Add another black bear sighting, this time in Bath Township.
Sarah Kirsch Wells snapped this shot of the bear poking around her backyard about a mile off Cleveland-Massillon Road, right on the patio on Tuesday night. Wells sent the picture to 97.5 WONE's Jeff Kinzbach Show Wednesday morning.
A Bath Police Department cruiser took dash cam video of a bear roaming through a Bath Township residential area on Wednesday.
(Video courtesy: Bath Township Police Department Facebook page)
Tuesday, in Stow, a black bear was sighted in several neighborhoods between State Route 91 and Fishcreek Road.
Cuyahoga Falls Patch reports that there was still another bear sighting within the past week, early Tuesday morning near the Alside facility on State Road.
In the past two weeks in the Akron area, there have also been black bear sightings in Uniontown on May 30 and New Franklin early last Thursday.
Wildlife officials caution to secure garbage at a minimum and never engage a bear.
"Their eyesight is pretty poor, so one of the important things I would say certainly don't sneak up on a bear or anything like that to get a better view of it," Aaron Brown, a state wildlife officer from the Ohio Division of Wildlife in Summit County tells AkronNewsNow.com, "Because if they are startled, just like a dog, any domestic animal will do the same thing. If it's startled, it can certainly snap, it can certainly bite at you."
If you spot a bear on your property or neighborhood, you should call the police immediately.
Brown and Jamey Emmert from the Ohio Division of Wildlife will be guests of Larry States on the Rubber City Radio Group public affairs program "Spectrum", which will air Sunday morning at 6 AM on 1590 WAKR, and also Sunday on 97.5 WONE, WNWV "107.3 The Wave", and on the news stream of AkronNewsNow.com.
Bath police say some elderly residents are getting threatening calls from someone trying to get their personal information by faking a connection with law enforcement.
Two people reported the calls to Bath police on Friday, saying the caller claimed to be with law enforcement.
Bath police tell AkronNewsNow that the caller is asking for bank account information, and the location of valuables such as jewelry or weapons.
Police say the caller gets aggressive on the phone if the call's recipient doesn't cooperate, and tells them he's bringing over a search warrant.
There have been similar calls to people in Fairlawn.
If you get a call of that nature, police say don't give out any personal information to a caller you don't know.
On the Web: Bath Police Department (Facebook): https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bath-Police-Department/
Bath Police say a 21-year old Cleveland woman with a rap sheet and outstanding warrants picked the wrong place to try and get drugs illegally.
She's also wanted in Parma, Shaker Heights and Cuyahoga County on similar charges. Bath Police Department news release:
Bath PD arrested Victoria M. Jones, 21, of 4111 E. 114th St., Cleveland, on Friday at 7:15 p.m. for Deception to Obtain a Dangerous Drug, a 4th degree felony. Jones was arrested at the Acme Fresh Food, 3979 Medina Rd., Bath Township.
Fairlawn PD had broadcast a look-out for a female attempting to pass forged prescriptions at four Fairlawn pharmacies. Bath Police notified the Acme pharmacy department about the activity.
Pharmacy employees notified Bath Police once the suspect entered their store and presented the forged prescription. Officers made an apprehension before Jones could leave the store.
Jones had outstanding arrest warrants from Parma PD, Shaker Heights PD, and the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department for similar offenses. She was booked into the Summit County Jail.
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