Thursday, 15 October 2015 12:42

APD: Boys, Woman Robbed Akron Man At Gunpoint

Akron police arrested three juveniles and a 24-year-old Akron woman for allegedly robbing a man at gunpoint around midnight Wednesday.

A 36-year-old man told police he was walking with his girlfriend and three young boys near 7th Street SW when one of the juveniles pulled out a gun. The boy told the man to empty his pockets, but the victim says he didn't have anything to give them. The boy fired a shot from the gun and was joined by another juvenile who pulled out a knife and threatened the man.

Police arrested the three boys and 24-year-old Rita M. Chupp of Manchester Road.

They were charged with aggravated robbery and curfew violations . Chupp was booked into the Summit County Jail and the juveniles were placed in the custody of the Summit County Juvenile Court.

Officers recovered a handgun that was reportedly used in the robbery.

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Monday, 12 October 2015 16:49

Masked Man Robs Stow Subway

Stow police say a man wearing a "ratty looking mask" robbed the Subway on Hudson Drive Saturday evening.

They say the robber got in via the back door of the restaurant and "abruptly" approached the front of the store, demanding money from a clerk while showing a black handgun.

The robber ordered the clerk not to look at him, and into the back room...he then left.

The clerk wasn't able to see if the robber got away on foot or in a car.

Stow and Cuyahoga Falls police weren't able to find him.

There may be a surveillance video available later.


(Stow Police, news release) On Saturday, October 10, 2015, at approximately 8:05 pm, a male wearing a “ratty” looking mask entered the rear door of the Subway located at 3500 Hudson Drive, Stow, Ohio, and abruptly approached the front of the store. The male then approached a clerk at the register and, while brandishing a black handgun demanded, “Give me the money in the register.” After taking the cash, the male then directed the clerk to not look at him and to go to the back room. He quickly left Subway. However, the clerk did not see if he fled on foot or went to a vehicle to flee the scene. Stow Police officers were sent to the scene immediately and searched the area with the additional assistance of officers from the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department, but were unable to locate anyone matching the description.

When police arrived, the clerk described the person as a white male, approximately 5’8” to 5’10” tall, medium build, “dark” eyes, wearing a black mask, blue jeans and a dark blue hoodie.
Two other employees were working at the Subway but did not see the suspect and were unaware of the robbery until after he had left. No one was hurt in the incident and no customers were inside the store at the time.
A video may be available but has not yet been retrieved by Subway’s IT department. 

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Akron police are investigating several robberies that happened over the weekend.

Akron police are looking for two people who allegedly robbed the Dollar General store on North Main Street Friday morning. One suspect reportedly walked in with a handgun and jumped over the counter before taking some cash with him. Another suspect was reported as a lookout.

On Friday evening, police say a 29-year-old woman was robbed while sitting inside her car at a South Arlington Street laundromat. She told police a man opened her car door and attempted to grab a bank envelope containing $600 in cash. The man allegedly threatened to kill the woman before fleeing with the money.

About 24 hours later, two men told police they were robbed at gunpoint while sitting on a porch on Adkins Avenue by a man wearing a Halloween mask around 6 p.m. The alleged robber took $100 in cash and shot one of the victims in the hand before fleeing. The victim was taken to Akron City Hospital with non life-threatening injuries .

Akron police are looking for another robbery suspect who targeted a 17-year-old boy in a car. The teen told police he was sitting in his car after playing basketball on Clinton Avenue when five teenagers approached him, one teen pointing a handgun in the victim's direction. The group took the boy's cell phone and $230 in cash before fleeing in a blue Chrysler Pacifica.

On Sunday night, police say they found a 26-year-old man on the sidewalk along Roslyn Avenue with several gunshot wounds to his upper torso. He was taken to Akron General Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The victim says he was shot after he got into an argument with a man who goes by the nickname of Ti Chi. The suspect fled in a red SUV.

Only a vague description of the suspects were released.

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Akron police say two young people broke into an apartment on South Highland Avenue early this/Wednesday morning and took a number of items.

Police say the robbers broke into the kitchen window of the ground level apartment at about 5 AM.

They say one of the suspects went into the 24 year-old woman's apartment, placed a handgun against her neck, then fondled her.

The other robber walked through the apartment and took several of the woman's belongings, including her cell phone, car keys, television and bank card.

Police say the suspects demanded and got the woman's ATM PIN, and drove off in her car.

But an officer who showed up saw two men driving the car nearby, and took them into custody after a brief foot chase.

18 year-old Doriante Sutton and a 16 year-old were charged with aggravated robbery and burglary charges and auto theft - the younger suspect faces gross sexual imposition charges.

Sutton is in the Summit County Jail, and the 16 year-old was taken to Summit County Juvenile Court.

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U.S. Marshals and Tuscarawas County Sheriff's deputies say they were able to locate and arrest a violent fugitive who has been on the run since early May.

Authorities said Michael D. Evans ,30, was wanted for failing to appear on aggravated robbery and felonious assault charges and was named as a suspect in a a homicide in Miami, Florida after a 46-year-old man was found in a pool of blood inside a motel rented by Evans and his family.

Evans allegedly went on the run with his wife, Kristy Evans, 34, and her 7-year-old daughter. He was found in Kansas Thursday night around 8 p.m.

Kristy Evans was also taken into custody on an outstanding warrant out of the Tuscarawas County Sheriff's Office for obstructing justice. The 7-year-old child is currently in the custody of children services in Kansas awaiting transfer of custody to a relative in Ohio.


(The U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive) Task Force (NOVFTF), in conjunction with the Tuscarawas County Sheriff's Office of Ohio, have located and arrested violent fugitive Michael D. Evans.Evans, age 30, was wanted by the Tuscarawas County Sheriff's Office for failure to appear on aggravated robbery and felonious assault charges. He went on the run in early May with his wife, Kristy Evans, age 34, and her 7 year old daughter. The NOVFTF worked jointly with the Tuscarawas County Sheriff's Office to locate Evans. It was discovered in early June that Evans was in the Miami, Florida area and was the primary suspect in a homicide that occurred at the Sunshine Inn Motel in Miami. The victim of the homicide, 46-year-old Joseph Everett Moniz, was found in a pool of blood inside a room at the Motel rented by the Evans family while on the run from the Ohio charges.The NOVFTF continued to work closely with the Tuscarawas County Sheriff's Office and developed leads in the case. This week, the investigation led to the Kansas area and the U.S. Marshals led Kansas Apprehension Fugitive Task Force (KAFTF) was requested to assist with the investigation. Due to the collaborative effort, Evans was apprehended yesterday, at approximately 8:00 p.m. (EST), by the KAFTF at the Motel 6 located at 3404 Vine Street, Hays, Kansas. Also present in the motel room at the time of arrest were Kristy Evans and her 7 year old daughter. Kristy Evans was also taken into custody on an outstanding warrant out of the Tuscarawas County Sheriff's Office for obstructing justice. The 7 year old daughter appeared to be in good health and is currently in the custody of Children Services in Kansas awaiting transfer of custody to a suitable relative in Ohio.

Authorities were also able to recover a 2005 Audi A4 convertible with Florida Temp Tags in a Walmart parking lot near the Motel in Kansas. This vehicle is believed to be the vehicle that Joseph Everett Moniz was driving prior to his murder. Michael Evans and Kristy Evans were taken to the Ellis County Jail in Kansas to await extradition to Ohio. Investigators from Miami are in route to Kansas to continue the homicide investigation of Joseph Everett Moniz.

Chief Deputy Orvis Campbell of the Tuscarawas County Sheriff's Office stated, "We are relieved that this dangerous fugitive is now in custody and that this innocent young girl is now safely removed from potential harm. We worked closely with the U.S. Marshals throughout this investigation and our great team effort was a direct factor leading to the arrest. We hope to continue this relationship and ensure those that flee from justice have nowhere to hide."

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Akron police are looking for two suspects in two separate robberies that happened within an hour of one another Friday morning.

Police say a 50-year-old man was robbed at a South Arlington Street gas station around 10 a.m. The victim told police that a man, wearing woman's clothing, walked up to the victim’s car, got into the passenger seat and asked for a ride. The victim refused -- and that's when the suspect took the victim’s phone and walked away. The victim followed the man to retrieve his phone, but the suspect punched the victim in the face, causing a minor laceration above the victim’s right eye. Police say the suspect got into a silver hatchback car and fled.

About an hour later, another robbery happened inside an apartment in the 900 block of Concord Avenue. A man demanded the residents to get down on the floor while he grabbed $90.00 in cash, methadone pills, oxycontin pills, and a purse before fleeing in a red Nissan Altima.

Akron police are still searching for the suspects.

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The owner of the Far-Less Food Market on East Buchtel is being called a hero -- and cops were applauded after a standoff at a nearby house ended peacefully with an alleged robber in custody.

Police say 38 year old John Beason Jr. of Warren tried to rob the store, when instead the owner pulled out his own gun and took aim.

They say that caused the robber to scurry, and try to hide out in a nearby house on McNaughton Street...where he eventually was taken into custody after an hour and a half long standoff.

Police think Beason's the same guy who hit the Family Dollar on North Arlington twice last week. He now faces aggravated robbery charges in those two holdups.

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Stark County Sheriff's Officers made quick work of tracking two men suspected of robbing a bank in Southwest Canton late Thursday morning.

The robbery went down at the Bank of Magnolia on Cleveland Avenue Southwest at just past 11:30 AM.

The vehicle involved in the robbery was found a short time later near 12th Street Southwest, and the suspects were tracked by a police dog to a home nearby.

Two men were taken into custody - 39 year-old Timothy Allen Smith of Canton and 25 year-old Christopher Glenn Arntz of Canton. Both were charged with bank robbery.

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Tuesday, 07 April 2015 17:26

Convenience Store Robbed In North Hill

Akron police are looking for whoever robbed a convenience store in North Hill on Monday morning.

Employees at the Glenwood Retail Store on East Glenwood Avenue near Route 8 say someone entered the store at about 10 AM on Monday, and had one of his hands in his pocket as if he had a gun. The robber handed a bag to the clerk and told her she'd be shot if she didn't put money in it. After she put money in the bag, the robber got away.

Police say the robber wore a hospital mask and was seen getting into a gold, four-door vehicle, possibly a Chevy Malibu.

They describe the suspect as a black male, 5’7” – 5’11”, 140 to 160 lbs., wearing a hospital mask, a maroon hooded sweatshirt and gray sweat pants.

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Wadsworth police are looking for someone who robbed the Speedway gas station on Akron Road with a rifle last night.

They've obtained surveillance video taken from the gas station at about 20 until 9 PM. They say the suspect wore a scarf and gloves, and partially concealed a rifle with an Ohio State jacket.

Police say the robber already left the store and drove away in a maroon vehicle, possibly a Chevrolet Cavalier, by the time they arrived.


(Wadsworth Police Department) On March 24, 2015 at approximately 8:41 P.M. personnel of the Wadsworth Police Department responded to the aggravated robbery of the Speedway gasoline station, 1160 Akron Road. The suspect had already left the area eastbound on Akron Road, traveling in a maroon vehicle, possibly a Chevrolet Cavalier.
The suspect was described as a white male, mid 20's, 5'8" – 6', reddish-blonde hair, wearing a scarf covering the lower half of his face, a tan jacket and blue jeans. He also wore gloves on his hands.
The suspect carried what appeared to be a rifle, partially concealed with an Ohio State jacket.
Surveillance pictures of the suspect are included on additional pages. These pictures portray:
• The suspect entering the store
• The suspect at the counter
• The suspect exiting the store
• The suspect vehicle
We're asking for assistance in identifying the suspect. Any information on the aggravated robbery or potential identification of the suspect can be forwarded to us via several methods:
• 330-334-1511 (Communications Center, 24 hours a day)
• 330-335-2769 (Departmental tip line)
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Departmental e-mail)

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