Jeanne Destro

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Mansfield area residents are being warned to lock the doors of their homes and cars, and to be cautious this morning, as there's a suspect on the loose federal authorities are describing as "dangerous".

He's 27 year old Shawn Richard Christy of Pennsylvania, and US Marshals say he threatened the life of a county prosecutor in Pennsylvania, and that of President Trump, in a post on Facebook. They say he stole a truck, and crashed it along I-71 in the Mansfield area. 

Christy is 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs approximately 160 pounds, is a white male with a light complexion, has a tattoo of a cross on his right upper arm, short dark blonde hair and a beard. 

Christy also speaks with a noticeable lisp and claims to be a survivalist. Christy is from McAdoo Pennsylvania. Christy should be consider armed and dangerous. Citizens in the Mansfield area should use caution. Homes and cars should remain locked. 

If you see Christy call the authorities immediately. 

The U.S. Marshal Service is asking anyone with information on this vehicle to call 911 or the U.S. Marshals direct at: 1-866-4-WANTED or text keyword WANTED and the tip to TIP411 (847411). Federal Agents are offering a cash award of up to $20,000 for information leading to the direct arrest of Christy. Any information will be considered confidential.

 

This week, double agents, chemical weapons, and spy versus spy in cyberspace. We’ll also hear how Twitter is taking a stand against hate speech, how schools are keeping a watchful eye on social media, and whether or not that shiny, new, super-high-resolution 8K TV, is really worth it, after all.

This week, the federal government looking into ways to tame big tech and social media companies, cybersecurity advice for manufacturers, new technology that can help bring water to even the driest parts of the globe, and your dinner delivered by drones.

Friday, 07 September 2018 09:52

FBI On The Hunt for Macedonia Bank Robber

Another bank robbery in the Akron area....this one, yesterday--at the Ohio Savings Bank branch on Macedonia Commons Boulevard, in Macedonia.

 Witnesses and victims describe the bank robber as a black male in his forties or fifties, approximately 5'10", between 170-190 pounds.  He wore dark clothing and had a covering on his face. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation at 216-522-1400 or the Macedonia Police Department at 330-468-1234.  Tips can remain anonymous.  Reward money is available for information leading to the successful identification and prosecution of the individual responsible.
 
Friday, 07 September 2018 08:25

$10K Reward: PNC Bank Robbers Sought

A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrests and indictments of suspects in two recent robberies at PNC Banks here in Akron...one, at 181 massillon Road  August 24, and the other, at 1546 West Market Street, On August 31.  

Police believe they may have been committed by the same suspects. 

More info and description below.

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The first suspect is a black male, 20 – 30 years old, 6’0”, and was wearing a white hooded sweatshirt, white bandana covering his face, and dark colored pants. The second suspect is a black male, 20 – 30 years old, 5’08”, with slight facial hair, and wearing sunglasses, blue hooded sweatshirt, and dark colored pants.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490; or 330-375-2TIP, the FBI at 330-535- 6156, 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.

  

Friday, 31 August 2018 09:23

AUDIO: This Week in Tech w/Jeanne Destro

This week solar-powered electric cars, a brand new type of wearable electronics, taking cues from Mother Nature to create high tech products, and a fitness tracker—for your dog!

Thursday, 30 August 2018 08:26

Rosie's Big Breakthrough

There was a party at Lock Three in Akron yesterday afternoon, celebrating Rosie the tunnel boring machine's end-of-the-line breakthrough.

Rosie's "big dig" for the city's multi-million dollar sewer project leaves behind a more than 6 thousand foot tunnel, that will hold more than 25 million gallons of stormwater and sewage during heavy rains, and control overflow into the river.

Tuesday, 28 August 2018 06:16

Endangered Missing Children

A statewide endangered missing child alert has been issued for four children from Lima, OH, in Allen County.

Police say they believe the children were taken by their non-custodial mother, Marianne Merritt, and her boyfriend, Charles Perkins whom they allege is abusive.

The missing children are identified as follows:

- Damara Croley: 13 years old. 5'3" tall. 180 pounds. Brown hair and blue eyes. Last seen wearing a red OSU shirt and Spiderman web pants.

- Benjamin Karl-Leland Croley: 12 years old. 5'1" tall. 120 pounds. Blond hair and blue eyes. Last seen wearing yellow smiley emoji pants.

- Patience Wilson: 9 years old. 4'5" tall. 80 pounds. Blonde hair and blue eyes. Last seen wearing a white top with dark blue or black leggings.

- Damien Wilson: 8 years old. 4'5" tall. 111 pounds. Blond hair and blue eyes. Last seen wearing a blue shirt and red / black shorts.

The suspect, Merrit, is 40 years old. She is described as 5’5” tall and weighs 210 pounds. She has red hair and green eyes.

VEHICLE:
MAKE: Chrysler MODEL: Voyager TYPE: Mini Van
COLOR: Dark Blue YEAR: 2000
Endangered Missing Child
Advisory 
(This is NOT an AMBER Alert)
PLATE: OH FMQ3175
DESCRIPTION: Vehicle has a white front passenger door.
A POSTER AND PHOTO ARE AVAILABLE AT
http://www.mcc.ag.state.oh.us/P2.aspx?PQID=DAMCRO
 
Monday, 27 August 2018 09:35

$5,000 Reward for Bank Robber Tips

Akron police on the hunt for a couple of bank robbers who hit the PNC Bank Branch on Massillon Road in Akron on Friday, and a $5 thousand dollar reward is being offered for you help finding them.

The two men entered the bank and demanded cash. Both were wearing hoodies, and one had a bandana covering his face. Anyone with information asked to call Akron police.

More info on press release (below)

   

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Bank Robbery, Reward Offered
A reward of up to $5,000.00 is being offered for information leading to the
arrests and indictments of the persons responsible for the bank robbery at the
PNC, located at 181 Massillon Road in Akron.
Around 12:30pm this afternoon, the PNC Bank was robbed. The employees
reported two black males entered the bank and demanded money from each
teller. The suspect fled with an unreported amount of cash. No gun was
seen.
The first suspect is a black male, 20 – 30 years old, 6’0”, and was wearing a
white hooded sweatshirt, white bandana covering his face, and dark colored
pants. The second suspect is a black male, 20 – 30 years old, 5’08”, with
slight facial hair, and wearing sunglasses, blue hooded sweatshirt, and dark
colored pants.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Akron Police Department
Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490; or 330-375-2TIP, the FBI at 330-535-
6156, 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

This week: Can the blue light from your mobile devices cause you to get fat, have insomnia, and go blind? We'll find out.

Also....how much does social media really influence our decisions, will Google will enable censorship in China, and driverless cars that deliver groceries to right your home.

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