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Police Blotter: Man Spits at Cops, Drunks Gather at Park

The following arrest information was provided by the Kent Police Department. It does not indicate conviction.

Park popular after drinking

Kent police have arrested several "very intoxicated" people on Stow Street near the River Edge Park entrance this month.

Wednesday morning, just after midnight, police arrested Lori K. Rabich, 45, of Ravenna, near the park. She was charged with disorderly conduct/intoxication at the risk she could harm herself or others. The charge is a minor misdemeanor.

Hours earlier, on Tuesday afternoon, police arrested two Ravenna men in the same area and on the same charges.

Officers arrested Jason R. Elswick, 38, of Ravenna, on the same disorderly conduct/intoxication charge. Police noted that Elswick was "very intoxicated."

William A. Williams, 42, of Ravenna, was arrested with Elswick and also charged with disorderly conduct/intoxication. Williams was found passed out by police. He had been arrested on the same charges and in the same area days earlier on Aug. 3.

Man spits at cops

A homeless man arrested on drug charges became combative and spit at officers during his arrest Tuesday.

Kent police arrested Alexander S. Stone, 31, at 912 N. Mantua St. just before 3 a.m. Tuesday. He was charged with: possession of marijuana, a fourth-degree misdemeanor; possession of a drug abuse instrument, a second-degree misdemeanor; criminal mischief, a third-degree misdemeanor; and disorderly conduct intoxication/risk of harm, a minor misdemeanor.

During the arrest, Stone became combative and was spitting at officers, who had to restrain him.

Several burglaries this month

Electronics remain a popular target for thieves, who broke into several residences this month to steal gadgets big and small.

  • A 42-inch LG TV was reported stolen Aug. 1 from a home in the 200 block of East College Ave. The TV set was valued at $1,000.
  • An iPod Touch, about 75 mixed DVDs and CDs, gift cards, a Visa credit card and two backpacks were reported stolen Aug. 6 in the 100 block of East Hall Street. The stolen items were valued at more than $600.
  • A 7-inch Barnes and Noble color eBook reader, valued at $170, was reported stolen Aug. 1 in the 1100 block of Garth Drive. In addition, thieves caused $100 in damage to a door.
Dave August 12, 2011 at 02:42 PM
Too bad Ravenna drunks have to bring their trash to our town.
Barbara Ross August 13, 2011 at 11:23 AM
I feel your comment was totally uncalled for Dave! I'm sure Kent has their fair share of drunks too. I happen to live in Ravenna and have for many, many years and am proud of it. You seem to be quite narrow minded in your thinking. Sad, sad, sad.
Teresa K. August 13, 2011 at 01:07 PM
dave, i live in kent, have relatives in ravenna, and with the info provided in the article, i couldn't agree more with you. what was the attraction for the ravenna folk to be coming over here and causing our tax paid for policemen to have to clean up after them? barbara, you're right too. with all the fine local bars, kent has helped many a good drunk become better.
Jon Ridinger August 13, 2011 at 04:29 PM
Hmmm, didn't see anything in Dave's comment that indicated he believes Kent doesn't have their own drunks or that all Ravenna residents are drunks or trash. I'm guessing they probably got drunk downtown Kent (not that they couldn't have in Ravenna) and Riveredge Park is right there.
HairMetalMatt August 13, 2011 at 06:59 PM
It's good to see that piece of garbage Alexander Stone get arrested again. He was just arrested for selling Pot a couple months ago and I didn't understand why he was still out on the street. Good job Kent Police Department!!!

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