Kent Men Charged in Acorn Alley Vandalism

Between $500 and $1,000 damage caused at downtown retail development

have charged two men who recently.

Kyle J. White, 20, and Ian T. Simpson, 19, both of Kent, were charged Monday. White was charged with criminal damaging and criminal trespass and Simpson was charged with criminal trespass.

The men reportedly caused between $500 and $1,000 in damage during the Labor Day holiday weekend when they pulled down a string of globe LED lights and smashed the bulbs.

A Kent police officer identified one of the men from video camera surveillance tapes of the property at 165 E. Main St.

The two men also reportedly broke into Acorn Corner, also known as the old Kent hotel, next door and caused damage to a door way.

Ron Burbick, the developer of and owner of Acorn Corner, said previously he plans to prosecute the suspects to the full extent of the law.

Donald S September 11, 2012 at 02:49 PM
Another case of the apple not falling from the tree.
Kent4Life September 11, 2012 at 03:43 PM
Ignorance at its finest.
Autopilot Go! September 11, 2012 at 03:43 PM
There is no way that those lights cost that much. Also they were hung poorly. Take them above your retail signs and there will not be a problem again. It also won't look so shoddy. As for Donald S. Put your last name up buddy, so we can have a conversation about your comment.
Kent4Life September 11, 2012 at 03:45 PM
But Donald? So about this apple, It did not fall, so it is still attached? im sure you mean not falling FAR from the tree, maybe im wrong. Was this meant to be an insult to citizens of Kent? hmmmm
Kent4Life September 11, 2012 at 04:03 PM
I hope that the owner isnt Padding his insurance claim....smh
Donald S September 11, 2012 at 04:34 PM
I guess the autocorrect got me on that one and no it was not an insult to the citizens of Kent.
Teresa K. September 11, 2012 at 05:32 PM
@auto: why should donald put up his name? where is yours? I'm with you on the lights.... seems like the boys did AA a favor by letting them see how flimsy and attractive the lights were to passerbys. ( even if it was a favor, they still need to be held accountable) The lighting there should be fixture mounted, not lights on a string.
Jim C September 12, 2012 at 12:48 AM
I liked the lights. There are similar ones hanging in Cleveland near the house of blues.
William B Budner ESQ. September 12, 2012 at 07:37 AM
this guy ^^ am i right?
Paxton Crenshaw September 12, 2012 at 01:09 PM
spot on, budner - as usual.
Devlin Charlton-Dennis September 12, 2012 at 03:04 PM
The comments section of Kent Patch should be renamed the Trolling section. As usual the same hand full of people utilize this space to anonymously denigrate others in ways they would presumably never imagine to do face to face. This speaks to the character of the average daily post writer, but it speaks more to the character of Kent Patch it's self. This online publication desires to be taken seriously, but it also desires to make a profit at the expense of others. Kent Patch posts stories it knows will generate controversy and allows it's comments section to be used as a tool for adults to smear and harass one another like they were on a first grade playground. Is selling ads really worth degrading local news? People from surrounding communities must check in simply to laugh at the juvenile spats in the comments section. That is the sad truth, trash gets views, and views generate cash. I get that. I just wish Patch would turn off the comments section so the 99% of people who read this for news don't have to suffer through the frivolous and unsophisticated filth that passes for "intelligent conversation."
Teresa K. September 12, 2012 at 05:06 PM
@Devlin: I love KentPatch and I dont think the comment section is any different from other comment sections at news sites. People always get off topic, always name call and belittle and that's life. For the most part, no one on those sites use their real name. I TAKE KENTPATCH VERY SERIOUSLY and they post stories that I WANT to read. Keep reading KentPatch, just don't read the comments.
Devlin Charlton-Dennis September 12, 2012 at 06:36 PM
Yes Patch posts stories I want to read also. Patch also posts stories about a few broken light bulbs usually reserved for the back page blotter in The Kent Stater knowing it will generate controversy. It's known as yellow journalism. Views equate to revenue. I understand the need to generate revenue but humiliating the city of Kent by letting internet trolls thrive on its comment area is senseless. Rare is the story without an anonymous troll, its unethical to allow it to continue. Turn off this area and focus on news, not bullying juvenile arguments that detract from the overall intelligent, civilized, and thriving community we live in.
William B Budner ESQ. September 12, 2012 at 11:23 PM
a patch editor quietly deleted a post in this thread...
Donald S September 13, 2012 at 02:44 PM
@devlin, it may be a few broken bulbs but that's not the big picture of Kents vandalism. They are taking things to new levels, look at what they did to Kramer ball fields with the arson. The vandalism is getting rather serious, this town is looking better everyday but then you have kids like Ian and Kyle who want to destroy that beauty and hard work. It is nice to know they got caught this time but I believe it will still escalate. This incident isn't an isolated incident.
Teresa K. September 13, 2012 at 03:15 PM
@donald: explain please: "It is nice to know they got caught this time but I believe it will still escalate. This incident isn't an isolated incident." are you refering to the two boys in this incident or just crime- in general?
Donald S September 13, 2012 at 03:25 PM
Both really. This is not their first rodeo
Kasha Legeza September 13, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Point of reference: I've been slowly replacing the incandescent bulbs in our outdoor fixtures with LED bulbs -- at $15 per bulb! So an estimate of $500+ for a string of LED globe lights doesn't shock me!
Matt Fredmonsky September 13, 2012 at 05:39 PM
No posts were deleted by this Patch Editor. Users have the ability to remove posts, so it's possible a reader removed their own comment.
Ian White's Lack of Intelligence October 01, 2012 at 06:22 PM
These two Kentites are real gems.... http://www.co.portage.oh.us/pa/pa.urd/PAMW6500 great future in store for these losers.


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