Akron Police are looking for help finding a woman they say assaulted and robbed her elderly grandfather. According to the report, about 8 o'clock Monday night, the suspect, 28-year-old Leandrea Wright tried to get her 86-year-old grandfather's wallet from him. He fought back, she pushed him to the ground, and then took off with the wallet and the $39 inside. Charges of domestic violence and robbery have been filed against Wright, who was last seen leaving her home on Bellows Street in Akron.
Akron Police, U.S. Marhals, and the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force are looking for the public's help finding this week's Fugitive of the Week, 26-year-old Chris Johnson.
According to a press release, Johnson is wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service and APD for the murder of Brandon Belleville back on September 19, 2017.
No details related to the murder have been released, but Johnson (pictured) has been described as a black male, about 5 feet, 6 inches tall, around 230 pounds, with a last known address in the 1300 block of Andrus Street in Akron.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Johnson is asked to call the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED or Text keyword WANTED and tip to 847411 (tip411). Tipsters can remain anonymous and reward money is available.
An Akron Police Motorcycle Officer was seriously injured when he was pinned underneath the van of a suspected drunk driver after a crash Saturday night.
According to the APD report, the officer was on his motorcycle and was attempting to stop another vehicle at the intersection of South Portage Path and Bloomfield Avenue, when Corrie Sharpe, 65, who was driving her minivan eastbound on Bloomfield, failed to yield to the officer. She collided with the officer's motorcycle, sending him off the bike and pinning him underneath her van.
The officer was transported to Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital with serious injuries. Other officers responding to the scene conducted a field sobriety test and gave Sharpe a breathalyzer, both of which she reportedly failed. The report states that her blood alcohol content registered at .125; the legal limit in Ohio is .08. Sharpe was arrested and charged with OVI, Aggravated Vehicular Assault, and Child Endangering, as her 11-year-old granddaughter was reportedly in the back seat of her van.
As of Sunday morning, the officer involved in the accident was still listed in serious condition.
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Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan easily fended off his Democratic primary challenge from Greg Harrison, winning with more than 78 percent of the vote.
He will face Republican Josh Sines, in the November election.
It's going to be a whole new ballgame on Akron City Council, after yesterday's primary election.
Long-time city council members Marilyn Keith, Veronica Sims, Bruce Kilby, Bob Hoch, and Zack Milkovich are out.
Jeff Fusco, Linda Omobien, Rich Swirsky, Margo Sommerville, Russ Neal, Mike Freeman, Donnie Kammer and Tara Mosely-Samples won their primary challenges.
New to council heading into the general election in November on the Democrat side, are Ginger Baylor, who will be running for an at-large seat, Phil Lombardo, who beat Bruce Kilby in Ward 2, Brad McKitrick who beat Bob Hoch in Ward 6, Shammas Malick who beat Curtis T. Walker, Sr., in ward 8, and Sharon Connor, in Ward 10, who beat Zack Milkovich.
On the Republican side, Cynthia Blake, Henry Todd, and Monica McNatt will be vying for a council at large seat. Brenda Rongone Costarella, Todd Kleintop, Michael Downey, and Jackie Williams ran unopposed, and will face Democratic challengers in wards 1, 2, 3, and 6.
For more details from the Summit County Board of Elections, click here.
:17 - As expected, magazine subscriptions are at all-time lows now. AARP magazine is number one, while Reader’s Digest comes in at #4. The panel also talked about ESPN: The Magazine pulling the plug this week, as well. 4:21 - Scott Callahan has been the head coach of the Hoban Knights girls basketball team for the last decade, but he has decided to step aside. Callahan talked to Ray about his decision 10:55 - Speaking of Scotts, our movie guy is named Scott Wynn, and he talked about what’s happening at the movie houses this weekend. Mainly movies not named Avengers: Endgame. 13:03 - Executive director of the ADM Board here in Akron, Jerry Craig, stopped by the studio to thank the frontline workers and first responders for those in this opioid epidemic. Jerry also talked about how the community has come together in these last five years to address this sad situation. 19:21 - Social security is on the minds of many, and News 5’s Jonathan Walsh is in Washington D.C. to get answers on spousal entitlements.