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Alliance police arrested a man after he led officers on a chase and crashed his car in a yard.
Police say Toney Bonner led officers on a pursuit after officers attempted to stop the vehicle for having illegally tinted windows. The chase began in the 300 block of Arch Avenue with speeds reaching more than 70 miles per hour on State Street.
The pursuit ended with a crash in a yard on Lily Lane.
Police say Bonner had a felony warrant out of Pennsylvania. He was arrested and charged with felony failure to comply, OVI, resisting arrest, reckless operation, failure to comply and seatbelt violation.
Police say no officers were injured in the chase.
With some help from the Stark County Crime Lab, the Alliance Police Department is smelling a little better after last week's large marijuana bust.
The more than 260 marijuana plants taken from an Alliance home early last week had to be stored in the department's property room because the Stark County Crime Lab didn't have enough room.
"The crime lab helped us out with some very thick paper bags that helped seal [the plants] better," said Lt. John Jenkins. "And after a couple of days it's not quite as strong anyways, so you can't even tell when you walk into the building."
Jenkins said once the case is over, the department will get a destruction order where they then can officially destroy the plants.
"A lot of times, we'll take it down to a foundry and it can get dropped into molten steal and it's just gone, instantly."
So...did the department end up getting all the air fresheners they requested from the public on Facebook?
"To my knowledge, we didn't receive any. We may have, but I don't know. It was more of a joke than anything."
Click here to view the Facebook page for the Alliance Police Department.
Alliance Police say a meth lab was to blame for an explosion inside an apartment building Monday morning.
Alliance police were called to South Union Avenue around 8:30 a.m for a report of a strong chemical smell, loud noises, and glass breaking. Police evacuated the building in order for the Stark County Metro Narcotics Unit to clean up the meth lab, according to officers.
Later that Monday, officers located 33-year old Marvin Adkins, who had burns to his arm and hand. Police say Adkins was attempting to carry the meth lab outside when it started sparking and eventually exploded.
He was also injured when he dove through a glass window of a door that he could not open in order to escape from the blast.
(Photo courtesy of the Alliance Police Department)
Adkins was taken to Alliance Community Hospital for treatment and then taken to the Stark County Jail.
He was charged with illegal manufacture of drugs, a first degree felony since children were in the building at the time. Adkins also faces charges of possessing drug paraphernalia and possession of chemicals.
Bond for Adkins was set at $100,000 and he will be arraigned Wednesday in Alliance Municipal Court.
Alliance police are currently investigating the incident and more people may be facing charges.
Update 12:50 pm: According to First Energy's power outage map, power has been restored.
Around 2,000 customers were without power in Stark County after a substation caught fire early Wednesday morning.
Alliance police tell us a fire at a substation on Oyster Road caused the outages around 4 a.m.
Firefighters put out the flames around 6 a.m.
First Energy reports more than 1,500 customers were without power around 7:20 a.m.
Power outages were reported north of Cambridge Street, as far west as Rockhill Avenue and all points east of the city.
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Alliance police are looking for a shoplifting suspect who they say walked out of a Walmart with a TV and computer.
Police said the man was caught on a camera shoplifting a 32-inch television set and a desktop computer around 1:30 a.m. on April 18th.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Alliance Police Department or fill out a form at www.alliancepolice.com/tip-form.
Alliance Police have arrested a man who allegedly paid a prostitute $100 for sex.
News Channel 5 reports Alliance police made the arrests 9 a.m. Sunday, at the intersection of South Freedom Avenue and Columbia Street.
Police arrested 29-year old Lisa Williams was arrested on prostitution charges, while 37-year old Bryan Whitehurst was charged with soliciting sexual activity for hire.
No word yet on when the two will appear in court.
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The Alliance Police Department is looking for a man who allegedly stole a television from a Walmart.
Police say the suspect who attempted to walk out of the store with two TVs around 10 p.m. Saturday.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Alliance Police Department or leave a tip at www.alliancepolice.com/tip-form.
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