Sunday, March 3, 2013
Here are some of the weirdest police reports and incidents from departments across the region.
Here are this week's most bizarre police calls, reports and charges. All information was provided by police reports from departments in Patch communities. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. Bank robber proves pen is mightier than gun Steven C. Dagostine, 43, of Tallmadge, was charged Feb. 26 with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony, in connection with a Huntington Bank heist in Cuyahoga Falls. Fortunately, police did not have to track him down as Dagostine was already being held in Summit County Jail on a separate robbery charge. On Feb. 24, Dagostine allegedly walked into the Giant Eagle-Huntington Bank, handed the teller a note demanding money and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Get up to date with what's happened in Cuyahoga Falls in the past week
1. Man faces slew of charges after police scuffle: Cuyahoga Falls police arrested a man in a second-story Studio City apartment and handcuffed him. As an officer escorted him downstairs, he started to thrash and lunged forward, pulling himself and the officer down the stairwell. 2. X-ray machine starts electrical blaze: Cuyahoga Falls firefighters tackled a fire caused by an X-ray machine at Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center Thursday. One person was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation. 3. Teacher, coach caught in Willoughby sex sting: Ryan Tyna, 42, of Hudson, was arrested last week in a prostitution sting in Willoughby. Tyna is in his second year coaching at the Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy in Cuyahoga Falls. He also is a …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Cuyahoga Falls police are on the hunt for a man who reportedly robbed the Howe Avenue Huntington Bank on Sunday morning.
Updated Feb. 24, 9:21 p.m. Cuyahoga Falls police are investigating a robbery that took place Sunday at the Huntington Bank inside Giant Eagle. According to police, a white man in his 40s wrote a note demanding money and handed it to a bank teller. He took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot from the scene. The man was reportedly unarmed.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Cuyahoga Falls Police didn't initially specify whether Benjamin Gates, 33, of Canton, was suspected in Thursday's U.S. Bank robbery, but the FBI has confirmed his alleged involvement.
All it took was one witness to bring down Benjamin Gates, 33, of Canton; the alleged serial bank robber who's evaded multiple law enforcement agencies for weeks. Following Thursday's U.S. Bank robbery, the tipster reportedly spotted Gates getting into his car parked outside the Bailey Road Acme Fresh Market and immediately relayed his license plate number to authorities, according to FBI spokeswoman Vicki Anderson. Within hours, Gates was arrested without incident in Canton for his alleged involvement in up to six bank robberies over the past six weeks. As it stands, the FBI has charged him with one count of robbery in connection with an Aug. 10 holdup at Huntington Bank, located inside the Giant Eagle at 608 Raff Rd. in Canton. "...It's…
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Cuyahoga Falls Police and the FBI are investigating.
Another U.S. Bank in Cuyahoga Falls has been robbed. This time, it was the one located within the Acme Fresh Market at 2630 Bailey Road. Witnesses described the robber as a thin, dark-skinned man wearing a baseball cap. According to the Falls Police Facebook page, the man handed a note to a bank teller, which bluntly stated, “This is a robbery.” He then indicated he had a gun and fled the store with an undetermined amount of money. No injuries were reported. A similar robbery occurred July 20 at the U.S. Bank located inside the Graham Road Giant Eagle. During that incident, the robber walked into the supermarket, approached the only bank teller on duty, demanded all the cash from her drawer and fled. That robber was also a thin, dark-…