Friday, May 3, 2013
Two men charged in Mac Drive meth explosion permitted release with conditions
The two men charged with making meth after an explosion at a Mac Drive duplex last month have been permitted release from jail on bond. Stow Municipal Court Judge Lisa Coates modified bond conditions this week for Brandon C. Davis and Stephen J. Scott, both of whom were arrested after a meth lab exploded in their duplex at 1442 Mac Drive on April 17. Coates changed their bond Tuesday so that each could be released on a $10,000 bond with the conditions that upon their release they be monitored by a GPS tracking device, they live with their father and abstain from using drugs or alcohol, according to Stow Municipal Court Clerk of Courts online records. Both men were injured in the meth blast and were initially taken to the burn unit at Akron…
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Brandon Davis and Stephen Scott charged with making meth
The two men injured during a meth lab explosion on Mac Drive last week have been charged with making methamphetamine. Stow Police issued a press release today identifying Brandon C. Davis and Stephen J. Scott as being at the duplex at 1442 Mac Drive when it burst into flames Wednesday evening. Both men were injured in the meth blast. Davis, who according to police has been released from the burn unit at Akron Children's Hospital, and Scott, who remains hospitalized, have both been charged with: Illegal Manufacture of Drugs, a first-degree felony; Illegal Drug Chemicals, a second-degree felony; and Aggravated Arson, a first-degree felony. Further charges may be forthcoming depending on the outcome of the continuing investigation into the …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Two men were hurt in explosion but no charges have been filed
Friday, April 19, 2013
Stow, Middlefield men injured in blast
No charges have been filed in a meth lab explosion on Mac Drive Wednesday evening. Stow Police Chief Louis Dirker said charges are pending further investigation into the explosion, which sent two men to the Akron Children's Hospital Burn Unit for treatment. Dirker said in a press release that 29-year-old Stow man and a 28-year-old Middlefield, OH, man were injured in the explosion, which happened at about 8 p.m. Wednesday in a duplex at 1442 Mac Drive. The men's names were not released. The men sustained burns to their hands, feet and face, our news partner at WEWS Channel 5 reports. The meth lab was in a back bathroom. Police responded after getting multiple 911 calls from neighbors on Mac Drive about the explosion, which caused visible …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Police find lab on tip
Stow Police uncovered a meth lab in a Burton Drive house Thursday after following up on a tip from a concerned resident. Police responded to a welfare check after receiving reports that two occupants of the house at 4092 Burton Drive were possibly using drugs. "Officers responded and met with the homeowner, who allowed the officers to check the residence for anyone who might be in distress," according to a police press release. "Officers discovered a male and a female hiding in the basement. The basement was filled with smoke and there was heavy chemical odor in the air." Sarah M. Bimshas, 26, and Joseph D. Papp, 34, were both arrested and charged with illegal manufacturing of drugs, a first degree felony, and illegal assembly or …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Police say the items found in a box at Circle K on Feb. 18 were consistent with those used to produce methamphetamine.
It turns out the suspected bomb found in a wooded lot near the Fishcreek Road Circle K on Presidents Day was actually a portable meth lab. The duct-taped, brick-shaped box – found inside a backpack by a passerby – contained lighter fluid, drain opener, coffee filters and two-liter pop bottles stained with residue, the Stow Sentry reports. Under this "shake and bake" method, noxious chemicals are mixed and shaken up in a pop bottle to produce methamphetamine. On Feb. 18, the Summit County Bomb Squad was called to the local gas station and, with the help of an X-ray machine, determined the box contained no explosives.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Stow police offer the following tips to help discern whether people are making, doing or dealing drugs in your neighborhood.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Parents charged with making meth after teacher, school resource officer acted on anonymous tip
Members of Stow's Safety Task Force, charged with making security recommendations in light of the Sandy Hook shootings, took a moment Thursday to credit a Stow teacher and police officer for helping uncover a meth lab this week. Stow police, along with the Summit County Drug Unit, uncovered a meth lab Tuesday after a tip came anonymously from a caller who informed a Kimpton Middle School employee that a Stow student might be living in a meth house. School administrators determined the tip was in reference to the 12-year-old who lived at the home in question, and it was then Lakeview staff that informed police of the alleged drug activity. Stow-Munroe Falls Schools Superintendent Russell Jones said school administrator's took the teacher'…
Stow police said initial information suggested Tuesday's suspected meth lab bust was spurred by a child smelling of chemicals, but it was actually an anonymous tip.
A suspected meth lab was busted up Tuesday afternoon at a Lillian Road residence, but the tip that led Stow police to the alleged drug operation didn’t originate from a Lakeview Intermediate School employee. Stow police said initial information suggested the investigation was launched after a 12-year-old arrived at Lakeview for class on Tuesday morning smelling of chemicals, the Stow Sentry reports. However, Stow Police Chief Louis Dirker has learned the real tip came anonymously from a caller who informed a Kimpton Middle School employee that a Stow student might be living in a meth house. School administrators determined the tip was in reference to the 12-year-old who lived at the home in question, and it was then Lakeview staff that …
Friday, November 4, 2011
The following information was supplied by the Stow Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
What started out as a call about an attempted burglary turned out to be a discovery of drugs and materials to make methamphetamines in a bookbag police say belongs to a man who had a warrant out in Kent. Stow Police responded to a call of an attempted burglary at 2359 Graham Rd. Thursday evening around 11:30 p.m. Someone attempted to force entry through the front door of the residence, according to police. The resident told officers the man left wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt. A K9 unit initiated a track and found a man wearing a red track jacket over a black hooded sweatshirt just a few homes away at 2376 Graham Rd., police said. When police stopped the man, he said there was "speed" in his backpack, according to police. After …