Suicidal Falls Man Surrenders

At about 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, a Falls man -- who has yet to be identified -- surrendered peacefully to police on the 300 block of Van Buren Avenue.

Updated 6:09 p.m.

Cuyahoga Falls police were able to peacefully convince a suicidal man to give himself up on the 300 block of Van Buren Avenue on Wednesday evening.

Police have not yet identified the man or provided any further details.

Minutes before the surrender, Falls police Capt. Jack Davis could be heard on the police scanner saying the man was ready to give himself up, but asked the Falls SWAT team standing by to be ready.

According to the Falls News Press, U.S. Marshals arrived at the man's home at 3:30 p.m. to serve a felony warrant for intimidating a judge. 

The situation unraveled when the man refused to open the door and alluded to having weapons.

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AJ Allen July 11, 2012 at 10:22 PM
I need to move!! This neighborhood is getting dangerous! LOL
Glenn July 12, 2012 at 01:13 AM
Yes, he got out fine. You have to understand this is all over him speaking his mind. So understand he checked with the Akron Police Department before he did anything. He did nothing more then protest against a Judge and this is what happens. Crazy, this is his charge! 2921.03 Intimidation. (A) No person, knowingly and by force, by unlawful threat of harm to any person or property, or by filing, recording, or otherwise using a materially false or fraudulent writing with malicious purpose, in bad faith, or in a wanton or reckless manner, shall attempt to influence, intimidate, or hinder a public servant , party official, or witness in the discharge of the person’s duty. (B) Whoever violates this section is guilty of intimidation, a felony of the third degree. (C) A person who violates this section is liable in a civil action to any person harmed by the violation for injury, death, or loss to person or property incurred as a result of the commission of the offense and for reasonable attorney’s fees, court costs, and other expenses incurred as a result of prosecuting the civil action commenced under this division. A civil action under this division is not the exclusive remedy of a person who incurs injury, death, or loss to person or property as a result of a violation of this section. Effective Date: 11-06-1996
Andy. Z July 12, 2012 at 03:00 AM
Go Blue.
Christina Zarle July 12, 2012 at 04:20 AM
I will always love my uncle no matter what!
sammy July 12, 2012 at 05:21 AM
what the hell dose go blue have to do with any of this !!!!! nothing thats what
sammy July 12, 2012 at 05:22 AM
andy z
Glenn July 16, 2012 at 02:48 AM
Zarle is being railroaded by the system of Summit County! The system is broken and someone needs to look into it. Please pay attention to this case. The Judge was never in fear for life. Was just mad someone stood up for once for their rights. Now he is being tried in the same county that he was threatened by two Deputy Sherriffs two days prior to being arrested for speaking his mind! This is not right and this Judge should be brought to justices for making false claims and using tax payers money to do so. Amendment I Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Amendment VIII Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. I would say all of these Amendments have been broken by the Justice System in this case! A judge that is threaten by a megaphone and the freedom of speech all I can say is Wow! Then ensures the bail is set to where no normal person can get out. I don't know to many people with 500,000.00. Hold on its 10% which is 50,000.00 cash only and no bail bonds can be used. You tell me if his rights have not been violated?
Earl Elevant July 16, 2012 at 03:03 AM
Glenn, you're reading the wrong part of the law. Let me remove the parts that don't apply (assuming it was about the PA and the courthouse he got charged): "No person, knowingly and by force...in a wanton or reckless manner, shall attempt to influence, intimidate, or hinder a public servant ... in the discharge of the person’s duty." He hindered their ability do do their jobs by disrupting the courthouse with his bullhorn. The charge sounds about right. You've got rights right up until you infringe on other people's rights by using yours. At that point, you don't have rights to continue infringing on others' rights.
Glenn July 16, 2012 at 03:44 AM
Come on, really! You think they were able to hear him inside the court house? I say no! The chief of Akron Police Dept. said he could protest as long as he could not hear the megaphone more then a 100 feet away! He done this. I know this for a fact. Understand this is personal with him and the Judge and I know the Judge but I am in fear that if I put the name out there I could be next. Understand he met with the chief of Akron Police before he did anything! He never thought this was going to happen.
Glenn July 16, 2012 at 04:51 AM
Earl, I'm sorry but I think you are wrong on this one. They didn't shut down the court house that day because he was to loud and they were not able to hear. I am sure with the police dept inside of the court house no one was in fear for there life. Well hold on a man with a mega phone is pretty damn dangerous! I think everyone should have to have a permit in order to use one of these. I'm sorry Earl but this is personal and it's not right. When you make your job personal you should step down if your a public official. Remember this man has a 500,000.00 bond because the judge is in fear for there life. This is a bunch of bull and they are trying to railroad this person.
Glenn July 16, 2012 at 04:54 AM
How about you let him eat or see his doctor? All this is Summit county and the Same Sherriffs that threatened him days before are over seeing his well being. This is bull you know what! This case should be moved out of summit county.
Earl Elevant July 16, 2012 at 06:28 AM
It doesn't mean they had to shut down the courthouse--just that he hindered what was going on there. And, I'd say a guy with a grudge against a judge who holes himself up in a house with a gun could be considered a loose cannon. Why take the chance that he's harmless when he's shown quite the opposite?
Glenn July 16, 2012 at 07:45 AM
Earl, I understand where you are coming from. I guess I know more to the story then you do. Lets just say you wanted to protest a Judge. So you contact the Chief of Police to ensure you will not be breaking the law. Let him know everything you will be using and he ensures you will be fine and no law will be broken. So you go on a public sidewalk and protest. No one comes out and tells you to leave. You do this at a few more sites and it has the same results. Police come by but do nothing. Three days later you find out they put a warrant out for your arrest. A 3rd Degree Felony Warrant you have never been in trouble in your entire life and next thing you know you have FBI Agents and yes there were FBI Agents, US Marshals, Special Task Force Unit and the Local Police surround your house. Remember to this point only weapon used was a Mega Phone. How would you react? Knowing three days prior you were Threatened by Two different Deputy Sherriffs. It would not give you a warm and fuzy feeling knowing that you are going to the county jail. Which yes the Sherriffs dept. runs. Could he have went about it differently? Yes. Did he have the right to protest of course its everyones right. I can come and sit in front of your house and protest and you would not be able to do anything about it. What makes a Judge or any other person special? Understand he was only trying to make a point. That a Judge is not above the people and I guess that is not the case.
Earl Elevant July 16, 2012 at 07:07 PM
Sure, you can come to my house and protest--right up to the point where your right to protest infringes on my rights. Then, you cannot infringe on my rights because your rights are no longer rights--they are wants. You can say whatever you want in this country. It doesn't mean you won't get arrested for it, but you have the ability to say it. He had his freedom of speech. He used it. He overstepped his rights and he was arrested for it. You don't have to like it or even understand it, but that's the answer.


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