Friday, May 10, 2013
More landscape equipment reported stolen in Stow
As the warm weather brings out numerous landscapers, so too has summer-like weather brought thieves looking to steal their equipment. Another landscape company reported equipment stolen to the Stow Police Department Monday. An employee with Lamphears Lawn Service told police that while the company's landscape rig was parked in a business lot in the 3500 block of Hudson Drive someone stole two pieces of equipment. The employee told police that someone took a Stihl string trimmer valued at $350 and a Stihl backpack-style leaf blower valued at $500. Late last month, a Stow lawncare company told police someone stole a $10,000 commercial lawn mower from one if its landscape trailers. A third grounds maintenance company told police that a weed …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
All information is according to Stow Police and Stow Municipal Clerk of Courts. Arrest information does not indicate conviction.
Two Kent woman have been charged with stealing from the Stow Kohl's. Charmaine D. Gary, 19, of 1300 Petrarca Drive, and Shaneece Green, of 25 Midway Drive, were arrested by Stow Police after employees at the department store reported seeing them conceal clothes and leave the story without paying for the items. The women stole more than $130 in clothing on April 27, according to police. The women, both of whom are students at Kent State University, were charged with theft, a first-degree misdemeanor. Gary, a Warren, OH, native, also was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, both minor misdemeanors, after police found a marijuana pipe and baggie of marijuana on her. Green, a Georgia native, pleaded not …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
All information is according to Stow Police and Stow Municipal Court records. Arrest information does not indicate conviction.
A Newton Falls man has been charged with stealing hundreds of dollars in machine parts from a Stow manufacturer. Stow Police arrested Cody R. Hornyak, 23, on charges of stealing from Valley Gear Manufacturing on Allen Road after management there contacted police and claimed Hornyak had been stealing from the business. More than $1,600 in miscellaneous machine parts were reported stolen from the business. Hornyak was charged with theft, a fifth-degree felony. He was arraigned in Stow Municipal Court on April 12 and his bond set at 10 percent of $5,000. Valley Gear Manufacturing, located at 4488 Allen Road, is the sister firm of TNT Custom Equipment and operates out of a 45,000-square-foot facility, according to the company's website.
Friday, March 1, 2013
The following was obtained from Stow police reports dated Feb. 21-25. It does not indicate convictions.
Unsavory behavior On Feb. 25, a security guard asked a man to leave Stow's Akron General Medical Center after he was reportedly caught watching pornographic videos on a computer in one of the waiting rooms. The security guard wrote down the man's license plate number and informed Stow police of the bizarre disturbance. Cleaned out A man living in the 3800 block of Vira Road called police after several high-end items were stolen from his home on Feb. 23. The 32-year-old Stow resident said an unknown number of thieves broke into his house and stole two laptops, two flat screen TVs and jewelry, according to a Stow police report. Police are investigating. Better lock your doors A woman's black Coach purse was reportedly stolen from her …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The following was obtained from a Feb. 16 Fairlawn police report. It does not indicate a conviction.
A Radio Shack clerk alerted Fairlawn police on Feb. 16 after he reportedly watched Eugene R. Chamberlain leave the store with over $1,000 in stolen merchandise. Chamberlain -- a former employee of the Radio Shack in Alliance -- was also allegedly caught stealing at a Radio Shack in Stow earlier in the day. According to the Fairlawn police report, he was confronted by an employee, handed back the stolen items and was allowed to leave. Chamberlain was caught in Alliance on Feb. 17 after an arrest warrant was issued. He was transported to Summit County Jail, was released on bond, and is awaiting trial. Chamberlain, 42, of Alliance, is charged with theft, a fifth-degree felony.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The following was obtained from Cuyahoga Falls police reports dated Feb. 14-16. It does not indicate convictions.
Highly questionable behavior On Feb. 16 at 7:35 a.m., a 54-year-old Stow woman alerted Cuyahoga Falls police after she reportedly spotted a man masturbating while driving on State Route 8. With the tip, officers were able to find and arrest the 29-year-old Canton man. He was charged with public indecency, a third-degree misdemeanor, according to the Cuyahoga Falls police report. Valentine's Day misfortune An Akron woman called Cuyahoga Falls police and reported her Sandhill residence had been burglarized at about 1:40 p.m. on Feb. 14. The burglar smashed through the back door and made off with $2,200 in cash and valuables, according to the police report. The woman intends to prosecute if the crook is caught. Conned On Feb. 14 at 3:30 a.m…
Friday, February 15, 2013
William F. Johnson, 53, of Stow, is being held in Summit County Jail.
A small-time theft quickly turned into a felony drug arrest after a man was found with stolen merchandise, heroin and a hypodermic needle at the Fairlawn Walmart on Feb. 7. Security reportedly spotted William F. Johnson, 53, of Stow, stealing a pair of boots from the men's shoe department, and stopped him as he tried to flee the store. Officers arrived on scene, searched Johnson's pockets and found three small packets of powder that tested positive for heroin, according to the Fairlawn police report. When police searched his car, they found a syringe loaded with drugs. Johnson was charged with possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony; theft, a first-degree misdemeanor; and possession of drug abuse instruments, a fourth-degree …
Saturday, February 9, 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 finding local fugitives who made it on February's 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list. The sheriff's office advises that people with information on fugitives should not try to apprehend them. Instead, you can contact 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.
Saturday, January 26, 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 Stow man was sentenced to 28 years in prison for setting his house on fire and claiming the insurance money. See what else he set on fire here. 2. A Friar Road man's dog was stolen from his yard and has not been found. Read a description of the dog here. Let's help bring Barkley home! 3. A Cuyahoga Falls man is wanted by the Portage County Sheriff's Department, who says he could be armed and dangerous. Have you seen this man?
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Information provided by the Stow Police Department.
On Jan. 7, someone broke into an unoccupied home in the 3700 block of Sanford Avenue, according to a Stow police report. Thieves used a tool to break into the home, but what was used was not known. Once inside, they stole $3,000 of copper tubing. There are no suspects at the time and it is unknown whether any finger prints were lifted from the scene. If found, suspects will be charged with felony theft and breaking and entering.