Monday morning, according to Akron police, officers initially tried to pull over a 25 year old Jayland Walker, for a traffic violation near Thayer Street and East Tallmadge Avenue in Akron.  When Jayland Walker refused to stop Akron Police proceeded to chase him onto Route 8.  According to Akron Police Walker discharged a gun from […]

Officer James Anthony posted about Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan last year.   AKRON, Ohio — A 23-year veteran of the Akron Police Department has been fired after posting a controversial Facebook message on his page. In November, Officer James Anthony was placed on paid administrative leave after writing a post on Facebook targeting Nation […]

AKRON, OH (WOIO) - Police in Akron are looking for two men who broke into a jewelry store over the weekend. It happened at Taylor Made Jewelry on Wedgewood Drive around 11:40PM on Sunday. The suspects crashed their Jeep through the front doors to gain entry. Once inside, they grabbed a bunch of jewelry and fled.

AKRON, OH (WOIO) - Detectives in Akron have charged four adults in the death of baby boy. 17-month-old Patrick Lerch was found unresponsive February 26th at 11PM by his mother, Heather at their home on St. Leger Avenue. The child was immediately transported to Akron Children's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Responding officers arrived at the home and found an active meth lab in the basement.

AKRON, OH (WOIO) – A 31-year-old Akron mom slapped with charges after trashing her daughter’s boyfriend’s house. Police say Heidi V. Blum picked up two juveniles and had them show her where her daughter’s boyfriend lived. She then took the juveniles inside the boyfriend’s home and stole items belonging to the boyfriend. She also threw […]

AKRON, OH (WOIO) – Thanks for the assistance from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, the U.S. Marshals Office Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force and the Macedonia Police Department, Kennard Gay was taken into custody without incident around 11:30AM Friday morning at a hotel in Macedonia. 26-year-old Gay, of East Avenue in Akron, was wanted […]

AKRON, OH (WOIO) – So many people taking advantage of the great weather here, but are thugs using the weather to their advantage? Detectives in Akron are investigating seven robberies that occurred Monday night. The robbery spree started around 10:30 and ended around 12:30 Tuesday morning. In all of the robberies, the victims were out […]

AKRON, OH (WOIO) – Akron Police say charges are pending for a mother who left her toddler in the middle of the road because she was stressed. After dropping off the tot, the mom was involved in a three car accident with serious injuries. Akron Police tell 19 Action News that Tuesday at 11:37 a.m., […]