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Wadsworth Police have found the man they say was responsible for a May 12 carjacking and they credit both the public and social media for the arrest, now they are looking for the same help to return the car to its rightful owner.
Police say the department's Facebook page and numerous tips led to the arrest of Antoine Petty, who is now facing robbery charges, which are a second-degree felony in connection with the incident.
Officers from the Akron Police Department located Petty Wednesday, May 15 and arrested him. He was transferred to the Wadsworth Police Department before being taken to the Medina County Jail, where he is currently being housed at.
Despite Petty being found and arrested, the stolen car has not yet been recovered. The car is a blue 1998 Toyota Corolla with Ohio license plate DPV6212.
Surveillance video shows a man jumping into a woman's Toyota Corolla on May 12 while she was getting gas at a Wadsworth gas station. Police say they believe the woman had left her keys in the car.
Anyone with information on the missing Corolla is asked to call Wadsworth Police.
Previous Coverage: Wadsworth Police Search For Suspected Carjacker
Akron Police and the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office are investigating a fatal shooting that took place on the city's west side late Thursday night. The shots were fired during a party on Wildwood Avenue around 11:30 Thursday night.
Lieutenant Rick Edwards says a 23-year old man was shot during the incident. He was taken to Akron General Medical Center where he died from his injuries. He was pronounced dead at 12:12 a.m. Friday morning.
The shooting victim has not been identified yet pending positive identification and his relatives have been notified.
The suspect, Kyle James Spy, 23, of Brandon Avenue, was arrested without incident around 9:00am this morning on Cromwell Drive. Kyle Spy was charged with murder and booked into the Summit County Jail. Spy also had multiple traffic warrants also on file in the Akron Municipal Court.
Update 8:11 a.m.
Akron Police and the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office are currently investigating a shooting that took place on the city's west side.
The shooting took place on Wildwood Avenue just south of Fernwood Drive around 11:30 p.m.
A 23-year old man was shot during the incident. He was taken to Akron General Medical Center where he died from his injuries. He was pronounced dead at 12:12 a.m. Friday morning.
The shooting victim has not been identified yet pending positive identification and after his relatives have been notified.
Akron Police are investigating a shooting that took place on the city's west side late Thursday night.
Police say the shooting took place on Wildwood Avenue just south of Fernwood Drive around 11:30 p.m.
One man was shot during the incident. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he died from his injuries.
There are no suspects at this time.
Keep checking back with AkronNewsNow.com for more information as it becomes available.
The Summit County Republican Party's Central Committee will be looking to select a replacement for Cuyahoga Falls Ward 3 representative Ken Barnhart, who resigned from his position Wednesday.
The Beacon Journal reports Barnhart may not be the only councilman leaving Cuyahoga Falls. The newspaper reports Ward 4 councilman Mark Ihasz, a Democrat, sold his home on 11th Street and has plans to move out of the ward.
The Summit County GOP will meet May 21 at the Sheraton Suites to select a new representative for Ward 3.
Those interested in the seat living in Ward 3 are asked to submit a resume to Central Committee Chairman Alex Arshinkoff by 4 p.m. Monday at 1755 Merriman Road, Suite 250, Akron, OH 44313. Applicants will be invited to make brief presentations to the committee during the Tuesday meeting.
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The body of a Tallmadge man who died of natural causes Monday has remained unclaimed.
The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office are looking for family members of 66-year old Terrance Daly , who was found dead inside his apartment from an apparent heart attack.
The Beacon Journal reports numerous attempts at contacting Daly's family have been unsuccessful up to this point.
Spokesman Gary Guenther tells the newspaper Daly was employed as an inspector for Babcock and Wilcox and may be a father as well.
Anyone with information about Daly's family members is asked to call the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office.
On the Web: www.ohio.com
Akron Police are looking for a man in connection with setting an apartment on fire by placing a pillow on top of a stove.
Warrants have been issued for 25-year old Dominique Thomas, who is wanted on multiple charges including arson and aggravated menacing.
Akron Police say the incident at Tallmadge Avenue Tuesday morning stemmed from a domestic dispute between a 25-year old couple. Police say during the argument, Thomas allegedly took a knife and chased the woman out of the unit and down the street.
The incident happened around 9 a.m. Tuesday morning. Firefghters quickly put out the fire that started when Thomas allegedly placed a pillow on a lighted stove, according to police..
Upon arrival the officers smelled smoke coming out of the apartment. Police say there was minimal damage caused by the fire and no one was not hurt.
Anyone knowing Thomas’ whereabouts is asked to contact Akron police.
Kent State University is taking initial steps in finding a replacement for retiring President Lester Lefton.
The Beacon Journal reports trustee Richard Marsh was named by his fellow trustees as chairman of the search committee to find a new president for the school.
Marsh told the newspaper he and other members of the yet-to-form committee will be hiring an executive search firm to seek out potential applicants who fit the requirements of the university.
Lefton announced his retirement in April, effective July 2014 after serving eight years as KSU's president.
On the Web: www.ohio.com
Akron Police are looking for an individual in connection with breaking into a church and stealing several choir robes.
Police reports indicate the thefts occurred at the University Presbyterian Church on Spicer St just before services began last Sunday morning. The Beacon Journal is saying Rev. In-Kyu Park called police to report the break in.
According to the report, the suspected thief took a wooden covering off of the front basement window to gain entry into the church. Police tell the newspaper the burglar damaged an inside door, used the restroom inside the church, then took off with the choir robes.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Akron police.
Cuyahoga Falls City Council approved an amended deal to sell the former State Road Shopping Center property to the developer of the Portage Crossing Development.
Appearing on the 1590 WAKR Ray Horner Morning Show, Falls Mayor Don Robart said the move is a big step in the reinvestment of the area.
"I think it's a big plus and I feel it will bring a lot of pride to our community," he said.
The new contract gives the project developer Stark Enterprises a 10-year $50,000 rebate a year on electric for the common areas of the shopping center, such as sidewalks and parking lots.
In addition, the deal offers the developer up to $129,000 annually in admissions tax generated from the planned Cinemark movie theater planned to go in Portage Crossing over a 10-year period.
The highly anticipated project has been in the works since 2008, when the city bought the State Road Shopping Center.
Mayor Robart said that if Council did not approve the contract during their meeting Monday night, Stark Enterprises would have walked away from the deal, which would have been a huge detriment to the city.
"We essentially had our backs against the wall, but by the same token we were committed to Stark as the best developer for our project."
Council voted 9-2 to approve the deal.
Councilwoman Carol Klinger was among those who voted the measure down, saying she is supportive of development, just not at the expense of the city's taxpayers.
Groundbreaking on Portage Crossing is expected to begin in the late summer or early fall of this year.
Two juveniles were hurt as a result of a bicycle crash Saturday evening at State Route 82 and Colton Road in Portage County.
The Ohio Highway Patrol reports the two rode in the path of an 85-year-old Garrettsville woman around 6:25 p.m. Saturday. The Beacon Journal reports the woman was driving west on Route 82 when the pair of southbound cyclists entered her lane from Colton Road.
The patrol said traffic entering Route 82 from Colton Road has a stop sign, but traffic on Route 82 does not.
The newspaper reports both bicyclists were taken to Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland following the crash. There is no word on their conditions, and their names and ages have not yet been released.
So far, no charges have been filed and the crash remains under investigation.
On the Web: www.ohio.com
Wadsworth Police are looking for the public's help in trying to catch a carjacking suspect.
Police say the man in the picture took a blue 1998 Toyota Corolla from someone Sunday evening around 7 p.m. The car's license plate is DPV6212
The suspect is described as a man in his mid to late 20’s, approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall, and weighing about 165 pounds. Police say he was last seen wearing jeans and a purple hooded sweatshirt.
Police have no further information at this time.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call or email the Wadsworth Police Department.
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