Wednesday, 26 June 2013 12:41

Akron Subway Robbed

Akron Police are looking for the man who robbed the Subway Restaurant on East Tallmadge Avenue last night.

It happened around 9:30. Police Lt. Rick Edwards said the suspect went into the store with a hoodie over his head and then lifted it to show a gun.

The suspect fled after the clerk gave him the money out of the cash register.

Police are looking for a black male, 18-22 years old, between 5'10" and 6'2", 160-170 lbs. He was wearing a black hoodie with white stripes and black pants. He also had a tattoo or birthmark under his left eye.

Anyone with information is asked to call Akron Police.


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A 14-year-old boy is in custody after pistol whipping another teenager.

Akron Police Capt. Dan Zampelli said it happened yesterday evening near the corner of Atwood Ave. and Galena Ave. in Akron after the suspect pulled a gun and told the 15-year-old victim to hand over his cell phone. When the victim wouldn't hand over his phone, the 14-year-old pistol whipped him and fled on foot.

Police found the suspect nearby. Zampelli said there was no gun found when he was arrested. He was charged with aggravated robbery and taken to a juvenile detention facility.




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Authorities have found more evidence in the Ariel Castro case, and are trying to find out if he had more victims.

NewsChannel 5 reports the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) is receiving new evidence as investigators continue to look into the case.

BCI is checking DNA, fingerprints, guns, and other evidence.

Castro is accused of abducting three women and holding them in captivity in his Cleveland home for more than a decade. He pled not guilty Wednesday to 329 counts related to their abduction, including an aggravated murder charge for the death of the fetus of one of the female victims.

The TV station says there is no timetable for processing the evidence because it continues to pile up.

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Thursday, 13 June 2013 12:23

Family Dollar Manager Robbed

Akron Police are looking for the person who held up the manager of a Family Dollar store Wednesday morning.

They say the 25-year-old woman was leaving the store on East South Street to take the previous day's receipts to the bank around 6:30 a.m. She was approached by someone who pulled out a gun and demanded the money.

Detectives are still investigating. The suspect was described as wearing a black hoodie with red markings and a ski mask.

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Authorities in Brimfield Township are seeking help from the State in regulating the operation of internet casinos, which have caused headaches for the community and the police department.

Brimfield Police Chief David Oliver tells what his issue is regarding the gaming parlors.

"We just don't believe these are games of skill, we believe there's a certain mechanism of chance involved and they should be regulated by the State," Oliver says.

"We've waited quite some time now for the State to come down with a decision or to develop some sort of legislation that would make a law that we could enforce locally."

The Brimfield Board of Trustees  passed a resolution earlier this year  that would prevent any new casinos to be opened in Brimfield until the State placed regulations on the venues.

However, a third location along State Route 43 opened recently and many people in Brimfield have voiced their concerns with the police department in various formats, including Facebook.

The Chief says there's crime concerns associated with the three internet casinos within the township.

"We've had numerous drug and warrant arrests at two of the three locations.

An off duty officer is usually present at any one of the casinos throughout the week.

He says the locations of the internet casinos are in violation of Brimfield Township zoning laws and are therefore prohibited.

Chief Oliver says until the State gives the OK to enforce gambling at these places, they will be enforcing a wide variety of crimes at the internet parlors.

'We're going  to continue to use target enforcement in the area," Oliver said. "We will utilize our three drug dogs and we will continue to make our community safe any way we can."

To read the Chief's comments regarding the internet casinos, click here, or click the Facebook link in the story.

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Authorities in Tuscarawas County are investigating the death of a couple in an apparent murder suicide.

NewsChannel 5 reports that a family member found the body of a woman at around 11:30 AM Saturday at the home on Ashwood Drive SE in New Philadelphia.

The family member also found two dead dogs.

The Tuscarawas County Sheriff's Department responded to the scene and found the bodies of Daniel Fawcett, his wife Rena, and the bodies of the dogs.

Tuscarawas County Sheriff Walt Wilson tells the television station that it appears Rena Fawcett suffered a severe head injury, and that her husband Daniel hanged himself.

The Tuscarawas County Coroner's office will perform autopsies, and evidence from the scene has been sent to the state crime lab.


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Thursday, 18 August 2011 15:24

Akron PD Issue Murder Warrant

Akron police are looking for a man they think was involved in the murder of a Donald Avenue man Thursday morning.

Akron PD - news release

Detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred around 1:30 this morning in the 400 block of Beechwood Drive. The victim, Yusef El-Daniels, 19, of Donald Avenue in Akron was shot in the torso following a physical altercation over a gun. El-Daniels was transported to Akron General Medical Center where he later died.

Chevron J. Mapp, 18, of Marcy Street in Akron, was shot in the arm during the altercation. He was treated and released from Akron General Medical Center and booked into the Summit County Jail. Mapp was charged with Murder and Aggravated Robbery.

Detectives have issued warrants for a second suspect, Charles L. Williams, 18, of Beechwood Drive. Williams is wanted for Murder and Felonious Assault. Charles Williams is a black male, 5'10", 238 lbs., and has a short afro. Williams should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about the shooting, or whereabouts of Charles Williams, should contact the Akron Police Department at (330) 375-2490. Anonymous tips may also be made on the Akron Police Department website at

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Thursday, 18 August 2011 14:57

Hudson Cops Snag Suspected Robber

Hudson police didn't have to wait long to snag a suspect in an armed robbery.

Hudson PD - news release

On Wednesday, August 17, 2011, at 4:01 p.m., a Hudson resident walked into the Hudson Police station to report that he had just been robbed at gunpoint on Aurora Street in Hudson. The resident had been looking at a house to purchase when he was approached by a black male with a gun, who robbed him of his wallet, watch and ring.

The suspect ordered the resident to follow him to the rear of the house, but the resident instead walked to the street with his hands in the air. The victim heard the suspect running and turned to see him getting into a dark gray Cadillac and then heading west on Aurora Street towards SR 91.

Hudson dispatchers put the call out over the air to all police patrol cars. Soon after, a Hudson Police Sergeant spotted a car and driver matching the description and turned behind the vehicle on SR 91 near Terex Road.

As the Sergeant activated the police cruiser emergency lights, the driver of the Cadillac sped off, running through the red light at SR 91 and Terex Road. The pursuit continued through the cities of Stow, Cuyahoga Falls and Akron. After approximately 25 minutes, the vehicle was successfully stopped and the driver arrested by Akron Police near Lakeshore and Ira Roads in the City of Akron. Akron Police have the suspect in custody. The suspect is being held for questioning in six armed robberies and a home invasion in Akron.

Hudson Police have pending aggravated robbery and felony fleeing and eluding charges. Additional charges may be added as the investigation continues.

The suspect has been identified as Gerome Burns, 34 years old, of Akron.

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Streetsboro police already arrested one man, now they have the ex-wife of the shooting victim in what police say was a fight over custody of the couple's children turned attempted murder.

UPDATED 4:54 p.m. Wednesday June 29

Streetsboro PD news release: Ronald L Higgenbottom II, 31, of Akron was arrested at a home on Riverside Dr in Akron and charged with Attempted Murder for the shooting of Tracy Cresong in Streetsboro. 

This afternoon, a second person, Cheryl A Cresong, 34, of Akron was charged with Complicity to Attempted Murder for assisting Higgenbottom in committing the crime.  Cheryl Cresong is the ex-wife of the victim, Tracy Cresong and there have apparently been ongoing custody disputes over their children and other issues between the two. 

These disputes were the motive for the shooting of Tracy Cresong.  Due to the ongoing investigation, we are unable to release further information at this time.  Both subjects will be held at the Portage County Jail tonight and will be arraigned tomorrow. 

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Previous coverage from AkronNewsNow:

Police say they responded to a call shortly before 4 o'clock this morning and found a victim, 35-year old Tracy Cresong. He was taken by LifeFlight helicopter to Akron City Hospital. His condition is not known.

Streetsboro authorities say the suspect in the shooting fled the scene. But, authorities was found him a short time later,

Akron Police took into custody Ronald Higginbottom II at a home in the city. He was arrested without incident. Streetsboro police had obtained an warrant for Higginbottom on a charge of Attempted Murder.

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Tuesday, 28 June 2011 14:23

Akron PD Seeks Europe Gyro Robber

Akron Police are looking for a man who robbed the Europe Gyro restaurant on Exchange Street Monday night.
Police say that an employee at the restaurant was robbed at gunpoint. The employee reports that the suspect pulled out a gun and demanded money after he returned from delivering food.

Akron Police describe the suspect as a black male, 5-feet-10 inches tall, between 160-180 pounds wearing a red shirt and dark shorts with a design on the side.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Akron Police Department.

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