Monday, 02 December 2013 15:51

Akron Police Seek Help

Akron Police are looking for a couple of thieves and need your help.

The BP gas station on Merriman Road was robbed on November 29th and the suspects were caught on tape.

The first suspect on the video appears to be a Black light skinned or Hispanic female, 18-25 years old, 5'04" - 5'05", and 200 - 220 lbs.

She was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, dark colored pants and white gloves.

The second suspect on the video was wielding a gun, and has a similar description. 18-25 years old, 5'10" - 6'00" tall and 140 - 160 lbs.

He had on a black hooded sweatshirt with a red logo and dark colored pants.

Both suspects should be considered armed and exteremly dangerous.

If you have any information, contact Akron Police or Detective Stephens at (330)-375-2490. You can also leave tips at Akroncops.org

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Wednesday, 27 November 2013 16:43

Akron Police Arrest Four In Armed Robbery

Akron Police report that shortly before midnight Tuesday night, two men were robbed at gunpoint near the intersection of Power Street and Kling Street. 
 
The victims reported a black, four door Mitsubishi passed them, then turned around and the driver and front seat passenger exited the car. The suspects approached the victims and demanded their belongings at gunpoint.
 
The suspects took the victims’ wallets, keys, debit cards, cell phones and $30.00 in cash, before they got back into the Mitsubishi and fled.
 
Officers found the suspects’ vehicle near the intersection of East Market Street and East Buchtel Avenue. 
 
Officers arrested Omar T. Mustin, 21, of Atwood Drive in Cleveland; Asante R. Sharp, 19, of Crosby Street in Akron; London T. Campbell, 23, of North Thomas Road in Tallmadge; and a 17 year old boy from Akron. They were charged with robbery. 
 
The adults were booked into the Summit County Jail and the juvenile was placed in the custody of the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center.
 
The pellet gun used in the robbery was found inside of the car.
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An elderly couple in the 800 block of Easter Avenue became victims of a home invasion robbery Thursday morning. The 81year old man told Akron Police he heard a knock at his front door. As he walked to the door, he heard two men enter the house through his patio door. The suspects were armed with handguns and demanded money from the victim. He told them he didn’t have any money. The suspects then searched the house and took items from the victim’s wife’s purse and a flat screen television before fleeing.

The suspects are three black males. The first suspect is a light complexioned black male, 17 – 20 years old, 5’07” – 5’10”, thin, wearing saggy pants with aqua shorts underneath and a black mask covering the lower half of his face. No description of the second  suspect. 

 

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Monday, 18 November 2013 16:06

VIDEO Akron Police Seek Teenage Thief

Akron Police are asking the public's help in finding a teenage thief.

Around 3:00pm Friday afternoon, a 21 year old female was robbed of her cell phone after being pushed against a building.

The victim was near the business in the 800 block of West Market Street when she was approached by the suspect.

It's estimated that the suspect is between the ages of 13 to 15 years of age, 5’06” – 5’08”, 130 – 140 lbs., and wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, khaki colored pants and flip-flops with white socks. 

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Monday, 18 November 2013 15:39

Akron Police: Weekend Shootings

Akron Police had a two different, unrelated shootings to deal with over the weekend.

On Sunday morning, police responded to the El Camaleon, a night club on South Arlington Street for a fight with shots fired.

While police were on scene, they learned of a 37 year old shooting victim at Akron City Hospital.

The victim was shot in the arm while sitting in the back seat of a car in the parking lot of the night club.

His injuries are non-life threatening, call APD with any information.

Earlier that same morning, a 31 year-old female was shot in the arm following a verbal altercation with her live in boyfriend, Demetrius U. Felder, 32, of Gaylord Drive.

He was taken into custody without incident and charged with felonious assault , domestic violence, tampering with evidence and having weapons while under disability.

Felder was booked into the Summit County Jail and scheduled for an arraignment hearing in Akron Municipal Court, Monday morning. 

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Monday, 11 November 2013 15:54

VIDEO Akron Police Seek Public's Help

Akron Police are asking the public for help in locating a man who robbed the Burlington Coat Factory on Howe Avenue on October 23.

The suspect, a black male between the ages of 28 and 32, was exiting the store without paying for his merchandise when he was confronted by a store clerk.

When confronted, the suspect told the clerk "Don't come any closer or I will pop you."

The suspect had on a dark skull cap, dark jacket, khaki pants, and tan work boots.

If you have any information please call Akron Police.

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Friday, 25 October 2013 11:48

Akron Hit-Skip Driver Arrested

The hit-skip driver being sought by Akron Police for striking and seriously injuring a construction worker on I-77 has been captured. Akron Police and the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive task Force tracked 40-year old Tamika Perkins down at her home. She was found hiding behind the furnace in her basement. She was arrested without incident.

Perkins was driving a tan SUV that struck the worker in a construction zone on I-77 near Vernon Odom Boulevard last month.. She then fled the scene. Perkins was booked into the Summit County Jail.

Perkins, of Hollinger Street in Akron is charged with felony hit skip, driving under a suspended license, driving on a closed road and failure to control.  

Around 8pm on September 9th Tamika Perkins was driving a tan SUV northbound on Interstate 77 at Vernon Odom Boulevard, when she drove into the construction zone and struck a worker. Perkins fled the area. The victim suffered serious injuries.

Tamika Perkins has been booked into the Summit County Jail.

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Monday, 21 October 2013 12:43

Akron Police Investigate Weekend Robberies

Akron police are investigating two separate robberies that happened over the weekend.

Police say two suspects, armed with handguns, attempted to rob a 32-year-old man near the intersection of East South Street and Allyn Street Sunday night. When the victim told the two suspects that he didn't have any cash, one of the suspects shot the victim in the leg. The suspects fled on foot.

The victim was taken to a local hospital where his injuries appear to be non-life threatening.

Police say the suspects are between the ages of 13 and 15. Only a vague description of the suspects was released.

The second robbery happened near the intersection Lovers Lane and Inman Street around 11 p.m.

A 21-year-old man told police he was walking home when two suspects approached him from behind. Police say one of the suspects punched the victim in the head and another man took his belongings. The victim told police that one of suspects held a gun to the his head during the robbery.

Police say the suspects got away with $12.00 in cash, cigarettes and a cell phone.

Authorities say the victim's injuries are non-life threatening.

Police says the suspects are two black males, 20 – 25 years old. Police say the first suspect is 5’07” – 5’11”, thin, wearing blue jeans, button up shirt, hooded sweatshirt and a ski mask. The second suspect is 6’0” – 6’02”, wearing all black clothing.

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Friday, 18 October 2013 15:49

Detectives Sign Murder Warrant

Akron Police have signed a murder warrant in the case of 53-year-old Lori Patch. She was found dead with severe head trauma behind a vacant South Street business.

Tyrone Benford, 41, of Ira Avenue in Akron has been linked to the case by DNA evidence, he is currently in the Summit County Jail on unrelated charges.

Akron Police Lt. Rick Edwards says Benford was found shortly after the discovery of Patch.

"Shortly after Lori Patch was found dead, several other officer responded to the Akron Masjid located on Old Main Street for a break in," said Lt. Edwards.

Benford broke in through the front window of the Mosque, and was later found hiding in a small bathroom.

Bond was set at $1 million, after his appearance in court Friday.

See our previous coverage: On Lori Patch and Tyrone Benford.

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Friday, 04 October 2013 17:49

Arrests Made In Recent Homicide

Two men have been arrested by Akron Police thanks to a tip from the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force.

Jerel Knights, 22, and Doniere Love, 23, both of West Miller Avenue in Akron, have been charged with murder, tampering with Evidence, and abuse of a corpse.

Knights and Love were allegedly involved in the murder of Clarence Keyes of Russell Avenue in Akron.

Keyes was found on September 22 in the 400 block of West Miller.

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