Monday, February 25, 2013
Cuyahoga Falls police arrested David P. Seitz in December after he allegedly tried to shoot his girlfriend with an assault rifle.
Updated Feb. 25, 2:45 p.m. On Monday, David P. Seitz pled not guilty by reason of insanity to multiple felony charges stemming from a Dec. 29 incident where he allegedly tried to shoot his girlfriend with an assault rifle. Seitz, 27, of Cuyahoga Falls, appeared before Judge Paul Gallagher in a pretrial hearing Monday and entered the insanity plea. Gallagher ordered a psychiatric evaluation, and will hold a status hearing on April 8, according to a court spokesperson. Seitz was arraigned in the Summit County court on Feb. 15 and initially pled not guilty to "attempted murder, felonious assault and improperly discharging a firearm at or into a habitation or school, all second-degree felonies; two counts of domestic violence, one a first-…
Friday, January 18, 2013
Hours after his arrest on Thursday, Cuyahoga Falls police added new charges -- from kidnapping and rape to the manufacture of drugs -- against Brandon J. Richards.
If the allegations are true, Brandon J. Richards is in a world of trouble. Suspected Weed Trafficker Arrested After Felony Domestic Violence Dispute Richards, 23, of Cuyahoga Falls, was charged with kidnapping and rape -- both first-degree felonies -- after detectives examined evidence collected from his Bath Heights Drive residence on Thursday, said Cuyahoga Falls Police Sgt. James Singleton. The Cuyahoga Falls Narcotics Unit also seized evidence from Richards' State Road storage unit, which led to three additional drug-related charges, said Singleton. Those charges include: possession of chemical for the manufacture of drugs, a third-degree felony; illegal manufacture of drugs, a fifth-degree felony; and possession of criminal tools, a …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Brandon J. Richards, 23, of Cuyahoga Falls, was arrested after allegedly threatening his significant other with a handgun, and for dealing marijuana.
A squad of Cuyahoga Falls Police and SWAT team members arrested Brandon J. Richards at 1:15 a.m. Thursday in the 3300 block of Bath Heights Drive. Richards, 23, of Cuyahoga Falls, was arrested after he allegedly threatened his significant other with a handgun, and for dealing marijuana, said Falls Police Lt. Steve Guldeman. After speaking with the victim, police decided to deploy their SWAT team to assist in the arrest. When police executed a warrant and entered his residence at 11 p.m. Wednesday, Richards wasn't home. He was arrested two hours later when he returned to the residence in a car. He was charged with trafficking in marijuana, a fifth-degree felony, and domestic violence, a fourth-degree felony. The victim reported the …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
David P. Seitz II, 27, of Cuyahoga Falls, was charged with multiple misdemeanor and felony counts following a Dec. 29 incident where he allegedly attempted to murder his girlfriend.
David P. Seitz II pled not guilty to numerous misdemeanor charges in Stow Municipal Court on Wednesday in connection with the alleged attempted murder of his girlfriend. According to the Stow Clerk of Courts Office, Seitz, 27, of Cuyahoga Falls, pled not guilty to domestic violence, aggravated menacing, using a weapon while intoxicated and discharging firearms -- all of which are first-degree misdemeanors. His pretrial on those charges is set for 10:15 a.m. on Jan. 7 in Stow Municipal Court. Seitz is also facing several major felony counts, including attempted murder, felonious assault and the discharge of firearms. His preliminary hearing on those charges will be held on Jan. 7 as well, but the case will likely be bound over to the …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
A woman was taken to an area hospital on Tuesday night after the father of her children allegedly hit her in the face with a crayon box, causing "serious physical harm."
A Prange Drive resident called Cuyahoga Falls Police at 6:32 p.m. Oct. 2 to report the father of her three children caused her “serious physical harm” when he hit her in the face with a crayon box. According to police, the 24-year-old woman suffered facial lacerations and a swollen black eye during the incident that occurred at her home in the 3200 block of Prange Drive. The victim was treated at the scene by Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department paramedics and later went to Summa Western Reserve Hospital for further medical treatment. The father of her children, a 27-year-old Akron resident, was arrested and charged with felonious assault, a second-degree felony, and domestic violence, a first-degree misdemeanor.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The charges stem from an April 15 incident where Brillhart shoved his girlfriend to the floor of their 8th Street residence, pulled a handgun and fired shots off above her head.
Kerry Brillhart, 53, of Cuyahoga Falls, pled guilty to domestic violence and discharge of a firearm on Monday in Stow Municipal Court. Judge Kim Hoover sentenced him to 60 days in jail, 50 of which were suspended, for the pair of misdemeanor charges, and required he forfeit his gun to the court, according to Stow court documents. The charges stem from an April 15 incident where Brillhart shoved his girlfriend to the floor of their 8th Street residence, pulled a handgun and fired shots off above her head. He also faced a felonious assault charge following the incident, but it was dropped due, in part, to the fact that his girlfriend didn’t sustain serious injuries during the heated domestic altercation. Brillhart’s sentence didn’t include …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Kerry Brillhart, 53, of Cuyahoga Falls, was charged with felonious assault and domestic violence after reportedly abusing his girlfriend and firing bullets over her head.
On April 15, Kerry Brillhart, 53, of Cuyahoga Falls, allegedly shoved his girlfriend to the floor, pulled a handgun and fired shots off above her head. The victim called police to report the incident and officers arrived to the couple’s 8th Street residence shortly before 1 p.m. on Sunday, according to a Cuyahoga Falls Police report. Brillhart offered his side of the story and said he fired the gun accidentally. He was arrested and taken to Summit County Jail where he’s being held on a $20,000 cash bond. While giving her report to police, the victim complained of back pains and was taken to the emergency room of Akron General Health & Wellness Center-North in Stow, said Falls Police Lt. Dale Gramley. On Wednesday evening, Akron General …
Friday, October 21, 2011
The following information was supplied by the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
Assault • A resident of the 2200 block of Harding Road reported that his daughter was assaulted by a known female at Cuyahoga Falls High School, 2300 4th St., at about 2 p.m. Oct. 18. The father said his daughter was punched repeatedly in the head, and he will prosecute. • A resident of the 1200 block of Lincoln Avenue reported his son was punched and thrown to the ground at about 2:45 p.m. on Oct. 18 at Cuyahoga Falls High School. The father said he will prosecute. • A resident on the 1000 block of Tallmadge Road told police the mother of his children threw a log through his east window and punched his friend in the eye when the friend tried to intervene at about 2:30 p.m. Oct. 16. Police arrested Candice R. Cognati of Newberry Street …
Friday, August 12, 2011
Amanda Ruiviejo shares her passion for helping domestic violence victims in Honduras.
“The percentage of domestic violence in Honduras is very high,” said Cuyahoga Falls resident Amanda Ruiviejo. “Some studies say that 50 percent of the women in Honduras experience domestic violence.” Ruiviejo is from Torello, Spain, and received her degree from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She lives in Cuyahoga Falls and worked at the Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center in Cleveland as the Latina Outreach Coordinator starting in 2004. Last year, Ruiviejo was contacted by the director of CAMO (Central American Medical Outreach), a humanitarian organization that provides services and does medical outreach in Honduras and surrounding Central American countries. “They contacted me because they said they had a project in …
Friday, January 21, 2011
Reports of domestic abuse are on the rise in Cuyahoga Falls and across Summit County.
In a good economy, it’s difficult enough for a woman to leave her abusive husband or boyfriend – but in a bad economy, it can be nearly impossible, said Dana Zedak, Director of Community Relations for the Battered Women’s Shelters of Summit and Medina Counties. “When you’re thinking about leaving [an abusive partner], you think, ‘I’m going to have to forge out on my own, find an apartment, get a job and support myself financially. If you’re doing that in a decent economy, it’s hard enough,” Zedak explained. “In a bad economy, people are think, ‘I’m not going to be able to find a job. I’m not going to be able to support myself. How do I do this?’” Zedak, a nine-year veteran of the agency, said the Battered Women’s Shelters provides services…