Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Man grabs handbag from elderly woman and is arrested as he and partner flee
Bath police stopped two alleged purse-snatchers in their tracks Tuesday as they fled the scene of the crime. Cameron Huth, 25, of Medina and Ashley Schaff, 22, of Seville were arrested yesterday afternoon for multiple crimes, Bath police said on their Facebook page. Police said Huth and Schaff selected an 84-year-old woman in the 3900 block of Medina Road as their victim. Huth allegedly stole her purse as she unloaded her shopping cart at a local retail store. He ran on foot to Springside Drive where Schaff was waiting with the getaway car. Bath officers apprehended the two subjects before they were able to drive away, with the help of two citizens. One chased Huth on foot after he snatched the purse, while a second stood by the purse …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The following information was provided by the Bath Township Police Department
Employees at Steak 'n Shake got suspicious about 3:20 a.m. April 13 when someone in the drive-through kept trying to order items the restaurant doesn't provide. The employees told police they believed the driver, who held up the line for 10 minutes, was intoxicated. They were able to provide a description and license number, and police saw the car pull out of Taco Bell "in an aggressive manner" a few minutes later. The car crossed the center line several times, a report said. Police pulled the car over and the driver, 23, failed sobriety tests. He was arrested and charged with drunken driving.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Here's what's been happening in Fairlawn and Bath
Here's a wrap-up of news stories from Fairlawn and Bath this week: Split vote on service director -- Bath Township trustees disagree on who should take over the job. Walmart changes plans -- New site plans for moving the superstore from Fairlawn are submitted to Copley Township. Bath resident convicted of felony -- A landlord falsified court documents, judge rules. New principal -- Copley High School has a new leader. Bath outlines project for 2013 -- The township's budget includes some major purchases.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
"Hidden in Plain Sight," presented by Bath and Copley police, will recreate a teen's bedroom to help parents identify illegal drug use, sexual activity and detrimental disorders.
Ever wonder if your teen is involving him or herself in the kind of behavior that could derail their development or even land them in jail? Sometimes, the warning signs of underage sex or drug use are in open view, yet they go overlooked by unsuspecting parents. The Bath and Copley police aim to change that with "Hidden in Plain Sight," an exhibit that recreates a teen's bedroom to help parents identify illegal drug use, sexual activity and certain disorders, like anorexia. According to the flier posted to the Bath Police Department Facebook page, parents will be "enlightened, educated and astonished" at what they see. The exhibit will be presented March 14 at 7 p.m. in the Copley High School auditorium, located at 3807 Ridgewood Rd. The …
Monday, March 11, 2013
An imposter identifying himself as Capt. Jack Dembrowski has called residents in Bath, Copley and Fairlawn to glean information about bank accounts and valuables.
Police reports continue to come in regarding a fake cop who refers to himself as Capt. Jack Dembrowski. Here's what Richfield police had to say Monday on Facebook to help warn the public: Residents of Bath, Copley and Fairlawn have been getting calls from a man who identifies himself as Captain Jack Dembrowski, a local law enforcement officer. “Captain Dembrowski” claims that someone stole a large amount of money from their account and asks for personal information, including where the jewelry, money and guns are in their house. He has even threatened to get a search warrant if the resident refuses to answer his questions. Captain Jack Dembrowski does not exist. Anyone who receives this call should hang up and notify the police department…
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Here's what's been going on in Fairlawn and Bath
A wrap-up of news from the last week: Police warn of scam -- Bath Police Chief Mike McNeely says people are calling and asking odd questions. Unique race planned -- Bath Township is organizing a first-ever steeplechase run this year. Hidden in Plain Sight -- Police will show parents how to spot clues in their teens' bedrooms of improper activities. Bullet casing found in school bus -- A .22-cal. casing turned up on the floor of the bus at Bath Elementary. Dangerous job -- A clerk at Macy's got a surprise when she confronted a suspected shoplifter.
Friday, March 8, 2013
Here's the police chief's monthly wrap-up
There were two burglaries in Bath Township in February, according to Police Chief Michael McNeely. In his monthly report to township trustees, McNeely also gave the following figures: Theft: 14 Calls for service : 477 Traffic crashes: 43 Traffic citations: 37 Arrests: 26 Noteworthy last month was the sentencing of a Richfield man to 59 months in prison for selling illegal drugs. McNeely said the man provided the drugs to a Bath resident who died from an overdose of the substance in 2011.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Bath, Copley departments will have a 'Hidden in Plain Sight' presentation March 14
Parents may look in their teenagers' bedroom occasionally, but do they know what they're looking for? That's the point of Hidden in Plain Sight, an awareness program that aims to teach parents how to find clues about their kids' activities. Bath and Copley police will present the program on Thursday, March 14 at Copley High School, 3807 Ridgewood Road. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The 90-minute presentation starts at 7 p.m. Parents will be invited to explore a display designed to look like a typical teenagers' bedroom -- but scattered with items that may indicate the teen is involved in risky behavior, from substance abuse to eating disorders to drinking and sexual activity. The program is free and open to adults. No youths will be admitted.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Bath police report the investigation is ongoing and that measures have been taken to protect potential victims.
Last Friday, police dispatchers received calls from two elderly Bath women who were reportedly harassed by a scam artist posing as a cop. During each call, a man identifying himself as Capt. Jack Dembrowski informs the women their checking accounts have been illegally accessed, according to a message posted on the Bath Police Department's Facebook page He then prods about whether the women have weapons or valuables in their homes, and becomes aggressive when they refuse to answer, Fox 8 News reports. Bath Police Chief Michael McNeely said the con man was likely trying to figure out whether there were valuables in the homes worth stealing. He added that residents in Copley Township and Fairlawn have received similar reports. As of Tuesday …
Monday, March 4, 2013
No bullet holes were found on the exterior or interior of the bus.
Police were called after a Bath Elementary student found a .22 caliber bullet casing on the floor of his school bus around 3 p.m. on Feb. 20. Bath officers searched the bus for bullet holes but found none, leading them to conclude a gun had not been fired inside or near the bus. According to Bath Police Capt. Greg Lang, there's no reason for parents or students to be alarmed. If it had been an actual bullet, there may have been cause for concern; but as of now, the matter requires no further investigation, said Lang. The casing was taken into evidence.