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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Wednesday, 31 May 2017 09:30

Akron Fire Closes Two APS Schools

Akron Fire responded to a call in the 1000 block of Copley Road early Wednesday morning, just before 7 a.m. 

Upon arrival, the house was engulfed in flames. Five adults were in the home at the time of the fire; one of them, an adult male, was treated by Akron Fire/EMS on the scene and did not require further medical attention. 

All of the residents have been displaced, and Akron Red Cross is assisting with their needs. 

At the time of the fire, Copley Road between Packard Drive and Hardesty Boulevard was closed to traffic. 

Because of smoke from the fire and the location, Akron Public Schools closed Buchtel High School and Buchtel Middle School for the day. Both schools are expected to be open Thursday. 

The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing. 

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Thursday, 16 June 2016 12:26

APD Investigating "Smash And Grabs"

Akron police are investigating two separate "smash and grab" incidents that happened overnight.

The first incident was reported at a BP gas station in the 1600 block of Copley Road where a vehicle backed into the building's front doors. Several cartons of cigarettes were stolen from the store.

About an hour later, a similar incident happened at the Ohio and Cash Drive Thru in the 700 block of South Arlington Street. A vehicle was driven into the garage door.

The suspects got away with some cash and -- once again -- several cartons of cigarettes.

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