Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The 29-year-old Canton man nearly crashed into the North Canton Police Department
A Canton man suspected of drunken driving didn't have to go far to turn himself in after crashing in the North Canton Police Department parking lot. According to an incident report from the department, the 29-year-old man drove through the FirstMerit Bank parking lot about 1 a.m. Saturday and ran over the curb that separates that lot from City Hall's, 145 N. Main St. Then the man walked into the police department to report he had crashed his car and that he had been drinking. The man was arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence, a first-degree misdemeanor, and cited for driving in marked lanes, a minor misdemeanor.
Friday, March 8, 2013
Police arrested Thomas R. Patton III, 27, whose last known address is North Canton
The man police say ran from them after a traffic stop Tuesday was arrested and is slated to appear in court next week. North Canton police, with some help from the Stark County Sheriff’s Department, arrested Thomas R. Patton III, 27, in the 2500 block of Zircon Street NE in Canton without incident Thursday. North Canton police received an anonymous tip, which lead to the arrest. Patton was booked into the Stark County Jail Thursday. He was released on his own recognizance, according to Stark County court records. His arraignment is set for 9 a.m. March 11. Police said they had attempted to stop Patton's car because he was driving under suspension about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday. He fled south on South Main Street and then east on Easthill Street …
The following information was supplied by the North Canton Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
A 22-year-old North Canton man, reportedly high on keyboard cleaner, crashed his car into a tree about 3 p.m. Feb. 25. The man was huffing from a 12-ounce aerosol can then passed out and crashed in the 200 block of Roselane Street SW. The police report did not indicate he was treated for injuries. The man is charged with abusing a harmful intoxicant, a first-degree misdemeanor, and failure to control, a minor misdemeanor. GPS stolen from car A $90 TomTom GPS unit was stolen from a car in the 800 block of Applegrove Street NW between 8 p.m. Feb. 27 and 8:15 a.m. Feb. 28. Theft at Gabriel Bros. A 20-year-old Canton woman was arrested for theft, a first-degree misdemeanor, after taking $117 in miscellaneous clothing from Gabriel Bros., 5800 …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
A resident in the 200 block of 7th Street NE reported seeing a "wolf-like animal" Thursday
North Canton police are urging residents to speak up if they see coyotes or similar-sized animals in their neighborhoods — especially if those animals are acting aggressively toward people or animals. The department sent out a news release Thursday, saying a resident in the 200 block of 7th Street NE reported what he believed to be a wolf-like animal trying to get into a fenced-in ball park at Dogwood Park. On the other side of the fence was a flock of geese. According to the department, several officers responded to search the ball fields and a wooded area of Dogwood Park. Police did not find the reported animal or definitive evidence that the reported animal was in the area. Police say it's possible the animal was a very large dog or a …
North Canton Police are looking for Thomas R. Patton III, 27, whose last known address is North Canton
North Canton police are on the lookout for a man who abandoned his car and took off on foot about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday night. Police said they attempted to stop a car in which the driver was known to be driving under suspension. The man fled south on South Main Street and then east on Easthill Street SE before abandoning his car and continuing on foot. Police searched the area but could not locate the man. On Wednesday, Canton Municipal Court issued arrest warrants for the driver, Thomas R. Patton III, in relation to the incident. Patton is 27 years old, with his last known address at 212 Bainbridge St. NE, North Canton. A photo of him is attached, but police describe him as a white man with blond hair and blue eyes standing 5'11" and …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Benjamin G. Gates, 33, of Canton, was sentenced to 12 and a half years in prison after appearing for a hearing in the federal courthouse Monday
A Canton man who robbed eight banks across Northeast Ohio — from North Canton to Cuyahoga Falls and Youngstown — was sentenced to 12 and a half years in prison Monday. Benjamin G. Gates, 33, had been indicted in September and then in November pleaded guilty to eight counts of bank robbery in U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio. “This sentence should send a clear message to those who would think about robbing a bank,” U.S. Attorney Steven M. Dettelbach said in the community newspaper, The Falls News-Press. “Our law enforcement partners are to be commended for bringing an end to this wave of bank robberies.” Police had connected Gates to the following Ohio bank robberies: Vindy.com also reported Gates robbed two banks in …
What actions have school administrators taken since meeting with police and fire officials as well as community members in January?
A month and a half has passed since North Canton administrators met with police and fire officials as well as parents and other community members to discuss school safety and security. At that January town hall meeting inside Hoover Hall, a few safety suggestions rose to the top of the pile: lockdown training for students and teachers, the use of a radio system to better communicate throughout the buildings (and with police) during crises, and more intensive measures when allowing visitors into the school buildings. North Canton City Schools joined other schools across the country in identifying areas of concern in light of the Newtown, CT, school shootings that left 27 people dead in December. So, where does that all stand now in North …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
North Canton police arrested the boy shortly after the crash
North Canton police arrested a 17-year-old Plain Township boy who's suspected of stealing a running 2006 Ford pickup truck and crashing it into a yard. The boy is charged with theft, a fourth-degree felony, driving under suspension and failure to control. Police said the boy allegedly stole the truck from the 1300 block of New England St. SE at 6:50 a.m. Friday and crashed it into a yard a short distance away. No one was injured, and the truck was returned to its owner. The boy was arrested about 9 a.m. the same day.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Police have arrested Rose Ann Butts, 41, after a 10-month long investigation into a North Canton house fire
Friday, February 22, 2013
The arson took place at 516 McKinley Ave. SE in North Canton April 12
Police arrested Rose Ann Butts, 41, of Akron, who's suspected of setting fire to a North Canton home in April 2012. A Stark County grand jury recently indicted Butts on three counts of aggravated arson, all second-degree felonies, and officials from the Stark County Sheriff’s Office executed an arrest warrant for Butts Thursday. Police suspect she set fire to a home at 516 McKinley Ave. SE on April 12. That fire spread to the home next door, 520 McKinley Ave. SE and even damaged the home at 512 McKinley Ave. The fire injured no one but did displace a young family living at 520 McKinley Ave. Investigators had found a "medium petroleum distillate" or "mineral spirits" doused on the back porch of 516 McKinley Ave. Samples of debris were …