Employees at a Bath Township pharmacy were held hostage during a robbery Thursday evening.
Bath Township Police Chief Michael McNeely tells AkronNewsNow.com a pair of suspects robbed the Colonial Pharmacy on North Cleveland-Massillon Road around 6:45 p.m.
Both men took off with the drugs and cash and the employees were released according to police.
Police describe the pair as two white men, one in his mid 30's, the other in his late 20's to early 30's.
Anyone knowing about the alleged robbers or their whereabouts is encouraged to call the Bath Township Police.
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Bath Township Police are looking for a suspect in connection with an attempted abduction June 3.
Police Chief Michael McNeely tells AkronNewsNow.com a woman was walking near the intersection of Olentangy and Haskell around 7:30 p.m. Monday evening when she was approached by a man driving a dull black panel van.
"He tried to force her into the vehicle by demanding she get in, and when she refused, he got out of the vehicle and again tried to force her into the van."
The woman then ran off according to police.
Chief McNeely says the composite sketch of the suspect has been useful in trying to locate his whereabouts.
"Since the sketch has been on the department's Facebook page, we have received a couple of tips," McNeely said.
Police describe the suspect as a white male, between 35-45 years old and weighing between 150-175 pounds.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bath Police Department.
One Massillon man allegedly attempted to pay for his cab fare with something green....but it wasn't money.
According to the Beacon Journal Bath Township Police arrested 38-year old Jacob Bruckner on drug charges for trying to pay part of his cab fare with marijuana.
Bruckner had rang up a $24 cab fare on his way to the Holiday Inn on Medina Road, and once he arrived, police say Bruckner then went to his room under the assumption of paying the fare.
The cabbie said to police her returned with only $15, but offered to pay off the rest of the fare with a little bag of marijuana. The driver declined and then called police.
Police say Bruckner admitted to making the offer and said he only had $5, which he gave up to the cabbie.
Bruckner was subsequently charged with Drug Abuse and released. His case is currently pending in Akron Municipal Court.
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Bath Township Police have a man in custody in connection with a bank robbery.
Police responded to the Key Bank on Medina Road around 2p.m. this afternoon for reports of a man allegedly entering the bank and producing a note demanding money. He took off on foot without any cash.
Bath Police say there was no weapon used in the robbery attempt.
Authorities caught up with the alleged robber thanks to a tip from a grocery store employee.The employee alerted police to suspicous activity in a wooded area near the store. Police arrested the man matching the alleged robber's description around 2:30 p.m.
The man is currently in the custody of Bath Township Police. Charges are pending.
Three police departments that patrol the Montrose area are implementing a new notification system they hope will curtail the use of stolen credit cards and the passing of counterfeit bills to area merchants.
Bath Township Police Chief Mike McNeely says the new instant notification system linking the Bath, Copley and Fairlawn police departments with Montrose businesses can hopefully more quickly stop these fraudulent transactions before several stores are victimized.
McNeely tells AkronNewsNow, "This will be a communication system where you notify them by text message, via their mobile phone, computer, and speed is the important part of it."
McNeely says credit card fraud, stolen identification and counterfeiting are growing problems in the area. " We have incidents of counterfeit money being passed. What we want to do is notify all the other retailers in the area as quickly as possible to make them aware of what activity is taking place.," says McNeely.
He says credit card and identity thieves move quickly once they have your credit information. " What we find frequently is if a person has their purse stolen they will take this credit card and immediately go to the other big box stores in the area and ring up purchases before the customer is aware of it."
McNeely says the three police departments hope to have the new fraud notification system in operation beginning in April.
Talk about not being able to find your way home, Bath Township Police have the ultimate example. They charged a Cleveland man with drunk driving, after his SUV ended up in the yard of a Bath Township resident.
Police say the man told them he beleived he had arrived at a friend's house in Solon.
The driver's blood alcohol level registered at point-two-one, more than twice the legal limit.
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