Monday, April 22, 2013
The following was supplied by the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department. It does not indicate convictions.
Vandals strike again On April 16 at 9:20 a.m., a city groundskeeper called Cuyahoga Falls police to report that more than 20 headstones had been overturned at Oakwood Cemetery. This is the fourth time a major vandalism has occurred at the cemetery within the last 10 months. In late March, vandals reportedly smashed 31 gravestones and monuments, according to the Cuyahoga Falls Police Facebook page. Crimestoppers is offering a reward in exchange for information that leads to one or more arrests. Falls police pledged it would match the amount to increase the likelihood of finding those responsible. As of April 22, police have no suspects or leads. If you have information relating to the vandalisms, call Crimestoppers-Akron at 330-434-2677 …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
On March 4, Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, posted a photo taken by a volunteer at Gorge Metro Park.
Have you seen a Red Fox wandering around Cuyahoga Falls? No, this doesn't have anything to do with the Red Fox Pub & Grille — an actual Red Fox was spotted at the Gorge Metro Park. This photo was taken by Debbie DiCarlo, a volunteer photographer with Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, and posted on Twitter March 4, 2013. Be sure to check out the Metro Parks Patch blogs and follow them on Twitter@metro_parks for more updates like this.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
There has been a pair of Bald Eagles at the Gorge Metro Park since mid February. I do not know if they are nesting.
Monday, December 3, 2012
The following was obtained from a Cuyahoga Falls Police report dated Dec. 1. It does not indicate a conviction.
Cuyahoga Falls Police and Fire rushed to Front Street on Saturday morning after a man was seen slumped over his steering wheel in the parking lot at Gorge Metro Park. When paramedics arrived on scene, they were able to resusciate the unresponsive man. He was taken to Summa Western Reserve Hospital following the overdose, according to a police report. Authorities found two used hypodermic needles and a burnt spoon in his car, and confirmed heroin use. The man, who has a reported history of drug offenses, was charged with drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia.
Friday, November 2, 2012
The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office narrowed Daniel Short's manner of death to two possibilities.
Updated 11.5.12, 5:42 p.m. Daniel Short's manner of death was ruled "undetermined" by the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office on Friday. According to his death certificate, Short, 51, of Cuyahoga Falls, jumped or accidentally fell 40 feet down into Gorge Metro Park earlier this week. Either way, through its investigation and autopsy findings, the medical examiner's office has ruled out foul play. Body Found in Gorge Metro Park Identified A hiker spotted Short sprawled out along the rocky terrain below Mary Campbell Cave at 4:45 p.m. Monday. He was pronounced dead shortly thereafter by Cuyahoga Falls EMS after sustaining blunt force trauma to the chest. Barring any new developments, "the investigation has come to an end." said …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The man's name and cause of death have been announced; however the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office is still trying to determine the manner in which he died.
Daniel Short, 51, of Cuyahoga Falls, has been identified as the man who was found dead on Monday in Gorge Metro Park, reports the Falls News Press. The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office announced Short died from blunt force trauma to the chest, but couldn't yet declare the manner in which he died. An autopsy has been completed, reports the Akron Beacon Journal, and the medical examiner's office and Cuyahoga Falls Police will continue their investigation. Dead Body Found in Gorge Metro Park A hiker found Short 40 feet below the walking trail near Mary Campbell Cave at 4:45 p.m. Monday. He was pronounced dead shortly thereafter by Cuyahoga Falls EMS. Stay tuned to Patch for further updates on this developing story.
Cuyahoga Falls Police reported the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office is handling the investigation.
At about 4:45 p.m. Monday, a hiker dialed 9-1-1 after finding a body near the walking path of Mary Campbell Cave in Gorge Metro Park. Cuyahoga Falls Police, Fire, EMS and Summit County park rangers rushed to the scene, blocked off the area and determined the man was dead, according to EMS radio traffic. EMS observed the man had suffered one or more head injuries. The man is yet to be identified, and Cuyahoga Falls Police declined to comment on whether the man's injuries were self-inflicted. The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office has taken over the investigation and will report back to local law enforcement on its findings.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Cuyahoga Falls Police, Fire and EMS responded to the scene near Front Street and Harmon Court and conducted a search and rescue.
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Gorge Metro Park cliffs aren't exactly the safest places to observe local wildlife. At 10:55 p.m. Tuesday night, a Front Street resident called Cuyahoga Falls Police after a woman frantically arrived at his doorstep and said her husband had just fallen off a nearby cliff. According to police reports, the wife said she and her husband were sitting in the rain and watching deer walk by when he suddenly slipped and fell into Gorge Metro Park. “It appears the man rolled down an embankment, then fell about 40 feet off a steep ledge and hit the terrain below,” said Cuyahoga Falls Fire Chief Paul Moledor. Several officers were dispatched to the scene of the accident near Front Street and Harmon Court and began yelling down the cliffside in an …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
It's the first day of fall, so celebrate by taking some shots of nature, leaves or fall activities and share them with Cuyahoga Falls Patch.
Welcome to the first day of fall. The leaves are changing, the days have a slight chill, and suddenly, hot apple cider never sounded so good. Admittedily, fall is my favorite season. The air smells crisp and picturesque landscapes perfectly lend themselves to vivid and memorable photos. I know you're out there taking them, so why not share? Whether you're out in Gorge Metro Park or checking out a neighboring community's foliage, we want to see your pics. Feel free to include shots of pumpkin patches, hay rides, haunted houses and more. We'll take those photos too! Share by clicking the "Upload Photos & Video" button and you'll be on your way. If you have any questions, leave them in the comments, and I'll get back to you!
Monday, July 2, 2012
She was found at 8 p.m. Saturday by Falls EMS/Fire crews after tumbling 20 to 30 feet down a Gorge Metro Park embankment near Glens Trail.
A girl is in “critical, but stable condition” at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital after falling 20 to 30 feet in Gorge Metro Park on Saturday, reports the Falls News Press. After swimming with friends in the Cuyahoga River, the girl began hiking uphill near Glens Trail when she fell, according to Tim Hite, a spokesman for Summit County Metro Parks. Fire crews found her at about 8 p.m. near the bottom of the gorge, complaining of head and neck pains. The girl was one of four kids who were illegally swimming in the river, said Hite. “They had hiked down a Gorge Park embankment to swim and were headed back up when the accident occurred.” According to the Summit County Metro Parks ranger report, she was first taken by Falls EMS to Akron’…