Friday, February 15, 2013
Four people arrested on Feb. 10 face several meth-related felony charges.
An early morning trip to the local Walgreen's ended badly for four people after they were seen purchasing items that can be used to produce methamphetamine. On Feb. 10 at 12:43 a.m., an officer from the Cuyahoga Falls Police K-9 Unit pulled over two members of the group -- Cliff J. Cundiff, 29, of Akron, and Richelle L. Brown, 33, of Cuyahoga Falls -- as they left the State Road drug store. The officer found methamphetamine, a glass pipe allegedly used to smoke the drug and "Wal-Phed," an over-the-counter medicine that can double as a meth ingredient, according to the Cuyahoga Falls police report. Once the pair was in custody, police arrested the other two suspects -- Brandon T. Stewart, 30, of Kent, and Mark D. Veasey, 48, of Cuyahoga …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Get updates on this pair of high-profile Cuyahoga Falls criminals.
Pipe bombs in Cuyahoga Falls A Cuyahoga Falls bomb maker confirmed suspicions on Jan. 17 when he pled guilty to every count brought against him by a federal grand jury. David A. Dougherty, 41, will be sentenced April 3 in U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio-Akron by Judge Christopher A. Boyko, reports the Falls News-Press. Last October, Cuyahoga Falls Fire and EMS requested backup when Dougherty resisted paramedics that had entered his home to treat him for a medical emergency. As Cuyahoga Falls police arrived, paramedics said they found what appeared to be pipe bombs in Dougherty’s home, located at 1116 Washington Ave., according to Falls Police Lt. Steve Guldeman. Summit County sheriffs, the Summit County Bomb Squad and ATF …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Cuyahoga Falls police are seeing a remarkable increase in heroin overdoses, too
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 …
Friday, December 21, 2012
On Dec. 14, Cuyahoga Falls police arrested and booked three suspects on possession and manufacture of methamphetamine.
Crissten Cottrell, Erin Collins and Brittany Snow were plucked from their car and arrested on Dec. 14 after a tipster spotted them at Discount Drug Mart buying ingredients commonly used for the manufacture of methamphetamine. As they left the store, the eyewitness called Cuyahoga Falls police to relay the tip. Within minutes, officers pulled the suspected meth users over in the 600 block of Portage Trail, said Falls police Lt. Dale Gramley. When police learned Cottrell had an outstanding warrant, they searched his car and found methamphetamine, and the newly purchased chemicals used to cook the drug. Cottrell, 37, was charged with possession of methamphetamine and illegal assembly of chemicals for methamphetamine -- both second-degree …
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, 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 …
Monday, August 20, 2012
On Aug. 16, police executed a warrant at 3782 Northampton Rd., and found two Akron men allegedly cooking and storing methamphetamine at the residence.
Two Akron men – Nathan E. Ketterman III, 30, and Kevin A. Smith, 41 – were arrested and charged with several drug-related felonies following a police raid on Aug. 16. With the use of undercover agents and surveillance measures, the Cuyahoga Falls Police Narcotics Unit and Summit County Drug Unit were able to execute a search warrant at 3782 Northampton Rd. Once inside the residence, officers found Ketterman and Smith, arrested them and charged each with manufacturing of methamphetamine, a second-degree felony; illegal assembly, a third-degree felony; possession of drugs, a fifth degree felony; and possession of criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony, according to a Falls police press release. Both men were taken to Summit County Jail. “…
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Cuyahoga Falls Police and the Summit County Drug Unit are on scene at 3782 Northampton Rd. conducting the investigation.
Cuyahoga Falls Police -- along with undercover agents from the Summit County Drug Unit -- are conducting a search at 3782 Northampton Rd. According to Falls Police Lt. Steve Guldeman, a warrant had been issued Thursday for officers to enter the residence. Police on scene opted not to comment. However, according to information culled from police radio dispatches, it appears the residence was being used to cook and store methamphetamine. In related news, the same house was raided May 4 by the Falls Police Narcotics Unit and the Summit County Drug Unit. At that time, the owner of the home, Clayton Allshouse, was arrested and charged with felony manufacturing of methamphetamine, illegal assembly and possession of drugs and a misdemeanor …