Cuyahoga Falls police are seeing a remarkable increase in heroin overdoses, too
Friday, February 8, 2013
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Cuyahoga Falls Police Lt. Steve Guldeman offered statistics regarding drug activity in the city spanning 2010 to 2012.
Lt. Steve Guldeman, of the Cuyahoga Falls Police Narcotics Unit, provided the following statistics regarding the city's drug activity, and it may raise some eyebrows among residents. According to Guldeman's data, 17 suspected heroin overdoses were reported in 2012, which was the combined total for 2010 and 2011. After a decline in various pill overdoses (from 42 in 2010 to 32 in 2011), 2012 saw a spike to 45 overdoses, or a 41% increase. Methamphetamine lab busts tripled, from 6 to 19, in 2012 over 2011. Also, the number of people charged in connection with the drug labs almost quadrupled from 11 to 40, or a 264% increase. In addition, three people died from drug-induced overdoses in 2012 -- two suspected deaths from heroin and one …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
A Cuyahoga Falls woman was listed as the 13th best mugshot of 2012. The woman was arrested by Falls Police with a slew of felonies after a meth lab bust this summer.
It isn't really a list you want to top, but Kathy Dias' shirt may be the reason her mugshot is number 13 on a list of the 30 best mugshots of the year, according to BuzzFeed. Dias and three others were charged in June with illegal manufacturing of drugs, a first-degree felony; illegal assembly of drug components, a second-degree felony; possession of criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony; drug abuse, a fourth-degree felony; and endangering children, a third-degree felony. The Cuyahoga Falls Police Department found a methamphetamine lab they were running out of a Studio City apartment. Read the entire story when it was first reported in June here. Want to see the other 29 mugshots featured? Be sure to check out BuzzFeed's entire post.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Teresa Rodgers, 47, of Cuyahoga Falls, was arrested Thursday night in Coventry Township.
A Summit County sheriff's deputy got more than they bargained for during a routine traffic stop at 10:30 p.m. Thursday night. The deputy pulled over Teresa Rodgers, 47, of Cuyahoga Falls, in Coventry Township and immediately detected an odor of drugs coming from the car, according to a Summit County Sheriff's Department press release. Following a search of her car, the deputy found methamphetamine and components consistent with those used to manufacture the highly addictive drug. Rodgers was arrested and charged with illegal assembly of chemicals, possession of methamphetamine and driving under suspension. She was taken into custody, and is being held in Summit County Jail.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
U.S. Marshals on scene, Cuyahoga Falls police providing transportation.
The same site as two alleged meth lab-related raids on Northampton Road was being visited again on Monday by law enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Marshals office. Jeff Irwin of the Marshal's office in Akron said two people were arrested Monday: Brenda Allshouse of Akron and her father, Clayton Allshouse, in his Northampton Road home. Marshals found Brenda Allshouse, the primary target of the raid, hiding in the clothes dryer. Because Brenda Allshouse was subject of a fugitive hunt, the raid was conducted by the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, of which Cuyahoga Falls police are members. "On our last raid (Aug. 16), Brenda was able to flee custody and we've been hunting her ever since. We've been hunting her pretty …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
On Monday, police raided 312 Grant Ave., arrested two suspects and hit the pair with multiple felony counts.
The Cuyahoga Falls Police Narcotics Unit and Summit County Drug Unit busted up yet another meth lab on Monday afternoon in the city. This time, police raided 312 Grant Ave. following an investigation of the residence which indicated drug activity, according to Falls Police Sgt. James Singleton. Once inside, police arrested Edward M. Collins III, 38, and Chelsea C. Park, 23, and charged the pair of Falls residents with multiple felonies. Collins was hit with manufacturing methamphetamine, a second-degree felony; illegal assembly of chemicals to manufacture, a third-degree felony; possession of criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a fourth-degree misdemeanor. Park, who, it appears, played a lesser …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Nicholas Sklare and Lacey Esposito were arrested Monday after they were found cooking methamphetamine in a Studio City apartment.
Nicholas Sklare, 25, of Akron, and Lacey Esposito, 27, of Cuyahoga Falls, were arrested Monday morning after police found them cooking meth in a Studio City apartment. The pair was charged with illegal manufacturing of drugs, a second-degree felony; illegal assembly of drug components, a third-degree felony; possession of criminal tools and drug abuse, both fifth-degree felonies; and drug abuse instruments, a second-degree misdemeanor, according to Falls police Sgt. James Singleton. The Cuyahoga Falls Narcotics Unit discovered the lab after receiving a call asking officers to check the welfare of the resident living at 2319 Winter Parkway, Apt. 310, he said.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Police discovered the lab after receiving a tip to check the welfare of those living at 2319 Winter Parkway, Apt. 310.
Nicholas Sklare, 25, of Akron, and Lacey Esposito, 27, of Cuyahoga Falls, were arrested Monday morning after police found them cooking meth lab in a Studio City apartment. The pair was charged with illegal manufacturing of drugs, a second-degree felony; illegal assembly of drug components, a third-degree felony; possession of criminal tools and drug abuse, both fifth-degree felonies; and drug abuse instruments, a second-degree misdemeanor, according to Falls police Sgt. James Singleton. The Cuyahoga Falls Narcotics Unit discovered the lab after receiving a call to check the welfare of those living at 2319 Winter Parkway, Apt. 310. Charges are pending against a third person who was not on scene at the time, said Singleton. A hazardous …
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Allshosue, 63, of Cuyahoga Falls, was arrested Friday on felony drug charges after police found a meth lab in his Northhampton Road residence.
Clayton Allshouse, 63, of Cuyahoga Falls, was arrested Friday morning after police discovered a meth lab in his Northhampton Road residence. At 8:30 a.m. on May 4, the Cuyahoga Falls Police Narcotics unit, the Summit County Drug unit and the Falls SWAT team searched the house and found it was being used for the manufacture of methamphetamine, according to a police press release. Allshouse was arrested on scene and charged with felony manufacturing of methamphetamine, illegal assembly and possession of drugs and a misdemeanor charge of drug paraphernalia. Other suspects, who have not yet been identified, are also being investigated in connection with the illegal drug operation.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Deputy law director says each situation handled on case-by-case basis.
Hope Jones, Cuyahoga Falls deputy law director, said there have been less than five instances of landlords having to foot the bill for site remediation since the 2008 meth lab clean-up ordinance was approved. Jones said the law director’s office has evaluated each situation on a case-by-case basis, determining first if the meth lab creator can pay for site cleanup. “This ordinance gives the city the right to not just remediate (sites) ourselves, but if we think we can … recover the cost by asking for restitution in the criminal case, it gives us that option,” Jones said. However, she added, “Meth is not a drug where you’re going to have wealthy users. Maybe there’s a car out there, a computer, something that we could seize.” To date, the …