Thursday, January 31, 2013
Bobby Thomas, one of the task force’s fugitives of the week, was arrested Wednesday morning.
An alert, anonymous citizen helped the U.S. Marshals arrest a man suspected of rape earlier this morning. Last week, the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force featured Bobby Thomas as its fugitive of the week. Thomas, 39, was wanted by the Lakewood Police Department for rape and kidnapping. According to a release from the task force, Thomas allegedly raped a child under the age of 14 multiple times between August and October 2012. The release notes that the U.S. Marshals received a number of tips regarding Thomas since he was featured, but none led them to his current location. At about 8:40 a.m. on Wednesday, the U.S. Marshals received an anonymous text that said Thomas was hiding in a home near the 3200 block of West 73rd Street in …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Bobby Thomas is the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force's fugitive of the week.
The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is seeking information on Bobby Thomas, a fugitive accused of the rape of a minor and kidnapping. According to a release from the task force, Thomas is wanted by the U.S. Marshals and the Lakewood Police Department. Allegedly, Thomas raped a minor under the age of 14 multiple times between August and October 2012. Thomas, 39, is about 5’10” and 240 pounds. He’s thought to be hiding in the Cleveland area, and he used to live near the 3300 block of West 125th Street in Cleveland. If you have any information on Thomas, you can call the task force at 1-866-4WANTED, or you can text a tip to 847411 (tip411), keyword WANTED. Tips can stay anonymous, and there is a reward available.
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 …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The following was obtained from Cuyahoga Falls Police reports dated Dec. 2-3. It does not indicate a conviction.
- POLICE & FIRE
- John Deike
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Utter depravity A man reportedly tried to kidnap and rape a woman after she walked out of the Red Fox Sports Pub & Grille early Sunday morning. According to a Cuyahoga Falls Police report, an unidentified man pulled the 30-year-old Akron woman into his car, parked off Falls Avenue and 20th Street, and tried to sexually assault her. Fortunately, she managed to escape and notify the authorities. The suspected rapist fled with her cash and purse in hand before officers arrived. Police are investigating. Closed for business Brandon S. Richards was arrested on Dec. 3 after Cuyahoga Falls Police found him in possession of 119 grams of marijuana and five oxycodone pills. Police discovered the drugs in Richards’ trunk following a routine traffic …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Richard Frederick Jr., 25, of Streetsboro, was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to rape and gross sexual imposition charges.
Richard Frederick Jr. was sentenced Monday to life in prison for raping a five-year-old girl earlier this year. Frederick, 25, of Streetsboro, pled guilty to rape, a first-degree felony; and gross sexual imposition, a third-degree felony, according to April Wiesner, chief spokeswoman of the Summit County Prosecutor's Office. Frederick repeatedly raped the five-year-old child between January and May of this year, said Wiesner. He was prosecuted by Sherri Bevan Walsh and sentenced by Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands in the Summit County Court of Common Pleas. Frederick will be eligible for parole in 2037. Frederick was arrested June 8 following an investigation conducted by the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department. He was residing and working in…
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Frederick was arrested last Friday for allegedly raping a victim under the age of 13. He was charged with rape, a first-degree felony and gross sexual imposition, a third-degree felony.
Richard Frederick Jr. is being held in Summit County Jail for allegedly raping a victim under the age of 13, and there’s a chance he may never leave prison. Frederick, 24, of Streetsboro, was charged with rape and gross sexual imposition last week and could face a life sentence if convicted, according to a Summit Court of Common Pleas clerk. Frederick is scheduled to go before Stow Municipal Court Judge Kim Hoover for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, June 13. His bond has been set at $250,000. On June 8, Falls police issued the first- and third-degree felony rape charges and arrested him in the middle of a shift at Hungry Howie’s on State Road, said police Lt. Steve Guldeman.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Richard Frederick Jr. was arrested for the alleged rape of a victim under the age of 13.
Following an investigation by the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department, Richard Frederick Jr., 24, of Streetsboro, was arrested for allegedly raping a victim under the age of 13. Frederick was charged with one count of rape, a first-degree felony, and three third-degree felony counts of gross sexual imposition, according to a police press release. He was taken into custody and is being held in Summit County Jail.
Friday, June 8, 2012
Cleveland Magazine released its annual "Rating the Suburbs" issue recently. See how Falls compares to Stow in the crime category.
Cuyahoga Falls received a slightly better rating than Stow by Cleveland Magazine as far as crime goes — but neither ranked highly for safety out of 77 cities considered in the report. The magazine recently released its "Rating the Suburbs" issue. Here's a run down of Stow's numbers: (Stow was ranked 65 out of 77 in safety, according to the magazine.) *Links attached to the above are examples of each category listed. Stow's population last year was about 34,800. Cleveland Magazine reports there are about 5.60 violent crimes per 1,000 people and 19.4 non-violent crimes per every 1,000 people. There were 38 full-time, no part-time and 24 auxiliary officers with the Stow Police Department when this information was considered. Read more about…