Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The following was supplied by the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department. It does not indicate convictions.
On April 7 at 3:15 a.m., David I. Cochran, 26, of Cuyahoga Falls, was arrested for allegedly brandishing a loaded handgun during an argument with a neighbor in the 4100 block of Americana Drive. As Cuyahoga Falls police arrived to investigate, Cochran reportedly threw the gun in a nearby patch of grass in an attempt to hide the weapon. He was charged with tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony, and carrying a concealed weapon, a fourth-degree felony. Cochran's roommate, William S. Mahota, 24, was charged with complicity to carrying a concealed weapon, a fourth-degree felony, since it was he who provided the gun to Cochran, according to the police report. The pair appeared in Stow Municipal Court on Monday before Judge Lisa …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Steven J. Woods will appear before Stow Municipal Court Judge Kim Hoover on April 12.
Steven J. Woods was released from Summit County Jail on Monday after paying 10 percent (or $10,000) of a $100,000 court bond. Bond was set during Woods' April 8 arraignment in Stow Municipal Court, according to stowmunicourt.com. The court attached a GPS unit to the child pornography suspect to track his movements. Woods is scheduled to appear before Judge Kim Hoover for a preliminary hearing April 12 at 9:15 a.m., the Stow Clerk of Courts Office reported. Woods is charged with two counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor, a second-degree felony. His case will likely be bounded over to the Summit County Court of Common Pleas following Friday's hearing as Stow Municipal Court doesn't prosecute felonies. Cuyahoga Falls police …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Neil Redington, 60, of Stow, was behind bars early Friday morning after reportedly beating a 60-year-old Cuyahoga Falls man.
A Stow man was arrested after allegedly causing severe facial injuries to another man early Friday morning. At 12:48 a.m., Cuyahoga Falls police responded to an apartment in the 1800 block of 2nd Street in reference to a suspicious situation, according to a news release posted to the department's Facebook page. There, they discovered a 63-year-old man "covered in blood," the news release stated. The victim reportedly told police that Neil Redington, 60, of Stow had beaten and kicked him when he told him to leave the apartment. The victim was taken to Akron City Hospital. Shortly after the incident, police arrested Redington in the apartment building after spotting his blood-covered hands. He was charged with felonious assault, a second-…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Warren Bartz III, 33, of Cuyahoga Falls, was taken down after leading police on a chase down Graham Road on Jan. 21.
On Jan. 21 at 3 p.m., a Cuyahoga Falls woman called police when she saw a man -- later identified as Warren F. Bartz III -- trying to open the back door of her 8th Street home. Finding the door locked, Bartz fled and was quickly spotted by Cuyahoga Falls police. Officers ordered him to stop, but Bartz, instead, led them on a foot chase down Graham Road. Once tackled on Prange Drive, he physically resisted arrest, leaving his face cut and bloody. Police called in paramedics to treat Bartz's minor injuries before he was taken into custody, according to police radio traffic. Bartz, 33, of Cuyahoga Falls, was charged with obstructing official police business, a second-degree misdemeanor; resisting arrest, a second-degree misdemeanor; and …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Diana Colavecchio attended her final Cuyahoga Falls City Council meeting on Monday, and submitted the following letter to peers, constituents and Patch readers.
After seven years of serving the residents of Cuyahoga Falls as a Council Representative for Ward 5, I have decided to serve them in a different capacity. On Jan. 10, I took office as the Clerk of Courts for Stow Municipal Court. I hope to maintain the high level of professionalism and courtesy brought to this office by my predecessor, Lisa Carano. Today, I am filled with the excitement and promise of a new direction, and of course, new challenges. On Monday, I attended my final council meeting, not as a council representative, but as a member of the public. At the end I said my tearful goodbyes. I am mindful of the many people I met along the way and how much I learned from them. Being on council was mostly about assisting in setting …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Lisa Zeno Carano was replaced just days after the new year by a local leader you may know.
The Summit County Democratic Central Committee met on Tuesday to choose a new Stow Clerk of Courts, and their interim pick was none other than Cuyahoga Falls City Councilwoman Diana Colavecchio, reports the Stow Sentry. Stow Mayor Sara Drew swore Colavecchi in during a ceremony at Cuyahoga Falls High School Tuesday night. Colavecchio, a local attorney, will serve as clerk in Stow Municipal Court until November. At which point, the unexpired term will go on the ballot, and will once again be up for grabs. She will replace Lisa Zeno Carano whp resigned as clerk on Dec. 31. Zeno Carano is now working with the Summit County Court of Common Pleas Probate Division as a court administrator. For more on the story, click here. Join Patch to get…
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 …
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 …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Anthony Phillips, 35, of Canton, was arrested Nov. 23 by Cuyahoga Falls Police and charged with burglary, a fourth-degree felony.
- POLICE & FIRE
- John Deike
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Cuyahoga Falls Police reportedly caught Anthony L. Phillips in the midst of a burglary last Friday. The target: his ex-wife's apartment, according to the police report. When officers arrived on Nov. 23 at 4:26 p.m., they found Phillips in her garage. As police canvassed the scene, it appeared he had entered the unlocked apartment and intended to steal several items from her bedroom. Police also found a key to the apartment on Phillips, which he had obtained without his ex-wife's permission. Phillips was charged with burglary, a fourth-degree felony. He was arraigned in Stow Municipal Court, pled not guilty and is awaiting a preliminary hearing, slated for Dec. 6. According to the Stow Clerk of Court's Office, his case will likely be …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The following information was provided by the Stow Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
While on patrol, a Stow Police officer learned a man leaving the Stow Municipal Court had an active warrant. When the officer arrived, he stopped Calvin S. Solomon, 49, on his way out of the courthouse Oct. 8 and arrested him on a failure to comply warrant, according to the report. The officer said Solomon, a California resident temporarily living in Cuyahoga Falls, had three Percocet, a plastic bag of marijuana and a plastic bag with four brass screens on him. Solomon was arrested and charged with possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony and possession of marijuana, a minor-misdemeanor. According to court records, Solomon pleaded not guilty to the felony charge. The case was bound over to Summit County Common Pleas Court.