Another meth lab bust -- the sixth this month -- this time in Springfield Township where police discovered an active operation at the Red Roof Inn on South Arlington Road after an anonymous tip.
36-year old John and 35-year old Carrie Kim, both from Akron, were arrested on drug charges and are in custody in the Summit County Jail.
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(Springfield Township PD) Officers from the Springfield Twp. Police Department discovered an active methamphetamine at the Red Roof Inn, located on South Arlington Rd. Officers located the lab while following up on an anonymous tip at the hotel.
Arrested for felony manufacturing were 36 year old John Kim and 35 year old Carrie Kim, both of Akron. Both subjects are currently being held in the Summit County Jail.
This latest find brings the total to six meth labs raided this month by Police, both in Springfield Twp. and the Village of Lakemore. A total of 8 arrests have been made in connection to those labs.
Springfield Township police arresting a 34-year old man for unlawful sexual contact with a minor -- charging he used Facebook to lure the victim to a meet-up foiled only when the 15-year old girl's mother caught wind and called police.
Keith Myers reportedly used the alias "Kevin Myers"; police say he had more than 70 Facebook friends, mostly school-aged girls, and are looking for help to see if those online relationships went real life.
Myers was arrested while logging on to his Facebook account at the public library in Kent.
(Springfield PD) The Springfield Twp. Police Department has filed charges against 34 year old Keith Myers of Springfield Twp. for importuning and attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.
An investigation into Myers was started in August after he contacted a 15 year old girl through Facebook using the alias “Kevin Myers”. Myers used Facebook to lure the victim and set up a meeting with the intent of having a sexual encounter. The encounter never took place due in part to the victim’s mother calling police.
After a lengthy investigation, it is believed that Myers had approximately 70 “friends” on his Facebook account. The majority of the "friends"” were High School and Middle School aged females. Myers was arrested by the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force while logging onto his Facebook account at the Kent Public Library.
The man who evaded police and ultimately led to tragedy will have a dozen years behind bars to reflect.
31-year old Joseph Bennett of Akron set the events in motion this past spring when police were trying to pull him over after a traffic incident. At the time of the chase, Bennett threw an item from his window and a passenger even bailed out of the vehicle. Police suspected the item thrown from the car was illegal drugs.
After the chase of Bennett was broken off over safety concerns, officers undertook a foot search of Arlington Road searching for evidence. At that time, a drunk driver hit and severely injured Springfield Police Officer Mark Dodez.
Dodez was diagnosed as paralyzed, but recent improvements in his health have prompted hope not only a full recovery but the ability to return to duty on the Springfield police department force.
Summit County Prosecutor - news release
Joseph Bennett, 31, of Inman Street in Akron was sentenced today by Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands to 12 years in prison.
“This case is a sobering reminder of the dangers our law enforcement members face every day,” said Summit County Prosecuting Attorney Sherri Bevan Walsh. “I am grateful for the hard work of our local police officers, and I am proud of the support they offered Officer Dodez this afternoon in court.”
On March 31, 2011, a Springfield police officer attempted to pull over Bennett for almost causing a large traffic accident. Bennett refused to stop, at one point throwing an item out of his window on Arlington Road. Bennett’s passenger exited the vehicle during the chase. Police terminated the chase after Bennett nearly caused several accidents and the excessive speeds became too dangerous.
Springfield officers and Summit County Sheriffs searched the area of Arlington Road after Bennett’s passenger confirmed that Bennett had thrown methamphetamines out of his window during the chase. During the search, Springfield Officer Mark Dodez was hit and severely injured by a drunk driver.
Acting on a tip, Akron police officers found Bennett hiding in the basement of his girlfriend’s apartment five days later. As they were arresting him, Bennett attempted to stuff more methamphetamines in his underwear. While being booked at Summit County Jail, deputies discovered more methamphetamines on his person.
Bennett pled guilty to Failure to Comply, a third-degree felony; Tampering with Evidence, a third-degree felony; Conveyance of drugs, a third-degree felony; and Aggravated Possession of Drugs, a fifth-degree felony, on August 17.
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