Saturday, March 2, 2013
Streetsboro police arrested Brian K. Crawford, 32, of Kent, on Feb. 26.
Brian K. Crawford, 32, of Kent, was charged with felony drug possession on Feb. 26 after Streetsboro police found an ounce of crystal methamphetamine, marijuana and prescription pills in his hotel room, the Record Courier reports. The drugs were found in the Fairfield Inn on State Route 14 after police received a report of suspected drug activity at the hotel. The uncut methamphetamine was valued at $6,000. Christina L. Dunham, 32, of Kent, was arrested with Crawford and charged with complicity to drug possession, a second-degree felony. For more on the story, refer to Recordpub.com.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Kent Police Lt. Jim Prusha and Cuyahoga Falls Police Capt. Jack Davis provide a list of signs that could indicate drug activity in your neighborhood.
The thing about drug operations is they can be set up anywhere, anytime. And occasionally, it's not just police officers that work to find the bad guys. It may all boil down to a tip given by an observant resident. Here are some things to watch for regarding suspicious neighborhood drug activity, according to Kent Police Lt. Jim Prusha and Cuyahoga Falls Police Capt. Jack Davis: After a report is provided, it may not always result in a drug arrest as some tips simply lead to dead ends, said Davis. At times, it takes sufficient evidence or a prolonged investigation, so be patient and keep a watchful, yet inconspicuous eye on suspicious neighbors, he said. Anyone that suspects ongoing drug activity in Kent should contact the Portage County …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Stow Police Department.
A 15-year-old Kent Roosevelt High School student called Stow Police because he went to the Stow-Munroe Falls High School to buy drugs, but was robbed instead. According to the report, the youth went to the high school July 31 around 4 p.m. to buy $60 worth of marijuana from someone he knew at the tennis courts. But, the deal did not go as planned. Instead, police said when the suspect pulled up, he took the teen’s $80 and drove off with it. The youth gave police a description of the car. Theft is a first-degree misdemeanor and trafficking marijuana is a fourth-degree felony in this situation.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Joshua B. Tipton of Stow was sentenced to the mandatory prison time.
Joshua B. Tipton, 27, of Stow, was sentenced to six years in prison and to pay a $10,000 fine after being found guilty of making methamphetamines near a Kent school this winter. "Your honor, I maintain I’m innocent of these charges other than being in the paddy wagon,” Tipton was reported saying in a Record Courier story. “I’m innocent, sir.” Read more about the two-day trial, like how Tipton plans to appeal the decision, in the full Record Courier story. Lori L. Claeys, 37, of Echo Valley Drive in Stow, was also arrested for making methamphetamine in the Kent house less than two blocks from Holden Elementary School. Claeys, Tipton and Kenneth J. Brewster, 45, of Kent were arrested Dec. 14 at 319 W. Elm St. after a joint investigation …