The incident remains under investigaiton. 

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Friday, 12 January 2018 11:52

Former Akron Police Chief Nice Charged

Former Akron Police Chief James Nice has formally been charged after a months-long investigation by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office into his inappropriate behavior while on the job for the City of Akron. 

The charge is Attempted Unauthorized Use of a Police Database, a first-degree misdemeanor. The WAKR Newsroom has attempted to contact Nice's attorney, Henry Hilow. 

Nice, a former FBI Supervisor, was Akron's Police Chief from 2011 up until he abruptly resigned, at the request of Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan, in August of last year. 

There were also allegations of conduct unbecoming of an officer, and accounts of Nice's inappropriate language and conduct in the office, and allegations that Nice attempted to interfere with an investigation into his nephew, Joseph Nice, involving the car dealership he owns in Akron. There is no confirmation on whether or not that investigation is what the charge is stemming from. 

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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. 

 

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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. 

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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. 

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Thursday, 12 October 2017 10:43

APD Looking for Robbery Suspect

Akron Police are looking for a suspect they say robbed the Copley News on Copley Road at gunpoint on Tuesday, October 10th, just after 2 p.m. 

The suspect (pictured) is a black male, between 18 and 29-years-old, about 5'10", with black hair and brown eyes. 

APD is asking anyone who may recognize the man, to please call the Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490, the U.S. Marshals at 866-4-WANTED, or Summit County Crimestoppers at 330-434-COPS. 

Tips can also be texted in to 274-637 (CRIMES), using the word "TIPSCO." 

Police believe the suspect is armed and dangerous, so if you see him, you're asked to call 911. 

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Tuesday, 26 September 2017 12:17

UPDATE: Arrest Made in Akron Stabbing

Akron Police have arrested Crystal Bruce, 33, of Garfield Street, in the death of a man found with a stab wound to his chest on an Akron porch early Tuesday morning. 

Tuesday, around 12:45 a.m., APD was called to the home in the 700 block of Garfield Street. Upon arrival they found 44-year-old Shawn Belville with a stab wound to the chest. He was pronounced dead about 30 minutes later. Detectives ruled his death a homicide. 

Later in the day on Tuesday, APD arrested Bruce and she was charged her with murder, tampering with evidence, and illegal cultivation of drugs. She's been booked in Summit County Jail. 

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 10:18

Prade Remains in Jail on OH Supreme Ct. Ruling

In a 5-1 ruling Wednesday, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled in favor of Summit County Prosecutor's decision to uphold a 2014 ruling that put convicted murder, and former Akron Police Captain Douglas Prade back in prison. 

Back in 2013, new DNA testing of a lab coat Prade's former wife, Dr. Margo Prade, was wearing at the time of her murder in 1997 was ordered. In a subsequent hearing in Common Pleas Court, Prade was found not guilty of the murder he was convicted of in 1998. At that point, Prade had already served 15 years of his life sentence. 

Immediately following the 2013 ruling, Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh filed an appeal and in 2014 Prade was ordered back to jail after his original conviction was upheld. 

On Wednesday, the Ohio Supreme Court said that Walsh was justified in her appeal, and upheld the original conviction once again, leaving Prade in jail to serve his original life sentence. 

Click here for more from the Ohio Supreme Court. 

 

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Akron Police Detectives, along with the University of Akron officials, are asking for the public's help finding a shooting suspect. 

The shooting in question happened early Sunday morning, around 2:30 a.m., in the Wheeler Parking Lot on campus. According to the Police report, the victim was sitting in a car that was parked in the Wheeler Lot (parking lot 5), at the corner of Brown St. and Wheeler St. Around 2:30 a.m., a white Chevy Cobolt pulled in the lot, the driver got out, and fired on shot into the other car, hitting the victim. 

The victim was taken to Aultman Hospital where they were treated for minot injuries and released. The suspect, meanwhile, is described as a black male, about 5' 5", and roughly 150 pounds. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Akron Police or can send a tip annonymously to University Police by texting it to CRIMES (274-637) using keyword ZIPTIP. 

See the press release from the University of Akron below: 

 

City of Akron and University of Akron police are asking for any information you may have related to a shooting reported at about 2:30 this morning at the corner of Brown and Wheeler Streets in parking lot 5.

A late model, white Chevrolet Cobalt with three occupants entered the parking lot. The driver exited the car, approached the other vehicle and fired a single shot. The Cobalt then left heading West on Wheeler toward Grant Street.

 

The shooter is described as a black male, 5'5", weighing 150 pounds.

 

The driver of the other vehicle, a non-UA student, was injured and taken to a nearby hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

 

If you know anything about this incident, please call City of Akron police detectives at 330-375-2490.

 

You can submit a tip confidentially to police by texting it to 274637 (CRIMES), and beginning the message with the keyword ZIPTIP. You may also submit a tip confidentially online to provide more detailed information, including images. All the ways you can submit a tip confidentially.

 

The University sends these advisories to encourage students and employees to take precautions and to submit any tips they may have. Previous advisories have prompted people to submit valuable tips that have led to arrests.

 

The UA Police Department's Campus Patrol is available to escort you to and from your car to classrooms and labs at any hour. Call the service at 330-972-7263.

Our officers patrol campus and the neighborhoods near campus around the clock. See safety recommendations from our police.

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017 12:42

APD Looking for T-Mobile Store Thief

Akron Police are looking for help finding a suspected T-Mobile store robber. 

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Police provided surveillance photos from the July 12th robbery of the T-Mobile store on North Hawkins Avenue. According to the report, the suspect pointed a gun at employees and demanded the cash from the register. That suspect got away with an unknown amount of cash and stolen equipment. 

Anyone with information, or who may recognize anything from the photos, is asked to call Akron Police Detective Doney at 330.375.2490. Police are considering the suspect armed and dangerous and caution to not approach him. 

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Update: The Summit County Coroner has identified the victim as 20-year-old Najae Monique Jeffries. She suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead on the scene. 

Police still have not named any suspects or provided any description. 

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Akron Police are investigating a fatal shooting in Channelwood Village. 

According to reports, the victim was shot and killed near the corner of West Thornton Street and Dunbar Avenue early Tuesday morning, around 2:45 a.m. 

Police have not released the name of the victim and aren't saying much about a suspect yet. 

Their investigation started near the intersection, but later moved to the Channelwood Village apartments. 

 

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William Knight, 64, of Streetsboro was ruled mentally competent to stand trial in the case of the shooting death of Akron man over the online sale of a dirt bike. 

According to court documents, Knight responded to an online ad for a dirt bike for sale that he says was stolen from his son-in-law a few months before. In March, Knight agreed to meet Johnson at a home on Danmead Avenue in Akron to buy the dirt bike, reportedly for $4,000. When the two met, Knight confronted Johnson and the two argued. A physical altercation ensued, and Knight pulled a gun, which he has a permit for, and opened fire, allegedly as Johnson tried to drive off on the dirt bike. 

Knight called 911, saying that he had no choice but to shoot Johnson, claiming self defense. He was arrested shortly after the shooting, and charged with murder and felonious assault. He's currently being held on $50,000 bond.

Initially, Knight's attorney entered a Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity plea, but withdrew that plea after Wednesday's evaluation. Knight is due back in court for another status hearing in November and will meet with another psychologist in October. 

Johnson's family claims the shooting was racially motivated. Knight's family protested after he was charged in the shooting.

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Sunday, 27 August 2017 13:45

Nice Out As Akron Police Chief

Akron Police Chief James Nice has stepped down after Mayor Dan Horrigan requested his resignation.

A statement released by the City of Akron Sunday evening did not specify a reason for asking Nice, who had served as Chief since 2011, to leave his post. More answers are expected at a press conference scheduled for Monday at 12:30 p.m. James Hardy, Horrigan's Chief of Staff, declined further comment pending the press conference.

Nice served in the FBI from 1985-2011 before joining the Akron Police. He is a graduate of Kenmore High School and the University of Akron.

Horrigan appointed Maj. Ken Ball to serve as Provisional Chief of Police.

 

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Thursday, 17 August 2017 12:29

APD Investigating after Mausoleum Vandalized

Akron Police are looking for a suspect, and a motive, after a woman found an Akron mausoleum broken into and vandalized.

Rita Day-Lavelle tells News 5 that she was walking past East Akron Cemetery Tuesday and noticed the door to a mausoleum was open. Upon further inspection she saw the lock had been broken. When she looked inside, she saw that a casket had been toppled over, and a man's body was sprawled onto the floor. She tells News 5 that limbs had been broken and the man's head was detatched. 

The man, later identified as a World War I veteran, had been buried in the mausoleum 37 years ago. Another crypt was damaged as well. 

Akron Police Lt. tells the news outlet that grave robbery could be a possible motive, but they haven't established any suspects yet. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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Akron Police and Fire Investigators say the man accused of setting the fire that killed a family of 7 in their home on Fultz Street in Akron back in May is suspected in two other fires, one that claimed more victims. 

Stanley Ford, 58, of Hillcrest Street, was originally charged in the May 15, 2017, fire that killed 7 members of the Boggs/Huggins family, including 5 children. In that case, Ford is charged with 1 count of aggravated arson and 7 counts of aggravated murder. On Thursday, the Deputy Chief Assistant Summit County Prosecutor Margaret Scott announced the additional aggravated arson, aggravated murder, and more charges Thursday. The additional charges are connected to another house fire on Fultz Street, just a few doors down from the May fire, that left an Akron couple dead, and a car fire. There were no injuries as a result of the car fire. In total, Ford is facing 22 counts of aggravated murder, 2 counts of aggravated arson, 1 additional count of arson, and several more charges. "Never before in Summit County history has a suspect been charged with the murders of 9 people," Scott said. 

"This is the worst crime... in the history of this city," Akron Police Chief James Nice said during the press conference, adding that he was at the scene of both house fires and witnessed the tragic nature of the crimes, calling them "horrific." 

Ford remains in Summit County Jail, awaiting his next court appearance, Wednesday, August 2nd. 

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Facial reconstruction technology is not new to forensics, but it is new to Northeast Ohio, according to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. 

In a press conference at Akron Police headquarters downtown, DeWine along with Akron Fire Chief Clarence Tucker, Akron Police Captain Jesse Leeser who heads the Detective Bureau, Summit County Medical Examiner Lisa Kohler, M.D., and other law enforcement officials, DeWine unveiled the facial reconstruction of a human skull that was found at the scene of an Akron fire. 

The fire in question happened at a vacant home at 1345 Marcy Street back in 2012. Akron Fire Chief Clarence Tucker said that the department conducted their standard three-tiered sweep of the home and found no human remains. It was not until January 8, 2016, that the remains of John Doe were found. Captain Leeser said remains were found inside and outside the home. Just recently, forensic scientists with Ohio BCI and Mercyhurst College in Pennsylvania were able to use facial reconstruction technology to put together the model (pictured.) It is their estimate that the John Doe is a white male, between 30 and 55-years-old. He's estimated at 5'9", but his weight, hair color and eye color remain unknown. 

 

DeWine's office's hope is that someone might recognize the man and contact law enforcement. 

As for the facial reconstruction technology, DeWine says it's been used in cases in Ohio before, but not in Northeast Ohio to this point. 

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017 09:31

Weekend Standoff Suspect Identified

The Summit County Medical Examiner has identified the man at the center of a four-hours-long standoff outside a home on Thurmont Road Sunday in Akron. 

The report says Edward Earl Taylor, 54, died of a gunshot wound to the chest. They've further determined that the gunshot came from police and was not self-inflicted, as was suspected earlier. 

Police were initially called to the home on Thurmont on a report of a woman inside the home being sexually assaulted. When they first arrived, they were met with gunfire, believed to be from Taylor. Police returned fire and then SWAT was called as the suspect didn't come out of the home. After four hours, SWAT entered the home and found Taylor dead inside. 

No further details are available. 

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Monday, 10 July 2017 09:33

Suspect Dead After Standoff with APD

A man suspected of attempting to rape a woman is dead after a standoff with Akron Police SWAT early Sunday morning. 

According to the report, at 4 a.m. Sunday, APD was called to 2070 Thurmont Rd. where a woman was being held at gunpoint and that the man who was holding her was trying to rape her. The victim managed to text a cousin who called 911. 

When police arrived, the suspect ran out of the house and fired shots at officers who then returned fire. The suspect then retreated back into the home. SWAT was called to the scene and tried to communicate with the suspect who was not repsonding. After about 4 hours of trying to contact the suspect, SWAT entered the home and found the suspect dead inside. 

The Medical Examiner is conducting an autopsy to determine whether or not the suspect died of gunshots from the police or a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His name has not yet been released. 

Two officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave, per department protocol, while the investigation into the shooting is ongoing. 

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Friday, 30 June 2017 05:07

APD Looking for Linda Theater Thieves

Akron Police are looking for help finding suspects who broke into the Linda Theater on Monday. 

The surveillance video caught the trio pilfering the candy stash at the theater, located at 1745 Goodyear Boulevard, about 12:30 Monday morning. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Akron Police. 

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