Thursday, February 7, 2013
Lejon Fair, 31, of Cleveland, probably knew he was out of luck after catapulting his car into the backyard of a Bath residence while trying to outrun police.
Updated Feb. 7, 12:12 p.m. A coke dealer confirmed Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh’s suspicions when he admitted to being, well, a coke dealer midway through his trial on Feb. 5. Lejon Fair, 31, of Cleveland, pled guilty to trafficking in cocaine, a first-degree felony; tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony; and failure to comply, a first-degree misdemeanor, according to April Wiesner, chief spokeswoman of the Summit County Prosecutor's Office. The charges stem from a Sept. 2011 incident where Akron police interrupted a coke deal in the Montrose On Tap parking lot Fair fled in his Audi, taking Interstate 77 Northbound toward Cleveland. As he made the turn onto the Wheatley Road exit, Fair lost control of his car and flew air-born …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Here are some of the weirdest police reports and incidents from departments across the region.
Here are this week's most bizarre police calls, reports and charges. All information was provided by police reports from departments in Patch communities. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. Lottery ticket scam stopped — Two women thought they could win big with their inside track to Ohio Lottery tickets. Now, they face felony theft charges following a seven-month investigation by the Ohio Lottery Commission. Kirstin Frank, 23, of Middleburg Heights, is accused of printing $11,000 worth of lottery tickets without paying for them while she worked at a Rite Aid in Westlake. Her friend, 22-year-old Holly Zinck of Brookpark is charged with complicity in the thefts. The women were released this week from …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
These are the three most-read crime articles on the site this week.
Crime is one of the most read sections on the site each day. In our Week's Best in Crime column, I feature the three most popular stories this week, in case you missed them. 1. After two juveniles got in a fight at Copley High School, one was suspended for 10 days and charged with delinquency by means of assault. Find out how it happened here. 2. Two cars were broken into in the parking lot of Max & Erma's last week. Find out what was stolen here. 3. Akron Police caught a man who was stealing purses from funeral services, including from a funeral home in Fairlawn. See who else he stole from here.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Car chase ends up in Richfield. One suspect injured.
Four Cleveland men were arrested and police seized more than 4 pounds of cocaine $47,000 in cash outside a shopping center in Bath Township. Bath Township Police Chief Mike McNeely said he was told the Akron drug unit would be making a "drug buy bust" at the shopping center on Medina Road in the Acme Plaza. Akron Police recovered the cocaine and said one suspect led them on a brief car chase up Interstate 77. The fleeing man is being treated in an Akron hospital for a broken leg. Richfield Police Lt. Tim Baker said the crash occurred when the suspect lost control while trying to run from police on the Wheatly Road exit off I-77. "He was driving at a high rate of speed, left the roadway, went over a guardrail, broke two pine trees and …