Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Arson suspected in weekend fire that caused estimated $4,000 in damage
A fire damaged the storage shed at the closed Kramer Ball Fields on Stow Street recently. Kent Parks and Recreation Director John Idone said the suspected arson caused an esimated $4,000 in damage to the building. "We've been having some vandalism problems down at Kramer Fields here in the last month," Idone said. "We had removed all the equipment from that building." In the past month, vandals threw a bicycle rack onto the storage shed's roof, flipped over a set of bleachers, broke into the concessions building and set some leaves on fire. Idone said they suspect the fire that damaged the shed is arson because the building caught fire in the middle of the night with no accelerants or flammables inside. The building is a wooden structure …
Monday, July 30, 2012
All information is according to the Kent Police Department. Arrest information does not indicate conviction
Graffiti at Walls Elementary Vandals struck Walls Elementary in Kent's Crain Avenue neighborhood recently by marking the school building and playground pieces with spray paint. School officials found red spray paint on the north side of the building, on the back board of a basketball hoop and a portable toilet and reported the graffiti to Kent Police July 11. The spray paint caused an estimated $170 in damage. Electronics nabbed Gadgets both large and small remain a popular target for thieves in Kent. Two television sets were reported stolen from a residence in the 1000 block of Graham Ave. July 24. A 42-inch Dynex TV and a 47-inch LG TV were reported stolen. The TVs were valued at more than $1,100 combined. A Toshiba laptop valued at $700…
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
All information is according to the Kent Police Department. Arrest information does not indicate conviction.
Arson Two large garbage bins were lit on fire recently at a Kent apartment complex. Waste Management, the owners of the bins, reported they were destroyed by fire July 7. The bins, valued at $1,000, were located at the Whitehall Terrace Apartments on Summit Street. Jewelry theft More than $1,300 in jewelry was reported stolen recently from an address in the 400 block of E. School St. A resident reported several rings and bracelets were stolen on July 6, including several 14 karat gold and diamond rings. Cash register hit Part of a day's sales was reported stolen from a downtown Kent business. Employees at Car Parts Warehouse reported more than $700 in a blue bank deposit bag was stolen from the business on West College Avenue on July 7.
Monday, August 8, 2011
The following arrest information was provided by the Kent Police Department. It does not indicate conviction.
Arsonist strikes Kent park An arsonist set fire to a wooden bench and trail kiosk near Edgewater Circle July 31. The Kent Parks and Recreation Department reported the fire, which damaged a wooden bench about 4 feet long and a wooden kiosk about 10 feet tall and 5 feet wide. The damage was estimated at a total of $600. It's not the first piece of park property to fall victim to vandals. Earlier this summer, Vandals Cut Down Trees at Plum Creek Park. Thieves hot for electronics Electronic devices continue to be a popular target for thieves in Kent. On July 31, someone stole a Dell Inspiron laptop, valued at $800, from an address in the 100 block of Sherman Street. A miniature Amana refrigerator was stolen from an address in the 5600 block of…
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Kent police arrest man for setting fires on University Drive
A Canton man has been charged with arson following a few small fires set on University Drive early Tuesday morning. Kent police arrested Maxx A. Totten, 24, just after 3 a.m. on Sherman Street following about a 40-minute search in the Crain Avenue area. Kent Police Lt. Paul Canfield said an officer was driving by and spotted a fire in the shrubbery at 302 University Drive at 2:22 a.m. "He observed the shrubs on fire there (and) saw a person running from the scene," Canfield said. He said the officer chased the suspect, but the suspect initially eluded police. Officers set up a perimeter, and cop cars cruised slowly through the Crain Avenue area spotlighting the neighborhood during the search, according to police radio traffic. Officers …