Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Council signs off on $22,000 cameras
Watch out drivers — Stow Police will soon be able to record your every move on the street. Stow City Council recently approved spending $21,680 on new video dash camera recording equipment for the police department's four new cars. The video equipment will be provided by north Texas firm WatchGuard Video, which bills itself as "the largest provider of in-car video systems for law enforcement," according to the company's website. The new dash cameras will be installed in the four new, 2013 Ford Utility Police Interceptor SUVs the department plans to buy this year for $107,584. "This will bring our complete fleet up to a camera in every car," Stow Police Chief Louis Dirker said. Dirker added that the new cameras will be compatable with a …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
All information is according to Stow Police. Arrest information does not indicate conviction.
Teen grows pot A Stow teen has been charged with growing marijuana. Stow Police arrested a Fishcreek Road teen on charges of cultivating marijuana, a minor misdemeanor, after finding a pot plant, a space heater and a grow lamp at the juvenile's residence. The unidentified juvenile was arrested on the charge March 16. Safecracking nets thousands in jewelry A Liberty Road resident told Stow Police someone broke into her safe and stole more than $5,000 in jewelry. The woman told police that someone broke into her home safe and stole: a silver wedding band valued at $749; a wedding band valued at $2,984; a diamond necklace valued at $699; a pair of emerald earrings valued at $149; ruby earrings valued at $150; and an emerald necklace valued at…
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Stow fire did not respond to reports of loud "boom" but Stow police did
Exactly what the loud noise was that residents near the Stow-Kent border heard late Sunday night remains a mystery. Dozens of Stow Patch readers posted on Facebook late Sunday night asking about a loud boom that sounded like an explosion near the border of the two cities. Neither the Stow nor Kent fire departments responded or received any calls, but readers reported hearing a loud "boom" at about 10 p.m. Sunday. Stow Police Lt. Anne Stirm said the noise was heard from several different areas of Stow. "Most callers were in the area of Wickley/Seneca and others south of Graham (Road)," Stirm said. "Officers were dispatched to the area but nothing was seen or noticed out of the ordinary." Kent Fire Chief Dave Manthey suggested the noise …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Facebook users said they heard the loud noise around 9:45 p.m. on Easter — but Stow emergency departments didn't get any calls about it.
Did you hear a loud "boom" in Stow or Kent Sunday evening? You're not the only one. At 10:30 p.m., Capt. Mark Stone said the Stow Fire Department had not received any calls about a loud sound. He added that the dispatch center received no calls about the incident either. But — many near the Stow-Kent border still heard it and sirens. Facebook followers jumped online and posted on the Stow Patch Facebook page about hearing a boom loud enough to disturb their pets and shake their homes. Maria Lauriano Gabanyic first started the conversation about the sound at 10:11 p.m. Sunday. "Anyone else hear a huge boom about 15 minutes ago??" Shortly after, asked Facebook users the same question. Within minutes, dozens of people gave feedback: The …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Council approves spending $107,000 for fleet update
The Stow Police Department will add four new 2013 Ford Utility Police Interceptors to its emergency fleet this year. Stow City Council voted Thursday to approve spending $107,584 to add the SUVs to the police fleet via a statewide cooperative purchasing program. Stow Police Chief Louis Dirker told council this week that the addition of the four new SUVs will bring the department closer to having a full fleet of cop cars. Recent updates to the police fleet — four new cruisers last year — have allowed the department to cut down its maintenance costs by the sheer virtue of driving newer models, Dirker said. At one point the department was spending as much as $80,000 per year on maintenance costs to keep cars on the road. In recent years those…
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Bulldog Benefit Ride set for May
This spring staff at the Stow-Munroe Falls City School District will invite members of the community to join them on the Bulldog Benefit Ride to support K9s in the Stow and Munroe Falls police departments. The cycling event will be held May 11 and will incorporate road routes in both Stow and Munroe Falls and the Metroparks Serving Summit County bike trail. Jacquie Mazziotta, chairperson for the event, said riders will have the choice of two routes. An 11-mile route will begin at Stow-Munroe Falls High School and head toward Silver Lake via S.R. 59, then pick up the bike path at Brust Park in Munroe Falls. Riders will then loop back to the high school. Roads will be temporarily closed by the police department. More avid cyclists may choose…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
With St. Patrick's Day Sunday, the Stow Police Department will have additional officers on Stow's streets in conjunction with the Summit County OVI Task Force.
The Stow Police Department announced on its Facebook page that more officers will be on Stow streets for the holiday weekend. Because of St. Patrick's Day celebrations, the Summit County OVI Task Force and Stow Police Department will have additional men and women patrolling to enforce traffic laws and snag impaired drivers. Drunk driving checkpoints will be set up in several Ohio counties this weekend, but details about those locations and times have not yet been released. "For their own safety and the safety of all others on the road, anyone celebrating the St. Patrick’s Day holiday by drinking is encouraged to find a designated driver or call a cab for transportation," a statement released by the police department said. For questions…
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Many details about the situation are still unknown.
Last updated: March 2 at 10:58 p.m. Police are piecing together why two people were shot in a house at 4034 Osage St. at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Police were looking for the shooters late Saturday. The injuries to both victims are not life-threatening, police said in a news release. Stow police officers responded to a call about a man being shot at the Osage St. address and found Jason Hoy, 20, had been shot in a lower limb. Hoy was taken to a nearby hospital and interviewed by Stow detectives. At 7:01 p.m., police received a call that someone was dropped off by a private car at Akron General North with a gunshot wound to his leg. The victim, 21-year-old Andrew Brown, was interviewed by Stow detectives and treated for his injuries. Brown…
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Check out the three most popular crime stories on the site this week.
Crime is one of the most-read sections on Stow Patch each day. We rounded up the three most popular crime stories this week, in case you missed them. 1. A Silver Lake man was pulled over for not having a light on his back license plate. His simple traffic violation turned into a lot more than that. 2. A man with no driver's license lost control of his car on Darrow Road and crashed. Find out why he crashed here. 3. A 16-year-old boy was charged with telecommunications harassment after circulating a picture of a classmate performing a sexual act with him. Find out how it happened here.
Friday, February 1, 2013
Information provided by the Stow Police Department.
A 16-year-old Stow-Munroe Falls High School student is being charged with telecommunications harassment after taking a photo of a girl performing a sexual act with him and putting it on Twitter, according to a Stow police report. The act happened on Jan. 28 in a high school stairway, the report stated. The boy is 16 and the girl is either 14 or 15 years old, police said. Using his phone, the boy snapped a picture of the girl while she was performing the act and first sent it to three friends, the report stated. The boy later posted the photo on Twitter and then took it down. By that time, the photo had started circulating in the school, the report stated. A student saw the photo and reported it to a teacher, who reported it to …