Tuesday, 11 March 2014 05:47

Canton PD Issues Missing Adult Alert

UPDATE: Mr. Alexander was found by his sister and safely returned to his residence.

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Previous Coverage:

Canton PD issuing a missing adult alert overnight in the search for a disabled 46-year old man. Gary Alexander was reported missing; he suffers from seizures and need medication. Alexander was last seen on McKinley Avenue in North Canton.

He was last seen with a black and grey hoodie, black thermal shirt and blue jeans and walks with a limp.

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(Canton PD) A Missing Adult Alert has been issued by the Canton Police Department for Stark County.Information as of: March 11, 2014 at 2:16 AMBe on the lookout for a missing adult. On March 10, 2014 at 9:00 PM, Mr. Alexander left on foot his residence and has not returned.The incident took place in Stark County, OH McKinley Avenue North in the city of North Canton.The adult's name is Gary Lewis Alexander and the individual is missing. The adult is a White male, age 46, is 5'9" tall, weighs 140 lbs, has brown hair, and has blue eyes. Mr. Alexander suffers from seizures and is easily disoriented and is need of his medication. Mr. Alexander was seen wearing a black and grey hoodie, grey hat, black thermal shirt and blue jeans and walks with a limp.Call or dial 911 if you see the adult. You can also call 1-866-693-9171 to be transferred directly to the investigating law enforcement agency or to hear the alert information.To view photographs, visit the Endangered Missing Adult Alert website at: http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Law-Enforcement/Local-Law-Enforcement/Missing-Adult-AlertTo unsubscribe reply to this email with "unsubscribe" as the subject or call (800) 325-5604.

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Sunday, 01 December 2013 17:31

Explosion, Hazmat At Canton Plant

Canton police, fire and hazmat crews responded to the scene of a reported chemical explosion on Sunday afternoon.
NewsChannel 5 reports that crews were sent to Hydrodec, a chemical processing company, on Steinway Boulevard SE. The report came in at about 4:10 Sunday afternoon.
There are no reports of injuries, and Canton police tell the television station that all Hydrodec employees have been accounted for.
There's also no word of any evacuation of nearby homes, as fire crews knock down the blaze.
Hydrodec's website says the company "secures and re-manufactures specialty mineral oil products and provides environmentally sustainable petrochemical materials management."
On the Web: WEWS NewsChannel 5, www.newsnet5.com
Hydrodec Group, www.hydrodec.com
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Sunday, 10 November 2013 13:43

One Dead, Three Hurt In Canton Bar Shooting

One man is dead, and three others wounded, after a shooting at a Canton bar.
Canton police say it happened in the parking lot at the Whistle Stop bar on West Tusc at around 2:30 on Sunday morning.
Dead is 26 year-old Terrell Lamar Skinner of Canton. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Stark County Coroner's Office.
Three others, 27 year-old Amanda Depasquale, 45 year-old Juanita Depasquale, and 24 year-old Vanessa Van Almen, all of Canton, were treated for gunshot wounds.
Police arrested 45 year-old Dwight Ellis of Canton when they arrived at the scene. He was charged with aggravated murder and three counts of felonious assault.
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Saturday, 12 October 2013 08:19

Canton Funeral Home Director Investigated

A Canton funeral home director is under investigation for allegedly ripping more than $90,000 off of his clients.

WKYC Channel 3 News reports that Vanessa Niekamp, executive director for the state of Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors, says officials have been looking into Robert A. Lewis, the owner of the Welch Sekeres Lewis Funeral Home, formerly located on Tuscarawas Street., for the last year.
According to a report filed with the Canton Police Department this week, Lewis allegedly inappropriately used funds from pre-paid funeral expenses for personal gain.

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Sunday, 11 August 2013 12:10

Police: Canton Father Holds Child Hostage

A Canton man was arrested after police say he held his 9 year-old child hostage.

Canton Police tell AkronNewsNow.com that the mother of the girl dropped her off for a scheduled visitation Saturday at the home of 42 year-old Wendell Scott Williams on Maryland Avenue SW.

When the mother came to pick her up Saturday night at about 11 PM, police say Williams brandished a shotgun and refused to hand over the girl. He then went back inside, where the standoff began.

After Williams refused to negotiate, the SWAT team forced entry into the home early Sunday and arrested Williams without incident. He was booked into the Stark County Jail.

The girl was unharmed, and was returned to her mother.

Williams faces charges including domestic violence and inducing panic.

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Monday, 24 June 2013 05:20

Man Rescued From Canton Creek

A man had to be rescued Sunday evening after he drove his car into a creek.

It happened around 7:10 p.m. near Guilford and Westmoreland Avenues in Canton. NewsChannel 5 reports a medical emergency was to blame for the accident.

The driver was trapped for about 20 minutes before being taken to Mercy Hospital with minor injuries.

On the Web: www.newsnet5.com

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Tuesday, 18 June 2013 08:27

Canton Blaze Spreads To Neighbor's Home

An abandoned house fire in Canton Monday night spread to a home next door.

NewsChannel 5 reports Canton police were called to a home on Hazlett NW that was completely engulfed in flames when they arrived around 10:30 p.m. Monday night.

Before firefighters were able to get the blaze under control, it spread to an occupied home next door. Canton fire officials tell the TV station firefighters extinguished the flames about an hour after they received the call.

No injuries were reported and the fire remains under investigation.

On the Web: www.newsnet5.com

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Update: 3:46 p.m

A 16-year old McKinley High School student has been taken into custody in connection with allegedly firing shots outside Schreiber Elementary School in Canton.

The Repository
says Canton police confirm the gun turned out to be a BB gun. The teen allegedly got off a bus on Minerva Court NW, pulled out the gun and began firing. There are no reports of anyone being struck.

Police say the boy will at least be charged with inducing panic.

The investigation remains ongoing.


Previous Story: 3:38 p.m.

Schreiber Elementary School in Canton was temporarily placed on lockdown this (Wednesday)afternoon as police responded to reports of a student allegedly firing shots after getting off a school bus.

The Canton Repository reports that police were told three juveniles got off the bus on Minerva Court NW around 1:45 p.m. and that one of them had a handgun and began shooting before taking off, according to Canton police.

No one was reportedly struck and there is no damage to the school building that's been confirmed.

Police are continuing to investigate.Anyone with information is asked to call Canton police.

Keep checking back with AkronNewsNow.com as this story develops.

On the Web: www.cantonrep.com

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Canton Police are searching for a 17-year old boy who was reported missing after an overnight carjacking.

NewsChannel 5 reports Alan Strelecki was pistol-whipped in the head and thrown out of the car he and two friends were riding in this morning after three men took over their car and forced the teens to withdraw cash from an ATM.

The vehicle is a 1999 Buick Century 4d Grey in color. Ohio License Plate CCU6432.

Anyone with any information on the missing person or the vehicle is asked to call the Canton Police.

More information will come as soon as its available.

On the Web: www.newsnet5.com

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Friday, 29 March 2013 09:28

Canton PD Searching For Teen

UPDATE 10:43 a.m. Canton police say the family of Alan Strelecki found him this morning wandering the streets with what appear to be minor visible injuries. He was reportedly disoriented and confused. NewsChannel 5 reports family members had been driving in the neighborhood around Sixth and Cleveland NW and have since taken him to the hospital.

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Canton police asking for help finding a 17-year old reported missing after an overnight carjacking. NewsChannel 5 reporting Alan Strelecki was pistol-whipped in the head and thrown out of the car he and two friends were riding in this morning after three men took over their car.

Strelecki was tossed from the vehicle; the other two were taken by the three, who then forced them to withdraw cash from an ATM. The two boys were released unharmed and went to a nearby home to call for help.

The two victims are helping police, according to Canton Police Captain Dave Davis.

Their missing car is described as a gray four-door 1999 Buick Century, licence plate CCU 6432. It was last spotted early this morning when the victims reported they were carjacked on Cleveland Avenue NW near the Life Skills Center.

Anyone with information is asked to call Canton PD at 330-489-3144.

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