Thursday, January 24, 2013
All information is according to the Portage County Sheriff's Office and county court records. Sheriffs warn their top fugitives could be armed and dangerous.
The Portage County Sheriff's Office needs your help in finding a Cuyahoga Falls resident who made it on the latest 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list. The sheriff's office reports Justin Lee Hall, 28, could be armed and dangerous. Lee is wanted on a warrant for receiving stolen property. The sheriff's office advises that people with information on fugitives should not try to apprehend them. Instead, you can contact the sheriff's office with information at the Portage County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Division at: 330-297-3890, 330-297-3888 or the main dispatch at 330-296-5100; or contact Sheriff Doak via email at DDoak@portageco.com To see the complete list of all 10 wanted fugitives click here.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The Stow man was indicted in August and faces a trial by jury later in October for two felony charges.
Logan Andrew West, who was indicted in August for charges of raping a child under the age of 10, has a trial by jury approaching in a few weeks in the Portage County Court of Common Pleas. West, 18, of 4890 Wyoga Lake Rd., was indicted on two counts of rape Aug. 12 — both first-degree felonies — and if convicted, faces mandatory prison time (which could include a life sentence) and he must register as a sex offender in Ohio. A trial by jury is expected to begin Oct. 23 in Portage County Judge John Enlow's courtroom. West was taken into custody on Aug. 6 and he is accused of raping his girlfriend's 15-month-old infant in Ravenna Township, according to the Portage County Sheriff Department. Portage County Sheriff David W. Doak said …
Monday, August 13, 2012
A grand jury indicted Logan A. West, 18, with two first-degree felony charges for allegedly raping his girlfriend's 15-month-old baby.
Logan Andrew West, 18, was indicted Monday morning in front of Portage County Common Pleas Judge John Enlow for charges of raping a child under the age of 10. West, of 4890 Wyoga Lake Rd., was indicted on two counts of rape — both first-degree felonies — and if convicted, faces mandatory prison time (which could include a life sentence) and he must register as a sex offender in Ohio. West was taken into custody on Aug. 6 and is currently being held on a $500,000 cash bond in Portage County Jail. West is accused of raping his girlfriend's 15-month-old infant in Ravenna Township, according to the Portage County Sheriff Department. Portage County Sheriff David W. Doak said deputies responded to the 5600 block of South Prospect Street in …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Portage County Sheriff Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
CLICK HERE FOR THE UPDATED VIDEO STORY posted after this story. Logan Andrew West, 18, of Stow was arrested Aug. 6 and charged with raping a child under the age of 10, Portage County Sheriff officials said. Portage County Sheriff David W. Doak said deputies responded to the 5600 block of South Prospect Street in Ravenna Township to assist Ravenna Township emergency medical workers on Aug. 4. Ravenna Township EMS was responding to a call regarding an injury to a 15-month-old girl. Due to the severity of the child's injuries, the infant was taken first to Robinson Memorial Hospital, then transferred to Akron Children’s Hospital, officers said. During the following investigation police learned the trauma to the infant appeared to be a …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
According to the Stow Police chief, some county officials were just training.
If you noticed several police cruisers and some K9 dogs sniffing around the Kent State University Airport Tuesday evening around 5:30 p.m. — no need to be alarmed, they were just training. Stow Patch reader emailed Local Editor Amanda Harnocz inquiring about "six or seven police vehicles parked at the church next to the airport field (the one across from the airport) and several dogs being worked, as if they were searching for something. I thought they might be doing some field training." She was correct. Stow Police Chief Louis Dirker said "I was informed that the Portage County Sheriff along with several other agencies were training in an empty building in the area."
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Portage County Sheriff's Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
The man who attempted to rob the CVS in Stow Jan. 14 was also recently linked to an attempted robbery in Ravenna, according to Portage County Sheriff David Doak. The sheriff's department charged Joe R. Schrantz, 40, of Englewood Drive in Stow with attempted robbery, a second-degree felony. On Jan. 14 around 1:55 a.m. deputies went to the Kent-Ravenna Walmart on S.R. 59 because they got a call about an attempted robbery. According to the report, the man showed the cashier a handgun. "When the cashier had difficulty opening the cash register, the subject fled from the store and left the area in a motor vehicle," said Doak's office. The cashier was unharmed. Stow Police responded to an attempted robbery about 30 minutes before the attempt in…