Tuesday, 23 April 2013 12:55

Police: Four Robbed During Home Invasion

Akron police say four people were robbed during a home invasion late Monday night.

The victims told police that suspects knocked on their apartment door in the 1800 block of South Arlington Street and entered armed with handguns.

The suspects fled in a 2013 Dodge Charger, which belonged to one of the victims. The victims' cell phones, $100 in cash, a pair of shoes and keys were also taken in the robbery. No injuries were reported. 

Police found the vehicle a short time later. They charged Quamaine RJ Young, 23, of Akron with receiving stolen property.

Detectives are following up on Young’s arrest to see if he is also involved in the home invasion.


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Tuesday, 23 April 2013 12:40

Man Wanted For Brass Knuckle Assualt

Akron police are looking for a 31-year-old man who is suspected of punching another man in the head with brass knuckles following an argument Monday night.

Police say Charles N. Hunt, 31, of Akron is wanted for allegedly assualting a 44-year-old man multiple times with brass knuckles, which had spikes on the end.

The victim had injuries on the back of his head and on both hands. He was taken to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information on Charles Hunt’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Akron Police Department, Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490; the U.S. Marshals Service at 1-866-4-WANTED; or the Summit County Crimestoppers Inc. at (330) 434-COPS. Callers can remain anonymous.

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Thursday, 18 April 2013 16:17

Akron Killer- Life Prison Sentence

A 44-year old Akron man is sentenced to life in prison on a murder conviction. Shannon Mount, of East Turkeyfoot Road in Akron, was sentenced to life in prison, with parole eligibility after 40 years, for the murder of Leonard McHadden.

On March 13th, a jury found Shannon Mount guilty of Aggravated Murder, Aggravated Robbery and Receiving Stolen Property.

The 68-year old McHadden, was found strangled to death in his bedroom one morning last May. His car and numerous electronics were missing. A neighbor said he had seen McHadden with Mount the night before. A few hours later, Mount was spotted driving McHadden’s car. Akron Police arrested Mount after a brief police chase and discovered McHadden’s computer, printer, cell phone, wallet and checkbook in the car, as well as some items belonging to McHadden’s roommate.


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Security and training are the topics of discussion for local law enforcement following the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon yesterday.

Akron Police Chief James Nice says the police department and the Summit County Sheriff's Office train regularly for similar events.

"Just this year for our in-service, we had active shooter training, which had to do with responding to live incidents like that," said Nice. "We have a team of people that have been specifically trained, even more in-depth." 

Nice says the department trains with many different agencies in Summit County including fire, EMS and federal law enforcement.

Summit County Sheriff Steve Barry says there's extensive training that goes into training a bomb squad.

"Our bomb squad is trained through federal means when they first join the team and their training is continuous ," said Barry. "And our guys are exceptionally trained and they do a terrific job."

Barry says it can be a difficult job trying to piece together events following an explosive, especially in a crowded area .

"It'll take a lot of time for it to be safely done and, like I said, they would have to utilize their resources," said Barry.

Akron Police Chief James Nice says federal and local law enforcement will use every tool they have to try and piece together critical information.

"{Law enforcement } will be using every tool in the box," said Nice. "Whether it's tire track marks, satellite information, camera information, they'll be brining every tool in humanly possible ," said Nice.

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Monday, 15 April 2013 14:53

Akron Murder Suspect Sought

Akron Police Detectives are investigating the death of 21-year old Anthony R. Smith, of Whitney Avenue in Akron. Around 12:30 Saturday afternoon, Smith was shot in the chest outside a home in the 1300 block of 8th Avenue. He was transported to Akron City Hospital where he later died.

A suspect has been identified and a warrant for aggravated murder has been issued for 21-year old Randy A. Thomas,with a last known address on 7th Avenue in Akron. Police say Randy Thomas should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information on Randy Thomas’ whereabouts is asked to contact the Akron Police Department, Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490; the U.S. Marshals Service at 1-866-4-WANTED; or the Summit County Crimestoppers Inc. at (330) 434-COPS. Callers can remain anonymous.

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A reward is being offered in the fatal shooting of a McDonald's employee near downtown Akron over the weekend.

The $10,000 reward is for information or arrest of whoever's responsible for the shooting death of 28 year-old John Lehman of Akron.

He was shot to death late Saturday taking out the trash at the McDonald's at 390 West Market Street.

A suspect and vehicle description is online at AkronNewsNow.com.

Summit County CrimeStoppers, the U.S. Marshals Office and the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force are teaming up with McDonald's to offer the reward.

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Saturday, 06 April 2013 10:52

Second Arrest In Double Homicide

New Franklin Police have made a second arrest in connection with the murders of 56 year old attorney Jeffrey Schobert and his wife Margaret in their Rex Lake Drive home tis week.

New Franklin Police with assistance from Akron Police arrested a 14 year old juvenile. The teen is charged with two counts of aggravated murder, two counts of aggravated robbery, and one count of aggravated burglary and was taken to Summit County Detention Center. 

Police are not commenting at this time on what role role the teen played in the double homicide.

The arrest comes after Shawn Ford, 17, was arrested earlier this week. He was charged with two counts of aggravated murder. Ford was dating the daughter of the couple, Chelsea Schobert. He was also charged with assaulting and stabbing Her. She is recovering in an Akron area hospital.

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A tip has led Akron Police to a new, different suspect, and a reported confession, in the hit-skip accident that injured a five year old boy.

Akron Police say the tip from the CrimeStoppers hotline led them to interview 38 year-old William Wilkes Jr. of North Hawkins Avenue, and police say he admitted involvement in the accident March 15th on Goodhue Drive.

Wilkes was booked into the Summit County Jail on felony hit-skip and suspended license charges.

A man previously arrested in the accident, 48 year-old Shaune Chesney, has been released...and the charges against Chesney have been dismissed. Police say at the time, a witness identified him as the driver.

The five-year-old boy was treated for a broken leg at Akron Children's Hospital.



3/22/13: Akron Hit-Skip Driver Arrested

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Wednesday, 27 March 2013 14:17

Reward Offered For Fugitive's Arrest

The Akron Police Department and the U.S. Marshal's Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force are asking for the public's help for information that could lead to the arrest of Shawn Anthony Johnson.

Johnson is wanted for Aggravated Robbery and Felonious Assault. On March 29, of 2012. a man reported he was sitting in a van in the 900 block of Wall Street, when two men approached him. He was robbed of $1,000 in cash and then allegedly shot by Shawn Johnson. The victim was transported to Akron City Hospital where his injuries were not life threatening.

A reward is being offered by the Task Force for information lesading to Johnson's arrest.

Shawn A. Johnson has a last known address on Wall Street in Akron. He is 26 years old, 6’0” tall and 170 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone knowing his whereabouts is encouraged to call the Akron Police Department, Detective Bureau at (330) 375-2490; the U.S. Marshals Service at 1-866-4-WANTED; or the Summit County Crimestoppers Inc. at 330-434-COPS. Callers can remain anonymous.

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Monday, 25 March 2013 16:48

North Hill Shooting Suspect Arrested

A suspect has been arrested in connection with the North Hill Shooting.

In late January, Wylene Edwards, 59, was traveling in her car on Elma Avenue when she saw two men walking in the roadway.

Edwards Flashed her headlights at the two people to warn that she was behind them. The suspects then walked off to the side of the road so she could pass.

After Edwards drove past the males, one of them fired several shots at the car striking Edwards in the upper shoulder and the back.

William B. Dawson, 21, of Cuyahoga Street in Akron has been arrested on charges of felonious assault and participating in a criminal gang.

Dawson was identified by physical evidence from the shooting and is already in the Summit County Jail on unrelated charges.

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