Ryan Lang

Ryan Lang

Wednesday, 02 November 2016 13:56

APD's Big Cocaine Bust


A Summit County man was charged in federal court with possession with intent to distribute drugs after he was arrested with more than 24 pounds of cocaine, law enforcement officials said.

Jerry J. Davis, Jr. 35, of New Franklin, was pulled over for speeding on Nov. 1 in Akron. He crashed after attempting to flee police. Davis then ran and jumped off the bridge at East Miller Avenue and Broadway Street, but was arrested near where he jumped from the bridge, according to an affidavit filed in U.S. District Court.

Officers searched Davis’ vehicle and found 11 kilograms of cocaine. They also found a loaded Glock .40-caliber pistol with an extended magazine, according to the complaint.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Howell following an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Akron Police Department and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.


11.2 kilos of cocaine, roughly a million dollars worth, now off the streets after a single suspect was arrested.

He was seen leaving a business area at Kenmore and 16th street, an area known for drug activity.

He fled in his SUV, crashed near Lake and Old Main St., and then ran. THEN, he jumped 30 feet from an overpass.

He suffered minor injuries. Police say he also had a loaded glock.

Akron Police Chief James Nice says this wasn't a Drug Task Force, but a specialized group targeting this specific area of high drug activity.

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Nice says this specific group was made up of a sergeant and six or seven officers; and with the amount of drug activity in Akron and the area of Kenmore and 16th, the sacrifices to regular patrol were well worth it.

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 12:15

Dennis Martinez To Throw Game 6 First Pitch

The MLB has announced that former Indians starting pitcher Dennis "El Presidente" Martinez will throw out the first pitch for Game 6 of the World Series at Progressive Field Tuesday night. 

Martinez's 23-year-career included three with the Indians between 1994 and 1996. He started game 2 of the World Series for the Tribe against the Atlanta Braves. 

In 2012, Martinez was named one of the top 100 Cleveland Indians in franchise history. 

Game 6 of the 2016 World Series between the Indians and Cubs is scheduled for Tuesday at 8:08. 

The Summit County Sheriff's Office is conducting two OVI Checkpoints in Akron and Coventry Township. 

In a press release, the Sheriff's Office says the Akron locaiton is 750 S Main St. between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. The second location in Coventry Township will be located at 3680 Manchester Rd. between 12 a.m. and 2 a.m. Saturday. They say the checkpoints will be in conjunction with nearby "saturation patrols" to aggressively combat drunk driving. 

The Sheriff's Office is encouraging those who plan on having any alcohol to drink to designate a sober driver or find another ride home. 

Thursday, 27 October 2016 11:16

Elderly Man Hit By Car, Killed Along I-77

The Traffic Bureau of the Akron Police are investigating after they say an elderly man was hit and killed by a passing car along I-77 Southbound near the Vernon Odom Boulevard exit Wednesday afternoon. 

According to the report, the 87-year-old man parked his car along the side of the highway and got out so that he could retrieve the license plate that had fallen off his car. It's unclear what side of the highway he was parked along, but the report states that he was hit by an oncoming Nissan Altima in the far left lane. He died instantly, police say. 

The highway was closed for a couple of hours due to the accident. Police do not believe speed nor alcohol factored into the accident. The investigation is ongoing and the victim's name has not been released pending the autopsy. 

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 09:22

APD Looking For St. V Thief

Akron Police are looking for a suspect who was very clearly caught on CCTV breaking into the St. Vincent-St. Mary Field House and making off with a number of items. 

It happened back on October 16th, at 12:30 in the morning. Police have just released the video (below) and are asking anyone with information to call Detective Anthony at 330-375-2490. 

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 11:40

Salazar Makes World Series Roster

Tuesday is the day: Game 1 of the World Series in Cleveland featuring the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs at Progressive Field. 

As any Indians fan can tell you, the team has seen its share of injuries, especially in the later part of the season. One of those injuries was starting pitcher Danny Salazar. He hasn't pitched for the Tribe since leaving the game back on September 9th against the Minnesota Twins with a strained right forearm. 

On Tuesday, ahead of the start of the World Series, the Indians released their official World Series roster. The good news; it included Right-Handed Pitcher Danny Salazar. To make room for Salazar, the Indians removed RHP Cody Anderson from the WS roster. Over the past weekend, Indians Manager Terry Francona said his starting pitching rotation for the World Series is "to be announced" following Game 3. Corey Kluber gets the start in Game 1 Tuesday, and Games 2 and 3 are to be decided between Trevor Bauer and Josh Tomlin. Francona said, of Bauer who is healing from a finger injury that left him an early-exit in Game 3 of the ALCS against the Blue Jays, he wants to give Bauer as much time as possible.

The official World Series roster for the Cleveland Indians is below: 

#        PITCHERS (12/1)                B     T           HT.       WT.               BORN                 BIRTHPLACE                                     

37      Allen, Cody                         R     R           6-1        210              11/20/88               Orlando, FL            

47      Bauer, Trevor                      R     R           6-1        190                1/17/91               North Hollywood, CA

52      Clevinger, Mike                   R     R           6-4        202              12/21/90               Jacksonville, FL

28      Kluber, Corey                      R     R           6-4        215                4/10/86               Birmingham, AL

53      Manship, Jeff                      R     R           6-2        205                1/16/85               San Antonio, TX

34      McAllister, Zach                  R     R           6-6        240                12/8/87               Chillicothe, IL

54      Merritt, Ryan                       L      L            6-0        170                2/21/92               McKinney, TX

24      Miller, Andrew                     L      L            6-7        205                5/21/85               Gainesville, FL

61      Otero, Dan                          R     R           6-3        215                2/19/85               Miami, FL

31      Salazar, Danny                    L      R           6-0        190                1/11/90               Santo Domingo, DR

27      Shaw, Bryan                       S      R           6-1        210                11/8/87               Livermore, CA

43      Tomlin, Josh                       R     R           6-1        190              10/19/84               Tyler, TX

#        CATCHERS (2)                   B     T           HT.       WT.               BORN                 BIRTHPLACE                          

10      Gomes, Yan                        R     R           6-2        215                7/19/87               Sao Paulo, Brazil

55      Perez, Roberto                    R     R           5-11      225              12/23/88               Mayaguez, PR

#        INFIELDERS (6)                 B     T           HT.       WT.               BORN                 BIRTHPLACE                          

22      Kipnis, Jason                      L      R           5-11      190                  4/3/87               Northbrook, IL

12      Lindor, Francisco                 S      R           5-11      190              11/14/93               Caguas, PR

1        Martinez, Michael                 S      R           5-9        180                9/16/82               Santo Domingo, DR

26      Napoli, Mike                        R     R           6-1        225              10/31/81               Hollywood, FL

11      Ramirez, Jose                     S      R           5-9        165                9/17/92               Bani, DR

41      Santana, Carlos                   S      R           5-11      210                  4/8/86               Santo Domingo, DR

#        OUTFIELDERS (5/1)           B     T           HT.       WT.               BORN                 BIRTHPLACE                          

8        Chisenhall, Lonnie                L      R           6-2        190                10/4/88               Morehead City, NC

4        Crisp, Coco                        S      R           5-10      185                11/1/79               Los Angeles, CA

20      Davis, Rajai                        R     R           5-9        195              10/19/80               East Lyme, CT        

6        Guyer, Brandon                   R     R           6-2        200                1/28/86               West Chester, PA

30      Naquin, Tyler                       L      R           6-2        190                4/24/91               Iola, TX  

Monday, 24 October 2016 12:46

APD Looking For Aggravated Robbery Suspects

Akron Police are asking the public's help finding suspects in an Aggravated Robbery that happened earlier in October. 

According to police, on October 7, 2016, two men entered Bel Air Motors on Exchange St. One pulled out a gun and demanded money and then struck the victim over the head with the pistol and him several times. 

The two men got away with a couple thousand dollars in cash. 

See the video below for more details: 


Monday, 24 October 2016 12:23

Police Looking For Alliance Fugitive

Alliance Police are asking the public's help finding a fugitive wanted on multiple drug charges. 

According to reports, Celenia C. Robinson has multiple arrest warrants out on her, including alleged escape and drugs. 

She is listed at 4 feet, 11 inches tall, about 115 pounds, and police say she was born in 1997, though haven't released her birthdate. Police have reason to believe that she may be headed to, or is currently hiding out in Sebring, Ohio. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Alliance PD at 330-821-3131. 


Monday, 24 October 2016 11:34

WS Watch Parties At Progressive Field

The Cleveland Indians have announced the official World Series Watch Parties at Progressive Field for road games 3, 4, and potential game 5. 

Tickets are $5 for general admission and $24 for the Club Lounge which includes food. Tickets go on sale at Indians.com at 12 p.m. Monday, October 24. 

More information from Indians.com below: 

Cleveland Indians Postseason Watch Parties presented by Pepsi will take place at Progressive Field during all three potential World Series away games against the Chicago Cubs. Gates will open one hour before each game.

  • Game 3: Friday, October 28 @ 7PM (first pitch at 8:08PM)
  • Game 4: Saturday, October 29 @ 7PM (first pitch at 8:08PM)
  • Game 5 (if necessary): Sunday, October 30 @ 7PM (first pitch at 8:15PM)

There are two ticket options:

  • $5 general admission
  • $24 Club Lounge option, with food included

There is a four-ticket limit per order. Proceeds benefit Cleveland Indians Charities and MLB Charities.

Seating will be general admission, first-come, first-served.

Important notes:

  • Watch parties are rain-or-shine events. (I.e., if the game is played in sunny conditions in the road city, the watch party goes on no matter the weather in Cleveland)
  • The Kids Clubhouse is closed, as it's being used as an auxiliary press box.
  • Tickets must be printed at home; there will be no digital delivery or management of watch party tickets.
  • Watch party tickets cannot be re-sold.


Ohio's Attorney General Mike DeWine is considering filing criminal charges against Akron City Councilman Bob Hoch in connection to an ethics complaint filed back in 2015. 

The complaint references Hoch's voting on certain legislation that benefitted his two sons who are both Akron firefighters. It was filed by a former city administration that had been involved in a public dispute with Hoch regarding his outspokenness on issues that directly related to the city fire department. 

After an investigation by the Ohio Ethics Committee, the case has been turned over to the Attorney General's Office and a spokesperson says their prosecutors are involved. 

Hoch, who has been on the Akron City Council since 2012, denied that there was any conflict of interest on his part. 

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