On Easter Sunday, Streetsboro Police received a call from the Gardens of Western Reserve Assisted Living at 9975 Greentree Parkway, that claimed an employee had stabbed another employee. The call cut off, but when officers responded, they found a 19-year-old female with severe cuts. 

Witnesses told police that the suspect, 19-year-old Emilie Brunswick of Ravenna, had fled the scene. The victim was transported to University Hospital Portage Medical Campus in Ravenna and police went to go look for Brunswick, who was later found at a relative's home in Aurora, with the help of the Portage County Sheriff's Department. She was placed under arrest for Felonious Assault. 

The victim, whose name wasn't released, was treated and released from the hospital two days after the incident, but police say she will require follow-up care. 

The report added that no patients nor residents of Gardens of Western Reserve were in danger at any time. 

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Monday, 20 February 2017 11:31

Kent Standoff Ends With Suspect Shot

A standoff that lasted more than seven hours in Kent Sunday ended with a suspect shot by police. 

Kent Police responded to a call at about 2 p.m. regarding a suspicious person and suspected drug activity at an apartment complex located at 782 Silver Meadows Boulevard. Upon arrival, the police report states that Christopher D. Carter, 27, barricaded himself into the complex's basement laundry room and held a woman at knifepoint. 

Seven hours later, Kent Police SWAT rescued the female victim unharmed, but shot and killed Carter. 

Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation has taken over the investigation and will determine whether or not the shooting was justified. 



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Thursday, 26 January 2017 11:47

Missing Kent Teen Found in D.C.

UPDATE: Thursday night, police located Khadijah Naseer in Washington D.C. No word on how she ended up there. Her parents called police Monday after Khadijah didn't come home from school. 


Kent Police have issued an Endangered Missing Child Advisory for Khadijah Naseer, 17, who was last seen Monday, January 23. 

Her family told police that the circumstances surrounding her disappearance were unusual, and now law enforcement is asking for the public's help. 

Khadijah was last seen on Athena Drive in Kent about 9:30 a.m. Monday. She is an African American female, 17-years-old, 5'7", 193 lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was wearing a dark colored hoodie, purple shirt, black leggings, burgundy coat, and possibly carrying a green backpack. 

Anyone with information or who has seen Khadijah is asked to call 911 immediately. 

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Saturday, 09 July 2016 07:39

Kent Man Killed In 4-Car Crash

A four-car crash left one person dead and several others injured in Ravenna Friday afternoon. 
Troopers with the State Highway Patrol reports Curtis W. Williams, 67, of Kent, was not wearing a seat belt when he collided, head-on, with a vehicle after passing several cars while in the left turn only lane on SR 59. Williams' car struck the vehicle of Todd Fields, 47, of Akron, and then also struck two other vehicles.
Williams was pronounced dead on the scene. Police say Fields and two other were injured, but did not go to a hospital. Sarah Lavrich, 30, of Ravenna, was also driving one of the vehicles that was hit in the crash. Her one-year-old child was in the car with her. Both were taken to the hospital, but their injuries are not known.
The crash remains under investigation. 
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Kent police have released the identity of the 23-year old man found along the Cuyahoga River along Haymaker Parkway early Sunday.

Officials have identified him as former Kent State University student Daniel J. Harwood.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was in the area on an unrelated incident when a trooper found the man's body shortly before 7:30 Sunday morning.

The death is still under investigation. Further details related to what may have happened have not been released.

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Thursday, 11 February 2016 09:33

Second Teen Arrested In Kent Murder

Kent police say they've arrested the second teen in connection with the murder of a Kent State University student.

NewsChannel 5 reports a 17-year-old was taken into custody last (Wednesday) night and booked into the Portage County Juvenile Justice Center. He's facing a delinquency by aggravated murder charge and is being held without bond.

Another 17-year-old Stow-Monroe Falls High School student was arrested earlier this week in connection with the shooting death of 18-year-old Nicholas Massa.

On the web: www.newsnet5.com


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Thursday, 17 December 2015 11:43

25-Year-Old Killed In Officer-Involved Shooting

An investigation is underway in a fatal officer-involved shooting in Kent early Thursday morning. Kent police say officers responded to a disturbance call shortly before 4 a.m. at a Virginia Avenue home.

NewsChannel 5 reports the cousin of 25-year-old Douglas Yon told police dispatchers that Yon refused to leave the house and was armed with a machete. She also reported that Yon was going to run toward officers and "make them shoot."

Kent police say four officers responded on scene. Police say Yon "engaged officers, wielding a machete." Officers fired an unknown amount of shots at the man. An ambulance was called in to administer first-aid, but Yon was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities did not release the names of the officers involved or how many officers fired their weapons.

The Portage County Sheriff's Office is conducting an independent investigation and BCI is assisting with the collection of evidence.

The officers involved in the shooting will be placed on administrative leave during the investigation.

On the web: www.newsnet5.com

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